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Hornton Lane To Be Closed from September 30th – October 14th

Hornton Lane to be closed from Monday September 30th thru Monday October 14th

Oxfordshire County Council have arranged the closure of this road in order to deal with the badger sett undermining the road. Although the closure is from 30 September until 14 October it is likely to be reopened as soon as the work is completed.

The works taking place are between Glebe Farm and the Millers Lane junction into Hornton.  OCC will be arranging for appropriate signage to be erected, including a diversion to avoid the works.

IRONSTONE Chamber Music Festival Next Weekend

Tessa and Chris Howell invite you to this year’s Ironstone Festival on Friday and Saturday September 13th and 14th at St. Etheldreda’s church Horley.

Ticket prices are:
Adults: Friday evening £20; Saturday evening £25; Saturday lunchtime Coffee Concert £12.
Festival Pass: £50.00 for all three concerts. Under 18’s & full time students £10 each concert.
Horley residents £5.00 off all prices. Horley Children: Free.

Festival mass proposed at 11am on Sunday 15th September with celebrant Reverend John Smith and Mozart Mass in C K220. All welcome.

See posters below for more information and visit


Wanted – Suitable Homes for Feral Kittens

‘Dear rural friends of Horley and surroundings. Are any of you in need of feral cats for a farm or stable setting? BARKS (Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service), with whom I volunteer, have a litter of feral kittens and three-four of them will need a home in a few weeks’ time. We try to ‘turn’ them to being domesticated – and some will move in that direction – but at least three of these little critters need to go to a home where they will be well sheltered, fed and cared for but they will be ‘working cats’. (Two more are already going to a good semi-feral home, thanks to the kindness of a local villager.) They will arrive neutered and microchipped.

If you’re interested, please contact our Bodicote rescue centre either before this Sunday or after Sunday 7 September – speak to Theresa on 07427 063178′. Chris Woodcock


New Parish Councillor Wanted

As a result of the resignation of Jennifer Cross, there is now a vacancy on Horley Parish Council.  Formal notice relating to this vacancy has been published by the Returning Officer at Cherwell District Council .

Shortly the Council expects to be looking for someone who is interested in becoming a Councillor. Would you like to  represent our village and continue to help make Horley a great place to live? If anyone is interested in doing so, please contact the Clerk, David Marriott on  Anyone who would like to find out more about what is involved is invited to call David on 07872 930030.