‘Wonderful Villages’ Photo Competition

A great chance to win £1000 for the Village Hall as well as £500 for the photographer!

If you love living in Horley, like taking pictures, and would like to win some money for yourself and the community then why don’t you go ahead and enter the ‘Wonderful Villages’ competition?

The theme is ‘Village Life’, requiring a photo which captures the essence of ‘community’ rather than the prettiness or photographic skill. There is no entry fee and no restriction on the number of entries. Closing date is 15th March so get snapping! See poster below for further information. Details and rules are available at  ‘Wonderful Villages’ .

Next Parish Council Meeting is on Thursday January 16th

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30 on Thursday January 16th 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 horleyparishclerk@btinternet.com 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 17th October
  • Matters arising
  • Finance
    • 2019/20 budget monitoring report to 31st December 2019
    • Draft Budget for 2020/21
  • Parking issues at Wroxton Lane
  • Verges
  • Planning Report
  • Assets of Community Value
  • Applications for charitable and other donations
  • Reports from External Organisations
  • High Sheriff Award Scheme
  • Date of next meeting : Thursday 16th April 2020 – 7.30 pm
  • Any other urgent business 

For full details of items and reports see 20 01 16 agenda

Anyone like to give this Fir Tree a Home?

Caroline Pearce would like to know:

‘Can anyone help us find a home for this lovely Fir tree. It has out grown its container and we would like to plant it somewhere so that it can continue to grow and thrive.

Do you have a corner in your garden or field that you would be willing to offer to rehome this splendid tree.’

Please contact Caroline on caz_40@btinternet.com


‘Knit and Stitch’ Restarts This Thursday

‘Knit & Stitch’ starts again this Thursday (9th January)  at 7pm in the Old School Room and continues every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. All crafts including Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry, Embroidery etc. are welcome.

The main project, which is ongoing, is the re-furnishing of the  Kneelers from the church. Two are almost finished and one is yet to be started. If there is anyone out there who enjoys tapestry work and would like to help with the project please come along.

Cost is £2 per session. Click here For more information and pictures.

Any questions, please contact Sue Patching on 01295 730039.

Next MHT Talk is by the Royal Navy Presentation Team

The Royal Navy Presentation Team will be giving the first MHT talk of the year in the Old School on Friday February 7th at 7.30. Tickets are £5 and available by calling 01295 730039.

Please try to book in good time and no tickets will be sold on the door.

Horley’s ‘Progressive Drinks Sunday’ is on Feb 2nd

‘Progressive Drinks Sunday’ to start at 12.00 on Sunday Feb 2nd at the Red Lion Pub

‘Back by popular demand, we are delighted that the second Horley Progressive Drinks Sunday event will be run this year on Sunday 2ndFebruary. We do hope you will be able to join us, to start an otherwise unpopular month with a bit of a bash.

We will start at noon at the Red Lion pub, and then over a period of about two hours, we each progress to three different hosts in the village. You will enjoy wine and/or non-alcoholic drinks at each venue, and plenty of nibbles and finger food as well. So, over a period of about two hours, we each eat, drink and laugh with lots of other people – old friends and new.

This isn’t just for couples. Singles come too, and together we beat off any winter blues. The cost? Twelve pounds each. It’s a bargain – and any money we raise helps to fund our village church.

If you want to come, please get in touch: Glenys_Stacey@hotmail.com  or call 01295 738951.’