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Village Litter Pick will be on Saturday 26th September

The annual village litter pick will take place at 10.00 on the morning of Saturday 26th September.  

If you can spare some time to help out please could you gather in front of the Old Post Office on the corner of Banbury Lane at 10.00 on 26th September. Litter pickers, protective gloves and rubbish and recycling bags will be provided by CDC.  If people have their own gloves, that would be great, as people are urged to protect themselves against any risk of infection, and take care to wash their hands thoroughly after the litter pick has been completed.

Let’s keep Horley looking fabulous!

The Village Lottery is back on 3rd October

The first draw of the Michael Hardinge Trust Village Lottery will be on 3rd October.

“The Michael Hardinge Trust (or MHT) has two main roles in the village.  Firstly, to provide educational grants for Horley’s young people, and secondly to maintain the School Hall as venue for local groups and village events.

The village lottery is an important source of funding for these aims.  For those who have supported us in the past – thank you and we hope you will continue.  For those new to the village and those who haven’t taken part before – please consider joining in to support us.

It only costs £1 per week per number and the weekly prize is £30.  You buy a number between 1 and 59, and the winning number each week is the National Lotto Bonus Ball drawn on Saturday.  It couldn’t be easier!

We will be  getting in touch with everyone soon, but if you would like to join online please contact me directly by email on or phone 01295 738334 and I will get back to you with full details and payment options.  Thanks to those who have already responded. I’ll be in touch shortly.

I hope you will be able to support us.   Many thanks.”

John Tite

Knit and Stitch

The Horleknit and stitchy ‘Knit and Stitch’ group has now been meeting for almost two years and in that time a number of crafts have been pursued, which resulted in  cosy, Finnish slipper socks, sweaters, cardigans, crochet work and patchwork quilting.

Our main project currently is the refurbishment of the three 40+-year-old kneelers, which are used in front of the main altar in our village church. Two are being worked on and the third is yet to be started.  The tapestry wool we use is very expensive and we are asking for small donations in order to buy more wool; any such would be greatly appreciated.

Why don’t you come along, bring your own work and join us? All skill levels from beginners to experts enjoy a pleasant evening where tips and practical help are exchanged.  We meet in the Old School on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 7pm to 9pm.  There is a small charge of £2, which goes towards hiring the room, but if there are any young, school students who’d like to come along then there will be no charge.  For further details ring Sue Patching on 01295 730039.

The Smarties Challenge

During Lent we at St Etheldreda’s are raising money for BYHP (Banbury Young Homelessness Project).
The challenge requires you to eat the contents of a tube of Smarties then fill the tube up with 20p coins (or 5p or 1p) and bring it to church on Easter Sunday (or give it to a member of the congregation).
We will provide you with the Smarties, just email or phone us (Lent starts on 14th February) and we will put a tube through your letter box.
Alternatively, if Smarties are not your thing, fill a bag for BYHP in Lent by putting items of foodstuffs (dry goods only) or toiletries in a bag and bring to church and we will deliver it.
Thank you in anticipation Horley.
Sue Ashdown