As from today, there is a full daily bus service from the Dyke to central Brighton. Buses run (roughly) every 45 minutes and National Trust members can park up there for free. Here’s the timetable [PDF]. The service reverts to weekends only in mid-September.
The controversial sale of two key downland sites has been dropped in the face of fierce public opposition. A Brighton and Hove City Council spokeswoman said: “After reviewing the situation, a cross party Policy Review Panel has taken the view that the sites at Poynings* and Plumpton should not be sold at this time.”
*The foot-slope field of the Devil’s Dyke estate.
Police are investigating an assault on a young woman on Sunday 19th June. She was in the local area (local enough for the police to come knocking on Fulking doors yesterday) from 9:30pm to 00:30am that day. If you spoke to her, or saw or heard anything that evening that might be relevant, please contact Sussex Police by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 101, quoting reference 1557 19/06/2016.
Sergeant Mike Butler
Crawley Police Station
Update July 2nd: there is much more information about this incident in The Argus.