Category Archives: Hornton Village

Surplus pet food donations to Banbury animal charity

Fussy eaters? …Easy pet food donations on your doorstep…

‘Hi, do you have a cache of animal food that you bought for your beloved furry friend(s) – cats, dogs or other creatures – only to find they turned up their nose or it didn’t suit their delicate digestive system?

Two generous Hornton families encountered this situation this very week and both have very kindly donated the surplus food (still well in date) to BARKS (Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service). I’m a volunteer with BARKS and will very happily collect any other surplus pet food from Horley or Hornton homes and deliver it to our rescue centres and fosterers on your behalf. Or you can drop it off at our place, if your prefer.

Give me a call on 670795 or email on chrisawoodcock@btinternet.com. And thank you in anticipation from all the dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits and other small furries at BARKS. We save and re-home around 350 of them every year and all our work relies on volunteers, donations and funds raised.’

Chris Woodcock (Mrs)

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.

Hornton Open Gardens 2019 Sunday July 7th

For all you garden enthusiasts there is an abundance of garden visiting to be had over the next 2 weekends! Horley’s open gardens day is this Sunday (June 30th from 2 – 6pm) with 7 different gardens to visit then the following Sunday (July 7th from 1 – 6pm) there will be 12 more gardens to visit in Hornton. Entry fee is £5 to both.  All we need now is some nice sunny weather!

See below for map and more information.

Art History Lunchtime Talks in Hornton

‘Art House’ @ Studio B – Saturday morning art history brunch-time talks in August 2019

From Chris Woodcock (of Studio B Hornton):

‘Everything you need to know is on Art History Talks programme 2019-1 Our speakers, (who include jane Williams from Horley), are all local experts and we’re aiming for each session to be very informal and friendly, with plenty of chance for questions and discussion. There will be a break in each event for brunch refreshments and the overall running time will be no more than two hours, starting promptly at 11am.

Each speaker has nominated their favourite charity to receive the proceeds from their talk and they will say a bit about their choice on the day.

I know August seems ages away, but it would be really handy if you could tell me asap (before the end of April) if you would definitely like to attend so I can reserve places and know how things are shaping up. If you would like to invite your friends then do feel free to ask them to get in touch too.

Here’s to an arty August in North Oxfordshire!
All the best’
Chris

 

Want to Join a Local Gardening Club?

If you are interested in all things to do with the garden then the HHH (Hornton, Horley and Hanwell) Gardening Club may be just what you’re looking for.

Sally Tweedsmuir from HHH writes:

‘The Three Hs Gardening Club starts the new year with an exciting new programme.  New members are especially welcome. The membership fee is £10 and you can contact Sally Tweedsmuir on 670608 or Malcolm Cross 670562 on for more information.

The  programme includes an outing to Clivedon on 6th July and there is an evening visit to Mr and Mrs Waley Cohen’s garden at Upton on 9th July.   The plant sale is on Saturday 18th May and a Bingo evening is on 24th May.  The Flower and Vegetable show is on 17th August and this year we are including some classes for children of primary school age.

Our Christmas dinner is on 10th December at a venue to be decided.

Our next talk is on 14th May and Chris from the National Herb Centre will be talking about Wild Life Gardening.  We look forward to seeing you then.’

Sally Tweedsmuir

Fancy a Trip to Hampton Court in September?

Hampton Cout Palace

Hornton History Group is organising a coach trip to Hampton Court Palace on Saturday 7th September. The coach will be departing Hornton at 8am and stopping in Horley at 8.10.

Numbers and deposits need to be ascertained and secured hence the need for it to be advertised so early.

Says organiser Jane Wain:

‘We aim to leave London at 7pm, allowing time after your day at the palace to find somewhere to eat from the many restaurants nearby. The cost of the trip is still to be finally determined depending on numbers and whether you are eligible for a concession ticket, but will be approx £30/35, for entry to the palace and the coach’.

If interested, please contact Jane Wain on 01295 670716  or email  jmwain@zoho.com.