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Horley Town Council

September 2015 Newsletter

In this edition ...

Our continued success in the S&SE in Bloom. Horley in Bloom results are shown for allotments, photographic and the main competition. The V J Parade is also reviewed, and we are seeking views on a proposed Café at the Horley Recreation Ground.

South & South East in Bloom Competition Results

We are delighted to announce that Horley Town Council has again won two prestigious awards at this year’s South & South East in Bloom Awards Ceremony, which was held at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton.  We were very pleased to receive a Silver Gilt Award for the Town Centre for the fifth year and, for the sixth year running, a Silver Gilt Award was also won for Horley Recreation Ground.  The judges said that “the overall presentation continues to improve and everyone in Horley is working hard to maintain a high standard.  The hanging baskets and planters were outstanding and the wild flowers in Church Meadows looked amazing!”.

Cllr Richard Olliver, Chairman & Town Mayor, accompanied by Vice-Chairman, Cllr Mike George, received the awards at the ceremony, and both were delighted that Horley’s results continue to improve.

Horley Town Guide 2015/16

We are currently preparing the next release of the Horley Town Guide which will be posted to all households in Horley, in the autumn. We invite any local club, organisation or voluntary group to have their details listed in the guide. The information would need to be limited to contact name, telephone number(s) and email address, together with the day, time and venue for classes or meetings. If you were listed in the 2014 edition, please verify your existing contact details.

If you have any queries then please e-mail:


Allotments Results

Results of the Horley in Bloom Allotments competitions for 2015 

Langshott Allotments:

First:                            Plot 16 (Julie & Ian Preddy)
Second:                       Plot 61 (Susan & Alan Amesbury)
Third:                           Plot 55 (Sherree & David Clarke)

Church Road Allotments:

Joint First:                    Plots 15/16 (Anna & Rudi Buob) and Plot 17 (Chris & Brian Robinson)
Second:                        Plot 5 (Mr D Moore)
Best Newcomer:           Plot 19 (Susan & Mark Gardiner)

The judges were very impressed with the standards and acknowledged that allotment holders at the Langshott Site “had done astonishingly well, in a very short time, to achieve such a high standard".

Prizes will be presented at the Horley in Bloom Awards Evening, at Regent Hall on the evening of Friday, 25 September 2015.

VJ Day

The Horley Branch of the Royal British Legion marked the 70th anniversary of the Victory in Japan Day, by holding an open air service at the War Memorial, on Saturday, 15th August 2015.
The following organisations placed wreaths at the War Memorial:-
 The Royal British Legion
The Women’s Section of The Royal British Legion
The Royal Naval Association
The Royal Artillery Association
The Royal Air Force Association
Horley Town Council
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
Air Training Corps 135 Sqn 

Horley in Bloom Results

Results of the Horley in Bloom competition judged on 7 July 2015 are available here

Mike George, Horley in Bloom Chairman, said:  “We were delighted to once again see so many newcomers entering the competition and our judges were extremely impressed with the high quality of the entries.” 

A presentation evening will be held on Friday 25 September at Regent House, Horley, when the awards will be presented <read more>

Edmonds Community Hall for Hire

Our hall for hire is known as the Edmonds Community Hall, and is approximately 40ft x 20ft with a wooden sprung floor.  It is a very popular venue, and is utilised by many hirers throughout the week, providing a wide range of classes, services and leisure facilities in the community.  We are very pleased to advise that the hall has just been refurbished with a contemporary and fresh new look!

The modern facilities of the hall include ladies and gentlemen’s toilets, a disabled toilet and a kitchen with electric cooker. Tables and chairs can be provided for up to 60 people.  There are 14 parking spaces including one disabled space.   It is available for day and evening hire subject to our normal terms and conditions which are available on application.  We also offer conference facilities with screen, projector and audio visual systems available as optional extras.  Wifi is also available.  The venue is also ideal for small wedding receptions, christenings and family parties.  Our regular hirers include Kick Boxing, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Monkey Business (a pre-school music and dance group), Dance Schools, Wardrobe Wizards, Horley Society of Artists, a Church Group and, on Tuesday evenings, Town Council meetings.

Current Hall Hire Availability is as follows:

MONDAY Time Slots Available:  9.00am-10.00am, 12.30pm-6.30pm
TUESDAY Already Fully Booked throughout the day
THURSDAY Time Slots Available: 12.30pm-7.00pm
FRIDAY Time Slots Available: 1.30pm-11.30pm
SATURDAY Time Slots Available: ALL DAY (9.00am-11.30pm)
SUNDAY Time Slots Available: 3.30pm-10.00pm

Please check with Horley Town Council staff for more details as we receive many enquiries.

Photographic Competition Results

Adult – Plants / Hanging Basket

First – Catherine Robertson, Plants (1)

Second – Richard Cantwell,  White flower

Highly Commended – Veronica Ballard, Sweet Pea

Highly Commended – Susan George, Pink Clematis (2)

Key Stage 2 & 3– Plants / Hanging Baskets

First – Fraser Robertson, Sunflower Centre

Second – Chloe George, Leaves

Highly Commended – Chloe George, White Flower (2)

Key Stage 1 - Plants / Hanging Baskets

First – Katie Cantwell,   Red & Purple Plants

Second – Katie Cantwell,   Begonias

Adult – Street View/Park/Countryside

First - Lorna Cantwell, Water Lilies

Second – Catherine Robertson,   Church Meadows (3)

Highly Commended – Fiona Stimpson, Riverside Garden Park (1)

Highly Commended – Richard Cantwell, Lake Scene

Key Stages 2 & 3– Street View/Park/Countryside

First – Benjamin Robertson, Church Meadows

Second – Chloe George, River Scene (1)

Highly Commended – Fraser Robertson, Six Bells

Adult – Garden Scene

First – Jim Williamson, Garden Border

Second – Catherine Robertson,   Butterfly on Lavender (3)

Highly Commended – Jim Williamson, Vixen in Garden

Key Stages 2 & 3 – Garden Scene

First – Benjamin Robertson, Ladybird on Leaf

Second – Benjamin Robertson Butterfly on Lavender (3)

Highly Commended – Fraser Robertson, Bee on Lavender

Cafe in the Park

The Town Council is evaluating the need for a cafe in the Horley Recreation Park.  It is early days, but an architect has been appointed to conduct a feasibility study, following requests we received for such a project from parents with toddlers, park users, dog walkers etc.  If you have any views on the matter, please let us know what you think - a fuller survey will be conducted once we have further information.  Thank you!

Dates for your diary

Please 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.

Forthcoming events are:

Next Council Meetings

  • 15 Sep       Planning
  • 29 Sep       Finance
  • 13 Oct        Planning
  • 20 Oct        Full Council


16 Sep Circus @ Horley Recreation Ground

24 Sep Funfair @ Horley Recreation Ground

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