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Horley Town Council

August eNewsletter 2016

In this edition ...

In this edition please read our updates on the Henry Webber Memorial service, Langshott Allotments results and news of many of the events going on in Horley in the next 2 months

Henry Webber Memorial Service

A Memorial Service was held in the Memorial Gardens, Horley Recreation Ground on Thursday 21 July 2016 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Henry Webber, who died on 21 July 1916 on the battlefields of France during World War One, aged 67 years, the oldest soldier to be killed on active service.

The service was conducted by Rev John Glasspool, Chaplain of the Royal British Legion, Horley Branch.  The Memorial Service included the unveiling of a lectern, detailing Henry’s life story.

The service was well attended and included three generations of Henry Webber’s family, some of whom had only met each other for the first time the previous week.  Henry’s grandchildren and their families travelled from as far as Australia to attend the service.  The Horley community was well represented including, pupils from Horley Infant School, Meath Green Junior School, members of the Horley Churches inc St Barts, Surrey County Council, Royal British Legion and Town Councillors.  David Hall, a local historian, presented a family tree to Henry Webber’s great great great grandson, Jamie Alpine. Photo by kind courtesy of Crawley Observer <<read more>>

Record Breaking Tandem Sky Dive

Cllr David Powell will be attempting a World Record (Age Related) 30,000' H.A.L.O. Tandem Sky Dive at Night in Memphis USA on 21st August 2016, in aid of The Royal British Legion. 

For further details and to make a donation, please visit David's Just Giving Page at:

Surrey Cricket Foundation

Free community project at Hookwood Memorial

Hall, targeting participants from 8-24 years of age. The aim of the sessions is to promote social cohesion, friendships and community ties in the local area.

Using a combination of cricketing drills, games and occasionally other sports, the sessions will be a fun way to learn a new skill or develop existing skills while making friends and most importantly enjoying an active lifestyle. 

For more information please email George Sims, Community Cricket Coach.

Gatwick Greenspace-Horley Wildlife Rangers

Organised by Gatwick Greenspace, the Wildlife Rangers is a group for ages 12-16 yrs that meets Thursdays (10.30am -2.30pm) during the school holidays (with the exception of the Christmas break) at Trinity Oaks School in Horley. They offer a range of exciting and enjoyable wildlife related activities that provide useful practical countryside experience and skills and help foster a passion for the natural world. Experience from the successful Crawley group shows that many young people choose to attend regularly, so we see friendships developing too, while the 'feel' of the sessions is informal and fun.  The cost is £10 per session (first session is free). For further details email Tom Forward.<<read more>>

Donkey Derby and Dog Show

The Horley Lions annual Dog Show will be on 11th September 2016 at the Holey Recreation Ground, at 11am. The show has been running now for a number of years and has been steadily increasing in popularity. It incorporates Pedigree Classes, Fun Classes, Agility, a Scurry and Kennel Club Bronze Level Good Citizen Award.

The ever popular Donkey Derby will also be held at thepark on the same day.  

For more informtion follow this link

Horley Town Guide 2017

We are currently preparing the next release of the Horley Town Guide which will be posted to all households in Horley in January. We invite any local club, organisation or voluntary group to have their details listed in the guide.

The information would need to be limited to contact name, telephone number(s), email address together with the day and time of classes or meetings. If you were listed in the 2016 edition please verify your existing contact details.

If you have any queries then please e-mail

Langshott Allotments Results

Results of the Langshott Allotments competitions for 2016 as follows

First:                             Plot 32 (Richard Smith)

Second:                       Plot 16 (Julie & Ian Preddy)

Highly commended:    Plot 61 (Susan Amesbury)

Highly commended:    Plot 65 (Pearl Barnard)

The judges were very pleased to see how the site was developing and how such a good community spirit had been established in a very short time.  Church Road Allotments will be judged later in August

Prizes will be presented at the Horley in Bloom Awards Evening at Regent Hall on the evening of Friday 30 September 2016.

Reigate Town Hall Heritage Open Day

Reigate Town Hall will be opening its doors on  Saturday 12 September. Having been completed in 1901, Reigate Town Hall is a fine example of a building in the Arts and Crafts style. When originally built, these municipal buildings housed not just the Council, but also the fire station, police station and the law courts. A tour will reveal this history and also give the opportunity to see how parts of the building have been adapted for your council today.  

Join the Mayor for morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon tea and visit him in the Mayor's Parlour

For  more information click this link

Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

The Acres is the latest development to have its own neighbourhood watch scheme in Horley.  For more details about these schemes please follow this link or contact PCSO Jacqui Parnell.  If you live on The Acres, or know anyone who lives on The Acres who may wish to become involved, please contact Jacqui who will put you in touch with the organiser. 

Dates for your diary...

Please check out our online "what's on" calendar for information on forthcoming events.  Did you know you can submit your own organisation's event?  Just follow the instructions on our website.

Forthcoming events are:

  • Donkey Derby and Dog Show

            Horley Recreation Ground Sunday 11 September 2016

  • Circus Wonderland

    Horley Recreation Ground from Wednesday 14 – Sunday 18 September 2016

  • “Sins & Stripes” Custom Car and Motorbike Show

    High Street Car Park from 10.00 am on Sunday 18 September 2016

  • Horley In Bloom Awards Evening 

    Regent Hall from 7.30pm on Friday 30th September 

Next Council Meetings

  • 16 August, 19:30:    Planning and Development

  • 30 August 19:30:     Full Council

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