Village Litter Pick will be on Saturday 26th September

The annual village litter pick will take place at 10.00 on the morning of Saturday 26th September.  

If you can spare some time to help out please could you gather in front of the Old Post Office on the corner of Banbury Lane at 10.00 on 26th September. Litter pickers, protective gloves and rubbish and recycling bags will be provided by CDC.  If people have their own gloves, that would be great, as people are urged to protect themselves against any risk of infection, and take care to wash their hands thoroughly after the litter pick has been completed.

Let’s keep Horley looking fabulous!

The Village Lottery is back on 3rd October

The first draw of the Michael Hardinge Trust Village Lottery will be on 3rd October.

“The Michael Hardinge Trust (or MHT) has two main roles in the village.  Firstly, to provide educational grants for Horley’s young people, and secondly to maintain the School Hall as venue for local groups and village events.

The village lottery is an important source of funding for these aims.  For those who have supported us in the past – thank you and we hope you will continue.  For those new to the village and those who haven’t taken part before – please consider joining in to support us.

It only costs £1 per week per number and the weekly prize is £30.  You buy a number between 1 and 59, and the winning number each week is the National Lotto Bonus Ball drawn on Saturday.  It couldn’t be easier!

We will be  getting in touch with everyone soon, but if you would like to join online please contact me directly by email on or phone 01295 738334 and I will get back to you with full details and payment options.  Thanks to those who have already responded. I’ll be in touch shortly.

I hope you will be able to support us.   Many thanks.”

John Tite

Would You Like to Open Up Your Garden Next Summer?

Calling all Horley’s keen gardeners…. would you like to open up and share your lovely gardens, whatever their size, next summer and raise money for Katherine House Hospice? If so please see the following notice from Anne Owen who, after a very successful event in 2019, is looking to organise it again in June next year.

If you are interested please contact Anne on:

Church Service This Sunday

Holy Communion at St Etheldreda’s on Sunday September 6th at 11.00


Church services are getting back to an ‘interim normal’  – without permanent clergy and observing existing COVID 19 guidelines ie essentially masks, social distancing and no congregational singing. We are looking at a monthly said communion for the time being.


Brian Ashdown

MHT Educational Grants

The new academic year is here – are you eligible for a grant?

If you are a young resident of Horley under the age of 25 you are entitled to a grant if you are at a key stage in your education.

The grants are a fixed sum paid to every child on request at up to four stages of their education.

The current grants are:

  • Rising fives about to start school – £100
  • At the start of secondary education (usually Year 7) – £300
  • At the start of A-levels, college training apprenticeships etc. (Year 12 or equivalent) – £500
  • At the start of further education, University, or other accredited training (which is unpaid or paid below the relevant minimum wage) at age 18 to 24 – £1000

Full details of the scheme and how to apply are on the Horley Views Web site under MHT, or contact Mike Patching on 730039, or any of the MHT Trustees 




Church Bells to Ring Again This Saturday…

Horley bells to ring again on Saturday 15th August!

The bells at St Etheldreda’s haven’t been rung since March because of lockdown restrictions (you may have heard the clock chimes which have continued as they are automatic). However the bells will ring again on Saturday 15th August just after 11am to mark the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day.

We will only ring four of our six bells so that we can maintain the recommended social distance between ringers.  Ringing will be for just 15 minutes and only the bells ringers are allowed in the Church at the time.

We hope you enjoy hearing the bells again but please forgive us if our ringing is a bit rusty as we haven’t rung for 5 months!

Alison Tite – Tower Secretary

Next Parish Council Zoom Meeting is on August 6th

The next Parish Council Meeting will be held online at 7.30 on Thursday August 6th. Anyone wishing to observe the meeting or address the Council on an item appearing on the agenda is requested to notify the Clerk of the Council two days in advance of the meeting, in order that on-line access to the meeting can be arranged. Please notify David Marriott on  0787 2930030 or email before the meeting.

The Agenda Items comprise:

  • Apologies for absence
  • Declaration of Interests
  • Minutes of the meeting held on 25th June 2020
  • Matters arising
  • Apppointment of a new Member of the Council
  • Finance 20/21 Budget Monitoring Report
  • Parking issues at Wroxton Lane
  • Appointment of a replacement Clerk to the Council
  • Date of next meeting: To be discussed  
  • Any other urgent business 

For full details of items and reports see 20 08 06 Agenda