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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.)
Westvale Park Primary Academy and Nursery
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.
- redevelop the High Street car park to provide new homes
- make public space improvements to the High Street
- refurbish the subway between the High Street and Station Approach
- install pay-on-exit car parking at the Victoria Road and Central car parks.
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.
Chalk Hills Bakery
Chalk Hills Bakery is a wonderful artisan bakery based in Horley. It has a new Bakery Kiosk at 16 Gatwick Metro Centre, Horley, Surrey RH6 9GA. You can buy their bakery products direct from the bakery as well as great coffee, soup, sandwiches and a range of cold drinks. This shop is for take away only. However, they do also offer home delivery.
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.
Please support Julia as she takes to the skies for Sight for Surrey
Julia Treanor, a 36 year old Hearing Loss Advisor from Sight for Surrey, is confronting her fear and phobia of heights by strapping herself to the wing of a plane and soaring up into the sky to raise money for Sight for Surrey.
Julia, will be traveling in a Boeing Stearman biplane which will travel to heights of 700 feet at speeds of up to 135 miles per hour whilst performing steep turns, dives and zoom climbs. Julia who is Deaf and has worked for Sight for Surrey for 3 years is taking the level of ‘I’ll do anything for my job’ to a whole new height!”
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every poppy makes a difference to the lives of our Armed Forces community.
This year The Royal British Legion has worked with its members, staff, volunteers and partners to create a range of ways for people to get a poppy and show your support in 2020.
Like so many things this year, the Poppy Appeal has to adapt to the threat of Covid-19 and we are asking the public to support us like never before, because every poppy counts.
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.
COVID Symptom Study
This App is linked to Kings College London, St Bart’s Hospital and the NHS. You can contribute to this App and may find it useful.
This update on 22nd October, below, shows that there are an estimated 212 active cases in the Reigate & Banstead area. This is up by 45 in the last week.
If you want to contribute to this study and find out more click here.
A problem at Earlswood Lakes
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
The government guide for all types of businesses. Click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Horley Online is a community website for Horley in Surrey and the surrounding Gatwick area.
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Tune in now to Susy Radio.
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