Are you interested in the area where you live? Do you, when you are in your neighbourhood or in Horsham town centre ever think ‘How was that allowed to happen?’ Would you like to have a say on what’s planned in Horsham? If you are a voter and live in the Denne neighbourhood area, which includes Horsham town centre  then you can by joining  and becoming a Neighbourhood Councillor on Horsham Denne Neighbourhood Council.

There are 11 positions for people who can act as non-political ‘councillors’ to represent the views of themselves and other residents when consulted by Horsham District Council, WSCC and other groups on issues affecting Horsham. These can be for example, on planning applications, policing, Horsham Park, HDC planning strategies, parking, youth issues to name a few.

Denne Neighbourhood Council generally meets once a month for an evening meeting in Horsham.  Councillors are also kept well informed of news, events and information by email. You may also wish to attend other relevant meetings and committees.  There are current vacancies. If you are interested please contact our Clerk, Sara Doy using the form below or via the email address at the top of the page.

 photo Trudie-157x204_zps7985b266.jpg Trudie Mitchell -  Chairman
Trudie joined Horsham Denne Neighbourhood Council in late 2009.  She has lived off Hills Farm Lane for over twenty years & has a special interest in the West of Horsham Development. Trudie also represents Denne Neighbourhood Council on issues to do with roads & transport and Horsham Park.
Trudie took over as Chairman on the 1st April 2012. She also sits on the HDNC Planning Committee with particular responsibility for the West of Horsham development.

Christine Osborne
Christine joined Horsham Denne Neighbourhood Council at the 6th November 2017 meeting.

Ian Botting
Horsham Denne Neighbourhood Council Member since 2011. He is also responsible for Emergency Planning and representing HDNC on the Horsham Association of Local Councils
 photo 8923aa2d-866d-46dd-b697-32b92c45f850_zps3f416e1c.jpg Gianni Lozzi
Joined the Neighbourhood Council in January 2012 and is currently the Treasurer.

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Judy Pounds
Joined Horsham Denne Neighbourhood Council at the beginning of 2012 and sits on the Planning Committee and represents HDNC in Youth Matters and Horsham Park. Judy has lived in Horsham since 1981. She has a background in HR and coaching and worked at the Citizens Advice Bureau for many years.  She also has experience of running my own retail business in Horsham Town Centre.
  Andrew Dickinson - Tree Warden
Andrew joined Horsham Denne NC as our tree warden in 2013. He investigates all planning applications in respect of trees in the Denne NC area and makes his report and recommendation to the HDNC planning committee. 


 Godfrey Newman 

Godfrey joined Horsham Denne NC at the June 2017 meeting.

Godfrey is also the HDC Cllr. for Forest (Horsham Town) and sits on the following HDC Committee(s): Development Control (North) Committee;  Personnel Committee; Standards Committee.

Nigel Hillpaul
Nigel joined Horsham Denne NC in June 2015 and also sits on the Planning Committee. 


Rodger Whitefield.   Rodger joined Horsham Denne NC at the 6th November 2017 meeting. 



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Please note that Horsham Denne Neighbourhood Council is not responsible for the final policy or decision making of either Horsham District or West Sussex County Councils.  We are consulted by them and have statutory consultee status with regards to Planning applications in our area. We have regular contact with Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council and will represent your views on local issues.
You may email our clerk,  Sara Doy at

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