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Horley Town Council wins Web Site of the Year

Horley Town Council is delighted to announce it has been awarded first place in the National Association of Local Council’s (NALC’s) Best Website competition for 2008.

The Association represents over 10,000 local parish and town councils in England and Wales. Town Clerk Alan Jones, who acts as editor, stated "We are absolutely delighted with this news. It has acknowledged the efforts made by the Town Council despite having limited resources, to keep everyone far and wide regularly informed and updated. The web site had been short listed on two previous occasions, so it is fitting that the Town Council, against very strong competition, has now achieved this accolade.”

The Town Council was informed of the major award from NALC at its Annual Council meeting on 13 May. The council agreed that Alan and his wife should attend the National Conference at the Eastbourne Winter Gardens next week to receive the prestigious prize. The Town Council will also receive a cheque for £350 from the competition sponsors, Co-operative Bank plc, which may be used for a community project of its choice.

Although the judges' specific comments will be announced at the Conference, NALC has commented in its letter "we received an unprecedented number of entries this year, and the judges were pleased at the very high standard and professionalism of all those who entered the competition".

Horley Town Council's web site provides an array of information on community events, council business and the local community and its businesses.

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