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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
December meeting notes
FOREST NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNCIL VACANCIES
Forest Neighbourhood Council is delighted to welcome a new Councillor. If you would like to become a Councillor or would like further information about what is entailed, please do contact The Clerk by email email@example.com.
Darren Worsfold has recently been appointed as Supervisor. He recently retired from Sussex Police after 30 years’ service.
SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST
HDC and Sussex Wildlife Trust have entered into a partnership to ensure that the District’s natural environment is enhanced and protected so that it remains an attractive place to live, work and visit. It will work to reverse the decline in species and habitats across the District, as well as contribute to tackling and reducing the impacts of climate change.
Seed funding will be available for community groups which will be encouraged to put forward ideas for carbon reduction, climate change etc. and details will shortly follow.
CONFERENCE ON COUNTY LINES AND KNIFE CRIME
Councillors who attended this conference were alarmed and disturbed by what was said.
London gangs are extending their territories and moving into the Home Counties, including the Horsham area.
No-one should think that issues will not happen in Horsham and so anything that is vaguely suspicious should be reported immediately.
Gangs work by encouraging the younger adults to befriend young children (as young as 10 years).
Whilst these young children are often vulnerable, this should not be considered “the norm”.
At a certain point, the young adult will ask the child to do a favour to return the friendship and then he/she becomes the unwitting “drug mule” or “knife carrier”.
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 20th January 2020 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 usually the second Monday in December)
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