Horley Town Council has won the Fields in Trust partner of the year award at the 2014 Fields in Trust awards ceremony.

The event was held on Decemeber 3rd at Lords Cricket Ground hosted by Olympic medallist and BBC pundit Steve Parry.

Horley Town Council, Surrey, fought off fierce competition from fellow shortlisted Town and Parish Councils, Davenham Parish Council, Llantwit Major Town Council and Shenstone Parish Council.

Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive of Fields in trust, said: “We are so pleased by the hard work and enthusiasm of Horley Town Council for the vital work of protecting and improving outdoor recreational space for future generations to enjoy.

“We hope other landowners will follow their committed example.”

Fields in Trust, founded in 1925, work with hundreds of town and parish councils across the UK to protect and improve outdoor recreational spaces.

The award is handed to the landowner who has most actively embraced the values protecting and promoting their outdoor spaces.

Awards were also given for Partner of the Year in other categories including Getting Active on a Fields in Trust site, Love Your Field, Best Have a Field Day, Inclusion Award and Fields in Trust Community Champion.