Well done to the Horley Association of Traders for the excellent Christmas Fair in Horley last Saturday.
The lights are up. Please support our local shops when out buying Christmas gifts.
The Christmas lights are on for Horley Friends of St Catherine's Hospice
1 Goldcrest Road, Horley RH6 8HG. These lights are always amazing and raise a lot of money for St Catherine's Hospice. Come along and see this amazing display.
Horley Singers Christmas Concert
Our afternoon Christmas Concert starts at 4.30pm on Sunday 16th December at Horley Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Horley RH6 7AS. Admission is free.
Come along to our afternoon Christmas Concert with a mixture of festive songs performed by the Horley Singers and congregational carols for everybody to join in. Admission is free and there will be a raffle and collection. Refreshments will be available at the interval. All proceeds will go to the Horley Food Bank.
Congratulations to one of Horley's Day Nurseries!
Fennies Day Nursery and Preschool in Horley has taken home the award for Nursery Indoor Learning Environment at this year’s Nursery Management Today Awards.
The nursery, which is rated Outstanding by Ofsted, was announced as the winner on Saturday 1st December at a coveted awards ceremony at London’s Hotel Metropole.
“We are overjoyed to have won the award for Nursery Indoor Learning Environment. The whole team has been so committed to providing the very best learning and development opportunities for the children so it was such a wonderful feeling to have this recognised. We are so very proud of our nursery and it cements what has been a brilliant year for the team.” Read more . . .
Hookwood Memorial Hall January and February Booking offer. Book any weekend event during Jan or Feb and receive 10% off. This can be anything from a child’s party, afternoon tea, evening disco or family gathering. Duration of booking must be 4 hours or more to receive the discount. Enquire about availability today with Rachel the Booking Secretary on 07935300631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Major disruption and diversions at the Kings Head traffic lights on the Balcombe Road, Horley from Monday 19th November for approximately five weeks.
Southern Gas Networks are carrying out essential maintenance on the gas network in Balcombe Road, Horley, to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area.
Work will start on Monday 19 November. They will be working in Balcombe Road at its junction with Station Road and Smallfield Road for approximately five weeks.
They will temporarily close both Station Road and Smallfield Road at the Balcombe Road junction. Traffic will not be able to enter or exit Station Road or Smallfield Road onto Balcombe Road for the duration of our project. Signed diversions will be in place for motorists.
Motorists travelling along Smallfield Road into Horley will be diverted via Smallfield (Redehall Lane) and the B2037 Antlands Lane to rejoin Balcombe Road. Access to Station Road will be maintained via Victoria Road. (See map below).
Horne Park Golf Club are taking Christmas bookings.
This beautifully maintained local 9 and 18 hole golf course is a great place for Christmas lunchtime bookings. local, friendly and free parking. Visit their website.
Horley Library - is on the move!
Horley Library is starting its move to Russell Square/Victoria Road.
Phase 1: 10th Oct to mid Jan - internal construction.
Phase 2: mid Jan to early of Feb - internal decorating / fit out.
Phase 3: Early Feb to mid Feb - installation of IT systems / books arriving.
This is an exciting move. Horley Library is one of the most used libraries in Surrey. Currently, we know very little about how the library will be set up. Libraries have changed and become great social spaces so we hope the new library will be innovative and become a centre-piece for the town. When we find out more we will post it here.
Over 1100 local people a week visit Horley Online.
It's your local community website - so let us know what's going on and we will publish it for you.
Contact us now.
If you live in the Meath Green Lane area . . .Road Closures.
SES Water are making major changes to the water mains in and around Meath Green Lane. To find out more and see their schedule of closures visit their website.
Christmas closures at Victoria Station plus the effect on the Gatwick Express.
At Christmas time platforms 9-19 at Victoria station will be closed from Sunday 23 December 2018 to Tuesday 01 January 2019. Most Southern trains will be rerouted to London Bridge. There will be no Gatwick Express trains but Southern and Thameslink services for Gatwick will run to and from other central London stations, including Blackfriars and London Bridge.
