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The shops in Horley, the pubs (outdoor), shops, gyms and hairdressers will reopen on Monday 12th.
Good luck to all the businesses in the Horley area that are allowed to reopen on Monday. Support our local businesses where you can.
Horley Walkie Talkies
We are starting a feature on keeping fit and walking groups in our area. Horley Walkie Talkies is a group for everyone in and around Horley. Visit their Facebook page to find out more.
Local Elections 6th May
Voters in Reigate and Banstead will go to the polls for the Surrey County Council, Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner and Reigate & Banstead Borough Council elections. You can find out more including postal and proxy voting information here.
Refer a friend to the Mortgage Advice Bureau in Horley and earn £50
The Mortgage Advice Bureau is situated in Horley Town Centre. They offer advice on remortgaging, first-time buyers, moving home, insurance and more.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
Now we can all get free rapid Covid-19 tests to help protect each other.
Warning about Oak Tree Processionary Moths
Horley Town Council have reported that unfortunately Oak Tree Processionary moths have been spotted in our local area. The caterpillars of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) are pests of oak trees, and a hazard to human and animal health. OPM was first accidentally introduced to England in 2005, and is subject to a government-led programme of survey and control to minimise its population, spread and impacts.
The Forest Commission have produced an information leaflet. DO NOT:
- touch or go near caterpillars or nests
- let children or pets go near caterpillars or nests
- try to remove nests or caterpillars yourself
Report it to the Forest Commission e-mail it to email@example.com, or telephone 0300 067 4442
The Archway Theatre, Horley, latest lockdown production – Under Milk Wood
Their latest lockdown production is Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. This has been filmed by their members while observing lockdown restrictions.
You can purchase your copy now. You will be sent your link to view at 8am on 8th April. You can watch it any time between then and midnight on the 11th April.
Please support them if you can. The Archway will be back as soon as permitted.
The National Greyhound Homing Centre is fast approaching completion.
They will soon welcome their first greyhounds into their ‘half-way house’. Visitors, will be able to offer them their ‘forever home’.
The Centre is located at Peeks Brook Lane, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9SX. It welcomes volunteers who wish to support the greyhounds. If you are interested in offering your skills, knowledge or experience to help raise funds for the National Greyhound Homing Centre please visit their website.
YMCA East Surrey signs five-year lease to run the Horley Family and Youth Centre
YMCA East Surrey signed a five-year lease in January to take over the Horley Family and Youth Centre in Albert Road, Horley on behalf of Surrey County Council. The main purpose of the YMCA’s involvement will be to create a ‘one stop shop’ for children, young people and their families in the heart of the Horley community. For more information, please visit their website.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Post your job vacancies for free on the Horley Online jobs 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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