HORSHAM COMMUNITY INFORMATION & LINKS TO LOCAL COMMUNITY SITES
Membership is open to all and is completely free.
Scooter Tutors to offer free safety training for mobility scooter users in Horsham.
Safety training to help mobility scooter users improve their skills are very soon to be available in Horsham, thanks to the Horsham District Older Peoples Forum (HDOPF) and Horsham Town Community Partnership (HTCP).
The volunteer-run sessions will offer two and a half hours of safety training. There will be no charge for attending involve a short indoor session that will be immediately followed outside by practical driving sessions covering cornering, turns, doorways, kerbs, slopes, and courtesy to other pavement users.
Drivers will be accompanied on pavements, paths, into shops and other public places by 'Scooter Tutors' who will give advice and tips suited to the individual driver.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining one of the Skills & Safety Sessions, please phone 01403 269384 to register interest. Your contact details will be recorded so you can be informed when the first sessions are ready to take place.
More volunteer 'Scooter Tutors' needed
Volunteer tutors do not need experience of riding a mobility scooter as they will gain this from a 'full immersion' day at QEF and the use of a new training manual. They need only commit to a possible once a week session for 2/3 hours.
If you would like to help improve the safety and skills of local mobility scooter drivers in this way, please call David on 07729 376345.
An outdoor gym for Horsham Park
As a first for Horsham town, an outdoor gym has been installed in Horsham Park, and will encourage people to become more active and healthy.
The equipment, which is situated in two different sites in the park, is free to use and fully accessible for users of all fitness levels.
Over the coming months the council’s Wellbeing team will be providing free training sessions on how to use the gym equipment and signage at the equipment locations will provide instructions on how to use each item safely.
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.
The consultation runs until Monday 16 October 2017.
HELP HORSHAM TO BE THE FIRST DISTRICT IN WEST SUSSEX TO ACHIEVE 50% RECYCLING
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!
REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE – TOP TIPS 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: www.horsham.gov.uk/bins/thinkbeforeyouthrow
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.
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.
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.