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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Picnic On The Green

Bring a picnic and chill with your family to the sounds of talented local musicians.
01 Jul 2018 at 11:30am
until 01 Jul 2018 at 4:30pm
The Cricketers
Horsell Birch
GU21 4XB

Horsell Garden Safari - 23 & 24 June 2018

Posted on behalf of Horsell Garden Safari
This year is our 16th Garden Safari and approximately 21 gardens will be open, several of them being new to the scheme. Many of the gardens that are open this year were not open last year. All gardens will have a Seymours board showing their location.

St Mary's Church will be open with a newly created wildflower garden and a garden of peace and hope at the bottom end of the churchyard. There will be a trail of bunting made by all the local schools with poppies and words to commemorate the ending of WW1 a century ago.

There will be plenty of places to stop for a cuppa and a piece of cake or even a Pimm's, as you visit all the gardens.

Funds raised will go towards the refurbishment of Horsell Village Hall and Woking Community Hospital.

Plants will be on sale in a few gardens with a large plant sale in aid of charity in High Street.


£7.00 per schedule which gives entry for both days


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

How to get event passports

Schedules can be obtained from Costcutter, Seymours Estate Agents, Lisa Jones and the Horsell Framing Shops, all in Horsell High Street.
23 Jun 2018 at 12:00am
until 24 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

Horsell Thursday Evening walks - every Thursday @ 7:20pm until the end of August

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
Weekly Thursday evening walks meeting at 7:20pm in front of the Beijing restaurant ready to start at 7:30 pm. (They will go on until the end of August. This is in addition to the Wednesday morning walks)

Open to anyone who enjoys a walk and talk. The walks follow footpaths in Horsell, on Horsell Common and along the Basingstoke Canal.

  • Time: Allow 1.5 hrs or 2 hours per walk.
  • Bring: Water and insect cream advisable and good footwear.
  • Just turn up. Free of charge.
Refreshments at the end of the walk once back in the High Street.

For more information or if you can offer to lead a walk, call Caroline or Geoff on 01483 767980
21 Jun 2018 at 7:30pm
Outside The Beijing Restaurant
High Street
GU21 4SY

Horsell Flowerpot Festival - free flowerpot creations workshop Monday 18 June

This year the Second Thursday Club will be holding a Flowerpot Festival in Horsell which will run throughout the summer months from 23rd June to August 17th.

It is simple and free to enter, just make a flowerpot creation and display it in your front garden, shop window, forecourt. Take a photo if you like and put it on The Horsell Wire Facebook page.

Once we have a good number of wonderful creations we will pull together a trail map so that everyone can have a stroll around the village to spot and enjoy them.

For more information about the festival please go to

If you have any questions, need some flowerpots or have flowerpots to spare please email:

Horsell Wednesday Weekly walks - every Wednesday @ 9:50am for 10am

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
Explore the local footpaths and countryside: it’s sociable and good for your health!

Each walk lasts about 90 minutes but there will always be the option for a shorter loop. We will always arrive back in the High Street. People of any age and fitness are welcome. Most walks are do-able with a buggy. This is not a club nor is there any fee. There will always be someone to talk to or just enjoy the singing of the birds and the quiet of the footpaths.

  • When: Every Wednesday at 9.50am ready to start at 10am
  • Duration: Return by 12noon at the latest
  • Where: Meet by the village notice board, High Street (outside The Beijing Restaurant)
  • Bring: Water and insect cream advisable (and sometimes waterproofs!) and good footwear.
For more information contact: Caroline on 01483 767980 or just turn up.
20 Jun 2018 at 10:00am
Outside The Beijing Restaurant
High Street
GU21 4SY

Action Counters Terrorism

Surrey Police is urging the public to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity. Communities defeat terrorism. With the enduring terrorist threat, it is now more important than ever that everyone plays their part in tackling terrorism. Your actions could save lives.

How can I report?

Reporting is quick and easy. You can report in confidence online via a secure form: Alternatively, you can call the police confidentially on 0800 789 321.

All reports are kept confidential and you can report anonymously.

In an emergency always call 999.

Upcoming events

  • Horsell Common working party - Tuesday 12 June @10am
  • Horsell Wednesday Weekly walks - Wednesdays 13, 20, 27 June, 4 July @ 9:50am for 10am
  • NEW!!! Horsell Thursday Evening weekly walks starting 14, 21, 28 June , 5 July 7:20pm for 7:30pm
  • Second Thursday Club - 14 June @ 8pm
  • HRA AGM - Horsell Common talk by Rachel Woodman - 15 Jun @ 7:15pm
  • Litter Pick - Saturday 16 June @10am
  • Horsell Flowerpot Festival. Free flowerpot creation making workshops 18 June from 5pm - 7:30pm (drop in sessions.)
  • 23 - 24 June - Garden Safari
  • Picnic on the Green - 1 July from 11:30am - 4:30pm

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

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

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.