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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Horsell Residents' Association AGM -Horsell Village Hall - Friday 16 June @ 7:15pm

The annual general meeting of Horsell Residents' Association will be followed by a presentation to the three charities that will benefit from funds raised through sales of the 2017 Horsell charity calendar. There will then be a short presentation on the work of the charities and the projects that will benefit from the donations.
16 Jun 2017 at 7:15pm
until 16 Jun 2017 at 8:30pm
Horsell Village Hall
High Street
GU21 4SS

Woodland Action Team - Saturday 10th June @ 9:30am

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
Join Woodland Action Team at Pares Woodland Garden (behind the Scout HQ and Village Hall) to help with:

  • Watering : please bring as many containers filled with water as possible
  • Planting : foxgloves, poppies and anything you would like to bring along
  • Weeding: sycamore seedlings and also the “bund”
  • Cutting back
  • Redoing the edging on some paths with silver birch poles
Refreshments will be available with cake and coffee in the woodland

Bring secateurs, shears, trowels, spades and water. Hope to see you there.
10 Jun 2017 at 9:30am
until 10 Jun 2017 at 12:30pm
Pares Woodland Garden
Pares Close
GU21 4QN

Woking Lions Charity Run - Sunday 18th June 2017

Posted on behalf of Woking Lins Club
Woking Lions are organising a Charity Run on Horsell Common, Woking on Sunday 18th June 2017. All proceeds will go to good causes including York Road Project and Woking Lions Community Work. Parking for up to 150 cars is provided at Fairoaks Airport.

Places limited to 250 runners. Only 78 places left as of 28th May 2017

Online registration, find out more details @
18 Jun 2017 at 8:00am
Fairoaks Airport
Chertsey Road
Chobham, Woking
GU24 8HU

Horsell Garden Safari - 17 & 18 June 2017

Posted on behalf of Horsell Garden Safari
The 14th Garden Safari will have 27 open gardens with eight of them being new and many that were not open last year. Look out for the brightly coloured balloons showing their location.

There will be a display of work from Woking Branch of the Embroiderers Guild in the barn at one of the venues and plenty of places to stop and have a cup of tea. Funds raised will go towards the refurbishment of Horsell Village Hall and Woking Community Hospital.

The schedules are £7 and available from Costcutter, Seymours Estate Agents, Lisa Jones and the Horsell Framing Shops, all in Horsell High Street.
17 Jun 2017 at 12:00am
until 18 Jun 2017 at 12:00am

Picnic On The Green - opposite The Cricketers - Sunday 2nd July - 11:00 to 16:00pm

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
Bring your own picnic and join in the fun on the village green. A full programme of of singing and ukuleles is provided for your entertainment.
Bring your teddy bear along with the best dressed Horsell teddy winning a prize.
Fly your own paper airplane or make one on the day with the longest distance awarded.
02 Jul 2017 at 11:00am
until 02 Jul 2017 at 4:00pm
The Green
Horsell Birch
GU21 4XD

Urgent Appeal - watering new Saplings, Pares Woodland Garden

Could you help us to water the saplings growing along the front of Pares Woodland garden, on both sides? The saplings were planted in November and have got off to an excellent start. However, because there has been very little rain for several weeks, the saplings will need some help. Their roots are still quite shallow and without water, they will die.

Each sapling needs about 4 pints of water each week. If lots of people could pop by and water a couple of saplings regularly during this dry weather, please go along with water carriers or 4 pint milk bottles. Then the saplings will thrive.

Do you live near Pares Woodland Garden and do you have a hose pipe? ( Hill Close?) Let us know and then we could come along with watering cans and have a good watering session.


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Horsell Litter Pick - Saturday 17th June - Queen Elizabeth Gardens @ 10am

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
This month we will meet in Queen Elizabeth Gardens and pick in the centre of the village. with a focus on roads with houses in the Garden Safari.

All equipment supplied, hope to see you there.
17 Jun 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

Second Thursday Club - 8th June @ 8pm - The Village Hall - Bedser Rooms

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 that are likely to be discussed include:

  • Picnic On The Green - organization for this event on 2nd July
  • Horsell's community activities - eg Community Choir, Woodlanders, Litter Pickers, Walkers, etc
  • Fundraising activities such as the Horsell Calendar
  • Horsell's resilience plan - how Horsell deals with problems
  • Horsell's traders and any issues they are having
Come along and listen or contribute. Everyone is welcome!
08 Jun 2017 at 8:00pm
Horsell Village Hall - Bedser Rooms
High Street
GU21 4SS