Horley Town Council
Your Horley
October 2019

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

Scam alerts from Surrey Trading Standards; Fraud news from Surrey & Sussex Police; Save the Date for Horley Rec events; upcoming committee meeting dates; Horley Conservation Group News; Remembrance Programme 2019; defib locations; Adoption of the Development Plan (DMP); Project Funding; Horley in Bloom Awards Evening; Gatwick Partner Charity search; Roadworks on Smallfield Road; Birchwood Volunteer Health Champions; Planning Meetings- Have your say; 'what3words' the Locator App; Inviting the Mayor to your event; Horley Food Bank; Horley Firework displays and finally, Around the Clubs


Rededication of Garden of Remembrance
Wednesday 6th November 

The Garden of Remembrance will be rededicated by the local Clergy and opened by the Chairman of the Horley Town Council at the War Memorial, Brighton Road, Horley at 11.00 o’clock. It is hoped that Pupils from Oakwood School will place Remembrance Crosses in the Garden in memory of Horley Branch members who passed-away during the year.
Everyone is welcome to attend and may place their own Crosses of Remembrance in the Garden should they wish to do so.
Remembrance Day Parade & Service
Sunday 10th November 

Participants to assemble at the Horley RBL Headquarters, Albert Road.

The parade will form up in Consort Way West 

The parade will move off headed by the Redhill Corps of Drums Band, turning into Victoria Road, and will proceed across the traffic lights into Vicarage Lane where the Parade will break off and walk to the War Memorial Gardens
Introduction by the Chaplain, TWO MINUTES SILENCE followed by the service, and the wreath laying ceremony.
The Parade will reassemble in Vicarage Lane and return to the Albert Road Sports & Social Club, via Victoria Road, Town Precinct and Albert Road where the parade will be dismissed.
National Two Minutes Silence
Monday 11th November

The Silence will be observed in the Horley Town Shopping Precinct

Metrobus are offering free travel for Royal British Legion poppy sellers during the poppy selling season. Once again, they're also giving free travel to veterans and current servicemen and women on Remembrance Sunday. To be eligible, veterans just need to be wearing their medals or veteran badges and military personnel need to show their military ID badges.
Do you know where your nearest defibrillator is?

There are quite a number in and around Horley. Although our list is not exhaustive you might want to check out the defibrillator page on our website which has them listed and shown on a map. Just a reminder that the ones outside Boots and the Library are available 24/7.
Cafe in the park 

To read about the latest news on the building of the cafe in Horley Recreation Ground go to the news section on our website.

For the pictures of the build click here
Do you have a youth project that needs funding?

There are a number of funds available:

The Peter Harrison Foundation Community Fund - makes grants to a range of different youth projects, including children and young people with disabilities, helping disabled and disadvantaged young people through sport, providing education to disadvantaged young people and more! Grants are typically up to £5,000.

Surrey Mental Health Foundation - responds to the growing need for mental health support for children and young people. Funding is available to support charities and community groups delivering innovative early intervention projects helping children aged 8-13 develop emotional resilience and self-esteem. Grants are typically between £5,000-£10,000.

Surrey Education Fund - The Surrey Education Fund provides funding to help disadvantaged children and young people up to 25 years to access education and training. Grants are awarded to fund costs such as equipment, books, travel or tuition fees or support the costs of providing charitable educational facilities. Funding is also available for voluntary or charitable projects that provide training and skills development. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

The Rebecca Cannon Vitality Fund  -
is an in memoriam fund aimed to provide a lasting legacy, raising money in memory and offering a brighter future for the homeless and disadvantaged young people of Surrey. The fund awards grants to individuals and non-profit organisations who provide support to overcome homelessness and help disadvantaged young people gain confidence and raise aspirations. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Click here for more information
What3words: The app that can save your life


Well these three words probably look like nonsense to most people but they could save your life. They are unique in that they alone represent a 3x3 metre space at the Horley Town Council office in Albert Road. 

There is a new app available for your smart phone than can pinpoint you anywhere in the world to a 3x3 metre square. No need for a postcode for the emergency services to find you just three words. 

To read more about how the app has already saved lives click on this link to BBC news
Birchwood Volunteer Health Champions

In May 2018, the organisation Altogether Better (https://www.altogetherbetter.org.uk) asked if Birchwood Medical Practice in Kings Road, Horley, might be interested in setting up support services provided by volunteers, working in collaboration with the staff. 

The idea was to help free up the staff to concentrate on treating seriously ill patients, whilst we could help those for example: who might be lonely, bereaved, recovering from surgery or illness, simply by providing activities that people could join in. 

After 12 months, these activities have taken shape, and now include Walking For Health (two different walks led by our trained walk leaders); Wellbeing Wednesdays (including the options of being weighed, height taken and blood pressure checked); and a Carers Support Group (supporting carers who may, for example, be looking after a relative with Dementia). 

We have developed a Facebook page where individuals can find out more about us: www.facebook.com/BirchwoodVolunteers, including the dates of forthcoming activities. 

We are currently inviting people to join our friendly group as volunteers, so that we can maintain and extend the range of activities we offer, even if it is just for a few hours a week. If you are interested, please do visit our facebook page, or contact the reception at Birchwood Medical Practice. 

Another way you could help is simply by telling others what we are doing, as one day, we may be able to help them too!
Planning - have your say

Do you have an opinion about a planning application up for consideration in your local neighbourhood?

You are most welcome to attend the public forum held at the beginning of all our Planning Committee meetings to let Councillors know your views.  Agendas, including the planning list for consideration are published on the website on the Thursday prior to the meeting.

