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Horley’s Coronavirus Support Group Update

Your Weekly Update

With the easing of lockdown restrictions this week we welcome the opening of garden centres albeit with appropriate social distancing measures, so now we can all really get on with work in our gardens!

This is being helped by Caroline’s plant stall which has the  raised over £500 now which is a fantastic effort. This money will be going towards the church fund and the local hospitals where our sewing bees have been making the scrubs and knitted hearts which have been so gratefully received.


As we will be unable to hold an ‘Open Gardens’ event this year, maybe people would like to send pictures of their gardens so we can appreciate the beauty of nature at our fingertips. These 2 pictures are of Horley’s Mr McGregor’s garden!

If you would like to share your garden – please send photos to horleyviews@outlook.com.

Upcyling for the NHS!

Diane Raper has made over over 80 scrub bags for local health centres and Tracey Parsons has completed another set 6 sets of scrubs – can anyone identify their bed linen in these pictures!

Masks – the government for England says:

  • People should aim to wear face coverings on public transport and in some shops
  • Also in other “enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible and they come into contact with others that they do not normally meet”
  • “Social distancing” means staying more than two metres away from someone
  • Face coverings should be worn and not surgical masks or respirators which should be left for healthcare staff and other workers who need them

You will have seen in a previous post that our industrious sewing bees, Tracey and Sue Ashdown, are still making masks for people in the village – if you would like one please please email Tracey Parsons giving your name and address.

And finally… we still believe that no-one in the village is suffering from Covid 19. Please do let us know if your personal situation changes, and remember, our volunteers are here to help those in need and self isolating. Here are the contact details for the group:

email: horleycsg@gmail.com, or call 01295 738334 or 07872 930030. 

Stay safe (and alert!)  and, as ever, keep washing your hands!

Di Marriott

Horley’s Coronavirus Support Group Update

Your Weekly Update

This lockdown week brought us VE Day commemorations across the UK. Although celebrations could not be as exuberant as we would have wished here in Horley, there were still signs of remembrance on a sunny Friday in the village. Judy Duck was fully kitted out in uniform, including a gas mask (not for Covid 19 this time!) and the Red Lion, (our new favourite takeaway facility!), was bedecked with Union Jacks and bunting.

Scrubs made with 💙

Another fantastic selection of scrubs made by Horley’s NHS sewing bee – Tracey Parsons. They include a very fetching pair of blue gingham bottoms made from a once much cherished sleeping sack which backpacked around Australia with it’s ex owner back in the day!

As well as scrubs there have also been knitted hearts and scrub bags all of which have been packaged up and sent to the Warwick hospital.

If you would like to join the NHS knit and stitch effort please contact Jane Huskisson (text or call 07984 685127) who will be able to give you all the details.

Plants For You

Caroline’s plant stall continues to flourish and will continue to do so for the next few weeks with contributions from neighbours and others in the village of perennials, tomato and courgette plants etc. So far Caroline has received £400, which has included donations from people who have received masks from  our accomplished Horley sewing bees.

And finally… we still believe that no-one in the village is suffering from Covid 19. Please do let us know if your personal situation changes, and remember, our volunteers are here to help those in need and self isolating. Here are the contact details for the group:

email: horleycsg@gmail.com, or call 01295 738334 or 07872 930030. 

Stay safe and, as ever, keep washing your hands!

Di Marriott

VE Day 8th May 2080

Advance Notice of Significant Event in 2020

8 May 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VE day, the day in 1945 when the second world war in Europe finally came to an end.  The armed forces charity, SSAFA, are planning activities to mark the occasion, and are encouraging members of the public and community groups to become involved.  They have written to Horley Parish Council asking for the Council’s assistance in publicising the event.

SSAFA are asking for church bells to be rung at 7.00pm on Friday the the 8th, and that church services of commemoration be held on Sunday the 10th.  In between they encourage communities to celebrate the anniversary through parties and other such community events.  If anyone is interested in becoming involved, or organising a community event, they are recommended to visit the SSAFA website set up for this anniversary at www.veday.org.

More information from the SSAFA can also be seen in 19-10-17-ve-day-letter