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Jeremy Quin: Rail Update and Coroners Court Visit

As I write the Rail Unions and Southern Rail are meeting at ACAS.  The number of passengers have increased massively in recent years and they have more than enough issues on the line without strike action on top. 

Jeremy Quin Rail Update 06.12.2016

As the County Times goes to press GTR are in the courts seeking an injunction to prevent the train drivers union, ASLEF, from executing their threat of a series of all out strikes starting from Tuesday, 13th December.  They have already withdrawn “non-contractual” work – the overtime which has al

Jeremy Quin: Supporting Small Business Saturday

This weekend marks the third annual Small Business Saturday.  There 5.4 million small businesses in the UK and time and again consumers say how much they appreciate the individualism, variety and personal connection offered by an independent retailer.  Our local independents are a prominent facto

Jeremy Quin: Maintaining the Peace for Future Generations

On the 11th November, children from Horsham schools gathered at the War Memorial in Carfax.  It was a smaller event than the official marking of Remembrance Sunday two days later - but fitting.  It's for the children of each generation that we strive for peace.

Jeremy Quin: Supporting Horsham's Schools

Last week included three very different school “events”.  It was a very happy celebration in St John”s Church when the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton inducted two new local Headteachers:  Mrs Bono to St John’s Catholic School and Mr Field to St Robert Southwell School.  Probably the most critical

Jeremy Quin: Supporting British Farmers

Saturday saw a good turnout for the “West Grinstead” Ploughing Match.  It dates back to 1871 when the countryside buzzed with innovations in farming and shows were designed not only for competition but education.  They  helped improve the quality of livestock and inspired a new generation with id

Jeeremy Quin: Breakthrough in Tackling Disease

Roald Dahl was born 100 years ago this week.  His books seem be being studied at present in most Horsham primary schools and his stories remain enduringly loved by children.  As he wrote of his character Mathilda’s book reading “she travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in

Jeremy Quin: Horsham's Exam Successes!

No matter how old we are I suspect we can all remember the grim foreboding before receiving notification of public exam results – the culmination point of years of hard work from students, teachers and in many cases, parents. This is no more true than it is of this year’s GCSE students.

Jeremy Quin: National Citizenship Service

Last Friday I was at Millais School to meet a young people who are part of this summer’s National Citizens Service.  All the students were 15-17 and from West Sussex. 

Jeremy Quin: A busy summer so far

South America’s first Olympics were opened in style in Rio.  We wish Team GB the best possible success.  In particular I wish our two local Olympians, Gemma Tattersall (Eventing) and Fiona Bigwood (Dressage) the best of luck in what is the culmination of many years work.