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Horley Town Council

October eNewsletter 2017

In this edition ...

We have the results of the Photographic Competition, and information on a consultation by Surrey County Council, conclusion of last year's audit, and an HCG update and others.

Online survey - have your say about countryside car park charging

Surrey County Council would like to learn more about how Surrey residents use the countryside and your views on car park charging. 

With reduced funding available Surrey County Council is now looking at ways that the countryside estate can be self-funding to ensure the care and management that the countryside needs can be guaranteed for the future.

One way to do this is charging visitors for the use of facilities on sites such as countryside car parks. This has been done by many other landowners including the National Trust, the Forestry Commission and other county councils.

An online survey is available here.  The deadline for comments is 6 November 2017.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

BDO LLP has completed the Annual Audit for the financial year ending 31 March 2017.  The auditor is satisfied with the council’s financial standing and has issued a Notice of Completion on 28 September 2017 with an unqualified opinion. The Annual Return was approved by Full Council on 17 October 2017.

Under the terms of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 the following documents are available. There were no issues arising from the audit.

Annual Return sections 1 – 4
Notice of Completion

Horley in Bloom Awards Evening 29 Sep

Photos taken at the HIB Awards Evening are available from this Flickr link

Well done to everybody who took part in the HIB competitions.

Photographic Competition Results 2017

Adult – Plants / Hanging Basket
First – Colin Hodsdon, Bleeding Heart  (pictured)                                            
Second – Shikha Fakun, Water Lily                                                     
Highly Commended – Dennis Ramsey, Plants in Harmony
Highly Commended, Shikha Fakun, Orange Dahlia
Highly Commended, Julia & Chloe, Red & Orange Flowers                             

Adult – Street View/Park/Countryside
First – Shikha Fakun, Riverside Lake
Second - Richard Cantwell, St Bart’s Church                                               
Highly Commended – Doug Cox, Memorial Gardens                               
Highly Commended – Shikha Fakun, Riverside Scene 
Adult – Garden Scene
First – Lorna Cantwell, Garden with Rope Fence                                                   
Second – Shikha Fakun, Bee on White Flowers
Highly Commended – Jim Williamson, Banana Plant & Agapanthus               
Highly Commended – Peter O’Malley, Garden with Pond
Key Stage One - Street View / Garden Scene
First – Katie Cantwell, Katie
Second – Mya Fakun, Cheyne Walk
Highly Commended – Mya Fakun, Pink Begonias
Key Stage One – Plants / Hanging Baskets
First – Katie Cantwell, Pansies
Second – Katie Cantwell, Pink Flowers
Highly Commended – Mya Fakun, White Rose
Highly Commended – Mya Fakun, Unusual Plants

Horley Conservation Group

Many thanks to the volunteers from the Horley Conservation Group that joined Gatwick Greenspace Partnership at the Fieldings, Horley on Sunday 15th Oct to plant the first new fruit trees for a little wildlife orchard area. HCG will be clearing around the older, existing fruit trees (to give them more light and space) and removing a small oak tree to increase the light levels.

They are there again on Saturday 18th November to begin cutting back along the informal path along one side and around the existing fruit trees along both edges.  A small oak tree will also need to be cut and cleared away, so again, plenty to do here next month.

Remembrance Day Parade Sunday 12 November.

The Remembrance Day Parade and Service take place on Sunday 12 November 2017 from 1050 am. Those who are participants of the parade should assemble at the Horley RBL Headquarters, Albert Road, from 10.00 am. The parade will form up in Consort Way West, and then move off headed by the Redhill Corps of Drums Band, turning into Victoria Road and proceeds towards Vicarage Lane where the parade will break off and walk towards the War Memorial Gardens.

If anyone would like to volunteer in marshalling Victoria Road etc for the parade please email Peter Moxley


Dates for your diary...

Funfair returns to Horley
Fri 20 - Sun 22 Oct 2017
Horley Recreation Ground, Brighton Road

Bonfire and Firework Display
Sat 4th November 2017, 6:00 pm onwards
Horley Recreation Ground, Brighton Road

Remembrance Day Parade and Service
Sun 12th November 2017, 10:45 am onwards
Memorial Gardens, Horley Recreation Ground

"Blindfold and Alone": The story of the men shot at dawn in WW1
Thurs 16th November 2017, 7:45 pm
St Wilfrid's Church
Contact: Andy Thompson
tel: 01306 880960

Horley's Annual Christmas Fair 
Town Centre
Sat 2 December 2017

Christmas Carol Service
Sat 16th December 2017, 11.00 am
Town Centre Precinct
The Carol Service is organised by all the local churches and will take place by the Christmas Tree.

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

31 Oct   Leisure
 7  Nov  Planning
21 Nov  Finance
 5  Dec  Planning

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