View wanted on Horsham district’s green spaces

Views are wanted on Horsham District Council’s draft ‘Green Space Strategy’ document which will provide a plan for managing the green spaces throughout the Horsham District.

The strategy document will be available for consultation from Tuesday 15 January until Tuesday 26 February and the Council is seeking feedback from users to ensure key issues and priorities have been addressed.

The strategy covers all of the green spaces that the council manages, ranging from children’s play areas and sports pitches to cemeteries and nature reserves.

A key focus is on how the council engages with the local community to provide for local needs, providing cost effective and well managed facilities.

This involves looking at how the council works with casual and regular visitors, sports users, voluntary groups, building on quality and wildlife conservation value, methods for sustaining safety standards and improving value for money while keeping the customer at the heart of what it does.

The ‘Green Space Strategy’ document can be accessed on the council’s website ( from Tuesday January 15 2012.

A copy of the Strategy will also be available to view in the council’s reception areas at Park North, North Street, Horsham, and at Horsham Library in Lower Tanbridge Way, Horsham.

Additional hard copies of the strategy to keep are available at a cost of £3 from the council offices in Park House Reception.

Jonathan Chowen, Horsham District Council’s cabinet member for arts, heritage and leisure, said: “This is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to the Horsham District to have their say on how we manage the important green spaces in our beautiful and picturesque District.

“I hope as many people as possible take this opportunity to give us their views.”

Anyone wanting to give their feedback on the strategy can do so by visiting the council’s website ( or alternatively write to: Parks and Countryside, Horsham District Council, Park North, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RL or email