Mothering Sunday at St. Etheldreda’s

Posies in the church for mum on Mothering Sunday

‘Sorry we are unable to have our usual Mothering Sunday service but please go into church and get a posie of flowers for your Mum or for yourself.
They will be there from Saturday afternoon.
With love and prayers from us all at St Etheldreda.’

Sue Ashdown

Horley CC Help During Current Health Crisis

The Cricket Club wish to help the village during the current medical situation:

‘We re-iterate the field is available for people to walk round, including with their dogs.  Clearly we ask that pet owners are responsible with their pets. We do ask that walkers  (and pets) do not go on to the main pitch area in the middle of the field.

‘The Club will be putting out benches this weekend for anybody to sit on and enjoy the fresh air and views. The benches will be properly spaced apart.’

‘It should be noted that currently there are no hand washing facilities available at the ground.’

‘For your information, the English Cricket Board have recommended that all recreational and local cricket is suspended until further notice.  Clearly we do not know how long that might be and this could have implications on the Club’s income.  We are confident however of getting through this with the help of all.’

David Beck, Chairman Horley Cricket Club (0785 2998172)

Horley Sets up Coronavirus Help Group

Judy Duck with her mask

How You Can Help or Ask for it During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Following on from the ‘Be A Good Neighbour In Horley‘ notification sent on Monday, we now have our own ‘Horley Coronavirus Liaison Group’ comprising Glenys Kyle , Alison Tite , Di and David Marriott.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone is looked after during this difficult time, especially if they are self isolating and need help.

We will be coordinating those groups (Ladies Guild, MHT, etc) along with individuals who are offering support and those requiring  assistance. If you would like to help or require it,  please contact

We also want to keep people  aware of the current government policy ie

  • Social distancing for all especially for those over seventy, vulnerable or pregnant  
  • Wash those hands with soap, frequently, for 20 seconds
  • Isolation for fourteen days should any family unit member exhibit symptoms ie a new continuous cough or high temperature
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when you sneeze (not your hand)

NOTE – We will not be providing individual or collective medical advice. 

In the meantime should you come across people whilst out walking who don’t want to stop and chat remember it is not because they want to ignore you it is because they are practicing ‘Social Distancing’!

Covid-19 – Be A Good Neighbour in Horley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best wishes

John Tite, Chairman of Horley Parish Council’

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

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

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

Let’s keep Horley looking fabulous!