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Each week Horley’s very own correspondent Lucy Hamer  ( lucy.hamer1@btinternet.com ) provides updates on our behalf to the Banbury Guardian .Thank you Lucy

On Monday we show Lucy’s latest submission for that Thursday’s edition and also update the calendar with events we haven’t been informed about. If you have something you would like to post just email us at horleyviews@outlook.com , regards Debra


Week commencing Monday September12th, 2016

THANKYOU FROM THE LADIES GUILD – Horley Village Ladies Guild would like to thank all those in the village who supported the summer fete. The total raised was £1780 which will contribute to the upkeep of the Church. Without the generosity of the sponsors or those who kindly donated raffle prizes as well as those who came along, it would not have been the success it was.

HORLEY CINEMA – Villagers will be pleased to hear that Horley Cinema will resume screening after the July-August break. This month’s film is A Walk in the Woods (cert 15). This will be shown at The Old School Horley on Friday September 16. Doors open at 7.30, lights down at 8. £5 on the door. Booking your ticket in advance will guarantee you a seat – to book, email horleycinemaclub@hotmail.com

CHILDREN’S CINEMA – For details of this month’s film, see separate flyer later or contact Julian Wright via the cinema club email address. Doors open at 9.45am, screening at 10. Free admission. Refreshments served at cost. All children welcome.

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – Friday 16, it is blue and brown bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

CHURCH SERVICES – On Sunday September 18 there will be no service in Horley. There is café church at 10.30 in Wroxton School. This is a great service for younger children as there are lots of activities and fun things to get involved doing!

COFFEE MORNING – advanced notice that the monthly all generations coffee morning will be on Thursday September 29 at 10.30.

VILLAGE WHIST DRIVE – Come along for a fun evening playing whist on Friday October 14, organised by the Michael Hardinge Trust. Experienced players and novices are welcome. There will also be a meal provided in the evening and further details will be sent out via flyer nearer the time.

Week commencing Monday September 5th, 2016

W.I. LAST WEEK – Hornton and District women’s institute met last Thursday in the Chapel, Hornton. This month, the talk was “A Tudor Harvest”  and members were entertained by the Lord of Sulgrave Manor. They learned all about the harvest in Tudor times and how everyone would be involved in gathering in the food for the Winter. Next month’s meeting will take place on Thursday October 6 when members will be treated to a talk on the comedy of parenting.

CRICK-FIT – Summer Crick has now come to an end. Many thanks to all those who have enjoyed meeting on a Thursday evening for a fun exercise class based on a cricket theme. And thanks also to Claire Bottoms for organising and running the classes every week.

JUNIOR CRICKET  – has also come to an end so there will be no more practices on Tuesday evenings.

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 9, it is green bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

IRONSTONE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL – will take place tomorrow, Friday September 9 at 7.30 in St. Etheldreda’s Church Horley. There will be music by Dvorak, Kodaly and Mozart.  On Saturday September 10 at 12.30 in Hanwell Church, there will be Sonatas and Duets by Bach and a new work
Sandwich lunch at Moon & Sixpence following the concert. (Please book ahead.) The final performance is on Saturday September 10 at 7.30 pm in St Etheldreda’s Church. This includes music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and a Post-concert Supper after evening concerts. (Please book ahead.) On Sunday September 11 at 11.00 am there is Mass by Mozart in St Etheldreda’s. All are welcome. To book tickets, call 01295 738313. For full details, visit http://www.ironstonechambermusic.com.

CHURCH SERVICES – On Sunday September 11 there will be an 11.00 Sung Mass and Holy Eucharist service at Horley see above for details.

 

Week commencing Monday 29th August, 2016

W.I. Thursday – Hornton and District women’s institute meet at 7.30 tonight in the Chapel, Hornton. This month, there will be a talk on “A Tudor Harvest”. The competition is “harvest in an egg cup”.

CRICK-FIT – Summer Crick-fit is on this week (Thursday). This is at 6.30 at Horley Cricket club. Crick-fit is an informal sporty session which is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!

BIN DAY IN HORLEY –  Friday 2, its blue and brown bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

IRONSTONE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL – will take place on Friday September 9 at 7.30 in St. Etheldreda’s Church Horley. There will be music by Dvorak, Kodaly and Mozart.  On Saturday September 10 at 12.30 in Hanwell Church, there will be Sonatas and Duets by Bach and a new work Sandwich lunch at Moon & Sixpence following the concert. (Please book ahead.) The final performance is on Saturday September 10 at 7.30 pm in St Etheldreda’s Church. This includes music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and a Post-concert Supper after evening concerts. (Please book ahead.) On Sunday September 11 at 11.00 am there is Mass by Mozart in St Etheldreda’s. All are welcome. To book tickets, call 01295 738313. For full details, visit http://www.ironstonechambermusic.com.

CHURCH SERVICES – On Sunday September 4 there will be an 11.00 Common Worship Holy Eucharist service at Horley.

JUNIOR CRICKET COMES TO A CLOSE – Unfortunately, the junior cricket practices which take place very Tuesday have come to a finish. The last training session was Tuesday 30. The annual Parents vs Children matches will take place on Sunday (September 4.) The younger children vs their parents match will take place at 10.30. There will then be a BBQ lunch, followed by the trophy presentation. Then the older players vs parents match will happen in the afternoon

Week commencing Monday 22nd August, 2016

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30 on Thursday August 25 in the Old School Room. The meeting is open to the public, and if anyone wants to address the Council on any of the items on the agenda, please notify David Marriott on  07872930030 or horleyparishclerk@btinternet.com before the meeting. Whilst here is no absolute right to do this, the Chairman has the authority to permit it if he chooses to do so. The Agenda Items include: Apologies, Declaration of Interests, Minutes of the meeting held on May 19 and July 14 2016, Matters arising, Finance – 2016/17 budget monitoring report, B4100 road closure, Land adjoining the Old Council Houses, Wroxton Lane, Verge Maintenance, Planning Report, Reports from external organisations, Date of next meeting – Thursday  November 17 2016 – 7.30 pm and any other urgent business.

BANBURY LANE CLOSURE – Banbury Road at Manor Farm Barn will be temporarily closed for 3 days – from August 26-28 to facilitate sewage connection work. For further details see Notice and Map on the Village Notice Board.

CRICK-FIT – Summer Crick-fit is on this week (tonight). This is at 6.30 at Horley Cricket club. Crick-fit is an informal sporty session which is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 26, it is green bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

Week commencing Monday 15th August, 2016

CRICK-FIT – Summer Crick-fit is on this week (tonight). This is at 6.30 at Horley Cricket club. Crick-fit is an informal sporty session which is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 19, it is blue and brown bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

RED LION – BACK OPEN – Horley’s Red Lion is now back open following the recent refurbishment. Pop along for a relaxing drink and enjoy live sport, especially the Olympics.

ADDITIONAL CRICKET CLUB BAR HOURS – The cricket club bar is open whenever there is a match being played in addition until the end of July we will be open: Tuesday – Thursday 6:00 – 10.00, Friday from 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 2pm onwards. To all Horley Villagers: you are welcome to come along have a drink and watch some cricket.

CHURCH SERVICES – This week, Sunday 21, there is a 10.30 Benefice Eucharist Service in Hanwell.

Week commencing Monday 1st August 2016

CRICK-FIT – Summer Crick-fit is on this week (tonight). This is at 6.30 at Horley Cricket club. Crick-fit is an informal sporty session which is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!

W.I. TONIGHT – Hornton and district W.I. meet tonight, Thursday August 4 at 7.30 and it’s back in the Chapel Hornton. This month’s meeting will be an evening of musical entertainment with a difference. The competition is a homemade musical instrument!

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 5, it is blue and brown bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

ADDITIONAL CRICKET CLUB BAR HOURS – The cricket club bar is open whenever there is a match being played in addition until the end of July we will be open: Tuesday – Thursday 6:00 – 10.00, Friday from 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 2pm onwards. To all Horley Villagers: you are welcome to come along have a drink and watch some cricket.

SUMMER LIGHTS EVENING – Tomorrow, Friday August 5 from 7pm, at Horley Cricket Club there will be a Summer Lights evening. This will be a great evening in aid of McMillian Cancer and Breast Cancer Care. There will be a raffle, bar, cheese boards and a bring and buy. Everyone is welcome to bring their chairs and blankets, sit out in the sun and enjoy a great night!
KNIT AND STITCH – there will be a summer break from the social knit and stitch group which meets twice a month in the old school. The next evening it will take place is Thursday September 8. Any one new planning to come along will be welcome.

Week commencing Monday 25th July, 2016

SHAKESPEARE MEDLEY – To mark the 400th year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, a selection from his works were performed by adults and children from Horley last Saturday. More than £300 was raised to go towards the church fund. A big thank you to everyone who came along to watch, the brilliant performances and everyone else who contributed. A big thanks to Tessa Howell who directed the whole thing!

HORLEY COFFEE MORNING – the All Generations monthly Coffee Morning is today! This will be at 10.30 in the Old School. Everyone welcome.

CRICK-FIT – Summer Crick-fit is on this week (tonight). This is at 6.30 at Horley Cricket club. Crick-fit is an informal sporty session which is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 29, it is green bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

ADDITIONAL CRICKET CLUB BAR HOURS – The cricket club bar is open whenever there is a match being played in addition until the end of July we will be open: Tuesday – Thursday 6:00 – 10.00, Friday from 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 2pm onwards. To all Horley Villagers: you are welcome to come along have a drink and watch some cricket.

SUMMER LIGHTS EVENING – On Friday August 5 from 7pm, at Horley Cricket Club there will be a Summer Lights evening. This will be a great evening in aid of McMillian Cancer and Breast Cancer Care. There will be a raffle, bar, cheese boards and a bring and buy. Everyone is welcome to bring their chairs and blankets, sit out in the sun and enjoy a great night!

KNIT AND STITCH – there will be a summer break from the social knit and stitch group which meets twice a month in the old school. The next evening it will take place is Thursday September 8. Any one new planning to come along will be welcome.

Week commencing Monday 18th July, 2016

CRICKET CLUB AUCTION – Horley Cricket Club’s auction of promises took place on Sunday July 10 and the club came together across all playing age groups, social members, supporters and villagers to raise in total over £2,500 for the new pavilion fund – way beyond the wildest expectations of the Fundraising Committee. A big thank you to all who made promises and all who bid for them! What a successful fundraiser!

CRICK-FIT – Summer Crick-fit is on this week (tonight). This is at 6.30 at Horley Cricket club. Crick-fit is an informal sporty session which is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!

SUMMER GAMES EVENING – Horley Village’s annual summer games evening/sports day, will happen tomorrow Friday July 22. This is a fun evening for all ages with family races, bar, lottery, BBQ, tombola and much more with and activities for all. This will take place on the cricket field for most of the evening. Everyone welcome.

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 22, it is blue and brown bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

SHAKESPEARE MEDLEY – To mark the 400 year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, a selection from his works will be performed by adults and children from Horley. Tickets are priced at £5 (adults) and £3 (children) available now from Dave and Jenny Reynolds. All proceeds will go towards the church fund. There will only be one performance starting at 6.00pm on Saturday July 23 in St Etheldreda’s Church.

CHURCH SURVICE – On Sunday July 24, the ninth Sunday after trinity, there is an 11am Village service. All welcome.

ADDITIONAL CRICKET CLUB BAR HOURS – The cricket club bar is open whenever there is a match being played in addition until the end of July we will be open: Tuesday – Thursday 6:00 – 10.00, Friday from 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 2pm onwards. To all Horley Villagers: you are welcome to come along have a drink and watch some cricket.

SUMMER LIGHTS EVENING – On Friday August 5 from 7pm, at Horley Cricket Club there will be a Summer Lights evening. This will be a great evening in aid of McMillian Cancer and Breast Cancer Care. There will be a raffle, bar, cheese boards and a bring and buy. Everyone is welcome to bring their chairs and blankets, sit out in the sun and enjoy a great night!

KNIT AND STITCH – there will be a summer break from the social knit and stitch group which meets twice a month in the old school. The next evening it will take place is Thursday September 8. Any one new planning to come along will be welcome.

Week commencing Monday 11th July, 2016

CRICK-FIT – Summer Crick-fit is on Thursday at 6.30 at Horley Cricket club. Crick-fit is an informal sporty session which is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – there is a parish council meeting Thursday 14th in the Old School Horley at 7.30.

 BIN DAY IN HORLEY –  Friday 15, it is green bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

CHURCH SURVICE – On Sunday July 17, the eighth Sunday after trinity, there is café church at 10.30 at Drayton Church. This a brilliant service for younger children as there is food and fun activities for all the family.

WARRINER SCHOOL FINISH – The Warriner School break up for the summer on Wednesday July 20 at 12.30.

SUMMER GAMES EVENING – Horley Village’s annual summer games evening will happen on Friday July 22. This is a fun evening for all ages with games and activities for all. This will take place on the cricket field for most of the evening. Everyone welcome.

CRICKET CLUB AUCTION – Horley Cricket Club’s auction of promises took place last Sunday and raised over £1600 to fundraise for the new cricket Pavilion. A big thank you to all who made promises and all who bid for them! What a successful fundraiser!

SHAKESPEARE MEDLEY – The performances of the village Shakespeare Medley will take place at St. Etheldreda’s Church Horley. This will be on Saturday July 23 with afternoon and evening performances. More details nearer the time – tickets available from Dave and Jenny Reynolds. 

Week commencing Monday 27th June, 2016

CRICK-FIT – Summer Crick-fit is on this week, Thursday at 6.30 at Horley Cricket club. Crick-fit is an informal sporty session which is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 1, it is green bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday June 3, the sixth Sunday after trinity, there is an 11am Holy Eucharist at Horley. All welcome.

SUMMER CONCERT The Warriner School’s Music Department’s Summer Concert will take place in the Main School Hall on Wednesday July 13 at 7 pm.  The concert will include performances from The Funk Band, Orchestra, Glee Club and Sixth Form Choir. The cost of tickets is £5.00 for adults. Students from the Warriner may collect tickets from the Finance Department at Break or Lunchtimes from Wednesday June 29 onwards.

W.I. NEXT WEEK – Hornton and District W.I. meet next Thursday at 7.30 in the Pavilion Hornton. This month it’s a social meeting. The competition is a rosette. 

Week commencing Monday 20th June, 2016

HORLEY SUMMER FETE Horley’s Summer Fete this year is on Saturday June 25 from 2-5 in the Church and Old school! Stalls include a Raffle Prize Draw – first prize £100 cash, second prize a BMW for a weekend, tombola, plants, bric-a-brac, homemade cakes, nice or nasty jam jars, water or wine, teas and cakes, pimms and a BBQ. Come along and enjoy and support this lovely village event. The fete takes place from 2-5 in the Church and the Old School.

CRICK-FIT – Summer Crick-fit is on this week (tonight). This is at 6.30 at Horley Cricket club. Crick-fit is an informal sporty session which is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 24, it is blue and brown bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

CHURCH SURVICE – On Sunday June 26, the fifth Sunday after trinity, there is an 11am Village service at Horley. All welcome.

