Our most conscientious readers will recall that the same stretch of road was closed for much the same reason a couple of years ago: “dripping tap entails nine week road closure”.
An LED speed warning sign will shortly be installed at the entrance to our village on a temporary basis. The aim is to improve safety by reducing speeding as vehicles enter the village, to reinforce our speed limits and to collect average speed data.
It will be moved during the next two weeks and may return later in the year.
For the technically minded, these signs are called Speed Indication Devices and are provided by West Sussex County Council. They display the speed vehicles approach the sign, as well as recording that speed, the date, time and the class of vehicle. No personal data (such as a number plate) is recorded.
Another static caravan is due to be delivered to Market Garden this Friday (29th June) between 14:00 and 17:00. It will be arriving via Poynings Road, so it will travel through the eastern end of the village and the southern part of Clappers Lane. Clappers Lane residents are urged to move their cars elsewhere during that period. More details will be available from a leaflet due to be put through letterboxes in the next couple of days.
This post is of largely academic interest. As local rail users well know, whether or when a train stops at Hassocks is determined by a random number generator, not by a rail timetable. However, the terminally optimistic are welcome to click on the photo of Hassocks Station, above, to access the new batch.
West Sussex County Council is developing a new Bus Strategy which will explore ways in which we can work with bus companies and other partners to help sustain and improve bus services. We would like your views on our proposals for the new strategy and if there is anything else you think we should include. For further information and to take part in the consultation please go to:
or call 01243 642105 to request an information pack. The closing date for your feedback is 6th June 2018.
Diligent readers will recall that Compass Travel withdrew the No. 17 Sunday service on 16th September as the numbers of passengers travelling no longer covered the cost of operation. However, as from 17th September, Sussex Coaches have restored the service following an appeal from Brighton City Council and Brighton Bus Watch. ‘Senior’ and disability bus passes are accepted. Stagecoach continues to operate the route on Monday–Saturday.
Compass Travel 17 Horsham — Brighton: the Sunday service is being withdrawn with effect from 16th September as the numbers of passengers travelling no longer cover the cost of operation. The Monday to Saturday 17 service operated by Stagecoach will continue unchanged.