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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.

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 …………….


  

 

 

What’s On – 8th June

buntingThe main event this week is the HORLEY VILLAGE SUMMER FETE it takes place this Saturday, June 13. Come along and enjoy this wonderful annual event from 2 to 5pm, in the Old School and Church.

Raffle Prize Draw – first prize £100 cash, second prize a BMW for a weekend, there are stalls for Tombola, Plants, Bric-a-brac, homemade cakes, nice or nasty jam jars, water or wine, teas and many more.

(Donations of cakes and homemade produce please drop off on Saturday morning )

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What’s New – April

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Yes its April…..

Our small but perfectly formed community can now boast both an award winning pub and cricket club in our village, congratulations to both.

This is our 92nd post, 55 pages, over 6500 views and 211 followers in various forms: email, blog, Facebook and Twitter. So “thehorleyviews” has definitely gone social, with each media having different levels of interaction, and with Facebook being the most active.

So what’s in store now the clocks have gone forward?

The calendar is filling up with lots of events over Easter and beyond, hese are some of them:

MAUNDY THURSDAY (2nd April)– after the success of the Palm Sunday Pilgrimage, there will be another one this Thursday, starting at 1.15 at Hanwell Church, walkingonto Drayton and Wroxton with a traditional Maundy Thursday washing of feet service. There will then be a Passover meal along the lines of the Jewish Seder in Shenington at 6.30 in the Church Hall. Followed by a Eucharist service in the Church at 7.30. If you would like to come to any or all of this, you are very welcome, please let the Reverend Dr. Hugh White know on 01869 347889.

Litter Pick Saturday 11th April

Keep the Horton General – 16th April.

St George’s Beer Festival 23-26th April

Remember to get your name down for this years Progressive Dinner – 27th June

Just in case you missed what Lucy put in the Banbury Guardian:

SEWING CIRCLE – Do you enjoy sewing at home? Soft furnishings or dressmaking? Would you like to extend your skills or share them with like-minded people in Horley? A sewing circle has been suggested which would be held once a month/ fortnight in the Old school. The organisers are looking at numbers and feasibility at the moment. If you would like to express an interest, please let Sue Patching know on 730039.

CRICKET –Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the registration evening at the Old School last week. A great number of juniors have already signed up, please remember that last year the Cricket Club didn’t have enough places so if you haven’t joined but would like to, get your forms back to Judith Beck in Horley as soon as possible. The first cricket practice is on Tuesday April 28.

PALM SUNDAY PILGRIMAGE  was held last Sunday. Despite atrocious weather, a happy band of Pilgrims met in Alkerton for a short service and then made their way over to Hornton where they were served welcome refreshment at the Methodist Chapel. More joined on as the Pilgrimage continued to Horley where an eagerly received lunch was served up by Natasha in The Red Lion. Thoroughly refreshed, the pilgrims continued onto Hanwell with better weather in the afternoon. Many thanks to the Reverend Dr. Hugh White for organising this Pilgrimage. Despite the weather, everyone enjoyed the walk and especially the delicious lunch at the Red Lion.

DOG MESS – Dog mess is again becoming a problem in Horley, particularly on the bridleway off Hornton Lane heading eastwards as you go out of the village. Dog waste bags are available free of charge – please see Maureen Keenan in Lane Close. Everyone should pick up their dog waste – it is your responsibility! Let’s all keep the village clean, thank you.

BROWNIES – Hornton Brownies takes place every Monday evening from 5-6.30 in the Pavilion, Hornton. Liz Hirst needs more adult help, someone who she can call on occasionally and will look after the brownies. If you would be interested in helping please call Liz on 670125. Also if your child is interested in joining brownies, contact Liz because there are still places available.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – In the summer of 2015 A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being performed by children and adults of Horley. If your child would like to be in it please contact Tessa Howell as rehearsals are in full swing. To catch up with the practices going on at the moment, or missed rehearsals, contact Tessa on 738313.

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

Regards Di and Deb

New Season Cricket Update

View from Spring FieldIt is a beautiful day as I write of the season to come and soon we will be back at the Cricket ground for the summer. Cricket comes round very quickly after Christmas and our planning is well under way – machinery is being repaired thoughts are turning to our working party weekend on the 28-29 March and then the cricket season begins at the end of April.

At our AGM in November the club voted for Dave Taylor to remain as 1st Team Captain, Julian Wright stood down as 2nd Team Captain, and Mark Tubb was asked to take on the role having been vice for the past few years, Dave Eaton has taken over as Sunday Captain. Julian now takes on the role of Club Captain and we wish them all well for the coming season.

Our season starts on Saturday 25th April with both teams playing Cropredy home and away in friendly matches – the first team playing at home. The following Sunday May 3rd we play Great Tew in our first venture into the Village Cup – a knockout competition which ends up with a day at Lords for the finalists. We then host the England Deaf cricket team on the Monday 4th May, this is a great honour for the club and a day we are all looking forward to.

The League then starts in earnest on Saturday 9 May with the first team hosting Bicester & North Oxford at home and the second team travel to Didcot.

Our plans for the new pavilion are progressing and we will continue to keep you informed and updated when we are in a position to do so.

There will be lots more fund raising events this year ; Quiz night early in the season, Family games evening – normally the last day of the school year, Race night

All our events and fixtures are on our website www.horleycc.co.uk or via our Cricket Club page or in the calendar on our village website thehorleyviews.com  and we look forward to seeing you all soon when the weather is as bright as today but warmer!

Kind regards Judith Beck

Tel: 07816 134708 email: Judith_17@btinternet.com

HCCDates for the Diary

Friday 27th March – Meet & Greet Player registration 7.00 – 9.00, a very popular evening when we all catch up with each other over supper which this year will be Chilli – meat and vegetarian – the cost for the Supper is £5 per adult £3 per child. Registration will be for both Senior and Junior players more details will be on our website shortly.

Saturday & Sunday 28th & 29th March – Working weekend in association with Nat West who sponsor this event – anyone is welcome to come and help as we get the ground and pavilion ready for the summer – 11am onwards

 Monday 4th May – England ‘A’ hearing impaired squad – we are proud to be hosting this team for the day, this is a unique occasion and spectators are welcome to come and watch.

 Saturday 24th October – Dinner Dance at Bloxham School.