BRIC-A-BRAC – If anyone has any toys, books, trinkets or other bric-a-brac, The Horley Ladies Guild would be grateful if they were donated to the bric-a-brac stall for the village fete. Please take anything to the garage of Helen and Barry Moss. Better late than never!

RATLEY SUMMER FETE – Ratley Village’s Fete and 1940’s Festival takes place at Ratley Recreation Ground on Saturday June 25 from 4-7. It’s free entry and all proceeds go towards the village hall roof. Some attractions are a  Hawker Hurricane Flypast, Parade, Tug of War, Grand Hamper Raffle,  Live Music (1940’s inspired), BBQ, Beer/Pimms/Gin Fizz Tent, ice creams, Afternoon tea, Punch & Judy and Car displays. There is lots to do for children, including races, games and teddy tombola. Come along and support this social and entertaining 1940’s themed event.

Week commencing Monday 6th June, 2016

CRICK-FIT CANCELLED – Unfortunately,  ladies Crick-fit will be off this week (tonight). But is back on Thursday 16 at 6.30 at Horley Cricket club. Crick-fit is an informal sporty session which is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!!  

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 10, it is blue and brown bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

BELL RINGING a reminder that there will be bell ringing at Horley next Saturday morning at 10.15 to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.   

BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY – Horley residents are invited to take place in the Birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday June 11 (this Saturday)! There will be a tea party held in her honour from 3-6 at the Old School.

CHURCH SURVICE – On Sunday, the third Sunday after trinity, there is no service in Horley. There are 11am Holy Eucharists at Hornton and Drayton.

HORLEY SUMMER FETE Horley’s Summer Fete this year is on Saturday June 25! Stalls include a Raffle Prize Draw – first prize £100 cash, second prize a BMW for a weekend, tombola, plants, bric-a-brac, homemade cakes, nice or nasty jam jars, water or wine, teas and cakes, pimms and a BBQ. Come along and enjoy and support this lovely village event. The fete takes place from 2-5 in the Church and the Old School.

BRIC-A-BRAC – If anyone has any toys, books, trinkets or other bric-a-brac, The Horley Ladies Guild would be grateful if they were donated to the bric-a-brac stall for the village fete. Someone from the Ladies Guild will come round to accept things from you during week commencing 13th June.

RATLEY SUMMER FETE – Ratley Village’s Fete and 1940’s Festival takes place at Ratley Recreation Ground on Saturday June 25 from 4-7. It’s free entry and all proceeds go towards the village hall roof. Some attractions are a  Hawker Hurricane Flypast, Parade, Tug of War, Grand Hamper Raffle,  Live Music (1940’s inspired), BBQ, Beer/Pimms/Gin Fizz Tent, ice creams, Afternoon tea, Punch & Judy and Car displays. There is lots to do for children, including races, games and teddy tombola. Come along and support this social and entertaining 1940’s themed event.

Week commencing Monday 30th May, 2016

CRICK-FIT – calling all Horley and local girls and ladies! Crick-fit is back for the summer for the second year! Crick-fit is an informal sporty session which takes place every Thursday evening at Horley Cricket Club. This is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!! The first time it gets up and running is tonight! So come along at 6.30 and see what it’s like.

W.I. TONIGHT – Hornton and District W.I. meet at 7.30 at the Warriner School for “Nature Dyeing”! Members are reminded to bring a white handkerchief or plain white silk scarf. The competition is a bookmark.

BIN DAY IN HORLEY –  Friday 4, it is green bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

RATLEY SUMMER FETE – Ratley Village’s Fete and 1940’s Festival takes place at Ratley Recreation Ground on Saturday June 25 from 4-7. It’s free entry and all proceeds go towards the village hall roof. Some attractions are a  Hawker Hurricane Flypast, Parade, Tug of War, Grand Hamper Raffle,  Live Music (1940’s inspired), BBQ, Beer/Pimms/Gin Fizz Tent, ice creams, Afternoon tea, Punch & Judy and Car displays. There is lots to do for children, including races, games and teddy tombola. Come along and support this social and entertaining 1940’s themed event.

 BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY – Horley residents are invited to take place in the Birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday June 11. There will be a tea party held in her honour from 3-6 at the Old School. Please RSVP to Jenny on 738125 or Tracey 730020 to let them know you will be attending and your contribution towards the tea as soon as possible, if you haven’t done so already.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – the annual village progressive dinner is scheduled to take place on Saturday June 18. Contact Glenys Kyle to book places. 

Week commencing Monday23rd May, 2016

CRICK-FIT – calling all Horley and local girls and ladies! Crick-fit is back for the summer for the second year! Crick-fit is an informal sporty session every which takes place every Thursday evening at Horley Cricket Club. This is designed to be a fun evening of activities which are cricket based. Run by Claire Bottoms from Hornton. All girls and ladies from ages 5-75 welcome!! The first time it gets up and running is tonight! So come along at 6.30 and see what it’s like.

KINIT AND STITCH – The next knit and stitch meeting is tonight! At 7pm in the Old School and continuing every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Please bring £1. Coffee and biscuits provided.  Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry, Embroidery etc (no machines).

ALL GENERATIONS COFFEE MORNING – the next all generations coffee morning will take place today, Thursday May 26 at 10.30 in the old school Horley.

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 26, it is blue and brown bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday May 29, the first after trinity, there is a benefice service at Balscote at 10.30.

BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY – Horley residents are invited to take place in the Birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday June 11. There will be a tea party held in her honour from 3-6 at the Old School. Please RSVP to Jenny on 738125 or Tracey 730020 to let them know you will be attending and your contribution towards the tea as soon as possible, if you haven’t done so already.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – the annual village progressive dinner is scheduled to take place on Saturday June 18. Contact Glenys Kyle to book places. 

HHH GARDENING CLUB – The Three Hs Gardening Club is named after the three villages it serves – Horley, Hornton and Hanwell. Meetings take place at 7.30 pm in the Hornton Pavillion, usually on the second Tuesday of the month. There is a guest speaker at each meeting followed by coffee/tea and biscuits. Meetings are free to members. Non-members (visitors to the area or those who are interested in joining) are charged 50p, including refreshments. Joy Hillman is the Chairman and new members are always welcome, just come along to the meetings. Membership is £6 per year, running from May to the following April. Club funds rely significantly on the annual plant sale in May to produce money to keep the membership fee so low.

Week commencing Monday16th May, 2016

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 20, it is green bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

HORLEY’S CINEMA Films are shown on the third Friday of the month at 7:30pm (lights down at 8pm). This month’s film is Star Wars: The Force Awakens (cert 12A). To book, email horleycinemaclub@hotmail.com.  For advance notification of forth coming films, emails are sent, (if registered), and they are shown on the Horley website and in the Village Calendar, as well as flyers distributed throughout the village. Entrance fee is £5.00 on the door, with refreshments available to purchase.

CHILDREN’S CINEMA – On Saturday May 21, its children’s cinema club. The film this month is Pan (cert PG). Doors open at 9.45, with screening at 10am. Free admission. Refreshments are served at cost. Running time is 107 mins. Parents and guardians are reminded that they alone accept responsibility for gauging the suitability of any film attended. Film trailers can be viewed by visiting www.bbf.co.uk.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday May 22, there is an 11am Village Service in Horley. All welcome.

ALL GENERATIONS COFFEE MORNING – the next all generations coffee morning will take place next Thursday, Thursday May 26 in the old school Horley at 10.30. all welcome.  

BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY – Horley residents are invited to take place in the Birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday June 11. There will be a tea party held in her honour from 3-6 at the Old School. Please RSVP to Jenny on 738125 or Tracey 730020 to let them know you will be attending and your contribution towards the tea as soon as possible, if you haven’t done so already.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – the annual village progressive dinner is scheduled to take place on Saturday June 18. Contact Glenys Kyle to book places. 

HHH GARDENING CLUB – The Three Hs Gardening Club is named after the three villages it serves – Horley, Hornton and Hanwell. Meetings take place at 7.30 pm in the Hornton Pavillion, usually on the second Tuesday of the month. There is a guest speaker at each meeting followed by coffee/tea and biscuits. Meetings are free to members. Non-members (visitors to the area or those who are interested in joining) are charged 50p, including refreshments. Joy Hillman is the Chairman and new members are always welcome, just come along to the meetings. Membership is £6 per year, running from May to the following April. Club funds rely significantly on the annual plant sale in May to produce money to keep the membership fee so low.

Week commencing Monday 9th May, 2016

KNIT AND STITCH GROUP – the Horley knit and stitch group get together tonight, Thursday May 12 in the Old School.

BIN DAY IN HORLEY – tomorrow, Friday 13, it is blue and brown bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 so they get collected.

SARAH’S ART EXHIBITION – A Midsummer Fair and Art Exhibition “The Art of Evolution” will be hosted by Sarah Allitt in her garden at Essex House, Horley tomorrow: Friday May 13. This will be open from 9.30am – 3.30pm. There will be a Marquee on the lawn packed with stall holders, an art exhibition and refreshments.  The money raised will be given to Breast Cancer Now, a charity close to all our hearts.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday May 15, there is no service in Horley. There is café church in Shenington School at 10.30. This is a great service for younger children as food, drinks and fun activities are provided. All welcome.

ALL GENERATIONS COFFEE MORNING – the next all generations coffee morning will take place on Thursday May 26 in the old school Horley.

BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY – Horley residents are invited to take place in the Birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday June 11. There will be a tea party held in her honour from 3-6 at the Old School. Please RSVP to Jenny on 738125 or Tracey 730020 to let them know you will be attending and your contribution towards the tea, no later than by Saturday May 14.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – the annual village progressive dinner is scheduled to take place on Saturday June 18. Contact Glenys Kyle to book places.  

HORLEY’S CINEMA Films are shown on the third Friday of the month at 7:30pm (lights down at 8pm), and usually there is a children’s club the next morning at 10:00. There also may be an occasional “additional” film night. Advance notification of forth coming films is sent via email (if registered), shown on the Horley website and in the Village Calendar, as well as flyers distributed throughout the village. Entrance fee is £5.00 on the door for ‘normal’ films, it is free for ‘additional’ films, with refreshments available to purchase.

HHH GARDENING CLUB – The Three Hs Gardening Club is named after the three villages it serves – Horley, Hornton and Hanwell. Meetings take place at 7.30 pm in the Hornton Pavillion, usually on the second Tuesday of the month. There is a guest speaker at each meeting followed by coffee/tea and biscuits. Meetings are free to members. Non-members (visitors to the area or those who are interested in joining) are charged 50p, including refreshments. Joy Hillman is the Chairman and new members are always welcome, just come along to the meetings. Membership is £6 per year, running from May to the following April. Club funds rely significantly on the annual plant sale in May to produce money to keep the membership fee so low.

HORLEY’S PLAYGROUP – Playgroup is held during term time on Mondays 10am to 11.45am in the old school Horley. It is £1.50 for the first child, additional children are 50p. To support this and come along, contact Natalie King on 07852218815 or Email Nataliepoo79@hotmail.com for more information.

Week commencing Monday 2nd May, 2016

W.I.  – Hornton and District Women’s Institute meet Thursday at 7.30 in the chapel Hornton. This month, the talk is “resolutions debate” and the competition is a spring posy.

BIN DAY – this week in Horley, its green bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday May 8, The Seventh Sunday of Easter, there is no service in Horley. There is an 11am Holy Eucharist at Hornton or evensong at 6 at Shennington.

KNIT AND STITCH – the next knit and stich get together is on Thursday May 12.

ART EXHIBITION – A Midsummer Fair and Art Exhibition “The Art of Evolution” will be hosted by Sarah Allitt in her garden at Essex House, Horley on Friday May  13  2016 , open from 9.30am – 3.30pm. There will be a Marquee on the lawn packed with stall holders, a art exhibition and refreshments.  The money raised will be given to Breast Cancer Now, a charity close to all our hearts.

HORLEY CHURCH CLOCK RESTORATION – Horley, has many times had the descriptive word ‘Timeless’ appended when describing the qualities of the village, and for many years now we have been ‘timeless’ in that the church clock has not been in a working state of repair, and hasn’t been heard since 2004, but now we are temporarily even more timeless, as the clock mechanism and one of the faces has been removed for restoration.

HORLEY VILLAGE WEBSITE – For more information on what’s happening in Horley just visit our website: thehorleyviews.com

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – The date has been set for the annual village progressive dinner! Saturday June 18! To book places or host, please contact Glenys Kyle or Rachel Curd.

Week commencing Monday 25th April, 2016

KNIT AND STICH GROUP – The next Knit & Stitch group get together is in the Old School tonight, Thursday April 28.

BIN DAY – this week in Horley, its blue and brown bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

MAY DAY BREAKFAST – All village residents are warmly invited to The Michael Hardinge Trust Mayday Breakfast at the Old School, Horley on this Sunday, May 1. Come & enjoy a freshly prepared, cooked English breakfast with toast, tea, coffee & juices. (Vegetarian & gluten-free alternatives) good food, good company, a good cause read the Sunday papers, relax with friends & family!  Adults £6, Children £4. For catering purposes, there will be two sittings – 9.00-9.30am and 9.45-10.15am, but stay and enjoy the morning! Booking is essential: Telephone 01295 738334.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday May 1, The Sixth Sunday of Easter, there is an 11am Holy Eucharist in Horley.

MAY DAY – As is tradition, Mayday celebrations will be held in Hornton on  Monday May 2, starting at 1:00. The Village Green will have Children’s Rides, Toys, Games, Cakes, Pub and Bar-B-Q, “The Famous Human Fruit Machine”, Ladies and Gents Excellent Pre-Loved Clothes, Skittles, Tombola, Plants, the Amazing White Elephant Stall and other animals. As well as Tea and Cakes being served in The Chapel. Then 2:00 The May Queen with her King and attendants will progress through the village to be crowned opposite the School, followed by Traditional Maypole Dancing. As Car Parking in the village will be difficult, it is best to approach Hornton from Wroxton down into Bell Street where ample free parking in the signposted Football Pavilion Car Park will be available.

ART EXHIBITION – A Midsummer Fair and Art Exhibition “The Art of Evolution” will be hosted by Sarah Allitt in her garden at Essex House, Horley on Friday 13th May 2016 , open from 9.30am – 3.30pm. There will be a Marquee on the lawn packed with stall holders, a art exhibition and refreshments.  The money raised will be given to Breast Cancer Now, a charity close to all our hearts.

HORLEY CHURCH CLOCK RESTORATION – Horley, has many times had the descriptive word ‘Timeless’ appended when describing the qualities of the village, and for many years now we have been ‘timeless’ in that the church clock has not been in a working state of repair, and hasn’t been heard since 2004, but now we are temporarily even more timeless, as the clock mechanism and one of the faces has been removed for restoration.

HORLEY VILLAGE WEBSITE – For more information on what’s happening in Horley just visit our website: thehorleyviews.com

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – The date has been set for the annual village progressive dinner! Saturday June 18! To book places or host, please contact Glenys Kyle or Rachel Curd.

Week commencing Monday 18th April, 2016

RED LION BEER FESTIVAL – St George’s Beer Festival takes place on  Thursday April 21 until Sunday April 24  at The Red Lion, Horley (last year’s winners of CAMRA Pub of the Year.) There will be 9 award winning ales, celebrating the English Pub on England’s Day watch the blackboard outside the pub for further details.

