Horley Town Council
Your Horley

May 2021


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

Horley In Bloom is Back; New Mayor; Various Road Closures; Defibrillator Donation; Solar Together; New Councillor Co-option; Great British Spring Clean; Surrey Artists Open Studios; Cllr Stimpson profile; Horley Lions Skittles Returns; Claire Coutinho Newsletter; YMCA Youth Club and finally upcoming meeting dates
Horley in Bloom & Photography Competition 2021

We are planning to run our Horley in Bloom competitions this year, along with our online photographic competition, which was so successful last year.  

All the usual categories will be in the Horley Bloom competition and Horley in Pictures will be looking to see how local residents, pets and wildlife have been using the great outdoors in Horley this year.  

Download the entry forms here
New Mayor & Chairman Elected

At its virtual Annual Meeting held on 4 May Members of Horley Town Council elected Cllr Samantha Marshall as Council Chairman & Town Mayor for the Municipal Year 2021/22. Cllr David Powell was elected as Vice-Chairman & Deputy Town Mayor.

Cllr Marshall grew up in Horley and enjoys the friendliness of the town and works in Accounts Payable at East Surrey Hospital. She thoroughly enjoys the challenges of being a Councillor and is very proud to be appointed as Council Chairman & Town Mayor, following in her father’s footsteps as a past Town Mayor. 

On accepting her appointment, Cllr Marshall said:

“I am very honoured to accept the office of Council Chairman & Town Mayor and aim to take forward the excellent work of my predecessor, Cllr David Powell.  It fills me with great pride to be only the third woman in the Town Council’s 127 year history to be Council Chairman."

To read the story in full click here
Co-Option of Town Councillor - Horley West ward

At the virtual Annual Meeting of Horley Town Council, on 4 May 2021, Members voted to co-opt Andy Dye to the vacant Town Councillor position at Horley Town Council, to represent the Horley West ward.

Andy is a resident in Horley and has lived there for the last few years.  He is an IT Director at an investment bank in London.  He is married with two young children (who attend a local school) and he says his family’s roots are firmly established in Horley for the foreseeable future.

More on this story
Claire Coutinho MP Newsletter

Our MP Claire Coutinho writes a monthly news update on her activities. It's available on the news section of our website
Surrey Artists Open Studios

For sixteen days in June Surrey artists will be welcoming the public into their studios for the annual Surrey Artists Open Studios (SAOS) event taking place in artists' studios right across the county. This year there will be 286 artists taking part in 162 studios.

To read more click here to read whats on 
New Defibrillator Installed at The Bull pub on Horley Row
Thanks to the generosity of the charity Rapid Relief Team, we happy to announce a new Automated External Defibrillator is now located at the Bull Pub on Horley Row, RH6 8DE 

In her first mayoral engagement as Town Mayor, Cllr Samantha Marshall with Chris Hancock (Landlord of The Bull) and representatives from Rapid Relief Team attended the unveiling of the unit on the 19th May. 

Town Mayor, Cllr Samantha Marshall said, 'On behalf of Horley Town Council, we would like to express our gratitude for the donation of the defibrillator unit made by Rapid Relief Team. Thanks also go to Chris Hancock, Landlord of the Bull for allowing us to site it here'
To see a list of other units across the town click here
Community Litter Picking & The Great British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean is back but you don't have to wait until then if you want to do some litter picking sooner. 

Email us at town.clerk@horleytown.com to arrange a convenient time to come and collect the special purple litter sacks that Reigate & Banstead Borough Council will collect.

Click here for more info on the Great British Spring Clean

There have been quite a number of litter picking groups recently and we would once again like to extend our thanks to them all for their efforts.
Horley Lions' Skittle Tournament Returns

Qualifying week 5-8 July & Grand Finals 9 July - Play starts at 18:45 at Horley Cricket Club

Tell your friends and neighbours and enter a team of six the cost is just £36 a team

Click here for entry details to Skittles tournament
Are you thinking about getting solar panels, but not sure where to start?

Do you want to save on your energy bill and generate your own clean electricity? Having your own solar panels can be an intelligent investment; not only can you save on your energy bill, but you will be powering your home with clean energy.

Working in partnership with independent experts, Surrey County Council - together with Reigate and Banstead Borough Council - is making it easier for you to purchase high-quality solar panels for your home at a competitive price.

To find out more click here
Road Closure & Diversion

Avondale Close
9 June 2021
8am - Midnight
Diversion via Horley Row
Road Closure
Meath Green Lane
Thursday 3 June
For 4 days
Road Closed: 9.30am to 3pm

The main work should take a maximum of 1 to 2 days. We allow 4 days for the works to cover programme changes and we return to sweep away loose chippings three times - usually 24 hours, 48 hours and then again seven days after the initial works.
Road Closure & Diversion

Rosemary Lane

Friday 4 June 2021
Duration: For 1 day
Road Closed 8am – 5.30pm
Road closed for resurfacing works
Horley Youth Club
15:00-16:00 | Youth Drop-in/Youth Café
A chance to sit and chat with your friends, grab a snack and speak with YMCA youth workers
16:00-17:30 | Junior Youth Club (years 6 to 8)
Games, activities, listen to music, make new friends, PlayStation games, crafts, cinema evenings.
18:30-20:00 | Senior Youth Club (years 9, 10 & 11)
Chill out with friends or make new ones, film

YMCA Horley Family Centre,The Old Fire Station, Albert Road, Horley, RH6 7JA
Councillor Profiles

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

Fiona Stimpson is a Town Councillor representing Horley Upper North Ward and joined Horley Town Council in 2007;  she sits on the Planning & Development Committee and is Vice Chair of the Leisure & Amenities Committee.

Fiona has lived in Horley since 1997 when she purchased a Guest House which she ran until it was sold for development in 2019, and is now semi-retired. Fiona grew up in Malaysia until 1967, where her father worked, when she came back to Scotland to attend boarding school in Crieff.  Fiona worked in Catering & Hospitality for over 40 years moving from Scotland, firstly to Reigate, then Nutfield, before finally moving to Horley to run the guest house.

As well being a Town Councillor, Fiona is Chair of Governors at Horley Infant School, having been a Governor at Oakwood School for 8 years as well. Fiona sees being a Town Councillor as working in the Community with the Horley schools and local organisations bringing people together for such Community events like the Horley Carnival, Horley in Bloom, etc.

To read more about Cllr Stimpson click here

Dates for your diary...


15 June
29 June
06 July
Interim Planning Committee Meeting
Full Council Meeting
Leisure Committee Meeting
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