Horley Town Council
Your Horley
August 2020

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

Don't lose your voice; Notice of Councillor vacancy; Controlled Dog Spaces review; Part-time courses at East Surrey College; Launch of 'Putting Residents First'; Walking to Menin Gate; Update from Metro Bus on School Buses; Scam Alerts; Q Garden volunteers meet up date; Update from Gatwick Airport; Great British September Clean; Mill Lane Road & Parkhurst Road closure details; Newly confirmed 2020 Committee Meeting dates and finally Committee Dates for your diary.
For the latest information, help, advice and support services, please see the
Horley Town Council webpage here
Mill Lane Road Closure

1- 5 September  7:00 - 17:00
October/November Dates TBC for 2 weeks 24hr closure

Repair work to damaged culvert

Road will remain open to dismounted cyclists and pedestrians
Parkhurst Road Closure

10 September 07:30 -17:00
7 day closure

Carriageway re-surfacing
Q Garden Shout Out

Date: 12th September 2020, 10:00
Location: corner of The Drive and Russells Crescent

Join other volunteers as they continue their efforts to keep the Q Garden looking beautiful.

Tools, gloves and guidance if you are new to gardening can all be provided.

Meetup is at 10am at the corner of The Drive and Russells Crescent
Don't Lose Your Voice - Look out for your Voter Registration

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council are urging local residents not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date. Changes to the canvass process this year mean that residents may receive an email or text message about this for the first time.

With Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, County Councillor and Borough Councillor elections taking place in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.

For more information visit www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/canvass. 

Brushing Scams
Instagram Scams
TV Licensing
Counterfeit Beauty Products
Novel Foods (Including CBD & Hemp)
Food Recalls
Product Recalls

The National Cyber Security Centre has set up a single email address to report phising scams to. Email them at: report@phishing.gov.uk
Walking to the Menin Gate

Horley Town Mayor, Cllr David Powell and his fellow walkers; Terry Boardman, Tony Keay and Bob Jenkinson are continuing their efforts to raise money for the rebuilding of the Earl Haig Sports and Social Club which was destroyed in a fire earlier this year. The club was the headquarters of the local Royal British Legion.

Between them, despite a combined age of 308, they have now walked over 339 laps of the Horley Recreation Ground as they attempt to walk the equivalent distance of Horley to the Menin Gate in Belgium.  They have been joined by supporters who have added another 370 laps to the total so far.

The walkers are aiming to have completed their laps by mid September in their attempts to raise £71,000.

If you would like to help with the fund raising donations can be made online through their GoFundMe page.



a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Horley South Ward of the Town Council of Horley. 

An election to fill the vacancy will be held on 6 May 2021 if notice in writing of a request for such an election is made by TEN local government electors for the Horley South town council ward and received by the Returning Officer, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate RH2 0SH not later than 7 September 2020.

If a request for an election is not received by the above deadline the Town Council will co-opt a person to fill the vacancy as soon as practicable.

Dated: 17 August 2020
Written requests can be made via email to elreg@reigate-banstead.gov.uk
The Circus is coming to Town
at Horley Recreation Ground
Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 September
FIRST DAY Special Offer - all seats £7 any age, any seat!
Grandstand : ADULT £18 - CHILD / SENIOR £16
Child tickets are for ages 2 -16
Under two years go free but must sit on a parent's lap

(No pushchairs are allowed into the seating area, but can be left in the foyer)
Online Booking - Visit  www.ticketline.co.uk if you wish to book your tickets online. You can book with Ticket Line up until 9am on the day of your chosen performance. Booking fee applies.

Circus Box Office
- Open on site daily from 9am until 8pm if you wish to come and collect your tickets in person. Card Payments by Debit Card Only
Photograph from East Surrey College
East Surrey College Courses - Part-time courses starting September 2020

There’s never been a better time to learn a new hobby or improve your career prospects with a qualification! As your local adult learning provider based in Redhill, East Surrey College incorporating Reigate School of Art, offers an exciting range of Part-time courses for 2020-21.

Click here to find out more
Residents' Views Sought on Controlled Dog Spaces

Residents and visitors are being asked to share their views on the renewing of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) used to control the behaviour of dogs in the borough’s parks and green spaces.

Many of the orders have already been in place for three years. Prior to this, some were known as Dog Control Orders (DCO). The renewal of the PSPOs must now be consulted on before the Council can decide whether to renew them.  There are currently over 90 specific orders in place across the borough’s parks and green spaces due for review, as well as some new ones.

To read more on this click here
Information from Metro Bus about school bus travel

Click here to read the latest
For more Information on local Great British September Cleaning Events see the news section on our website next week and The Great British September Clean website for how to set up an event
The Leaders of Surrey’s 11 district and borough councils today launch their ‘Putting Residents First’ campaign to transform local government in the county and bring decision making and services close to communities.

Work has started on proposals for a modern approach to local government, to be shared with central Government as part of the debate on its anticipated ‘Recovery and Devolution’ white paper this autumn. The white paper signals its desire to reform local government – an opportunity Surrey’s district and borough councils are eager and enthusiastic to embrace.

To read more click here
Horley Town Council Still Operating

We will aim to have a staff member present in the office every day, Monday to Friday, between our core opening hours of 10am to 4pm but this will be subject to ongoing public health guidelines to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.  Alternatively, you can make a prior appointment by calling 01293 784765 or 07946 055897.

Entry to the Council Offices will be restricted to one person or small groups at a time in order to comply with social distancing rules. On arrival, visitors will be asked to provide their contact details for the NHS Test & Trace Programme.  Please do not come to our offices if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms in the interests of public health and safety.

Please pass the information contained in this newsletter to your friends and family and we hope you stay safe and well.

Please note all meeting are currently being held virtually

15  September
22  September
Planning & Development Virtual Committee Meeting
Leisure & Amenities Virtual Committee Meeting
Newly Confirmed 2020 Committee Meeting Dates Committee 

15 September – Planning Committee
22 September – Leisure Committee
06 October – Finance Committee
13 October – Planning Committee
17 October – Full Council
10 November – Planning Committee
17 November – Leisure Committee
24 November – Finance Committee
08 December – Planning Committee
15 December – Full Council (Precept Setting)
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