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Our Town, Our Vision, Our Plan! The three neighbourhood councils, Denne, Forest and Trafalgar have joined together as “Horsham Blueprint” to lead on the creation of a Neighbourhood Forum to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the unparished area of our town. Everybody who lives, works or carries on business in the unparished area is invited […]

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Horsham Car Parking Charges

by Frances Haigh on 5 July, 2013

I welcome the West Street Enhancement Project as it is an opportunity to give West Street a much needed face-lift. There have been sterling efforts to improve the town, especially by the town centre manager promoting events such as Piazza Italia and by Horsham Markets attracting local producers. I hope that some of the traders […]

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If you go down to Leechpool Woods today…

by Frances Haigh on 8 June, 2013

…this is what you would find…….. We went back with gloves and bin bags to clear it all up. Then off to Hop Oast to get rid of all the vodka bottles, beer cans and crisp packets. Please look after our open spaces and follow the Countryside Code. And if you are a parent, teach […]

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Police Commissioner nominates a £45,000 pa Deputy

by Frances Haigh on 1 February, 2013

Sussex Police Commissioner (annual salary £85,000), Katy Bourne, has nominated fellow Conservative Steve Waight, the former Chairman of the abolished Police Authority to be her Deputy at a salary of £45,000 a year. Steve Waight failed to get on to the Conservative Party short-list for their members to choose their preferred candidate for the post. […]

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Shelter Update

by Frances Haigh on 8 January, 2013

Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, has found a 60 per cent rise in people struggling to pay their rent or mortgage in the last 12 months. As a result, almost a million people turned to a payday loan to help pay for their housing. These results reveal the spiral of debt that people are […]

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Happy New Year!

by Frances Haigh on 31 December, 2012

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year! Your local Lib Dem team will be working as hard as ever on your behalf in 2013, and if you have a problem where we could help, do get in touch. If we have helped you and you would like to do something in return, then […]

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Grit Bins

by Frances Haigh on 14 December, 2012

The very cold weather so early in the winter has brought lots of requests for grit bins. There was funding for six grit bins across the unparished area and these have all been allocated. If any areas are in need of a grit bin, the only option now is for one to be funded by […]

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Christmas Day

by Frances Haigh on 14 December, 2012

Many of you will be aware that the Salvation Army usually provide a Christmas Day gathering for those who might otherwise be on their own at Christmas. Unfortunately, this year they are unable to do so. This being Horsham, others have stepped forward to fill the gap! For anyone over 50, Age UK Horsham District […]

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Winter Weather

by Frances Haigh on 8 December, 2012

This week has seen the first snow flurries and some low temperatures, and forecasters are predicting that this will return with a vengence in the next few days. Advice about how to prepare for winter is on the HDC web site. If temperatures drop, please check on your elderly or disabled neighbours and make sure […]

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Empty Homes Week

by Frances Haigh on 1 December, 2012

This week has been Empty Homes Week. It is a real scandal that when so many people want a home to live in, the previous Labour government let numbers of empty homes rocket upwards. Thanks to Lib Dem pressure the government has been working hard on turning this round and filling empty homes. Lib Dem […]

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