Last week was Quaker Awareness week and I enjoyed visiting the Friends’ Meeting House in Worthing Road. The building dates from 1785 replacing an earlier structure built in 1693 after the law was changed to “tolerate” non-conformist worship.
Last week I visited the Horsham Southern Water plant which helps provide the clean, safe water and waste disposal we all take for granted. It has recently received £1m of additional investment with £4m more scheduled over the next three years.
With party conferences ongoing Parliament is “in recess”. Many MPs are still working in Westminster though - and it was a pleasure to show Horsham Probus and the WI around this week. Recess also provides an opportunity to touch base with many organisations around the constituency.
The Warnham Nature Reserve was created as a space for Horsham residents to enjoy in 1988 and receives thousands of visitors every year. The 92 acre site is home to 400 species of plants, around 100 bird species and more than 21 species of dragonfly.
Our local branch of Riding for the Disabled (the "South Downs") is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It was a pleasure to visit them earlier in the summer at their base, Bridge House Equestrian centre near Slinfold.
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