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The Red Lion Horley Wins Pub of the Year Again..!!!

Once again the Red Lion is the North Oxfordshire noxoncamraBranch Pub of the Year Winner!

Congratulations to Dave and Natasha for winnnig this competition for the second time.!

Watch this space for an announcement as to when the presentation will take place so everyone can celebrate with them!

Do you know of any unpaid carers in Horley?

‘This year the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire is Mrs Sarah Taylor.  She has chosen to make her theme for the year the plight of unpaid carers in Oxfordshire.  Apparently, across the county there are very many people who have been forced to give up work in order to care for someone else.  She is working with a group called Carers Oxfordshire, whose role is to provide support to people working as unpaid carers.

The parish council is not aware of anyone in this position, but if there is and they would like to speak to Carers Oxfordshire, if they contact me I will put them in touch.’ David Marriott

David Marriott
Horley Parish Clerk
07872 930030

Your Chance to give input to the NHS Consultation for Oxfordshire

This could have a significant impact on the future of the Horton Hospital

‘A number of the proposals will be of more interest to people living in the north of the county and neighbouring areas. Some of the proposals have a wider impact and so we are keen to encourage people from across Oxfordshire and surrounding areas to give their views. We also welcome the views of our voluntary sector partners, groups representing particular communities, other public bodies and staff in health and care organisations’.

The Oxfordshire’s health and care services – The Big Consultation – Phase 1 is available  here.

You can access the consultation documents here and an the online patient experience survey here.


Horley Carol Service – This Sunday 18th

st-e-in-snow1.pngYes THIS Sunday be sure to go along to Horley’s Carol Service as its going to be a extra ordinarily packed one……

With the blessing of the crib, a wealth of favourite carols for audience participation supported by a choir, nativity narration and acting, a programme of readings, poems and music with two choirs, trumpets, bells, and of course a glass of something to keep you warm.

Produced by our amazingly spritely resident director Tessa Howell,  with musical direction provided by the very patience and talented David Kyle.

This  promises to be a very special start to Christmas 2016, so make sure you get there early to get a good seat for a 6pm start…….tidings of comfort and joy X

Also there is CAROL SINGING ROUND THE VILLAGE TUESDAY 20 DECEMBER, In support of the Children’s Society, meet at the Old School at 6pm

Village Alert: Look out for suspicious activity and check your security measures

Neighbourhood officers are asking residents in the villages immediately surrounding Banbury to check their security measures following a recent increase in house burglaries.

Five incidents have been reported in the last fortnight in the villages of Wroxton, Shutford, Cropredy, Upper Tadmarton and further, towards Chipping Norton. Officers making door-to-door enquiries believe that it’s possible that other attempts on nearby properties have also occurred but not been reported to police.

Any suspicious activity or individuals must be reported to 101 unless you are witnessing a crime in action when you should dial 999.

To see the full Alert click here

For more information and ideas on how to improve your home security see the poster on the Parish Council Notice Board.


HanFest Food & Craft Markets – Gets Folked Up – You’re Invited

Another Hanfest just over the road in our sister village Hanwell with a few folk from Horley and Horton! The 3H’s now have music and crafts to add to our gardening collaborations. What a creative community we have here in our little corner of North Oxfordshire, hope to see you there. Deb

See for more details ……..


Start your Christmas shopping early at HanFestive Food & Craft Market at St Peter’s Church Hanwell – Free Entry –

Saturday 26 November at  11am – 5pm and Sunday 27 November 11am – 4pm

AND for one night only Hanwell gets folked up and you are invited to the Folk Night & Supper

Saturday 26 November at 7:30pm – Adults £10, Child (7 – 16 years) £5 – Price of the ticket a tasty hot meal & of course a night of live entertainment!

Get ready for a fiery jig! Brimstone’ folk band performs live and will get you up for a fiery jig!  Plus ‘Horwell’ local folk group performs.

Dancing • Food & Craft Stalls • Bar with local beers!


See for more details ……..


Harvest Festival Charity Auction Raises £620 for Local Charities…


Dave and Nash would like to send a ‘massive thank you’ to all who donated toand attended the Red Lion Charity Harvest Auction on October 7th . A grand total of £620 was a raised and will go to the local charities BHYP (Banbury Young Homeless People)  and Lets Play (see