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Remember to register for the Horley in Bloom Competition for the Platinum Jubilee

Only a few days left until the judging for the best tubs and baskets as part of our Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

To be included in the judging, you need to register your tub/basket at The Red Lion

– you don’t want the judge to miss all your hard work –

There is something for everyone with 3 categories: 0-10 years | 11-16 | Adult.

Don’t forget to visit Caroline’s plant stall!

Every year Caroline works hard to provide us with a brilliant plant stall outside her house. This year is no different, so please remember to visit Caroline’s plant stall. You could get some amazing plants for your garden, or even your basket/pot for the village competition. If you have any spare plants then please donate them to the stall.

All funds raised are in aid of St Etheldreda’s.

Horley in Bloom Competition for the Platinum Jubilee

As part of our Platinum Jubilee celebrations we are aiming to make Horley even more beautiful with our Horley in Bloom competition.

This bank holiday weekend is an ideal time to buy your plants and start planting your tubs and baskets ready for judging on 4th June. Please remember to register at The Red Lion so that the judges will know who to visit.

There is something for everyone with 3 categories: 0-10 years | 11-16 | Adult.

Don't forget to take a look at Caroline's plant stall.

Horley Platinum Jubilee

It’s not long until Horley’s Jubilee Celebrations – come along on Sunday 5th June and see old/meet new friends in the village to Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A reminder that there will be a village celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5th June on the cricket field from 2 pm.

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.