Cycling in the Carfax

Francis Vernon of HDC Cycling Forum attended our September meeting to give a presentation on Cycling in the Carfax. He outlined the benefits achieved when more people choose to cycle or walk, detailing how, if you can get people doing either of these as part of their everyday life, it improves health benefits immensely and helps deal with carbon emissions and climate change. Details of the proposal can be seen in the attachment below and as members were largely supportive of the concept we look forward to hearing of how the concept develops. We would also welcome feedback from residents.

Summer 2021 Support Sessions for Young People and Parents

There are lots of free drop-in events for young people and parents in Horsham District this summer, organised by the Horsham District Safe and Well Partnership.

Come along to our drop-ins at the Wellbeing Centre in Horsham, look out for our Wardens’ Talking Tents events across the District, and find out more about regular youth group sessions.

Wellbeing Centre drop-ins, Monday 2-Friday 6 August

Offering advice and information for young people in years 7-11, and their parents, plus free stress-buster giveaways!

Horsham District Council staff will be available all week, with specialist staff joining us for the sessions listed below.

The Wellbeing Centre is open 10am-4pm.


A celebration Walk to mark coming out of lockdown is planned to begin at 10.00 am on Saturday 11th September.

We hope that you, your family and friends (and dogs) will be able to join us.

The Walk will start and finish at New House Farm, in Old Crawley Road, where the owner has been very helpful in allowing us to park cars. Conveniently, the farm is on the route of the 13-mile circular Walk around the town. We will be walking the route clockwise.

Open to walkers and runners of all ages, there is no charge to join in. There were 320 participants in 2019, many accompanied by their dogs.

This year, the walk will be led by Jill Shuker, an experienced leader well-known to local walkers. Jill has been an organiser and supporter of the event since 2014.

Not everyone will walk the total length and to help, a free mini bus will wait at agreed points to transport walkers back to the car park.

Those taking part will have an opportunity to donate to the local branch of the charity, Parkinson’s UK.

Please help publicise this event by social media, newsletters, websites, talking to family, friends and workmates.

The event is of course subject to any Covid restrictions that may apply at the time.

To help our planning for the event please send a message, giving the number of people in your party, to or phone 07906 211030.

Of course the route of the Riverside Walk is open all year round and we are pleased that a great many residents have been using it for their allowed exercise during lockdown. Please continue to make use of it and enjoy the scenery, nature and fresh air. Maps and information can be seen on our website page:-