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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Important information on voting: no ID, no vote for the local election in Woking on Thursday 2 May 2019

Voters across Woking Borough will need to show photographic identification before they can vote in person, at the polling station, at the next local election on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Voters who do not produce valid identification will not be allowed to vote.

Please note that the ID requirements have changed from last year.

Voters must bring one of the following forms of photographic ID to their polling station:

  • Passport (UK, EU, Commonwealth)
  • UK, EU or Crown Dependency Photo Driver’s Licence (including provisional)
  • European Economic Area (EEA) photographic ID Card
  • UK Biometric Residence Permit
  • PASS card*
  • Ministry of Defence ID card
  • A concessionary travel pass funded by HM Government**
  • Oyster 60+ pass
  • A Blue Badge parking permit photo card
  • Northern Ireland Electoral Identity Card
  • Or a Local Elector Card
Only original documents are accepted; scanned images or copies will not be accepted however expired documents are accepted if the photo is still a current likeness.

*National Proof of Age Standards Scheme for example ONEID4U, VALIDATEUK; CITIZENCARD; MYIDCARD

** For example Surrey Senior Bus Pass; Surrey Disabled People’s Bus Pass

No ID? Apply for a Local Elector Card

Voters who do not have any of the accepted photographic ID can apply for a free Local Elector Card, which is available to all voters who need it until 5pm on Wednesday 1 May 2019.

Postal voters will not be affected and will be issued with their postal ballot papers as usual. If you choose to vote by proxy then the person who you have trusted to vote on your behalf will have to take their own identification to be issued with a ballot paper.

To apply for a Local Elector Card look at:

https://www.woking.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/voter-id/about-local-elector-cards
When
02 May 2019

Commonwealth War Graves Commission tours of Brookwood Military Cemetery - every Sunday March - May @2pm

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is running volunteer-lead tours of Brookwood Military Cemetery, from March until May.

The schedule of tours can be found via this link: https://twitter.com/CWGC/status/1097088377806114817

The tours run every Sunday at 2pm, March-May, except Easter Sunday. There is no need to book, just turn up!

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.
When
27 Mar 2019 at 10:00am
Where
Outside The Beijing Restaurant
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SY

Horsell Wednesday Weekly walk - 20 March @ 9:50am for 10am

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
This week we will walk over to Maclarens Park which will take approximately 1 hr 45 minutes.

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.
When
20 Mar 2019 at 10:00am
Where
Outside The Beijing Restaurant
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SY

Horsell Monthly Litter Pick, Saturday 20 April @10am

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
We meet at Queen Elizabeth Gardens - all welcome.

All equipment supplied, hope to see you there.
When
20 Apr 2019 at 10:00am
Where
Wheatsheaf Common

Horsell STC Community Meeting - Thursday 11 April @ 8pm

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
We have a new venue - the Horsell Parish Institute - 119 High Street in Horsell (next to the Village Hall)

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 on the agenda for this month's meeting include:

  • Community events including, Picnic on the Green, and Horsell Wednesday Weekly Walks.
  • Fundraising activities such as the Horsell Calendar and the proposed Horsell Cake and Bake Book
  • Benefitting the environment and making Horsell and even nicer place to live by tidying the village and our green spaces with the Woodlanders
  • Horsell Prepared Horsell's resilience plan to deal with community-wide problems
Come along and listen or contribute and find out more for our plans. We're always looking for new volunteers to help as much or as little as you can manage. Everyone is welcome!
When
11 Apr 2019 at 8:00pm
Where
Horsell Parish Institute
119 High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SS

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: www.gov.uk/ACT. 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 Wednesday Weekly walk - 20 March @ 9:50am for 10am
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission tours of Brookwood Military Cemetery Sundays @ 2pm March - May 2019 excluding Easter Sunday
ID will be needed to vote in the local election on 2 May 2019.

Further details on all these events can be found below or at hra.interests.me.

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. 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 bit.ly/2cJpi3F

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