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 […]

Minutes of HDCF meeting 5th December 2017

Attendees: Philip Ayerst, Thea Breadie, Ruth Fletcher (Chair), Martin Read (District Post), Graham Sitton (Forest NC), Mark Treasure, Francis Vernon Apologies: Richard Bates, Geoff Bragg, Derek Hardman, Peter Silburn (Secretary), Matthew Wing (Wheels for All) Agenda Worthing Road footway Martin Read reported that WSCC has not followed up on the promised footway improvement at Tower Hill and will […]

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 […]

Minutes of HDCF meeting 1st August 2017

Attendees: Philip Ayerst, Cllr Andrew Baldwin (Con, Horsham East), Geoff Bragg, Thea Breadie, Ruth Fletcher (Chair), Stella Sharp, Peter Silburn (Secretary), Graham Sitton (Forest NC), Mark Treasure, Jon Vincent Apologies: Francis Vernon Agenda Approval of previous minutes Approved unamended. Matters arising Horsham tourism Thea and Ruth to meet HDC on 26th September. Pavilions car park plans The planning […]

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 […]

Shelley’s Birthday Bike Ride – Friday 4th August

A bike ride to commemorate the birth of Horsham-born poet Percy Bysshe Shelley will take place this Friday 4th August. Unlike the earlier event, this ride will be open to both men and women! The ride will start at 10:00am from the Sundial in the Forum and finish around 12:30pm. Event organiser Thea Bredie writes: “On Friday it will […]

Minutes of HDCF meeting 6th June 2017

Attendees: Philip Ayerst, Cllr Andrew Baldwin (con, Horsham East), Thea Breadie, Ruth Fletcher (Chair), Stella Sharp, Peter Silburn (Secretary), Graham Sitton (Forest NC), Mark Treasure, Francis Vernon Apologies: Andy Bateson, Geoff Bragg, Cllr Peter Catchpole, Claire Freor-Humphreys, Carol Hayton, Hilary Jubert, Cllr Morwen Millsom, Cllr Godfrey Newman, Norman Saxby, Dick Streeter Agenda Approval of previous minutes Approved unamended. […]