Category Archives: Villagers

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. 

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Coronavirus in Horley

The Horley Coronavirus Support Group is aware that there have been a number of cases of the virus in the village, so please take care and stay at home where possible.

On a brighter note, several Horley residents have received their first vaccine jab.  Hopefully the rest of the village will follow before too long.

In the meantime, stay safe, and remember the support group is here if you need any help.  We can be contacted by email or phone 01295 738334 .








Christmas Card Post Box

Let us deliver your village Christmas Cards for you!

From 29th November there will be a village post box on the verge near the Royal Mail Box. This Horley Christmas Card Post Box will be for Christmas cards from villagers to other villagers only. The box will be there until 18th December. Please address the cards with the recipients full name and house name so that our elves can deliver them correctly!

Happy Christmas!

It’s Pete’s Birthday, let’s celebrate!

Many of you may know Pete Miers, our resident furniture maker.

Pete will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Saturday, 24th October.

To mark this special occasion it has been suggested that we buy a young Oak Tree to plant in the village (unless anyone has another idea) as a reminder of all the work Pete has done for many of us over the years, and hopefully will continue to do.

If you would like to contribute towards a gift, please contact Sue Patching.

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


ARTISAN APPLE JUICE made from your own fruit!

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we can’t have a village apple pressing event this October, but if you have a glut of apples and want to do something yourself, here is an excellent  suggestion from Brian and Sue Ashdown:

“Pasture Farm is a family-run farm in Longwick, near the Bucks / Oxfordshire border. They make pure, pressed apple juice from their own orchard and also offer a complete juicing service – They press, pasteurise & bottle your apples & pears to produce your own delicious juice.

 In September 2019 we had a glut of apples from one particular tree in the garden.  As we do not like seeing things go to waste, we decided upon having the apples pressed pasteurised and bottled, as we would make more use of the juice instead of a freezer full of cooked apple. The juice was incredible.  This year our pressing will be made from a mixture of fruit. We will wait and see how it turns out.

If anyone has surplus apples in the village, we would recommend the Belgrove Family’s service.”

Brian & Sue Ashdown

To find out more see their website:



Would You Like to Open Up Your Garden Next Summer?

Calling all Horley’s keen gardeners…. would you like to open up and share your lovely gardens, whatever their size, next summer and raise money for Katherine House Hospice? If so please see the following notice from Anne Owen who, after a very successful event in 2019, is looking to organise it again in June next year.

If you are interested please contact Anne on: