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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Notes from Council meeting in April 2021
THE LOCAL PLAN – ROOKWOOD
Forest Neighbourhood Council has been told that District Councillors and HDC Strategic Planning have been receiving high numbers of objections by email about the Buck Barn and Adversane planning proposals.
A Petition against the Rookwood development has now been delivered to HDC. It is suggested that anyone who continues to object, should now write separately to the District Councillors and Strategic Planning.
THE SHELLEY MEMORIAL
In principle, FNC supports the initiative for a memorial to be erected in Horsham Town.
Forest Neighbourhood Council continues to press for potholes to be repaired in our Neighbourhood, especially in St. Leonard’s Road. FNC is also concerned at the standard of work and often filled potholes disintegrate within weeks of repair. This is to be referenced again after the County Council Elections on 6th May.
Separately, FNC has referred the failing road surface in Orchard Road/Bethune Road/Oakhill Road to WSCC Highways Department.
This WSCC website is where members of the public can report road and pavement matters, for example overgrown hedges and potholes.
ANNUAL RIVERSIDE WALK
Please note that this is scheduled for 11th September. More details at: www.horsham.community
FRIENDS OF CHESWORTH FARM
Please note that the AGM is to be held on zoom on Monday 26th April 2021. Friends of Chesworth Farm are keen to have more committee members.
There is unease about the latest changes to waste recycling and FNC has received an e mail reply confirming that this is for a trial period.
EARLY HELP SCHEME
Forest Neighbourhood Council will be responding to the Early Help Scheme Consultation Document and if adopted, will almost certainly lead to the closure of this Neighbourhood’s Family Centre.
FNC supports WSCC in its aim to address the needs of the most vulnerable but it does not agree with the proposed Scheme that will end early help group work and universal access events.
It also believes that Family Centres have an important role in offering social support.
LITTER AND FLY TIPPING
Clearing litter from roadsides costs local taxpayers around £100,000 a year.
If you spot littering or fly tipping, please report it on this website or by calling 01403 733144. Please supply the Council with camera stills or video if you have it.
ILLEGAL DRUG ACTIVITY
We have received reports that there is drug dealing in the vicinity of New Street.
The Police Community Support Officer and Neighbourhood Warden have been advised and are increasing their patrols in the area. Please report any suspicious behaviour to them.
BRITISH SPRING CLEAN Dates: 23rd May – 13th June.
HDC is supporting this initiative and can supply equipment and advice. See the KBT website
FUTURE FOREST NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNCIL MEETINGS
The May and June Meeting will continue to be held via Zoom. If you would like to join a Meeting as a member of public, please contact The Clerk for an invitation. firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Council Meeting
Monday 17th May 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 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 have had to use Zoom. If you would like to join a meeting as a member of public, please contact The Clerk for an invitation. Email: email@example.com
MINUTES OF MEETINGS
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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.