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 October 2021

LOCAL PLAN and WATER NEUTRALITY

Natural England has set out its concerns about the impact of new development on water abstraction and the effect this is having on protected habitats.

As Natural England is a legal body, HDC is seeking legal advice and is pausing some decision making until it knows the full implications of Natural England’s Position Statement.

We understand that HDC Councillors will meet on 26th October for an update at which time we may be told the future time scale for the Local Plan.

The definition of water neutrality is: “for every new development, the predicted increase in total water demand in the region due to the development should be offset by reducing demand in the existing community”

HORSHAM BLUEPRINT

The Neighbourhood Plan is now ready for the Referendum, and this should take place early 2022.

VICTORIA STREET SINGLE LINE MARKINGS

An application for a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will now go ahead.

WASTE RE-CYCLING

There is to be no change to the current waste re-cycling arrangements and so the booking system in Horsham Town will continue. The comments relating to being unable to book a same-day slot is a IT issue that is to be addressed.

SPEEDWATCH

More volunteers are needed for Forest Neighbourhood area.

STREETSAFE

StreetSafe is an online, pilot service for anyone to anonymously tell police about public places where they have felt or feel unsafe because of environmental issues, e.g. street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, e.g. being followed or verbally abused.

Please note: StreetSafe is not for reporting crime or incidents.

WARNHAM NATURE RESERVE

Although not in Forest Neighbourhood area, the new Hub at Warnham Nature Reserve opened on the 25th October. A visit is highly recommended.

Next Council Meeting

Monday 15th November 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

Click the button to view minutes of recent meetings

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.