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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

January meeting notes


Two Wardens have been appointed by Horsham District Council to carry out wardenship roles within the unparished area of Horsham Town. These appointments are on a trial basis and are being funded through the Special Charge. We are waiting to receive a copy of the job description.


There are health and safety issues at Ayshe Court Lakes, specifically where the paths are sloping and trees have fallen. Current ownership of the Lakes is not known and for many reasons is unlikely to ever be ascertained. For this reason and purely on health and safety grounds, HDC is intending to carry out these works in the near future.


The temporary road repairs were poorly carried out and WSCC Highways asked the Contractor to return to improve the condition. We are hoping that the repair is still being described as “temporary” as we consider the work is substandard.


In common with many Horsham residents, Forest Neighbourhood Councillors were concerned to see homeless people living on the streets and this was an especially sad situation over Christmas.

However, we have received a detailed reply to our concerns from Horsham District Council Head of Housing and we were extremely encouraged to read that HDC works with Horsham Churches Together to offer night accommodation and at this time, if a homeless person wishes to have shelter, there is room.

If people are concerned about someone sleeping rough in England or Wales, they can highlight them using the StreetLink website:

Locally, the details provided are sent to the council’s Homeless Outreach team to help us to locate the individual and connect them to support. This service is available throughout the Horsham District.

Forest Neighbourhood Council continues to discuss the need for affordable and social housing in our neighbourhood.

Forest Neighbourhood Council Membership


We continue to have 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 February 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)


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