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Open Gardens at Katharine House and Horley

The annual Katharine House Hospice Open Garden is on Sunday 5th June from 2:00pm to 4:30pm.  Details are on their website here: KHH Open Gardens

And Horley’s own Open Gardens event is on Sunday 26th June from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, also in aid of Katharine House Hospice: Horley Open Gardens

Progressive dinner on 11th June – more hosts needed!

Due to a fantastic response from the village regarding our forthcoming Progressive Dinner, we are looking for two more hosts.

It really doesn’t have to be Cordon Bleu and if you haven’t hosted before we can give you plenty of hints and tips to make it as easy as possible.

Please contact Sarah Allitt on, 07834370767 or 01295 730634

Horley Annual Parish Meeting on Thurs 22nd May at 7.30pm

The annual Horley Parish Meeting will take place at The Old Schoolrooms at 7.30 pm on Thursday 12th May 2022.  This is an open meeting organised by the Parish Council at which any parishioner is welcome to address the meeting or ask questions.

 Could parishioners please confirm their intention to attend the meeting to the Horley Parish Clerk David M.Beck, along with any subject(s)/questions they wish to raise at   0785 2998172 


  1. Introduction of Parish Councillors
  2. Michael Hardinge Trust Annual Report
    • John Tite to report 
  3. Cricket Club
    • David Beck to report
  4. Parochial Church Council
    • Representative to report
  5. Ladies Guild
    • Representative to report
  6. Red Lion Public House
    • Dave Morris to report
  7. Parish Council
    • Chairman of the Parish Council to report
  8. Any other business
    • Any questions or issues raised by members of the public

Horley Parish Council AGM on Thurs 12th May at 7.00 pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Old Schoolrooms at 7.00 pm on Thursday 12th May 2022 .
Clerk to the Council

Clerk to the Council

Agenda items:

  1. Apologies
  2. Declaration of Interests
    • 2022 local elections, following the uncontested local elections, confirmation of the election to the Horley Parish Council for the next four years of Cllrs S.Attfield, R.Barnwell, G.Curd, M.Hamer, D.Raper, J.Tite and K.Wythe.  
  3. Nomination and election of the Chairman for the year
  4. Nomination and election of the Vice-Chairman for the year
  5. Allocation of responsibilities (2021 year’s allocations shown)
    • Finance and general purposes (Cllr Raper)
    • Highways and footpaths (Cllrs Curd and Hamer)
    • Proposed Wroxton Lane Car Park Project   Cllrs Attfield and Wythe
    • Planning (Cllr Barnwell)
    • Cricket club liaison (Cllr Attfield)
    • School liaison (Cllr Raper)
    • Michael Hardinge Trust liaison (Cllr Tite)
    • Quarrying, Ironstone and scout camp liaison (Cllr Barnwell)
    • Communications and notice board (Cllrs Barnwell and Curd)
    • Parochial Church Council and Ladies Guild liaison (Cllr Wythe)
    • Any other roles?
  6.   Dates for Future meetings
    • 28th July 2022
    • 20th October 2022
    • 19th January 2022
  7. Annual Audit
    • The Council’s Internal Auditor is auditing the Council’s accounts for the year 2021/22, and if his report is available at the meeting it can be accepted/approved. 
  8. Date of next meeting
    • To be agreed at item 6 above
  9. Any other urgent business


David Beck

Clerk to Horley Parish Council or 0785 2998172

3Hs Gardening Club Plant Sale – 7th May


The Hornton May Day event isn’t the only event taking place in the village next week.

There’s also the 3Hs Gardening Club plant sale – to which everyone is invited. It starts at 10.30am in the pavilion on Saturday week – May 7 – and be sure to get there early for the best bargains at rock bottom prices! The plants will be of top quality and bottom prices so if you have a chance to spread the word to other gardeners you know please do so.

There will be a large selection of bedding and vegetable plants available but the club say there is always room for more! So, if you have any excess in your garden or greenhouse looking for a good home, please bring them along to the pavilion on the Friday from 7pm when the sale is being set up.
“This is the 3Hs main annual fundraiser – back after two years – so we look forward to seeing everyone there. As well as the plants, there will be tea or coffee and, of course, a raffle.”

You may also be interested in the talk being given at the club’s next meeting on Tuesday week – May 10. Club chair Mike Patching says: “Duncan Coombes will be giving his talk originally entitled ‘Colours and texture in the garden’.  So spread the word and bring along any potential members that might enjoy the evening.”

Non members are welcome to come to 3Hs meetings. As well as the talk, there’s a horticultural bring’n’buy stall at each meeting. If you join the club, you get a discount card entitling you to 10 per cent off every time you visit Farnborough Nurseries.

There is also there is a visit to RHS Wisley Gardens on the 25th June and there are still seats available.  Wisley is a stunning place to visit and is a ‘ bucket List must’ for all gardeners. Anyone, member or not of the 3H’s who might like to attend will be very welcome, please contact Malcolm Cross for details on 01295 670562 or Mike Patching on 01295 730039.  The coach will pick and drop back at Hornton and Horley.

Easter at St Etheldreda

You are invited to join us at the following services at St Etheldreda:

Good Friday (15 April) – Stations of the Cross at 12 noon

Fourteen illustrations of events leading up to the crucifixion will be placed around the church and the congregation will visit each station, following the evocative story of Jesus’ journey to the cross and singing one verse of a hymn at each picture.

This will be followed by a simple lunch (soup and roll) in the Old School Hall at 12.30pm in return for a small donation.

Easter Day (17 April) – Easter Day Holy Communion Service at 10.30am

We look forward to welcoming you as we celebrate Easter. This will be a simple service with a short sermon and Holy Communion. It’s especially suitable for young families with the possibility of chocolate if the Easter Bunny arrives!

We hope you can join us for one or both of these events.