Horley Town Council


August eNewsletter 2018


In this edition.........


We feature the Town Council's function on planning applications in Horley as a legal consultee, the results of the Horley in Bloom allotment winners and Photographic Competition deadline, the borough's 'Become a Councillor' campaign, a plea for new Victim Support volunteers and other important community information.



Horley Residents' Forum Meetings


Anyone living in Horley is welcome to attend the Residents' Forum Meetings, held here in the Albert Rooms.  Local people are able to raise any matters of local concern with Town, Borough and County Councillors, as well as with the Joint Enforcement Team.


The next meetings are due to be held on 24th September,        26th November, 28th January and 1st April.


Notes of previous Residents' Forum Meetings are available from the Town Council.  Please contact us if you would like this information.


Give us your views on Planning Applications!


The Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 allows any individual the right to view and examine a registered planning application as well as make comments to the relevant Planning Authority at the pre-determination stage, usually within a maximum period of 21 days. These comments would be open to public viewing.  However, such correspondence that is published on the planning authority’s website would not disclose personal telephone numbers, email addresses or signatures and these details should not be contained in your response.

Horley Town Council is a legal consultee on planning applications in Horley that are registered by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and the Planning Committee meets every 4 weeks to deliberate on current applications. If you wish the Town Council to be aware of your views on a particular application, then please contact the office at the earliest opportunity so that they may be considered by the Planning Committee.  Public attendance at a Planning meeting during the pre-determination stage is also welcomed, however, our formal comments cannot be changed once they are submitted to the Borough Council. 

Horley In Bloom Allotment Winners


Langshott Allotments


First:  Plot 55

Second:  Plot 57, Michael Brooks

Highly Commended:  Plot 34, Richard Smith 


Church Road Allotments


First:  Plot 19, Susan and Mark Gardiner

Joint Second: Plot 9, Bridget Prendergast &                               Plot 37, Narin Groom

Highly Commended:  Plot 35, G Skillings


Horley in Bloom Photographic Competition


Last Call for Entries! 


Closing date for entries is Friday 7th September. 


Photos need to be taken in the Horley area, however you do not need to be a Horley resident to enter.  Attractive cash prizes for the winners.  For further details click here






Stand for what you believe in – be a Councillor


“If you’re passionate about your area and your local community, we need you!”


That’s the message from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council as it launches a new campaign to encourage more people to consider becoming a Councillor.  Maybe you want more things for young people to do, improved services for older people, more suitable housing or a local economy where local businesses can thrive.


Perhaps you are already involved in local affairs and want to take the next step. Or you may be looking for a worthwhile and rewarding way to help your local community.  Decisions made by Councillors affect the lives of everyone in their area in countless ways.  On 2 May 2019, there will be an all-out election in Reigate & Banstead for all 45 borough council seats, following a ward boundary review. This is an ideal opportunity to stand to become a Borough Councillor.  


Being a Councillor is hugely rewarding. No other role gives you a chance to make such a big difference to the quality of life of people in your local area and influence the way issues are dealt with locally and across the borough.  If you’d like to find out more, come along to our ‘Be a Councillor’ drop-in events and ask any questions you may have.  You don’t have to have any particular qualifications or profession to become a Councillor. Skills gained through raising a family, caring for a sick or disabled relative, volunteering or being active in faith or community groups can be just as valuable.  


So people can find out what being a Councillor is all about, the Council is holding another drop-in information events on 5 September from 12.00pm-1.30pm and 6.30pm-8.00pm at the Town Hall, Reigate. To register your interest or find out more visit "Be a Councillor - Reigate & Banstead Borough Council"



Message from Horley Local History Society ...


The next meeting of the Horley Local History Society will be held on Thursday 6th September at the Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Road, Horley, 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.  We will not be meeting on the 4th Thursday in September.


Our talk, to coincide with Reigate and Banstead Heritage Week, will be given by our Chairman, Alan Reid.  Alan will be telling us all about the history of Lee Street and Horley Row with lots of old photos etc.  Please try to come along and invite any friends who may be interested.  Visitors are welcome for a nominal £1 fee.  Refreshments will be available.


On Saturday 8th September we shall be conducting short historical tours of Horley Town Centre at 11am and 2.30pm. Please meet by the Mosaic outside Boots in the High Street.  There is no charge for the Tour but you will need to purchase the book of photos to accompany the walk and these cost £3 each.  If you have not yet attended one of these walks you are sure to find out things you didn't know about Horley.  Please bring any friends who may be interested.  

We look forward to seeing you there.


Horley Rail Services Update


Following concerns raised about the new GTR Timetable, the Town Council sent a comprehensive letter to the Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport and we later received a reply . Our letter and full response can be viewed here.





Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales. Our purpose is to provide specialist help to support people to cope and recover to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives.  Our volunteers play a wide range of vital roles within Victim Support, providing emotional and practical support to people affected by crime, supporting our office teams with project work or administration, and raising much-needed funds. Victim Support volunteers generously give their time to help people move beyond crime. Their support helps people feel stronger, understood and able to move forward with their lives.


We always need new volunteers to join our local Surrey team so please get in touch –

we’d love to hear from you!
For more information see our website or email:



For the latest news and events from the Horley Conservation Group click here

Dates for your Diary


 4   September 19.30: Leisure 
11  September 19.30: Planning 
25  September 19.30: Finance 



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.


Horley Town Council, 92 Albert Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 7HZ

Telephone: 01293 784765 | email:

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