Horley Town Council
June 2022

In this edition........

Horley in Bloom 2022; AGAR; Silent Cinema are back; Horley Photography competition; Reigate & Banstead Volunteer Award Nominations; Oak Processionary Moths; High Sheriff Youth Awards; Jubilee Celebrations; Horley Carnival; Reigate & Banstead Entrepreneur Academy; Free hockey Sessions; Edmond Fund Grants; MP's Newsletter and finally upcoming meeting dates

Notice of Electors' Rights for Audit 2021-22 - Horley Town Council
Smaller authority name: HORLEY TOWN COUNCIL


Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

To read the notice in full please click here
To enter this year's competition click here for the online entry form or alternatively pop down to our offices to collect a paper form

This year's judging date has been confirmed as Monday 25th July
Junior Hockey Taster Sessions for
7-15 year olds

Fancy giving hockey a go? Then come along to one of the free taster sessions being held by Horley Hockey Club. 

4th &11th July at Copthorne Preparatory School 7-8PM

For more details email: juniors@horleyhockeyclub.co.uk

Free, fun and friendly sessions inclusive of all abilities and ages
This summer we will be running Flyerz hockey sessions for disability groups on Saturday 23rd July 09:00- 10:00am at Copthorne.

We will provide two free, fun and friendly sessions inclusive of all abilities and ages. Please spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues.

If you want to be part of supporting this activity, please get in touch with Alex Coote (agjc07@gmail.com).
High Sheriff Youth Awards
If you are looking for funding for a project or initiative for young people that will help reduce or prevent crime – and make communities stronger and safer by reaching out and helping others – then the High Sheriff Youth Awards (HSYA) may be able to help.

You can apply for funding for a new or existing project or initiative provided that it meets the funding guidance set out on the HSYA website www.surreyhighsheriff.org/willyouqualify.html
The Open Air cinema is back at Horley Recreation Ground this summer on 19 August at 19:15.

All of the sound is done through state-of-the-art wireless headphones. Once youve checked in head over to your chosen spot and set up camp. You can bring anything you like to sit on! You can also bring tents and small gazebos if you’re worried about the weather.

For tickets go to eventbrite
Early bird discounts are available
Make your business dream a reality at our Entrepreneur Academy 

Have you been thinking about launching your own business, but don’t know if you have the funding, support, or know-how to make it a reality?

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Entrepreneur Academy is the perfect opportunity to guide you through the early stages of establishing your own business – and could even see you win up to £5,000 to make your idea a reality.

Starting in October, the Entrepreneur Academy is a six-month course to give residents an opportunity to gain the essential skills needed to set up a business, which includes business planning, finance, marketing, networking, business law, and online business promotion.

The course ends with a special ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition, where entrants pitch their business proposals to a panel of established local business leaders for a chance to win £5,000 in funding. To apply or find out more visit www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/business.
Mayor launches Reigate & Banstead Volunteer Awards 2022

Volunteers can be nominated in four award categories:

Young Volunteer Award 
For volunteers aged between 16 and 25 who have gone above and beyond the standard expectation for their age and who have used their own volunteer experience to inspire others.

Volunteer Award 
For volunteers over the age of 25 years old who have exceeded what would normally be expected of them and demonstrated their outstanding commitment to their role.

Individual Trustee Award
For those in Chairperson, Treasurer or Secretary roles who have shown due diligence, good governance, and commitment for the minimum of a year, providing outstanding support, guidance, and inspiration to the organisation.

Volunteer Team Award
For two or more volunteers or trustees who have demonstrated great teamwork, provided support and encouragement for other volunteers, and made a significant and positive impact through working together.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 1 July 2022. For more info click here
Delivering Change in Horley Town Centre

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council's High Street and subway engagement spring 2022 survey report is now available here. Additionally their frequently asked questions page has been updated.
Jubilee Celebrations

In February this year, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

Horley Town Council is delighted to have participated in the momentous celebrations to mark The Queen’s historic reign by hosting a ‘Big Jubilee Picnic’ event at Horley Recreation Ground. In honor of Her Majesty we have renamed the Ornamental Gardens as The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Garden and planted a Cherry tree as part of the The Queen's Green Canopy. 

For More on this click here
Oak Tree Processionary Moths

Unfortunately Oak Tree Processionary moths have been spotted in our local area. The caterpillars of oak processionary moth (OPM) are pests of oak trees, and a hazard to human and animal health. OPM was first accidentally introduced to England in 2005, and is subject to a government-led programme of survey and control to minimise its population, spread and impacts.

The Forest Commission have produced an information leaflet. DO NOT:
  • touch or go near caterpillars or nests
  • let children or pets go near caterpillars or nests
  • try to remove nests or caterpillars yourself
Report it to the Forest Commission e-mail it to opm@forestrycommission.gov.uk, or telephone 0300 067 4442
Horley Carnival 2022

This month saw the welcome return of the Horley Carnival after a 2 year pause caused by COVID-19. Floats & groups left from the Victoria Road car park past hundreds of spectators as they made their way to Horley Recreation Ground. This year's theme was Superheroes. 
The Recreation Ground saw numerous arena displays by Huxley’s Birds of Prey; BMX display team and many others. The Rec also hosted lots of stalls from local organisations and a wide varierty of food outlets. 
Carnival Committee Chair, Cllr Mike George wanted to, 'extend my thanks to all these involved in making the day such a wonderful success. If you want to get involved with the planning of next year's carnival please email horleycarnival@gmail.com'
Horley Photographic Competition 2022

Get your cameras out this summer and enter our photographic competition and send us your photo electronically here

Your photo doesn't have to be just flowers, show us your favourite wildlife, pets, outdoor activities or just something you just enjoy doing. All photos must be taken in Horley or Hookwood.

Categories include Children key stages 1-4  and also adults.
Thinking of booking a holiday?   

It’s been a while since many of us have travelled abroad, so we know there is huge pent-up demand for holidays, with lots of people eager to book a well-deserved break.
But cybercriminals are busy thinking about holidays and travel too … not taking them but exploiting your desperation for a break, with fake websites, advertisements, emails, social media posts, texts and phone calls for holidays, flights, accommodation or pilgrimages that don’t exist.
See here for top tips to make sure your booking is safe: https://www.getsafeonline.org/holidaybooking/
Edmonds Fund Grants Available

The Horley Edmonds Community Fund is a charitable fund specifically for the benefit of Horley and its residents established with a capital sum from a bequest to Horley Town Council by the late Cyril Edmonds, a well-known builder who lived in Norwood Hill.

Local charities and community groups are encouraged to apply for a small grant from the fund using the Community Foundation for Surrey’s application form here
Gatwick Northern Runway Consultation

The Northern Runway Consultation is now open for Feedback and runs until 11:59pm on 27 July 2022.
Head to this link to provide your feedback:
Claire Coutinho MP Newsletter June 2022

Click here to go to our news page to read it 
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Dates for your diary...

05  July
26  July
02  August
Leisure Committee Council Meeting
Full Council Meeting
Planning Committee Meeting
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