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Horley Town Council

April eNewsletter 2016

In this edition ...

There are details on the annual Horley Town Meeting; results of the Horley in Spring competition, the St George's Day Fayre & Parade as well as information on a public consultation by the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

Horley Town Meeting

The Horley Town Meeting will be held on Friday 29 April 2016 at the Edmonds Community Hall (formerly "The Albert Rooms"), Albert Road Horley RH6 7HZ commencing at 7.30 pm.  Refreshments will be available from 7.00 pm.  The notice of the meeting is available here.

Peter Faulding, Chief Executive of Specialist Group International Ltd will be the guest speaker. He will give a brief presentation on the Group's work and will be happy to answer any questions from the public. Specialist Group International are a world renowned company providing specialist services with a highly disciplined professional team and an arsenal of cutting edge equipment including a fleet of boats, underwater search team, a fleet of specialist vehicles, ground penetrating radar, side scan sonar, remotes submarines and a helicopter to provide rapid transport and aerial photography at crime scenes and during major incidents such as flooding.

Other topics for discussion will include Smith’s Charity, The Cyril Edmonds Fund, annual reports from the Town Council’s Chairman and Committee Chairmen. Presentations will be made to winners of Court Lodge in Colour and Horley in Spring.

Any members of the public, who are resident in Horley, may submit a proposed resolution on any matter (together with the names of proposer and seconder) for public discussion. Proposed resolutions should be submitted in writing to the Town Clerk by Wednesday 27 April 2016.

Horley in Spring 2016 results


First: Horley Infant School

Joint Second: Rosemead Guest House

Joint Second: Airfield Tavern



First: Veronica Ballard

Second: John Bieniek 

The 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.

Yes, it's Rocket Science!

Horley East Brownies are participating in an experiment with astronaut, Tim Peake. They are one of the thousands of groups taking part in a nationwide project to see how gravity affects Rocket Seeds and to encourage children to get more involved in Science.

In September 2015 2kg. of Rocket Seeds were flown to the International Space Station, Soyuz 443 where they spent several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in March 2016.

The Brownies planted their 100 space seeds plus 100 that haven’t been to space with the help of the Horley Town Mayor, Richard Olliver.

Differences in growth will be measured over 7 weeks but the Brownies won’t know which packet contained which seeds until the results have been collected by the R.H.S. and analysed by professional biostatisticians.

Veronica Ballard

Changes to Fire and Rescue in Surrey – have your say at Community Events

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service reviewing its services and wants to know what matters to residents, staff and stakeholders.

A public consultation on our ‘Public Safety Plan’ which outlines the Service’s plans for 2016 – 2025, will run from 27 April – 7 June 2016*.

To support this, three public meetings are being held during May for stakeholders to find out more and share views on our proposals. Proposed changes include working closer with other emergency services, reviewing how we respond to automatic fire alarms and how quickly we respond to 999 calls.  An opportunity to tour the fire station, meet local firefighters and learn vital safety advice will take place during the second hour of each event.

Please do come along if you can and also help us to spread the word in your local areas.

Free places can be booked by clicking on your chosen event:

·        Saturday 7 May 11am – 1pm at Chertsey fire station
·        Wednesday 18 May 7pm – 9pm at Guildford fire station
·        Thursday 19 May 7pm – 9pm at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Reigate

Other ways to take part in the consultation (from 27 April 2016*):

·        Complete the questionnaire at, your local library, fire station or council office
·        Call us for a questionnaire on 03456 009 009
·        Email:
·        Textphone (via Text Relay): 18001 03456 009 009
·        SMS: 07527 182 861
·        Minicom: 020 8541 9698

St George's Day Fayre & Parade

Organised by the Horley Association of Traders (HATs) the St George's Day Fayre and Parade took place on Saturday, 23 April, with many attending the popular event held in the High Street.

Arround 50 stalls sold jewellery, scarves, children's clothes and books at the event and there were also live bands including inChoir.  St George and his dragon are pictured here (photo by kind permission of Grant Melton, Surrey Mirror).

HATs have told us "what a great St George's day we had in Horley. Really well supported by local business's, stall holders, volunteers, musicians and of course everyone who came along to enjoy the event celebrating our national saints day. It was the most stalls we have ever had, and we think it was the busiest St George's day in Horley yet. We will be back next year, bigger and better (St George's feet may have stopped hurting by then)."

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:


  • 5 May        Local Elections
  • 18 June     Horley Carnival, Horley Recreation Ground

Next Council Meetings

  • 26 April      Planning
  •   3 May       Finance
  • 17 May      Annual Council Meeting
  • 24 May      Leisure

Horley Town Meeting

  • 29 April @ Edmonds Hall

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