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Order home deliveries from Horley’s Chalk Hills Bakery

Our local artisan bakery, Chalk Hills Bakery, have an app that you can download from Google Play and Apple App Store for Click & Collect at the Shop in Reigate or Home Deliveries from the Bakery in Horley. The ultimate social distancing service for buying a loaf (or a coffee, or a sandwich, or cakes.)

Visit the Chalk Hills Bakery website.


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.

Click here to find out more.


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:  martin.saunders@horleysurrey-tc.gov.uk

The appeal so far has seen computers donated to Manorfield, Meath Green Junior, Burstow and Langshott School.
Read more . . .


Hookwood’s display of remembrance poppies

We are proud to show the wonderful display of poppies and silhouettes for Remembrance Day. Funded and organised by Hookwood Memorial Hall Trust and Hello Hookwood . These are situated along the Reigate Road leading up to the Hookwood Roundabout. Please do go and have a look.


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.

They are:

  1. redevelop the High Street car park to provide new homes
  2. make public space improvements to the High Street
  3. refurbish the subway between the High Street and Station Approach
  4. install pay-on-exit car parking at the Victoria Road and Central car parks.

Click here to read more.


No Remembrance Parade this year in Horley

The Royal British Legion have announced that unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no Horley Remembrance Parade or public Remembrance Service this year. 


Well done David Powell

A determined veteran has completed a self-imposed marathon challenge to walk the distance of Horley to the Menin Gate in Belgium to help his fellow comrades.

Horley’s daredevil mayor, David Powell – who has in recent years skydived and abseiled to support the Royal British Legion – has just finished the gruelling 165-mile walk after weeks of trekking laps of the town’s recreation ground in Brighton Road.

It took the 84-year-old five weeks, walking every day through blistering heatwaves and gale-force winds, to complete the epic journey. On Saturday, cllr Powell and his team of walkers, finished to applause from fellow servicemen and women and the borough’s mayor Rosemary Absalom.


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:  martin.saunders@horleysurrey-tc.gov.uk

The appeal so far has seen computers donated to Manorfield, Meath Green Junior, Burstow and Langshott School.
Read more . . .


Watch out for fraudsters

If you want to avoid fraud scams it’s worth regularly checking out the Action Fraud website.

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Horley Town Football Club

Check out the Fixtures Update on their website.
At the moment all games are to be played behind closed doors because of Covid 19 Guidance.

Horley Town Football Club 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: libraries@surreycc.gov.uk 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.


Recycling Centres

There will be a phased reopening of most of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRC) from Monday 11 May. Read more . . .


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.


Your thoughts on a commercial hub in Horley?

Recognising that the world of work is changing, and will continue to change either from job redundancies or home working, a proposal for a commercial hub in Horley Town Centre has been put forward. It is envisaged that the hub would provide, in the early stages, facilities such as a pop-up office for businesses or home workers, a pop-up-shop for local entrepreneurs, meeting rooms and support and mentoring for those looking to start up new businesses. All of these would come with telephone and internet facilities.

The Horley Chamber of Commerce is seeking feedback on this new venture. Click here to answer a few questions that will help this new initiative.


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.

Check out Emilia’s Clothing Boutique now.


Petrol thieves

This message came through:

“Just to make people aware there is someone out there stealing petrol . My daughter had the hose leading to the petrol tank cut . She was not aware until she went to put petrol in and it flooded out on the garage forecourt . This was from a driveway on Effingham Road.”


Hookwood Memorial Hall is open for business as usual.

Hookwood Memorial Hall for hire

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 bookingsecretary@hookwoodmemorialhall.co.uk


Online Photographic Competition. Open to the residents of Horley & Hookwood

Horley Town Council are holding an online Photographic Competition to show how local residents have been using the outdoor spaces in Horley during the 2020 Pandemic.  This is a one-off competition and for once isn’t just about flowers but also about how people have used local outdoor spaces, be it as a playground, gym, place of sanctuary or simply the views through their windows. In addition, you may have photos, showing how pets and wildlife have been behaving outdoors this year.  This competition will only be open to Horley & Hookwood residents and will be judged online, with prizes being awarded towards the end of this year.

Entry Form


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’.



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.

Working Safely
The government guide for all types of businesses. Click here.

NHS Overview and advice.

Government Kickstart Scheme for young people.

UK Government Advice.

UK Government Financial Advice.

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.

Surrey County Council Corona Virus Information and Advice page.

Financial help. This page by Money Saving Expert is giving a summary of various financial help. They also have excellent information on claiming benefits and redundancy help.

Government advice for business.

Government support package for innovative firms.

Government help and advice for your business.

Government guidance for employees, employers and businesses.

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.

To help their customers who will be financially affected by the pandemic they have set up a Raven Hardship Fund. For more info call 0300 123 3399.


Call 111 when it is less urgent than 999

We have listed four local minor injuries units on the Horley Online health page.

Click here to visit our health page.


LOCAL APPRENTICESHIPS
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.


Horley Online is a community website for Horley in Surrey and the surrounding Gatwick area.

Horley Online is a social enterprise run by local people for the people, businesses and services 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.

(Horley Online earns a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site. This helps us keep Horley Online – online! We keep these adverts to a minimum so that our visitors don’t find them a nuisance.)


Susy Radio is our partner community radio station for Horley, Gatwick, Redhill, Reigate, Crawley and the surrounding villages.
Established 1996.
Tune in now to Susy Radio.

Susy Radio, the local radio station for Horley in Surrey and the surrounding area

Click on the logo to listen live online.

Visit the Susy Radio website.


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