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We reach over 12,500 local people each week in the Horley Surrey and Gatwick area.
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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, 28-30 January
What birds can we see in January in our gardens? How is wildlife doing in and around Horley, Charlwood, Gatwick, Smallfield, etc.? The RSPB would love to know. You can click here for more info and take part.
Discussions on the future of Horley
Potential projects and interventions have been put forward by local people and businesses along with the independent advisers. These are being managed by ThinkingPlace for Horley Town Council. You are invited to take part in these ongoing discussions that will take place online on:
Tuesday 1st February, 10 to 12 Noon
Wednesday 2nd February, 1 to 3PM
Thursday 3rd February 4 to 6PM
Press Release: Horley Town Council – Precept for 2022/23
Horley Town Council have published a press release on the precept, budgets and more on their website. It’s great to see the developments our Town Council manage for our community.
St Catherine’s Hospice are in the process of building a new Hospice at Pease Pottage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A New Year Walking Resolution
Ramblers Wellbeing Walks YMCA East Surrey is keen to invite you to take part in one of our walks in the Horley area.
We want to give you the opportunity to enjoy your area and make new friends, while improving your health. The benefits are numerous, improving weight management, balance and coordination and mental wellbeing; it can reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, osteoporosis and certain cancers.
Our Birchwood Acres walk in Horley is accessible, not strenuous and led by trained walk leaders. Make it your resolution for 2022 to come along on the fourth Thursday of every month and put the date in your calendar. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day (10 minutes before the walk starts). You will be well supported and, best of all, you can enjoy some refreshments at the end!
Birchwood Acres (Grade 1 walk)
Fourth Thursday of the month | 14:00 | 50 mins
Meet at: The Farmhouse Pub, Ladbroke Road, Langshott, Horley, RH6 8PB (can be reached by taking the number 20 bus)
Please get in touch to find out more:
T: 01737 779979
The new Horley Health Hub
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 is then planned for use as a repair cafe.
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.
Keyless car theft warning from Surrey police
The Reigate & Banstead Beat of Surrey Police have warned of a significant increase of keyless car theft. They advise that there are ways you can prevent it, including popping your keys (and the spare set!) into a signal blocking pouch/Faraday pouch.
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.
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.
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.
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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