Horsham Riverside Walk 2021

The committee of the Horsham Riverside Walk are organising a Celebration Walk to mark coming out olockdown. This is scheduled to take place at 10.00 am on Saturday 11th September, 2021.

The hope is that families and friends (and their dogs) will want to take part in the Walk, which will start and finish at New House Farm, in Old Crawley Road, where the owner has been very helpful in offering car parking facilities. The farm is very conveniently on the route of the 13-mile circular Walk around the town.

The Celebration Walk will be walked in a clockwise direction and as not everyone will walk the total length, to help a free mini bus will wait at agreed points to transport walkers back to the car park.

The walk is of course subject to any Government advice and COVID restrictions that may apply at the time.

The route of the Riverside Walk is open all year round and a great many residents have been using parts of it for their permitted exercise during lockdown, enjoying the scenery, nature and fresh air. Maps and information can be found on www.horsham.community/riverside-walk/

Horsham Neighbourhood Councils stand together in opposition to redevelopment of Rookwood

The three neighbourhood councils covering the unparished area of Horsham Town – Trafalgar, Denne and Forest – have issued a joint statement outlining their opposition to the final version of Horsham District Council’s proposal for closing Rookwood Golf Course and redeveloping the site. You can read the statement below:

Trafalgar response to final Rookwood proposal

The final version of the major redevelopment proposal for Rookwood Golf Course – part of the draft Horsham District Local Plan – is currently under discussion and consultation with stakeholder groups, including the three neighbourhood councils.

It is regrettable that Horsham District Council (HDC) has not taken the opportunity over the last twelve months to consult directly with the public. Horsham Trafalgar Neighbourhood Council (HTNC) has attempted to fill this vacuum by representing the views of our residents, many of whom have been in touch with us to voice their concerns and objections to this scheme. It is worthy of note that amongst the dozens of comments and enquiries HTNC has received from both within the neighbourhood and the surrounding area, not one of them has displayed even a hint of support for this proposal.

HTNC have communicated our views and those of our residents to HDC on a number of occasions since our initial objection on 30th March 2020, and we continue to do so. You can read below our latest submission to the Deputy Leader of HDC and Cabinet Member for Leisure & Culture, Cllr Jonathan Chowen (Cowfold, West Grinstead & Shermanbury), who is responsible for the promotion of the scheme: