Next Parish Council Meeting – Thursday April 12th

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30 on Thursday April 12th in the Old School Room. 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 email before the meeting. Whilst there is no absolute right to do this, the Chairman has the authority to permit it if he chooses to do so.

The Agenda Items comprise:

  • Apologies for absence
  • Declaration of Interests
  • Minutes of the meeting held on 1st April 2018
  • Matters arising
  • Finance
    • 2017/18 Budget Monitoring Report to March 2018
    • Annual Audit
  • Land adjoining the Old Council Houses, Wroxton Lane
  • Planning Report 
  • Applications for charitable donations
  • Highway Matters and Kerbing at Church Lane
  • Community Composting Scheme
  • Play Area
  • Reports from external organisations
  • Date of next meetings :
    • Annual Parish Meeting: Thursday May 17th 2018 at 7.00
    • Annual General Meeting; Thursday May 17th 2018 at 7.30
  • Any other urgent business 

For full details of items and reports see 18 04 12 agenda

Experience the magic of Lambing at Your Local Farm!

Lambing at Hadsham Farm open to the public: 24th March-15th April 2018

Every spring we lamb 250 ewes in our barns, before turning some 400 lambs and their mothers out onto the new grass in our rolling meadows when the weather warms up.

For the second year in a row, we are opening the farm gates to the public to allow them to see what happens – from birth right through to the lambs’ first steps out on the fresh spring grass.

There are goats and pigs too!

All refreshments in aid of charity (Air ambulance, Catherine house, Horley church).

Click Hadsham Farm for more information or visit Hadsham Farm Facebook Page.

Parish Council Elections

‘An election of Members of Horley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 3 May, along with other local elections. The notice published by Cherwell District Council’s returning officer (see Notice Board) contains further information. Anyone wishing to stand in the parish council election can obtain a copy of the nomination papers from David Marriott, Clerk to the Council, at Park House, Horley, telephone 07872 930030. The papers have to be deposited with the returning officer by 4pm on 6 April in order to be accepted as a candidate.

If anyone wishes to find out more about what is involved in being a Member of the Council, please call David Marriott who will be happy to explain. If there are no more than seven candidates for the election, they will be elected unopposed, and there will be no poll on 3 May.’

David Marriott 

A Big Thank-You to the Hardy Litter Pickers!

 ‘The Parish Council would like to convey their thanks to all the hardy souls who turned out last Saturday morning to carry out the annual litter pick. It is noticeable how much tidier the verges are now, and an impressive pile of rubbish was collected on what was a bitterly cold morning. Well done and thank you everyone.’

David Marriott, Horley Parish Clerk

Hornton Lane To Be Closed: 9 – 13 April

Repairs to take place to Hornton Lane

Oxfordshire County Council have made arrangements to carry out some repairs to Hornton Lane, between Lane Close and Church Lane.  The works are scheduled to take place between 9 and 13 April, and a road closure will be in force to enable the works to be carried out safely.

In practice, it is expected that the closure will only apply between 9.30am and 3.30pm, and that access will be maintained to frontages.  However, diversion signs will be in place.

Annual Village Litter Pick is this Saturday March 17th

 Join the annual spring clean and help keep our village litter free!

The annual village litter pick will take place at 10.00 on the morning of Saturday 17 March.  Let’s make sure the village is clean and tidy when spring finally arrives!

Would volunteers please gather in front of the Red Lion. Protective gloves, picking equipment and sacks will be provided by Cherwell District Council.

Let’s keep Horley looking beautiful!