A golden year for the Council

Edition: March 2024

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This year we mark a half century milestone for the Council, which was formed in 1974 when Horsham Urban Council amalgamated with Chanctonbury and Horsham Rural Councils creating Horsham District Council.

In honour of our golden year, we are celebrating the people who help make our District a great place to be.

Nominate a Community Hero

In June our Chairman is hosting a tea party for Community Heroes to thank them for all the amazing things they do to make the Horsham District so special.

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If you know a Community Hero we want to hear about them. Perhaps your postie goes the extra mile, your neighbours are there when you most need them, or you have noticed a special someone looking after your street. From individual impact to people with a tireless drive to serve your community we want to say thank you to the everyday heroes of the District.

Make your nomination using the form at the bottom of this page.

Design our thank you card

We are calling on creative primary-aged children in the District to design a thank you card for our fantastic Community Heroes. Grown-ups can submit entries by sending in a scan or photo of the design which should fit on a sheet of A4 paper along with details of their little artist to: communications@horsham.gov.uk by 1 May 2024.
See full details of the competition

Draw the District

Our half-term activities this May will have a 50th anniversary flavour – look out for creative activities illustrating the District with community art group, Paintbox. See information about our holiday activities online and on the Council's Facebook pages.
Information about our holiday activities
Visit the Council's Facebook page

Friday Lates

We will be looking back over the last 50 years of music for our Friday Lates performances. Dust off your favourite 70s fashion for a special on the 7 June where you can enjoy the sounds of the decade with duo Emma Lindars and Lockie Chapman.
Find out about our Friday Lates events

Dip into our history

Horsham Museum will also be marking the anniversary at our Friday Late on 7 June including music in the garden with duo Soph & Simon and a display of artefacts from the last 50 years. You can also visit the pop-up shop organised by Collyer's students.
See our Museum Events page

Celebrate the 1970s at the Capitol

Not to be left out, The Capitol will be treating us to classic cinema from the 1970s on Sundays in June – look out for showings including The Great Gatsby, Blazing Saddles and The Man with the Golden Gun.
See what's on at The Capitol

Nominate your Community Hero

Nominations for your Community Hero should be made by 1 May.

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