Horley Town Council
Your Horley

September 2021


In this edition........

Grand Opening of the Cafe in the Park & refurbished Tennis Courts; Surrey Police Engagement Survey: Enviro Funding for SMEs; Horley's Little Library; Level Up Award Success  Notice of Conclusion of Audit; Gatwick Northern Runway Consultation; CIL Survey; Lions' WOW Campaign; defibrillators; Barclays Mobile Banking; Residents Forum is Back; Your Fund Surrey; free tennis coaching; St. Bart's Sponsored Walk; Horley Skate Jam and finally upcoming meeting dates
Horley Town Council   

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2021

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

The audit of accounts for Horley Town Council for the year ended 31 March 2021 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Horley Town Council on application to: Joan Walsh Town Clerk Horley Town Council 92 Albert Road Horley RHR 7HZ Email: - town.clerk@horleytown.com Tel: - 01293 784765 Between the hours of 10:00 am to 4 :00 pm Monday to Friday. Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £1:00 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

Announcement made by: Judy Morgan, Responsible Finance Officer, Horley Town Council Date of announcement: 15 September 2021
Photos Above: Cllr Samantha Marshall Horley Town Mayor; Claire Coutinho MP: Cllr Jill Bray Mayor of Reigate & Banstead; Micheal Ruffhead Town Award Recipient
Cafe & Tennis Courts Grand Opening

On Saturday, 11 September 2021, Horley Town Council held the grand opening of the new Café Pavilion at Horley Recreation Ground alongside the opening of the refurbished Tennis Courts.     

Town Councillors were delighted to be joined by the Mayor of Reigate & Banstead, Cllr Jill Bray and MP for East Surrey, Claire Coutinho.  The opening ceremony was officiated by Town Mayor, Cllr Samantha Marshall who delivered an eloquent and meaningful speech, advising the Town Council had reached completion of the largest capital investment project it had ever undertaken to benefit the Horley community.  She thanked everyone present for being part of such a special and momentous occasion to mark the opening of the new community facility, including the building contractors, Newlyns who were in attendance to showcase their work and were highly complimented on their expert workmanship to create such a contemporary and stylish development.

For the press release click here
Photos Below: Councillors &The Farmyard Kitchen; Micheal Ruffhead receiving his Town Award; Yvonne Kinasz receiving her Town Award
Photos Above: General photo; Cllrs & and the Pickleball club; Jazz Band 
Horley Lions' WOW campaign

We are raising funds to help support those in need to keep Warm Over Winter. Would you consider making a donation to our campaign?

Or if you receive a Winter Fuel Allowance payment would you consider donating some or all of it to our campaign?

Visit: www.justgiving.com/campaign/WarmOverWinterWOW
Surrey Police Engagement Survey

We would be grateful for ten minutes of your time  to take part in this short survey about engagement. We want to make sure that you can get the right information from us when you want and need it, and that this information is put where you are most likely to see it. This is your chance to have a say on what you would like to see from the Force moving forwards in terms of Engagement – whether that be in person events or social media content? The survey is quick and easy to complete, taking no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Any information you provide is anonymous. Please complete it here

Residents Forum Tuesday 23rd November @ 7PM

Horley residents are invited to attend the Residents Forum which will be held in person at the Horley Town Council Offices, 92 Albert Rd, Horley, RH6 7HZ. This is an opportunity to ask questions and raise any matters of concern with Town, Borough and County Councillors.  

Residents are asked to submit their question in advance to: town.clerk@horleytown.com 
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.

To join the meeting remotely please contact us for the link no later than noon on 23rd November

For more details, please get in touch with Horley Town Council (email: town.clerk@horleytown.com or telephone 01293 784765)
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - Smaller Community Projects for Horley
Let us Know What You Think

Horley Town Council has some funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and we would like your views on how this money may be spent for the benefit of the community.  The fund may be used on a very broad range of facilities such as play areas, open spaces, parks, and green spaces, cultural and sports facilities, and other community safety facilities.
Fireworks @ Horley Recreation Ground
Brighton Rd, 6 November 2021
organised by Horley Lions

The date for your diary this year is 6 November
Gates Open  6:00 p.m. Bonfire Lit  7:00 p.m. Fireworks  7:30 p.m.

Entry Fees - Adult £5  Child £3 - Family £15 (2 Adults + 3 Children)

Horley Lions will have their BBQ Bar on site serving Burgers, Hot Dogs, Bacon & Egg Rolls and Tea, Coffee and Canned Drinks
Community Sponsored Walk for St Barts

To raise money to reshingle and repair the spire, tower and roof of St Bartholomew’s Church, Horley’s oldest building. 

