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Join the Horley Chamber of Commerce by the 28th February and get £50 off new membership.
Chamber members will be listed in the new printed directory which will be distributed to 22,000 homes and businesses in the Horley and Gatwick area.
Please support this application by the Horley History Society.
Surrey County Council have announced a new fund for grants. Horley Local History Society have accumulated a huge collection of historic archives relating to our town which are presently stored in poor conditions in a variety of locations. They desperately need to raise about £20,000 to construct a small building in which to house the collection in a dry and safe environment. They plan to make these archives available for searches by anyone researching Horley’s history. Please help the application for funding by following this link and indicating your support. https://yourfundsurreymap.commonplace.is/comments/5fbe43f1ba810563c8ad1e96
A new Employment Hub is launched
Reigate and Banstead have launched a new employment hub to help to help our community discover more about local employers and job opportunities. It’s called Reigate & Banstead Works. Visit their website to find out more.
We also have the Horley Online jobs page where job vacancies can be posted for free.
Think BIG! ‘Your Fund Surrey’ is a great opportunity for Horley to create inspiring projects.
What does our local community need? Surrey County Council have launched their £100m ‘Your Fund Surrey’. Think BIG! Speak to your neighbours and community groups about how you can deliver exciting, inspiring and ‘place-changing’ projects together.
The need for low-cost advertising as our local businesses plan for the future.
The team behind Horley Online and Horley Town Facebook are working closely with our Chamber of Commerce to create low-cost marketing opportunities for our local businesses as they plan to come out of lockdown.
We are a skilled team that:
• creates online advertising
• produces merchandising and branded clothing
• builds websites
• prints and distributes leaflets and flyers
. . . and much more.
Please keep supporting this appeal for laptops for disadvantaged children in Horley
If you have a working laptop that originally came with Windows 7, 8 or 10 which you’d like to donate then email: email@example.com
The appeal so far has seen computers donated to Manorfield, Meath Green Junior, Burstow and Langshott School.
Read more . . .
Horley Local History Society
Horley Local History Society are now holding their monthly meetings via Zoom. Normally they meet at Horley Methodist Church on the 4th Thursday of every month. More information is on their excellent website where you can see some wonderful early photographs of Horley: www.horleyhistory.org.uk.
HORLEY CARNIVAL 2021 IS CANCELLED
A message from Mike George, Chairman, Horley Carnival Committee:
“At a recent meeting of the Carnival Committee a decision was taken, with great reluctance, to cancel this year’s Horley Carnival.
An option to look at holding the Carnival on different dates was considered as was a change to the format of the event such as not holding a parade. Neither were considered appropriate and the latter was thought to change the established character of the Carnival, which over the years has proven to be the most popular part of the day.
In the end we were very worried about the ongoing COVID pandemic and the ability to maintain guidance on things such as social spacing, which could still be in effect come the Summer.
We appreciate this decision will come as a great disappointment to many, but the welfare of our residents is paramount in these difficult times.
We are in contact with the arena and other acts that we rolled over from last year to attend next year’s Carnival which will take place on Saturday, 18th June 2022.
We look forward to seeing you all in June 2022!”
Murder on the SS Archway – ‘Archway At Home’ from January to March 2021.
Murder on the SS Archway
The Archway Theatre are proud to present ‘Murder on the SS Archway’, an evening of whodunnit
entertainment. This is in the classic murder-mystery style with a cast of nefarious ne’er do wells,
almost anyone of whom could be the culprit. Can you spot the clues to who committed the murder
aboard the luxury cruise ship the SS Archway?
Visit the Archway Theatre website More info on the box office page. Please support our wonderful local theatre as they tackle this difficult time.
The Chequers Hotel transforms into The Four Points Hotel
The former hotel The Chequers will reopen this coming February as The Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, London Gatwick. We will post more info in the new year.
Revitalising Horley Town Centre
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council have announced four projects to help revitalise Horley Town Centre. The projects were given the go-ahead on 17 September 2020 by the Council’s Executive.
- redevelop the High Street car park to provide new homes
- make public space improvements to the High Street
- refurbish the subway between the High Street and Station Approach
- install pay-on-exit car parking at the Victoria Road and Central car parks.
Watch out for fraudsters
If you want to avoid fraud scams it’s worth regularly checking out the Action Fraud website.
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.
Police Scam Warning
The police have warned that scammers are sending text messages to take advantage of unsuspecting members of the public.
Never click on links that are included in a text message or an email unless you are 100% sure it is verified.
Below is an example of the type of text message that the police have supplied.
Meath Green Lane, advance warning, road closure
Surrey County Council have advised that Meath Green Lane will be closed from Horley Row to Poynes Road on Thursday 11th March, between 8am and 5 pm.to allow for road surface dressing.
Shakespeare for you from the Archway Theatre
Our Archway Theatre is doing a great job producing wonderful productions during lockdown.
The Chalk Hills Bakery fresh bread kiosk is open on Saturday’s in Horley
Yes, you can pick up fresh bread, coffee, sandwiches, cakes and more from the bakery kiosk at the Gatwick Metro Centre in Horley.
Find them at: 16 Gatwick Metro Centre, Horley, Surrey RH6 9GA
Please note, this kiosk is for take away only.
Public Health England have developed a support campaign to help deal with stress and anxiety during this COVID crisis.
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.
From Oakwood School to successful musician
It’s great to see how students from Horley’s Oakwood School have gone on to some interesting careers. Check out musician Jamie Amos. He is now an established writer, producer and musician.
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.
Oakwood School congratulates two of their students
Congratulations Beau and Abigail! You are @OakwoodHorley‘s first students to achieve a Bronze DofE Award! Brilliant achievement!
Helping our environment.
At Horley Online we are pulling together information that will help our community strive to adopt an environmentally friendly lifestyle and improve our ability to reduce our negative impact on the environment. One example is Sussex Green Living which has a range of interesting initiatives.
Visit our environment page to see the links we have compiled to date.
Emilia’s Clothing Boutique in Horley will pay for your parking.
If you spend £20 in their shop they will pay for your parking. This offer will run until the end of the year. Take a picture of your ticket and the amount will be taken off your purchase.
All of our local shops and businesses are doing all they can to be innovative and survive so please support them wherever you can.
Hookwood Memorial Hall is open for business as usual.
They can book children’s parties, family gatherings, baby showers, afternoon teas, conferences and many more events. They are fully compliant with government guidelines and details of any restrictions will be given upon your enquiry, but they are back and ready to assist with your requests. There are a few regular weekly slots left too. Viewings are available via appointment.
Please contact Rachel on 07935300631 or email email@example.com
Horley Town Council’s commitment to our environment
In December 2019, Horley Town Council declared a climate emergency. Part of this commitment is to do everything in the Council’s power to make the Council’s activities net-zero carbon by 2030 and achieve 100% clean electricity consumption across the Council’s facilities by 2025. To read the full details click here.
Horley Online has been a long-term supporter of Greenpeace. Below is their recent video on ‘What is a Green Economy’.
We have listed four local minor injuries units on the Horley Online health page.
Bag of Dungeon – A fantasy adventure board game created by a team based in Horley
Tim Sharville is the designer of this game. He works from his studio in Crystal Palace and also here in Horley.
- A complete fantasy board game in a bag!… in a box
- Randomly generated each time, no two games are the same
- Play solo, as a team or against each other
- Easy-to-follow rules, perfect for beginners or advanced players
- Classic Sword & Sorcery – 2nd Edition.
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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