BIN DAY – this week, it’s green bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

PUB QUIZ – There will be a St. George’s Day quiz in The Red Lion Pub on Saturday April 23 at 8.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday April 24, The Fifth Sunday of Easter, there is an 11am Village service in Horley. All welcome.

KNIT AND STICH GROUP – The next Knit & Stitch group get together is in the Old School on Thursday April 28.

MAY DAY BREAKFAST – All village residents are warmly invited to The Michael Hardinge Trust Mayday Breakfast at the Old School, Horley on Sunday, May 1. Come & enjoy a freshly prepared, cooked English breakfast with toast, tea, coffee & juices. (Vegetarian & gluten-free alternatives available too!) Good food, good company, a good cause! Read the Sunday papers and relax with friends & family!  Adults £6, Children £4. For catering purposes, there will be two sittings – 9.00-9.30am and 9.45-10.15am, but stay and enjoy the morning! Booking is essential: Telephone 01295 738334.

HORLEY CHURCH CLOCK RESTORATION – Horley, has many times had the descriptive word ‘Timeless’ appended when describing the qualities of the village, and for many years now we have been ‘timeless’ in that the church clock has not been in a working state of repair, and hasn’t been heard since 2004, but now we are temporarily even more timeless, as the clock mechanism and one of the faces has been removed for restoration.

RECYCLING YOUR ELECTRICAL ITEMS – Recycle for Cherwell‏@CherwellRecycle Recycle your small electrical items by popping them in a carry bag on top of any bin and the crews will recycle them

HORLEY VILLAGE WEBSITE – For more information on what’s happening in Horley just visit our website: thehorleyviews.com

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – The date has been set for the annual village progressive dinner! Saturday June 18! To book places or host, please contact Glenys Kyle or Rachel Curd.

Week commencing Monday 11th April, 2016

KNIT AND STICH GROUP CANCELLED – The Knit& Stitch group which was going to take place tonight in the Old School has been cancelled. This is due to the Parish council meeting. This informal fun group will continue every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, so the next time will be Thurs April 28.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – On Thursday April 14 tonight, the Horley Parish council meet at 7.30 in The Old School. 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 horleyparishclerk@btinternet.com before the meeting. The Agenda Items include: Apologies, Declaration of Interests, Minutes of the meeting held on February 11 2016, Matters arising, Finance, 2015/16 budget monitoring report, Annual Audit, Planning Report, Reports from external organisations, Land adjoining the Old Council Houses, Wroxton Lane, Cherwell District Council Housing Policy, HM the Queen 90th Birthday Celebrations, Date of next meeting.

BIN DAY – this week, its blue and brown bin day in Horley. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES – this month’s film is the Oscar winning, Bridge of Spies (cert 12A), this will be shown in the Old School Horley on Friday April 15, tomorrow night. Doors open at 7.30, lights down at 8. £5 on the door. Booking your ticket in advance will guarantee you a seat (but remember: the earlier you arrive – the more choice of where you sit). To book, call or text 07531 534696 or email horleycinemaclub@hotmail.com.

CHILDREN’S CINEMA CLUB – On Saturday April 16, this month’s film is The Good Dinosaur (cert PG). Doors open at 9.45, screening at 10. Free admission but refreshments served at small cost. Running time: 94 mins.

MAY DAY BREAKFAST – You are warmly invited to The Michael Hardinge Trust Mayday Breakfast at the Old School, Horley on Sunday, May 1. Come & enjoy a freshly prepared, cooked English breakfast with toast, tea, coffee& juices. (Vegetarian & gluten-free alternatives) good food, good company, a good cause read the Sunday papers, relax with friends & family!  Adults £6, Children £4. For catering purposes, there will be two sittings – 9.00-9.30am and 9.45-10.15am, but stay and enjoy the morning! Booking is essential: Telephone 01295 738334.

HORLEY CHURCH CLOCK RESTORATION – Horley, has many times had the descriptive word ‘Timeless’ appended when describing the qualities of the village, and for many years now we have been ‘timeless’ in that the church clock has not been in a working state of repair, and hasn’t been heard since 2004, but now we are temporarily even more timeless, as the clock mechanism and one of the faces has been removed for restoration.

RECYCLING YOUR ELECTRICAL ITEMS – Recycle for Cherwell‏@CherwellRecycle Recycle your small electrical items by popping them in a carry bag on top of any bin and the crews will recycle them

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday April 17, The Fourth Sunday of Easter, there is a 10.30am Café Church in Horley. This is a great service for younger children, with lots of activities including building an Easter garden and searching for lost sheep. All ages are welcome and coffee and refreshments are part of the fun.

WELLIES WANTED – The Michael Hardinge Trust requests that if anyone has any old or unwanted children’s wellies they donate them for children to use whilst taking part in outdoor village and gardening activities. Please take them to the Old School, marked welly bank.

HORLEY VILLAGE WEBSITE – For more information on what’s happening in Horley just visit our website: thehorleyviews.com

Week commencing Monday 4th April, 2016

BIN DAY – this week, its green day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday April 10, The Third Sunday of Easter, there is no service in Horley. There is an 11am Eucharist and baptism at Hornton or 6pm Evensong at Shennington.

VILLAGE KNIT AND STICH GROUP -The date for the next Knit & Stitch will be  Thursday April 14, at 7 in the Old School and continuing every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.  Please bring £1. Coffee and biscuits provided. Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry, Embroidery etc (no machines). Any questions, please contact Alison Carr Tel. 730102.

WELLIES WANTED – The Michael Hardinge Trust requests that if anyone has any old or unwanted children’s wellies they donate them for children to use whilst taking part in outdoor village and gardening activities. Please take them to the Old School, marked welly bank.

HORLEY BROWNIES RE-STARTS – 1st Horley and Hornton Brownies has already started up again on Monday evenings.  For anyone interested in joining, the first step is to register on the girl guiding website which you can do at www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus. If you would like any further information please email: jennietyrrell@hotmail.com.

HORLEY VILLAGE WEBSITE – For more information on what’s happening in Horley just visit our website: thehorleyviews.com

Week commencing Monday 28th March, 2016

ALL GENERATIONS COFFEE MORNING – this month’s all generations coffee morning will be today, Thursday March 31. This is in the Old School Horley at 10.30am. Everyone welcome.

VILLAGE KNIT AND STICH GROUP -Please note that the date for the next Knit & Stitch will be tonight, Thursday March 31, at 7 in the Old School and continuing every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.  Please bring £1. Coffee and biscuits provided. Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry, Embroidery etc (no machines). Any questions, please contact Alison Carr Tel. 730102.

BIN DAY – this week, its blue and brown day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CINEMA CLUB – On Friday April 1, tomorrow, the Horley Cinema Club is showing “The Lady in the Van” as a free film. Booking to reserve a seat can be done in the usual way ( by emailing mailto:horleycinemaclub@hotmail.com or text 07531 534696) but there is no entry fee. Refreshments are available as normal so if you are interested in seeing this exceptional film with Maggie Smith please come along.

WELLIES WANTED – The Michael Hardinge Trust requests that if anyone has any old or unwanted children’s wellies they donate them for children to use whilst taking part in outdoor village and gardening activities. Please take them to the Old School, marked welly bank.

HORLEY VILLAGE WEBSITE – For more information on what’s happening in Horley just visit our website: thehorleyviews.com

Week commencing Monday 21st March, 2016

HORLEY JUNIOR CRICKET – The Horley Cricket Club welcomes you all to the 2016 season! If you already have a copy of the Junior membership form and code of conduct, please read and fill in in preparation for the forthcoming season. To get a junior membership form, contact Judith Beck on 07816 134708, or email Judith_17@btinternet.com. The registration evening will be tonight, Thursday March 24.

BIN DAY – this week, its green bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

MAUNDY THHURSDAY –  Maundy Thursday, March 24, is the Benefice Pilgrimage. This will leave Drayton at 1.45 and be in Wroxton at 3. It will reach Balscote at 4.15 and Shennington at 5.30 where walkers will enjoy the Passover meal. At 6pm, there will be a Passover (seder) meal at Shennington Village Hall. Jesus’ last supper will be re-enacted and there will be a short Eucharist in Shennington village hall. Followed by a vigil, starting at 8 at Alkerton.

GOOD FRIDAY – Good Friday, March 25, will be the Stations of the Cross service in Horley Church at 12 noon. This will be followed by the annual frugal lunch in the Old School, generously provided by the ladies guild.

HOLY SATURDAY – Decorating the Church for Easter Day will take place in the morning. There will be a blessing of the fire service at Balscote Church at 8pm on Saturday March 26.

EASTER SUNDAY – On Sunday March 27, Easter Sunday, there is an 11am Holy Eucharist in Horley Church. There are also Holy Eucharist’s at 11 in Hanwell, Hornton, and Drayton. For more details of upcoming church services and other church news, pick up a Church newsletter in the back of the church.

WELLIES WANTED – The Michael Hardinge Trust requests that if anyone has any old or unwanted children’s wellies they donate them for children to use whilst taking part in outdoor village and gardening activities. Please take them to the Old School, marked welly bank.

VILLAGE KNIT AND STICH GROUP -Please note that the date for the next Knit & Stitch will be on Thursday March 31, (not March 24) at 7 in the Old School and continuing every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.  Please bring £1. Coffee and biscuits provided. Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry, Embroidery etc (no machines). Any questions, please contact Alison Carr Tel. 730102.

ALL GENERATIONS COFFEE MORNING – this month’s all generations coffee morning will be on Thursday March 31. This is in the Old School Horley at 10.30am. Everyone welcome.

HORLEY BROWNIES RE-STARTS – 1st Horley and Hornton Brownies has already started up again on Monday evenings.  For anyone interested in joining, the first step is to register on the girl guiding website which you can do at www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus. If you would like any further information please email: jennietyrrell@hotmail.com.

HORLEY VILLAGE WEBSITE – For more information on what’s happening in Horley just visit our website: thehorleyviews.com

Week commencing Monday 14th March, 2016

BIN DAY –  its blue and brown bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

BELL RINGING –Horley  practice will be on Friday 18,  at 6.30 in the Church before cinema club.

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES – this month’s film is Spectre (cert 12A), this will be shown in the Old School Horley on Friday March 18, tomorrow night. Doors open at 7.30, lights down at 8. £5 on the door. Booking your ticket in advance will guarantee you a seat (but remember: the earlier you arrive – the more choice of where you sit). To book, call or text 07531 534696 or email horleycinemaclub@hotmail.com.

CHILDREN’S CINEMA CLUB – On Saturday March 19, this month’s film is Bill – knock about Horrible Histories fun (cert PG). Doors open at 9.45, screening at 10. Free admission but refreshments served at small cost. Running time: 94 mins.

WELLIES WANTED – The Michael Hardinge Trust requests that if anyone has any old or unwanted children’s wellies they donate them for children to use whilst taking part in outdoor village and gardening activities. Please take them to the Old School, marked welly bank.

IT HAS TO BE A FULL HOUSE – Tomorrow night, Friday March 19, in Hornton pavilion there will be a bingo evening. Starting at 7.00, everyone will be welcome. This week it is fundraising for Hornton Church.

NEW VILLAGE KNIT AND STICH GROUP – Do you enjoy knitting or sewing? Would you like to get started or finish a project you began a while ago? Then bring it along to Horley’s new friendly group, ‘Knit & Stitch’. This started on Thursday March 10, and will next take place on Thursday March 24 at 7pm in the Old School. It will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.  Please bring £1.  Coffee and biscuits included.  Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry, Embroidery etc. (no machines). Any questions or queries, please contact Alison Carr on 730102.

CHURCH PASSOVER SUPPER – On Maundy Thursday, 24 at 6pm, there will be a Passover (seder) meal at Shennington Village Hall. Jesus’ last supper will be re-enacted and there will be a short Eucharist in Shennington village hall.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday March 20 which is Palm Sunday, there is no service in Horley, but a 10.30 Benefice Café Church in Hornton. This is a great service for younger children as there will be arts and craft, breakfast and donkeys! The stations of the Cross service on Good Friday (25) will take place in Horley at 12 noon. This will be followed by the annual frugal lunch in the Old School, generously provided by the ladies guild. For more details of upcoming church services and other church news, pick up a Church newsletter in the back of the church.

WARRINER SCHOOL EASTER HOLS – Just a reminder that The Warriner School breaks up for the Easter Holidays next Thursday, March 24.

CLEAN 4 THE QUEEN – Last Saturday, March 5, the Horley Parish Council assisted Cherwell DC in organising the annual village litter pick.  This year Cherwell tried to make a special effort to mark HM the Queen’s 90th Birthday.  Village Volunteers met outside the Old Post Office, picked up their plastic sacks and litter pickers and got to work. Thanks to everyone who took part and made a big impact on the amount of litter in Horley. Well done.

HORLEY BROWNIES RE-STARTS – 1st Horley and Hornton Brownies has already started up again on Monday evenings.  For anyone interested in joining, the first step is to register on the girl guiding website which you can do at www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus. If you would like any further information please email: jennietyrrell@hotmail.com.

HORLEY JUNIOR CRICKET – The Horley Cricket Club welcomes you all to the 2016 season! If you already have a copy of the Junior membership form and code of conduct, please read and fill in in preparation for the forthcoming season. To get a junior membership form, contact Judith Beck on 07816 134708, or email Judith_17@btinternet.com. The registration evening will be on Thursday March 24. Please bring the completed forms with you on the evening. More details nearer the time.

HORLEY WEBSITE – For more information on what’s happening in Horley just visit our website: thehorleyviews.com

Week commencing Monday 7th March, 2016

BIN DAY – this week, its green bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

BELL RINGING – please note that there has been a change of plan and the Bell ringing practice that was going to take place , Friday 11, has been cancelled. It will be on Friday 18 at 6.30 in the Church before cinema club.

IT HAS TO BE A FULL HOUSE –  Friday March 11, in Hornton pavilion there will be a bingo evening. Starting at 7.00, everyone will be welcome.

NEW VILLAGE KNIT AND STICH GROUP – Do you enjoy knitting or sewing? Would you like to get started or finish a project you began a while ago? Then bring it along to Horley’s new friendly group, ‘Knit& Stitch’. This will be starting tonight, Thursday March 10 at 7pm in the Old School. It will be continuing every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.  Please bring £1.  Coffee and biscuits included.  Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry, Embroidery etc. (no machines). Any questions or queries, please contact Alison Carr on 730102.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday March 13 which is the 5th Sunday of lent, there is no service in Horley. There is an 11am Holy Eucharist in Hornton. For more details of upcoming church services and other church news, pick up a Church newsletter in the back of the church.

HORLEY BROWNIES RE-STARTS – 1st Horley and Hornton Brownies has already started up again on Monday evenings.  For anyone interested in joining, the first step is to register on the girl guiding website which you can do at www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus. If you would like any further information please email: jennietyrrell@hotmail.com.

HORLEY JUNIOR CRICKET – The Horley Cricket Club welcomes you all to the 2016 season! If you already have a copy of the Junior membership form and code of conduct, please read and fill in in preparation for the forthcoming season. To get a junior membership form, contact Judith Beck on 07816 134708, or email Judith_17@btinternet.com. The registration evening will be on Thursday March 24. Please bring the completed forms with you on the evening. More details nearer the time.

