Horsell Residents' Association

A member of the Horsell, Surrey and Woking communities

About Horsell Residents' Association

Horsell Residents' Association was formed in 1965 as a non-political group open to all adult residents of Horsell. It exists as "the independent voice of Horsell" to:

1. promote, uphold and protect the interests of residents in matters that affect Horsell and its environs.

2. bring those matters to the notice of relevant bodies and accordingly keep its members informed.

3. support and promote social and benevolent activities for the general benefit of Horsell residents

Horsell Residents' Association upholds these aims activities including: publishing the quarterly magazine - The Resident - delivered by volunteers to all households; organising a Horsell Village Show and also through support of Horsell' community action team the Second Thursday Club.

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Hints and tips on making flowerpot creations

Need some hints and tips and help on how to make flowerpot creations?

Look at the document on the Horsell Residents Association website for inspiration from past flowerpot festivals and step by step guides on how to make flower pot creations.

See the document at:

Need flowerpots to make a flowerpot creation?

We've got quite a few!!

Email if you need some flowerpots.

New this year we also have old hosepipe you can cut up to make spacers for flowerpots in arms, legs etc!

Horsell Garden Safari Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2022

11.00am to 5.00pm (12.00 noon start on Sunday).

This year is the 20th Horsell Garden Safari with a range of gardens open. All gardens will have a Seymour's Placard outside indicating the house participation in the Safari.

Refreshments are available at a number of gardens.

All funds raised go to local charities.

Plant sales

There may be plants for sale in some gardens.


£8.00 adults, covers both days, accompanied under 14s free.

How to get event passports

From Premier Horsell, Seymours Estate Agents, Lisa Jones and the Horsell Framing Shops, all in Horsell High Street, or by contacting the organisers directly.

Number of gardens

Approximately 20 gardens will be open, but the total may vary from day to day - please contact the organisers if you need exact numbers.

Contact the organisers


Flowerpot Festival returns from 28 May - starting early for the Jubilee!

It's the school holidays so lots of time to make some flowerpot creations for the jubilee!

They can be jubilee themed or anything you like to decorate Horsell and make everyone smile.

To get your creations added to the map please email:

The map is here - it will grow as you add creations!

Big Lunch

See information above.

Platinum Jubilee celebrations - Monarch's Parade

Join in the fun!

Platinum Jubilee celebrations

For more information see:

Horsell Wednesday Weekly Walks @9:50am, Thursday evening walks @ 6:50pm

**Thursday evening walks continue @ 6:50pm from The Cricketers**

There will be walks on Wednesday mornings, always meeting at 9:50am on the green in front of The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch. There will be two groups, with one shorter and one longer walk.

Everyone is welcome to join these walks. We usually finish at one of the village pubs and enjoy a chat and a drink. We all enjoy the exercise and fresh air, the friendly company and the lovely local scenery, whether walking on the common or the canal.

We will very much welcome leaders; please let me know. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. This is a voluntary group and you walk at your own risk… which should be minimal.

We walk as a group of friends would walk together.

For further information: Email Caroline ;

Horsell Monthly Litter Pick, Saturday 21 May @10am

Please meet at the usual place in Queen Elizabeth Gardens.

The litter pick will take place adhering to the government guidelines in place for Covid-19 at the time.

Can you help the Basingstoke Canal?

The Basingstoke Canal is a fantastic local amenity, and is frequently enjoyed by walkers, anglers, canoeists, boaters and many others. It is a site of both rich history and scientific interest due to its extensive wildlife and nature. During these difficult times it has been interesting to see a significant increase in the number of people who have been using the canal for exercise and relaxation.

However there is a real threat to the canal. The owners of the Canal (Surrey and Hampshire Councils) already have severe budget constraints and realistically this tightening of budgets is likely to get worse. The result is that the maintenance and upkeep of the Canal will continue to deteriorate with the real ultimate risk that the canal could fall into disuse.

The Canal Society was formed back in the 60s when the Basingstoke Canal Society campaigned to restore the previously derelict canal and after 25 years work and the help of the councils, it was opened in 1991. Since then the Society has actively campaigned to help maintain and protect the canal. If you would like to find out more about them please visit: Given the ongoing council budget cuts, any help towards maintaining the canal and raising awareness is crucial, now more than ever. The Basingstoke Canal Society need your help to raise money, support projects and maintenance through membership, volunteering, donations and trips on their boats (Covid permitting).

The Basingstoke Canal Society is doing all it can to protect the canal but welcomes any help you can give them. So what can you do?

  • make as many as possible aware of the challenges they face
  • join the Basingstoke Canal Society and see the opportunities for volunteering and social events plus get regular updates. Individual membership is available at £15 and family membership at £20 p/a. To join online please visit
  • perhaps booking a trip on their 50 seater Trip boat based at Odiham or their smaller boat “Kitty” based at Woking. You can book on a public trip or charter the boat exclusively for a group (they are planning Covid ‘compliant’ trips)
  • help towards the up keep of the canal by joining one of their work parties
  • crewing one of their trip boats based at Odiham or Woking.
There is a real risk that if nothing is done the canal will return to the derelict overgrown state it was in back in the 60’s so please help to keep the canal alive.