Horsell Residents' Association

A member of the Horsell, Surrey Business, 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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Second Thursday Club - Join to keep up to date

Founded in August 2012 the Club builds on the spirit of goodwill and cooperation created during the very successful Horsell Jubilation festivities. Meetings, open to anyone who lives in or works in the village, are informal and held on the second Thursday of every month to discuss on-going projects and new ideas. ► Second Thursday Club projects include ❶ Horsell Calendar and notelets ❷ Horsell Christmas Fair ❸ Pares Woodland Gardens - Restoration of woodland ❹ Footpaths Group - ❺ Litter Pick

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Upcoming events


Latest posts

Village Open Forum - Friday 6 October

The annual village open forum provides an opportunity to catch up on local events and to get updates on other issues in the village. The update will this year be followed by a presentation from York Road Project which provides emergency and longer term accommodation for those experiencing homelessness in Woking. York Road Project were one of the recipients of funds raised by sales of the 2017 Horsell Village calendar.
06 Oct 2017 at 7:15pm
Horsell Village Hall
High Street
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Wells in Woking - 21 September - where science fiction took off

Posted on behalf of Wells In Woking
To mark the legacy of HG Wells in Woking, local residents have organised Wells in Woking Day on the 21st September 2017 organised by the Wells in Woking Community Association. Wells lived in Woking when he was at his most creative and productive, writing the famous “War of the Worlds” novel set on Horsell Common. Woking hosted a year-long set of celebrations in 2016, the 150th anniversary of his birth and 70th of his death.

The day events will culminate with a panel discussion with the sculptors of "The Martian" - Michael Condron and of HG Wells - Wesley Harland as well as a discussion with multi award winning independent filmmaker and producer and radio drama producer/director director Andrew Sewell (Dan Dare with Ed Stoppard, The Martian Chronicles with Derek Jacobi and Hayley Atwell, Blake's 7, IRobot) and writer Richard Kurti. Richard is a screenwriter and novelist whose film writing includes screenplay commissions for Universal, Warner Bros. Miramax, Working Title and Pathe. Television and Radio drama credits include Robin Hood (BBC One), Primeval (ITV), Wolfblood (CBBC), The Martian Chronicles (BBC Radio 4), I, Robot (BBC Radio 4) and Jungle Book (Audible)

These events and others relating to Wells can be found here

We shall be taking the opportunity throughout these events to raise funds for Diabetes UK, a cause close to Wells’s heart as he became a sufferer in later life.
21 Sep 2017

Horsell Music Festival - Saturday 21 October

Posted on behalf of Horsell Music Festival
Raising funds for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, tickets are now on sale for the Horsell Music Festival. The line up of local musicians who have generously agreed to perform is now confirmed :

  • Alex Hart - Classical guitarist
  • Hollie Tibbotts - Flautist
  • Alice Hoyle & Emiliy Dear - Singers
  • Max Pemberton - Pianist
  • Phil Coleman - Singer songwriter
  • First Dance Singers - Choir
  • No December - 5 piece rock band
Tickets are limited and available from the website of the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.
21 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm
until 21 Oct 2017 at 9:00pm
St Marys Church
Church Hill
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How to report fly-tipping & your responsibilities for waste disposal

Reporting fly-tipping

Fly tipping is a continuing issue on some roads in Horsell and on the edges of the village on Horsell Common. This week a fridge freezer was dumped on South Road actually on the highway. Please find details below on how to report fly tipping so that it is removed.

1. If a road is blocked and is impassable, report fly-tipping on the highway to Surrey County Council.

2. If waste is tipped in other areas in Horsell, report fly-tipping to Woking Borough Council.

Householder responsibilities for waste disposal

Surrey County Council have issued a reminder of householder responsibilities when having waste removed. Your waste is your responsibility - make sure your builder won’t fly-tip it. Find out more about what you can do to stamp out fly-tipping in Surrey - Visit

Woodland Action Team

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
The Woodland Action Team usually meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Meet in front of the Woodland, at the top of the hill behind the Village hall and Scout HQ.

We welcome all new volunteers, whether for woodland or footpath maintenance, or helping to tidy St Mary’s beautiful Churchyard. The work is physical, but just choose whatever jobs you can manage when you can manage.

Community work brings friendship, fitness and fulfilment.

This Saturday, the main jobs will include: Weeding, pruning and cutting back holly, planting foxgloves and checking for litter and glass.

Tools required: Shears, secateurs, loppers, fork, trowel, Garden spade wheelbarrow. (just what you can manage).

Clothing: gloves, boots, long sleeves (avoids nettle stings and bramble and holly scratches).

We provide refreshments and a sit down.
09 Sep 2017 at 9:30am
until 09 Sep 2017 at 12:30pm
Pares Woodland Garden
Pares Close
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Horsell Monthly Litter Pick

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
The Horsell Litter Pick takes place on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Usually we meet in Queen Elizabeth Gardens.

All equipment supplied, hope to see you there.
16 Sep 2017 at 10:00am
Queen Elizabeth Gardens
High Street
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Horsell STC Community Meeting

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
Everyone who lives or works in Horsell is welcome at the Second Thursday Club. It's an informal gathering of local people to discuss all the things that are going on locally, to come up with new ideas or help others to develop theirs. Our aim is to make Horsell a better place to live and work!

Things that are likely to be discussed include:
  • Horsell's community activities - eg Community Choir, Woodlanders, Litter Pickers, Walkers, etc
  • Fundraising activities such as the Horsell Calendar
  • Horsell Prepared - Horsell's resilience plan to deal with community-wide problems
  • Horsell's traders and any issues they are having
Come along and listen or contribute. Everyone is welcome!
14 Sep 2017 at 8:00pm
Horsell Village Hall - Bedser Rooms
High Street
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Horsell Village Show - CofE Junior School - 22 July @ 1.30pm

The Horsell Village Show is has been happening for over 150 years and will be held in the grounds of Horsell C of E Junior School (in Meadway Drive) on the afternoon of Saturday 22nd July.

Regular attractions include competition classes for both adults and children including flowers, floral art. vegetables, fruit, cookery, photography, handicraft, art, limericks etc.. There are displays by various groups, craft stalls. children's entertainments and games, music and dance. Tea and cake and other refreshments are available throughout the afternoon.

Join the contact lists to be kept up to date with details of hiring a stall and volunteering to help with the organisation on the weekend.

Find us online at our website.
22 Jul 2017 at 1:30pm
until 22 Jul 2017 at 4:00pm
Horsell CofE Junior School,
Meadway Drive
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Woodland Action Team - Saturday 12 August @ 9:30am

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
Join Woodland Action Team at Pares Woodland Garden (behind the Scout HQ and Village Hall) to help with:

  • Watering : please bring as many containers filled with water as possible
  • Planting : foxgloves, poppies and anything you would like to bring along
  • Weeding: sycamore seedlings and also the “bund”
  • Cutting back
  • Redoing the edging on some paths with silver birch poles
Refreshments will be available with cake and coffee in the woodland

Bring secateurs, shears, trowels, spades and water. Hope to see you there.
12 Aug 2017 at 9:30am
until 12 Aug 2017 at 12:00pm
Pares Woodland Garden
Pares Close
GU21 4QN

Petition about pedestrian safety in Horsell

Spotted in Horsell: a notice about a petition to make the crossing safer at Victoria Way, just near the Bedser Bridge.

This is the pedestrian crossing where lots of people walk between Woking town centre and Horsell. The proposal is to have a countdown for pedestrians, so they know how much time there is left to cross.

You can find the petition here -