Sunday 10 OCTOBER - Starting at 2.00 pm from Trinity Oaks School (parking available)
Length of walk approximately 3 kilometres (1.8 miles) 
Bring your own refreshments - Plenty of green spaces for games and picnics en route

Join us for an afternoon of fun and friendship and help preserve the church which has been at the centre of Horley life since the 11th century

Download a sponsorship form from 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?
Pictured right: Cllr Martin Saunders & Bill Richards receiving their award from Reigate & Banstead Mayor Cllr Jill Bray
Award for the Level Up Campaign

The annual Reigate & Banstead Volunteer Awards made a triumphant return on Tuesday evening (21 September), with dozens of volunteers being recognised for their efforts to support the community.

Level Up was one of the winners of the Crisis Response award. The Level Up campaign was started by Town Councillor Martin Saunders at the start of the first lockdown. By taking in donated used equipment he was able to recycle them, allowing local children to have computers giving them access to online school lessons.

This recycling of equipment has now spread across the Borough and other volunteers have helped to overhaul donated equipment. Over 1,100 donated unwanted laptops have been gifted to disadvantaged children and teenagers

You can read more about the appeal and how to donate equipment by clicking here

To see a full list of the awards and winners click here

We have a map showing all the defibrillators across Horley. If you know of any that are not shown on the map please email us at town.clerk@horleytown.com
Remembrance 2021

Garden of Remembrance Rededication - 10 Nov 11:00
The Garden of Remembrance will be rededicated by the local Clergy and opened by the Chairman of the Horley Town Council at the War Memorial, Brighton Road, Horley at 11.00 o’clock.

Everyone is welcome to attend and may place their own Crosses of Remembrance in the Garden should they wish to do so.

National Two Minutes Silence - 11 Nov 11:00 - Horley Town Centre 

Horley British Legion Remembrance Parade - 14 Nov 10:50 - Garden of Remembrance
Everyone is welcome to join us in remembering all those who have lost their lives in defence of the British Isles or fought and died overseas for their Country.

For parade timings & details click here
SME Environmental Funding Opportunities & Links
Are you a Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) wanting to install some energy efficiency measures such as LED lighting, insulation or maybe an air source heat pump to your commercial premises? Do you already offer green or Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Economy/Environmental Goods and Services Sectors? If so, you could receive funding to develop and launch your products, as well as for marketing, IT software and consultancy.

LoCASE is offering funding of up to £10,000 to improve the green credentials of your company.  Free business support is also available to enable your company to operate in an environmentally friendly way. www.locase.co.uk
Workplace Charging Scheme

A voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle chargepoints

The contribution is limited to the 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £350 for each socket, up to a maximum of 40 across all sites for each applicant.

Click here for more info
Together For Our Planet Toolkit 

Our Together for Our Planet digital toolkit. The tools  help SMEs take concrete steps towards climate action.
  • Commit and set a target
  • Measuring and reporting emissions
  • Business strategy
  • Reducing your own emissions
  • Reducing your value chain emissions
  • Contribute to climate action in society
Click here for more info
Gatwick Northern Runway Consultation

Gatwick has announced the start of its public consultation on plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside its Main Runway.  Full consultation materials are available at www.gatwickairport.com/futureplans. The consultation will run until 1st December. Plans can be viewed at the Horley Library and there is also a Community Information bus that will be in various local locations. The bus will be in Horley on 21 October & 13 November 14:00 - 17:00 at the car park to the rear of our building at 92 Albert Road, Horley, RH6 7HZ
Horley's New Little Library

Looking for your next favourite book? Why not take a peek at Horley's Little Library which can be found in The Cafe in The Recreation Ground. (And you can get a coffee and piece of cake to keep you company!)

Currently there is a wide range of books from classics such as Lord of the Rings to Jack  Reacher to children's books such as the Moomins

You are welcome to take the books away with you and then bring them back or alternatively swap them for something else

Photo: Claire Coutinho MP with our little library at the Cafe opening
Barclays Bank Mobile Banking Van

As a result of talks with Horley Town Council, the Barclays Bank mobile van will be coming to the High Street car park. The van will be there every two weeks to help serve their customers after the Horley branch closure. 

Monday 01/11/ 2021 - 11am- 2.30
Friday 12/11/2021-11am- 2.30
Friday 26/11/2021-11am- 2.30
Friday 10/12/2021-11am- 2.30
Thursday 23/12/2021 - 11am- 2.30 (regular day changed due to the Friday being Xmas Eve)
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
Free Tennis Coaching

Don't forget there is free tennis coaching every Saturday from 14:45 to 16:15 (School term only) for Adult, Junior & children's tennis 

ALL WELCOME - beginners to rusty racquets

Horley Town Council working with Horley Lawn Tennis Club and Prince Racquets.
Lead Coach Gareth Balch LTA RPT Pro text 07765 994061

Dates for your diary...

05  October
19  October
02  November
Leisure Committee Meeting
Interim Planning Committee Meeting
Full Council Meeting
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