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 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.
December meeting notes
“GOOD BY DESIGN”
Doctor David Holmes and Mr. Philip Ayerst attended to present The Horsham Society document, “Good by Design” and explained that it's aim is to encourage good design, good transport routes and good planning decisions.
As Mr. Ayerst explained, a good design cannot be easily defined or prescribed but most people can agree quite quickly on what is poor design.
Forest Neighbourhood Councillors agree that this document that has been widely researched. Mr. Ayerst said that it has received a “good reception” from Horsham District Council. The aim is for this to be an officially adopted reference document for developers and planning applicants.
ST LEONARDS ROAD - SPEED INDICATOR DEVICE
You may already be aware that a temporary speed indictor device (SID) has been fitted in St. Leonard’s Road.
This is part of a strategy to improve road safety in the area and it is having an immediate effect on reducing driving speeds.
St. Leonard’s Road is well used by both primary and secondary school children and it is hoped that by alerting drivers to the fact that there is a 30 mph speed limit, pedestrian safety will be improved.
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 21st January 2019 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)
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