KNITTING FOR VICTORY – This year marks the 70th anniversary of Lord and Lady Bearsted’s return to Upton House to celebrate the end of WWII. We’d like you to help to celebrate our victory year by breaking the Guinness World record for the longest line of knitted bunting. How to get involved: You will need double knitting wool in red, white or blue (please keep to the shades of the Union Flag) and 4mm knitting pins. Bunting can be a single colour (red, white or blue) or a mixture of any of the 3 colours. Join us in September when we’ll make our record attempt. For more details or to download copies of the instructions visit the website. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/uptonhouse.

SARAH’S ART EXHIBITION – a message from Sarah Allitt “Some of you may remember the Midsummer Madness Fairs which were held in 1999 and 2000 which were great fun and well supported. This year I thought I would hold another Garden Fair but do things a bit differently. I intend to combine the fair with my second art exhibition entitled “The Art of Evolution”. I am pleased that Susie Taylor, founder of Fino Olive Oil, is helping give the fair a boost. So far we have 11 stallholders with products ranging from Olive oil and vinegars, fabrics and cushions, antique furniture and accessories, to garden and interior products and textiles, contemporary silver jewellery, Bridge in the Box, Silk flowers, and cards. A percentage of the sales will go to Breast Cancer UK. We will also provide a café society atmosphere with specialist coffees and teas, Lily the cupcake van and local products for you to enjoy whilst you are here. I am really looking forward to showing you my latest collection of artwork which will reflect my typical style and will include cityscapes, landscapes, florals, still life and portraits. So please could you keep the date Friday 13th May, from 9.30am to 3.30pm free in your diaries.”

Week commencing Monday 29th February, 2016

W.I. Meeting– Hornton and district W.I.s monthly meeting is Thursday March 3. This will be in the chapel, Hornton at 7.30. There is a fish and chips supper for everyone, followed by the AGM. The competition is “something fishy”. Any new members are welcome.

BIN DAY – this week, its blue and brown bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CLEAN 4 THE QUEEN – This Saturday, March 5, the Horley Parish Council is assisting Cherwell DC in organizing the annual village litter pick.  This year Cherwell are trying to make a special effort to mark HM the Queen’s 90th birthday.  Volunteers are sought to meet at 10.00 am on the 5th outside the Old Post Office.  Cherwell are providing plastic sacks and litter pickers, as well as protective gloves and high visibility tabards. All volunteers will be greatly appreciated.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday March 6 which is Mothering Sunday, there will be an 11am village service in Hanwell. There is no service in Horley this week or next Sunday, the 13, either. For more details of upcoming church services and other church news, pick up a Church newsletter in the back of the church.

IT NEEDS TO BE A FULL HOUSE! – On Friday March 11 in Hornton pavilion there will be a bingo evening. Starting at 7.00, everyone will be welcome.

HORLEY BROWNIES RE-STARTS – 1st Horley and Hornton Brownies started up again on Monday evening, February 29. Brownies is for girls aged 7 to 10 who become a member of a Six and will follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. Brownies opens up a world of exciting challenges and the opportunity to try new things and to make brilliant friends. For anyone interested in joining the first step is to register on the girl guiding website which you can do at www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus. If you would like any further information please email: jennietyrrell@hotmail.com.

KNITTING FOR VICTORY – This year marks the 70th anniversary of Lord and Lady Bearsted’s return to Upton House to celebrate the end of WWII. We’d like you to help to celebrate our victory year by breaking the Guinness World record for the longest line of knitted bunting. How to get involved: You will need double knitting wool in red, white or blue (please keep to the shades of the Union Flag) and 4mm knitting pins. Bunting can be a single colour (red, white or blue) or a mixture of any of the 3 colours. Join us in September when we’ll make our record attempt. For more details or to download copies of the instructions visit the website. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/uptonhouse.

SISTER ACT – Banbury Operatic Society invites you to an uplifting evening of musical theatre and comedy when it stages the hit musical, Sister Act, at Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy. This will be from February 16-20 2016. Presented to Banbury audiences ahead of a national tour, Sister Act is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music. Sister Act tells the hilarious and inspirational story of nightclub singer and wannabe diva, Deloris Van Cartier, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder.  Disguised as a nun, and under the suspicious watch of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

SARAH’S ART EXHIBITION – a message from Sarah Allitt “Some of you may remember the Midsummer Madness Fairs which were held in 1999 and 2000 which were great fun and well supported. This year I thought I would hold another Garden Fair but do things a bit differently. I intend to combine the fair with my second art exhibition entitled “The Art of Evolution”. I am pleased that Susie Taylor, founder of Fino Olive Oil, is helping give the fair a boost. So far we have 11 stallholders with products ranging from Olive oil and vinegars, fabrics and cushions, antique furniture and accessories, to garden and interior products and textiles, contemporary silver jewellery, Bridge in the Box, Silk flowers, and cards. A percentage of the sales will go to Breast Cancer UK. We will also provide a café society atmosphere with specialist coffees and teas, Lily the cupcake van and local products for you to enjoy whilst you are here. I am really looking forward to showing you my latest collection of artwork which will reflect my typical style and will include cityscapes, landscapes, florals, still life and portraits. So please could you keep the date Friday 13th May, from 9.30am to 3.30pm free in your diaries.”

Week commencing Monday 22nd February, 2016

NON-UNIFORM DAY – There will be a Non-School Uniform Day on Friday 26 February at The Warriner School.  Students are asked to bring in £1.00.  Proceeds go to Academic Recognition Evening to celebrate the best qualities in all areas of the curriculum.

BIN DAY – this week, its green bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday February 28 which is the third Sunday of Lent, there will be an 11am village service in Horley. For more details of church services this week, please see newsletter in the back of the church.

W.I. NEXT WEEK – the next time Hornton and district W.I. meet is a week today, Thursday March 3. This will be in the chapel Hornton at 7.30. there will be a fish and chips supper, followed by the AGM. The competition is “something fishy”.

BRITISH RED CROSS NEEDS HELP – Help is what the Red Cross does but help is what the Red Cross needs at the moment. Could you spare some time collecting during Red Cross Week May 8-14 2016? Take a Red Cross collection tin from house to house along your street to collect much needed funds to support our work? Or could you help with a Street collection in Banbury on 14 May 2016? Please contact Susan Heath-Fowler if you could be of any help, it will be much appreciated. Email: susanheathfowler@redcross.org.uk Text or phone: 07977567570.

KNITTING FOR VICTORY – This year marks the 70th anniversary of Lord and Lady Bearsted’s return to Upton House to celebrate the end of WWII. We’d like you to help to celebrate our victory year by breaking the Guinness World record for the longest line of knitted bunting. How to get involved: You will need double knitting wool in red, white or blue (please keep to the shades of the Union Flag) and 4mm knitting pins. Bunting can be a single colour (red, white or blue) or a mixture of any of the 3 colours. Join us in September when we’ll make our record attempt. For more details or to download copies of the instructions visit the website. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/uptonhouse.

SISTER ACT – Banbury Operatic Society invites you to an uplifting evening of musical theatre and comedy when it stages the hit musical, Sister Act, at Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy. This will be from February 16-20 2016. Presented to Banbury audiences ahead of a national tour, Sister Act is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music. Sister Act tells the hilarious and inspirational story of nightclub singer and wannabe diva, Deloris Van Cartier, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder.  Disguised as a nun, and under the suspicious watch of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

CLEAN FOR THE QUEEN – On Saturday March 5, the Parish Council is assisting Cherwell DC in organizing the annual village litter pick.  This year Cherwell are trying to make a special effort to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.  Volunteers are sought to meet at 10.00 am on the 5th outside the Old Post Office.  Cherwell are providing plastic sacks and litter pickers, as well as protective gloves and high visibility tabards.

SARAH’S ART EXHIBITION – a message from Sarah Allitt “Some of you may remember the Midsummer Madness Fairs which were held in 1999 and 2000 which were great fun and well supported. This year I thought I would hold another Garden Fair but do things a bit differently. I intend to combine the fair with my second art exhibition entitled “The Art of Evolution”. I am pleased that Susie Taylor, founder of Fino Olive Oil, is helping give the fair a boost. So far we have 11 stallholders with products ranging from Olive oil and vinegars, fabrics and cushions, antique furniture and accessories, to garden and interior products and textiles, contemporary silver jewellery, Bridge in the Box, Silk flowers, and cards. A percentage of the sales will go to Breast Cancer UK. We will also provide a café society atmosphere with specialist coffees and teas, Lily the cupcake van and local products for you to enjoy whilst you are here. I am really looking forward to showing you my latest collection of artwork which will reflect my typical style and will include cityscapes, landscapes, florals, still life and portraits. So please could you keep the date Friday 13th May, from 9.30am to 3.30pm free in your diaries.”

GUIDES SAY THANKS – 1st Bodicote Guides would like to say  “Thank You for making us smile ” after they had walked 5 miles, in the dark when they saw Horley’s duck. Last week on their night hike from Horley Scout camp to Hornton and back to camp before sleeping under canvas on the coldest night of the year so far. Cheers to Judy the duck!

THANKS TO THE PARISH COUNCIL – After many years of erosion and damage we now have a kerb to protect the grass verge on upper Wroxton Lane.  The repair and widening of the road should also mean that water will flow into the drains and provide a little more space for passing parked cars. Many thanks to the Horley Parish Council for organizing this.

HORLEY BROWNIES RE-STARTS – 1st Horley and Hornton Brownies will be starting again on Monday evenings beginning on February 29. Brownies is for girls aged 7 to 10 who become a member of a Six and follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. Brownies opens up a world of exciting challenges and the opportunity to try new things and to make brilliant friends. For anyone interested in joining the first step is to register on the girlguiding website which you can do at www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus If you would like any further information please email: jennietyrrell@hotmail.com.

Week commencing Monday 15th February, 2016

LENT GROUP – Thursday Feb 18, the lent group will meet in Balscote Village Hall at 7.30.

CINEMA CLUB –  Friday 19, is Friday night at the movies. This month’s film is The Martian. (cert 12A) Doors open at 7.30, lights down at 8. £5 on the door. Booking your ticket in advance will guarantee you a seat (but remember: the earlier you arrive: the more choice of where you sit.) To book, call or text 07531 534 696, or email: horleycinemaclub@hotmail.com .

CHILDREN’S CINEMA CLUB – On Saturday, February 20, the children’s cinema club will be screening Inside Out – an animated adventure comedy (cert U). Doors open at 9.45, screening at 10. Free admission with refreshments served at cost.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – The next Parish Council Meeting took place at 7.30, on Thursday February 11 in the Old School. The Date of the next meeting will be Thursday April 14.

BIN DAY – this week, its blue and brown bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

KERBING WORK DELAY – Wroxton Lane will be closed this week to allow the kerbing work to be completed. The road should re-open by the end of the week. (NOW OPEN SAT 13th FEB)

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday February 21 which is the second Sunday of lent, there will be a Benefice Eucharist at Wroxton at 10.30. There will be no other services in the benefice this Sunday. For more details of church services this week, please see newsletter in the back of the church.

BRITISH RED CROSS NEEDS HELP – Help is what the Red Cross does but help is what the Red Cross needs at the moment. Could you spare some time collecting during Red Cross Week May 8-14 2016? Take a Red Cross collection tin from house to house along your street to collect much needed funds to support our work? Or could you help with a Street collection in Banbury on 14 May 2016? Please contact Susan Heath-Fowler if you could be of any help, it will be much appreciated. Email: susanheathfowler@redcross.org.uk Text or phone: 07977567570.

Week commencing Monday 8th February, 2016

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30, tonight, Thursday February 11 in the Old School. The Agenda Items include: Declaration of Interests, Cricket Club update, Minutes of the meeting held on November 12 2015 and January 7 2016, Matters arising, Finance – 2015/16 budget monitoring report, kerbing works in Wroxton Lane, Planning Report, Reports from external organizations, Rural neighborhood policing, Community transport, Land adjoining the Old Council Houses, Wroxton Lane, Cherwell District Council Housing Policy, HM the Queen 90th Birthday Celebrations. The Date of the next meeting will be Thursday April 14.

BIN DAY – this week, its green bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

KERBING WORK DELAY – It is regrettable that there will be a delay in completion, but the road will remain open to traffic in the interim.  The Parish Council sincerely regrets the inconvenience, but is determined to see the job completed using the materials originally selected. They will keep you updated as to an expected finish date. Unfortunately the County Council’s contractor has ordered the wrong kerbs, and has installed them.  The Parish Council had asked for conservation kerbs in a colour known as harvest buff, which is the best match for the existing street scene, but the kerbs which have laid are a much lighter colour.  Consequently the contractor has been asked to remove the kerbs laid and replace them with the correct colour at their own cost.

CHURCH SERVICE – On Sunday February 14, the First Sunday of Lent, there is no service in Horley. There are 11am Holy Eucharists at Hornton and Drayton. For more details of church services this week, please see newsletter in the back of the church.

BRITISH RED CROSS NEEDS HELP – Help is what the Red Cross does but help is what the Red Cross needs at the moment. Could you spare some time collecting during Red Cross Week May 8-14 2016? Take a Red Cross collection tin from house to house along your street to collect much needed funds to support our work? Or could you help with a Street collection in Banbury on 14 May 2016? Please contact Susan Heath-Fowler if you could be of any help, it will be much appreciated. Email: susanheathfowler@redcross.org.uk Text or phone: 07977567570.

Week commencing Monday 1st February, 2016

HORLEY RESIDENT’S HIGH SHERIFF AWARD – Mike Patching is to be awarded Oxfordshire’s High Sheriff Award in recognition of his significant and lasting contribution to community life in Horley and with schools in the local area. The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire issues awards each year to people who have made a difference to their community over many years, and whose contribution has not been recognized in some other formal way. The Parish Council put Mike’s name forward for this award for his valuable work over the years. Congratulations Mike, very well deserved.

WOMENS INSTITUTE  – The second meeting of the year is Thursday February 4 at 7.30 in the Methodist Chapel Hornton. Heather Giles will give make-up advice to create a “New You”! The competition will be a decorated mirror. The subscriptions are now due so if you have not yet paid; please bring a cheque for £37.50, made payable to Hornton and District W.I.

BIN DAY – this week, its blue and brown bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

ROAD CLOSURE – The Temporary Road Closure and “no waiting” restriction in Wroxton Lane is in place. Scheduled from February 1 for 5 days the closure is due to be lifted tomorrow, February 5. This is to permit the County Council to carry out essential kerbing works along the east side of Wroxton Lane for approximately 70 meters between The Steps and The Old Chapel.

CHURCH SERVICE – For details of church services this week, please see newsletter in the back of the church.

HORLEY ZUMBA – Zumba takes place every Tuesday in the Old School Horley at 7.30 for an hour. There is a small cost of £5 per class and there is no need to book, just turn up. Minimum of 5 attendees for a class so additional dancers are welcome. For more information, contact Ildiko Dorko on 07933951794 or visit http://www.salsaukdancers.co.uk

Week commencing Monday 25th January, 2016

HORLEY PCC MEETING – Thursday January 28, there is a Horley PCC meeting at 7.30 in the Old School.

