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Improving biodiversity in our countryside sites

We work hard to support and foster the wealth of biodiversity across our countryside sites. Here are some examples of places you can visit.

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We are installing LED lighting in our Horsham District car parks

Last year we replaced all the lights in our multi storey car parks with LED lighting. We are now working to replace all the lights in our car parks across the District.

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We’ve reduced our direct carbon emissions by almost 60%

Horsham District Council has reduced its direct carbon footprint by about 57% since 2019/20; that is, about 1,300 tonnes of carbon.

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Top tips for an environmentally-friendly Christmas

Plenty of us are looking for ideas to reduce waste and energy during this festive period.  Read our top ten tips.

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Launching a new Climate Action Hub for West Sussex

We are supporting County in the launch of an exciting new Climate Action Hub for the whole community.

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New Community Energy Horsham partnership established

Find out how we are working with newly formed resident-led group Community Energy Horsham.

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Funding available for West Sussex communities to tackle flooding

Pulborough parish highlights how flood mitigation funding helped to significantly reduce flooding in a well-used community area.

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We're celebrating Recycle Week!

In celebration of national Recycle Week from 17 - 24 October we'd like to say Thank You for being the best recyclers in West Sussex!

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Major funding secures a vital landscape restoration project

A grant of £500,000 has been secured to support an exciting new landscape recovery programme to improve the River Adur.

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£20,000 grants now available to support energy efficiency measures for local businesses

Looking to save money on your energy costs? The LoCASE Programme has increased its maximum business grant to £20,000.

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New video series shares inspirational low carbon business stories

Watch inspiring local case studies in a new ‘Low Carbon Business’ video series from Horsham District Council and partners.

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More communities benefit from our Community Climate Fund

Find out how they will reduce their carbon emissions, save energy and cut back on their energy bills.