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Residents are being invited to help shape a proposed new community service that will particularly help people in more rural locations.

They are being asked for views on a five year project that will tackle increasing challenges of cold homes and costly energy bills, lack of digital skills and services and difficulty in accessing debt and financial advice.

Horsham District Council is making a bid to the Reaching Communities Big Lottery Fund for £500,000 for the scheme.

The proposed improvements would provide a mobile service across the district to give enhanced support and advice to residents. The council would also work with other organisations to help deliver this service.

As part of its bid to the lottery fund the council would like to include the views of as many residents as possible living in the Horsham district on the type of support that people need and how current services could be improved. The feedback from the survey will not only help shape the services the council hopes to build but also help support the funding bid.

Cabinet Member for Planning and Development Cllr Claire Vickers is inviting local people to share their views in a resident’s survey. She said: “We would be grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing the survey which focusses on questions about the three key areas that the bid aims to address. “Our resident’s views are very important to us and we are committed to improving services.

“The survey can be found in the autumn edition of Horsham District News which will be landing on doormats at the end of August.

Alternatively the survey can be completed online at www.horsham.gov.uk.”

Completed entries can be entered into a draw for a prize of £100 high street voucher. Residents should return the survey by September 23.

Anyone with a query may contact the council via e mail at helen.peacock@horsham.gov.uk or call 01403 215513.

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