BELL RINGING – The next­­­ bell ringing practice will take place at Horley Church tomorrow, Friday January 29 from 6.30-7.30.

WOMENS INSTITUTE – The second meeting of the new year is on Thursday February 4 at 7.30 in the Methodist Chapel Hornton. Heather Giles will give make-up advice to create a “New You”! The competition will be a decorated mirror. The subscriptions are now due so if you have not yet paid, please bring a cheque for £37.50, made payable to Hornton and District W.I.

BIN DAY – this week, its green bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

ROAD CLOSURE – There will be a Temporary Road Closure and “no waiting” restriction in Wroxton Lane From February 1 for 5 days The closure is for the week commencing 1 February. This is to permit the County Council to carry out kerbing works along the east side of Wroxton Lane for approximately 70 meters between The Steps and The Old Chapel. Conservation kerbs are to be installed along this length to protect, and prevent further erosion to, the verge.

CHURCH SERVICE – this week, Sunday Jan 31, fourth Sunday of Epiphany, there is no service in Horley. There is a 10.30 Benefice Eucharist at Shennington. All welcome.

HORLEY ZUMBA – Zumba takes place every Tuesday in the Old School Horley at 7.30 for an hour. There is a small cost of £5 per class and there is no need to book, just turn up. Minimum of 5 attendees for a class so additional dancers are welcome. For more information, contact Ildiko Dorko on 07933951794 or visit http://www.salsaukdancers.co.uk

Week commencing Monday 18th January, 2016

BELL RINGING – The next­­­ bell ringing practice will take place at Horley Church on Friday January 29 from 6.30-7.30.

WOMENS INSTITUTE – The first meeting of the New Year was a pals and puddings evening where we welcomed 6 new members. The competition was “something sweet”, won by Emma Holt. The next meeting is on Thursday February 4 at 7.30 in the Methodist Chapel Hornton. Heather Giles will give make-up advice to create a New You! The competition will be a decorated mirror. The subscriptions are now due so if you have not yet paid, please bring a cheque for £37.50, made payable to Hornton and District W.I.

BIN DAY – this week, its blue and brown bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

HORLEY PCC MEETING – On Thursday January 28, there is a Horley PCC meeting at 7.30 in the Old School.

ROAD CLOSURE – there will be a Temporary Road Closure and “no waiting” restriction in Wroxton Lane From Feb 1 for 5 days The closure is for the week commencing 1 February, and is to permit the County Council to carry out kerbing works along the east side of Wroxton Lane for approximately 70 meters between The Steps and The Old Chapel. Conservation kerbs are to be installed along this length to protect, and prevent further erosion to, the verge.

CHURCH SERVICE – this week, Sunday Jan 31, fourth Sunday of Epiphany, there is no service in Horley. There is a 10.30 Benefice Eucharist at Shennington. All welcome.

HORLEY ZUMBA – Zumba takes place every Tuesday in the Old School Horley at 7.30 for an hour. There is a small cost of £5 per class and there is no need to book, just turn up. Minimum of 5 attendees for a class so additional dancers are welcome. For more information, contact Ildiko Dorko on 07933951794 or visit http://www.salsaukdancers.co.uk

HORLEY PLAY GROUP – Playgroup is held during term time on Mondays from 10 to 11.45 in the Old School Horley. It is £1.50 for the first child, additional children are 50p, and you only pay for children over 12 months. Contact – Natalie King 07852218815 or Email Nataliepoo79@hotmail.com for more information

Week commencing Monday 11th January, 2016

CINEMA CLUB – Horley cinema Club’s Friday night at the movies takes place tomorrow, Friday January 15in the Old school Horley. The film will be Suffragette, cert. 12A. Doors are open at 7.30, lights down at 8. Cost is £5 on the door, booking your ticket in advance will guarantee you a seat but remember, the earlier you arrive, the more choice of where you sit. To book, call or text 07531 534696. Or email horleycinemaclub@hotmail.com.

CHILDRENS CINEMA – this month’s film for the Horley Children’s Cinema club is minions, a comedy animated family film, cert U. Doors are open at 9.45, screening at 10. Free admission, refreshments will be served at a small cost.

BELL RINGING – On Friday January 15, bell ringing practice will take place at Horley Church from 6.30-7.30.

WOMENS INSTITUTE – The first meeting of the New Year was a pals and puddings evening where we welcomed 6 new members. The competition was “something sweet”, won by Emma Holt. The next meeting is on Thursday February 4 at 7.30 in the Methodist Chapel Hornton. Heather Giles will give make-up advice to create a New You! The competition will be a decorated mirror. The subscriptions are now due so if you have not yet paid, please bring a cheque for £37.50, made payable to Hornton and District W.I.

BIN DAY – this week, its green bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICE – this week, Sunday Jan 17, there is no service in Horley. There is a 10.30 Café Church at Wroxton school. All children welcome.

HORLEY ZUMBA – Zumba takes place every Tuesday in the Old School Horley at 7.30 for an hour. There is a small cost of £5 per class and there is no need to book, just turn up. Minimum of 5 attendees for a class so additional dancers are welcome. For more information, contact Ildiko Dorko on 07933951794 or visit http://www.salsaukdancers.co.uk

HORLEY PLAY GROUP – Playgroup is held during term time on Mondays from 10 to 11.45 in the Old School Horley. It is £1.50 for the first child, additional children are 50p, and you only pay for children over 12 months. Contact – Natalie King 07852218815 or Email Nataliepoo79@hotmail.com for more information.

 Week commencing Monday 4th January, 2016

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING –  Thursday Jan 7 in the Old School at 7.30 there is a Parish council meeting.

WOMENS INSTITUTE – The W.I. Christmas Meal took place in The Joiners Arms in Bloxham on December 3, a good time was had by all. The first meeting on January 7 will be at 7.30 in the Methodist Chapel Hornton. This is a pals and puddings evening. All members are encouraged to bring a friend and a desert along to get a taste of what the WI has to offer. The competition is “something sweet” so bring along a rhyme or poem. If you are interested in joining the W.I. in the New Year, come along to the meeting or contact one of the committee members.

BIN DAY – this week, its blue and brown bin day. Make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICE – this week, Sunday Jan 10, there is no service in Horley. There are 11.00 Holy Eucharists at Hornton and Drayton.

HORLEY ZUMBA – Zumba takes place every Tuesday in the Old School Horley at 7.30 for an hour. There is a small cost of £5 per class and there is no need to book, just turn up. Minimum of 5 attendees for a class so additional dancers are welcome. For more information, contact Ildiko Dorko on 07933951794 or visit http://www.salsaukdancers.co.uk.

HORLEY VILLAGE BELLS – To celebrate the first anniversary of the restoration work being completed in Horley, on Saturday Feb 6, Graham Nabb and friends will attempt to ring the first ever full peal on the Horley bells. A peal is when more than 5000 ‘changes’ are rung continuously and takes about 2 hours & 45 minutes.  On Horley’s six bells it is only possible to ring 720 different changes, so to achieve the necessary number of changes for a peal,  the 720 changes will be rung seven times, each time in a different way. A full peal has never been rung in Horley before, so listen out and/or come and watch the bells being rung by experts on Saturday Feb 6 from about 9.30 onwards. Also, if anyone is interested in learning to ring, please get in touch with Alison Tite via email: alison.tite@gmail.com.

HORLEY PLAY GROUP – Playgroup is held during term time on Mondays from 10 to 11.45 in the Old School Horley. It is £1.50 for the first child, additional children are 50p, and you only pay for children over 12 months. Contact – Natalie King 07852218815 or Email Nataliepoo79@hotmail.com for more information.

 Week commencing Monday 7th December, 2015

NO MORE DECEMBER COLUMNS – due to pressures at the Banbury Guardian, the decision has been made that there will be no Horley and local village columns in the newspaper on the weeks beginning Monday December 14; Monday December 21; and Monday, December 28. Columns will be published in the week beginning Monday, January 4. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

WOMENS INSTITUTE – The W.I. Christmas Meal took place in The Joiners Arms in Bloxham on December 3 with success. The first meeting in the New Year is January 7 will be a pals and puddings evenings. All members are encouraged to bring a friend and a desert along to get a taste of what the WI has to offer. If you are interested in joining the W.I. in the New Year, come along to the meeting or contact one of the committee members.

SWEDISH CHOIR –on Sunday December 6, The Youth Choir of the Sofia Church, Jönköping, Sweden come to Horley Parish Church. There was music from the Swedish Lucia tradition with candlelight procession. Local residents were treated to an amazing performance. With thanks to Reverend Dr. Hugh White for organizing the event.

BIN DAY – this week it’s blue and brown bin day in Horley. Get your bins out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICES – on Saturday December 12 and Sunday December 13, there is a Balscote Christmas Festival of the world from 2-6. Sunday December 13, the third Sunday in Advent, there is a benefice café church Christingle service at Hornton Chapel and Church at 4.30. The next service at Horley is the December 20 carol service at 6pm. There is also a midnight mass at 11.30 on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, the Holy Eucharist is at 11 at Hanwell.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE – will be held on Sunday December 20 at 6 in Horley church. Children and young people of Horley will be performing readings, poetry and traditional songs. After the service, there will be mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies. If you would like to take part, help or volunteer in any way, please get in touch with Carle Lee as soon as possible, who has kindly offered to organise the event this year. Contact Carlie at carlielee@btinternet.com.

 Week commencing Monday 30th November, 2015

WOMENS INSTITUTE – The W.I. Christmas Meal will be held in The Joiners Arms in Bloxham tonight, Thursday December 3 at 7.30. 2016 Programs will be available with details of all next year’s meetings. The first meeting on January 7 will be a pals and puddings evenings. All members are encouraged to bring a friend and a desert along to get a taste of what the WI has to offer.

BIN DAY – this week it’s green bin day in Horley. Get your bins out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHRISTMAS MARKET Our fabulous candlelit Christmas Market took place in St. Etheldreda’s Church on Saturday. Thanks again to the Ladies Guild and everyone else who helped or supported the great event.

CHURCH SERVICES – on Sunday December 6, the second Sunday in Advent, there is a Holy Eucharist Service in Horley at 11.

SWEDISH CHOIR – at 2.00pm on Sunday December 6, The Youth Choir of the Sofia Church, Jönköping, Sweden come to Horley Parish Church. There will be music from the Swedish Lucia tradition with candlelight procession. It is free entry. This will be about 45 minutes. Swedish refreshments will be provided afterwards.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE – will be held on Sunday December 20 at 6 in Horley church. Children and young people of Horley will be performing readings, poetry and traditional songs. After the service, there will be mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies. If you would like to take part, help or volunteer in any way, please get in touch with Carle Lee who has kindly offered to organise the event this year. Contact Carlie at carlielee@btinternet.com.

Week commencing Monday 23th November, 2015

BIN DAY – this week it’s blue and brown bin day in Horley. Get your bins out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHRISTMAS MARKET Our fabulous candlelit Christmas Market is being held in St. Etheldreda’s Church on Saturday; November 28th between 5 and 7pm. Thanks again to the Ladies Guild. There are some lovely stalls booked, including homemade produce, Christmas decorations, mulled wine and mince pies and of course, Father Christmas and his Chief Elf will be in their grotto loaded down with presents. Come along and join us for this wonderful event.

CHURCH SERVICES – on Sunday November 29, the first Sunday in Advent, there is a Benefice Service at 6pm in Balscote Church. All welcome. There is also a Holy Eucharist Service at Wroxton at 9 in the morning.

COFFEE MORNING –  November 26, there is an all generations coffee morning in the Old School at 10.30. Everyone welcome.

THE WOMENS INSTITUTE – The next meeting will be the Christmas Meal which will be held in The Joiners Arms in Bloxham on Thursday December 3 at 7.30. Please let a committee member know as soon as possible if you have not yet paid your deposit. 2016 Programs will be available with details of all next year’s meetings. The first meeting on January 7 will be a pals and puddings evenings. All members are encouraged to bring a friend and a desert along to get a taste of what the WI has to offer.

Week commencing Monday 16th November, 2015

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – the Horley Parish council meeting took place last Thursday in the Old School Horley. Matters discussed were: Oxfordshire County council budget savings; it was noted that the weekly subsidized bus service to Banbury will come to an end next year as the county council have decided to withdraw funding. The parish council will look into community lift share schemes. County Council may also withdraw funding for highway verge maintenance which is currently carried out a number of times per year. Kerbing works: the long awaited works will now not begin until February as a road closure is required. Speeding thorough the village: both the parish council and the county council have undertaken traffic and speed monitoring exercises in Hornton Lane. The results of these will be published via Horley Views. It was agreed that the County Council would be asked if further work to improve safety on the bridge on Banbury Lane can be carried out. The broken dog bin post on the corner of Little Lane and Church Lane has been replaced by the parish council. Dog owners are reminded that it is their duty to pick up after their dogs in the village and in the surrounding fields after local residents complained of an increase in dog mess. The date of the next meeting is February 11 2016.

CINEMA CLUB – Horley cinema club, Friday night at the movies! This month’s film is Mr. Holmes. Cert PG. This will take place at the Old School Horley on Friday November 20 . Doors open at 7.30, lights down at 8. £5 on the door. Children’s cinema club is on Saturday 21 an the film is Into the Woods, a fantasy adventure movie, cert PG. Doors open at 9.45, screening at 10. Free admission. All children welcome.

BIN DAY – this week its green bin day in Horley. Get your bins out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHRISTMAS MARKET Our fabulous candlelit Christmas Market is being held in St. Etheldreda’s Church on Saturday November 28th between 5 and 7pm. Thanks again to the Ladies Guild. There are some lovely stalls booked, including homemade produce, Christmas decorations, mulled wine and mince pies and of course, Father Christmas and his Chief Elf will be in their grotto loaded down with presents. Come along and join us for this wonderful event.

CHURCH SERVICES – on Sunday November 22, the last before advent, there is a village service in Horley at 11. All welcome.

COFFEE MORNING – next Thursday, November 26, there is an all generations coffee morning in the Old School at 10.30. Everyone welcome.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING – Visitors are invited to browse a variety of gift stalls from local businesses including: dotty hen, Phoenix cards, Handmade in Oxfordshire, Myra crafts and many more at Bishop Carpenter School’s annual shopping evening on Thursday November 19 from 6.30-9. Entry is 50p, come along for some great gifts.

HORLEY’S DEFRIBULATOR – Horley’s new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that has recently been installed on the wall outside the Red Lion (soon to be commissioned). This is expected to happen within the next few days as soon as the white notice disappears then the machine is fully functioning so keep an eye out. This potentially lifesaving device has been procured by the Parish Council from the Community Heartbeat Trust, and has been installed on the front wall of the Red Lion close to the telephone box. It will become available for use in the next few days, as soon as it is registered with the ambulance service. Whilst the AED can be used without any training, the Parish Council has arranged for Community Heartbeat to provide a session which anyone in the village is welcome to attend. This will cover how and when the AED should be used, together with other resuscitation techniques and related issues.

 Week commencing Monday 2nd November, 2015

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – the next Horley Parish council meeting is Thursday November 12 in the Old School at 7.30.

