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Horley Village information, news and beautiful views. Helping to continually improve communications in our small but perfectly formed community. Hope you enjoy it, let us know what you think and feel free to share. Regards Di

Next Parish Council Meeting is on Thursday August 8th

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30 on Thursday August 8th in the Old School Room. The meeting is open to the public, and if anyone wishes to address the Council on any of the items on the agenda, please notify Chairman of the Council, John Tite, on 01295 738334 before the meeting. Whilst there is no absolute right to do this, the Chairman has the authority to permit it if he chooses to do so.

The Agenda Items comprise:

  • Apologies for absence
  • Declaration of Interests
  • Minutes of the meeting held on 16th May
  • Matters arising
  • Finance : 2019/20 budget monitoring report to 30 June 2019
  • Land adjoining the Old Council Houses, Wroxton Lane
  • County Highway matters
  • Planning Report
  • Assets of Community Value
  • Applications for charitable and other donations
  • Horley Camping and Caravan Site
  • Reports from External Organisations
  • Date of next meetings : Thursday 17 October 2019 – 7.30 pm
  • Any other urgent business 

For full details of items and reports see 19 08 08 agenda

Road Repairs on Wroxton Lane 24 -27 July

Drainage work and carriageway patching on Wroxton Lane is programmed by Oxfordshire county council from July 24 for 3 days.

The plan is to install a new offlet and larger diameter pipe to outfall into the stream opposite Horley Mill, and resurface the rough bits of road and re-profile around the gullys opposite Brook House to hopefully avoid water ponding issues.

The existing offlet opposite Horley Mill will be moved slightly towards the bridge, and the pipe trench hand dug because of the services to align the pipe through the gate so it doesn’t kink as now.

Over £1450 Raised for KHH at the Open Garden Day!

The following is a message from Anne Owen, who was the instigator and organiser of a very successful Open Garden Event in aid of Katherine House Hospice on 30th June.

(Below that is a certificate and letter from KHH).

HORLEY OPEN GARDENS – SUNDAY,30 JUNE 2019
Dear All,

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to the owners who responded to my call to open their gardens to raise money for Katharine House Hospice – Glenys & David, Brian & Sue, Jane & Jonathan, Charles & Kate, David & Di and Christiane. I know at times the task of getting the gardens ready seemed insurmountable but all of you did such a fantastic job that “The 1st Horley Open Gardens Event” raised an amazing £1458.36p. Due to your generosity of time, spirit and hard work in your gardens this event was the success it was.

The success of the day was possible, due not only the commitment of the gardeners but also to those who volunteered to make a huge variety of cakes for the event – Edna, Rita, Sue A, Sue P, Sue R, Sandra, Jane, Di, Jenny, so an enormous THANK YOU to you all. Another big THANK YOU goes to those who helped out at the gardens on the day showing people around, discussing the plants, selling plants and making & serving teas, Sue R, Sue H and Alison. The manning of the plant stall at The School House by Nick and Wendy Crosse (from Katharine House Hospice) was also greatly appreciated as was the generous amount of plants provided for sale, so a big THANK YOU to Caroline.

I hope you all enjoyed the event as much as those who visited the gardens did and would like to do this again, maybe in 2021?

Anne Owen

Hornton Open Gardens this Sunday

More garden visiting opportunities this weekend in Hornton!

As part of the Katharine House Hospice Festival of Open Gardens 10 gardens will be open in Hornton on Sunday 7 July from 1pm to 6pm.  They vary from tiny to large with interesting planting, views and water features.  The village allotments will also be open to visitors and there is a tea garden, a plant stall and, in the Hornton tradition, a raffle.

Entry is £5, children free – with free access to the tea garden where there will be a range of home made cakes.

Proceeds will go to KHH and village causes – a sound system in the parish church and a new stage for the village hall.