Horley Open Gardens Day Sunday June 30th

Roses around a mullion window

It’s Festival of Open Gardens in Horley on Sunday 30th June between 2 – 6 pm.

Visit 7 different gardens, enjoy a cup of tea and piece of cake on the way. Pick up a plant in the plant sale and enjoy seeing the fruits of hard labour by some of Horley’s keen gardeners. Maybe you can pick up an idea or two for your own plot!

Entry is £5.00 (under 16s go free). All money raised will be donated to the Katharine House Hospice. (Sorry no dogs).

See below for map and information or contact Anne Owen at anneowen123@btinternet.com.

Horley Country Garden and Food Fayre Sat June 15th

In order to make this year’s summer fete as successful as possible please could you donate any of the following:

  • Bottles of wine or spirits or other prizes for tombola
  • Tools for the new Garden and DIY stall
  • Toys and children’s books
  • Homemade pickles and jams
  • Cakes – which are best delivered to the Old School on the day

Members of the Ladies Guild will be coming round to collect donations during week commencing June 2nd. All proceeds will go to supporting St Etheldredas church.

See below for attractions. Please note there is no dog show this year.

SERENATA in the Church Next Sunday

We are pleased to announce the return of


A vocal group of 8 unaccompanied singers from Nottingham, including our own Chris Howell.

They will perform arrangements of mostly lighter music such as Spirituals, Madrigals & Folk-songs.

  • Date: Sunday June 2nd
  • Time: 6.00 pm
  • Place: St. Etheldreda’s Church, Horley
  • Free entry with retiring collection for Church Funds
  • Bar

Progressive Dinner Around Horley – 22nd June

Get Booked in for the social event of the summer on Saturday June 22nd!

We will start our evening at the Red Lion pub, where each couple will be told who in Horley will be hosting them (and two other couples) for their first course. Off we go…!

Once we have a first course and a drink or two under our belts, our first hosts send each pair to different hosts, for their main course. And then the same again, for pud. So, during the evening we each eat, drink and laugh with about 20 people – old friends and new – before regrouping in the pub.

This isn’t just for couples. Singles come too, and together we have a great evening. The cost? A bottle of wine and twenty pounds per person. It’s a bargain – and the money we raise helps to fund our village church.

If you would like to come please email: Glenys_Stacey@hotmail.com or else ring: 01295 738951

Horley Yoga Group

Feeling in need of some mind and body relaxation therapy?

Then come along to the Horley Yoga Group which meets at 6.30pm on Wednesday evenings at the Old School.

It is £6 per session and mats are available to borrow. 5000 years of yoga devotees can’t be wrong!

For more information see here or call Julie on 01295 738898.


Have your say at the Annual Parish Meeting on Thursday

This is your opportunity to let your Parish councillors know what you think at the Annual Parish Meeting on Thursday May 16th at 7.30 at the Old School.

This meeting (which follows on from the AGM at 7.00, see below), is intended to provide an opportunity to let you all know what is going on.

There will be reports from the Council and other local groups and organisations, like the Cricket Club and Michael Hardinge Trust. If anyone would like to have a specific topic added to the agenda, please email the Parish Clerk, David Marriott on horleyparishclerk@btinternet.com.

This is an open meeting at which you are invited to raise any issues of concern. It’s your opportunity to tell the Parish Council what you think they could do for the village.

The agenda is:

  • Introduction of Parish Councillors
  • Michael Hardinge Trust Annual Report 
  • Cricket Club – David Beck to report
  • Parochial Church Council – David Kyle to report
  • Ladies Guild
  • Parish Council – Chairman of the Parish Council to report
  • Assets of Community Value (see here for more information)
  • Any other business – Any questions or issues raised by members of the public

See the full agenda here 19 05 16 annual parish meeting agenda

Annual General Meeting – Thursday May 16th 7:00 pm

The Parish Council AGM will start at 7:00pm in the Old School Hall. This meeting is also open to the public, but villagers will get the opportunity to ask questions later at the Annual Parish Meeting at 7.30pm (see above).

The AGM agenda is :

  • Apologies
  • Declaration of Interests
  • Nomination and election of the Chairman for the year
  • Nomination and election of the Vice-Chairman for the year
  • Allocation of responsibilities
  • Dates for Future meetings
  • Minutes of the meeting held on 18th April 2019
  • Matters Arising
  • Annual Audit
  • Date of next meeting
  • Any other urgent business  

See the full agenda here 19 05 16 AGM agenda