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Designs are being finalised for major improvements to the A24 Robin Hood roundabout aimed at reducing traffic congestion at this busy junction.
Road widening will improve traffic capacity to allow for the increased traffic generated by local developments over the last decade. A new traffic-light system will help manage flows in peak and off-peak periods and there will also be improvements for both pedestrians and cyclists.
The scheme will:
- Widen the A24 southbound from two lanes to four lanes;
- Widen the A24 northbound from two lanes to three lanes;
- Widen the exit from Warnham Road on to the roundabout;
- Introduce traffic-light control on the A24 approaches to the roundabout and on the Warnham Road;
- Introduce a signalised “Toucan” crossing across the Northbound exit of the A24 (towards A24 Great Daux);
- Improve the footway and cycleway connection from Warnham Road to Robin Hood Lane and the Public Right of Way.
There are likely to be two stages of work, site clearance and utility diversion works in the autumn / winter of 2020/2021 and main construction starting in mid-spring of 2021.
More information is available on the county council’s web page. Just before the main construction starts, residents and businesses will be able to find details on the web page about how to sign up to weekly email updates from the appointed contractor.
Funding for the scheme is coming from planning contributions from local development and the county council’s overall project delivery budget is approximately £3.7million.
Message from Horsham District Council:
To support local voluntary and community groups in their planning of support for local residents, we have arranged a network meeting to take place focusing on employment.
This network session is open to representatives of local COVID-19 Community Hubs and also Voluntary and Community Groups across the Horsham District.
Attendees will be joining Voluntary Sector Support and guests Sue Carey (Job Centre) and Leigh Chambers (Horsham District Council) to discuss the existing support for residents looking for employment.
The aim of the meeting is also to explore opportunities for working together to reduce duplication of support (on the theme of employment) as we move through COVID-19. Together with the Voluntary Sector and wider partners we hope to best support residents and make the most effective use of our combined skills, experience and resources.
A little about our speakers:
- Sue Carey – Gatwick Diamond Jobcentres Partnership Advisor
Sue works alongside Partnership Manager Alison Barrett and together they cover five Jobcentres across Sussex and Surrey.
Sue will provide an update on the current service delivery from Jobcentres, how they are planning to deliver the service as we move forward through COVID-19 and what they envisage the challenges will be.
- Leigh Chambers – Horsham District Council
Leigh is Horsham District Council’s Economic Development Officer for Employment and Skills alongside being the West Sussex Programme Manager for ‘Journey to Work’.
Horsham District Council has supported unemployed people through the Journey to Work programme for 8 years and have helped more than 600 people into work during that time. Since 2018, the Council has also worked with Horsham-based company SETAS to run its WISH clubs (Work Information & Support Hubs). Both projects run side by side and whilst both have had to resort to remote contact and support with their customers during COVID-19, currently 130 people are being helped with CV, application and interview support, job searching and holistic support including mentoring, counselling and health and wellbeing advice.
A little about the network meeting:
- Questions are invited from attendees in advance of the meeting. Dependent on time questions will also be taken during the meeting.
- Ahead of the meeting attendees will be emailed a link to access the network meeting via your usual web browser.
Email your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 01403 215191
Message from Horsham District Council:
#Through collaborative working the Sussex Community Foundation and Healthwatch West Sussex, Voluntary Sector Support want to capture the experience of the voluntary sector response and future planning to the COVID-19 crisis within the Horsham district. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of the voluntary and community sector and the vital role of volunteering and community support during this crisis.
We want to hear about your experiences of COVID-19, to help us to better understand the challenges for your organisation and the wider voluntary and community sector. We will use this information to advocate for your interests and, wherever possible, to adapt our services to meet your needs.
We will also use the information in our joint reports which will be widely distributed to our members and partners. We will anonymise all data. This information will be stored on Healthwatch West Sussex, Sussex Community Foundation and Voluntary Sector Support IT systems and will be password protected.
Please take some time to complete this survey and share your experience and thoughts. It should only take you about 10 minutes.
If you would prefer to have a phone interview, please also contact Cheryl Berry. Email: email@example.com
Thank you for your support with this request.
North Horsham Parish Council owned playgrounds at Amberley Open Space, Birches Road, Earles Meadow and Holbrook Tythe Barn will reopen as soon as possible next week after being deep cleaned and modifications have been made to support the government’s social distancing guidelines. Please do not use the playgrounds until they are officially open.
The Parish Council Multi-use games areas at Holbrook Tythe Barn are available for booking and the Parish Council Open Spaces at Amberley Close, Birches Road, Earles Meadow and Holbrook Tythe Barn have remained open throughout the pandemic for use with social distancing.
Please note, the clothes re-cycling bin at Holbrook Tythe Barn is not in use and please dispose of litter responsibly when using Parish Council facilities by using the bins provided.