Red Lion Closed Until 6pm 2nd May

Dave and Natasha receiving the 2019 Runners Up Award for North Oxon Pub Of the Year

The Red Lion Closes from today (23rd April) and reopens at 6pm on Thursday May 2nd to enable Dave and Natasha to enjoy a well deserved break and enjoy a holiday in Hong Kong to celebrate 25 years of wedded bliss!

Congratulations to an amazing couple who work tirelessly to please their clientele and maintain their sanity! This effort has also resulted in their being awarded the Runners Up prize for the North Oxon Pub of the Year 2019.

Well Done Dave and Natasha!


Want to Join a Local Gardening Club?

If you are interested in all things to do with the garden then the HHH (Hornton, Horley and Hanwell) Gardening Club may be just what you’re looking for.

Sally Tweedsmuir from HHH writes:

‘The Three Hs Gardening Club starts the new year with an exciting new programme.  New members are especially welcome. The membership fee is £10 and you can contact Sally Tweedsmuir on 670608 or Malcolm Cross 670562 on for more information.

The  programme includes an outing to Clivedon on 6th July and there is an evening visit to Mr and Mrs Waley Cohen’s garden at Upton on 9th July.   The plant sale is on Saturday 18th May and a Bingo evening is on 24th May.  The Flower and Vegetable show is on 17th August and this year we are including some classes for children of primary school age.

Our Christmas dinner is on 10th December at a venue to be decided.

Our next talk is on 14th May and Chris from the National Herb Centre will be talking about Wild Life Gardening.  We look forward to seeing you then.’

Sally Tweedsmuir

Fancy a Trip to Hampton Court in September?

Hampton Cout Palace

Hornton History Group is organising a coach trip to Hampton Court Palace on Saturday 7th September. The coach will be departing Hornton at 8am and stopping in Horley at 8.10.

Numbers and deposits need to be ascertained and secured hence the need for it to be advertised so early.

Says organiser Jane Wain:

‘We aim to leave London at 7pm, allowing time after your day at the palace to find somewhere to eat from the many restaurants nearby. The cost of the trip is still to be finally determined depending on numbers and whether you are eligible for a concession ticket, but will be approx £30/35, for entry to the palace and the coach’.

If interested, please contact Jane Wain on 01295 670716  or email

Feeling Artistic and Interested in Screen Printing?

Screen printing workshop on 8 May in Hornton – places still available

Hornton Studio

There are two places left on the textile screen printing workshop at Studio B in Hornton on Wednesday 8 May, 10am to 1pm. Taught by talented local designer Sally Moret, the session includes all equipment and materials – plus cake and tea! And you take home either a cushion cover, bag or piece of fabric printed by you. (See picture below).

The full details are here.

The next Studio B workshops (both all-day) are a Portrait Photography Masterclass on Saturday 8 June (two places left) and an Introduction to Life Drawing class on Friday 21 June (two places left).

Call or email organiser Chris Woodcock at Studio B by 20 April latest to book your place. Tel 01295 670795 or email

Screen printed items

Next Parish Council Meeting is on Thursday April 18th

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30 on Thursday April 18th 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 David Marriott on  0787 2930030 or email 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 17th January
  • Matters arising
  • Finance
    • 2018/19 Budget Monitoring Report to 31st March 2019
    • Annual Audit
  • Land adjoining the Old Council Houses, Wroxton Lane
  • County Highway matters
  • Planning Report
  • IT Security 
  • Police Neighbourhood Community Liaison Meeting
  • Applications for charitable and other donations
  • Reports from External Organisations
  • Date of next meetings :
    • Thursday May 16th 2019 at 7.00 Annual General Meeting
    • Thursday May 16th 2019 at 7.30 Annual Parish Meeting
  • Any other urgent business 

For full details of items and reports see 19 04 18 agenda