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New Thames Valley Alert App launched


New Thames Valley Alert App launched

This information has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police. Working in partnership to make our community safer

Thames Valley Police is delighted to announce that the Thames Valley Alert App has been launched and is free to download now https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/

The app, which is available on iPhone and Android, can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play and allows you to receive instant notifications to your phone on the latest policing alerts in your area (please note that you must enable push notifications to receive these).

The app can use GPS data to send you targeted messages according to your current geographical location and messaging preferences, sending you instant notifications to your mobile phone about specific information, warnings and advice relevant to that location.

The app offers a number of other features, including allowing you to quickly locate your closest police station, and also provides a feed of the latest Thames Valley-wide news on Twitter, so you’ll never miss those important Force-wide updates and breaking news. This facility is available on the app even if you do not have a Twitter account.

Please note that you do not have to download the app to get alerts; you can still choose to receive alerts via email, text or voicemail.  To download the app, visit the Apple store or Google Play and search ‘Thames Valley Alert’.

We Are A Digital Year Old – August 2015

The  Horley Views went digital with its first post  “And There Was A Secret Horley Fest” on 17th August 2014. Actually it was a repost of a blog that Carlie Lee wrote a year earlier about Horley Fest. Since then we have put up over 150 posts on the home page newsfeed (blog) and created 61 pages about Horley on the website. Most of the content has been provided by our villagers who organise the many groups and activities. THANK YOU for your efforts; you are the backbone of our small but perfectly formed community.

We Brits are not big on that “praise thang” however everyone that Di and I have spoken to about thehorleyviews.com have said that they really enjoy reading it. We also know that over 80 of you that follow via email and wordpress, as well as just over 200 on Facebook and Twitter. Some of you have told me they have book marked us as a favourite and check in regularly.

One of the reasons social media is so brilliant is that we can instantly see if the content is being looked at. There are stats for the number of views, visitors, whether they come direct or via another media. We can create graphs such this one below showing by country the 10, 500 views that, 9,500 as you would expect are in the UK.  We can be pretty sure on who is viewing in the US, France, Bahrain and those down under but who knew our little corner of North Oxfordshire was so global!THV global readership

Another aspect of social media that helps is the fact that we instantly share the posts with our twitter feed (@horleyviews) and Facebook page (horley.views). We also follow with other Horley groups such as the Horley Cricket Club site, or on facebook Horley Playgroup , these and many Other Links, Local Villages and Gastropubs as seen in the right column, be sure to scroll down.

We have a rising star in out midst as Judy has not only found fame on our website and Facebook pages but now even has her own twitter hashtag …. #SelfieWithJudy

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What started out as an online news feed for Horley Views Magazine has become a website for all our activities and where Horley Parish Council can openly share its information. We are also really pleased to be able to share some of our Pub’s successes and events – Dave and Natasha are really at the heart this village. But our boundaries don’t stop at the 30mph sign – we also have close ties with our neighbours especially Hornton and Hanwell, and families and friends who live there and nearby.

So what’s in store for our second digital year???

Well it’s up to you; it’s your resource and you can share whatever you would like, in whatever format. We would love to get more people involved and support any ideas you may have. You don’t have to understand the technology you just need to be passionate about something and want to share it.

It could be anything about Horley Life,  or something you are involved that would be of interest.  How about a living memory history of Horley? Photo Album? Country life and farming? A history group like Hornton?  Or a guess the baby photo competition , yes that right  I still have them from a village fete years ago! Let us know, Di & Deb …………….


  

 

 

Ironstone Chamber Music Festival – Horley Concerts

Friday 11th September at 7.30 pm, Saturday 12th September at 12.30 pm and Saturday 12th September at 7.30 pm, see full detail here www.ironstonechambermusic.com

All Dressed Up for the 4th July #SelfiesWithJudy

4th July selfy with JudyToday Judy is sporting her Independence Day attire, as shown here in this “selfie” picture with Judy.   

Thanks to Matt Brice @bricey25 from Horley Cricket Club @ who just tweeted it    .  

If you’d like to share a picture with Judy or any other photo’s of “Horley View”  you can either:

We would love to see them, along with any news you’d like to share with our small but perfectly formed community,

Thanks for sharing Di & Deb

@debraffox

 

 

See What’s New – March

IMG_2894Whaoooooooo #‎Spring  has sprung!!!

The daffs and tulips are budding up nicely, and although it’s still very cold the sun is bursting through so it feels promising. I absolutely love this time of year, you notice everything, each new bud and change. Just like our website which is really starting to bloom with over 50 pages, 75 published posts and all included in the calendar. We’ve included useful links, a photo gallery and now have 181 people following the posts by email, blog, twitter and facebook.

