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Christmas Lights raising funds for St Catherine’s Hospice – postponed because of last weekend’s storm until Sunday 5th December
Every year Geoff Easterbrook and friends raise money for St. Catherine’s Hospice by putting up a magnificent display of Christmas lights and asking for donations which are collected in their charity box. The big ‘Switch-On’ is now on Sunday 5th December at 6pm at Goldcrest Close Horley RH6 8HG.
Admission is free. There are cakes and refreshments, a lucky-dip and lots more to enjoy. Bring the whole family along. All proceeds got to St. Catherine’s Hospice.
Horley’s Christmas card delivery service provided by 1st & 2nd Horley Scouts
Horley Scouts have been running Scout Post for 33 years and in this time have delivered well over 75,000 Christmas cards or around 8 cards to every household in Horley! Back in 1988 it cost just 5p to send a christmas card with us, we now charge 25p which is still 41p cheaper than a second class stamp.
Our postboxes have been looking a little worn so this year we have given them a much needed revampled and they are looking bright and shiny. We also launched the website this year to help us track postboxes and the progress of cards as they are being delivered.
The Archway Theatre production of the 39 Steps
8 to 11th and 15 to 18th December.
The Archway Theatre – The Vicar of Dibley
3rd to 6th & 10th to 13th November 2021.
Dealing with suspicious emails, phone calls and text messages
This government website tells you how to spot the most obvious signs of a scam, and what to do if you’ve already responded.
Sad news – Chris Hancock, the landlord of the Bull Pub in Horley Row has died
This message has been sent by Carol Fenton, Head of Leisure, Horley Town Council (17/10/21):
“It is with the greatest sadness to inform you that Chris Hancock has passed away from a heart attack early Saturday morning.
I’m sure that many of you will know Chris as the much-loved Landlord of the Bull Pub, also a regular participant in our Horley in Bloom competitions. The Town Council was also very appreciative when Chris recently allowed a defibrillator to be placed on the outside of the Pub, for use by anyone who might need it.
Chris will be sorely missed by many people throughout Horley and our thoughts are of course with his family at this incredibly sad time.”
Carol Fenton, Head of Leisure
Threat to our local Green Belt
Concerns are being raised about an increase in Green Belt land that is proposed for housing in Hookwood. We have not been able to find out much about this but Mole Valley District Council have a draft local plan which includes this use of Green Belt land.
If anyone can supply more information please contact us.
Below are some links for further information:
Play the St Catherine’s Hospice Lottery
Since the St Catherine’s Hospice lottery began, members have helped raise over £14 million to provide expert care for terminally ill people and their families and friends across Sussex and Surrey, and every week the lottery contributes more than £17,000 towards hospice care so it’s pretty special! Click here to play, help others and be in a chance to win.
Birchwood Volunteer Health Champions
Birchwood Medical Practice in Horley have launched this new health initiative. Visit their Facebook page to find out more.
The team at Horley Online have designed these T-shirts to help us raise money for Greenpeace Surrey.
Choose your size and colour. All profits go to Greenpeace. Click here to see our full range of men and women’s clothing.
Funding is available from Surrey County Council for 2021/22 to help residents, voluntary and community organisations
Each Surrey county councillor has £5,000 funding for 2021/22 to help residents, voluntary and community organisations deliver activities that benefit local people in their neighbourhoods.
This funding is known as Members’ Community Allocation.
Members’ Community Allocation (MCA) funding can be used for one-off activities that cost just a few pounds, alternatively it can contribute to projects that cost much more. The funding is flexibly designed to help with costs that can range from purchasing sports equipment for local clubs, to the creation of websites to reach more residents.
Online applications for funding can be made from 4 June 2021 until 31 January 2022.
Walking for Health – Volunteer Walk leaders wanted
This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who enjoys walking and has time to lead or assist on one of our many walks in Reigate & Banstead and Tandridge. Our walks are offered 6 mornings a week (Monday – Friday, and Sunday) and range in length from 30 – 90 minutes. Positions are available for volunteers who can commit on a weekly or twice monthly basis. The role comes with a degree of flexibility.
We welcome interest from people who are friendly, welcoming and reliable. You would ideally work with other leaders to provide a safe walk by leading, “middle marking” or “back marking” during the walk. Walk leaders need to be observant and sensitive to the needs of others. We are currently recruiting in the Horley and Earlswood areas.
Please get in touch to find out more:
Post your job vacancies for free on the Horley Online jobs page
Watch out for fraudsters
If you want to avoid fraud scams it’s worth regularly checking out the Action Fraud website.
Events for Christmas are being planned in the Horley area. Please click here to send us your announcements.
Horley Christmas Fair – Saturday 11th December
10am – 5pm. Stall holders are welcome.
The Horley Association of Traders are glad to announce that the Christmas Fair in Horley Town Centre will be back this year!
Also at Horley Library
On the same day as the Horley Christmas Fair Horley Library will be open for an all-day Christmas Crafts, Christmas Treasure Hunt, colouring event and more.
Santa is coming to Westvale, Horley on the 12th December.
