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Horley Town Council
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December 2020


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

Make it Click; Councillor Vacancy; Christmas Refuse Collections; Rough Sleepers; Cafe News; Train Services over Xmas; HTC Christmas Opening Hours & Contacts; Precept 2021/22; Tier 4 Statement; Christmas drivers needed; Residents Forum news and finally dates for your diary
Precept 2021/22

Following approval of the Town Council's Precept for 2021/22 at the Full Council meeting 15.12.2020, a Press Release has been issued is now available to view on our website through this link

Conclusion of Audit

Notice of conclusion of audit Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2020 can be found using this link
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Resident Forums are back!
Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 7pm
Virtual using Zoom 
This is an opportunity to ask questions and raise any matters of concern with Town, Borough and County Councillors. There will also be an update on the proposed Commercial Hub.

The Virtual Residents Forum will be presented by the Chair of the Panel who will explain the virtual format of proceedings at the start.

Residents are asked to submit their question in advance to: and will be provided with a Zoom link to join the meeting.

At the meeting, each speaker may address the Panel for up to 3 minutes to ask their question. One speaker should be nominated to represent a group.

For more details, please get in touch with Horley Town Council (email: or telephone 01293 784765)



a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Horley West 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 West town council ward and received by the Returning Officer, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate RH2 0SH not later than 11 January 2021.

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: 21 December 2021
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Tier 4 Update

Reigate & Banstead along with the rest of Surrey (excluding Waverley) is now under Tier 4:
Stay at Home restrictions. This means tighter measures as well as a withdrawal of the planned easing of restrictions over the Christmas period.

Tier 4: Stay at Home
The new restrictions are closely aligned to those in place during the national November lockdown, and mean:
  • you should stay at home except for limited exceptions (e.g. for essential travel for work, education or medical appointments)
  • you cannot meet indoors with anyone not in your household or existing support bubble
  • you can only meet outdoors with one person from another household
  • you must not travel into/out of a Tier 4 area except for limited exceptions (e.g. for essential travel for work, education or medical appointments)
  • all non-essential shops, personal care, indoor gyms as well as hospitality venues must close.
Full details of the new Tier 4: Stay at Home restrictions, including additional exceptions, can be found on the website.

The planned easing of restrictions for five days over Christmas has been cancelled for those within Tier 4 areas, meaning that you cannot form or join a Christmas bubble.

People living in Tiers 1-3, can now only meet with two other households for one day only, on Christmas day, instead of the five days previously announced.

For further information on Reigate & Banstead Council Services and news of business support please click here for the information
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Christmas Refuse Collections

There are no bin collections in Reigate & Banstead on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day so there are some changes to collection dates. Christmas collection calendar postcards have been sent to all households in the borough but here are the Horley changes.

Usual Collection            Revised Collection 
Monday 21 Dec              Saturday 19 Dec - Two days earlier
Monday 28 Dec              Monday 28 Dec - Normal

If you are a Garden Waste member then you can leave your Christmas tree out for collection from 11th Jan (no decorations please) If you're not a member then you can take your tree to the Earlswood  Amenity Tip

Garden waste collections are suspended from 28 Dec -11 Jan 
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Christmas day drivers needed for Festive Feast on Wheels

Festive Feast on Wheels’ is a Community Christmas Day lunch service for vulnerable people living in the Reigate & Banstead area.  Each guest will receive a Christmas Day lunch and a small gift, delivered to their door by a friendly volunteer.  

All delivery drivers will need to have a full driving license. If you would like to volunteer, please email or call 07899 808 825.
Cafe in the park

In case you missed it in last month's newsletter we have big news about the progress of the cafe build in Horley Recreation ground. 

To read about it in full follow this link
A picture of the new Cafe built in Horley Recreation Grounds
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Make it Click
Surrey Community Action is working with the Good Things Foundation (funded by Google) to help adults with basic digital skills to improve their digital know-how and computer confidence so they can find a job or look for new employment opportunities.  People who have good digital skills can get better jobs, earn more money and even start their own business.
Good Things Foundation have launched a new learning platform, the ‘Make It Click’ website where you can find a variety of reliable, easy to follow, free resources made up of guides, videos, blogs and news articles.

10 main subject areas: Careers: Email: Documents; Calendars; Presentations; Photos; Online security; Spreadsheets; Social media; Working from home. Our Make It Click Facilitator, Caroline Butler can provide support to help people to get the most out of the Make It Click learning platform or learners can choose to self-study.

To register contact Caroline Butler – email or call 01483 566077 or visit
Street Link - Connecting rough sleepers to local services

If you are concerned about someone over the age of 18 that you have seen sleeping rough you can use the StreetLink website . The details you provide are sent to the local authority or outreach service for the area in which you have seen the person, to help them find the individual and connect them to support. If you think the person  is under 18 please do not contact StreetLink but instead call the police.
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Horley Town Council Christmas Opening Hours and Emergency Contacts

The Horley Town Council office will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and will re-open on Monday 4th January 2021

Our planned re-opening will however be subject to the latest Government guidance on public health and safety as the Coronavirus situation evolves.  
Our website will be kept updated accordingly.

For emergencies to do with our parks call Bennetts on 07597 682360
For emergencies to do with our buildings call Smartguard on 01293 410165
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There is no train service on Christmas Day. On Boxing Day, limited train services will operate on the following three routes: 

Brighton to London Victoria, calling at Haywards Heath, Three Bridges, Gatwick Airport, East Croydon and Clapham Junction; Sutton to London Victoria via West Croydon and
East Croydon to London Victoria via West Norwood

From Sunday 27 Dec to Sunday 3 Jan, there will be changes to Southern, Thameslink, South Western Railway and Great Western Railway services that use the railway lines through Gatwick, Horsham, Epsom and Dorking over the Christmas period.
Passengers travelling on those lines are advised to allow more time to travel as some journeys will require a change of train.

Please check your journey at National Rail Enquiries

Dates for your diary...


12 January
19 January
27 January
02 February
16 February
Planning Virtual Committee Meeting
Leisure Virtual Committee Meeting
Virtual Residents Forum
Finance Virtual Committee Meeting
Planning Virtual Committee Meeting
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