New gateway to Steyning declared open

Steyning & District Community Partnership Visitor & Tourism Group working with support from Horsham District Council were proud to officially open a new ornate archway connecting Newmans Gardens Car Park with Steyning High Street on Sunday 27 October.

The archway is set to become a permanent legacy of the Council sponsored Horsham District Year of Culture 2019, to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, for many years to come.

The innovative design of the new archway was created by Steyning based architect, Nick Jones from Jones Architects and the archway was constructed by Sussex Ironworks, also Steyning based.

The intricate roof of the arch is laser cut to depict the ordnance survey map of Steyning High Street – a real work of art.

In the coming months, teams from Horsham District Council will lay the final surface of bronze resin bonded pebbles and uplighters to illuminate the archway, in addition to making improvements to the Newmans Gardens Car Park.

A granite foundation stone, showing the names of all those involved with the project, will also be laid in the coming weeks.

Funding for the archway was awarded by the Central Sussex LEADER Programme via the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Ribbon cutting photo caption

Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure Cllr Jonathan Chowen, Horsham District Council Chairman Cllr Kate Rowbotton, Chair Steyning & District Community Partnership Visitor and Tourism Group Martin Leigh-Pollitt, Nick Jones of Jones Architects, Alistair Burrows from Sussex Ironwork and Reina Alston Chair of Steyning & District Community Partnership.

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