BIN DAY – this week it’s blue and brown bin day in Horley. Get your bins out by 8 to ensure collection.

CHRISTMAS MARKET Our fabulous candlelit Christmas Market is being held in St. Etheldreda’s Church on Saturday November 28th between 5 and 7pm. Thanks again to the Ladies Guild; there are some lovely stalls booked, including homemade produce, Christmas decorations, mulled wine and mince pies and of course, Father Christmas and his Chief Elf will be in their grotto loaded down with presents. Come along and join us for this wonderful event.

BELL RINGING – there is a Horley practice on Friday November 13 in Horley Church, from 7.30 to 9 and the Banbury Branch practice on Thurs Dec 10 from 7.30 to 9.

CHURCH SERVICES – on Sunday November 15, the second before advent, there is a benefice café church at Shennington School at 10.30.

CHRISTMAS ART EXHIBITION – Anya Simmons, Janella Horne and Lizzie Waterfield are talking part in a Christmas art exhibition at the National Herb Centre. This is on Saturday November 14 from 9.30-5 and Sunday 15 from 10.30-4. Come along and take a look.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING – Visitors are invited to browse a variety of gift stalls from local businesses including: dotty hen, Phoenix cards, Handmade in Oxfordshire, Myra crafts and many more at Bishop Carpenter School’s annual shopping evening on Thursday November 19 from 6.30-9. Entry is 50p, come along for some great gifts.

HORLEY’S DEFRIBULATOR – Horley’s new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that has recently been installed on the wall outside the Red Lion (soon to be commissioned). This is expected to happen within the next few days as soon – as the white notice disappears then the machine is fully functioning so keep an eye out. This potentially lifesaving device has been procured by the Parish Council from the Community Heartbeat Trust, and has been installed on the front wall of the Red Lion close to the telephone box. It will become available for use in the next few days, as soon as it is registered with the ambulance service. Whilst the AED can be used without any training, the Parish Council has arranged for Community Heartbeat to provide a session which anyone in the village is welcome to attend. This will cover how and when the AED should be used, together with other resuscitation techniques and related issues. The training will take place at the Old School at 7.30 on Wednesday November 18. Anyone intending to attend the session is asked to notify the Clerk to the Parish Council, David Marriott, in advance, by emailing him at horleyparishclerk@btinternet.com, or by calling on 07872 930030.

HORNTON & DISTRICT W.I. –The WI met in Hornton chapel last week and were treated to an interesting talk by Rob Totterdel who talked about spice traders. Next month’s meeting will be the Christmas Meal held in the Joiners Arms, Bloxham on December 3 at 7.30. There is a change in the competition. Please bring 6 homemade truffles or similar. If you would like to go to the Christmas meal but have not yet paid your deposit, please speak to a member of the committee.

Week commencing Monday 2nd November, 2015

BIN DAY – this week its green bin day in Horley. Get your bins out by 8 to ensure collection.

CHRISTMAS MARKET Our fabulous candlelit Christmas Market is being held in St. Etheldreda’s Church on Saturday November 28 between 5 and 7pm. Thanks again to the Ladies Guild; there are some lovely stalls booked, including homemade produce, Christmas decorations, mulled wine and mince pies and of course, Father Christmas and his Chief Elf will be in their grotto loaded down with presents. Come along and join us for this wonderful event.

BELL RINGING – On Remembrance Sunday, November 8, a full peal will be rung between 2 and 5.  The band are experts so it should be high quality ringing. Then there is a Horley practice on Friday November 13 from 7.30 to 9 and the Banbury Branch practice on Thurs Dec 10 from 7.30 to 9.

CHURCH SERVICES – on Sunday November 8, there is an Act of Remembrance Service at 10.55 in Horley Church. Also, there is an Act of Remembrance on Armistice Day, 11 November, at Alkerton War Memorial at 10.55.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – the next Horley Parish council meeting is on Thursday November 12 in the Old School at 7.30.

 Week commencing Monday 26th October, 2015

COFFEE MORNING – on Thursday October 29, today, there is an all generations coffee morning in the old school Horley at 10.30. Everyone welcome.

BIN DAY – Friday October 30, is blue and brown bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CINEMA CLUB – Yes it’s an October special “2 for the price of 1” – on Friday October 16 – Far from the Madding Crowd took place and on Friday October 30 (Free of charge)- it’s Laurence of Arabia. Come along to this special screening, starting at 7.30, not the usual 8pm. The old school Horley.

HALLOWEEN IN HORLEY – don’t forget its Halloween on Saturday 31. Please be aware that children will be coming around the village. If you are happy for them to call, please leave a pumpkin in the window or outside.

INSET DAY – parents and pupils of the Warriner school  don’t forget that Monday November 2 is an inset day. Term three starts on Tuesday November 3.

LADIES GUILD – will meet on Monday November 2 at 7.45 in the old school Horley. Mainly organizing the Christmas market which takes place on Saturday November 28 in the church. All welcome, refreshments will be served.

W.I. – will take place next Thursday, November 5, in the chapel, Hornton at 730. The speaker will be Rob Totterdell on spice traders. The competition is a ginger bread man. There will be a bring and buy stall to raise funds as well as the usual book stall. New members always welcome.

BREAST CANCER COFFEE MORNING – the breast cancer coffee morning, which took place last Saturday, October 24, was a great success, thanks to all the members of the ladies guild for organizing such an enjoyable morning. And thanks to everybody who came along and supported it.

Week commencing Monday 19th October, 2015

BIN DAY – Friday October 23, is green bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CINEMA CLUB – Yes it’s an October special “2 for the price of 1” – on Friday October 16 – Far from the Madding Crowd took place and on Friday October 30 (Free of charge)- it’s Laurence of Arabia. Come along to this special screening, starting at 7.30, not the usual 8pm. The old school Horley.

BREAST CANCER COFFEE MORNING – on Saturday, October 24 in the old school Horley there is a breast cancer coffee morning. Wear something pink and come and support this event.

IRONSTONE BENEFICE CAFE CHURCH – on Sunday October 18, at St Etheldreda’s Church Horley, at 10:30, there was a Harvest around the world café church service. This was a very successful event, many thanks to Amanda for arranging the morning and to the members of the ladies guild for providing the refreshments.

MOBILE LIBRARY – the mobile library is a great service and we are lucky that it comes to Horley. The next time it calls at the telephone box is Wednesday October 28 between 3 and 3.30. Use it or lose it.

BELL RINGING PRACTICE – on Friday October 16 from 6.15 to 7.45 there is the bell ringers practice in St Etheldreda’s Church Horley. New ringers welcome.

Week commencing Monday 12th October, 2015

BIN DAY – Friday October 16, is blue and brown bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CINEMA CLUB – Yes it’s an October special “2 for the price of 1” – Friday October 16 – Far from the Madding Crowd (£5) and Friday October 30 (FoC)- Laurence of Arabia. Tomorrow, come along to buy tickets (£5) at 7.30, lights down at 8pm. The old school Horley.

CHILDREN’S CINEMA – On Saturday, October 17, is the children’s cinema club! This time, it’s the Amazing Wizard of Paws! Doors open at 9.45, film starts at 10. Finishes at 11.30. Refreshments provided in the Old School.

IRONSTONE BENEFICE CAFE CHURCH – on Sunday October 18, at St Etheldreda’s Church Horley, at 10:30, there is a Harvest around the world café church service. Refreshments and activities for all ages so everyone is welcome.

MOBILE LIBRARY – the mobile library is a great service and we are lucky that it comes to Horley. The next time it calls at the telephone box is Wednesday October 28 between 3 and 3.30. Use it or lose it.

BELL RINGING PRACTICE – on Friday October 16 from 6.15 to 7.45 there is the bell ringers practice in St Etheldreda’s Church Horley. New ringers welcome.

BELLS FOR THE BATTLE OF EDGEHILL – the bells will be rung on October 17 for about 40 minutes at the towers directly connected with the battle. Come along and have a listen. Ringers will be split into Cavalier and Roundheads so that there will be a competitive aspect to the ringing throughout the day. At 10am, the ringers will be at Cropredy, at 11, they will have moved on to Radway, 12 there is an official opening, so bring a picnic lunch; 1.00 at Burton Dassett, 2.00 Chadshunt, 3.00 to Kineton, followed by tea and results.

Week commencing Monday 5th October, 2015

BIN DAY – Friday October 9, is green bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICE – on Sunday October 11, there is no service in Horley. There is an 11am Harvest Eucharist at Hornton.

THE FUTURE OF ALKERTON WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE – Current cost saving proposals by OCC include the reduction of the number of household waste centres from 7 to 3 or 4 with one site in central North Oxfordshire. This means the likely closure of Alkerton tip. To have your say on the future and location of Household Waste Recycling Centres in Oxfordshire and contribute to the consultation visit the Oxfordshire County Council website consultation page. From the 10th August to the 5th October make sure you have you say www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/waste .

JUDAISM IN BRITAIN TODAY – on October 12, 2015, Penny Faust from the Oxford Synagogue is coming to outline aspects if the Jewish life. This event will be held in the Church, Hornton at 7.30pm. Do come along as this will be a fascinating insight evening and reflects the history we are all aware of.

HARVEST AUCTION – Last Friday, October 2, in The Red Lion, saw the return of the ever popular Harvest Festival Auction. Grateful thanks to everyone who made or bought thee amazing produce from the event. Also to Dave and Natasha for hosting the event; an amazing £640 was raided, this is to be split between Save the Children – Syria Refuge Crisis and The Banbury Young Homeless Project.

Week commencing Monday 28th September, 2015

W.I.  –  Hornton & District W.I. will next meet today, Thursday October 1 at 7.30 in the Methodist Chapel, Hornton. There will be a wildlife talk and the competition is a wildlife photograph. All welcome.

HARVEST AUCTION –  Friday October 2 at 7:00 in The Red Lion,  sees the return of the ever popular Harvest Festival Auction. Please either drop off your produce or bring it with you at 7:00. Charity TBA. Last year there was everything from bantams to chutney, carrots to cake. All donations please to be delivered to Natasha and Dave in the Red Lion before the event.

A MID SUMMER NIGHTS DREAM – This took place in the church last weekend and was a resounding success. All the actors performed brilliantly and the audiences were entertained by a very professional performance. Huge thanks must go to Tessa Howell for her brilliant creativity. It was her brainchild to perform this play and she has spent months casting, rehearsing, encouraging and even shouting at the actors to make sure they played their parts perfectly. Thanks also to all the members of the cast, to David Kyle for his musical contribution and to Mike Patching for all his help with the stage, music and lighting. Tessa says this might be her last production but we really hope we can persuade her to do another.

BIN DAY –  Friday October 2, is blue and brown bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICE – on Sunday October 4, there is a harvest Holy Communion at Horley. All welcome.

JOULES CLOTHES SALE – On Wednesday October7 from 7-9, school dining room, there is a Joules seconds clothes sale. All items are discounted and there are so many bargains to be had. Adults £3 concessions £2. Wine and soft drinks available for a small donation to FOWS

THE FUTURE OF ALKERTON WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE – Current cost saving proposals by OCC include the reduction of the number of household waste centres from 7 to 3 or 4 with one site in central North Oxfordshire. This means the likely closure of Alkerton tip. To have your say on the future and location of Household Waste Recycling Centres in Oxfordshire and contribute to the consultation visit the Oxfordshire County Council website consultation page. From the 10th August to the 5th October make sure you have you say www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/waste .

Week commencing Monday 14th September, 2015

A MID SUMMER NIGHTS DREAM – Friday night is the first performance of A mid-summer nights dream, in the church, Horley. The performances are Friday September 25 at 7.00, Saturday 26, at 2.00 and Sunday 27 at 2.00. Don’t miss it as Shakespeare comes to life in Horley! There may still be some tickets available for the Saturday and Sunday performances.

BIN DAY –  Friday September 25, is green bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICE – this Sunday, September 27, there is no service in Horley. There are 11.00 services in Hornton and Drayton and an 8.45 in Hanwell.

COFFEE MORING –today in the Old School is the all generations coffee morning. Come along at 10.30 and support this event.

THE FUTURE OF ALKERTON WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE – Current cost saving proposals by OCC include the reduction of the number of household waste centres from 7 to 3 or 4 with one site in central North Oxfordshire. This means the likely closure of Alkerton tip. To have your say on the future and location of Household Waste Recycling Centres in Oxfordshire and contribute to the consultation visit the Oxfordshire County Council website consultation page. From the 10th August to the 5th October make sure you have you say www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/waste .

HARVEST AUCTION – Friday October 2 at 7:00 in The Red Lion,  sees the return of the ever popular Harvest Festival Auction. Please either drop off your produce or bring it with you at 7:00. Charity TBA.Last year there was everything from bantams to chutney, carrots to cake. All donations please to be delivered to Natasha and Dave in the Red Lion before the event.

W.I.  –  Hornton & District W.I. will next meet on Thursday October 1 at 7.30 in the Methodist Chapel, Hornton. There will be a wildlife talk and the competition is a wildlife photograph. All welcome.

Week commencing Monday 14th September, 2015

BIN DAY –  Friday September 18, is blue and brown bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICE – this Sunday, September 20, there is a Harvest Eucharist Benefice Service in Drayton church at 10.30. All welcome.

COFFEE MORING – a week today in the Old School is the all generations coffee morning. Come along at 10.30 and support this event.

THE FUTURE OF ALKERTON WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE – Current cost saving proposals by OCC include the reduction of the number of household waste centres from 7 to 3 or 4 with one site in central North Oxfordshire. This means the likely closure of Alkerton tip. To have your say on the future and location of Household Waste Recycling Centres in Oxfordshire and contribute to the consultation visit the Oxfordshire County Council website consultation page. From the 10th August to the 5th October make sure you have you say www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/waste .

A MID SUMMER NIGHTS DREAM – 5 reasons why not to miss the Horley Footlights production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as it holds promise of a very special version because 1. It’s staged in the atmospheric medieval church 2. The script is reduced to the core essence of the story 3. The choreography brings it beautifully to life 4. it is set to Mendelssohn’s incidental music 5. Of the live piano accompaniment. It has been re-imagined by Tessa Howell, who has recreated, produced and directed this (her last) Horley Footlights production.  Tessa has excelled herself by making Mr. Shakespeare accessible and yet keeping the magical qualities of the story. The cast from the village consists of some seasoned old hands, some new faces and fresh young ones taking center stage. Come and see how Horley Footlights resolve the vagaries of both human and fairy behavior in this best-loved Shakespeare play. Don’t delay as tickets are selling fast! To book yours call Jenny Reynolds on 01295 738125 or email her at  daveandjennyreynolds@btopenworld.com. All performances in St Ethelreda’s Church, Horley on: Friday evening 25th September at 7:00 pm, Saturday matinée 26th September at 2:00pm Sunday matinée 27th September at 2:00pm. £6 Adults, £3 School Children age 7 and over. “If we shadows have offended, think but this, and all is mended: That you have but slumbered here, while these visions did appear; And this weak and idle theme, no more yielding than a dream.”

Week commencing Monday 7th September, 2015

BIN DAY –  Friday September 11, is green bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

MOBILE LIBRARY IN HORLEY – the local mobile library comes to Horley on Wednesday September 16. It will be at the telephone box between 3-3.30. This is a great service so use it or lose it.

