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Government

Horsham District Council

West Sussex County Council

Jeremy Quin - MP for Horsham
 

Communications

The West Sussex County Times is a weekly newspaper (published Thursdays) covering the whole of the Horsham district.

The District Post is a free weekly newspaper

All About Horsham is an excellent monthly magazine covering a wide range of interests within Horsham District

Horsham Unlimited is a portal site for the Horsham area.

Horsham Blog is ... a blog about Horsham!

Horsham's Facebook page helps connect Horsham people, groups and businesses  

... and don't forget to visit our own Facebook page  

The West Sussex Design Commission was set up by West Sussex County Council as an independent body.  It responds to concerns about the expected type and volume of future building, and the community's reaction to this.  In addition it has a Wider Reference Network (WRN) which includes a great number of people who can offer help, advice and expertise.

Saxon Weald Homes, the main local housing association, owns and manages 4500 homes in the Horsham district.

The Planning Portal offers a wide range of services and guidance on the planning system.
 

History

Horsham Museum exhibits a wide ranging selection of local history & rural crafts and features a regular programme of changing exhibitions.

West Sussex Past Pictures is the official database of heritage photographs, prints, drawings and paintings provided by local museums and the County Library Service.

Photos on Hidden Horsham reveal architectural and structural detail that the eye normally misses.  This site has been re-launched as Horsham Photography
 

Conservation

The English Historic Towns Forum explores the issues impacting on historic towns, offering support and guidance on conservation area management, traffic and visitor management, urban regeneration and design, and other planning issues.

The Open Spaces Society protects common land and public rights of way.

The South Downs National Park Authority is the lead organisation responsible for promoting the purposes of the new South Downs National Park.
 

Action

The Horsham & District Cycling Forum aims to make cycling a safe, convenient and attractive transport option in the Horsham area for people of all ages and abilities.  The steering group meets regularly, usually on the first Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome.

Civic Voice has replaced the Civic Trust which campaigned and worked in regeneration and urban development since 1957. It is the new umbrella body for Civic Societies across the country.

Horsham Town Community Partnership is an umbrella core group composed of members of Denne, Forest and Trafalgar Neighbourhood Councils, Horsham Society and Horsham in Bloom. The objects of the Partnership are to benefit the built-up area of Horsham town and its community by working on issues and projects of interest and concern to the area and which will contribute to securing its long term viability and the maintenance of its particular character, heritage and amenities.
 

Amenity & Business

The Horsham Town Community Partnership is a new organisation whose aim is to benefit the built-up area of Horsham town and its community. By working on issues and projects of interest and concern to the area, it will contribute to securing its long term viability and the maintenance of its particular character, heritage and amenities.

Chesworth Farm is based on the edge of Horsham and the Friends of Chesworth are a group of people who enjoy the area and wish to protect it.

Horsham in Bloom is improving the town by means of floral impact, landscaping, conservation and tackling litter & graffiti, involving as wide a cross-section of the community as possible and contributing to commercial success

The Friends of Warnham Nature Reserve support the reserve wardens in promoting appreciation of the reserve and providing learning opportunities for all ages.

The Horsham Society is a member of the Federation of Sussex Amenity Societies.

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization. Its more than 1.2 million members volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto, Service Above Self.  www.horshamrotary.org.uk

Visit Horsham is the website of Horsham Traders' Guild and contains everything you need to know about eating, drinking & shopping in Horsham.
 

Arts & Leisure

The Blue Flash Music Trust aims to promote, improve, develop, and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music in all its aspects by presentation of public concerts, workshops etc.

The Horsham & District Horticultural Society was founded in 1945 to promote an interest in horticulture and to encourage gardening in Horsham and the surrounding district.

Horshampub.co.uk recommends country pubs within cycling distance of Horsham.  The Pub Index has a complete listing and you can also search this website to find a pub or a location.
 

Villages

Copsale Hall Web provides information on the area around Sedgwick, including Nuthurst, Maplehurst, Copsale, Monks Gate & Mannings Heath.

The Nuthurst Society website covers events within the village.

Sedgwick Park - not exactly a village web but very interesting with a photo gallery and history of the house.

Steyning South Downs includes the towns and villages of, Steyning, Upper Beeding, Bramber, Small Dole, Edburton, Ashurst and Wiston.

Southwater Local History Group is working to amass an archive of material relating to the origins and development of Southwater, from the earliest times to the present day.

The website of the Warnham Society  reports on current projects such as the Butterfly reserve in the Village, and also has a strong Historical section.