Briefly . . .
Forest Neighbourhood Council (FNC)
represents the views of residents by acting as a channel for consultation with the County and District Councils and other community bodies
Your Neighbourhood Wardens
The newly appointed Neighbourhood Wardens began their duties at the beginning of August.
As an integral part of the Community Safety Unit the Neighbourhood Wardens work with all sections of the community from elderly and/or vulnerable people through to young people and businesses to find solutions to problems whilst promoting community cohesion and resilience.
Their main objective is to assist the community. They are not replacements for the police, nor an emergency or response team and they are not parking wardens.
October meeting notes
REDUNDANT TELEPHONE BOXES
Forest Neighbourhood Council is trying to get these removed as they are an eyesore but not necessarily a health hazard. The problem is ownership – land versus telephone box - although we are certain that in the end it will become BT responsibility.
Residents are complaining that often the dog bins are overflowing. However, we know that these bins are being emptied on a weekly basis and it is unlikely that HDC will add to the rota. We are supporting the idea to have a further bin installed in Depot Road, close to Millais School.
REFUSE PERMIT SCHEME
Horsham District Council has asked us to advertise the new scheme at Hop Oast Household Waste Recycling Site which now requires drivers of vans, pick-ups and single axle trailers to hold a permit to use the site.
JUNCTION OF BENNETTS ROAD AND ELM GROVE
Saxon Weald is proposing to pull down two properties at this junction and using the vacant area to build up to 21 new affordable homes.
There will be an Open Meeting on 1st November from 3.00-7.00 p.m. in St. Leonard’s Church Hall to show the proposal.
UPDATE ON NEW STREET
Following our resident survey, the application for a speed limit reduction was submitted, acknowledged and accepted. The current situation seems to be that Highways is currently collecting speed data but the project is not being listed in the 2018/2019 list of works.
As and when we receive information, those residents who have asked for e-mail updates will be advised.
Forest Neighbourhood Council Membership
We have councillor vacancies and will welcome enquiries about the councillor role from residents within the Forest Neighbourhood.
Whilst we are a non-statutory council, we are a voice for local matters and liaise with Horsham District Council.
Next Council Meeting
Monday 19th November 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Salvation Army Hall, Booth Way
Members of the public are always welcomed at Neighbourhood Council Meetings which are held on the third Monday of each month (but the second Monday in December)
MINUTES OF MEETINGS
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