Horley Town Council

November 2018



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


We feature this year's Remembrance Programme by the Royal British Legion; important Transformation Consultations led by Surrey County Council; an update from the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership; upcoming local Christmas Events; some free 'pick-up' parking offered at Gatwick Airport; news about road closures for essential gasworks in Horley; and details of the Town Council's Notice of Conclusion of Audit and inspection of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018.


The Town Remembers


The Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service at the Memorial Gardens was very well attended on Sunday 11 November, to commemorate the contribution of military and civilian servicemen and women and to all those who suffered or died in the two World Wars and later conflicts. The RBL Branch Chaplain, Reverend Shane Wood, presided over the Service.


The Parade was led by the Band of the Redhill Corps of Drums, followed by a procession of War Veterans, Councillors, Scouts, Army Cadets, local schools and other organisations.

The Memorial Gardens reached almost full capacity with visitors of all ages and poppy wreaths were reverently placed by representatives of the Royal British Legion, local government, cadets, schools and many other community groups. 


Pictured is Cllr David Powell saluting after laying the Town Council Wreath.




Join us on the High Street for their 


Christmas Fair 2018

Saturday 8th December 2018

10am - 5pm


Fun for all the family - Santa's Grotto & Reindeer- Live Music - Stalls & Activities - Mulled Wine & Mince Pies




Surrey County Council is undertaking a number of Transformation Consultations at the moment. To make your views heard please click on the links below


Family Resilience - Children's Centres


Concessionary Bus Travel Funding Consultation


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


Libraries & Cultural Services


Cummunity Recycling Centres



In November, amongst other tasks, Gatwick Greenspace Partnership volunteers dug the holes pictured above (and taped them off), ready for the new fruit trees and shrubs at The Fieldings Community Orchard. The team of volunteers also coppiced some of the overgrown Hazel and cleared the brambles around the existing fruit trees along the edge of the Orchard space.


A reminder that next month’s task is at The Fieldings again, when they will be planting the new shrubs and pruning the old overgrown ones at the edge, so there will be plenty to do…If you can’t join them for that, then you welcome to join them for a quick pre-Christmas drink at The Farmhouse Pub afterward around 1 PM


The Churches of Horley will be holding their Town Centre Carol Service


Saturday 15th December at 11:00am

in the Pedestrian Precinct


Refreshments after at the Horley Day Centre


Gatwick Parking


Did you know that some pick up parking at Gatwick is free? If not then read on.......


If close proximity to the airport isn’t essential, the Long Stay pick-up option could be suitable for you. Pull into one of the Long stay car parks, in the North or South Terminal, and you can leave your car there for up to two hours free of charge.Here, you can either:
• Park in a designated bay, marked ‘Free Pick Up’, and wait for your passenger at your vehicle. They will need to board the regular bus service and depart at the appropriate stop ready for you to collect them.
• Pull into the Long Stay car park as normal, park your car, and take the free bus into the terminal to meet your passenger as they arrive. You can leave your vehicle here for free for two hours; after this, normal charges will apply.


Discounts on pick-ups for locals
If you regularly pick-up passengers from Gatwick Airport and live within the RH, GU, BN or TN postcodes, you can benefit from the Residents Discount Pick Up Scheme.For £20 a year, you’ll be able to park in the Short Stay car park for 20 minutes, up to 250 times a year. Three number plates can be added to the account, allowing you to share the benefit between your household. Click here for more info 



Our Town Clerk, Joan Walsh, recently successfully completed her CiLCA qualification. As well as demonstrating her dedication to the job and her professionalism, the CiLCA award, a management qualification, makes a positive contribution to the running of the Town Council. With her increased knowledge and insight Joan is able to offer better advice and support to Councillors, enabling them and the Town Council to take on the challenges and opportunities facing our sector. Congratulations to Joan on her well-deserved success.


From the 3rd December a part of Victoria Road in Horley will be closed to vehicles to allow SGN to lay a new gas pipe. Its anticipated that the works will take 5 days. The closure will start at the traffic lights by Collingwood Batchellor and will go down to the Massets Road Junction. 


Metrobus have confirmed that the Number 20 bus will be diverted down Russells Crescent 

Horley Town Council 

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2018


Section 20(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

1.     The audit of accounts for Horley Town Council for the year ended 31              March 2018 has been completed and the accounts have been published

2.     The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for                      inspection by any local government elector of the area of Horley Town            Council on application to Joan Walsh, Town Clerk, Horley Town                      Council,  92 Albert Road, Horley, RH6 7HZ                                              



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