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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Latest posts

Pop-up Gift Shop at Heather Farm - Thursday 3 December - Sunday 13 December 10am - 4.30pm

You can come straight to the shop without having to queue at the cafe. The pop up gift shop will have its own COVID NHS QR code.

Table Top sale in aid of Woking Lions - Saturday 5 December 10am - 3pm

See above.

Lighting up Horsell High Street

Lighting up Horsell High Street! The Second Thursday Club are again decorating Christmas Trees to put above the shops in Horsell High Street. They will be installed above the shops on Sunday December 6th and the lights will be turned on at 4pm. They will decorate the High Street until Sunday January 3rd

Sadly no bands or Christmas Market this year.

A huge “Thank you” to Boz for donating the Christmas Trees and to Frazers for helping us to buy the lights.”

Zoom Talk on Woking History in aid of Woking Lions Monday 30 November @7:30pm

To register please reply to:

wokinglions2019@gmail.com

Once you have registered we will email you back with a list of available payment options.

All those whose payment has been received will be sent the Zoom link 24 hours before the talk. If you do not already have access to Zoom please download the app either by visiting https://zoom.us/download prior to the talk - or from your Laptop/smartphone provider i.e. Apple App store https://www.apple.com/uk/ios/app-store/

Pleaseshare this with any friends or family who may also be interested in joining this talk.

Thisis the first of a series of talks planned with David Rose. Details of this and further talks will be circulated in due course.

Horsell Winter Wanderland

Woking and San Beare Hospice (WSBH) are also running a competition with prizes by Seymours for the best lit house this Christmas. Enter your house for free by 6 December (but it would be great if you could donate to help WSBH too).

https://www.wsbhospices.co.uk/news/light-up-your-home-for-hospice-care/

Information from Horsell Prepared if you need help in lockdown

See information in the poster above.

The 2021 Horsell Charity Calendar is now available from Premier (Costcutter)

It is available from Horsell Kitchen, Premier (formerly Costcutter), St Mary's church (when open) and Squires. When the present lockdown ends it will also be available from Apples & Pears.

Please support the calendar and the four charities.

Horsell Weekly walks resume Friday 4 December @ 9:50am booking required for social distancing

Horsell Walks start again this Friday December 4th.

Our walks will start at The Cricketers, meeting at 9.50

But booking is essential as we can only walk in groups of 6 people. We aim to have 3 distances, lasting for 1 hour (short), 90 minutes ( medium) and 2 hours (long).

Please email me to make your booking c.e.hughes@ntlworld.com

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: https://basingstoke-canal.org.uk/the-society/the-society-today/. 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 https://basingstoke-canal.org.uk/get-involved/join-the-society/
  • 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.

Adopt a grave in St Mary's Churchyard

Would you like to “Adopt a grave” or maybe several, in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Horsell?

At present, the churchyard is maintained by volunteers who have to look after the whole area.

Individual graves require a little more care and “fine detail” than the generalised mowing. If you could spare some time , this would be greatly appreciated and valuable. The work requires shears and is done at your own convenience and to whatever level of care you wish. As the churchyard is very large even if there is someone else in it there is lots of room for social distancing.

“Adopt a grave” started in March 2019 and it has contributed to the churchyard looking much more cared for.

If you would like to know more or could offer your help, please contact Caroline on c.e.hughes@ntlworld.com or phone 01483 767980