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A statement from Leader of the Council Ray Dawe on lockdown easing


25 Feb 2021


Horsham District Council is currently working through the implications for its services following the announcement from the Prime Minister, advising how lockdown will be eased across the country.

Whilst the plan of action to enable a relaxation in COVID-19 lockdown restrictions is of course excellent news for all our residents, it will also be seen as a positive step for our many local businesses which have been badly impacted by the lockdown.

I note that groups of up to six, or two households, will be able to meet in parks and open spaces, and outdoor sports may resume soon and this is very welcome. However, while in the Horsham District through the cooperation of all our people we haven't been as badly impacted as some of our neighbouring areas, we must not be complacent.

The proposed route out of lockdown gives us all hope for a return to a sense of normality, but we must continue to exercise caution, be vigilant and keep following social distancing rules to help save lives.

Leader of the Council Cllr Ray Dawe