Co-option of two new Town Councillors – Horley South Ward

Horley Town Council

Press Release

October 2020

At a virtual Full Council meeting, on 27th October 2020, Members elected to co-opt Ms Hannah Avery and Mr Jordan Beech to the two vacant Town Councillor positions at Horley Town Council, to represent the Horley South ward.

Hannah has lived in Horley her whole life, she is currently studying to become a primary school teacher and has over 5 years’ experience in this sector.

Hannah states “As a Councillor, I would like to be involved with fundraising and community development opportunities, such as the Horley Carnival - encouraging participation and engagement to benefit both the Town and residents. I am very passionate about this area and would like to continue the fantastic work that is being done by the Council to provide opportunities for children to engage within the community and events that encourage them to be productive within the community. I have been involved with some of the local initiatives to develop the Town which has encouraged me to become a Town Councillor and contribute to the future success of Horley.  In this role, I will work with existing Members to support the growth of Horley and ensuring the Town remains an inclusive and exciting place to live and spend time, for all.  I would also like to utilise my skills of working with others and my initiative to respond effectively to requests from residents, whilst working in cooperation with other Councillors to ensure that our residents voices continue to be valued and acted upon also, ensuring the best course of action is taken. These are skills that I feel will benefit myself in the role of a Town Councillor and would actively incorporate into this role…”

Jordan has lived in Horley since 2015 and enjoys living here because of the community spirit and the fact that people care about where they live and take pride in the Town and its surroundings.

Jordan states “In my day job I work on the Railway in a customer facing supervisory role where good communication, working as a team player and being able to solve problems are all key skills which I believe would be useful if I became a Town Councillor.  I have recently enjoyed being involved in local action days such as the recent litter picking day, and I would like to serve and support our community by being a member of the Town Council. I will proactively listen to and engage with all local residents and work with other Councillors, stakeholders and partners to achieve and deliver on shared priorities. I believe that I can make a positive contribution to the Town Council, bringing some new ideas and enthusiasm, and support the good work the Council is doing such as improving the Town Centre, providing amenities and leisure opportunities and ensure above all that Horley remains an excellent place to live, work and visit…”

Members of Horley Town Council are delighted to welcome Hannah and Jordan on board, wishing them both every success and fulfilment in their new roles of public office. 


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