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Horley Town Council

July eNewsletter 2017

In this edition ...

We have the results of the Horley in Bloom 2017 competition, responses on Route 4, an update on this year's Horley Carnival, Notice of Electors' Rights, details of VSA sports camp and news of other activities coming up.

Horley in Bloom Results

Results of the Horley in Bloom competition judged on 4 July 2017.

Residential Front Garden

1st                                               Anthony Lacey

2nd                                              Peggy Clarke

Highly Commended:                   Samantha Pizzie

Residential Back Garden

1st:                                              Peter O’Malley

2nd                                              Brian Hawes

Jt Highly Commended:               Anthony Lacey

Jt Highly Commended:               Fiona Stimpson

Commended:                              Christine Fox


1st                                              John Byrne

2nd                                             Stuart Hall

Highly Commended:                  John Bieniek

Hanging Basket / Planter

1st                                               Anthony Lacey

2nd                                              Samantha Pizzie

Highly Commended:                   Ye Olde Six Bells


1st                                                 Anvil Court                        

2nd                                                Sharea

Highly Commended:                     Horley Bowling Club

Commended:                                County Care Independent Living

Commercial                                 to be judged   

Public Houses                             to be judged

Cottage Garden

1st                                                Jean Wodhams

2nd                                               David Sharratt

Best Newcomer

Joint 1st                                      Stuart Hall

Joint 1st                                      Yo & Peter Broad     

Highly Commended:                   Diane Coombes

Other results including Allotments will follow in the next newsletter.

Mike George, Horley in Bloom Chairman, said:  “We were delighted to once again see so many newcomers entering the competition and our judges were extremely impressed with the high quality of the entries.”  A presentation evening will be held on Friday 29 September at Regent House, Horley, when the awards will be presented.  

Horley Carnival 2017 ...a blistering hot success!

It may have been a blisteringly hot day, but the people of Horley came out in their thousands to partake in the annual Horley Carnival Day which has become a firm fixture in this vibrant community’s calendar. This year’s event took place on Saturday 17 June.

The Carnival Procession was large, the floats showing great imagination, working to the theme of the “Wonders of the Sea”. A testament as to the strength of the community spirit was seen with no less than eight local schools entering floats on the day. In addition other sectors of the community really pulled out all the stops, with floats entered from a wide breadth of the community.

The Procession itself comprised 18 floats and exhibits, led off by the Redhill Corps of Drums and Band and further escorted by the Surrey & Sussex Drum & Bugle Corps.  On route the Procession was joined by the Bloco Du Sol, which had been playing in town centre outside Cost Coffee, getting spectators in a party mood with their samba type music. Further along the route the Procession also picked up the Gatwick Caledonian Pipe Band which had been entertaining the crowds in the Town Centre Precinct.

The Procession as organised by members of Horley Lions Club, was well marshalled thanks to the support of volunteers from 41 club, Horley Football Club and Britaniacrest Recycling. Everyone joined into the party spirit, the Procession being patrolled by Traffic Management Vehicles courtesy of the Gatwick Group, Britaniacrest and Herts Traffic Management <read more>.

Do you want to join a multi-sport camp run by VSA?

Visionary Sports Academy have teamed up with Horley Town Council to put on an exciting multi-sport camp over 2 weeks in the summer holidays. The first week will be held at Horley Recreation Ground from the 31/07/2017 - 04/08/2017, whilst the second week will run at the Court Lodge Playing Fields from 07/08/2017 - 11/08/2017. Each day will begin at 08.30 and finish at 12.30, with a couple of small breaks to have a drink and a snack.

The camp is open to children aged 7-11 and will offer your child the opportunity to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills whilst taking part in a wide variety of sporting games. The camp will be run by qualified sports professionals who are DBS checked and emergency first aid trained.

Each of the 5 days is broken down into different games, allowing your child to experience the benefits of taking part in a wide variety of sports. 

You can book a whole week for just £37.50 or get a day pass for £10.  For more information or to book online please visit

Brand new ladies only kick boxing course is coming to Fuzion Dojo

To book your space and claim your free gloves, all you have to do is follow this link

Notice of Electors' Rights

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2017

Each year Horley Town Council’s Annual Return is reviewed by an auditor appointed by the Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd.  Any person has the right to inspect the accounts and make copies of the annual return and any associated documents.  These documents are made available on reasonable notice between the hours of 1000 hrs and 1600 hours on Mondays to Fridays (exc Public Holidays) commencing on 3 July and ending on 11 August 2017.  If you wish to view the documents please contact the Town Clerk. The official notice can be viewed here.

This notice is published under the provisions of the Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 and Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

Resolution: Gatwick Departure Route 4

At the annual Town Meeting of Horley Town Council, held on 28 April 2017, many residents were in attendance and a number of topical issues were discussed, including the implementation of Gatwick Departure Route 4.  Members of the public were invited to propose a Resolution at the meeting, which was then referred to Horley Town Council at its Full Council meeting, on 16 May, and this was fully supported by members.  A letter from the Town Council to this effect was subsequently sent to the Civil Aviation Authority (and copied to the Secretary of State for Transport).  To view the letter, please click on the link shown here. To view the subsequent response from DoT, please click on the link shown here.  To view the subsequent response from CAA, please <<read more>>

Dates for your diary...

Horley Lions Charity Dog Show & Donkey Derby, Horley Recreation Ground (Sunday 10 September)

Circus Wonderland, Horley Recreation Ground (Wednesday 13 - Sunday 17 September)

Please also 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

11 July          Leisure 

18 July          Planning

 1 August      Finance

15 August     Planning  

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