Horley Town Council
Your Horley
October 2020

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

Remembrance 2020; Fireworks Safety; Footpath Diversion; Crematorium Proposals; Award for Tanyard Meadows; Foodbank Drive Through; HATS call for decorations; Tree Suggestions Thanks; HTC new Councillors; Surrey Police are Recruiting; Surrey Rights of Way; Dog Waste Bins; Traders4u; Final Call for photos; County Lines Info from Neighbourhood Watch and finally Committee Dates for your diary.
Remembrance 2020
In the light of the Coronavirus pandemic and the need to protect the safety of the public, the Horley RBL will sadly not be holding their Remembrance Parade through Horley and Service in the Memorial Gardens this year. 

Reigate & Banstead Commemorations will be filmed and streamed live on the day.  The Surrey Armed Services is encouraging all Surrey residents to take part in the Two Minutes Silence on their doorstep or inside their homes as a mark of Remembrance at 11.00 am on Remembrance Sunday. 

The Town Council fully appreciates that Horley residents may still wish to visit the War Memorial during the Remembrance period to pay their respects and maybe plant Remembrance crosses, however we would ask that they avoid visiting at 11.00 am on Remembrance Sunday to prevent large groups gathering and also to ensure that they follow all social distancing rules whenever they do visit the Memorial Gardens. 

The Royal British Legion is asking everyone to back the Poppy Appeal in a new way this year, please visit their website for further information

This weekend (1st November) is the latest entry date for those wishing to enter a photo into this year's photographic competition.
More details can be found here
New Councillors Join Horley Town Council

At a Full meeting of the Council on 27th October Members elected to co-opt Ms Hannah Avery and Mr Jordan Beech to the two vacant Town Councillor positions at Horley Town Council, to represent the Horley South ward.

To read more click here
Footpath Diversion Notice

Footpath 407 - Diversion of the Path off Meath Grren Lane as shown in the picture. Any objections to the diversion should be made to Surrey County Council no later than 13 November 2020

Click here to view the order
Crematorium Proposals

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is proposing to build a crematorium and memorial garden in the borough to provide a more local service for bereaved families. 

It follows research undertaken last year that showed there is a clear need. Since then, the Council has been carrying out feasibility studies, including work to identify a potential site.
To read more click here

1st Nov latest date for submissions
Traders 4 U
Traders4u offers a list of local businesses who have each given a commitment to trading fairly. Each business included on this list has been checked by Trading Standards before being approved as a member of the scheme.
The scheme currently operates in Buckinghamshire and Surrey. Click here for the website
Silver Award for Tanyard Meadow

Tanyard Meadow has been awarded a Silver Gilt in the Country Park category from South & South East in Bloom 2020 Competition. To read more click here
County Lines
With recent news of police shutting down approximately 10% of County Lines operations in a UK wide strategy involving over 43 police forces leading to over 1,000 arrests, recovering £500,000 in cash and millions of pounds worth of drugs, it has never been a more opportune time to highlight the growing trend of County Lines and to explain what they are.
To read more click here for the Neighbourhood Watch newsletter
Fireworks Safety 
 - Never allow young children to handle fireworks
 - Older children should use them only under close adult supervision
 - Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear
 - Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
 - Never light them indoors
 - Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material
 - Never point or throw fireworks at another person
 - Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting

Remember sparklers burn at nearly 2000 degrees (the use of which account for 25% of fireworks injuries in children)

Safe Disposal of damaged or unused fireworks

 - Drowning or submerging the firework in a bucket of water for a specific period of time will render the firework non-explosive. The firework must be soaked right through which may take several hours.
 - In order to avoid possible self-heating the fireworks should be totally immersed in a large volume of water and where necessary weighted down to ensure this.

For more information visit the National Safety Council
Virtual Borough Remembrance 

Residents are being encouraged to honour Remembrance Sunday from the safety of their homes this year as all of Reigate & Banstead's services and parades have been cancelled. To mark the occasion virtually, but safely, the Council has filmed a Remembrance service in advance, which will be broadcast on their social media channels and on Susy Radio 103.4FM on Remembrance Sunday (8 November) and Armistice Day (11 November). To read more click here
Police Recruitment

Surrey Police are looking for individuals within and outside our county who can help keep Surrey safe. if you or someone you know are looking for a career change then get them to visit Surrey Police's dedicated recruitment page here
HATS Looking for Decorations

Horley Association of Traders would like to invite the local community to donate their baubles, which will then be used to decorate our town's Christmas tree. (One decoration per person please) They can be homemade with your name on it or simply one from your own Christmas decoration collection. We don’t mind as long as it brightens up our tree. In fact, the more, the merrier – as the community of Horley come together - to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Donations gratefully received in the town centre (COVID conditions permitting) on two Saturdays in November (14th and 21th November) when the HATs team will have a stall in the town to accept them.
Tree Planting

A Thank you to all of you that took the time to suggest new tree planting locations in response to last months newsletter article. The suggestions were most helpful and will be assessed and passed on to the Surrey County Council tree team. 
Surrey County Council Rights of Way

The Countryside Access Team are now inspecting and maintaining over 1100 bridges on the public rights of way network. Last year the team received 224 reports regarding bridges and of these 128 have now been resolved by the team/contractors carrying out repairs, or required no further action.

To read more in their annual report click here
Did you know?

That bagged dog waste can go into normal litter bins or taken home and placed in your houehold refuse bin you don't have to use a dog waste bin.
Horley Foodbank Drive Through Event

The foodbank is doing a drive through event Saturday 31st at Horley Baptist Church, Court Lodge Road between 9:30 and 12:30.

Drive into the car park and volunteers will take the donations from your car so its all COVID secure. You can go to their Facebook page for a list of what's needed or just give what you can.
Help at Christmas

If you know of an elderly person who would benefit from some extra help, at Christmas or any other time, let them know about the Smith's Charity
Phone 01293 782629 or email smithshorley@virginmedia.com

Please note all meeting are currently being held virtually

10  November
17  November
24  November
Planning & Development Virtual Committee Meeting
Leisure & Amenities Virtual Committee Meeting
Finance & General Purposes Virtual Committee Meeting
The rest of the 2020/2021 Municipal meeting dates have now been agreed and can be viewed here 
For a fuller list of local events have a look at What's On In Horley
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