Parks and countryside: Respect, protect and enjoy the district this summer

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Respect Protect Enjoy

As high streets and open spaces return to a more normal post lockdown environment, we've launched a brand new campaign asking residents and visitors to respect business owners and one another, protect the local outdoor environment, and enjoy all that the District has to offer safely.

Our parks and open spaces being used by an increasing number of people recently. We're asking residents and visitors to follow some simple steps to help look after our parks and the District's wildlife. Follow the button below to find out more and join the campaign.

Man and boy planting plants in flowerbed

Apply to the new Community Climate Fund

Great news for local community and friends groups! Do you have a sustainability project that you've wanted to get off the ground? Read on... 

The Council has introduced a new Community Climate Fund for voluntary and community groups, as well as Parish and Neighbourhood Councils, to support projects to reduce carbon levels locally and improve our environment.

Project ideas could include reducing energy consumption; the use of renewable forms of energy; reduction of water consumption; minimising waste by reusing and recycling resources such as composting bins; increasing biodiversity such as the creation of pocket parks and community orchards; or promoting sustainable transport.

Find out more 

The Warnham Discovery Hub is coming along nicely

With the sun shining the construction of the new Discovery Hub is flying. The shell of the hub is now complete and we are rapidly progressing towards the roof being clad too. The pictures below are of the main hub and the revamped Tern Hide.

The project is now starting to come together with lots of hard work from the team. Far Post Design Ltd are leading the way with the interpretation and plans for the garden are coming along nicely too.

Discovery Hub Roof
Coffee cup


Herons Rest Café
now re-open 

Quench your thirst when visiting Warnham Local Nature Reserve now that the Herons Rest café has re-opened .

Manned by a team of dedicated volunteers, the cafe is open everyday from 10.00am - 3.00pm. This is a take-away service and payment is by card only. Please for the safety of yourself and others, remember to keep your distance in and around the patio area.

Discover Warnham LNR

Horsham Riverside Walk river


Quiet shady places to go in a heatwave

When it's too hot to do anything, but you're itching to do SOMETHING. Sound familiar?

Keep your cool, while continuing to enjoy the fresh air in some of the best shady spots for leisurely activities in hot weather.

Visit the Discover Horsham District Website for this and more inspiration for getting out and about safely this summer. 

Find a shady spot

Love Parks 2020 Woman and two young children standing in raincoats

Please be kind to our parks

Keep Britain Tidy are running a new campaign over the summer months as a result of the increases in littering and anti-social behaviour that have been seen since lockdown eased.

The new campaign, 'Please be kind to our parks' is part of Love Parks 2020 and hopes to curb some of the anti-social behaviour and littering that has increased since lockdown restrictions began to ease.

Love Parks 2020