Minutes of HDCF meeting 6th August 2019

HDCF Meeting Minutes 6th August 2019

Minutes of HDCF meeting 4th June 2019

HDCF Meeting Minutes 4th June 2019

Christ’s Hospital bridleway saved!

Following the outcome of a public inquiry the popular bridleway at Christ’s Hospital School has been saved for future generations to enjoy. The Open Spaces Society (who led the objection) issued the following statement: The school had applied to the highway authority, West Sussex County Council, to divert the popular route across the playing field […]

Image is everything: When is a cyclist not a cyclist?

When is a cyclist not a cyclist? When they’re just a person who currently happens to be riding a bicycle. What people think of when they hear the word “cyclist” determines how they are treated, sometimes with deadly serious consequences. In the UK, the word “cyclist” conjures up images of head-down, lycra-clad young men (mostly) pedalling […]

Minutes of HDCF meeting 5th February 2019

Attendees: Philip Ayerst, Geoff Bragg, Thea Bredie, Ruth Fletcher (Chair), Eric Gimber, Michael Gimber, Louise Skipton-Carter, Francis Vernon Apologies: Richard Bates, Stella Sharp, Peter Silburn (Secretary), Mark Treasure Agenda Sussex Growth Deal There is a Horsham Growth Deal which was signed in Nov 2018. It is a joint exercise between WSCC and HDC with LEP funding. […]

Minutes of HDCF meeting 4th December 2018

Attendees: Philip Ayerst, Thea Bredie, Ruth Fletcher (Chair), John Milne Apologies: Stella Sharp, Peter Silburn (Secretary), Graham Sitton, Francis Vernon Agenda Approval of previous minutes Approved unamended. Matters arising Shelley rides Thea, Ron Bates and Oliver are attending a heritage funding meeting in January and setting up a Shelley Rides Facebook page. Updates Horsham LCWIP […]

Minutes of the HDCF AGM 2nd October 2018

Attendees: Philip Ayerst, Alex Baines-Buffery (Dorking), Thea Bredie, Ruth Fletcher (Chair), Martin Read (District Post), Stella Sharp, Peter Silburn (Secretary), Graham Sitton (FNC), Louise Skipton-Carter (Crawley BC) Apologies: Francis Vernon Agenda Approval of previous minutes Approved unamended. Matters arising Kilnwood Vale bridleway The resurfacing has now taken place, with a generous 2m width, the vegetation has […]

Postcards from the Netherlands – was it all just a dream?

Each summer for the last three years I’ve spent time cycling in the Netherlands. This year, along with visiting Amsterdam of course we went further afield: to the Veluwe National Park in the east with its 1,800 (!) free White Bicycles, to the cities of Delft and Haarlem and – for the first time – […]

Minutes of HDCF meeting 14th August 2018

Attendees: Richard Bates (WSCF), Geoff Bragg, Thea Bredie, Ruth Fletcher (Chair), Deborah Rees + Sam and Mark (West Parade), Stella Sharp, Peter Silburn (Secretary), Graham Sitton (FNC), Louise Skipton-Carter (Crawley BC), Francis Vernon Apologies: Philip Ayerst Agenda We were pleased to welcome Deborah Rees along with Sam and Mark representing the West Parade residents. We were also […]

Cycle tour operator calls for paved surface to make Downs Link accessible for all

Following a ride on the Downs Link with his young family Alex Baines-Buffery, who runs the Wine-Rides cycle tour company in Dorking, has written to the new Cabinet Member for Highways Roger Elkins asking for the route to be paved. Their experience is familiar: when it rains you get plastered in mud, sharp stones in […]