Just give the office a call to let us know you would like to attend on 01293 784765 or you can email us at   info@horleysurrey-tc.gov.uk
Surrey Police Fraud News

Each month we see many incidents of fraudsters targeting our residents in an attempt to
defraud them. We’re working hard to prevent this and support vulnerable victims of fraud
or scams. By following our tips and encouraging family, friends and colleagues to do so
too, you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim.

To read more click on this link to he Surrey & Sussex Police Fraud Newsletter 
Reigate & Banstead Adopt Development Management Plan

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has formally adopted its Development Management Plan  after a Government Planning Inspector found it sound and legally compliant.

Click here to read more information on Reigate & Banstead's website
Horley Firework Displays in November

Horley Cricket Club - Friday 1st November 
Bonfire Lit 7pm
Food & Refreshments available
Tickets £5, Family £15 (2 adults & 3 children)
Advance tickets family £12 before the day from Mitchells, The HIDE and Horley Cricket Club

Horley Lions at Horley Recreation Ground - Saturday 2nd November
Gates Open 6pm
Bonfire Lit 7pm
Fireworks 7:30pm
Adults £5, Children £3, Family £15 (2 adults & 3 children)
Barbeque Bar serving Hotdogs, Bacon rolls, Burgers, Canned Drinks, Tea & Coffee
Replacement Crossing Traffic Lights
Smallfield Road near Langshott Lane
11 November (7 Days)

Surrey County Council will be replacing all the traffic light on equipment as it has become obsolete and is in poor condition. They will also be improving the pedestrian facilities. The temporary lights will be in situ 24 hours a day.
SAVE THE DATE - Horley Recreation Ground Events

2          November   Horley Lions Fireworks & Bonfire Display
6          November   Rededication of Remembrance Garden For full programme Click here
10        November   Remembrance Day Parade & Service For full Programme Click here
Horley In Bloom Awards Evening 2019

This year's Horley in Bloom awards ceremony took place in Regent Hall on Friday 4th October. The ceremony was well attended and the awards were handed out by the Mayor of Reigate & Banstead Cllr Keith Foreman and Mayor of Horley Cllr David Powell.

We were delighted to have such a large number of entrants competing and the judges were thoroughly impressed with the consistently high-standard of entries seen across all categories.

This year's photography competition saw a record 150 entries with a diverse range of subjects from cub foxes to roses. 

For a full list of the winners go to the Horley in Bloom page on our website
London Gatwick has announced that it is seeking a new charity partner, with the successful applicant set to secure a unique opportunity to increase its profile and fund raising possibilities. The partnership will last for two years and registered local charities are encouraged to apply before the deadline of 15th November 2019. The airport will choose the charity that can best improve the lives of local people through the partnership.

To find out more from Gatwick click here

Horley Conservation Group

The aim of last week's session was to pollard the small Willow trees in and around a small seasonal pond near Meadow Way. The group also thinned out some of the small saplings popping up in “Scrub Field” and collected a large bag of rubbish from the ditches as well…luckily the rain held off until the end!

Horley Food Bank

Since opening in 2015, the Churches for Horley Food Bank has been supporting people living in poverty in Horley and surrounding areas by providing emergency food and basic toiletries. We are a non-profit making organization that rely on donations of food and money from local schools, churches, businesses, organisations and individuals. Every single item or penny given makes a difference.
How the Food Bank works

Clients are referred to us from organisations such as Citizens Advice, schools, health visitors and housing trusts through a voucher scheme. The size of the parcel we provide is dependant on the size of the family. Parcels are collected from our centre based at the Horley Methodist Church in Victoria Road (Wed 12:30-2:30 & Fri 2:00-4:00)

How you can help

Businesses, schools, churches and community groups can all get involved in helping the Food Bank in a variety of ways: donating food in our collection bins, bringing food to the centre and volunteering at our serving centre. We have a variety of collection points, Regent Hall, Nisa on the Acres, Horley Methodist Church,  Horley Baptist Church and you can also follow us on Facebook to get regular updates on which items we are short of. You can get in contact with at horleyfoodbank@gmail.com
Mayoral Events

Cllr David Powell, Mayor of Horley, with retired Gurkha Rajendra Chhetri at the Royal British Legion Surrey Poppy Launch on Friday 25th October.

If you like to invite the Mayor to your event please see the invitation form here
Horley Art Group

Do you like painting? It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been painting for years on end or whether you haven’t picked up a brush in years, the Horley Art Group is the group for you. The Group offers a wonderful, supportive environment for you to meet new people, swap tips, and share your love of art.

The Horley Art Group was originally formed in 1996, as the Horley Society of Artists, by Len Bush and Len Driver. We have since provided a warm and friendly environment where artists of all skill levels are encouraged to create their own freely chosen styles and subjects, somewhere to share a common interest in Art.

Recently, the Group has begun to work on decorating Horley Town’s Little Library, which will be placed in the new café being built at the Horley Recreation Ground.

Whilst there is no formal tuition, members can learn from the more experienced artists who willingly share their skills. The Group has a library of books and DVDs that are freely available to all members.

The group meets Friday mornings from 9:00 to 13:00 at Edmonds Hall, Albert Road, Horley. The facilities are modern and very comfortable, being centrally heated, with coffee and tea available. The hall is fully accessible, with a kitchen, ample toilets and plenty of parking space available. There is a small fee which covers the hire of the hall and tea and coffee.

We have welcomed many new members to the group throughout the years. Anyone interested would be warmly welcomed and should contact Pauline Luckman (Telephone: 01293 774027, Email: johnandpauline@tiscali.co.uk).

Dates for your diary...

05  November
19  November
26  November
Leisure & Amenities
For a fuller list of local events have a look at What's On In Horley
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