A Big Thank-You to the Hardy Litter Pickers!

 ‘The Parish Council would like to convey their thanks to all the hardy souls who turned out last Saturday morning to carry out the annual litter pick. It is noticeable how much tidier the verges are now, and an impressive pile of rubbish was collected on what was a bitterly cold morning. Well done and thank you everyone.’

David Marriott, Horley Parish Clerk


Hornton Lane To Be Closed: 9 – 13 April

Repairs to take place to Hornton Lane

Oxfordshire County Council have made arrangements to carry out some repairs to Hornton Lane, between Lane Close and Church Lane.  The works are scheduled to take place between 9 and 13 April, and a road closure will be in force to enable the works to be carried out safely.

In practice, it is expected that the closure will only apply between 9.30am and 3.30pm, and that access will be maintained to frontages.  However, diversion signs will be in place.

Annual Village Litter Pick is this Saturday March 17th

 Join the annual spring clean and help keep our village litter free!

The annual village litter pick will take place at 10.00 on the morning of Saturday 17 March.  Let’s make sure the village is clean and tidy when spring finally arrives!

Would volunteers please gather in front of the Red Lion. Protective gloves, picking equipment and sacks will be provided by Cherwell District Council.

Let’s keep Horley looking beautiful!


Famous faces at the Heseltine Gallery this Sunday: YOUR INVITATION

Visit the Heseltine Gallery at Chenderit School

If you’re looking for something special to do this Sunday, Mother’s Day, while the lunch is in the oven, why not bring mum and the family along to the Heseltine Gallery in Middleton Cheney: from 11am to 1pm we’ll be hosting the official opening of Donald MacLellan’s 25-year photographic retrospective show, featuring famous faces from stage, screen, politics and business.

Armed with a glass of wine, you can stroll through the array of photographic portraits that allow you to get up close and personal with the likes of Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris (Moneypenny in Skyfall and Spectre), Benjamin Zephaniah and Sir Ian McKellen, to name but a few. And Banbury’s eminent photographer, Donald, will also be chatting with visitors and is always happy to pass on tips and ideas.

The Heseltine Gallery is at Chenderit School, Archery Road, OX17 2QR. It’s easy to find – just follow the signs once you get to Middleton Cheney. If you can’t make it on Sunday, the show continues every day till 25 March, 11am to 3pm – so pop along if you can. It’s all free, apart from one speaker event on 23 March in aid of the local library.

For more info click here.