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Forest Neighbourhood Council (FNC)

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Bike thefts

Criminal stealing bicycle
Criminal stealing bicycle

Following a number of recent garage break-ins and bike thefts, Neighbourhood Wardens, Lucy and Alison, will be at Horsham Skate Park on Wednesday 5th of August at 2.0 pm to mark bikes and scooters with UV marker pens.

This may not stop any thefts but can help to identify stolen items and reunite them with their owners. Keep your bikes, scooters, skateboards etc secure to avoid the heartbreak of losing them.

They are planning to be there for roughly 30 minutes but if demand is greater, will stay for longer.

If people can’t make this time, they can email the joint account address (Horsham.NeighbourhoodWardens@horsham.gov.uk) to arrange a more suitable time to meet. They will be following social distancing guidance and will have PPE to make sure everyone attending is safe.

Council meeting notes - July

LOCAL CYCLING AND WALKING INITIATIVE PLAN – referred to as LCWIP

District Councillor Peter Burgess spoke about this Plan and the draft is due to be circulated in the next days.

It is hoped that this document will be available to all members of the public and there will be the opportunity to comment.

In the meantime, work will shortly start in the vicinity of Bishopric/Sainsbury’s roundabout. One lane on either side will be closed to vehicles other than cyclists. This temporary change is being funded by Central Government.

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HIGHWAYS

Forest Neighbourhood Councillors continue to be extremely disappointed at the standard of pothole repair in St. Leonard’s Road. Whilst WSCC Highways say that the repairs are acceptable, this Council is challenging a contract that allows this standard of work.

We continue to press for the road to be resurfaced. It has been on WSCC Highways list since 2013 but unfortunately is always “usurped” by a road that is considered to be in more urgent need of work.

NOTICEBOARDS

We are currently repairing the two Noticeboards that we use – New Street and North Street Subway entrance.

Next Council Meeting

Monday 17th August 2020 at 7.30 pm

Until otherwise advised, future meetings will be taking place using the Conference Call system. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us by mail or email. We have every intention of carrying out our roles as much as possible!

IMPORTANT: Members of the public are usually welcomed at Neighbourhood Council Meetings which are held on the third Monday of each month (but usually the second Monday in December) in the Salvation Army Hall, Booth Way. However, due to the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 virus, we have had to make other arrangements.

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Forest Neighbourhood Council Membership

Vacancies

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.

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