15 Facts About Horley


Horley is a town in the borough of Reigate and Banstead in Surrey, England, south of the towns of Reigate and Redhill.

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Horley is at an altitude of around 54 metres above mean sea level.

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Horley is in the parliamentary constituency of East Surrey and has been represented at Westminster since May 2019 by Conservative Claire Coutinho.

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Horley is part of the Borough of Reigate and Banstead, but has a town council.

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Horley has two representatives on Surrey County Council, headquartered in Reigate:.

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Horley has 9 representatives on Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, headquartered in Reigate:.

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Horley was moved into West Sussex with Gatwick Airport by the Local Government Act 1972.

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Horley has been twinned with the town of Vimy, France since 1991.

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Form 1947 until 1955 Horley was home to Wade Enginnering Ltd, who made Wade superchargers.

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Horley was home to the Matbro works which produced forklift trucks from the 1950s to the 1980s and pioneered telescopic handlers.

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Horley is home to the Archway Theatre under the arches of the Victoria Road railway bridge.

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Horley is served by Metrobus bus routes connecting with Redhill, Three Bridges, Crawley, East Grinstead, Caterham and Gatwick Airport, as well as the outlying villages of Charlwood and Smallfield.

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Horley has one secondary school, three primary schools, two junior schools, and two infant schools .

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All the local schools are part of the Horley Learning Partnership, a local educational confederation which enables schools to develop a range of shared services.

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Horley has cricket, hockey, tennis, bowls, running and—since the first part of the 21st century—rugby union clubs.

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