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MP backs rail cafe owner's call for strike compensation

28 February 2017

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has given his backing to a station cafe owner’s call for compensation for losses caused by the rail strikes.


MP supports Bill to limit union strike action

24 January 2017

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert voted in the Commons today (Tuesday 24 January) for measures to limit unreasonable industrial action on critical national services.


MP demands new action to tackle rail disruption

16 November 2016

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for new action to deal with the ongoing disruption of local rail services.


MP calls on rail unions to drop "selfish and disruptive" industrial action

9 August 2016

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed news that the RMT have now called off their strike for Thursday and Friday and agreed to enter into talks with GTR/Southern at ACAS again saying: "In my view, the unions should drop their selfish and disruptive action altogether and reach a sensible agreement with the company."


MP: unions must not escape blame for Southern rail disruption

18 July 2016

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has said that the rail unions must not escape blame for the serious disruption to Southern Rail services over recent weeks.


Minister pledges to hold rail companies to account for poor service

10 May 2016

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed a commitment from the Rail Minister to hold rail companies to account following another week of service disruption to local trains.


MP demands accountability for rail failures

30 March 2016

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has written to the Rail Minister to ask her to clarify what sanctions are available to ensure that Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railways are held to account for their failure to deliver acceptable standards of performance.


MP: Southern must improve rail service immediately or lose franchise

21 December 2015

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for Southern and Thameslink to be stripped of their rail franchise unless they show immediate improvement.


MP says that Southern Railway should "hang its head in shame"

13 July 2015

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has said that Southern Railway should "hang its head in shame" after being rated the worst performing train company in the country by passengers.


Rail Minister slams "inexcusable" Southern delays and disruption

29 May 2015

The Rail Minister has pledged action to improve Southern train services, saying that at times delays and disruption were “simply inexcusable”.


Nick Herbert welcomes new cycle path

27 April 2015

Nick Herbert visited Walberton on Friday (24 April) to see a new cycle path under construction which will provide a safe link between Barnham railway station and Slindon Woods.


Coneyhurst group tell Nick that Gatwick noise is still an issue

23 March 2015

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert, and Conservative candidate for Horsham, Jeremy Quin, met members of the Coneyhurst Concern Group to hear the latest on Gatwick flightpath noise on Friday (20 March).


MP meets Brighton line passenger groups

4 February 2015

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert met with Brighton line passenger representatives on Friday (23 January) to discuss local rail services.


Rail companies pledge action after MPs demand improvements

4 February 2015

Rail companies have pledged to improve performance on the Brighton line after MPs complained to Ministers about the deteriorating standard of service.


MP takes rail concerns to Minister

14 January 2015

The Government has demanded that rail services in Sussex must improve after an MP raised his concerns last week.


MP urges county councillors to reject Gatwick second runway

13 January 2015

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has urged West Sussex county councillors to reject the plans for a second runway at Gatwick, calling it an unsustainable proposal that will damage our villages, towns and countryside.


MP appointed President of rail users group

28 October 2014

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has been appointed President of the West Sussex Rail Users Association (WSRUA).


MP raises concern over Gatwick expansion

2 September 2014

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has raised further concerns over aircraft noise from Gatwick after the Airports Commission today (2 September) ruled out a new airport in the Thames Estuary.   


MP raises Gatwick flight concerns

8 July 2014

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has raised concerns about aircraft noise over Downland villages resulting from a trial flight path from Gatwick.


MP supports Storrington's Low Emission Zone trial

20 May 2014

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined a public information drop-in event about a Low Emission Zone trial in Storrington on Friday (16 May).  The trial is about to start in the village and will run for the next year.


MP objects to Farnborough air space proposals

14 May 2014

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has warned that proposals to expand airspace at Farnborough Airport would have a "devastating" impact on the Southdown Gliding Club.


MP urges train chord solution

17 February 2014

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has renewed his call for Network Rail to consider an 'Arundel Chord' which would provide rail users with an alternative route on the Arun Valley line when the Brighton mainline is closed.


MP sees cycle hire project in Hassocks

28 October 2013

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited Hassocks Community Cycle Hire on Friday (25 October) to see how they are encouraging cycling in the South Downs National Park.


Transport Minister confirms A27 upgrade on agenda

23 September 2013

Essential upgrades to the A27 were brought a step closer when the Transport Minister visited Storrington last Wednesday (18 September) to see problems of traffic in the village and discuss the need to tackle congestion on the coastal highway.


MP at opening of new Hassocks station

8 July 2013

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert attended the opening of the new railway station building at Hassocks on Friday (5 July).


MP welcomes Government support for A27 upgrades

27 June 2013

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed a Government announcement of a feasibility study into the A27 corridor, including the problems at Arundel and Worthing, and funding to upgrade the Chichester by-pass.


MP calls for "concerted push" on A27 upgrade

12 March 2013

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for "a concerted push" for a major strategic upgrade of the whole of the A27 in West Sussex.


MP calls for new measures to ensure local infrastructure

17 December 2012

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for new measures to ensure that there is adequate local infrastructure to support new housing.


Nick Herbert meets airline to discuss environmental issues

16 March 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited Gatwick Airport to hear about Virgin Atlantic’s plans to make its business more environmentally sustainable.


