Concern over Horsham Park
Letter from the
Society's chairman to West Sussex County Times:
20 November 2006
West Sussex County Times
14–16 Market Square
The Horsham Society has long campaigned to protect
Horsham Park, maintain the parkland setting and
prevent further encroachment and unnecessary
suburbanisation. Now the Council’s own user survey has
resoundingly confirmed that this is what the public
86% of those surveyed said they are satisfied with the
Park, and 33% were very satisfied.
87% said the current balance between tranquillity and
activity is right, and the others were equally divided
between those who wanted more activity and those who
As is to be expected there were many individual
suggestions for improvement or change, but the only
ones that gained more than a handful of votes were
improvements to lighting, toilets, cleanliness, and
control of cycling and drinking.
These are satisfaction levels that politicians
normally only dream about, so HDC please take notice
and keep our park the way it is.