In this edition we are sharing articles which highlight our services for local residents and businesses and how we continue to adapt them as a result of the pandemic.
We're really pleased to announce the re-opening of our much loved Museum and Art Gallery and The Capitol, and share our exciting new recycling collections of small electricals, textiles and batteries with you.
Plus, we bring highlights of the great progress we are making in reducing our carbon footprint and tips for how you can get involved in creating a better local environment.
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Summer 2021 articles
Welcome to the Summer 2021 edition
An introduction to the Summer 2021 edition from Councillor Paul Clarke, Leader of Horsham District Council
Meet our community climate game changers
How local community groups are using our Community Climate Fund grants to reduce carbon levels and improve the environment
Reducing the carbon footprint of our vehicles and buildings
We're tackling carbon emissions with remoulded tyres, vegetable oil fuel and energy efficiency grants
Letting nature take the lead
How we're working with local communities and landowners to create networks of land that are protected and enhanced to nurture wildlife
Horsham Museum & Art Gallery gets ready for re-opening
The museum is almost ready for reopening. Here's what to expect as we welcome you back
Lottery triumphs in boosting vital funds for local good causes
We talk to Horsham children’s charity Springboard about how our lottery has benefited them
Rebuilding a stronger district economy
Our economic development focus is firmly on building economic recovery. Here are three projects in place to help new and existing local businesses
Jobs and support for local people
How our In2Work service, new Y-Wish Youth Hub and WISH Outreach project are all supporting local jobhunters
Want to feel happier? Try volunteering
Volunteers have played a huge part in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how you can volunteer and make a difference in your community
Time to celebrate The Capitol's history
This year marks a special anniversary for Horsham’s much loved community arts venue: it’s 85 years since it opened as a cinema in 1936.
Welcome aboard our new look Mobile Community Hub
Look out for the newly refurbished Mobile Community Hub now it's back on the road, providing advice and resources for young people
Giving young people a voice
Discover how our we are working to engage with younger people and give them opportunities to have their voices heard
Creating healthier habits
Find out about our free Weight off Workshops (WOW)
New recycling schemes aim to save hundreds of tonnes of waste
Recycle your unwanted textiles, electricals and batteries with our new kerbside collection schemes
Look out for our new Reuse Hub
Residents will be able to donate decent, unwanted furniture to the Hub from summer 2021
Improved car parking for our District
Residents in Henfield can now benefit from two car parks that have recently undergone extensive improvements
Thinking about a home office?
A straightforward guide from our Planning team on all you need to know if you want to build an office
Celebrating our parks and open spaces
During the various lockdowns we have all learned to value our parks and open spaces which have become essential for exercise and wellbeing
Congratulations to Chesworth Farm!
We have received some very exciting news for nature conservation in the Horsham District
Rare sighting at Reserve
During the spring months, there was much excitement at Warnham Local Nature Reserve as a Little Bunting was spotted in the Bullfinch hide
Overwhelming support for Public Spaces Protection Order
Over the last three years the PSPO has proved itself a vital tool in tackling anti-social behaviour issues and improving public spaces
Tackling anti-social behaviour in Horsham District
Find out how we are working with partners to address anti-social behaviour across our District
So, how are you?
The last year has been challenging for many. Find help available for people who are struggling with their mental health
How our Community Link service helps Sarah
Our Lifeline Unit and Fall detector help Sarah stay independent in her own home to care for her young family
Horsham District Local Plan timetable update
The revised Local Plan is set to be published in a document known as the Regulation 19 Local Plan
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