Horley Town Council
Your Horley

April 2021


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

Town Meeting; Don't forget to vote; Councillor profiles; ALDI Submit Planning Application; Planned Local Road Closures; Cafe in the Park opens; Surrey Police Safety Survey; Rural Speed Limit Project; Job Vacancy; and finally upcoming meeting dates
Friday, 30 April 2021 at 7.00 pm

(Or email us at town.clerk@horleytown.com if you would prefer to receive the link by email)
The meeting will include a presentation on Environmental Activities and Question & Answer Session From the HTC Environment Group

Click here for the 2020-2021 Annual Report
Horley Town Council Vacancy:
Part-Time Planning and Finance Assistant
Workplace: Horley Town Council, Council Offices, 92 Albert Road, Horley RH6 7HZ
Hours of Work: 20 hours per week
Salary: NJC SC1 Scale £20,092 - £22,183 pro rata
Contact: Joan Walsh, Town Clerk, Email: town.clerk@horleytown.com
Closing Date: 15 May 2021

We are seeking to recruit an experienced part-time Planning and Finance Assistant on a permanent contract. The role will be to assist with the administration of the Council’s two allotments sites (including liaison with plot holders), as well as assisting with planning related matters (downloading plans) and financial matters (inputting accounts), website/eNewsletter updates, other ad hoc projects and assisting members of the public when necessary. The position is for 20 hours per week (expected to be 4 hours per day over 5 mornings, Monday-Friday, 9.30am- 1.30pm). There will also be a requirement to facilitate some Council meetings which are normally held on Tuesday evenings.

Click here for more information
Road Closure - Lee Street

Tuesday 4 May 2021
Duration: For 2 weeks
8am – 4:30pm
Road closed (weekdays only)
Reason for closure: Resurfacing

Has one of Surrey's signs been left behind?
Road Closure - Albert Road

17 - 21 May (original start delayed)
7:30am - 5pm
Road Closed
Reason for closure: Resurfacing

For the latest update on roadworks go to one.network
6th May Elections

Don't forget that the Surrey County Council, Borough Council and Police & Crime Commissioner Elections take place on Thursday 6th May.
Rural Speed Limit Project in Surrey: Resident's Survey
As part of SCC's commitment to setting sensible and effective speed limits, an investment of £100,000 is being made by Surrey Police through the Drive SMART Surrey Safer Roads Partnership to implement lower speed limits in rural areas across the south of Surrey. 
Councillor Profiles

For the next few months the newsletter will be featuring profiles of Horley Town Councillors. This month we feature Cllr Mike George

Mike became a town councillor in 2003 as a Residents Association councillor representing the then Horley North West Ward now the Horley West Ward. He has always believed that he should represent the ward in which he lives. Mike moved to Horley from Southampton in 1969 to take up a new job at Gatwick Airport and retired in 2012 after a forty seven year career in aviation.

Mike is currently chairman of the Planning & Development Committee and takes a great interest in all planning matters that affect Horley and represents the council on the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee [GATCOM]. In addition to his council duties Mike is also the Chairman of the Court Lodge Residents Association, a Governor at Manorfield Primary & Nursery School and President of Horley Town Football Club.

With his partner Sue they have raised a family of a daughter and two sons in the town and are now proud grandparents to two granddaughters. Most of Mike’s extended family live in the town or surrounding area.

Mike has always been deeply passionate about Horley being a great place to live and what it offers the community.
Safety Survey

Surrey Police are asking women living in Surrey to participate in our survey regarding safety in the county. Those of you who identify as women are welcome to fill out the survey here.
Cafe in the Park Opens for Outdoor Customers

The Farmyard Kitchen (TFK) at the Cafe in the Park has successfully opened for its first outdoor customers this month. The Council and TFK were delighted with the vast turn out of customers and the very positive feedback received on social media about the new Café.  A note of sincere thanks is also extended to Chris Tollast who has provided an impressive series of photographs during every stage of the build, right through to completion which will eventually be shown on our website. (Final picture shown above)

All going well, it is hoped that a full service can begin from 17th May. Once all the restrictions are lifted as expected on 21st June, the grand opening of the Café will be arranged shortly after and further details will be provided in due course. Guidance on social gatherings will continue to be followed during the event for everyone’s safety.  

Did you know that you can forward scam text messages onto 7726 and emails to report@phishing.gov.uk.

This month's Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter has a lot of advice on how to avoid scams
ALDI  Proposal Submitted

The food supermarket ALDI have finalised their plans for a new store on the Horley/Salfords border on the A23 at the Cross Oak Lane Junction.

You can view the submitted application by visiting reigate-banstead.gov.uk/online-applications and searching for application reference:  21/00720/F.

Dates for your diary...


30 April
11 May
18 May
25 May
Virtual Town Meeting
Full Council
Planning Committee Meeting
Leisure Committee Meeting
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