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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39th Horsell Scouts and Guides May Fayre - Monday 1 May @ 11:45am

Posted on behalf of Horsell Scouts and Guides
Ducks being herded around the Wheatsheaf common and sheep dogs doing their stuff, it must be the annual Horsell Scouts and Guides May Fayre on the Wheatsheaf common on Monday May 1st 2017 from 11:45am.

This exciting free event in the Horsell social calendar is opened at 12 midday by The Mayor of Woking Cllr. Anne Murray with County and local dignitaries from Scouts and Guides.

There will be something for everyone, make sure you put it in your calendar.

Entertainments and stalls:

  • Soft play
  • Inflatables
  • Face painting
  • Plant stall
  • Summerscales Dancers
  • Live music from singers, musicians and even bell ringers
  • Global Travel Management sponsored top of the range climbing wall
Great food and drink:

  • BBQ
  • Pancake stall
  • Thurston Brewery award winning ales in the beer tent
  • Tea and homemade cakes in the Refreshment Tent.
  • You, 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.

Thank you for the amazing support from our May Fayre sponsors:

  • Global Travel Management Ltd
  • Seymours Estate Agents from Horsell
  • Trident Honda, Ottershaw
Without their very generous support the May Fayre would struggle to provide the first rate family entertainment that it does – Thank you!

Contact: Richard Mackie

Horsell Scouts and Guides May Fayre Chairman 01483 715290 / 07801 545847
When
01 May 2017 at 11:45am
Where
Chobham Road
Horsell
Woking
GU21 4AL

Horsell Litter Pick - Saturday 22nd April - Queen Elizabeth Gardens @ 10am

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
Thank you for all those that helped clean up Wheatsheaf Recreation ground and surrounding area in March. It was great to be joined by local families.

We found lots of interesting artefacts and plenty of rubbish.

This month we will meet in Queen Elizabeth Gardens and focus on the centre of the village.

All equipment supplied, hope to see you there.
When
22 Apr 2017 at 10:00am
Where
Queen Elizabeth Gardens
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SS

St Mary’s Churchyard working party - Saturday 8th April at 9 30am

Please join us for fresh air, exercise and chocolate cake, for a working party in St Mary’s Churchyard.

It’s truly lovely to work amongst the daffodils and blossom in Horsell’s old churchyard, with the church bell chiming the hours and the birds singing. A very uplifting environment to do weeding, cutting back bushes, making a bonfire pile and Mike makes a mean chocolate cake.

Please come and help the Woodlanders and Second Thursday Club. Please boost our numbers.

Meet in the Churchyard down Wilson Way, just off the High Street, at 9.30 and we work until 12.

Wear strong footwear and gloves.

Tools are provided…. And refreshments too!

Calling all Horsell gardeners! - Horsell Garden Safari - 17 & 18 June 2017

Horsell Garden Safari needs your garden. Small or large, are you prepared to help Horsell Village Hall as all funds raised from this event will go towards the refurbishment fund. Last year the money went towards replacing two of the windows in the lower hall, plus new curtains and redecorating. This year more windows need to be replaced. Please ignore the horrid wet weather we have had recently; summer will come and with it hopefully some sunshine and the gardens will look lovely again.

If you would kindly open your garden, then please contact Penny at colinandpenny@sky.com or Gail at bromleysglad@talktalk.net, we can then let you know what is involved.

The schedules will cost £7 and let visitors into the gardens for both days. Gardens are open on Saturday or Sunday both days.

Please can you let us know as soon as possible so we can start making our list.

Kind Regards,

Penny and Gail

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 - http://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/Waysafer/

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 - 13 April @ 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:

  • Horsell's traders and any issues they are having
  • 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
Come along and listen or contribute. Everyone is welcome!
When
13 Apr 2017 at 8:00pm
Where
Horsell Village Hall - Bedser Rooms
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SS

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 -Bedser Rooms - Thursday 13 April @ 8 pm
  • Litter Pick - Queen Elizabeth Gardens - Saturday 22 April @ 10 am
Further details on all these events can be found below or at hra.interests.me.

Horsell Second Thursday Club - residents meeting

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:

  • Horsell's Christmas Market
  • Horsell's traders and any issues they are having
  • Horsell's resilience plan - how Horsell deals with problems
  • Horsell's community activities - eg Community Choir, Woodlanders, Litter Pickers, Walkers, etc
  • Fundraising activities such as the Horsell Calendar
Come along and listen or contribute. Everyone is welcome!
When
11 Aug 2016 at 8:00pm
Where
Garden Room at The Cricketers
Horsell Birch
Horsell
GU21 4XB