CHURCH SERVICE – this Sunday, September 13, there is a festival Eucharist service in Horley church at 11.00. All welcome.

IRONSTONE MUSIC FESTIVAL – A very professional team of musicians led by violinist Lucy Gould and her sister, ‘cellist Kate Gould, has been assembled to play in Horley Church. To add to that line up they have invited Craig Ogden, who is one of the foremost classical guitarists here in the UK! The first concert on Friday 11th Sept at 7.30 will include music by Schubert & Mendelssohn and Craig will join the string players for the entertaining Guitar Quintet by Boccherini, and a piece entitled Tango Sensations by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. Next day Saturday 12th at 12:30 Craig will give a one hour lunchtime recital in which he will play pieces as diverse as Bach to George Harrison and Django Reinhardt. The final concert will be 7.30 pm on Saturday 12th September and will feature amongst others the marvelous String Quintet by Schubert, probably never played in his lifetime, and not published until 20 years after his early death. When you hear this work, which is one of our “Desert Island” selections, we hope you may marvel at its sheer beauty! To finish the weekend on Sunday 13th at 11.00 am we shall present a Choral Mass by Mozart. Evening Concerts – Adults £15: Under 18s & Students £10 Guitar Recital – Adults £10: Under 18s & Students £5 Season Ticket (all three concerts) £35 (saves £5) / Under 18s and Students £20 (Saves £5) For further information and to order tickets email howelltessa@hotmail.co.uk;   Tel:- 01295 738313. Post-concert suppers at £10 per head and Sandwich pub lunch at £5 per head can also be pre-booked. Michael Hardinge Trust have kindly agreed to pay for children from Horley. Further details see www.ironstonechambermusic.com.

THE FUTURE OF ALKERTON WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE – Current cost saving proposals by OCC include the reduction of the number of household waste centres from 7 to 3 or 4 with one site in central North Oxfordshire. This means the likely closure of Alkerton tip. To have your say on the future and location of Household Waste Recycling Centres in Oxfordshire and contribute to the consultation visit the Oxfordshire County Council website consultation page. From the 10th August to the 5th October make sure you have you say www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/waste .

A MID SUMMER NIGHTS DREAM – 5 reasons why not to miss the Horley Footlights production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as it holds promise of a very special version because 1. It’s staged in the atmospheric medieval church 2. The script is reduced to the core essence of the story 3. The choreography brings it beautifully to life 4. it is set to Mendelssohn’s incidental music 5. Of the live piano accompaniment. It has been re-imagined by Tessa Howell, who has recreated, produced and directed this (her last) Horley Footlights production.  Tessa has excelled herself by making Mr. Shakespeare accessible and yet keeping the magical qualities of the story. The cast from the village consists of some seasoned old hands, some new faces and fresh young ones taking center stage. Come and see how Horley Footlights resolve the vagaries of both human and fairy behavior in this best-loved Shakespeare play. Don’t delay as tickets are selling fast! To book yours call Jenny Reynolds on 01295 738125 or email her at  daveandjennyreynolds@btopenworld.com. All performances in St Ethelreda’s Church, Horley on: Friday evening 25th September at 7:00 pm, Saturday matinée 26th September at 2:00pm Sunday matinée 27th September at 2:00pm. £6 Adults, £3 School Children age 7 and over. “If we shadows have offended, think but this, and all is mended: That you have but slumbered here, while these visions did appear; And this weak and idle theme, no more yielding than a dream.”

Week commencing Monday 1st September, 2015

W.I.  – the W.I. committee have managed to find a replacement speaker for Thursday  Diane Partington will speak on Photographic Restoration. She has a business in Brackley ‘Digital Memories’. Committee members would like to encourage members to have a go at the competition which, this month, is a self portrait. There will also be a Bring and Buy Table, and proceeds from that will go to the Katharine House Hospice.

BIN DAY –  Friday September 4, is blue and brown bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

MOBILE LIBRARY IN HORLEY – the local mobile library comes to Horley on Wednesday September 16. It will be at the telephone box between 3-3.30. This is a great service so use it or lose it.

IRONSTONE MUSIC FESTIVAL – A very professional team of musicians led by violinist Lucy Gould and her sister, ‘cellist Kate Gould, has been assembled to play in Horley Church. To add to that line up they have invited Craig Ogden, who is one of the foremost classical guitarists here in the UK! The first concert on Friday 11th Sept at 7.30 will include music by Schubert & Mendelssohn and Craig will join the string players for the entertaining Guitar Quintet by Boccherini, and a piece entitled Tango Sensations by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. Next day Saturday 12th at 12:30 Craig will give a one hour lunchtime recital in which he will play pieces as diverse as Bach to George Harrison and Django Reinhardt. The final concert will be 7.30 pm on Saturday 12th September and will feature amongst others the marvelous String Quintet by Schubert, probably never played in his lifetime, and not published until 20 years after his early death. When you hear this work, which is one of our “Desert Island” selections, we hope you may marvel at its sheer beauty! To finish the weekend on Sunday 13th at 11.00 am we shall present a Choral Mass by Mozart. Evening Concerts – Adults £15: Under 18s & Students £10 Guitar Recital – Adults £10: Under 18s & Students £5 Season Ticket (all three concerts) £35 (saves £5) / Under 18s and Students £20 (Saves £5) For further information and to order tickets email howelltessa@hotmail.co.uk;   Tel:- 01295 738313. Post-concert suppers at £10 per head and Sandwich pub lunch at £5 per head can also be pre-booked. Michael Hardinge Trust have kindly agreed to pay for children from Horley. Further details see www.ironstonechambermusic.com.

THE FUTURE OF ALKERTON WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE – Current cost saving proposals by OCC include the reduction of the number of household waste centres from 7 to 3 or 4 with one site in central North Oxfordshire. This means the likely closure of Alkerton tip. To have your say on the future and location of Household Waste Recycling Centres in Oxfordshire and contribute to the consultation visit the Oxfordshire County Council website consultation page. From the 10th August to the 5th October make sure you have you say www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/waste .

A MID SUMMER NIGHTS DREAM – 5 reasons why not to miss the Horley Footlights production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as it holds promise of a very special version because 1. It’s staged in the atmospheric medieval church 2. The script is reduced to the core essence of the story 3. The choreography brings it beautifully to life 4. it is set to Mendelssohn’s incidental music 5. Of the live piano accompaniment. It has been re-imagined by Tessa Howell, who has recreated, produced and directed this (her last) Horley Footlights production.  Tessa has excelled herself by making Mr. Shakespeare accessible and yet keeping the magical qualities of the story. The cast from the village consists of some seasoned old hands, some new faces and fresh young ones taking center stage. Come and see how Horley Footlights resolve the vagaries of both human and fairy behavior in this best-loved Shakespeare play. Don’t delay as tickets are selling fast! To book yours call Jenny Reynolds on 01295 738125 or email her at  daveandjennyreynolds@btopenworld.com. All performances in St Ethelreda’s Church, Horley on: Friday evening 25th September at 7:00 pm, Saturday matinée 26th September at 2:00pm Sunday matinée 27th September at 2:00pm. £6 Adults, £3 School Children age 7 and over. “If we shadows have offended, think but this, and all is mended: That you have but slumbered here, while these visions did appear; And this weak and idle theme, no more yielding than a dream.”


 Week commencing Monday 24th August, 2015

BIN DAY –  Friday August 28, is green bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

MOBILE LIBRARY – PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DAY AND TIME THAT THE MOBILE LIBRARY VISITS THE VILLAGE HAVE CHANGED. It will next be coming to Horley on Wednesday September 2 between 3 and 3.30 by the telephone box.

COFFEE MORNING – the coffee morning, which was due to take place today in the old school Horley has been cancelled. This is due to decorating.

THE THREE BELLES AT UPTON HOUSE – This bank holiday weekend, Upton House welcomes the Three Belles to perform in the gardens as part of the Banking for Victory wartime project currently in the house. Join us on Saturday 29 August to get in the party mood, bring a picnic, listen to great music and have a dance as the sun sets on the lawn as you are transported back to that great era of music. Everyone welcome.

ADVANCE NOTICE – the Ironstone Chamber Music Festival 2015 takes place from Friday September 11-Saturday 12. The first performance is on Friday September 11 at 7.30. This will include Schubert, Piazzolla, Boccherini and Mendelssohn. On Saturday September 12 at 12.30am is the lunchtime concert with solo guitar. Then the final performance is also on Saturday but at 7.30. This includes David Mathews, Boccherini and Schbert. Prebooking is advised and for more information or to order your tickets, telephone Tessa and Chris Howell on 01295 738313.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM – Holrey footlights present a midsummer nights dream on Friday September 25 at 7.30, Saturday September 26 at 2.00 and Sunday September 27 at 2.00. why not come along and see how they resolve the villagers of both human and fairy behaviour, in this loved Shakespeare play. At st. etheldreda’s church, horley. Tickets are available from jenny Reynolds on 738125 or email daveandjennyreynolds@btopenworld.com . priced £6 for adults and £3 for children. Not suitable for young children.

Week commencing Monday 17th August, 2015

CRICKET – As ever coaching will continue through the summer holidays and the annual cricket club president’s day took place last Sunday with success. The last junior practice is next Tuesday, August 25.

SUMMER LADIES CRICK-FIT – ladies summer Crick-fit! Sessions started at Horley Cricket Club on Thursday July 2, but come along tonight at 6.30. For ladies and children only, speak to Claire Bottoms at Horley C.C. for more information or come along for fun and fitness. All levels of ability and age!

BIN DAY – Friday August 21, is blue and brown bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICE  on Sunday August 23 there will be a village service in Horley at 11. All warmly welcome.

BELL RINGING – will take place on Sunday August 23 between 3 – 4. This will be followed by afternoon teas for the ringers and their families at Dairy Court. Many thanks to Alison & John Tite for their hospitality.

MOBILE LIBRARY – PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DAY AND TIME THAT THE MOBILE LIBRARY VISITS THE VILLAGE HAVE CHANGED. It will next be coming to Horley on Wednesday September 2 between 3 and 3.30 by the telephone box.

COFFEE MORNING – will next take place on Thursday September 27 between 10.30 and 12. This will be the last coffee morning of the Summer Holidays so please come along. All ages welcome.

THE THREE BELLES AT UPTON HOUSE – This bank holiday weekend, Upton House welcomes the Three Belles to perform in the gardens as part of the Banking for Victory wartime project currently in the house. Join us on Saturday 29 August to get in the party mood, bring a picnic, listen to great music and have a dance as the sun sets on the lawn as you are transported back to that great era of music. Everyone welcome.

ADVANCE NOTICE – the Ironstone Chamber Music Festival 2015 takes place from Friday September 11-Saturday 12. The first performance is on Friday September 11 at 7.30. This will include Schubert, Piazzolla, Boccherini and Mendelssohn. On Saturday September 12 at 12.30am is the lunchtime concert with solo guitar. Then the final performance is also on Saturday but at 7.30. This includes David Mathews, Boccherini and Schbert. Prebooking is advised and for more information or to order your tickets, telephone Tessa and Chris Howell on 01295 738313.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM – Holrey footlights present a midsummer nights dream on Friday September 25 at 7.30, Saturday September 26 at 2.00 and Sunday September 27 at 2.00. why not come along and see how they resolve the villagers of both human and fairy behaviour, in this loved Shakespeare play. At st. etheldreda’s church, horley. Tickets are available from jenny Reynolds on 738125 or email daveandjennyreynolds@btopenworld.com . priced £6 for adults and £3 for children. Not suitable for young children.

 Week commencing Monday 10th August, 2015

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30 on Thursday August 13 in the Old School. 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  07872930030 or horleyparishclerk@btinternet.com before the meeting. The Agenda Items include: Apologies, Declaration of Interests, Minutes of the meetings held on 21 May and 2 July 2015, Matters arising, Finance – 2015/16 budget monitoring report, Kerbing works in Wroxton Lane, Acquisition of a Defibrillator, Amendment to The Council’s Standing Orders, Speeding Through the Village, Parking in Lane Close, Planning Report, Reports from external organisations, Date of next meeting: Thursday 12 November 2015 – 7.30 pm.

CRICKET – As ever coaching will continue through the summer holidays and the annual cricket club president’s day is on Sunday (August 16). The last junior practice is on Tuesday August 25.

SUMMER LADIES CRICK-FIT – ladies summer Crick-fit! Sessions started at Horley Cricket Club on Thursday July 2, but come along tonight at 6.30. For ladies and children only, speak to Claire Bottoms at Horley C.C. for more information or come along for fun and fitness. All levels of ability and age!

BIN DAY –  Friday August 14, is green bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

BELL RINGING – Friday 14th at 7.30 there is bell ringing practice in the church Horley. Also, next Sunday (August 23), the Horley ringers will ring between 3 and 4. Afterwards there is tea for ringers and family at Alison and John’s; many thanks for their hospitality.

GARDENING SHOW – This Saturday (August 15), at 2.30 in the pavilion Hornton, there is the three H’s gardening show. Join us for a look around at all the wonderful home grown produce, flowers, flower arrangements, cakes and preserves.

CHURCH SERVICES – On Sunday August 16, there is a benefice service at Horley St. Etheldreda’s church, at 10.30. It is the eleventh Sunday after Trinity.

THE THREE BELLES AT UPTON HOUSE – This bank holiday weekend, Upton House welcomes the Three Belles to perform in the gardens as part of the Banking for Victory wartime project currently in the house. Join us on Saturday 29 August to get in the party mood, bring a picnic, listen to great music and have a dance as the sun sets on the lawn as you are transported back to that great era of music. Everyone welcome.

ADVANCE NOTICE – the ironstone chamber music festival 2015 takes place from Friday September 11-Saturday 12. The first performance is on Friday September 11 at 7.30. This will include Schubert, Piazzolla, Boccherini and Mendelssohn. On Saturday September 12 at 12.30am is the lunchtime concert with solo guitar. Then the final performance is also on Saturday but at 7.30. This includes David Mathews, Boccherini and Schbert. Prebooking is advised and for more information or to order your tickets, telephone Tessa and Chris Howell on 01295 738313.

 Week commencing Monday 3rd August, 2015

TEMPORARY ELECTRICITY INTERUPTION – the expected electricity interruption will be in parts of Horley from 9.00 to 4.00 on Thursday August 6, today. Any queries, please call Western Power Distribution on 01905 383072.

W.I. TONIGHT – The W.I. meet Thursday August 6, at 7.30, at the museum in Bloxham. If anyone would like a lift, please contact a member of the committee. There are plans to go onto the Joyner’s arms afterwards for refreshments. The competition is a brooch.

CRICKET – As ever coaching will continue through the summer holidays and the annual cricket club president’s day is on Sunday August 16. The last junior practice is on Tuesday August 25.

SUMMER LADIES CRICK-FIT – ladies summer Crick-fit! Sessions started at Horley Cricket Club on Thursday July 2, but come along tonight at 6.30. For ladies and children only, speak to Claire Bottoms at Horley C.C. for more information or come along for fun and fitness. All levels of ability and age!

