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High St Horley revamp to start next week

A £750,000 refurbishment of Horley High Street’s pedestrian precinct begins on Monday (28 January) 2019.

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The six-month project will create an attractive, safe space at the heart of the town centre that is better for alfresco eating and drinking, events and as a place to meet and relax.

Works will take place from 7.30am-6pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 6pm on Saturdays. Some night work may also be required.

The revamp includes resurfacing the pedestrianised shopping area (known as Princess Precinct) between Victoria Road and Albert Road, new lighting, seating and planters, improved drainage and new loading bays for deliveries.

It will also improve accessibility with level surfacing and safer crossing points, including dropped kerbs and tactile paving.

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Surrey County Council are working in partnership to deliver the project. The work will be carried out by Murrills Construction and managed by Surrey County Council’s principal contractor, Kier.

Murrills has recently completed a similar successful scheme in Epsom town centre.

Cllr Eddy Humphreys, Executive Member for Business and Economy, said:

“The High Street revamp forms part of our ongoing efforts to revitalise Horley town centre to improve its vibrancy and competiveness. The enhanced streetscape will better meet the needs of residents, businesses, visitors and the town’s growing population.

It will also make it easier to hold regular events including St George’s Day and the Christmas lights switch on, as well to put on new events, all of which will help to boost the local economy.

“We apologise for any disruption that the improvement works may cause but I’m sure the end result will be worth it.”


The work will be carried out in sections to minimise disruption to residents and businesses and at times temporary traffic lights will be needed on Albert Road and Victoria Road.

The scheme is funded £530,000 from the Borough Council’s Capital Programme, previously earmarked for improvements to the town centre, and £220,000 from Surrey County Council, who designed the scheme.

The project was developed in consultation with the Horley Town Management Group, businesses and local councillors.

For more information visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/highways


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Police seek help tracing men after 20-year-old left with broken jaw and pelvis in Horley

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Police have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault near Horley train station earlier this month.

A 20-year-old man was left with a broken jaw and pelvis following the assault around 7.15pm on 9 February.

The victim, was travelling with three friends from East Croydon on their way back from Crystal Palace’s match with West Ham, when they became involved in a disagreement with a group of around 12 other men.

One of the suspects punched the victim’s friend outside Horley train station. The victim was also punched and kneed by two men.

A third suspect then punched the victim in the face, resulting in the broken jaw.

The suspects are described as follows:

Male, white, in his 20s, slim build, wearing a red t-shirt

Male, white, in his late 20s-early 30s, around 5ft 8, bald, wearing a grey Crystal Palace beanie

Male, white, early to mid 40s, bald.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Richard Stoneham said:

“I’m hoping that someone recognises these three men as we would like to speak to them in relation to our ongoing investigation.

“The incident quickly escalated from a disagreement to the victim being punched in the face and left with serious injuries. We are appealing to anyone who has any information about it to come forward.”

If you recognise the men in these images, please call Surrey Police on 101 (999 in emergency), or tell us online via or http://surrey.police.uk/TellUsMore quoting reference PR/45190015276.

You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

For advice on how to stay safe on the streets, visit: https://www.surrey.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/violence/

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