Horley Town Council
Your Horley

August 2021


In this edition........

Tesco Community Grants Available; Job Vacancy; The Circus Comes to Town; £8.8 million Boost for Improvements; Grand Opening of Cafe and Tennis Courts; Help with Funding Bid; Call for Guiding Volunteers; Horley Dog Show; Free Skate Jam Event; Public Consultation for New Development; Surrey Nature Explorers; Horley Singers are Back; Rural Crime Survey; RunReigate Road Closures; Welcome to Horley Sign Help; Residents Forum Survey; Councillor Profile; and finally upcoming meeting dates
Job Vacancy for a Parks and Recreation Assistant
The Town Council is seeking to recruit an experienced part-time Parks & Recreation Assistant on a permanent part-time contract. The role will be to support the full requirements of the Leisure Committee, to assist with grounds maintenance contracts including the overall operation of all parks and recreational spaces which are owned or managed by the Town Council. There will also be the requirement for event management, website updates on leisure matters and assisting members of the public when necessary. The position is for 25 hours per week (expected to be 5 hours per day over 5 days, Monday-Friday), to include a requirement to attend and facilitate meetings of the Leisure Committee which are normally held on Tuesday evenings.

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate previous administrative experience in an office-based environment, IT skills and strong interpersonal skills. A knowledge of local government would be desirable or a willingness to learn about it and attend training events.
If this sounds interesting to you and you wish to be considered for the role, please download the recruitment information pack and appropriate application form from the Town Council website www.horleysurrey-tc.gov.uk or contact the Clerk on 01293 784765 or via email town.clerk@horleytown.com for more information
Part-time hours: 25 per week
Application deadline: 24/09/2021
Interviews to be held on 29 and 30 September
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £20,092.00-£22,183.00 pro rata per annum
Could you help out with Rainbows, Brownies or Guides?

As we're just a week away from the new school year, Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger unit volunteers across Horley are planning fun-filled meetings for the new term. We'd really love another Rainbow volunteer and Ranger volunteer to help with some of our units and enable us to take in more girls. If you're enthusiastic about giving girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure then you'll make a perfect addition to our team and we would love to talk to you.

The Ranger unit meets fortnightly (perfect if you can't commit to every week) in term time and is for girls 14+. Rainbows is for girls aged 5-7 and meets weekly in term time.

If you can help us fill these gaps, or even offer help with our Brownie (7-10 years) and Guide (10-14 years) units, it would be great to hear from you. Please email Helen at horleyeastdistrict@gmail.com for more information, or register your interest to volunteer with your local unit (not just Horley) here Register your interest
Horley Lions Dog Show 19 Sep 2021
Horley Recreation Ground

The dog show starts at 11 AM & Entry is FREE

Horley Lions will have their Barbeque Bar on site serving Burgers, Hot Dogs, Bacon Rolls and Tea, Coffee and Canned Drinks

For more information go to www.horleylions.org.uk
Are you ready to become a Surrey Nature Explorer?

This fun summer activity encourages children to have adventures right from their doorstep.

Pick up a free Explorer Passport at a Surrey Library and start exploring! 
Grand Opening 11th September

Horley Town Council is very pleased to announce that the grand opening at the new Café Pavilion at Horley Recreation Ground alongside the opening of the refurbished Tennis Courts will be held on Saturday, 11 September, from 12 noon until 2.00 pm. 

We will be delighted to welcome the Mayor of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Cllr Jill Bray and Horley Town Mayor, Cllr Samantha Marshall, who will be joined by Claire Coutinho MP in the official ceremony which will take place at 12.20 pm sharp.  It will also include the presentation of Town Awards to two worthy recipients for their voluntary work in the community.

For the full story see our website
Can You Help Us Out?

We are looking for your support to help our funding bid for our project to place solar panels on the roof of our Albert Road hall and offices. Can you spare 3 minutes to support us by placing your comments and support on the Surrey Your Fund page?
Rural Crime Survey

Every borough has a rural crime officer and so these crime types affect us all.

