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Horley Town Council

March eNewsletter 2016

In this edition ...

Includes details on the launch of Horley in Spring, the forthcoming Horley Carnival as well as an update on the national 'Clean for the Queen' initiative and support from UK Power Networks.

Horley in Spring 2016

We are pleased to welcome more entries for the Horley in Spring Competition which weill be judged in mid April.  We hope that many local residents, businesses and community groups will be keen to enter.  Once again, as well as receiving entries from the parish of Horley, we will also be accepting entries from Hookwood.  Schools from Charlwood, as well as from Horley, will also be invited to enter.

There will be five categories this year:

•           Residential House
•           Residential Flat
•           Community  (includes schools)
•           Commercial (includes pubs)
•           Hanging Basket / Planter 

Entry forms are available from the Town Council Offices or may be downloaded here

All results will appear in the local press and on the Town Council website. Winners will be presented with their certificates at the Horley Town Meeting, due to be held at the Albert Rooms, Albert Road, Horley on the evening of Friday 29 April 2016.

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

Cheneler Ballet

Established in 2008 the “Cheneler School of Dance” participates in Cecchetti Ballet, Modern Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Street and Contemporary from age 18 months to adults. Pupils take part in ISTD examinations in Cecchetti Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap, with 100% pass rate, as well as enjoying great success in competitions and performances throughout the area, including bi-annual productions at The Hawth and performances in the West End at Her Majesty’s Theatre and Sadler’s Wells. We take great pride in teaching our pupils a strong technique through all disciplines of dance as well as focusing on performance and style. We are also proud to offer pupils a safe and professional training, within a friendly atmosphere, welcoming a range of abilities to enjoy dance for either recreation or vocational purposes. Students from the “Cheneler School of Dance” have made a great impression on the dance circuit, by successfully auditioning to become Cecchetti Scholars and Associates as well as performing with the English Youth Ballet and London’s Children’s Ballet.

We are a friendly, family based school and welcome everyone!  We currently have the following classes available in Horley on Wednesdays:

“Twinkle Toes” Toddler Ballet, 18 months-3 years, 4:00-4:30pm / Primary Ballet, 3 - 6 years, 4:30-5:00pm

If you are interested in a free trial please contact Hayley on: 07803 923439.  Come and join the fun! Visit our Facebook page: Cheneler School of Dance or

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 year's event is "Through the Ages and Beyond".  If you would like to take part in the procession or have a stall at the Recreation Ground please see our website  <<read more>>

Clean for the Queen 2016 ...Horley Update


We are pleased to report that as part of "Clean for the Queen" initiative in Horley, 9 volunteers (including Town and Borough councillors) took part on 4th March, by completely filling 11 large sacks with litter and even a battered TV! They de-littered the northern end of Court Lodge Playing Fields as well as a long stretch of the bank of the River Mole.  Much of the litter included cans left from Riverside picnics and parties which had been tossed in the long grass and nettles during the summer months and then subjected to winter conditions.  Well done to everyone who took part!

pic: courtesy of Crawley Observer

UK Power Networks - Partnership Working with Parishes

Who are UK Power Networks?
UK Power Networks own and maintain electricity cables and lines across London, the South East and East of England making sure your lights stay on. You don’t pay your electricity bills to UK Power Networks. Your electricity supplier is the company you choose to buy your electricity from, and who you pay your bills to.

Sign up FREE for extra support during a power cut

Need extra support during a power cut or know someone else (maybe a relative, neighbour, patient, or friend) that would need extra support during a power cut? You may be entitled to free extra support from UK Power Networks.

Who can sign up?

You need to live in London, the South East of England or the East of England.  You can check whether you live in an area where we own and maintain the electricity cables by visiting our website at      

If you live in UK Power Networks area then the following can apply:

Customers who are dependent on medical equipment
Customers who are chronically sick
Customers with a disability
Customers who are blind or visually impaired
Customers with young babies
Elderly customers
A nursing or residential home
Other cases will be considered too so please get in touch

What support can you get?

Signing up doesn’t necessarily mean we can get your power back on more quickly but you will receive:

A priority phone number that you can call 24hours a day if you have a power cut
A welcome pack with useful advice about preparing for a power cut
Regular text message or phone updates during a power cut
Extra support from the British Red Cross to visit your home (if you agree)

How to apply

Call 0800 31 63 105 or 0333 32 32 105 from a mobile
Download an application form to print off or sign up online by visiting     
Write to Priority Services Coordinator, UK Power Networks, Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AA

Fundraising in aid of St Catherine's Hospice

The Worrall family are kindly opening their garden in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.  This is a beautiful 7-acre garden with magnificent displays of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias.  There is a grassy avenue, lake, lily pond, pergola, Etruscan-style temple and much more.  This lovely garden is only open to the public for a few weekends each year, so make sure you don’t miss it.

Here are the details ...

Open Garden Event on Sunday 8th May 2016, 2.00pm – 5.30pm at: Birchanger Gardens, Handcross RH17 6JY (2 miles east of A23 at Handcross on the B2110,  2 miles north of Balcombe).  Signposted on the day.

Entrance £5, children free, dogs on leads. Free car parking.  Refreshments with home made cakes.             

Further details from Marian Erritt on 01444 413391.

Check St Catherine Hospice’s website for details of other gardens that will be opening this year to raise funds.

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

  • 29 March     Planning  
  • 5 April         Full Council
  • 19 April       Leisure 

Horley Town Meeting

  • 29 April @ Edmonds Hall


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