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Getting Active across the District

For details of local clubs or activities where you can get out, meet people and keep active, take a look at the Horsham Leisure Link website.

You may be interested in a particular sport such as football, athletics, hockey, badminton, squash, gymnastics or the Sussex sport of stoolball. Each of these will have their own national governing body and they will be able to put you in touch with local clubs that offer regular coaching sessions. Search for clubs and activities in your local area on the Sussex County Sports Partnership website.

Or visit the leisure centre websites:



Health Environment Projects


Green Gym

Horsham Green Gym is an independent nature conservation group run by its members, with support from Horsham District Council.

We work at various sites in and near Horsham, West Sussex getting exercise and fresh air while improving the local environment, learning new skills and making new friends.

When we meet – We meet at 10 am every Tuesday through the year, and at the same time every Thursday from the beginning of October to the end of March.

We usually meet on alternate Thursdays from April to September.

You can attend on either day or just one, as your other interests and commitments permit. We aim to finish work by 1.0 pm.

What we do – Tasks have included building benches, tree planting, clearing streams, bird box making, rhododendron, gorse and bramble clearance, path resurfacing and creating glades in the woods to allow wild flowers to re-establish.

We are also proficient at creating dead hedges and removing plastic tree guards. Our members also have experience of pond clearance, fencing, coppicing and hedge laying.


For further information please contact: David Jessop Tel: 01403 269384 email: jessopdavid@aol.com


Tree Wardens

Through the scheme they have the opportunity to work with schools, champion their local trees and woods;

play an active role in protecting and improving the treescape; involve their neighbours in tree projects;

get together with like-minded people for training and field trips; and  carry out a range of practical activities.

Please contact our Tree Warden Coordinators if you'd like to find out more.

Email:   treewardens@westsussex.gov.uk

Phone:   01243 642119

  Environment and Heritage Team
  Strategic Planning
  West Sussex County Council
  County Hall
  West Sussex
  PO19 1RH











Sussex Wildlife Trust

http://www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/events/event_diary/page00009.htm - many events each month, several free guided walks.

http://www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/index.htm they have over 30 nature reserves which are open to the public, offering self-guided walks of different lengths and terrain. While the big reserves are accessible by public transport, the smaller rural ones are often tricky to get to.


Gatwick Greenspace Partnership

The Gatwick Greenspace Partnership works in and around Horley, Horsham and Crawley, as well as Gatwick Airport. Despite this largely urban setting the surrounding countryside is a rich one, with ancient woods, heathland and steep sided streams. Our aims can be stated very simply: 'To benefit people, wildlife and the countryside in and around Horley, Crawley, Charlwood and Horsham'. We want to enhance people's lives through contact with nature and to help wildlife and the countryside flourish, with the help of local people. There are three inter-related threads to our work, which can be defined as our primary aims: Environmental Conservation, Community Involvement and Planning.


There are twice-weekly volunteer tasks to carry out woodland management, restoration of heathland, and other habitat management tasks. They will organise lifts if needed (just phone the day before). We run guided walks once a month to help people discover their local countryside and heritage. We also help deliver a Walking for Health scheme, to encourage people to combine gentle exercise with a social event. If you are interested in volunteering or any of our activities please contact us at the Project offices on 01293 550730 or email kevinlerwill@sussexwt.org.uk.




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