About . . . Our Neighbourhood

localmapOur area covers approximately half of Horsham town, east of the railway line and south of Redkiln Way.

Two primary, two secondary schools and a variety of housing types and ages occupy about 60% of our Neighbourhood. There is also a school for pupils with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. The 2011 Census recorded 1,533 dwellings and 3,682 people living in this area.

Other buildings in the Neighbourhood include places of worship and many businesses including local shops, a garden centre, three public houses and two industrial estates.

The other 40% is mainly composed of fields, woods and open areas, which include a Nature Reserve, a football ground, a recreation ground and several groups of allotments.

A section of the Horsham Riverside Walk, follows the River Arun which, with some of its tributaries, forms part of the southern boundary.

Our boundary is shown on this small map. Another version of the map with much more detail is also available. (pdf - 2MB)

About . . . the Neighbourhood Council

Horsham signThe three Neighbourhood Councils in Horsham town, Denne, Forest and Trafalgar were formed in 1976. Their function is to represent "unparished" residents as there is no town or parish council.

We deal with a wide range of issues concerning the local area. These include inspecting and commenting on planning applications, in addition to reporting unsatisfactory roads, pavements, verges, local bus services, road signs and street lights. We are also involved with local strategic planning consultations and initiatives like Horsham in Bloom and Horsham Blueprint.

Representatives of both Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council regularly attend our Council meetings. These are always excellent forums for a useful exchange of information on local issues and concerns.

The council has a legal constitution but does not have any statutory powers or manage any land or property. The Council is funded by money from the Horsham Town Special Charge.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us by e-mail.


The Council is democratically elected and non-political. Every councillor stands as an individual and must live within the FNC boundary

There is a chairperson and up to thirteen councillors who stand for election every four years.

If you are interested in becoming a FNC Councillor, please look at this page. We would like to meet you.

Meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. Dates and venues are publicised in advance and can be found on the front page of this site as well as notice boards in the area.

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