‘In a post Covid working from home world, the days of having to iron the shirt and polish your shoes has been sharply reduced, no doubt leaving many nearly new work clothes languishing in the wardrobe.
If anyone is looking to have a clear out ( this is a men only campaign I’m afraid!) Feltham Young Offenders Institution is desperately short of clothing to help young men who are looking to go on placements, job interviews or even work on day release. They would also really appreciate sports apparel, (trainers, football boots and sports kit) as these enable the young men to participate in physical activities.
Whilst these young people are of course in prison for a reason, many of them come from backgrounds that are very far removed from what most of us are lucky enough to grow up with. Without any chance of rehabilitation or hope of a different future, the cycle of reoffending and cost to the taxpayer and society continues.
I am visiting Feltham again on the 17th June so if you have anything that you think might be useful, please let me know and I will take with me. I can come and collect, or feel free to leave a bag by the door. They are looking for smart and smart casual clothes and shoes for young men aged between 15-21 and I know would be hugely appreciative of any donations.
The annual Horley Parish Meeting will take place at The Old Schoolrooms at 7.30 pm on Thursday 11th May 2023. This is an open meeting organised by the Parish Council at which any parishioner is welcome to address the meeting or ask questions.
Could parishioners please confirm their intention to attend the meeting to the Horley Parish Clerk David M.Beck, along with any subject(s)/questions they wish to raise at email@example.com 0785 2998172
Introduction of Parish Councillors
Hanwell Parish Council Representatives – 15 minute presentation of views on the Vistry Homes planning application on Warwick Rd
Michael Hardinge Trust Annual Report
John Tite to report
David Beck to report
Parochial Church Council
Representative to report
Representative to report
Red Lion Public House
Dave Morris to report
Chairman of the Parish Council to report
Any other business
Any questions or issues raised by members of the public
A meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Old Schoolrooms at:
7.30 pm on Thursday 20th April 2023
The meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to address the Council on an item appearing on the agenda is requested to notify the Clerk of the Council two days in advance of the meeting.
1) Apologies for absence 2) Declaration of Interests 3) Minutes of the Meeting held on 19th January 2023 4) Matters arising 5) Finance – Bank Statement to 31st March 2023 – 2023/24 Budget Monitoring Report – 2022/23 Financial Year End 6) Relevant Correspondence including relevant planning notices etc 7) Parking issues at Wroxton Lane – update 8) Proposed Solar Farm – top of Banbury Lane 9) Dates of next Council meetings: Currently: 11th May 2023 7pm Annual General Meeting and approval of accounts after audit 7.30pm Annual Parish Meeting/Village Groups 27th July 2023 19th October 2023 It is accepted extra meeting(s) may need to be called to discuss any outstanding matters when and if the situation was necessary 10) Any other urgent business
A large number of bottles were seen dumped on the old ironstone railway path at the weekend. This has been reported to Cherwell District Council but if you see any more examples of our lovely countryside being spoiled by fly tipping, please report it to CDC. Here is the link:
As you may know, Chris and Tessa Howell have stepped back from organising the amazing Ironstone Concerts in September. However, the concerts are now under new management (wish us luck!) and will be on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September.
If you have hosted musicians in the past, we would be delighted if you are happy to continue. If you would like to get involved in any capacity – hosting, marketing, fundraising etc, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks!
Thank you to everyone who looked out for Rosie – she was found this afternoon on top of a log pile in a farm yard. The logs had moved and trapped two of her legs, one of which is broken. She’s at the vets and Liz and Christian are waiting for news on what they can do for her.
One of Liz and Christian’s cats has been missing since Saturday 28th from Brook House along the Hornton Road. She’s a one-year old Maine Coon called Rosie. Quite large, long haired with very pointy ears; mostly dark but with white flashes. Please look in your garages, sheds etc in case she is trapped somewhere.
If you have any news please call either Liz or Christian on 07836 366100. Thank you.