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


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COVID-19 VIRUS

VACCINATIONS IN SCHOOLS

Following the Government’s announcement, it has been confirmed that all children aged 12-15 years old will be offered a dose of the vaccine at their school.

One dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine will be offered and given by trained NHS staff in the same way vaccines for flu and HPV are administered at school.

get a jab

BOOSTER VACCINATIONS

Will be available to:

Care home residents, health and social care workers, people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk, adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.

protect others

Public Realm Strategy & Design

Horsham District Council hopes to secure government funding to help boost key areas in the town such as the Carfax, Causeway and Albion Way.

Full information on the Planning page

Notes from Council meeting in September 2021

RIVERSIDE WALK – SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

This is now a popular annual event with more than 300 people walking all or part of the route this year. Forest Neighbourhood Council is delighted to contribute towards some of the costs.

WE BUY ANY CAR

Residents in and around Gorings Mead have been concerned that this Company has a “pod” at the YMCA Centre. It seems that, at this time, We Buy Any Car has decided not to continue trading here.

HDC Planning Enforcement is aware of the objections and the problem with the transporter accessing Gorings Mead and this is being monitored.

VICTORIA STREET/NEW STREET/BARRINGTON ROAD

At the early stages, residents were concerned about disruption to car parking in Zones D and E and this Council contacted West Sussex County Council. However, we are pleased to say that the perceived issues have not materialised. The Contractors are successfully minimising the disturbance.

DRAFT TRANSPORT PLAN CONSULTATION 2022-36

West Sussex County Council published this Consultation on 16th July and are asking residents to complete the Questionnaire before 8th October. Forest Neighbourhood Council will be returning its comments.

The Questionnaire is asking for yes/no responses and there is the opportunity to comment on each page.

BY-ELECTION

Following Cllr Godfrey Newman’s resignation due to ill health, there will shortly be a by-election in Forest Ward. Further details will be forwarded as soon as they are known.

BRIDLEWAY 1670 off ARUN WAY

The Contractor, on behalf of West Sussex County Council Rights of Way Department, has now commenced work at this site. This is the second of three scheduled weeks that will see the Bridleway re-aligned to its legal line.

Next Council Meeting

Monday 18th October 2021 at 7.30 pm

It has been agreed that FNC meetings will continue to be held using Zoom for at least the rest of the year and that the December Meeting will take place on 13th December. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us by mail or email.

IMPORTANT: Members of the public are welcomed at Forest Neighbourhood Council meetings usually 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 are using Zoom. If you would like to join a meeting as a member of public, please contact The Clerk for an invitation. Email: fnchorsham@sky.com

MINUTES OF MEETINGS

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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.