Forest Neighbourhood Council (FNC)

– representing the views of residents of Forest Ward (map)
– acting as a channel for consultation with the County and District Councils and other community bodies

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Notes from Council meeting in July 2022


The amendment for the creation of the artificial pitch was received although there appeared to be irregularities, especially relating to the opening hours. FNC submitted its response within the schedule and referred to the opening hours and again the pitch’s placement within the school grounds.

Residents are concerned about the impact on their amenities.


It is understood that Tanyard Close is to be considered within the controlled parking zone review but FNC has been advised that WSCC will not extend the zone any further than one road from the current plan.

There is some suggestion that a further zone might be considered but this has not been confirmed.


You may be aware that an application was submitted to HDC Planning for a 5G Mast to be placed in Brighton Road on the corner of Tanyard Close. Forest Neighbourhood Councillors considered that this place was wholly inappropriate and have strongly objected.

We are pleased to advise that HDC Planning has refused this application. FNC realises that other applications are likely to come forward and is requesting an HDC Policy that it can refer to – if need be.


Many residents are concerned at the way in which City Fibre operatives are “reinstating” verges. We understand that WSCC Highways Compliance Officer has asked for a meeting and will state that the level of work is unacceptable. FNC will be kept updated.

Next Council Meeting

Monday 15th August 2022 at 7.30 pm at the Salvation Army Hall.

Members of the public are always welcome to attend.


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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.