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HanFEST THIS Saturday 15th at 11-5pm & 6pm BBQ

Celebrating farming, local produce & rural village traditions

……. with kids activities, live folk music during throughout the day (Folklaw in the evening), best in show, pony and trap rides, plants, food & drink, village tea room, arts & crafts

HanFEST Saturday 15th 11-5pm & 6pm BBQ get your tickets online or at the gate …

Book your evening tickets online & get day passes free! WWW.HANFEST.CO.UK


HanFest Food & Craft Markets – Gets Folked Up – You’re Invited

Another Hanfest just over the road in our sister village Hanwell with a few folk from Horley and Horton! The 3H’s now have music and crafts to add to our gardening collaborations. What a creative community we have here in our little corner of North Oxfordshire, hope to see you there. Deb

See http://www.hanfest.co.uk for more details ……..


Start your Christmas shopping early at HanFestive Food & Craft Market at St Peter’s Church Hanwell – Free Entry –

Saturday 26 November at  11am – 5pm and Sunday 27 November 11am – 4pm

AND for one night only Hanwell gets folked up and you are invited to the Folk Night & Supper

Saturday 26 November at 7:30pm – Adults £10, Child (7 – 16 years) £5 – Price of the ticket a tasty hot meal & of course a night of live entertainment!

Get ready for a fiery jig! Brimstone’ folk band performs live and will get you up for a fiery jig!  Plus ‘Horwell’ local folk group performs.

Dancing • Food & Craft Stalls • Bar with local beers!


See http://www.hanfest.co.uk for more details ……..


Scout Camp Seeking Accommodation – August Bank Holiday

Can you provide B&B for Scouting Festival on August Bank Holiday?


I am writing out of the blue to ask for your help to pass on a request to fellow villagers in Horley, or to put this information on the village notice board, or if the timing works, to advertise in the Horley Views Magazine.

I am part of a team of volunteers that organises an annual family/community festival at the Horley Scout Campsite over the August Bank Holiday weekend.  We have around 300 people camping on the site.  BUT there are always a very small number of people who do not camp.  This can be for all kinds of reasons.  Until now they have not been able to participate as the hotel in Wroxton is prohibitively expensive especially as most of the time is spent at the campsite. We have found a couple of people letting rooms in Hornton  but that is just a little further away ideally we would like to find some accommodation within walking distance of the campsite.

We wondered if there would be residents in Horley who would be willing to let out a room over this bank holiday.  It would be great if that could include access to basic breakfast facilities (tea/coffee, cereal and toast for example) no elaborate or cooked breakfast would be expected. In Hornton we are being charged between £40-50 per room per night. But, if there are Horley residents interested in this we can negotiate everything to reach a mutual agreement.

If anyone is interested in this, they should contact me, Steve Miller by email steve@svmassociates.co.uk or 07941 813 619.

Many thanks

Steve Miller

+44 (0)20 8883 7453

+44 (0)7941 813 619

142 Pembroke Road, London, N10 2JD. 


Mike Patching – High Sheriff Award

Mike Patching is recognised for his outstanding contributions to the local community

Untitled_21038740314_lMike is to be awarded Oxfordshire’s High Sheriff Award in recognition of his significant and lasting contribution to community life in Horley and with schools in the local area.

The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire issues awards each year to people who have made a difference  to their community over many years, and whose contribution has not been recognised in some other formal way.

The Parish Council put Mike’s name forward for this award for his valuable work over the years. Some of the many activities and projects includes:

  • Chairing the Michael Hardinge Trust , and the overall management of the Old School with all the fund raising and community efforts that this Horley Charity provides under Mike’s stewardship. These included the Summer BBQ with live music, the Children’s Concert, Summer Games, nature competitions and many more child centred events and activities.
  • Working with local schools to provide educational visits and trips about nature and the countryside for children both in  school and around Horley. Also assisting in cycling proficiency testing amongst other things.
  • Supporting Horley Footlights, where Mike has helped on and off stage in all aspects on putting on a production.
  • Support for the Cricket Club keeping the pitch in peak condition for summer matches and maintaining their mowing equipment and organising the annual Children’s Games there.
  • Providing regular updates in the Horley Views magazine  on the Michael Hardinge Trust and a features on nature and the countryside every season.
  • Contributions to the team that created the Horley Circular Walk.
  • Support for the Church and Ladies Guild in organising the Summer Fetes and Christmas Markets, Chamber Music Festivals and Barn Dances, as well involvement in special projects such as the Bells Restoration and other community efforts to ensure the use of our very special Grade 1 listed church St Etheldredas.

The office of High Sheriff is a ceremonial role involving a mix of charitable and community functions. It is the oldest secular office in the country outside of the monarchy but without the extensive powers it used to have. It is unfunded, voluntary and non political. The current High Sheriff 2015/16 is Tom Birch Reynardson. There will be a formal award ceremony in Oxford on 29 February which Mike will attend.

Congratulations Mike, very well deserved and thank you for all your efforts over the years;  it is very much appreciated. We hope you will share your pictures of the ceremony and what this award means to you and Sue.

More On Horley Fest Friday 21st …..

image1 (1)Friday 21st August – Camping pitching from 2:00, Live on the Frog stage, Oil Slick Fire and guests from 7:00pm. Saturday 22nd August – Kids fun and games from 1:00pm, Live on the Frog stage Big Ballosh and guests from 5:00pm, Camp fire at 12:00. Plus Bouncy castle, giant volley ball, 140ft water slide, sumo wrestling, Beach bar, BBQ and Love Shack disco … all for just £5

What’s on – 1st June

Our Summer Fete is on the Saturday after next (13th June) and the “ladies of guild” will be coming around the village to collect for donations. So go on have a cleansing sort out of your cupboards and places you store stuff for any raffle prizes, bottles and food for the tombola, plants,  and bric-a-brac.

Meanwhile back to this coming week we have the following in our calendar : playgroup, brownies, zumba, (NO YOGA), cricket nets and match, cinema, bingo, bell ringing and at Hanfest a two day art exhibition and evening concert….. and all in our little corner of North Oxfordshire

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Ironstone Chamber Music Festival – Horley 27th September

There’s still time to book tickets for the Ironstone Chamber Music Festival at Deddington, Kings Sutton or right here in Horley.

Come and hear Internationally Famous Musicians play for you at one or more of the above venues.

  • Friday September 26th 7:30 pm at Deddington
  • Saturday September 27th 12:30 pm at Kings Sutton
  • Saturday September 27th 6:30 pm at Horley

Mozart, Janacek, Brahms, Beethoven, Glazunov and Dvorak – all for your delight!

Tickets £15 per concert (£35 for all three) and Horley children go free thanks to Michael Hardinge Trust!

email : howelltessa@ hotmail.co.uk           Ironstone Concert A5 Leaflet 20142

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And There Was A Secret Horley Fest

Horley Fest 2014

Horley Fest 2014 …………….who knew we had such a event going on in our mist.

Live music and disco from the pop up frog stage, beach bar and BBQ hut, Games, 140ft water slide, sumo suit wrestling, camping, camp fire and all happening in a field in Wroxton Lane!

Also see Carlie’s post from last year……