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Published: 04 December 2020

Horsham District Council

Latest news: Small Business Saturday | Keep COVID-safe during the festive period | National Tree Week | Men’s Health Challenge | Road Safety Week

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Small Business Saturday this weekend

Small Business Saturday

As the UK celebrates Small Business Saturday on 5 December this year, the District will be alive with new business activity and great reasons to make the town a destination for your Christmas shopping.

Buy Local and help support local businesses!

Visit Horsham Christmas Market this Saturday and then every Sunday in the Carfax to the 24 December.

Window Wonderland Christmas shop window decoration competition

Vote for the best hot chocolate in Horsham District

Take Steyning's Christmas Spirit Trail


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New initiative to help keep the District COVID-safe during the festive period

The Council is embarking on a new COVID-safe initiative targeted at both local businesses and residents. The scheme aims to help businesses trade safely and reassure residents that it is safe to go out and about in our District in the run up to Christmas.

The Council’s Community Safety Wardens and Environmental Health Officers will be visiting town centres and villages over the coming weeks to reinforce the Prime Minister’s message to remain cautious over the festive season.

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Celebrating National Tree Week

Yew Tree Credit Toby Phillips Photography

To celebrate National Tree Week, we asked our arboricultural specialists for some facts about our District's most spectacular trees.

The yew tree pictured is in St Giles churchyard, Coldwaltham and is thought to be over 1,000 years old - one of the 12 oldest trees in England. We also shared a photo on Facebook of a Sun Oak that stands tall in the St Leonard's Forest area of Horsham.

Elsewhere, our parks and countryside team have been introducing soft landscaping to finish off the Bridge Leisure Centre redevelopment. The team have planted Hawthorns and Birch trees to enhance the area.

Photo credit: Toby Phillips Photography

Join the 90 Day Men’s Health Challenge

Men's Health Challenge are you up for the challenge?

Are you looking for a healthy, sustainable and fun way of getting into shape? Join the 90 Day Men’s Health Challenge this January to see if your team can lose the most weight and become champions!

Horsham Wellbeing will support you throughout your 90 Day Challenge by providing lots of advice, information and resources as well as giving you the opportunity to select a FREE exercise membership from a menu of options.

There will be prizes for the winning team, runners up and chances to win spot prizes along the way.

Sign up today

Neighbourhood Wardens promote Road Safety Week

Community speedwatch with neighbourhood wardens

As part of Road Safety Week, the Council’s Neighbourhood Warden teams engaged with members of the public to give advice and share safety tips.

The teams spoke with drivers about anti-social driving, parents about parking safely around schools, cyclists about staying visible and no cycling areas and supported local speed watch groups.

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