He is also visiting other parts of Horley. More info to follow soon. Well done Horley Lions. They do a brilliant job.
Help shape the future of Horley!
There are lots of things going on in and about Horley, but together we can do more! Share your views on what matters to you locally and help us shape the future of Horley.
Surrey County Council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, working closely with Horley Town Council, have commissioned place specialists ThinkingPlace to work on developing an updated, bold and ambitious long-term story for Horley.
Why are we asking?
We want to talk about raising the profile and the image of Horley. This will underpin plans forcreating more jobs, attracting investment to the area and supporting existing businesses.
We want to work with you to develop an updated bold and ambitious long term story for Horley. Please help us by sharing ideas you have for the future of Horley.
This is about:
- Making Horley a better place to live
- Creating a place that people want to visit, to spend time and money
- Improving skills and creating jobs
- Making an environment where businesses choose to locate, stay and grow
- Improving Horley town Centre
- Defining and celebrating what makes Horley special
- Recovering from Covid-19
If you would like to get involved, please register for one of the sessions to secure your place as numbers are limited.Monday 6th December, 5.30 – 7.00pm, Tuesday 7th December, 9.30 – 11.00am.
If you are unable to attend one of these in-person events then they are also running a virtual session on Wednesday 8th December at 2pm.
You can register for a workshop here.
The facilities at the new Horley Health Hub are coming on well
With the help of some wonderful volunteers the refurbishment of this outbuilding at the Horley Health Hub is almost complete. Work benches will soon be installed. It will then be ready for use as a repair cafe.
It’s good to see new businesses in Horley Town Centre
This new optician has recently arrived. We have all sorts of interesting shops and services in Horley. If you can support them during the Christmas period please do.
Little Kinston Caribbean Takeway in Horley
Another new business to open in Horley is Little Kinston, a Caribbean takeaway. They are based at the Horley Cricket Club and are open Tuesdays through to Saturdays 11:00 til 21:00. Check out their website to see their full menu.
Horley Health Hub Community Space & Garden
Horley Health Hub is part of the community garden space based in Horley Town Centre. This is a new venture that have been helped by a wonderful group of volunteers that recently helped clear the garden area. We will post more info soon on the hub and the services it offers.
Thriving with Nature Funding available in Horley
Surrey County Council is offering grants of up to £10,000 for creative community projects that are nature-based, improve health & wellbeing and are based in Horley. Grants must be spent by March 2022. Application deadline 22 October.
YMCA Horley Young People and Family Centre
YMCA East Surrey runs the Horley Young People and Family Centre on behalf of Surrey County Council. They are located at The Old Fire Station on Albert Road, at the heart of the Horley community and are a ‘one-stop-shop’ for children, young people and their families. They provide advice, information, family support, courses, activities and much more.
For more information, please visit the Horley Family Centre website.
Plastic Recycling at Tesco
Tesco Gatwick are now offering soft plastic recycling. You can recycle the following soft plastics:
Any plastic bag
Food & per pouches
The recycling unit is currently located in the entrance foyer.
Hookwood Memorial Hall
Hookwood Memorial Hall are now able to accept bookings for your family gatherings and parties. Spacious main hall, kitchen, large car park, Wifi, toilets, air-conditioning and heating, tables and chairs are all included in the hire rates. Availability is going fast, but they have extended their diary up until the end of December 2022, so please email Rachel, Booking Secretary for further details email@example.com
Surrey Libraries IT Helpline
Surrey Libraries IT Helpline is here for you! Surrey Libraries IT Help Team – helping you navigate the digital world! Don’t be shy – grab the phone and speak with us! 0300 200 1008 (Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-12 midday). If you prefer, then email: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a member of library staff to contact you. If you need support using computers, tablets and smartphones, Surrey Library Service can help with: • Setting up an account with your favourite supermarket and other online shopping • Saving a photo or contact details to your contact list, sending an attachment in an email • Ordering your prescription online • Downloading library ebooks, emagazines and eaudiobooks. • How to keep in touch with your relatives online, and how to use Whatsapp, Skype, Facetime, Zoom. Our service is delivered over the internet by library staff. It’s confidential, safe, and free, and if you are an absolute beginner, we will help you to develop your digital skills.
Revive and Re-use.
The Revive Shop at the Earlswood Recycling and Waste Centre has lots of bikes for sale. It also has all sorts of other items people have donated to be reused.
Our local Revive Shop sell pre-owned items for the home and garden, reducing waste and supporting local charities. Check out their Facebook page for more info.
Single Use Plastic Strategy for Surrey.
A task group has been set up by the Surrey Environment Partnership, made up of Surrey County Council and the 11 district and borough councils. It is working together to find ways to reduce the amount of single-use plastics used in council buildings and to help Surrey residents reduce how much they use. You can read the single-use plastics strategy here.
Did you know that Surrey and Sussex NHS offer a range of apprenticeships as well as local jobs at East Surrey Hospital? Visit their website for more info.
We have listed four local minor injuries units on the Horley Online health page.
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.
Over 10,250 local people ‘Like’ the Horley Town Facebook page.
Go there now and join in the local conversation.
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