March News Round up


Henfield News


Annual Parish Council Meeting on 1st March

Despite the bad weather the meeting was well attended

Presentation on the Biodiversity and the Local Plan and the future plans of the Parish Council

You can read the notes here


Biodiversity News

Members of SH2030's Biodiversity Group and Henfield Conservation Volunteers worked to plant up a Community Orchard for Henfield including a variety of apples, pears and plums at the Sandpit Field between the Common and Furners Lane.

Thanks to those who donated trees, everyone who advised and helped us in the process. We hope this area will develop into a great resource for the Community and for nature. Great team work from everyone involved.


From Monday 7 March contractors will be working and increasing the planting areas in the High Street in Cooper Way and Bishops Close year round perennials and bee friendly plants

Improvements will be made to the planting outside SETyres and additional planters will be placed in the High Street

This is a joint project with Henfield Community Partnership and Sustainable Henfield 2030


Jubilee Celebrations in Henfield

2 June – Children’s Fun Day

3 June – Concert “70 years of Platinum Hits” with the Brighton Beach Boys

5 June Giant Family Picnic & fancy Dress Contest

Full programme here


West Sussex News

Tackling food waste.

In West Sussex, food waste makes up a staggering 40% of the average household general waste bin. However, up to 70% of that waste can actually be avoided.

Food Waste Action Week takes place from 7 to 13 March and is an excellent time to forge new habits by wasting less while also reducing your food bills.

The West Sussex Waste Partnership is tackling food waste through various trials and initiatives. It is also undertaking trials of separate food waste collections to further reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill.

For more information please see


More Opportunities to meet your Local County Councillor!

West Sussex residents have an opportunity to meet their local County Councillors this March in the second round of County Local Forum sessions, and ask any questions they have on county council-related business.

The County Local Forum sesion for Horsham will be on will be run on Monday 14 March from 7pm to 8pm at County Hall North, Horsham
If you would like to attend your local session or ask a question, you can email or sign up via Eventbrite. Anyone who would like to ask a question is requested to email at least five working days before the planned session, as having the questions in advance will help ensure they can be answered fully in the meeting.

Anyone who isn’t able to attend the sessions, but would still like to ask a question, can email and officers will ensure a response is sent back.


Horsham District Council News

Have your say on Horsham's Markets

What do you think of Horsham’s markets? Have your say in our quick survey (takes 2 minutes).

We want to make sure we’re doing the best we possibly can for our markets, which are a popular part of Horsham Town Centre and our town’s history. This survey will help us develop and build on the markets’ current success and make sure they’re viable and sustainable in the future.

We contract out the running of the markets to operators and customer/trader feedback will also help inform our next tenders for their operation later this year. So tell us, why do you visit Horsham town centre? What would you like to see more of? What could be improved? Fill out our short survey

Take the survey


Take part in the 2023 Boundary Commission survey

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about their proposed new constituency boundaries for Horsham District Council.

The main changes for certain areas of the Horsham District included in the proposals are:

  • The Horsham Parliamentary constituency stays mainly the same, but the Arundel and South Down constituency becomes Arundel and Littlehampton.
  • The wards in the southerly part of the Horsham District move to a new parliamentary constituency called Shoreham.

You are all invited to have your say and help shape these suggestions on the Boundary Commission for England website.

Give feedback


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