Dog Fouling – Please Pick Up!

Please Keep Horley Poo Free!

This is a reminder to all dog owners to ‘Pick Up the Poo’ after your pet. Whether you own a dog or not, dog poo affects everyone.

There seems to be more instances of dog fouling recently in the footpaths and lanes around Horley and there is no excuse given the number poo bins provided as well as the availability of poo bags from outside 10 Lane Close.

It’s simple to remember: just bag it and bin it! It’s against the law to not clear up after your dog, and you could face a fine of up to £1,000.

Your Parish Council Needs a Clerk

Horley Parish Council Needs a New Clerk

Horley Parish Council is looking for a new Clerk to take over in the New Year.  If you think you could find about five hours a week to undertake this interesting role, please see Clerk Advert.

Any necessary training will be provided, and if possible arrangements will be made for the new clerk to shadow the existing clerk, David Marriott, so that as smooth handover can be be made.

If you are interested please contact  David on  or call him on 07872 930030.

Win a Pet Portrait Photoshoot and Support BARKS

Photographer Jannine with her pet ferret

Win a pet portrait photoshoot – £5 to enter our BARKS competition

Do you live within 20 miles of Banbury – and do you fancy winning a professional photoshoot of you and your pet(s) for an entry fee of £5? Read on…

We’ve simplified the entry format for our first BARKS Pets in the Picture – Win a Pet Portrait contest. Below is the new link on our website. It takes five minutes to enter. There’s a winner and runner-up prize, each for a photoshoot for up to two humans and two pampered pets! the closing date for entries is next weekend, Saturday, 25 July:

Please do enter – it’s the finale to our StayCATion Appeal to bring in funds to keep BARKS going through the Covid crisis. BARKS is entirely run by volunteers and we save and rehome 300-350 animals per year.

Feel free to share this with your local pet-loving friends! More information from Chris Woodcock, Hornton on 01295 670795.

Chicken Missing in Lane Close

Anyone seen this chicken?

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

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

Many thanks’

Red Lion to Reopen on Saturday!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers, Dave

Parish Council Accounts Available for Inspection

The Horley Parish Council Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2020 have been published and are available for inspection. See 20 06 27-notice-of-public-rights.

In addition other financial documents relating to this period are available on the Parish Council Finance Page.

David Marriott, Horley Parish Clerk

Like to Join the Parish Council?

Would you like to become a councillor on Horley Parish Council and help make a difference to your community?

As a result of the resignation of Dame Glenys Kyle there is now a vacancy on Horley Parish Council.  Formal notice relating to this vacancy has been published by the Returning Officer at Cherwell District Council .

If you would you like to  represent our village and continue to help make Horley a great place to live please contact the Clerk, David Marriott on  Anyone who would like to find out more about what is involved is invited to call David on 07872 930030.

Horley Virtual Fete Raises Over £1,267.00

Flowers in the church porch

Caroline’s Plant Stall

Once again a very  big thank you to everyone who supported the Virtual Fete this year and in particular to Caroline for running the plant stall and the bakers for making the delicious cakes!

The money raised is £1,267.87 which is absolutely fantastic, and actually slightly more than  last year!

On behalf of the Ladies Guild £100 has been donated to each of Katherine House Hospice, Warwick Hospital and Horton Hospital.

A huge thank you again for supporting this year’s activities.