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Horley Town Council

May eNewsletter 2018

In this edition ...

We are pleased to announce the election of the new Town Mayor, Cllr David Powell. There is also a reminder to please note the changes in the Data Protection Regulations and the need for your consent to continue receiving this eNewsletter.

New Horley Town Mayor & Chairman Elected

At the Annual Council Meeting held on Tuesday 15 May 2018, members of Horley Town Council elected Cllr David Powell as the Chairman & Town Mayor for 2018/2019.  Cllr Samantha Marshall was also elected as Vice Chairman & Deputy Town Mayor.  Cllr Powell said that he was very proud to accept the office of Chairman & Town Mayor and was keen to achieve as much as possible for the town and its residents during his year of office.  Cllr Samantha Marshall said that she looked forward to working with Cllr Powell and supporting him to the best of her ability. 

At the meeting, all members were elected onto the main committees.  Committee Chairmen will be elected later at their respective committee meetings.  The schedule of Council meetings is available on the Town Council’s website, as well as on town centre notice boards.

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Horley Town Meeting

At the Horley Town Meeting held on Friday, 27 April 2018, members of the public received various reports from the Council.  Further updates were received on the Smith’s Charity, Horley Churchyards and the Cyril Edmonds Fund together with Annual Reports from the Town Council’s Chairman and Committee Chairmen. Presentations were also made to winners of the Court Lodge in Colour (Juniors) competition.

Members were delighted to see a Town Award for Roy Martin, a former employee of the Council (now retired), being accepted by his son. 

The Guest Speaker present at the meeting was Roger Leonard of Kent,Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, who gave a very  informative and interesting presentation on the life-saving work of the charity. Afterwards the Chairman & Mayor was delighted to present a cheque donation of £600 to the organisation as one of his chosen mayoral charities.   The Annual Report 2018/19 of Horley Town Council may be viewed here


Reminder - 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-5.00pm and same venue, Horley Recreation Ground.  The theme for this year's event is "Heroes and Villains".  

Launch of Annual Horley in Bloom Competition

The Horley in Bloom Organising Committee is delighted to announce the launch of this year’s competition, now in its 24th year. 

The different categories are as follows:

Residential Front Garden 
Residential Back Garden
Residential Flat    
Hanging Basket / Planter
Allotments (Judging Separate)
Public Houses/Restaurants
Commercial (includes guesthouses)

The Horley in Bloom Photographic Competition will be taking place for the sixth year and there are categories for both children and adults.  To read more, please click here.

Around the Community Clubs ...

Reigate Women FC - Women's Recreational Football

Reigate Women FC hold open sessions EVERY WEDNESDAY and we welcome players of all abilities to come and join in!  We have players aged from 18-40+ and the sessions are all about having fun, getting fit and meeting new people.  The sessions are run by a fully qualified FA coach so not only do you have fun but we really help you develop your footballing skills too.

We have ladies from across the local area, including Horley, and are sponsored by Mad Ideas, a Horley business. If interested, drop us an email at or follow our social channels (@ReigateWomenFC) to check out the next opportunity to get involved.

Horley Bowling Club

Horley Bowling Club has a purpose built Club house in the Recreation Ground on the A23. We are a year round club with Lawn Green Bowling April - Sept and indoor Short Mat Oct - Apr. Play at the level you wish, just social with club members or in league & County games.  Matches are played against other local clubs both home & away and we also make special summer invitation visits: recently we have played The Chelsea Pensioners, Worthing & Arundel Bowling Clubs.  We have a bar and hold social events and outings. Come in and speak with any club member most summer evenings & weekends or phone 01293 782833 or email:


Horley Conservation Group - Spring and Summer Volunteer Tasks

Gatwick Greenspace Partnership is a community project that works to benefit people, wildlife and the countryside between Horsham, Crawley, Horley, Reigate and Dorking.  Whether you want to help the countryside as a conservation volunteer, come along to one of our fun wildlife events, find out how you can improve your land for wildlife, or just visit one of the fantastic sites we help to manage, there is something for everyone to get involved with.  Further details and forthcoming dates may be viewed here


Surrey Safe Drive Stay Alive

Safe Drive Stay Alive (SDSA) is a road safety education initiative, led by Surrey Fire & Rescue Service, with support from Surrey Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service and Frimley Park Hospital. SDSA aims to make young people more aware of their responsibilities on the road and the consequences of poor or irresponsible driving. Through improving young people’s awareness and their attitude to responsible driving, and responsibilities as a passenger, the ultimate aim is to reduce the number of road traffic collisions caused by, or involving young people (age 17 - 24), and therefore positively influence the number of injuries or deaths on the roads in Surrey involving this at risk group. 

Dates for your diary...

Next Council Meetings

29 May    Leisure

12 June   Finance 

19 June   Planning

26 June   Full Council  

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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