Category Archives: Villagers

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:

Chicken Missing in Lane Close

Anyone seen this chicken?

‘At some time on Friday 10th July, one of our pet chickens appears to have jumped the rear fence in lane Close. Can anyone who may spot a lone chicken wandering please contact us on 01295 738323 / 7593177026.

This is a picture of her sister, who is very similar in appearance. she is very tame and easy to pick up.

Many thanks’

Red Lion to Reopen on Saturday!

Good News! The Red Lion is to reopen from Saturday 4th – see following from Dave Morris about the arrangements:

‘The Red Lion will re-open on Saturday 4th July from 12 – 6pm with a trial run for the patrons who supported the ‘text and take-away’ service. Regulars who had to shield are also welcome to the trial of new procedures.

Only the garden (and toilets) will be available for use.

Patrons will need their phones to register as per Goverment guidelines and orders will be taken by text. Payment will be card or cash.

Safe social distancing rules will apply and to that end there will be a maximum limit of 30 patrons on the premises.

Should all go well, the pub will be open new hours to suit the Summer garden trade:

  • Tuesday – Saturday:    4pm – 9pm
  • Sunday:                       12pm – 6pm
  • Monday:                      Closed

After the popularity of the take-away service, the pub will continue to sell ale at a discount of 15% for those who bring their own closed containers.

These are very strange times, but it is hoped that the pub can continue to be the centre of the great community spirit that has come to the fore during the recent trials and tribulations.’

Cheers, Dave

Horley’s Virtual Summer Fete Continues…

The Ladies Guild Virtual summer fete continues until the end of tomorrow so you still have time to complete the Quiz or your Judy Duck design! So get out your walking boots and paints, you never know you may win a prize – a Carpenters Voucher and Prosecco for the Quiz and chocolate goodies for the artist!

(For more information on the quiz see Horley Lockdown Challenge Quiz. )

As anticipated the virtual cake stall is going very well so get your orders in now! (See Fancy A Cake…?) There is also some raspberry jam available at £2.50 per jar and flapjack and ginger biscuits for £3.00.

Please leave all donations at Caroline’s plant stall in Lane Close.