In response to the current Coronavirus situation Horsham District Council’s Community Development and Community Link teams, supported by various community partners, are in the process of developing a number of Community Volunteer Hubs across Horsham District. The teams are registering requests for help from vulnerable residents and matching up these requests with registered volunteers who can provide support. The Hubs are being activated at different stages as they become available.
More details are available on the HDC website https://www.horsham.gov.uk/community/coronavirus-community-support
This is a rapidly changing situation, and HDC is gathering information to help them to organise and offer support.
Can you volunteer or do you know someone who is vulnerable? Get in touch with Horsham District Council on 01403 215100
In response to the government guidance for social distancing, the Parish Council is closing its play areas at Holbrook Tythe Barn, Birches Road, Earles Meadow and Amberley Close. Whilst the open spaces at Earles Meadow and Amberley Close remain open for the time being, you are strongly advised to keep at least 2 metres from anyone else whilst exercising in those areas.
Due to the rapidly changing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), North Horsham Parish Council has made the following decisions, based on government guidelines introduced to reduce the spread of the illness and keep everyone safe.
1. All halls will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 until 31st May 2020. However, the situation will be kept under constant review and may be changed (i.e. the closure could be shortened or lengthened).
2. The multi courts will closed for large groups, but be open for small gatherings (up to 4) at the discretion of the Clerk/ Deputy Clerk.
3. All bookings cancelled/not going ahead due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) will not be subject to the normal 28 day cancellation policy. Anyone who has paid in advance, will be contacted by the office, so that a refund can be organised.
We would like to reassure regular hirers that their normal slots will be kept available for them when the halls/courts re-open.
For the time being, the parish office will be staffed, but no meetings scheduled until the end of April 2020 will go ahead, however, this will also be kept under review.
SOURCES OF ADVICE
The government’s main source of advice on coronavirus includes information on social distancing alongside a wide range of other information. If you would like to keep up-to-date with the government information as it comes out then you can sign up to their Covid-19 response bulletin.
Public Health England has FAQs that will be updated regularly.
For further reading, the Local Government Association has published a very useful list of different government advice sources.
There has been a great deal of public interest in Planning Application DC/20/0470 – outline application for the erection of 473 dwellings with new access provided off the Crawley Road, plus associated areas of open space and landscaping. All matters reserved apart from Access – Land south of Newhouse Farm, Old Crawley Road, Horsham.
Whilst the application has been validated by the Planning Authority – Horsham District Council- the Parish Council has been given until 30th April 2020 to offer comments, therefore the application will NOT be considered at the Planning, Environment and Transport Committee Meeting on 19th March 2020.
Please keep an eye on the Parish Council website for when it will be considered.