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Horley Town Council
Your Horley December 2021


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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 Noon on Thursday 23rd December 2021 and will re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022
For emergencies to do with our parks call Bennetts on 07597 682360
For emergencies to do with our buildings call Smartguard on 01293 410165

In this edition........

Password Security; Horley Survey; Christmas Fair; Care Home Survey; Horley Remembers; Town Centre Carol Service; Grandparents Stay & Play; Claire Couthino MP Newsletter; Bin Collections; Free Child Travel; Flood Advice; Help the NHS this winter; RBBC Budget Consultation; Horley Remembers; Action Fraud; Lions Christmas Appeal; Football Players wanted; and finally upcoming meeting dates
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Care Home Survey

Surrey County Council are running a survey on the future of its eight Care Homes across Surrey including Barnfield in Horley. Click on the link below to find out more
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Christmas Refuse Collections

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council have confirmed that there will be no changes to refuse collections this year as Christmas Day and Boxing day fall over the weekend.

more on this on our website
Kids Travel Free Weekends

Children travelling with a fare paying adult travel free at weekends. Metrobus hope this will not only help family budgets but also help reduce the number of trips made by car to our busy shopping centres.

Dates for the offer include 11 and 12, 18 and 19, 25 and 26 December 2021. Please note services do not operate on Christmas Day for Brighton & Hove and on 26 December (Boxing Day) revised timetables are in operation
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Bonfire Night at the Rec & Father Christmas Appeal

This year's amazing fireworks display organised by Horley Lions was attended by over 4000 people. Money raised will be used to support local communities.

The Lions will also be escorting Father Christmas around the streets of Horley again this year. To see when he'll be down your road click on this link to the Lions Page
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Interested in Girls Football?

Gatwick United are looking for girl players aged 8-11 to join their team. Training sessions are on a Saturday morning at Court Lodge Fields, Horley. For more information go to their website www.gatwickunited.com or call Cristian on 07463 715859.
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Budget Consultation

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council are launching a consultation on their draft 2022/23 budget proposals. 'We invite residents, businesses and partners to give us their views before the consultation ends on 17 January 2022.'

To see and comment on the proposals click here
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Keeping Passwords Safe

1: Creating memorable passwords - A good way to create strong, memorable passwords is by using 3 random words with a number. e.g.  “RedPantsTree4!”

2: Saving passwords in your browser - means letting your web browser (such as Chrome, Safari or Edge) remember your password for you.

This can help: 
- make sure you do not lose or forget your passwords
 -protect you against some cyber crime, such as fake websites
 -It is safer than using weak passwords, or using the same password in more than one place.

3: Email account passwords

If a hacker gets into your email account, they could reset your other online account passwords and/or access personal information you have saved about yourself or your business.

Your email password should be strong and different to all your other passwords. This will make it harder to crack or guess..

To see some of the most hacked passwords click here

Turn on Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a way of strengthening the login security of your online accounts. It's similar to how an ATM works. You need both your debit card (first factor) and your PIN (second factor) to get access your account and withdraw cash. The main objective is better security. If your card is stolen, they still need your PIN. If your PIN is stolen, they still need your card.

Enabling 2FA will help to stop hackers from getting into your accounts, even if they have your password.

For help setting this up click here
Flood Advice from DEFRA

Would you know what to do if a flood was forecast in your area? If not, now’s the best time to get planning to avoid damage to your property and treasured possessions.

To find out more click here
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The Town of Horley Remembers

Sunday 14th November saw the town come together to commemorate the contribution of military and civilian servicemen and women and to all those who suffered or died in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Photo Cllr David Powell
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Claire Coutinho MP Newsletter November 2021

Click here to go to our news page to read it 
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Grandparents Stay & Play at Community Centres

If you spend time with your grandchildren on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning why not try one of the new Stay & Play groups at the community centres in Horley and Woodhatch, near Reigate. Pre-school children can enjoy crafts and free play, snacks and circle time between 10am and 12 noon. Costs £2.50 per child (£1 per sibling).
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Help the NHS this winter

If you have an urgent but not life threatening medical need, make sure you visit NHS 111 online first rather than going straight to A&E. NHS 111 online will help you right away and, if needed, a healthcare professional will call you.

NHS 111 online can direct you to an urgent treatment centre/walk in centre, emergency dental services, GP, pharmacy or another more appropriate local service.
If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always dial

Dates for your diary...

07  December
14  December
11  January
25  January
Interim Planning Committee Meeting
Full Council (Precept Setting)
Full Planning Committee Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting
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