Cleaner, more energy-efficient transport for the District's Neighbourhood Wardens

Published: 22 Mar 2022

New hybrid vehicles and electric bikes have been introduced for Horsham District Council’s Neighbourhood Wardens in our drive for cleaner, more energy-efficient transport.

Horsham District Council’s Neighbourhood Wardens have been given six new hybrid cars for their work in the community.

These new vehicles consume less fuel and emit less CO2 than a comparable conventional petrol or diesel-engine vehicle. In addition, whilst some of the Wardens cover large geographical areas many of the miles covered are at low speed in rural villages and towns, so the option of switching to zero-emissions when driving for short periods has real benefits for local air quality and the local environment.

New electric bikes have also been purchased for the wardens who cover the Denne, Forest and Trafalgar neighbourhoods of Horsham Town Centre to help them cover greater distances more quickly whilst on their town centre patrols.

We work in partnership with the parish councils of Ashington, Billingshurst, Southwater, Storrington, Pulborough and Steyning/Bramber/Upper Beeding to provide Neighbourhood Wardens. Each respective parish and neighbourhood council funds their Neighbourhood Warden scheme and associated costs, including vehicles and E-bikes.

This all helps towards the Council's aim to create a carbon neutral Horsham District by 2030.