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.

Find us online

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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Upcoming events

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13
9:30am

Latest posts

Horsell Weekly walks - every Wednesday from 3 Jan 2018 @ 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!

In January we are starting weekly walks in Horsell. 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 Seymours)
  • First walk: Wednesday 3rd January.
  • 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
03 Jan 2018 at 10:00am
Where
Outside Seymours
93 High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SY

Horsell Monthly Litter Pick, Saturday 20 January @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
20 Jan 2018 at 10:00am
Where
Queen Elizabeth Gardens
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SS

Horsell Monthly Litter Pick, Saturday 16 December @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
16 Dec 2017 at 10:00am
Where
Queen Elizabeth Gardens
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SS

Woodlanders Working Party, Saturday 13 January @ 9:30am

In January we will be working on Horsell Moor, with help from Woking Borough Council.

The work will involve:

  • Removing ivy from tree trunks
  • Some light cutting back
  • Making a “ halo” round some established trees ( i.e. cutting down vegetation - holly for example - which grows around the base of the tree to free the space around the trunk).
We welcome everyone who would like to join the working party.

Refreshments will be available with cake and coffee.

Please bring secateurs, shears, loppers, saws, wheelbarrows, and rakes. Hope to see you there.

Contact : Caroline on 01483 767980 or just turn up.
When
13 Jan 2018 at 9:30am
until 13 Jan 2018 at 12:30pm

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 bit.ly/2cJpi3F

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

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

  • Woodlanders Working Party - Saturday 9 December @ 9:30am
  • Horsell Community Choir Christmas Concert - Saturday 9 December @ 7:30pm
  • Horsell Common working party - Sunday 10 December @ 10am
  • Horsell Common working party - Tuesday 12 December @ 10am
  • Second Thursday Club get together - Thursday 14 December @ 8pm
  • Litter pick - Saturday 16 December @ 10am
Further details on all these events can be found below or at hra.interests.me.

Horsell Runners' Weekly Run

Posted on behalf of Horsell Runners
Horsell Runners regular run starts at 7.45pm every Wednesday from outside the Beijing Restaurant, High Street.

Many of Horsell Runners' members enter races and they support each others' efforts. They tend to run for 4-6 miles and at a pace of approx 8-10 minute miles.

Just come along or contact info@horsellrunners.org for more information.

Horsell Runners also runs a Saturday morning 'Breakfast Club' run, meeting at 7.30am at Heather Farm on Horsell Common, with coffee afterwards at the cafe.

There's also a great blog written by one of the members here.
When
10 Aug 2016 at 7:45pm
Where
Outside the Beijing Restaurant
95-99 High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SY