Sam Gyimah is our local Member of Parliament. To contact him:
Sam Gyimah on Twitter: @SamGyimah
Horley Resident's Forum allow our local community to raise matters of concern with our Town Council, Borough and County Councillors as well as the Joint Enforcement Team. The next meeting will be at the Albert Rooms, 92 Albert Road, Horley, 7pm.
- Monday 28th January 2019
We also list information on who to contact or complain to on our Report Local Problems page.
You can also find out more about who does what in our area, here.
Volunteers needed at Oakwood School.
On Tuesday 12th February 2019, Oakwood School is holding a careers event called ‘Kick-Start Your Career’ for Year 9 students to launch the start of their option choices.
The aim of the day is to support informed decision-making when choosing their GCSE subjects. One of the sessions for the students, aimed at broadening their knowledge of career opportunities, is a ‘speed-dating’ activity with interactive questions and answers between small groups of students and guests.
The students follow a programme of activities and we would welcome your support from approximately 9:30am to 12:30pm. The day does not require any preparation by yourself except a knowledge of entry qualifications and/or training opportunities in your profession. A light lunch will be provided.
Your help would be much appreciated as the students benefit from speaking to enthusiastic adults from a wide range of careers who are passionate about their work. If you feel either yourself or a colleague could attend, please contact me as soon as possible by returning the attached sheet. I will then send a detailed programme of the day nearer the time.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Please return the form marked for my attention to email@example.com I look forward to hearing from you.
We list four local minor injuries units on our health page.
Visit our Local Transport page to get info on local buses, trains and taxis.
It's FREE to post your job vacancies on Horley Online. Just click here and send us the details.
The Archway Theatre Christmas Panto.
The recent production of The Ladykillers was excellent. Lots of fun and so well acted and presented. Well done to everyone.
From 11th January the Archway Theatre Christmas panto will be Jack and the Beanstalk. Book your tickets now and support our local theatre.
Tracy at 'A Healing Touch' Christmas offers:
• Buy a gift voucher choose from £30, £45 and £60 and you will also get £5 voucher for yourself to use.
• Win a free massage, comment share and like my page winners announced 20th December.
• Get a massage, facial, nails for £60, 2 hours 30 mins treatment.
• Reflexology and massage £60, 2 hour treatment.
• Book a course of 10 treatments usually £450 save £150 = £300.
• Book 5 treatments get 1 free = £225.
Tracy is based in Horley. She also offers mobile massage in Surrey and Sussex.
Oakwood School Christmas Fair, Friday, 7 December from 3-6pm.
M23 Motorway Closures in early December.
We are sure most Horley residents and those in the surrounding area will have received a letter from Kier, the engineers managing the M23 closures, but in case you missed it here are the dates of the closure:
Closure will take place from Friday 7 December until Sunday 9 December. This will be between junction 8, the junction with the M25 and junction 10 Crawley.
St Francis' Church Christmas services.
Christmas Church Services at St Francis' Balcombe Road
Sunday 2nd December 10 am Family Service with donations of toys for Welcare
Sunday 16th December 6 pm Carols by Candlelight
join in with our Christmas choir for a service of carols and reflections, followed by seasonal refreshments.
Sunday 23rd December 6 pm Traditional Carol Service – join us for a traditional service of 9 Lessons and Carols by Candlelight followed by seasonal refreshments
Christmas Eve 24th Dec 4 pm Crib Service, 11.15 pm Festive Eucharist
Christmas Day 10 am Family Holy Communion.
Horley Sure Start Children's Centre - new programmes.
Healthy Start, Brighter Future. Starts Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 10.00-12.00.