MPs demand urgent improvement from train operator

1 February 2010
West Sussex MPs Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs) and Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex) have demanded an urgent improvement to the service provided by train operator First Capital Connect (FCC).


MP backs study into "Arundel chord" rail scheme

19 January 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert is calling on Network Rail and Southern to give “proper consideration” to a new scheme that would benefit rail passengers in West Sussex.


Nick Herbert visits Wey and Arun Canal

22 June 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert paid a visit to the Wey and Arun Canal on Friday morning (19 June) to see how parts of the historic waterway are being brought back into use.


Southern Rail Chief agrees to review train cancellation policy

3 March 2009
The Managing Director of Southern Railway, Chris Burchell, has agreed to review the company's policy of cancelling stops on trains running down the Arun Valley line from Horsham.


Nick Herbert takes passenger complaints to Southern rail chief

3 February 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert is to meet Southern rail chief Chris Burchell this week to discuss complaints from Arun Valley commuters about a deterioration in the service.


Rail passengers "justifiably angry" over Arun Valley service

8 January 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has taken up the concerns of rail passengers using stations along the Arun Valley who complain that the service has deteriorated.


Nick Herbert hands over keys for new community minibus

24 November 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert was in Walberton on Saturday morning (22 November) to hand over the keys to a new community minibus which will serve the villages of Aldingbourne, Barnham, Eastergate, Walberton and Yapton.


Public Forum on Local Transport

17 November 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert was in Storrington on Friday 24 October to take part in a public debate about local transport.


Closure of A27 at Arundel Railway Bridge

23 August 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called on the Highways Agency to review their plans to close the Arundel Railway Bridge while refurbishment work is carried out during the autumn.


Nick Herbert welcomes funding for Hassocks station improvement

4 February 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed the announcement on Thursday (31 January) that Hassocks Railway Station will be made more accessible to passengers.


Nick Herbert expresses concern over new Arun Valley rail timetable

10 December 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has expressed concern over the introduction of a new timetable by Southern which has increased travel times for passengers in the Arun Valley.


Nick Herbert receives update on local transport issues

26 November 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert met with Lt Col Tex Pemberton at West Sussex County Council on Friday to discuss local transport issues.


Nick Herbert hears village concerns about post offices & noisy motorbikes

17 July 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert attended a public meeting in Bury village hall on Friday to hear local concerns about motorcycle noise on roads and the future of rural post offices.


MPs team up to raise A272 concerns

15 May 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert and Horsham MP Francis Maude have met with local residents to hear their concerns about traffic on the A272.


Nick Herbert presses for action against racing bikers on Bury Hill

30 April 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for new action against motorcyclists racing on Bury Hill, which he described as “like being at the TT races every Sunday morning”.


Nick Herbert welcomes action on train horns

3 April 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed new rail industry guidelines on the use of train horns at footpath crossings.


Nick Herbert opposes cuts in subsidy for church school transport

12 March 2007
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has urged County Council leaders to “think long and hard” before deciding to cut the subsidy for transport to church schools in West Sussex.


Nick Herbert welcomes train horn recommendations

19 December 2006
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed the recommendations of a rail industry Steering Group to help solve the problem of excessive noise from train horns.


Nick Herbert expresses frustration at lack of progress on bypass

31 October 2006
Commenting on the Regional Transport Board’s confirmation of its priorities for transport in the South East between 2011 and 2016, including the scheme for an Arundel bypass, Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert, said:


Rail Minister agrees to press industry on train horn noise

23 October 2006
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert is hopeful that action will be taken to deal with train horn noise after the Rail Minister told MPs last week that they were pushing at “an open door” on the issue.


Nick Herbert takes up train horn noise with Network Rail Chief Executive

31 January 2006
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert is holding open meetings for the public across his constituency over the next three months.


MPs call on Government to end delay to A27 improvements

13 December 2005
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called on the Government to end the delay of vital upgrades to the A27 at Arundel, Worthing and Chichester.


Network Rail offers solution to loud train horns

30 September 2005
Network Rail has come forward with a potential solution to reduce train horn noise after a meeting with local residents in the Arun valley.


Nick Herbert calls for A27 campaign as Minister reveals new delay to bypass

13 September 2005
The Government has revealed that a decision on the A27 Arundel bypass has been delayed until next year, prompting local MP Nick Herbert to call for a public campaign to improve the heavily congested road.


Nick Herbert demands action over train horn noise

26 August 2005
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has requested a meeting with the Managing Director of Southern Rail to discuss the use of loud train horns in the Arun valley.


Nick Herbert calls for green lane protection

6 July 2005
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for the speedier protection of green lanes from use by 4x4 vehicles and motorbikes.


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Wheel clampers

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First Capital Connect

29 January 2010


Weather, December 2009

24 December 2009


Greenpower

23 October 2009


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Adjournment Debate: Ford Eco-Town

18 March 2009


Heathrow

29 January 2009


Trains

9 January 2009


Local Transport

30 October 2008


Parliament is back

11 October 2007


Regional Assemblies

20 July 2007


Local Government Finance Settlements

30 November 2006


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