Public meetings hosted by Council Leader as part of The Big Conversation

Cllr Jonathan Chowen, Leader of Horsham District Council, will be hosting three public meetings across the District to discuss some of the key issues the District is facing.

Accompanied by some of the Council’s Cabinet and the Council’s Chief Executive, the Leader will be discussing topics on the climate and environment, the Local Plan and water neutrality, and plans for celebrating HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Any new development in Horsham District is now required to be ‘Water Neutral’. These conversations will be an opportunity to understand more about this topic and the impact it will have on our emerging Local Plan and how it can be delivered for the community.

The meetings will also provide a chance to discuss the Council’s new Carbon Reduction Action Plan 2022-2025 and consider how the Council can work with residents, businesses and community groups to address the climate emergency. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about a Wilder Horsham District and the work the Council is undertaking with its partner the Sussex Wildlife Trust to help wildlife thrive across the District.

The meetings will take place on:

Wednesday 4 May, from 6pm to 7.30pm
Park Suite, Horsham District Council, Parkside, Horsham, RH12 1RL
Tuesday 17 May, from 6pm to 7.30pm
Arun Hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough, RH20 2BF
Thursday 19 May, from 6pm to 7.30pm
Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, RH20 3PG
Council Leader Cllr Chowen said:

On becoming the Leader of Horsham District Council I committed to holding public meetings and entering into a conversation with the community, making sure that the public’s views are taken into account in the work that we do as a Council.

I am therefore delighted to be able to invite you to take part in this ‘Big Conversation’ and I encourage those interested to register for their place as soon as possible as spaces will be limited to meet each venue’s capacity requirements.

The online form also gives you the opportunity to set out your questions to us in advance of the meeting.

Registration to attend one of these meetings closes on Wednesday 20 April.

Register your place