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Christ’s Hospital bridleway – public inquiry announced

West Sussex County Council are proposing to divert a bridleway (BW 1642) that provides access for Southwater residents to Christs Hospital station. With the help of many people who objected we’ve succeeded in getting this to a public inquiry. The inquiry is being held at 10:00am on 24 July at The Hertford Centre, Christ’s Hospital […]

Three Bridges Station Improvement Scheme – our response

Crawley Borough Council is consulting on improvements to the Three Bridges Station area. We sent the following response. Our interest in this consultation is that Three Bridges Station is close to Horsham District and used by many Horsham people. We welcome the plans overall as a positive move forward to make it safer for people […]

Three went to Kings Hills – what’s in store for North of Horsham?

Liberty, the developer for North of Horsham, invited us to the Kings Hill development near Maidstone in Kent. Forum chair Ruth Fletcher offers her thoughts. Three Horsham Cycle Forum members went to Kings Hill to see how Liberty’s development there was working for cycling, and what lessons there might be for us in Horsham when they […]

Cycling in Horsham – a newcomer’s perspective

Ben Peterson recently moved to Horsham. Here he muses on the lack of adequate cycle infrastructure in the town and why that leads to frustration for everyone. Six months ago, I wisely joined the great migration and moved from Croydon down to the green fields of Horsham. I’m not entirely a stranger here – I’d […]

District Post report on recent forum meeting

The District Post ran an article on the 5th December forum meeting highlighting the upcoming Wheels for All event planned for 2018.

Horsham Town Centre Vision approved by HDC

The Horsham Town Centre Vision was approved at the Cabinet meeting on 23rd November. Forum Chair Ruth Fletcher spoke at the meeting about the need for high level joint working (audio available – listen from 54:48). Deputy Leader of the Council Jonathan Chowen spoke about how providing for everyday cycling creates a much better environment for […]

West Sussex Cycle Summit – building cycle networks is key to the county’s health

An audience of councillors and officers from across the county filled the main chamber at County Hall North in Horsham to hear some of the UK’s leading experts speak about how cycling can deliver a step-change in the county’s health. Under the banner “Building cycle networks for health and independence” the audience at the 2017 […]

Horsham Town Centre Vision – our full response

HDCF have submitted a full response to the Town Vision. In summary, the Cycle Forum object to the Vision because it offers nothing for cycling nor meaningful improvements. The document lacks the depth or vision to see how Horsham should travel and live. It is essentially a list of development sites. The Vision should have been an […]

New short film on inclusive cycling

A new short film from Dr Rachel Aldred entitled “Cycling for All” shows how cycle infrastructure must cater for minorities to be truly inclusive. “Cycling in Britain is not equal: women, older people, black and minority ethnic people, and disabled people are all less likely to cycle.” Lack of inclusive cycling infrastructure is the number one […]

Shelley Birthday Bike Ride highlights lack of safe route to Warnham

The bike ride to celebrate the 225th birthday of local poet Shelley took place in glorious sunshine. Ride organiser Thea Bredie sent this report. At 10 AM on the morning of Friday 4th August 15 local people gathered around the Heritage Sundial on the Forum with their bicycles, about to set off on a celebratory […]

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