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St Catherine’s Hospice seeks community’s support
Claire Irving, Chief Executive at St. Catherine’s Hospice has an urgent appeal during this difficult time. Read more . . .
During this isolation period we are compiling some links that will help keep you amused, maybe start a new hobby, or just entertain the kids. Click here to see if there is something for you.
Horley Foodbank is reopening (29/3/20):
(They have posted this message)
Our opening hours will be Wednesday 12.30 to 2.30 and Friday 2 to 4 and we will be operating from the back halls of Horley Methodist Church, Victoria Road. Clients should access us via the car park entrance.
If you need to contact us about food donations or require our bank details please use the contact form on our website.
Free cat boarding for NHS workers, police and those in need.
If anyone in the NHS, police or those in difficulty are having problems looking after their cat/s the Five Star Cat Hotel in Horley are offering boarding free of charge. Give them a call on 01342 842400.
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.
Horley Town Football Club are seeking help.
Vandals recently damaged the turnstiles at Horley Town Football Club. The club has set up a donation page to help raise the £2000 needed. If you would like to help please visit this page.
Horley Lions do a great deal to support our local charities. They have sent this message (22/3/20):
“Horley Lions recognise that for some who live alone, this period will prove to be very testing, but you are never alone and certainly please keep watching our Facebook page as we now intend to display a range of general knowledge question on a daily basis designed to test the grey matter. They have certainly tested mine but it has been interesting searching out the answers. There are no prizes, but the satisfaction of getting the questions right should be a tonic and in my case a miracle!! The answers to each set of questions will be displayed about 2 days after the questions are set.
Please do not forget to look out for the vulnerable and elderly in your area, by pulling together we can make a difference.Remember to follow the Horley Lions Facebook page for more postings.
Hookwood Memorial Hall
Hookwood Memorial Hall is temporarily closed, however, our booking lines are still open for future enquires. Check out our facilities on our website.
Horley St George’s Day Fair and the VE Day celebrations have been cancelled.
Mike George, Chairman of the Horley Carnival has sent this message:
“It with great regret that, in line with current government guidance in respect of the coronavirus on public meetings/mass gatherings, the decision has been taken to cancel this years Horley Carnival.
I am sure this will be a great disappointment to many residents and local organisations but we consider their health and wellbeing to be paramount.
In these uncertain times it was considered best to cancel entirely for this year rather than try and re-schedule for later in the year.
The committee will be contacting all parties who were going to participate, or had expressed an interest in doing so, in this years event.
Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at next years carnival.”
Our local theatre The Archway Theatre, in the centre of Horley, is closed during the COVID-19 crisis.
Horley Library is closed until further notice.
We have listed four local minor injuries units on the Horley Online health page.
OUR LOCAL POLICE CRIME REPORT
Click on the link below to see a map and information about the police crime reports for Horley and the surrounding area.
Corona Virus, COVID-19, useful links:
This is a fast-changing situation. The links below are are intended to help you get advice and information. We check the links every day and will update where we can.
Horley Town Council have links with local information.
Reigate & Banstead Council have a page with information on their services during this crisis, volunteering and how to get help.
Government advice for business.
Self employed: Info on Government Employment and Support Allowance.
Universal Credit: This website has a guide to how Universal Credit is calculated.
Raven Housing Trust have COVID-19 information to help their customers with tenancy issues, people who rent, those over 70, those in sheltered housing and more.
If you are interested in volunteering it is recommended that you register with Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead.
Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead is coordinating and supporting volunteers, linking them with local organisations that need help.
To protect the vulnerable people in our community, they need to ensure this is managed carefully and that the necessary safeguarding checks are made.
GoodSAM is the platform powering the on boarding and deployment of the Volunteers for the NHS and RVS during the Coronavirus crisis.
There is also a GoodSAM Alerter app so that if you witness an emergency or need to get help quickly, you can just open tha app, press the Call for Help button and activate both the emergency services and your nearest first-aider.
The Mortgage Advice Bureau in Horley is ready to answer your questions.
The Mortgage Advice Bureau has opened a dedicated Mortgage Information Support Line to help and answer any questions you have. Call 02035 107766.
Mortgage Advice Bureau – 26 High Street, RH6 7BB, Horley.
HORLEY & DISTRICT U3A Monthly Meeting:
HORLEY & DISTRICT U3A
We are very sorry but, in-line with Government guidelines,
our monthly meetings and groups are cancelled.
Our aim is to reopen as soon as possible but, in the
meantime, please look on our website for current news.
Find out about the new Safe & Secure Grant
Reigate & Banstead Council have a new Safe & Secure Grant that provides up to £3000 of handy-person services free to eligible residents. There are also grants for disabled facilities and a handy-person service. Click here to find out more.
Our local recycling.
Click on the link below to see what happens at the recycling centres.
Visit the Reigate & Banstead page on what can go into the recycling containers.
Recycling, Revive & Re-use
At our local recycling centre at Earlswood you can donate pre-owned items from your home or garden to be re-sold at their Revive Re-use Shop. This really helps reduce waste. It also helps support local charities.
This video shows a recycling plant in Surrey. The sound is rather low but it is informative. Click here.
Horley Online is a community website for Horley and the Gatwick area.
Horley Online is a social enterprise run by local people for the community of Horley, Burstow, Charlwood, Copthorne, Earlswood, Gatwick, Hookwood, Horne, Outwood, Salfords and Smallfield.
We have no affiliation to any political parties or local or borough councils.
Our aim is to provide support and information for our local community.
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.
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Susy Radio is our partner community radio station for Horley, Gatwick, Redhill, Reigate, Crawley and the surrounding villages. Established 1996.
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