Horley Town Council
Your Horley
Christmas 2022

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

HTC Precept/Budget 2023/24 Three Arch Road Proposals; Xmas Bins!; Panto at the Harlequin; Town Centre Carols, Christmas Fair and Councillor Hospitality; Scout Post; Road Closure; Remembrance 2022; Horley Christmas Fair; Warm Hubs; Metrobus Kids Offer; News from our MP; Bus Survey; Healthwatch Surrey; Christmas Closure of HTC Office; Support for Marie Curie; Sports Awards Nomination; Horley Community Centre Open Day....... and finally Dates for your diary.
Horley Town Council Precept 2023/24

At its Full Council meeting held on 6 December 2022, Horley Town Council approved its budget for 2023/24 and set its Town Precept. Cllr Jordan Beech, Chairman of the Finance & General Purposes Committee, explained that the Precept for 2023/24 had been set at a total net figure of £525,016. This means that the Town element of Council Tax will be an average annual amount of £47.76 per household, representing an annual increase of £6.25 per Band D property (+ 15.07%). To Read the full statement
Christmas Bins

Household bins will not be collected on Boxing Day, Monday 26 December. 

All households will have their kerbside waste collected one day later than usual for the rest of the week, with bin crews working an extra day on Saturday 31 December to pick up bins usually collected on a Friday.

The Garden waste service will take its usual two-week break over the Christmas period from Monday 26 December. Garden Waste Service members can put Christmas trees out for collection during January once the service resumes on Monday 9 January.

If you have not joined our Garden Waste Service, you can take your old Christmas trees to your local Community Recycling Centre. A link to the Earlswood and Epsom centres can be found at Surrey County Council Community Recycling Centre (tip/dump)
Christmas Closure

Horley Town Council Offices will be closed for Christmas from Lunchtime on Thursday 22nd December 2022 and will open on 3rd January 2023

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Remembrance 2022
On Remembrance Sunday the Parade & Service was held at the Memorial Gardens in Horley to commemorate the contribution of military and service personnel and to the heroes who suffered or died in the two World Wars or later conflicts. 

The Parade was led by the Band of the Redhill Corps of Drums, followed by a procession of war veterans, councillors, scouts, army cadets, girl guides and brownies, local schools and other community groups and organisations, marching up Victoria Road.

As part of the Remembrance Programme held earlier in the week, the National Two Minutes Silence was observed in Horley High Street Pedestrian Precinct at 11.00 am on Friday, 11th November.  

The Garden of Remembrance was formally rededicated on Wednesday, 9th November by the Chairman of Horley Town Council, Cllr Samantha Marshall. Pupils from Oakwood School, Manorfield School, Yattendon School and Meath Green Juniors were also present and placed Remembrance Poppies in the Garden in memory of Horley Branch members who sadly passed away during the year. Earlier in the week Meath Green Infants placed a wreath made of recycled material they had made themselves.
Town Centre Christmas Carols 

11AM Saturday 10th December 2022 at the Precinct Christmas Tree

Horley Town Council Councillors look forward to you joining them afterwards for tea and refreshments at Regent House Community Centre

Kids Go Free Every Weekend This December on Metrobus

Dates for the offer include 3rd and 4th, 10th and 11th, 17th and 18th, 24th and 25th and 31st December. Please note that revised timetables are in operation over the Christmas period. For journey times visit Metrobus
Support for Marie Curie

Now that the days are getting shorter (and colder), here in the fundraising office covering Surrey, we are thinking ahead to Christmas. We know the festive season can often be a difficult time for people affected by terminal illness and we need to make sure we can be there for everyone who needs us. That’s why, we’re reaching out to you, and all our wonderful supporters, to ask for your help.

As experts in providing end of life care in the community, Marie Curie can help, but only if it continues to raise the donations it needs to fund its vital work. Marie Curie needs to raise £50,000 a week to continue to run its essential frontline services across the Southeast.

If you’d like to find out more about how to get involved, you can contact your local Community Fundraiser, Sophy Alexander on 01883 832621 or email sophy.alexander@mariecurie.org.uk. We would love to have a chat with you about how to get involved.
News from Westminster

To read the latest from our MP, Claire Coutinho click here
Three Arch Road /Maple Road Junction
(By East Surrey Hospital)
Improvement Proposals

Proposed changes
  • Widening of current junction layout arrangement, with additional northbound through lane and southbound left turn lane.
  • Improved traffic signal system to reduce vehicle waiting times.
  • Signal-controlled pedestrian and cycle crossings.
  • Improved existing footpaths and adding a new footpath linking the eastbound bus stop to Redhill Football Club.
View the plans
Come along to Redhill Football Club to view the plans and speak to the team on 8 December from 4pm to 8pm
Road Closure

Station Road Closed between 11pm on 23 December 2022 and 8pm on 26 December 2022, for Network Rail to remove and replace the footbridge
Warm Hubs

Warm Hubs are places in the community across Surrey where people can enjoy a safe, warm and friendly environment, have a hot drink, receive information on additional support and advice and enjoy some company and activities too.

For the latest information on warm hubs in our area click here
SCC Survey for the Future Of Surrey Buses

Have your say on buses
  • Surrey County Council has launched a nine-week consultation on the future for bus services in Surrey. The consultation is seeking residents’ views on three areas:
  • Investing in cleaner, greener buses - to help reduce the 41% of carbon emissions generated by transport
  • Introducing more on-demand services - shared, door-to-door bus services in rural areas that are available when needed, using a booking service
  • Changing some bus services - reducing a very small amount of bus services. This is because people are using buses less and they are also more expensive to run. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 27 million passenger trips were made each year on Surrey buses. Trips have since reduced to 18 million.
Healthwatch Surrey gathers the views of local people on health and social care services in the county. We are an independent organisation listening to experiences from people in Surrey and providing evidence-based feedback to commissioners and providers to influence, inform and, if necessary, challenge decisions and plans.

Horley Community Centre will be hosting a Community Engagement event run by Healthwatch Surrey on Monday 23rd January 2023 from 10 – 12am. We would encourage anyone to come along of any age and share their experiences of health and social care in Surrey. 
Nominate Your Sporting Heroes

Nominations are open for the Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards 2023, run by the Council working with the Reigate & Banstead Sports Council. These annual awards highlight the incredible sporting achievements and dedication of local people.

The eleven categories cover nominations for all ages and abilities.

Volunteer of the Year  /  Young Volunteer of the Year  /  Changing Lives Award  /  Sports Person of the Year  /  Young Sports Person of the Year  /  Coach of the Year  /  Club of the Year  /  Team of the Year  /  Junior Team of the Year  /  Senior Citizen Award  /  Inclusive Sport Award

They recognise performance any time between 1 January 2022 and 1 January 2023 and winners retain their title for the whole of 2023.

See more details at www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/sportsawards. The nomination form is quick and easy to complete and it’s free to enter. Please read the criteria and complete your form by the 8 January 2023 deadline.
Proposed 2023/24 Budget

You can find out more about the proposals via the ‘Open Consultations’ page of the Council websitewww.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/open-consultations 

How to have your say:

Complete our online survey
Email your comments to engagement@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

If you would like an accessible paper copy of the 2023 to 2024 budget consultation survey please email engagement@reigate-banstead.gov.uk or call 01737 276000


20  December
10  January
17  January
17  January
24  January

Interim Planning & Development Committee 
Planning Committee Meeting
Environment Sub Committee Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting
Leisure Committee Meeting
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