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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Latest posts

Horsell Village This Christmas - 1 & 2 December

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
Come and join in with festive fun for all the family over two days at the start of December. Put the dates in your diary now.

Christmas Tree Festival - St Mary’s Church

Friday 1st- 12pm - 6pm - Saturday 2nd - 10am - 5pm

PTA Christmas Fair - Village School

Saturday 2nd - 12pm - 3pm

Christmas Market - High Street

Saturday 2nd - 2pm - 6pm

If you can spare some time on the following dates to help make this event come to life please get in touch by signing up below:

  • Tree dressing for the High Street - Saturday 18th November
  • Setting up and taking down stalls - Saturday 2nd December
01 Dec 2017 at 12:00pm
until 02 Dec 2017 at 6:00pm

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

Horsell Monthly Litter Pick, Saturday 18 November @10am

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.
18 Nov 2017 at 10:00am
Queen Elizabeth Gardens
High Street
GU21 4SS

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 -

Woking Canal Boat Trips, can you help?

At the recent canal festival The Basingstoke Canal Society named a new boat that will start regular public trips in Woking from next Easter. However, this service will depend on the availability of a group of people to operate the boat. The team will deal with both day-to-day matters (eg creating a trip schedule, downloading passenger details for each trip, rostering crew, and organising refueling etc) and making “strategic” decisions about how the operation is adapted or expanded according to demand.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact Martin Leech ( 01276-452754) further details can be found here The Basingstoke Canal Society - Trip Boat Kitty

Horsell's community resilience task force

Have you ever considered how Horsell might cope in an emergency?

If you're interested in helping Horsell to prepare for things that hopefully will never happen (!), we'd like to hear from you.

We're getting together with Horsell Neighbourhood Watch and Horsell Residents Association, plus a few other representatives (eg the manager at Horsell Co-op) to talk about what information resources might be useful to the village, in case any of the following things happened in Horsell:

  • Pandemic flu
  • Major disaster at Heathrow airport, taking all emergency services elsewhere
  • Large-scale fuel shortages
  • Major power cut
  • Problems with the water supply
We think it would probably be useful to have lists of keyholders to community buildings, people with 4x4 vehicles, registered first-aiders in the village, etc. As well as thinking about the best forms of communication to alert and mobilise village residents in emergency situations.

If anyone would like to join our small task force, please join the special mailing list for the resilience committee on the Horsell Snow Angels' page.

Upcoming events

  • Second Thursday Club get together - Thursday 9 November @ 8pm
  • Woodlanders Working Party - Horsell Moor - Saturday 11 November @ 9:30am
  • Horsell Common working party - Sandy Track - Sunday 12 November @ 10am
  • Litter pick - Saturday 18 November @ 10am
  • Horsell Christmas Events - Friday and Saturday, 1 & 2 December

Further details on all these events can be found below or at

Horsell Runners' Weekly Run

Posted on behalf of Horsell Runners
Horsell Runners regular run starts at 7.45pm every Wednesday from outside the Beijing Restaurant, High Street.

Many of Horsell Runners' members enter races and they support each others' efforts. They tend to run for 4-6 miles and at a pace of approx 8-10 minute miles.

Just come along or contact for more information.

Horsell Runners also runs a Saturday morning 'Breakfast Club' run, meeting at 7.30am at Heather Farm on Horsell Common, with coffee afterwards at the cafe.

There's also a great blog written by one of the members here.
10 Aug 2016 at 7:45pm
Outside the Beijing Restaurant
95-99 High Street
GU21 4SY

Dance Fitness Class in Horsell

Posted on behalf of Diverse Dance Mix
Carly McHugh is starting a dance fitness class (DDMix) at Woking High School every Saturday morning (11am-11.45am), starting from 10th September.

Diverse Dance Mix (DDMix) has been created by Darcey Bussell and Nathan Clarke, with music designed exclusively to get you into the groove. The cost is £6 per class.

To find out more, or book, call Carly on 07872 435339 or email or see
10 Sep 2016 at 11:00am
Woking High School
Morton Road
GU21 4TJ

Horsell Village WI Meeting

Posted on behalf of Horsell Village Women's Institute
Horsell Village Women's Institute meets every 4th Tuesday at 8pm at Horsell Village Hall. Visitors are always welcome. Call 01483 715498 for more information.
23 Aug 2016 at 8:00pm
Horsell Village Hall
High Street
GU21 4SS