Author Archives: Sandra

Caution – Is this a scam?

Some people in the village have recently received letters that appear to come from people they know in the village – these people do not know that a letter has been sent in their name. It is asking you to join a free app called Nextdoor Horley and says it is a neighbourhood hub for useful information. It asks you to download an app and gives you a code to join.

I checked with the person on my letter and they did not send it out, but had gone onto the website when they received the letter from someone else in the village.

Looking online it’s not clear if it is a scam or a money making scheme, but using people’s names without their permission is obviously not genuine. So please don’t go onto the website as your name could be used on other letters.

We have plenty of ways to share information and support each other in the village in a safe environment.

Give a laptop/tablet to support education at home


Last summer local BBC radio stations helped people donate old laptops and tablets for schoolchildren to use across England.  This made a huge difference to pupils that had to share equipment.

With schools closed again, BBC local radio is once more asking you to help those pupils still in need by sharing details of companies and charities who can help to get devices to pupils who need help.

Some charities can collect, wipe and share the laptops all in one; some can help take your devices off your hands to fix them ready for distribution; some are collecting donations to help fund devices for pupils.

How to donate a device

Please DO NOT take donations to BBC sites as they are unable to accept them.

If you have something you’d like to donate – and that could be a laptop; computer; mobile phone or tablet – please click on the link below to find out more about how to donate in our area.

Census day – 21 March

The Census is coming on 21 March.  Information from the digital-first Census will help decide how services are planned and funded in our local area. Census outputs inform where millions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education and health, and on cycle routes, schools and dental surgeries.  Everyone will receive a letter with a unique access code in the post, allowing them to complete their questionnaire online.  Paper questionnaires will be available on request. 

For more information visit



Breast Cancer Now Virtual Coffee Morning – Thank You All

A huge thank you for your support and generosity for the Ladies Guild Breast Cancer Now Virtual Coffee Morning.  We sold 30 cakes, 7 small bakes and 10 pots of jam and with the additional donations on Just Giving raised an amazing sum of £430.

Thanks in particular go to Sue Ashdown who co-ordinated the complex cake makers vs purchasers, it was a great success.