Horley Town Council 




 October 2018 


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


We feature this year's Remembrance Programme by the Royal British Legion, the LGBCE's Final Recommendations on the Reigate & Banstead Ward Boundary Review, a campaign to get 'Fairer Funding for Surrey's Roads', a petition to save 'Crawley Open House', news on the Horley in Bloom Awards ceremony, worthy recipient of a Town Award, forthcoming Horley Residents' Forum meetings and other community events.



Royal British Legion

Remembrance Programme 2018


Rededication of the Garden of Remembrance 7th November 2018
The Garden of Remembrance will be rededicated by the local Clergy and opened by the Chairman of the Horley Town Council at the War Memorial, Brighton Road, Horley at 11:00 AM
It is hoped that pupils from Oakwood School will place Remembrance Crosses in the Garden in memory of Horley Branch members who passed-away during the year.

Everyone is welcome to attend and may place their own crosses of Remembrance in the Garden should they wish to.

Horley Royal British Legion - Remembrance Day Parade & Service 11th November 2018

10:00    Participants to assemble at the Horley RBL headquarters in Albert Road
10:30    Parade will form up in Consort Way West
10:35    Parade to move off turning into Victoria Rd and proceed to Vicarage Lane                 traffic lights and then break off and walk into War Memorial Gardens
10:58    Introduction by Chaplain and then Two Minutes silence followed by the                     service and Wreath Laying ceremony
11:35    Parade to re-assemble in Vicarage Lane and return to Albert Road Sports               & Social Club

Everyone is welcome to enter the Memorial Gardens and be part of the Service


Fairer Funding for Surrey's Roads Campaign


An online petition has been set up to try and change the way central government funds roads across the country. Currently, Government funding is based on how many miles of road each authority has, and does not factor in local traffic levels. Despite only having 3,000 miles of road, Surrey has the third busiest network outside London and is 60% busier than the South East average. The closing date for the petition is the 2nd of November, to sign it click here

Horley Lions Bonfire & Fireworks Display

3rd November 2018

Horley Recreation Ground, Brighton Road, 


Gates Open  6:00 p.m.

Bonfire Lit  7:00 p.m.

Fireworks  7:30 p.m.

Adult £5  Child £3

Family £15 (2 Adults + 3 Children)


Horley Lions will have their Barbeque Bar on site serving Burgers, Hot Dogs, Bacon & Egg Rolls and Tea, Coffee and Canned Drinks


Horley In Bloom & Horley In Bloom Photograhic Competition

Awards Evening 2018

This year's awards were presented by the Mayor of Reigate & Banstead Cllr Dorothy Ross-Tomlin and the Mayor of Horley Cllr David Powell at a special Awards evening at Regent Hall.


For a full list of the winners click here


Gatwick Airport
Draft Master Plan Consultation


This consultation will run from 18 October 2018 to 10 January 2019

"Gatwick’s last Master Plan was published in 2012. We are now publishing a new draft Master Plan to explain our latest thinking on how the airport can meet the growing demand for air travel and provide Britain with enhanced global connectivity beyond 2030."

Full details on Gatwick Airport's draft master plan 2018 can be found here:


As part of this consultation, we are asking members of the public, organisations and any other interested parties to give us their views on our proposals by completing this response form. Click here to read more


For details of public consultation events that are being held (including Horley) please click here



The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Reigate and Banstead Borough Council


The boundaries of all Reigate & Banstead's current wards will change as a result of the review


The Commission's final recommendations propose that Reigate & Banstead should be represented by 45 borough councillors in the future. Six fewer than the current arrangement. The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent fifteen three-councillor wards across the borough.


To read more click here  


Petition to Save Crawley Open House


'For over 36 years Crawley Open House has been helping to tackle homelessness in Crawley and the local area, providing support, food and accommodation for those who have nowhere else to go, but from next April that could end.

West Sussex County Council has announced that from next year they plan to cut their entire Housing Related Support budget, a decision which is likely to mean the closure of every homeless shelter in West Sussex and the loss of support for many vulnerable and elderly residents at home.'


To read the full message from Leader of Crawley Borough Council Leader Cllr Peter and to sign the petition click here



Horley Residents’ Forum Meetings

Every resident in Horley may come along to the Residents’ Forum Meetings and these take place in the Edmonds Hall, Albert Rooms, 92 Albert Road, Horley RH6 7HZ.


These meetings give local people an opportunity to raise issues with Town, Borough and County Councillors.


Future meetings will be held at 7.00 pm on the following dates:
Monday, 26 November 2018
Monday, 28 January 2019
Monday, 1 April 2019


We look forward to welcoming you there!

Town Award Presentation -

Alan Jones FCSI ACIB 


At the Horley in Bloom Awards night in September former Town Clerk Alan Jones FCSI ACIB was presented with a Town Award.


Cllr David Powell, Chairman & Town Mayor, Horley Town Council said, 'Alan has always gone “above and beyond” in his role as Town Clerk, responding to weekend emergencies and visiting local residents to try and help solve their problems. Since retiring in December 2017 he continues to assist the Town Council in a consultancy role, enabling us all to still benefit from his wealth of Town Council and Local Government knowledge.

Alan is an extremely worthy recipient of the Horley Town Award, for his exceptional service to the Town, and we wish him well in his retirement.'



For more details click here


Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has pledged to do all it can to eliminate its use of single use plastics (SUPs) from its buildings, facilities and services and instead use reusable, compostable or recyclable materials. The decision was taken at its Executive meeting on Thursday 18 October 2018. 

The initial focus will be on plastics use in two main areas of the Council’s business – its operations to deliver its services to residents and businesses, and its facilities, stationery and vending. It has committed to work with its suppliers to follow suit. 

The Council will also look to develop a rating system that highlights local businesses and organisations that are doing the most to reduce their plastic consumption and increase their recycling rates.

To support the drive, the Council plans to work with Surrey Waste Partnership to increase awareness among residents and businesses of the impact of single use plastics and the alternatives available. 

For more information click here


Calling all Community Groups …


Would you like to reach out to a new audience?  Horley Town Council is giving community groups the opportunity to reach a wider audience through our monthly eNewsletter free of charge. If you are a community group, serving Horley, you are invited to email us some brief text about your group, what you offer, when you meet etc. for inclusion in future editions.  Please keep it brief as space is limited.  We reserve the right to vet and edit information before publishing and it will be included when space is available; so no time sensitive material please. 


Remember if you have a specific event to advertise, we can add this to our events listings on our website by using the link here.

Dates for your Diary


06 November 19:30   -  Planning Committee

20 November 19:30   -  Finance Committee

26 November 19:00   -  Residents' Forum Meeting