Please can you find time to complete the confidential survey and help the Police understand what we know (and probably don't know) about rural crime in Surrey. It will take no more than 10 mins.
The Circus is coming to Town at Horley Recreation Ground  Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 September
FIRST DAY Special Offer - all seats £7 any age, any seat!
Grandstand : ADULT £19 - CHILD / SENIOR £17
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
Residents Forum Survey
We would like to hear about how you would like the Residents Forums to meet in the future so we've set up a very short survey. We would really like to hear you views so please take a look; it's only 2 questions. Thanks in advance
Tesco Community Grants

Did you know Tesco Community Grants is always open for applications from charities and community organisations to bid for up to £1,500? Projects are voted on by Tesco customers in stores across the UK, with projects changing every three months
Calling all Green Fingered Types!

We are looking for some community minded helpers to look after our green 'Welcome to Horley' signs. You may have spotted these signs on your way in to Horley as there is a sign on each road into the town. Some of the signs are looking a bit sorry for themselves and are in need of some TLC. The sign on Lee Street has recently been transformed by a couple of volunteers as the photos show.

If you think you could help us please email town.clerk@horleytown.com
There are signs in need of help on the A23 near Chestnut Rd; A23 junction with Massetts Rd; Smallfield Rd and Balcombe Rd
Horley Singers are back

When: From Monday 13th September, every Monday in term time
Where: Horley Methodist Church, RH6 7AS
Time: 8-10PM
Cost - £6 per session (First 2 free for newbies)

No auditions and no requirement to read music
Mixed range of music for all

Horley Skate Jam - Free Event

A date for your diaries, Saturday 23rd October Horley Town Council will be hosting Team Rubicom for a skateboarding event. Join us for some coaching (12 to 2PM) and a chance to showcase your skills at a fun competition with prizes (2 to 4PM) 

Open to all ages and abilities. No need to pre-book just turn up
Public Consultation

Earlswood Homes are looking at potentially developing a site at Haroldslea Meadows and are inviting people to register for a public exhibition to be held online on 9th September.

£8.8m funding boost for improvements to facilities and local services

Investment in health services, school expansion, new footpaths, cycleways and open space enhancements are among the projects funded from over £8.8 million of developer contributions. The money has been collected by Reigate & Banstead Borough through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), a charge imposed on new developments since 2016, to contribute to infrastructure and services needed to support them.

The majority of the CIL (80%), known as the ‘strategic element’, must be spent on major infrastructure projects, which are nominated by infrastructure providers and decided by the Council’s Executive.

To read more on this and find out how the money has been spent click here
Reigate Town Hall Heritage Open Day 11 Sep

For one day only, come and take a FREE look behind the scenes at the Town Hall and discover its fascinating 118-year history as home to many of the community’s public services.
All tours will be guided and at the time of writing limited to 10. There is an online booking facility for these tours. Tours are free but booking is essential.

All attendees will be required to wear a face mask. Tickets can be booked online at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/reigate-banstead-borough-council

For further information please contact: mayor@reigate-banstead.gov.uk
Councillor Profiles

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

Cllr Jante Baird
I have lived in Horley for more than 40 years – the last 35 or so in Langshott, so I know the area very well, and have seen it change and grow over time. I care passionately about our town, and am keen that Horley should get a fair deal within the Borough.

I am involved with a number of local organisations (Horley Tangent Club; Stripey Stork; The Regent Hall) and participate in community events such as the carnival. I was delighted to be elected as a Town Councillor in 2019, and have thoroughly enjoyed serving on the Finance and General Purposes and Leisure and Amenities committees. Having spent my working life as a secondary English teacher in the Borough, I am particularly interested in facilities for, and the welfare of, young people.

Dates for your diary...

07  September
21  September
28  September
Full Council Meeting
Full Planning & Development Committee Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting
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