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Horley Town Council

January eNewsletter 2016

In this edition ...

An interesting update by Horley Conservation Group; a 'Clean for the Queen' initiative; news of our 2016 Town Guide; info on local clubs & societies, precept declaration and breaking news about Horley Carnival (pic courtesy of Lorna Cantwell).

Horley Conservation Group - January 2016 Update

If we look back and think what we’ve achieved as a group during 2015 then I think we have every reason to be very proud. This has been the first full year of activities undertaken by the newly constituted Horley Conservation Group. The group has been very fortunate to have been enthusiastically and knowledgeably led by Kevin Lerwill of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Kevin, along with a reliable bunch of enthusiastic volunteers have been busy enhancing and maintaining the landscape where many local residents spend some of their leisure time.

Projects have included Himalayan balsam clearance and control, coppicing in local pond areas with the introduction of invertibrate shelters to enhance the biodiversity of these areas, hedge maintenance <read more>

Clean for the Queen

Clean for The Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.  When she came to the throne, litter was not the problem that it is today. Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing menace that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride. What better way could we show our gratitude to Her Majesty than to clean up our country?  Individuals, volunteer groups, local councils, businesses and schools are asked to do their bit, and start now by taking part in the Clean for The Queen weekend on 4th, 5th and 6th March 2016. Please register your interest here and for more details.

Town Guide

The latest edition of the Official Town Guide has been thoroughly revised by the Town Council in conjunction with our new publishers, Local Authority Publishing.   The guide has always proved popular with tourists, local residents and businesses alike. The guide will be delivered to all households in the Horley area by Royal Mail.  Copies are also available from the Town Council offices in Albert Road and from the Library.

Further information on advertising in future guides is available from the Town Council.

Please follow this link to view the interactive Horley Town Guide.

Edmonds Community Hall for Hire ....Around the Clubs!


All are welcome to a ‘free Introductory Evening’ to learn the slow, controlled and graceful movements of White Crane T’ai Chi.

With regular exercise many practitioners of T’ai Chi notice benefits in correcting posture, improving focus, balance and co-ordination, as well as it being a meditative and relaxing exercise for the body. White Crane T’ai Chi is suitable for all ages.  It is low impact and when practised correctly can help to improve well-being.

To learn more about this please come along on Thursday evenings to the Edmonds Hall at Horley Town Council offices (rear entrance), Albert Road, Horley from 7.30pm.

For any more information call Colin Hodsdon 07754 387676

Innes Pavilion Clubhouse

FREE Trial Lesson at Fuzion Martial Arts 

Full time Martial Arts venue based at the Innes Pavilion, Thornton Place, Horley RH6 8RJ.  Lessons for all ages and abilities reaping rewards from increased confidence, weight loss, discipline and much more.  Get in contact or visit to book your FREE Trial at: or telephone 07506 192390 / 01293 553180.

Council approves Budget and sets Precept for 2016/17

At its Full Council meeting of 15 December 2015, Horley Town Council approved its budget for 2016/17 and set its Town Precept.  Cllr Samantha Marshall, Chairman of the Town Council’s Finance & General Purposes Committee, explained that the Precept for 2016/2017 has been set at a total net figure of £315,882.  This means that the Town element of Council Tax will be an annual amount of £35.24 (less than 68p per week), representing an annual increase of 62p per Band D household (+ 1.79 %) <read more>

Horley Carnival 2016

By popular demand, the Horley Carnival will return!  It will be held on Saturday, 18 June 2016 in the Horley Recreation Ground. The theme for this is "Through the Ages and Beyond".  More news will follow...

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:


  • 23 April    St George's Day Fayre, Horley Town Precinct
  • 18 June    Horley Carnival, Horley Recreation Ground 

Next Council Meetings

  • 2 Feb       Planning
  • 9 Feb       Full Council
  • 23 Feb     Leisure & Amenities



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