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3Hs Gardening Club Plant Sale – 20th May (tomorrow!)

Tomorrow (20th May) is the 3Hs Gardening Club plant sale, where there will be masses of top quality plants for sale at a fraction of the market price.  This is a major fundraiser for the club and a good opportunity to snap up  some real bargains. 

Plants will be on sale at Hornton Pavilion from 10.30 tomorrow (Saturday) morning



Vistry Homes Planning Application

As you are doubtless aware, Vistry Homes have submitted an outline planning application to Cherwell District Council to build 170 houses on the fields between Hanwell and Banbury. 

Details of the application, together with a form to comment on and track the application, can be found here: Vistry Homes Planning Application. Comments are due by 19 May 2023.

It is important that all comments are sent directly to Cherwell District Council before the closing date.

Whilst the application relates to land in Hanwell Parish, if you would like to make your views on the application known to the Horley Parish Council for their information, please send an email to: NB: This should be in addition to sending comments directly to Cherwell District Council.

Reminder: Horley Village Coronation Celebrations

Not long now till the Coronation!

Horley bells will be ‘Ringing for the King’ on Saturday 6th May from 15:15 to 16:00 – listen out and/or come to the Church to watch.

Then on Sunday 7th May it’s the village Coronation Lunch at Hadsham Farm.

Lots of you have already booked tables and chairs to be sure you don’t need to bring them with you – and they can be decorated in advance if you are feeling creative! There are still a few left which can be booked by emailing: or by asking any of the Ladies Guild.

You are also welcome to just come along on the day – there are picnic tables outside or you could bring your own chairs to make sure you get a seat indoors if the weather doesn’t look too promising!

And don’t forget there will be a celebratory cake and fizz!

More details below:

Emergency Alert Test – 23rd April 2023

This information has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police.

National Alert Test – 23rd April

emergency alerts

The UK government’s new Emergency Alerts system is now live. The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone when lives are in danger.

It will be used to warn you in the event of emergencies, such as severe flooding.
Emergency Alerts are sent to all compatible mobile phones within an area of risk.

 They don’t track your location, need your phone number, or collect personal data. Only the government and the emergency services will be able to send them. If you don’t have a mobile phone, you’ll still be kept informed through other channels.

If you get an Emergency Alert on your phone, you’ll hear a loud, siren-like sound. A message on your screen will tell you about the emergency and how best to respond. 

You’ll be able to check an alert is genuine at
If you receive an alert, read the alert carefully and follow the instructions.
You can opt out of receiving emergency alerts; for more information on how to opt out please go to
To find out more about Emergency Alerts, visit

3Hs Gardening Club on 14th March – History of the gardens at Upton House

If you’d like to know more about the history of the gardens at Upton House, pop along to the next meeting of the 3Hs Gardening Club, because the speaker will be Alison Hodge, a volunteer who gives guided tours of the gardens to visitors.

Everyone – not just members – can come along to the talk, which takes place in the Hornton Pavilion at 7.30pm on Tuesday March 14th. Non members pay £3 for admission but it only cost £10 to become a member of the club for a year, and then every talk is free.

Reserve a table for the Coronation Celebrations – Sunday 7th May 1-4pm

Come and join us at our village celebration for the Coronation of King Charles.

If you would like to reserve a table for the Coronation Celebrations (you could go up in the morning and set up your own Coronation decorations), then please let Alison Tite, Helen Moss, Tracey Parsons or Sandra Easton know. Who will have the most regal table?

Coronation Celebrations – Sunday 7th May 1-4pm

Come and join us at our village celebration for the Coronation of King Charles.

Spend a few hours in good company in the lamb barn at Hadsham Farm to mark this historic event. The barn will be decorated and chairs and tables will be provided both indoors and outdoors, alongside the children’s play area.

Bring along a picnic and we will provide the toast – make it a day to remember before going home to watch the Coronation Concert. The Ladies Guild will also provide some delicious cakes for everyone (other volunteers’ cakes will be gratefully received)

More details to follow.

3Hs Gardening Club Quiz – 14th February


Do you know your Monty Don from your Alan Titchmarch? Can you find your way round the potting shed? Or is the garden just a place to relax and enjoy a tipple? Whatever your gardening knowledge, there will be something for everyone in this fun quiz which is open to all. The three Hs gardening club will have their first meeting of 2023 on Tuesday 14th February starting at 7.30pm in Hornton Pavilion. There will be a gardening quiz with prizes for teams of up to 6 people. Come along and pitch your wits against Horley and Hornton’s finest gardeners – all welcome.

Horley Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Horley Platinum Jubilee party on Sunday afternoon and made it such a success.  With true British grit everyone enjoyed their picnics despite the slightly damp weather.  Look out in Horley Views for a full rundown of the day.