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Horley Town Council

January eNewsletter 2018

In this edition ...

We feature the new Residents' Forum Meetings, the Horley Local History Society, an update from the Horley Conservation Group, details of the annual Horley Carnival, missing Silent Soldier and Town Mayor awards for young people.

Reminder: New Horley Resident Forum Meetings

As previoulsy advised, the Town Council will be hosting new Horley Residents' Forum Meetings on a bimonthly basis to give residents an opportunity to meet and interact with Councillors at the three levels of local government (Town, Borough and County).  This first meeting will be held in the Edmonds Hall, Albert Rooms, on Tuesday, 30 January, starting at 7.30 pm.  We hope this will be a useful replacement for the former Neighbourhood Panel Meetings.  Please come along if you would like to discuss any issues.

Around the community groups ...

Horley Local History Society (HLHS) is a long established group dedicated to studying, researching and recording the history of Horley and the immediate area. We have published many books on various aspects of Horley history and also a number of booklets which are accessible to the public in Horley Library.

Present membership is about 88-90 and membership is charged at £7 per annum (£10 for couples).  We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month (not August) at 7.30 for 8.00pm start at Horley Methodist Church Hall in Victoria Road. Visitors are welcome for a nominal £1 entry fee.  Talk subjects are mainly Horley related but sometimes reflect National issues. In 2018 the first four talks are

25th January: The centenary of Votes for Women and its impact on Horley.
22nd February: Our AGM and The History of 'The Horley' motor car.
22nd March: The centenary of The RAF.
26th April: Rarely seen old photos of Horley.

Horley Carnival 2018

The Horley Carnival is back again!  The date for your diary is Saturday, 16th June 2018, same timings as last year, 12.00pm-5.00 pm and same venue, Horley Recreation Ground.  The theme for this year's event is "Heroes and Villains"

We have been very lucky to get some prestigious acts to perform in the Carnival arena this year, which include Paws for Thought", a renowned Dog Display Team, featuring a variety of breeds taking part in fun agility races and performing tricks and playing games, with audience participation very much encouraged.  We also have the "Black Eagles" Acrobatic Display Team, originally from Tanzania, who have appeared all over the UK and Europe.  We also have "Amazing Animal Encounters", where adults and children can get to meet a variety of farmyard animals, as well as "Owls About Town" and "Tom's Talking Reptiles".  Additionally we will have the "Kate Creative" Mobile Pottery Painting Studio.

If you would like to take part in the Parade or have a stall at the Recreation Ground, please email or click here for the Letter of Interest.

Horley Town Mayor presents awards to young people for contribution to Christmas Fair

On Wednesday 10th January, The Mayor of Horley, Town Councillor Mike George, visited the Horley Young People Centre to award a special group of young people for their contribution to the Horley Christmas Fair. The group consisted of members that recently joined a new youth development project called YOLO Youth. The programme started mid-September 2017 and aims to provide real world opportunities for young people to engage and experience different aspects of video and media production. read more

Town Guide 2018

The latest edition of the official Horley Town Guide 2018 has been thoroughly revised by the Town Council in conjunction with Local Authority Publishing.  

The information provided is always well received by tourists, local residents and businesses. The guide is due to be delivered in January to all households in the Horley area by Royal Mail.  Copies are also available from the Town Council offices in Albert Road and from the Library.

Further information on advertising in future guides is available from the Town Council.

The Horley Town Guide is available to view on this interactive link.


Horley Conservation Group – Update Winter 2017/18


The Horley Conservation Group continues to have a programme of tasks designed to maintain and enhance some of the green spaces mainly around the North East sector of the town.  read more

Has anyone seen our missing Silent Soldier? ...

To commemorate the Centenary of the end of World War One, the Surrey Royal British Legion is inviting sponsors of “Silent Soldiers”, which they hope will appear on roundabouts, in parks and in many other places across Surrey.  Horley Town Council has been delighted to sponsor three Silent Soldiers, one of which was funded by donations from Town Councillors.  Two of the Soldiers have been sited in the Memorial Gardens, the other one on the grassed area across the road from the Shell/Little Waitrose roundabout, between the MAD Ideas sponsored flower beds.  Sadly, at some point over the Christmas period this particular Soldier vanished.  The Town Council is shocked at this blatant act of vandalism to something commemorating such a poignant occasion, especially as the Soldiers have been deliberately produced from non-valuable materials.  However, if someone wishes to return the Soldier either to its site or to the Town Council Offices, we guarantee that no questions will be asked and no further action taken.  Equally if anyone has spotted the Soldier anywhere, please could they let us know.  We hope that it will not be too long before our Silent Soldier is returned and thank anyone who may be able to assist us in our search!

Dates for your diary...

Next Council Meetings

6 Feb     Planning

13 Feb   Full Council

27 Feb  Leisure

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.

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