Cat missing – please look out for her

One of Liz and Christian’s cats has been missing since Saturday 28th from Brook House along the Hornton Road. She’s a one-year old Maine Coon called Rosie. Quite large, long haired with very pointy ears; mostly dark but with white flashes. Please look in your garages, sheds etc in case she is trapped somewhere.

If you have any news please call either Liz or Christian on 07836 366100. Thank you.

Hornton History Group Talk on 9th Feb – History of RAF Brize Norton

Hornton History Group’s next talk is all about RAF Brize Norton, and given by a former serviceman who spent almost 30 years in the RAF.

It takes place on 9th February at 7.30pm in the pavilion and you don’t have to be a History Group member to go – everyone is invited.

The Poo Problem – Cricket Field

See below a further message from David Beck – Chairman Horley Cricket Club: 

You will have noted the article from the Parish Council on ‘The Poo Problem’. 

As the Cricket Club has similar problems, it can only support the Parish Council.

The Club has noticed increased instances of poo not being picked up, poo bags being left on the wall in front of the pavilion or hanging from the buildings or deposited in the Club’s waste bins or just left for the club to dispose of!.

Dog owners are reminded there is a Poo bin outside the main gate.

The Club currently does not have an issue with dogs being walked on the field – indeed many of its members enjoy doing that. However, the Club has a Health and Safety responsibility, particularly as the field is used by youngsters. Therefore, if the issue of the poo and its disposal continues, the club will have to consider a ban of dogs which it would do with great reluctance.

Thank you for your co-operation.

David Beck – Chairman Horley Cricket Club

The Poo Problem

Anyone walking along the footpaths around Horley can’t fail to have noticed the poo problem. There is an increasing amount of poo simply left by dog owners and bags of poo hung on trees or left at the side of the path. This is both anti social and, if you are caught, may result in a fine up to £1,000.

There are 4 poo bins in Horley:

at the Hornton Lane end of Clump Lane

at the Cricket Club gate on Banbury Lane

at the entrance to the field just before the Old Forge on Wroxton Lane

by the stile at the top of Little Lane.

These are paid for by the Parish Council and are emptied regularly.  

If you have a dog, you need to clear up after it.  This applies to everyone.

The Parish Council may need to take further enforcement measures if the situation doesn’t improve. 

‘Knit and Stitch’ restarts on Thursday 9th February

Please note that the next meeting of Knit and Stitch will be on Thursday 9th February, then Thursday 23rd February and every second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 7 – 9pm. There is a small charge of £2 to cover the cost of the use of the school.

If anyone would like to join the group you are very welcome. Just come along with any craft work you enjoy doing – it’s a very informal meeting.

Horley Parish Council Meeting on Thurs 19th January 2023 at 7.30pm

A meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Old Schoolrooms at:

 7.30 pm on Thursday 19th January 2023  

The meeting is open to the public.  Anyone wishing to 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.

Agenda items:

1) Apologies for absence
2) Declaration of Interests
3) Minutes of the Meeting held on 20th October 2022
4) Matters arising
5) Finance
– Bank Statement to 31 December 2022
– 2022/23 Budget Monitoring Report
– 2023/24 Budget and Precept
6) Relevant Correspondence
7) Wroxton Lane Parking – update
8) Dates of next Council meetings:
20th April 2023
11th May 2023
7pm Annual General Meeting and approval of accounts after audit
7.30pm Annual Parish Meeting/Village Groups
27th July 2023
19th  October 2023
It is accepted extra meeting(s) may need to be called to discuss any outstanding matters when and if the situation was necessary
9) Any other urgent business


David Beck

Clerk to Horley Parish Council or 0785 2998172