Category Archives: Posts by Parish Council

Covid-19 – Be A Good Neighbour in Horley

‘As everyone cannot help but be aware, Covid-19 is here and poses a threat to all our health and wellbeing.

There is a wealth of official advice being issued on a regular basis, to which, as a Parish Council, we are unlikely to be able to add.

However, we believe we should do what we can to support the implementation of this advice, and ensure our community in Horley pulls together and looks out for our neighbours  This especially important for those who may not have family or friends locally, and those who are vulnerable or elderly. We are looking to set up a group to keep an overview of the situation in the village and to coordinate whatever help is available If there are residents who feel isolated and worried.

To this end I have asked Glenys Stacey to put together a small group of residents representing different existing groups in the village who can work out what we can do and take appropriate action.

While this is being set up, any residents who have urgent concerns can make contact via the Parish Clerk, David Marriott.

Obviously, there is a lot to consider and we won’t be able to provide perfect solutions, but I sincerely hope this will help the village through these uncertain and difficult times.  In the meantime, it is important that anyone who experiences the early symptoms (fever, cough) should self-isolate straight away and if possible, make neighbours aware of this.

For more information on NHS and government sites click here. Please pass this information on to those who you know do not have access to the Horley Views Website and look out for further updates.

Best wishes

John Tite, Chairman of Horley Parish Council’

Please Come and Help at Next Saturday’s Village Litter Pick

The annual village litter pick will take place at 10.00 on the morning of Saturday 21st March.  

If you can spare some time to help out please could you gather in front of the Red Lion. Litter pickers, protective gloves and rubbish and recycling bags will be provided by CDC.  If people have their own gloves, that would be great, as people are urged to protect themselves against any risk of infection, and take care to wash their hands thoroughly after the litter pick has been completed.

Let’s keep Horley looking fabulous!

Reporting Storm Incidents

Reporting weather related incidents over the weekend as storm Denis hits the UK

The following are numbers provided by the Emergency Planning department of Oxfordshire County Council that you can call to report weather related issues if you become aware of them.

  • To report fallen tree’s or other debris which pose a risk to your safety or the safety of others, please call 999
  • To report fallen tree’s or other debris which doesn’t pose such a high risk but still needs to be dealt with, please call 101
  • If you lose power or can see that a power line has come down please report it by calling 105
  • If you are concerned about flooding, you should visit the Oxfordshire Flood Toolkit online – – and I will summarise the key numbers to call below:
  • If you have a flooding emergency which is a threat to someone’s life, contact Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service on 999
  • To report flooding relating to a highway such as blocked ditches, blocked drains or flooding on a road call Oxfordshire County Council Floodline on 0345 310 1111
  • To report flooding from a main river contact the Environment Agency through the Floodline (Tel: 0345 988 1188 or 0800 80 70 60) or visit their website
  • If your property is at immediate risk of surface water flooding please contact Thames Valley Police on 101

Volunteers needed for Restore in Banbury

Would you like to volunteer to help people recover from mental health issues?

Restore is an Oxfordshire mental health charity which supports people through their recovery and into employment. Volunteers are vital to our work and enable us to support more people and offer a wider range of support services. For more information visit

Next Parish Council Meeting is on Thursday January 16th

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30 on Thursday January 16th in the Old School Room. The meeting is open to the public, and if anyone wishes to address the Council on any of the items on the agenda, please notify David Marriott on  0787 2930030 or email before the meeting. Whilst there is no absolute right to do this, the Chairman has the authority to permit it if he chooses to do so.

The Agenda Items comprise:

  • Apologies for absence
  • Declaration of Interests
  • Minutes of the meeting held on 17th October
  • Matters arising
  • Finance
    • 2019/20 budget monitoring report to 31st December 2019
    • Draft Budget for 2020/21
  • Parking issues at Wroxton Lane
  • Verges
  • Planning Report
  • Assets of Community Value
  • Applications for charitable and other donations
  • Reports from External Organisations
  • High Sheriff Award Scheme
  • Date of next meeting : Thursday 16th April 2020 – 7.30 pm
  • Any other urgent business 

For full details of items and reports see 20 01 16 agenda