Residents invited to share views on Horsham town centre

JPCT 220413 Helena Croft. Photo by Derek Martin
JPCT 220413 Helena Croft. Photo by Derek Martin

Anyone with views on Horsham town centre can speak to a council cabinet member at her latest town century surgery on Thursday July 25.

Local businesses, organisations and residents are invited to come along to one of the surgeries and share their views on the town centre with Helena Croft (Con, Roffey North).

Mrs Croft is leading on developing Horsham District Council’s Town Centre Strategy and actions to build on Horsham town’s success as a place in which time is truly well spent.

If anyone has any thoughts and ideas on how to improve the ‘Horsham Experience’, priorities for its management, or would like to volunteer to get involved with one of the council’s projects and initiatives in partnership with others then they are invited to come along.

The next surgery will take place on Thursday July 25 from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the Hurst Room in Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, in The Causeway.

The remaining surgery dates for 2013 are as follows:

Thursday July 25

Thursday September 26

Thursday November 28

These surgeries fall on the fourth Thursday every other month. Anyone can drop in to the sessions on the day on a first come, first served basis. Issues that were raised at some of the surgeries earlier this year include planning issues on town developments - these were referred to the appropriate officers and, where appropriate, raised with local council members.

Some people who were thinking of opening new businesses went along wanting some background information on which to base their own strategy and they were given information and contacts that they could follow up on.

Problems with pavements and roads were passed to relevant departments at West Sussex County Council and other issues were raised generally about housekeeping in the town centre.

Ten minute appointments can also be requested by contacting Stacey Dickson at Horsham District Council by emailing or call 01403 215263.

A video of Mrs Croft inviting people to the Horsham town centre surgeries can be viewed on HDCYouTube page.