Avoid the fraudsters
Recenty a local Horley resident reported a fraud by people pretending to be Bailiffs demanding an immediate payment. This was extremely disturbing for this person. If you think that you are being approached by a fraudster check out the Police ActionFraud website where you can report a fraud and also get guidance on the latest frauds and how to avoid them.
Please watch out for stolen tools.
One of the hard working young men of Horley has had a batch of his working tools stolen from his van. If anyone offers you anything like these on this list please take their vehicle number and contact the police on 0800 555 111 (100% anonymous - always).
Some of the tools include:
4x first fix paslode guns
2x second fix paslode guns
1x twist nailer paslode gun
1x Festool Plunge saw & rails set
1x Festool Jig saw
1x Festool Domino cutter
1x Festool extractor
1x 54v DeWalt skill saw
1x 18v Milwaukee skill saw
2x Milwaukee combi drills
2x Milwaukee impact drivers
1x Bosch plainer
& Makita bag full of valuable hand tools.
The new Horley Library is under construction opposite the Jack Fairman.
Let's hope this becomes a great community centre for the people of Horley. As soon as we know more about the way the new library will be set up we will let you know. Will there be exhibition space, what else will the new library offer?
St John Ambulance, Horley & Gatwick Unit is looking for volunteers to train to become Event First Aiders. Read more on the Horley Online jobs page.
Surrey County Council need to save £85m over the course of the next year - fears that some of Horley's important services will be cut.
This announcement has come Horley Children's Centre:
Some of you may know, Surrey County Council need to save £85m over the course of the next year - which means they have to make changes to some services - including Children's Centres. Cutting centres from 58 across Surrey to just 21 main centres in selected areas. Today sees the launch of public consultations on a range of services and they want to hear your views by Friday 4 January 2019 to help shape those services for the future.
Please take some time to read through this and share your thoughts & opinions - every single voice counts.
Line closures between Three Bridges and Brighton
The rail line to Brighton between Three Bridges and Brighton is undergoing major repair works to the tunnels, rail lines and stations over the next few months.
A calendar and more info can be found on the Brighton Main Line website.
Horley Library - has two author events in November - these are part of the Surrey Libraries - Body in the Library - Crime Festival.
It would be really great if you could put details of the two Horley author events on Horley online - as we would like lots of people to attend.
Thursday 22nd November
'Elly Griffiths on Tour'
Tickets £10 - Buy via the website or in the library
Thursday 29th November
William Shaw 'Why we're crazy about crime'
Tickets £5 - Buy via the website or in the library
HATs are holding the annual Christmas Fair in Horley on Saturday 8th December. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Horley's Archway Theatre
Horley Online is a community website for Horley and the Gatwick area.
Horley Online is a social enterprise run by local people for the community of
Horley, Burstow, Charlwood, Copthorne, Earlswood, Gatwick, Hookwood, Horne, Outwood, Salfords and Smallfield.
We have no affiliation to any political parties or local or borough councils.
Our aim is to provide support and information for our local community.
Why not join Horley Local History Society. We meet at 7.30 pm for an 8.00pm start on the 4th Thursday of each month (not August) at Horley Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Road to hear a talk about a subject of local or national historical interest. Membership is just £7 a year or £10 for couples. Parking at the rear of the Church. Refreshments available. Contact us via www:horleyhistory.org.uk
Visit the Horley Local History Society website. It has some fascinating info and photographs from Horley's past.
Over 8,900 local people 'Like' the Horley Town Facebook page. Go there now and join the local conversation.
Did you know that Surrey and Sussex NHS offer a range of apprenticeships as well as local jobs at East Surrey Hospital? Visit our jobs page for more info.
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I got home from work and the wife said - I'm very sorry dear, but the cat's eaten your dinner'.
I said 'Don't worry - I'll get you a new cat'.
In memory of the great Tommy Cooper.
Susy Radio is our partner community radio station for Horley, Gatwick, Redhill, Reigate, Crawley and the surrounding villages. Established 1996.
Tune in now to Susy Radio.
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