• FNC responds to Government planning upheaval
• Rookwood plans 'slammed' by FNC
• County reject 20mph limit
• Is your hedge or tree a problem?
• Drive for safety on mobility scooters
Rejection of application for a 20 mph limit in New Street
Originally WSCC Highways planned to introduce the scheme under the County Local Committee approved Community Traffic Order Scheme but the cost of the signs took it over the £3,000 threshold.
WSCC Highways looked at various ways in which to reduce the cost, reducing number of signs and limiting the area, none of which were viable. This meant that it could only be delivered through the Community Highway Scheme Process.
Forest Neighbourhood Council is disappointed that the Scheme will definitely not proceed in this round. This does not mean that the proposal will be shelved and there will be further discussions with Highways.
Prevent your hedges and trees becoming problems
The 'Bird Nesting Season' is officially from February until August. It is recommended that tree and hedge cutting or site clearance should be done outside the nesting season.
However, in reality the nesting period may start before this and extend beyond it, in some cases. Highways officers ask householders to check garden hedges and bushes at this time rather than wait for an official reminder to arrive in the post.
Mobility Scooter Skills and Safety
With the growing number of mobility scooters in use and, sadly, the number of accidents involving these useful little vehicles, FREE Skills & Safety Sessions are now available in Horsham
"We recommend beginners and experienced scooter drivers to take advantage of these sessions to improve their own safety and that of other pavement users. We will have some scooters available for those who do not yet own one.”