Draft Horsham Town Centre Vision Statement

HDC are currently preparing a Town Centre Vision Statement for the future of Horsham. A public exhibition was held earlier this year which explored the following elements:

  • The Town centre’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT Analysis).
  • Strategic directions to address current and future issues.
  • Strategic plans for the Town Centre and Town Centre East.
  • Opportunity areas and their potential development.
  • Environmental enhancement of the Bishopric.

People were invited to give us their views on the Vision’s themes and initial ideas to improve the Bishopric. Following a review of the town centre, several background studies and the exhibition comments, a draft ‘Vision’ to guide the future of the town over the next 10 to 15 years has been prepared for consultation.


Please give HDC your views on the draft 'Vision' statement – please click on the links below. They will then analyse the comments before finalising the document in November.

Consultation Page – Background Documents

Read the Town Centre Vision Statement

Comments Form

The consultation runs until Monday 16 October 2017.



Here in the Horsham District we currently recycle 44% of our waste. We are proud to say that this is highest in West Sussex. However we need to reach the national recycling target of 50% by 2020. With your help we know that we can.
Recent research has shown that 20% of what we currently throw away in our green-top (household waste) bins can be put into our blue-top recycling bin.
In total a staggering 57% of the waste that we currently throw away can be reduced, reused or recycled!

Take a look at Horsham District Council’s dedicated webpages for tips on how to reduce,reuse or recycle the waste in your green-top bin. This includes a useful A-Z list of what can and can’t currently be recycled here in the District: 


Please make sure your blue-top (recycling) bin only contains items that can be recycled and that the items are clean, dry, and loose.
Only recycling put inside your bin will be collected. Please close the lid. Thank you.

Recycling A3 Poster without crop marks
TBYT Bin Infographic_2

Horsham District Council has received a grant for the installation of outdoor gym equipment in Horsham Park. The equipment is intended for use by adults of all abilities and fitness levels. HDC need to ensure that the equipment purchased is equipment the community will use and its design and location reflects the community's opinion as far as possible. They would like as many people as possible to complete the survey so all answers and suggestions can be considered during the planning process.


Lavinia House Activity Flyer 1

Age UK Horsham District are working alongside OUTSET YOUTH ACTION to hold a Community Fridays project in the early evening at Lavinia House, Dukes Square Horsham, to give those over the age of 50 a chance to learn new skills to help them love life. The clubs are broken down in to three projects, “Life Online” which offers 1-2-1 I.T tuition tailor made to their individual needs, “Supper Club” for those that love to cook and those that cant boil an egg, and finally “Make Your Mark” which is an Art class run by local artist Paisley Randell.

Lavinia House Activity Flyer 2



A vibrant community owned space that provides essential support and a wealth of activities in a warm and welcoming environment. As well as a café the centre offers a range of groups, activities and trips, with transport to and from the centre.


Three days a week they provide support & inspiring activities for people with dementia and a break for their carers.



Click hear to see their website for more information


Henfield Haven Dementia Care Poster
Horsham Blueprint

Towards a Neighbourhood Plan for Horsham Town: a Survey of Residents and Businesses.

The Horsham Blueprint 2016 Interim Report can be found here - pdf download.

Horsham Blueprint