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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Visit our website at http://www.horsellresidents.com

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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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Please let us have your photos to be considered for the 2019 Horsell Calendar by 20 April

Just a reminder that the deadline to send in photos to be considered for the 2019 calendar is 20 April 2018.

What we're looking for is anything to do with Horsell. Here's some ideas:
  • Our village through the season
  • Something more abstract - maybe an artistic shot of the Benstead's petrol pumps for example.
  • Flora or fauna from the common or elsewhere in Horsell or maybe frost on a leaf.
  • Shots from Horsell activities - a winning vase of flowers from the Village show for example.
  • Shots of beautiful houses or buildings in Horsell - or parts of them.
  • Photos of artwork depicting Horsell - but if you are not the person who made that art you need to ask permission of the artist.
There's a few rules. Remember that the photos in the calendar are almost square - so your photo would need to look good in that shape. We've been sent some fabulous photos in the past that just don't look right when converted to that format.

The full size photos need to be taken at high resolution (a file size of at least 1Mb) so they will look good in the calendar.

Please send your photos to horsellcalendar@horsellresidents.com by 20 April 2018.

Horsell Wednesday Weekly walks: 18 April @ 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)
  • Wear: Warm clothes, waterproofs, gloves and boots. Some paths will be muddy!
For more information contact: Caroline on 01483 767980 or just turn up.
When
18 Apr 2018 at 10:00am
Where
Outside The Beijing Restaurant
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SY

Horsell Monthly Litter Pick, Saturday 21 April @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.
When
21 Apr 2018 at 10:00am
Where
Queen Elizabeth Gardens
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SS

Horsell STC Community Meeting - Thursday 10 May @ 8pm

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 on the agenda for this month's meeting include:

  • Community events including the Picnic on the Green, Horsell Flowerpot Festival, Horsell Wednesday Weekly Walks
  • Fundraising activities such as the Horsell Calendar and the proposed Horsell Cake and Bake Book
  • Helping to make Horsell an even better place to live by tidying the village and our green spaces with the Woodlanders
  • New Horsell signs
  • The proposed Horsell Hub
  • 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
10 May 2018 at 8:00pm
Where
Site of the proposed Horsell Hub (Old Seymours)
93 High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SY

Woodlanders Working Party, Saturday 14 April @ 9:30am

The Woodlanders really welcome new volunteers each second Saturday of the month.

On April 14th we will meet in Horsell Village Hall car park. We will weed and tidy all the beds. If there are lots of people, there will also be time to plant foxgloves in the Woodland above the Car park.

Coffee will be served and home baked cakes too.

Please wear suitable clothing and bring weeding tools, secateurs, trowel gardening fork, hand trowel and hand fork.

Contact : Caroline on 01483 767980 or just turn up.
When
14 Apr 2018 at 9:30am
until 14 Apr 2018 at 12:30pm

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.

Important information on voting: no ID, no vote for elections in Woking on Thursday 3 May

Important information on voting in the next local elections from Woking Borough Council.

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 3 May 2018.

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

Woking, along with four other local authorities in England, is participating in the Cabinet Office’s trial, aimed at tackling electoral fraud.

The trial comes after reports of alleged electoral fraud through voter impersonation more than doubled between 2014 and 2016, according to figures from the Electoral Commission. Many countries around the world have already made it a requirement to prove identity at a polling station, including Northern Ireland.

During the local election on Thursday 3 May, voters must bring one of the following forms of photographic ID to their polling station.

  • Passport (UK, EU or Commonwealth)
  • UK Photo Driver’s Licence (full or provisional)
  • EU Driver’s Licence
  • European Economic Area Photographic ID Card
  • UK Biometric Residence Permit
  • Northern Ireland Electoral Identity Card
  • Surrey Senior Bus Pass
  • Surrey Disabled People’s Bus Pass
  • Surrey Student Fare Card
  • 16 – 25 Railcard
  • Rail Season Ticket Photocard
Voters who don’t have any of the accepted photographic ID must apply free of charge for a Local Elector Card, which is available to acquire up until 5pm, Wednesday 2 May 2018. Postal votes are not affected by the trial.

