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Be a Councillor!

by Frances Haigh on 19 February, 2013

There is always a need for new people to come forward to be councillors, so it was good to see a discussion on Horsham Facebook about whether to stand for office. If you are interested, there is a lot of information and advice from the Local Government Association here. Alternatively, talk to one of the […]

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Car Parking Charges

by Frances Haigh on 9 January, 2013

December’s decision by Conservative-run Horsham District Council to once again raise parking charges, means even greater pressure on parking spaces in residential areas near to the town centre. These areas are already congested and residents have daily battles over parking issues. Parking charges in many car parks are set to increase by 20%, following 25% […]

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Pavillions in the Park

by Frances Haigh on 9 January, 2013

Facebook Horsham has a thread today (Wednesday 9th January) about the state of cleanliness in the Pavillions. The centre is run by DC Leisure who have responsibility for keeping the premises to a high standard of hygiene. This is obviously not being achieved at present. I have referred the matter to the Leisure Officers at […]

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Green Waste Charge

by Frances Haigh on 20 December, 2012

At last night’s Council Meeting, Councillors approved the introduction of an annual charge of £29 for green waste collection. Council funding has been hit hard in recent years and we constantly have to look for ways to save money whilst continuing to deliver essential services. The cost of collection of green waste has been paid […]

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Service Cover at HDC at Christmas

by Frances Haigh on 20 December, 2012

HDC’s opening times over Christmas are shown here. Refuse and recycling collections are changing over the holiday period. Garden waste collections are being suspended and replaced by blue lidded recycling collections. If there should be severe weather conditions during the holiday, please check here for snow and here for flooding. The latter includes links to […]

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Horsham Town Walkabouts

by Frances Haigh on 24 November, 2012

Several times a year, Horsham District Council holds Town Walkabouts. These start at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham Park Ward, and head down into the main town centre in Denne Ward. The walkabouts are a good opportunity to look at the town from a visitor’s point of view, and to make sure that they have […]

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