The Horley Town Council Office provides administrative support to the Town Council. There is a team of four Town Council Officers, headed by the Town Clerk, Joan Walsh. If you wish to contact any member of the team, you can phone us on 01293 784765 or email using the appropriate email address below. Alternatively, click on CONTACT at the top of the page.

Joan Walsh - Town Clerk

Photograph of Jaon Walsh


Joan has worked at Horley Town Council since 2009 and was appointed as Town Clerk in January 2018.

Joan states that “it is a role I very much enjoy due to the ongoing support from the Councillors and excellent team spirit approach with my colleagues.  I gain much job satisfaction in not only helping out the public where possible, but also being involved in a wide variety of community focused projects for the benefit of Horley.  I started on my career path as a legal secretary at a number of London based firms, and then as a PA at a local actuarial consultancy group.  When I returned to work after having my 4 children, I worked as a duty supervisor for a private medical and assistance services provider, during which time, I completed a diploma in Call Centre Team Management.  Before joining the Town Council, I was employed as a Call Agent for the National Crimestoppers Bureau and as a Customer Service Agent for Surrey Police". 

Joan achieved the Local Council Administration qualification (CiLCA) in May 2018.    



Carol Fenton - Deputy Town Clerk and Head of Leisure

Photo of Carol FentonCarol has worked for Horley Town Council since 1996, first as Deputy Clerk and more recently as Head of Leisure as well. 

Carol says, “I conduct a variety of duties, I prepare papers for Council Meetings and take minutes of Full Council and Leisure Committee meetings, as well as various Sub-Committees.  I was delighted to be made Head of Leisure in 2017 as my passion has always been the Leisure activities of the Council.  I am very proud of all the parks improvements, which I have overseen, I liaise with grounds contractors on a daily basis, as well as being the co-ordinator of the Horley in Bloom and Photographic competitions. 

I began my working life as a Project Cost Controller for Babcock Woodall Duckham.  Whilst my older two children were young I learned my minute taking skills as Secretary of their school’s Parent Teacher Association.  I returned to work at South East Employers and was responsible for a variety of meetings there (and also had another child in the process!).  I worked at South East Employers for eight years before joining Horley Town Council, without doubt my best career move ever!



Judy Morgan - Responsible Financial Officer & Planning Officer

Photograph of Judy Morgan

Judy joined Horley Town Council in 2017.  She comes from a background in public service and the third sector and is enjoying the variety of work at the council, the collegiate working environment and contact with the public.

"I like helping with a diverse range of queries.  Although we are often signposting to other organisations, it is good to think that we have set people on the path to a solution.  I enjoy the work at the Town Council and like working together with my colleagues to provide a good service.  I am keen to learn about the Town and all we have to offer.  Apart from general administrative duties, I support the Finance and Planning Committees and am also responsible for the Hall Hire, Football Pitch and Banner Bookings.

I began my working life at Midland Bank (Now HSBC) before moving on the Home Office where I had a wide variety of roles, including supporting Ministers.  Whilst my children were young, we lived in several other countries and I did an assortment of voluntary work, including being a School Governor.  I returned to work at Mid Sussex District Council as a Democratic Services Officer supporting Councillors.  More recently I was the business administrator at a Pre-school.  I am a qualified HR professional and an associate member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development."



Helen Maan - Communications & Compliance Officer


Helen joined Horley Town Council in 2018 after nearly 14 years at Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. 'I began my working life with British Airways at Heathrow after completing my degree in Geography so I have a bit of a fondness for maps and far flung places.  

I like dealing with people and have spent most of my working career in a customer services environment. My role here gives me to chance to meet people from all walks of life. In additional to helping people I am also responsible for communications, producing the monthly Enewsletter, updating the website and facebook. I've lived in Horley with my young family for quite a few years, but until working here, I didn't realise the massive amount of clubs, events and activities that are available to the people of Horley. I'm hoping that as a Council we can 'get the word out' to all members of the community abouts whats on locally. I'm also responsible for ensuring the Council's compliance with safety regulations and look after the hire of football pitches, the Innes Pavilion changing rooms and the Edmonds Hall'



Last edited: 03/06/2021

Created on: 23/08/2013

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