When I started the newsfeed (blog) last August I knew we needed something to include all the village activity in between the quarterly printed editions of Horley Views. Little did I know how it was going to take off, especially when I was joined by Di Marriott. Now with Di running our new village website we have one online place for all our latest news, upcoming events and information.

So What’s New for March……

*New Page*  for the  RED LION  also see the current and upcoming events:

  1. The Six Nations England Rugby matches up to 21st March
  2. Saint George’s Beer Festival from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 April, your chance to sample the 9 X Award Winning Real Ales both via Calendar. and on the Red lion page (scroll down)

*New Page* for the CHURCH with separate sub pages for:

  1. Ironstone Benefice – Lent Films- 2015 – Thursday nights from 26th February to 26th March
  2. Ironstone Chamber Music Festival 2015 – Dates are 11th, 12th and possibly 13th September

*New to * HORLEY GROUPS has new two additions Yoga Fusion  and HHH Gardening Club .

Plus the long awaited 2015 production from Horley Footlights with the latest news and dates (1st to 4th July)  A Midsummers Night Dream

The Latest News from Horley Footlights: msndAlthough we are still short of two men (anyone interested?), rehearsals for the summer production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” have started. So far, the fairies have learnt a dance and know what they are going to wear (!) and are now embarking on getting to grips with the music, under the inspired direction of David Kyle. The “Mechanicals” are practising being sillier than usual, and Oberon, Titania and Puck are already showing promise at being quixotic, feisty, and impish. At the time of writing, the Athenian Nobility have had one very productive rehearsal and I have high hopes for them– that is, if we can find the missing male lovers! Tessa Howell

HORLEY CORRESPONDENT  – remember you can see what Lucy sends into the Banbury Guardian each week by looking here on a Monday, plus activities outside the village that you might be interested in.

CALENDAR –  everything we are informed about (or notice) goes in it, remember to scroll down to find more information on the current and upcoming events like : Chipping Norton Literary Festival  April 23rd-26th being promoted by our very own Jenny Smith.

Want to share anything or have any suggestions just email us at horleyviews@outlook.com.

Regards Di and Deb

February – See What’s New

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A chilly February has set upon us ……. maybe I will get out a bit more in the garden? Or maybe not? Those below zero temperatures are not good for us fair weather gardeners. Anyway, there is not much you can do this time of year, well that’s my excuse.

So instead, I have been tending our website (with a lot of help from Di) and I am pleased to say that thanks to our contributors we are seeing some significant growth in the number of visitors and views.

If you keep informed by email or through social media you may have noticed the increasing volume of posts? What you may not have noticed are the updated and the new pages.

Here is a summary of “what’s new” on the rest of the site:

HORLEY GROUPS has two new pages  Cinema Club  and Village Lottery

PARISH COUNCIL are the latest meeting minutes and the latest on planning

HORLEY CORRESPONDENT (Lucy) has shared new events outside the village that you can attend:

  1. THE THREE H’S GARDENING CLUB – There was no meeting in January but the next is on Tuesday February 10 on Flowers of the Georgian Caucasus and there will be a slide show and talk, given by Peter Sheasby. The Gardening Club meet in Hornton Pavilion at 7.30 on the second Tuesday each month. All welcome.
  2. W.I. – The next meeting takes place next Feb 5 and it is a talk on the history of fragrance. The competition is a perfume bottle and members of the committee are encouraging everyone to enter if possible. The meeting is at 7.30 in the Chapel, Hornton.  All welcome, especially new members!
  3. WARRINER SCHOOL LAMBING WEEKEND – This weekend sees lambing in full swing at the Warriner school farm. The farm will be open to students, their families and members of the public between 2 and 4 on Saturday February 7 and Sunday February 8. Refreshments will be available including delicious home-made cakes. The Warriner Farm Shop will also be open so pop along to what is sure to be an exciting weekend.

See all these events in our Village Calendar , remember if you would like to share anything  just email us at horleyviews@outlook.com.

Regards Debra

Happy New Year – See What’s New …..

THREE NEW *PAGES* under Horley Groups:

Michael Hardinge Trust , do you know about all the educational grants that are available to children living in Horley and that there is a new one that you can apply for at age 18 to 25?

Horley Bell Ringers, learn about the multiple sequencing of the six bells in our church and what is coming up on the morning of Saturday 7th February.

Ladies Guild and the upcoming meet up on Monday 19th January 2015 at 19:45 in the School House.

ONE NEW *PAGE* under the Parish Council:

Notice Board where you will find the latest on our local area such as Broadband in Oxfordshire,  the Electoral Review of Cherwell  and the Winter Awareness campaign.

 TWO NEW LINKS – under *Other Links*:

Ironstone Churches Services check for the latest information

Cherwell Bin Collection check for blue, brown or green