The Horley Town Council Office provides administrative support to the Town Council. There is a team of five 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.

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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.    



Sam Adeniji - Assistant Town Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Sam joined Horley Town Council in 2023 having worked in the private sector.

“I enjoy the wide variety of roles and no two days are ever the same. Apart from my financial responsibilities, I support the Leisure Committee and the Environment Working Group, in addition to assisting the Town Clerk”.

“ I began my working life as a Self-Employed IT Software consultant and have worked in Europe, America and Asia, and later ran my own businesses.  I have local council experience having served for many years as a Town, District and County Councillor, it is therefore a joyous opportunity putting my private and public sector experience into working together with my colleagues to provide a good service for the people  of Horley.”



Helen Maan - Leisure & Facilities Officer

  Photo of Helen Maan

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 addition to helping people, I am also responsible for overseeing communications, compliance and leisure activities,  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 about what's on locally. As a Council we own and maintain quite a few leisure sites across the town, its my role to ensure they are looked after and manage their use.'



Sophie Mandak - Administrative Officer

Photo of Sophie Mandak

Sophie joined Horley Town Council in 2022 after Completing  College where she studied Information Technology, Photography and Media production.

'I Completed Alevels and Btecs  in 2022  and was looking for a role in the local council where I can learn more about the community  

My role here allows me to engage with a variety of people and, in the process, learn about all the services the Town Council has to offer Horley and its residents. I enjoy helping out members of the public where possible and supporting the Councillors and my fellow colleagues in their various projects for the benefit of Horley. In addition to general administrative duties, I largely aid in the management of Horley’s Allotment sites, social media communications and public engagement. as well as support the Leisure and Planning & Development Committees

I am excited to learn and grow within my role here at the Town Council and look forward to meeting with and helping many more Horley residents.'




Last edited: 19/06/2024

Created on: 23/08/2013

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