Category Archives: Posts by Horley Views

Beware of burglars

 

Hornton’s Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator has alerted us to news of a recent break in and burglary in Shutford during daylight hours. One home was targeted and jewellery stolen.

The group, known to the Police, is known to follow up thefts from one village by moving on to neighbouring villages.

A black VW estate or similar is thought to be used by the gang.

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 Census.gov.uk

 

 

Virtual cake stall in aid of Breast Cancer Now – 24th-25th Oct

The Ladies Guild are holding another virtual cake stall next weekend (24th – 25th October) in aid of Breast Cancer Now.  A limited selection of home made cakes and jams will be available for delivery next weekend.  It’s first come first served so get your order in soon!

See the poster below for details of what’s available and how to order.

Donations to Breast Cancer Care can be made via our Just Giving Page

 

Dog Fouling – Please Pick Up!


Please Keep Horley Poo Free!

This is a reminder to all dog owners to ‘Pick Up the Poo’ after your pet. Whether you own a dog or not, dog poo affects everyone.

There seems to be more instances of dog fouling recently in the footpaths and lanes around Horley and there is no excuse given the number poo bins provided as well as the availability of poo bags from outside 10 Lane Close.

It’s simple to remember: just bag it and bin it! It’s against the law to not clear up after your dog, and you could face a fine of up to £1,000.

Keep Safe From Coronavirus Scams

Oxfordshire Residents have been warned to be on their guard against criminals and scammers exploiting the coronavirus situation. Action Fraud has recently reported that coronavirus-related fraud reports have increased by 400% in March. Example of such are seen below.

The majority of reports are related to online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser, and other products, which have never arrived and coronavirus-themed phishing emails. These attempt to trick people into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing people’s personal information, email logins and passwords, and banking details.

Protect yourself

1) Watch out for scam messages
Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details.

2) Shopping online:
If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, and ask a friend or family member for advice before completing the purchase. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases.

For more information on how to shop online safely, please visit: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/shoponlinesafely

3) Protect your devices from the latest threats:
Always install the latest software and app updates to protect your devices from the latest threats.

For information on how to update your devices, please visit: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/securing-your-devices

See ActionFraud  for more information and OCC for Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards report for more information about Coronavirus related fraud in our area.

Oh Come… Christmas Carol Singing Tomorrow Evening!

Oh come All Ye Village Carol Singers…

And join the Village Christmas Carol Singing tomorrow evening (Thursday December 19th).

Meeting at the Old School at 6pm, taking in a stop at the Red Lion and enjoying the generous hospitality of many of our villagers on the way.

Come along, sing a song, raise some money for The Children’s Society and get into the spirit of Christmas!

Oh Come… Christmas Carol Singing Thursday Evening!

Oh come All Ye Village Carol Singers…

And join the Village Christmas Carol Singing on Thursday evening (December 19th).

Meeting at the Old School at 6pm, taking in a stop at the Red Lion and enjoying the generous hospitality of many of our villagers on the way.

Come along, sing a song, raise some money for The Children’s Society and get into the spirit of Christmas!

Horley’s Dame Picks Her Favourite Desert Island Discs

Horley’s very special Dame, Glenys Kyle, (of Rowarth House opposite the church), appeared on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday, choosing 8 of her favourite discs and 1 luxury item with which she would chose to be cast away.

It is an illuminating programme, where Glenys (who is publicly known as Dame Glenys Stacey) talks about various experiences of her life from childhood through 40 years of public service, where her last post was as her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation.

To listen to Dame Glenys’ castaway interview on BBC Catch up and hear about the work which earned her a damehood (as well as her thwarted dalliance with T Rex!), click here.