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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’.

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.

Activity Review – thehorleyviews 2015

Below are some excerpts from a report based on the activity statistics in 2015 for our village site thehorleyviews.com :

In 2015, there were 175 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 220 posts.

The busiest day of the year was October 5th with 185 views, with the most popular post that day was Wow That’s A Lot of Apples!.

Thehorleyviews was viewed about 17,000 times in 2015. There were 336 pictures uploaded, averaging about 6 pictures per week.

Most visitors came from United Kingdom with the United States & Bahrain not far behind, from a total of 63 countries.

The most-viewed pages where:

1 Calendar

2 Planning

3 Parish Council Meetings

4 2015 Midsummer Night’s Dream

5 Notice Board


Click here to see the complete report.

Have You Checked the Notice Board Lately?

Did you know that we post notices that are sent to our Parish Council that we think might be of interest?  See the Parish Council, Notices page here for everything from fund raising walks, superfast broadband to changes to the Oxfordshire Mobile Library.

Mobile Library Visit Poster

January – See What’s Up ……….


You may have noticed the daylight hours are increasing, snow drops are glistening and next week is the last one in January… yay spring is in sight! What you may not have noticed is more pages, posts, and things on the “right side” that have been added to thehorleyviews website, so here is a summary of what is new:


Village Calendar showing all the events that you have notified us of. If you would like to include more just email us at horleyviews@outlook.com.  See this weeks two remaining events: Parish Council Meeting – 22nd January and the Burns Supper – 24th January

Horley Village with links to a history of Horley as show in this British history report  and a wiki entry for Horley. Also a link to the map of the  Horley Circular Walk with  information about the village as well as the fields that connect us to Horton. We will be adding a village map and house index, and more photo “views” of Horley. Again if you would like see or share anything you can add comments below or email horleyviews@outlook.com

ONE NEW *Form* under about:

Simply add your comments via Contact Us

ONE NEW *Post* on the Parish Council Notice Board

  • See if you are eligible for free loft and cavity insulation?
  • Also see Broadband in Oxfordshire,  the Electoral Review of Cherwell  and the Winter Awareness campaign.


Recent Comments showing our 1st comment on the sighting of men in yellow coat with fibre cable on Wroxton Lane just as we posted the notice about  faster broadband coming to Horley.

Views – we added some more photographic “views” of Horley to the galley, if you would like to share any of yours new or old please email them to horleyviews@outlook.com

*Other Links*:

Regards Di and Debra

Fibre Broadband in Oxfordshire…..coming to Horley in 2015…


A letter has been received from our local MP the Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry updating us on the provision of fibre broadband in Oxfordshire.

To check the date of the expected delivery of this service to your property go  the postcode map on the Better For Oxfordshire website and put in your postcode.

Also visit the Parish Council Noticeboard to see the letter and other notices.

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