BIN DAY –  Friday August 7, is blue and brown bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICES – there is no service this week, Sunday August 9 in Horley. There is an 11am Holy Eucharist at Hornton and Drayton however.  It’s the tenth Sunday After Trinity.

.SUMMER READING CHALLENGE –  was launched two weekends ago and will run until the middle of September. This is a reading challenge for children organised by Oxfordshire County Council’s Library service. Any child can take part. Just go along to your local library to enrol. The challenge is to read 6 books through the Summer and you will be rewarded as you succeed in the challenge.

ADVANCE NOTICE – the ironstone chamber music festival 2015 takes place from Friday September 11-Saturday 12. The first performance is on Friday September 11 at 7.30. This will include Schubert, Piazzolla, Boccherini and Mendelssohn. On Saturday September 12 at 12.30am is the lunchtime concert with solo guitar. Then the final performance is also on Saturday but at 7.30. This includes David Mathews, Boccherini and Schbert. Prebooking is advised and for more information or to order your tickets, telephone Tessa and Chris Howell on 01295 738313.

 Week commencing Monday 27th July, 2015

COFFEE MORNING – Thursday 30th at 10.30 in the Old School there is an all generations coffee morning. Everyone welcome.

CRICKET – As ever coaching will continue through the summer holidays and the annual cricket club president’s day is on Sunday August 16. The last junior practice is on Tuesday August 25.

SUMMER LADIES CRICK-FIT – ladies summer Crick-fit! Sessions started at Horley Cricket Club on Thursday July 2, but come along tonight at 6.30. For ladies only, speak to Claire Bottoms at Horley C.C. for more information or come along for fun and fitness. All levels of ability and age!

BIN DAY –  Friday July 31, is green bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

RACE NIGHT – On Saturday August 1 there is a race night at the Old School Horley. Contact Horley Cricket club for more information.

CHURCH SERVICES – This week’s service is an 11am Holy Eucharist at Horley, on Sunday August 2. It’s the Ninth Sunday After Trinity.

DO YOU WANT TO STOP THE JUNK MAIL? – A message from the Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards Service: To reduce the amount of personally addressed junk mail coming through your door, contact: The Mail Preference Service, Freepost 29 LON20771, LONDON, WIE 0ZT or telephone 0845 7034599. Allow at least four months before you see a reduction in the mail received. To reduce the amount of telephone calls, contact: The Telephone Preference Service, DMA House, 70 St. Margaret Street, London, WIW 8SS. Telephone: 0845 0700707. It will take up to 28 days for the calls to be reduced.  

W.I. NEXT WEEK – The W.I. meet next Thursday August 6, at 7.30, a week today at the museum in Bloxham. If anyone would like a lift, please contact a member of the committee. There are plans to go onto the Joyner’s arms afterwards for refreshments. The competition is a brooch.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE –  was launched two weekends ago and will run until the middle of September. This is a reading challenge for children organised by Oxfordshire County Council’s Library service. Any child can take part. Just go along to your local library to enrol. The challenge is to read 6 books through the Summer and you will be rewarded as you succeed in the challenge. Tomorrow, Friday 31, the children’s librarian will be in Neithrp Library, Banbury for storytime. All children Primary school age or younger welcome.

ADVANCE NOTICE – the ironstone chamber music festival 2015 takes place from Friday September 11-Saturday 12. The first performance is on Friday September 11 at 7.30. This will include Schubert, Piazzolla, Boccherini and Mendelssohn. On Saturday September 12 at 12.30am is the lunchtime concert with solo guitar. Then the final performance is also on Saturday but at 7.30. This includes David Mathews, Boccherini and Schbert. Prebooking is advised and for more information or to order your tickets, telephone Tessa and Chris Howell on 01295 738313.

Week commencing Monday 20th July, 2015

CRICKET – As ever coaching will continue through the summer holidays and we will have our parents’ v children match on a date to be confirmed.

SUMMER LADIES CRICK-FIT – ladies summer Crick-fit! Sessions started at Horley Cricket Club on Thursday July 2, but come along this week On Thursday July 23 at 6.30. For ladies only, speak to Claire Bottoms at Horley C.C. for more information or come along for fun and fitness. All levels of ability and age!

BIN DAY –  Friday July 24, is blue and brown bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

CHURCH SERVICES – This week’s service is an 11am Village service at Horley. It’s the Eighth Sunday After Trinity.

DO YOU WANT TO STOP THE JUNK MAIL? – A message from the Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards Service: To reduce the amount of personally addressed junk mail coming through your door, contact: The Mail Preference Service, Freepost 29 LON20771, LONDON, WIE 0ZT or telephone 0845 7034599. Allow at least four months before you see a reduction in the mail received. To reduce the amount of telephone calls, contact: The Telephone Preference Service, DMA House, 70 St. Margaret Street, London, WIW 8SS. Telephone: 0845 0700707. It will take up to 28 days for the calls to be reduced.  

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE –  was launched last weekend and will run until the middle of September. This is a reading challenge for children organised by Oxfordshire County Council’s Library service. Any child can take part. Just go along to your local library to enrol. The challenge is to read 6 books through the Summer and you will be rewarded as you succeed in the challenge.

Week commencing Monday13th July, 2015

CRICK-FIT – will take place tonight, Thursday July 16 at Horley Cricket Club at 6.30. This is a fitness training session run along cricketing lines but open to all girls and ladies, whether they play cricket or not. Feedback from the first two sessions has been very positive, so come along and get fit to music, having fun at the same time.

FRIENDS OF THE WARRINER SCHOOL – will meet Thursday for the last time this academic year. This will be an informal meeting at The Joiners Arms in Bloxham. Come for a light supper at 7 or if you can’t make that the meeting should start at 8. All welcome.

WILD FLOWER WALK – CANCELLED –  just a reminder that Thursdays wild flower walk at Hadsham Farm has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

BINS – Friday July 11 is green bin day. Please ensure your bins are out by 7 to guarantee collection.

END OF TERM – is Friday for the Warriner School. Please note: school finishes at 1 lunchtime and buses will leave as soon as possible after that.

SUMMER GAMES EVENING – and open evening  Friday July 17 at Horley Cricket Club 6.30.  Please come along and support our annual event, lots of fun for all, races, competitions, Tombola, BBQ and of course the bar will be open.

CHURCH SERVICES – there is no service in Horley on Sunday, July 19. There is a Benefice Service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Balscote at 10.30. All welcome

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE –  was launched last weekend and will run until the middle of September. This is a reading challenge for children organised by Oxfordshire County Council’s Library service. Any child can take part. Just go along to your local library to enrol. The challenge is to read 6 books through the Summer and you will be rewarded as you succeed in the challenge.

 Week commencing Monday 6th July, 2015

CRICKET – update before the summer holidays: Summer Games and open Evening  Friday  July 17 at 6.30pm. Come and join in the fun and games on our favourite evening of the season, races, tombola, competitions, lots of fun for everyone. This year we are being sponsored by the England Cricket Board so as well as our normal burgers and hot dogs there will be salads and fruit – courtesy of Waitrose, included in our normal price of £2. If anyone has any donations for the tombola please bring them to the club on a Tuesday evening. As ever coaching will continue through the summer holidays and we will have our parents’ v children match on a date to be confirmed. Horley Cricket Club is holding a Quiz night on Saturday 11 July 8pm start…. everyone is welcome.

SUMMER LADIES CRICK-FIT – ladies summer Crick-fit! Sessions started at Horley Cricket Club on Thursday July 2, but come along this week. For ladies only, speak to Claire Bottoms at Horley C.C. for more information or come along for fun and fitness. All levels of ability.

BIN DAY – Friday July 10, is blue and brown bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

WILD MEDICINE FORAGE – Unfortunately the wild medicine forage which would have been taking place on Thursday 16 July with Fiona Taylor at Hadsham Farm, has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Watch this place for more details and any forthcoming walks.

CHURCH SERVICES – For details of services this Sunday, please see the Ironstone Churches website or pick up a July newsletter from the back of the church.

DO YOU WANT TO STOP THE JUNK MAIL? – A message from the Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards Service: To reduce the amount of personally addressed junk mail coming through your door, contact: The Mail Preference Service, Freepost 29 LON20771, LONDON, WIE 0ZT or telephone 0845 7034599. Allow at least four months before you see a reduction in the mail received. To reduce the amount of telephone calls, contact: The Telephone Preference Service, DMA House, 70 St. Margaret Street, London, WIW 8SS. Telephone: 0845 0700707. It will take up to 28 days for the calls to be reduced.  

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH – there have been a number of thefts of lead from church roofs locally, including Kings Sutton and Marston Saint Lawrence. Please be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to Thames Valley Police.

 Week commencing Monday 29nd June, 2015

PROGRESSIVE DINNER – took place last Saturday around Horley.  42 guests and 14 hosts took part raising over £800 for the running and upkeep of St.Etheldreda’s Church. Many thanks to all the hosts, guests and organisers for what was a very enjoyable evening.

SUMMER LADIES CRICK-FIT – ladies summer Crick-fit! Sessions will start at Horley Cricket Club on tonight (Thursday July 2). For ladies only, speak to Claire Bottoms at Horley C.C. for more information or come along for fun and fitness. All levels of ability!

WOMENS INSTITUTE – just a reminder that W.I. takes place tonight, Thursday (July 2) at 7.30 in the Hornton Methodist Chapel. The speaker is Heather Johnson “Volunteering at a Leprosy Mission in Nepal”. The competition is a single bloom. This month there will be a bring and buy stall. Could members bring things along such as cakes, jams, chutneys, books, unwanted gifts – in fact – anything which can be sold . All money raised from the bring and buy will be given to the Nepal Earthquake Disaster Fund. All welcome, non members also.

WARRINER SCHOOL ART FESTIVAL – tonight at 6pm at the Warriner school Bloxham in the main school hall, there will be a display of the Recycled art competition “totally rubbish” which will include art work by students, sixth formers and parents. Come along and enjoy looking at some wonderful pieces of art work. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Warriner team.

BIN DAY – tomorrow, Friday July 3, is green bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

WILD MEDICINE FORAGE – Unfortunately the wild medicine forage which would have been taking place today, Thursday 2 and 16 July with Fiona Taylor at Hadsham Farm, has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Watch this place for more details and any forthcoming walks.

CHURCH SERVICES – For details of services this Sunday, please see the Ironstone Churches website or pick up a July newsletter from the back of the church.

DO YOU WANT TO STOP THE JUNK MAIL? – A message from the Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards Service: To reduce the amount of personally addressed junk mail coming through your door, contact: The Mail Preference Service, Freepost 29 LON20771, LONDON, WIE 0ZT or telephone 0845 7034599. Allow at least four months before you see a reduction in the mail received. To reduce the amount of telephone calls, contact: The Telephone Preference Service, DMA House, 70 St. Margaret Street, London, WIW 8SS. Telephone: 0845 0700707. It will take up to 28 days for the calls to be reduced.  

SUMMER ART EXHIBITION – Come and join Janella Horne and Anya Simmons for their Warwickshire Open Studio 2015 Exhibition. It is being held at The National Herb Centre, Banbury Road, Warmington, OX17 1DF. There will be exhibits of distinctive water colour paintings including original pictures, prints and cards with prices to suit all pockets! With everything from cats & kittens, classic cars, gypsy vardos to cottage garden flowers and cheeky hares, there is something for everyone, so please come and take a look!  There will also be a few crafts and we will be busy needle-felting fish!

 Week commencing Monday 22nd June, 2015

ALL GENERATIONS COFFEE MORNING – takes place Thursday 25th at 10.30 in the Old School Horley. This is a wonderful social event in the village so come along and support it as well as having a catch up with friends.

BIN DAY –  Friday June 26, is blue and brown bin day. Please make sure your bins are out by 7 to ensure collection.

FASHION SHOW – tomorrow, Friday June 26, don’t miss the fashion show at The Warriner School! The event is in the main hall and starts at 7pm. There will be some good bargains modelled and up for sale as well as refreshments afterwards.

CHURCH SERVICES – On Sunday, June 28, there is an 11am village service in Horley. All welcome.

SUMMER LADIES CRICK-FIT – advanced notice for the ladies summer Crick-fit! Sessions will start at Horley Cricket Club on Thursday July 2. For ladies only, speak to Claire Bottoms at Horley C.C. for more information.

WILD MEDICINE FORAGE – Unfortunately the wild medicine forage which would have been taking place on Thursday 2 and 16 July with Fiona Taylor at Hadsham Farm, has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Watch this place for more details and any forthcoming walks.

WANT TO LEARN THE ROPES THIS SUMMER? – Fancy having a go at Church bell ringing? Demonstrations and taster sessions are being offered at the Edgehill Ringing Center in St. Peter’s Church, Kineton. These sessions are on Saturday June 27 from 10-12. Tea, coffee and cakes for refreshments. If this time is not convenient, different timings can be arranged, just contact Graham Nabb on 01926 641812.

DO YOU WANT TO STOP THE JUNK MAIL? – A message from the Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards Service: To reduce the amount of personally addressed junk mail coming through your door, contact: The Mail Preference Service, Freepost 29 LON20771, LONDON, WIE 0ZT or telephone 0845 7034599. Allow at least four months before you see a reduction in the mail received. To reduce the amount of telephone calls, contact: The Telephone Preference Service, DMA House, 70 St. Margaret Street, London, WIW 8SS. Telephone: 0845 0700707. It will take up to 28 days for the calls to be reduced.

SUMMER FETE SUCCESS – A huge thank you for everything the Horley Ladies Guild did to make the fete a great success once again.  From putting up posters, collecting bric-a-brac, donating prizes, wrapping bottles and jars, growing seedlings and setting things up beforehand, to baking cakes, manning the stalls, painting faces and clearing up afterwards, everyone played a part. £1,570 was raised in total, which is almost as much as we raised last year.

WOMENS INSTITUTE – just a reminder that W.I. takes place next Thursday (July 2) at 7.30 in the Hornton Methodist Chapel. The speaker is Heather Johnson “volunteering at a Leprosy Mission in Nepal”. The competition is a single bloom. All members welcome.

 ADVANCE NOTICE – to let all parents and pupils know that there is an inset day at The Warriner Secondary School, Bloxham on Friday July 3. Back to school on Monday 6.

SUMMER ART EXHIBITION – Come and join Janella Horne and Anya Simmons for their Warwickshire Open Studio 2015 Exhibition. It is being held at The National Herb Centre, Banbury Road, Warmington, OX17 1DF. There will be exhibits of distinctive water colour paintings including original pictures, prints and cards with prices to suit all pockets! With everything from cats & kittens, classic cars, gypsy vardos to cottage garden flowers and cheeky hares, there is something for everyone, so please come and take a look!  There will also be a few crafts and we will be busy needle-felting fish!

LOCAL BURGLARIES – Overnight between 3rd and 4th June 2015 offenders unknown have gained access to a garage on Main Street, Wroxton and have stolen boxes of champagne. We do not wish to alarm you, but you may be able to help us to catch those responsible and assist in preventing further offences in your neighborhood. If you have any information you would like to provide us please contact us on the below details. Did you see anything suspicious? Or do you have any information which you believe may be connected to this offence? If you can help, we would like to hear from you. Please ring the Non-Emergency Number on 101 and quote Occurrence number 43150153912.


 

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