‘Knit and Stitch’ Restarts Thursday September 12th

If you enjoy knitting or sewing then why not come along to Horley’s sociable ‘knit and stitch’ group.

‘Knit & Stitch’ starts again on Thursday 12th September at 7pm in the Old School Room and continues every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. All crafts including Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry, Embroidery etc. are welcome.

Any questions, please contact Sue Patching on 01295 730039.

Message of Thanks to the Village

A message of thanks to Horley Villagers from Jane and Jonathan Williams:

‘We would like to thank the village for their wonderful contribution to our daughter Harriet’s wedding to Harry.

Thank you to:

  • Everyone who helped to prepare the church and the churchyard.
  • Those that gave drinks, biscuits, conversation, encouragement and compliments to Juliet as she arranged the flowers in the church.
  • The Michel Hardinge Trust for the loan of tables, chairs, tea urns etc.
  • The Taylors for straw bales for around the fire-pits
  • The Duck in Lane Close for dressing up for the event
  • Roger for loaning us his field so that everyone could park
  • To the Red Lion for watering some of our guests
  • Alison and John for their storage facilities
  • All those who offered us additional parking
  • Those who offered beds for guests
  • Charles and David who played the organ and piano in church
  • Those villagers that came and watched and gave reassurance and support as we came to and left the church
  • The bellringers
  • John Reader for his support before and during the service.
  • All of those that didn’t complain about the music (indeed we know some of you joined with the dancing from the comfort of your own homes) or the traffic jams in the road in the early hours as our guests left our amazing village.

And of course anyone else who we have forgotten.

We are truly grateful to be part of such a wonderful community.’

Jane and Jonathan Williams

Surplus pet food donations to Banbury animal charity

Fussy eaters? …Easy pet food donations on your doorstep…

‘Hi, do you have a cache of animal food that you bought for your beloved furry friend(s) – cats, dogs or other creatures – only to find they turned up their nose or it didn’t suit their delicate digestive system?

Two generous Hornton families encountered this situation this very week and both have very kindly donated the surplus food (still well in date) to BARKS (Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service). I’m a volunteer with BARKS and will very happily collect any other surplus pet food from Horley or Hornton homes and deliver it to our rescue centres and fosterers on your behalf. Or you can drop it off at our place, if your prefer.

Give me a call on 670795 or email on chrisawoodcock@btinternet.com. And thank you in anticipation from all the dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits and other small furries at BARKS. We save and re-home around 350 of them every year and all our work relies on volunteers, donations and funds raised.’

Chris Woodcock (Mrs)

Horley CC Charity Day this Sunday

Charity Day Sunday 4th August
This Sunday we are raising money for Katherine House Hospice and Mind. The match will start at 1pm with the Bbq proceeds, half the players match fee and remaining funds from a cash lottery raising funds for both charities.
Please join us for a lovely family day. The bar will be open as normal.

Next Parish Council Meeting is on Thursday August 8th

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30 on Thursday August 8th in the Old School Room. The meeting is open to the public, and if anyone wishes to address the Council on any of the items on the agenda, please notify Chairman of the Council, John Tite, on 01295 738334 before the meeting. Whilst there is no absolute right to do this, the Chairman has the authority to permit it if he chooses to do so.

The Agenda Items comprise:

  • Apologies for absence
  • Declaration of Interests
  • Minutes of the meeting held on 16th May
  • Matters arising
  • Finance : 2019/20 budget monitoring report to 30 June 2019
  • Land adjoining the Old Council Houses, Wroxton Lane
  • County Highway matters
  • Planning Report
  • Assets of Community Value
  • Applications for charitable and other donations
  • Horley Camping and Caravan Site
  • Reports from External Organisations
  • Date of next meetings : Thursday 17 October 2019 – 7.30 pm
  • Any other urgent business 

For full details of items and reports see 19 08 08 agenda

Road Repairs on Wroxton Lane 24 -27 July

Drainage work and carriageway patching on Wroxton Lane is programmed by Oxfordshire county council from July 24 for 3 days.

The plan is to install a new offlet and larger diameter pipe to outfall into the stream opposite Horley Mill, and resurface the rough bits of road and re-profile around the gullys opposite Brook House to hopefully avoid water ponding issues.

The existing offlet opposite Horley Mill will be moved slightly towards the bridge, and the pipe trench hand dug because of the services to align the pipe through the gate so it doesn’t kink as now.