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Horley Town Council

December eNewsletter 2016

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In this edition, please read about the Christmas Carol event in Horley; HTC Precept for 2017/18; Uber Parking Issues and updates on the Proposed Horley Business Park plus Route 4 Overflights.

Christmas Carol Concert

The Carol Service organised by all the local churches took place by the Christmas Tree, in the Horley Town Centre Precinct, at 11.00 am on Saturday 17 December.

Follow this youtube link for a short clip of the marvellous band performing at the end of the service.

We wish all residents a very happy Christmas and prosperous 2017.

Council approves Budget and sets its Precept for 2017/18

At its Full Council meeting of 13 December 2016, Horley Town Council approved its budget for 2017/18 and set its Town Precept.  Cllr Samantha Marshall, Chairman of the Town Council’s Finance & General Purposes Committee, explained that the Precept for 2017/2018 has been set at a total net figure of £332,863.  This means that the Town element of Council Tax will be an average annual amount of £35.94 (just over 69p per week), representing an annual increase of 70p per Band D household (+ 1.98 %). 

Cllr Marshall commented: The Town Council remains fully committed to maintaining all its services, as well as pursuing a programme of enhancements and new projects.    These will include improvements to our recreation grounds and playgrounds. A new concrete skate park is set to be installed at Horley Recreation Ground within the current municipal year, thanks in part to funding from the Surrey County Council Community Improvement Fund <read more>

Horley Business Park

Horley Business Park Development LLP (HBPD LLP) has created a new website to provide information, give contact details and facilitate participation in a proposed new business park in Horley.  Horley Business Park Development LLP is a public/private partnership between Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Millhill Properties (Horley) Ltd.

The website is intended to provide early information regarding the proposals and further information will be added as it becomes available. Active public consultation will begin as the plans take shape and before submission of an outline planning application.  The website allows members of the public to register interest in taking part in a public consultation via their contact form.

The Town Council will comment on the proposals when the planning application is submitted.

Route 4 Update - Horley Overflights

At the NATMAG meeting held on the 29th September, NATS managers reported on their work in relation to resolving the issue of the flights overflying Horley. They agreed that there had been a significant increase since the introduction of the redesigned Route 4 and acknowledged that this was in breach of the Horley overflight rule.

This was the result of vectoring by controllers to allow aircraft to climb quicker whilst at the same time providing separation for Heathrow’s Dover departures and Heathrow arrivals through the Biggin stack.

Whilst vectoring has always been used, with the original PRNAV design being to the northern edge or outside of the swathe vectored aircraft avoided overflying the town, however, once the route was brought into the centre line of the swathe, closer to Horley and using the same headings for vectoring, this meant that aircraft would overfly Horley.

We have suggested that aircraft should not be vectored until overhead the M23 thereby avoiding Horley but still allowing for vectoring to take place albeit using different headings. NATS have undertaken to have a look at this.

To resolve the issue of overflying Horley has required some additional training of controllers which we understand has started and is ongoing <read more>

Uber Parking Issues

Please note that Uber have set up a process for dealing with specific complaints regarding their partner-drivers.  Please use this Uber online form which will be used to escalate, resolve and manage Uber issues in Horley High Street car park.  Any general complaints about inconsiderate parking or behaviour should continue to be addressed directly to Reigate and Banstead Borough Council using this link or tel 01737 276000. 

Christmas Closure Arrangements

The Town Council offices will be closed from Friday 23rd December and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January.

If you need to contact Reigate and Banstead Borough Council then please phone 01737 276000.  If you wish to report a highways problem then please contact Surrey County Council on 0300 200 1003.  For out of hours emergencies concerning our recreation grounds, please telephone 07925 925100.

We wish all residents a very happy Christmas and prosperous 2017.

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.

Next Council Meetings

3 January:   Planning

10 January: Leisure

17 January: Finance


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