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
New Street Area – Traffic Issues
Forest Neighbourhood Council (FNC) have been conducting a survey to try to address the problems experienced by many people in this area with parking, through traffic and traffic speeds.
Following discussions between FNC, local residents and Highway Officers at West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and local County Councillors, a number of possibilities have been suggested.
The survey has now finished. Thanks to the many people who replied and commented. It was resolved at the Forest Neighbourhood Council meeting of 21st May to pursue the introduction of a 20 mph speed limit in New Street.
July meeting notes
Two issues were raised at the meeting concerning inappropriate parking and the fact that this is a pedestrian safety issue. It is illegal to park on double yellow lines at any time and this is especially important in and around schools at the beginning and end of the school day.
There has recently been another incident outside The Forest School where a child was thrown to the ground as a car manoeuvred but fortunately on this occasion it was not a serious accident. Parking and Neighbourhood Wardens will regularly patrol the area in the future. Patrols will also take place in Station Road because lorries and cars are parking on double yellow lines and also in the layby.
AYSHE COURT LAKES
There is an algae forming on the lake water. However, the Environment Agency has now made a site visit and has advised that this is not dangerous.
BRIGHTON ROAD REPAIRS
WSCC Highways has now repaired the part of the road alongside Athelstan Way. However a hole is already reappearing that could be dangerous for cyclists. WSCC Highways is being contacted.
This is a new incentive and on a two year trial basis.
Two wardens, Alison Page and Lucy Hallett, have been appointed and will work in the three neighbourhoods of Horsham Town from the beginning of August.
They are there to assist the community by providing a reassuring, uniformed patrolling presence.
Contact: Alison Page – 07795 051555 Lucy Hallett – 07795 051561
CONTRA FLOW CYCLING
There is currently a consultation about using Barrington Road as a contra cycling route. Forest Neighbourhood Council will be following this consultation and commenting in due course.
HORSHAM REMEMBRANCE GARDEN
Whilst not in the Forest Neighbourhood, residents may be interested to know that improvements to the garden are nearing completion and it is well worth a visit.
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 16th July 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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