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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:
Chalk Hills Bakery is open again on Saturday in Horley
Chalk Hills Bakery, our local artisan baker is open again on Saturday mornings from 8am to 2pm – every Saturday – and weekdays too!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Little Red Riding Hood – The Archway Theatre
Thu 7th October 2021 – Sat 9th October 2021
Finally we present the long awaited Youth Workshop Production exploring the magical world of Roald Dahl. A double bill of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and a musical version of The Revolting Rhyme Little Red Riding Hood.
As far as possible the casting will remain the same, although some of us have grown quite a lot in a year! The youth workshop have remained active throughout the lockdowns and are ready to take to the stage again!
Birchwood Volunteer Health Champions
Birchwood Medical Practice in Horley have launched this new health initiative. Visit their Facebook page to find out more.
After-school football sessions in Redhill run by FA Level licensed coach. Check out the YMCA Horley Young People and Family Centre Facebook page.
The new season at Smallfield Raceway is underway. Check out their Facebook page.
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:
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.
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.
Redhill and Reigate’s first Big Green Week
Community Sponsored Walk around the Acres to help restore the spire on one of Horley’s oldest buildings
This walk is to raise money to re-shingle and repair the spire, tower and roof of St Bartholomew’s Church.
Sunday 10th October, Trinity Oaks School, on the Acres (parking available). Starting at 2pm.
This will be an afternoon of fun and friendship and help preserve the church which has been at the centre of life in Horley since the 11th century.
If you can’t make the walk and would like to donate you can do so by clicking here.
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.
Free Online Event:
Musculoskeletal injuries in sporting children and adolescents
Sport plays an important part in a child’s development. It helps them develop physical skills, learn teamwork, make friends, and get exercise amongst other things. However because they are still growing they are more susceptible to sports injuries.During our free online event our Highly Specialist Physiotherapist, Malcolm Martin, will offer some useful tips and advice to help our budding athletes and answer any questions you may have.
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.
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.
Horley Bowls Club are just one of the local sports and social clubs listed on Horley Online.
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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