Residents are encouraged to talk to their friends, relatives and neighbours, to ensure that everyone is well-informed of the trial. Only voters in Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking will be affected.

For more information about this important trial, to view the list of accepted forms of photographic ID or to apply for a Local Elector Card, please visit www.woking.gov.uk/VoterID

Alternatively, please contact Woking Borough Council’s Electoral Service Team on 01483 755855 or email elections@woking.gov.uk
When
03 May 2018

40th Horsell Scouts and Guides May Fayre - Monday 7 May @ 11:45am

Posted on behalf of Horsell Scouts and Guides
Turning 40 is a milestone that may be considered middle aged or over the hill, however with the May Fayre we are only just getting started and have had years of experience to perfect this annual event.

The exciting free event in the annual Horsell social calendar, is to be opened at 12 midday by The Mayor of Woking, Cllr. Graham Cundy with County and local dignitaries from Scouts and Guides. There will be something for everyone. Make sure you put it in your calendar.

After enjoying the Soft play, inflatables, facepainting, and the popular climbing wall, all should sit back and take it easy,watching the talented Summercales Dancers and listening to live music from the Music Marquee with live music all afternoon from local performers, including and starring Stillwell and Lacey. Singers, musicians and even bell ringers.

Another enjoyable part of the day is the sampling of the delights created on the BBQ or pancake stall, washed down with fine ales from the Thurston's Brewery beer tent, you and your friends and family will have a great day.

As the main annual fundraising event for Horsell Scouts and Guides look out for the May Fayre Programmes for £1, available before the day in Horsell shops and from our door to door Guides and Scouts in the local area. On the day, they will also be available together with the hourly raffle with many great prizes for everyone to win.

This year’s fantastic May Fayre sponsors are Seymours Estate Agents, Horsell, Trident Honda, Halstead School, WADP Architects and the Victoria Chiropractor Centre. Without them, the May Fayre would struggle to provide the first rate family entertainment that it does each year – Thank you!

Contact: Richard Mackie, Horsell Scouts and Guides May Fayre Chairman 01483 715290 / 07801 545847
When
07 May 2018 at 11:45am
until 07 May 2018 at 4:30pm
Where
Wheatsheaf Recreation Ground,
Chobham Road
Woking
GU21 4AL

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)
  • Wear: Warm clothes, waterproofs, gloves and boots. Some paths will be muddy!
For more information contact: Caroline on 01483 767980 or just turn up.
When
25 Apr 2018 at 10:00am
Where
Outside The Beijing Restaurant
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SY

Horsell Flowerpot Festival - Summer 2018!

This year the Second Thursday Club will be holding a Flowerpot Festival in Horsell which will run throughout the summer.

The idea of this fun event is for anyone to make a flowerpot creation and display it in front of or in the window of their house, shop, school, pub, cafe premises etc. It will be free to enter and once we have a few flowerpot creations around the village a trail map will be produced so that everyone can have fun spotting them during the summer holiday. The Flowerpot Festival 2018 will be launched on the Garden Safari weekend which starts on the 23rd June and the festival will run until 17th August. A free flowerpot creative workshop will be run before the event for those who want to be inspired and get hints and tips on how to put the flowerpots together - date to be announced soon.

More information about the event will be posted on: https://hra.interests.me/ as well as on the village notice board (outside The Beijing Restaurant) and in the window of the proposed Horsell Hub (Seymours' old premises) and The Horsell Wire Facebook page.

Any queries please email secondthursdayclub@horsellresidents.com

It's that time of year when gardeners are getting busy in the garden so please don't throw away those unwanted flowerpots as no doubt there will be a school, organisation or neighbour who might like them soon.
When
23 Jun 2018
until 17 Aug 2018