Annual Town Meeting
At the Horley Town Meeting held on Friday, 28 April 2017, members of the public received various reports from the Council. Other topics for discussion included Smith’s Charity, The Cyril Edmonds Fund, Annual Reports from the Town Council’s Chairman and Committee Chairmen. Presentations were made to winners of Court Lodge in Colour Juniors.
The Guest Speaker was Alison Addy, Head of Community Engagement at Gatwick Airport Ltd, who gave an interesting talk on the work of the airport. An update on Gatwick Airport is available here. A lively discussion followed regarding the current operation of Route 4. Andy Sinclair, Head of Airspace Strategy & Engagement, answered questions on this particular topic.
At the end of the meeting the following resolution was approved "that the Town Council should lobby the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to reverse its current position, and return Gatwick departure Route 4 (whether using new or conventional navigation technology) to the geographical position and dispersal pattern it occupied prior to 2013." The resolution will be considered at the Annual Council Meeting on 16 May.