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
Online Cookery Course - Horsham Wellbeing
Join the NourishEd Team on Zoom for a free, interactive, online community cookery course.
We supply a shopping list, you set up your kitchen and ingredients and then join in.
Each session lasts 2 hours and across 6 weeks you will learn to cook simple yet delicious dishes that are healthy and budget-friendly whilst growing your knowledge around healthy eating.
Exclusively for Horsham Residents.
Notes from Council meeting in February 2021
THE LOCAL PLAN
Forest Neighbourhood Council has written to Horsham District Council Strategic Planning Department to ask that Rookwood is not in the draft document. Across the three neighbourhoods, there is strong opposition to the Rookwood proposal.
FNC Councillors believe there are too many questions that need to be answered before a non-reversible decision is made. A letter has been sent and can be read here.
A dog bin should be positioned soon.
Neighbourhood and District Councillors are aware that, due to historical drainage problems and the recent weather, walking on the Bridleway is difficult and are contacting WSCC Officers.
WSCC continues to trial this dedicated web page for notifications.
HGV VEHICLES IN NEW STREET
We know there have been incidents when HGV vehicles are travelling along New Street. This may relate to the Paige Court development and, if so, we can refer to the Construction Access Plan.
If you see HGV vehicles in New Street and are able, please take a photograph and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Although not as good as having a back-up photo, we can also keep a log of details.
WEST SUSSEX FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE
It is confirmed that the new fire service training centre and fire station will be built at Highwood.
THE SHELLEY MEMORIAL
FNC recently attended a Zoom Meeting regarding The Shelley Memorial initiative. This is moving “at pace” and it is likely that the sculpture will be placed in Horsham Park, in the vicinity of the pond.
Next Council Meeting
Monday 15th March 2021 at 7.30 pm
Until otherwise advised, future meetings will be taking place using Zoom video communication 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.
MINUTES OF MEETINGS
Click the button to view minutes of recent meetings
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.