Making a difference
New Street Green
After consulting FNC and other organisations, Horsham in Bloom in conjunction with Horsham District Council secured funds to transform a local green space at the southern end of New Street into a community garden.
A grant from Tesco Bags of Help Programme helped with the landscaping and equipment fitting aspects of the project.
Volunteers to help with the ongoing care of the green are always required and if you would like to get involved please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
New bus shelters
FNC lobbied for new bus shelters in Brighton Road, close to Clarence Court flats and in Elm Grove, near Melksham Close. These were erected in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
New Street Gardens
With support from Forest NC, Horsham District Council, Horsham in Bloom and local residents, the Friends of New Street Garden set about transforming a once unloved and vandalised green space into a pleasant environment that benefits the whole community.
A landscape plan and a various grants enabled action to start with a row of conifers planted to give more privacy to a neighbouring garden.
Smart new railings along the roadside boundary were installed and there is seating where people of all ages can enjoy the surroundings, improved by careful planting and regular working parties.
The area has now matured to become a garden that is used by local residents and groups as a venue for children's story telling sessions, by the local church for carol concerts and open air services and by residents for relaxing.
This Friends Group was successful in obtaining grants for the improvements which were achieved without any cost to the council tax payer.
The completion of the perimeter path has been well received. The floral meadows are re-sown annually, helped by donations from Horsham Forest NC and admired by all.
There may be an opportunity for further improvements to Bennetts Field so if you have any ideas then please contact the Clerk by email.