WSCF submits comments on draft WSCC Cycling Design Guidelines

WSCC is consulting with selected interested parties on its Cycling Design Guidelines. This will be the first set of guidelines to be drawn up, owned and implemented by West Sussex. The Local Planning Authorities and the WSCF were sent the draft at end February with a return date of 31 March. The WSCF has submitted a composite comment made up of comment from each of the Cycle Forums in West Sussex.

Christ's Hospital success!

The Horsham and District Cycle Forum, and the Open Spaces Society have been critical in saving the bridleway through the school grounds at Christ’s Hospital.

This from Ruth Fletcher of the HDCF.

WSCF registered as a stakeholder with NICE

Following a response to a NICE consultation, NICE requested that WSCF become a registered stakeholder.   NICE wrote to me by name - "We would encourage you to register as a stakeholder. Comments received from non-registered organisations and individuals are not summarised in the summary report presented to the committee but are included as an appendix. These comments are not made available on the NICE website. However, if they result in changes to the quality standard this is recorded in the committee meeting minutes." 

NICE is National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Cllr Elkins takes over from Cllr Lanzer at Highways

Cllr Roger Elkins takes on responsibility for Highways and Infrastructure from Cllr Lanzer. Roger is an experienced Councillor at District and County level – he represents East Preston and Ferring at County level. Before retirement he was in the construction industry. Roger said “I am delighted to be joining the Cabinet and look forward to working with the Highways team on issues that are important to people in West Sussex who use our roads. He replaces Bob Lanzer who becomes the Cabinet Member for Corporate relations.

Flansham - Clymping shared use path - open!!!

Although people had been using it for some weeks leading up to the formal opening on August 2nd 2018, now the path is finally fully completed and open!  It's taken many years of work, hiccups, major set backs and now - finally -  success.    

West Sussex Cycle Forum chairman Geoff Farrell said: “At last - a way to cycle safely between Felpham and Littlehampton!

Flansham to Clymping shared use path - completion date confirmed

After a winter of delays and frustrations, the path will be completed in early June 2018. 

Campaign to keep the line of the Centurion Way

There is a large development to the west of the southern end of the Centurion Way in Chichester. It is known as Whitehouse Farm.

Flansham to Climping Cycle path - start date confirmed!

WSCC has confirmed that Jackson Civil Engineering has been appointed to construct the National Cycle Network Route 2 (part) scheme along the A259 between Flansham and Climping.


A number of activities will be taking place before the construction commences:


WSCF joins SCATE - South Coast Alliance for Transport and the Environment.

WSCF has joined this excellent organisation   See the company we keep at


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