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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.

Come Along to the Horley Country Garden and Food Fayre this Saturday

Saturday June 15th from 2 – 5pm in support of St Etheldreda’s church. Lots of fun events and interesting stalls including a garden and DIY stall, flower arranging demonstration and a plant sale.

See below for attractions. Please note there is no dog show this year.

Want to be Horley’s Banbury Guardian Correspondent?

As some of you may know, Lucy Hamer, who is currently the Banbury Guardian column writer for Horley, (and has been doing a great job for the last six years), will be off to university in September so is looking for someone to take her place. Lucy writes:

‘NEW COLUMNIST NEEDED TO TAKE OVER FROM LUCY! – to my loyal Horley Column readers: I need someone who is willing and capable to take over from me and write the Horley Column! (Needs to be a resident of Horley Village) After almost 6 years writing the Horley Column I’ve decided my time has come to an end. For enquiries or if you’re interested then please drop me an email at the address printed at the top of my column, (lucy.hamer1@btinternet.com). Many thanks.’

Would You and Your Family Like to be on TV?

Could you and your family be the one that fits the bill and puts Horley on the map?

Wall to Wall Media are a TV production Company who are looking to make a new series of ‘Back in Time’. They are looking for a family to immerse themselves in the past world of village life. Filming the series in the region over the school summer holidays 2019 they are looking for a new family to take part and go back in time.

For more information and to apply see below and click here.

Bin Collection Update : Friday Feb 1st

Winter Weather Disruption Update on Bin Collections from Cherwell District Council:

‘We are out collecting bins today, Friday 1 February 2019 and will empty them where it is safe to do so. In some places it is not safe to empty the bins.

If your bin is not emptied on Friday please take it back in and put out again by 7:00am on Monday 5 February when we will be catching up with collections.

We will update this page again on Monday 5 February. Thank you for your patience during this time.’

For more information on Winter Weather Disruption from CDC see here.

Horley’s Knit and Stitch Group Starts Again Thursday Feb 14th


Feeling creative this new year and would like to improve, share or learn new skills?

Then come along to the next meeting of the  ‘Knit and Stitch’ group on Thursday Feb 14th.

Various crafts are carried out including knitting, crochet, tapestry and quilting, in a friendly and convivial atmosphere (along with homemade shortbread!).

The group meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the week at the Old School from 7 – 9pm (see calendar for actual dates).

For further information and pictures look here or contact Sue Patching on 01295 730039.

There is a small charge of £2, which goes towards hiring the room, but if there are any young, school students who’d like to come along then there will be no charge.