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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An update from Horsell Prepared

A big thank you for all the support that has been given to Horsell Prepared.

In a week over 115 requests have been handled by our Hot Line teams working 08:00 to 18:00 on a two-shift basis. Shopping, prescriptions collection & dog walking being the main requests. This team will continue to increase its capacity to meet an increasing demand.

A single request demands considerable coordination from confirming the exact requirement to identifying a local volunteer and briefing. The requestee needs be informed of the volunteers name for security reasons. Only once the task has been completed does the Hot Line close the call. For sure we are learning and adapting but our established processes are proving robust and effective.

Immediately the CV outbreak was announced, the Horsell Prepared team reacted and resourced the various operational roles. Local residents mobilised to deliver our HP information posters to every available letter box in Horsell.

We are encouraging local areas to look out for those who may need support and encouraging people to enquire how they might offer help. Particularly Key Workers, those who are keeping our country going and those who may be troubled by current events and need to be assured that support is around them. By managing demand at this street level, will assist in minimising calls to the Horsell Prepared Hot Line, and with an increasing demand this is a very valuable contribution.

Horsell Prepared would like to extend our thanks to everyone who is working with us, including our local shops. Everyone, just everyone is an important link in the HP team at this unprecedented time.

All Horsell Walks suspended until further notice

Wednesday weekly walks and Friday Gentle walks.

Following the guidance and advice which the government has announced today, it will be necessary to suspend the weekly walks for the time being. I am very sad to have to announce this. We have come to enjoy the really good company, chats, fresh air and exercise.

Please keep in touch. Caroline. c.e.hughes@ntlworld.com

Horsell's Community response to Coronavirus

See above for help on the Coronavirus and how you can support the community in Horsell.

See bit.ly/horsell for more information and click 'join' to join the list.

Horsell Mutual Aid facebook group bit.ly/horsell-mutual

Email: horsellprepared@gmail.com

Your photo could appear in the 2021 Horsell Calendar!

The Horsell Charity Calendar has been issued every year since 2016 and has raised over £17,000 for local charities. The calendar team are starting work on the 2021 Horsell calendar and we need your help!

We'd love to see your photos. What we're looking for is anything to do with Horsell. Here's some ideas:

  • Our village through the seasons or through the years
  • Any vintage photos you may have of Horsell
  • Flora or fauna from the common or elsewhere in Horsell
  • Shots from Horsell activities - the Village show or Flowerpot Festival 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.
  • Something more abstract - but still with a Horsell link.
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. If there are any identifiable people on the pictures you'll need their permission to enter the photo for the calendar.

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 31 March 2020. Thanks for your help!

Horsell Bakes recipe book for charity - available at local shops!

The book is available from Apples and Pears, Costcutter and St Mary's.

All profits will go to Woking Lions Christmas hampers.

Adopt a grave in St Mary's Churchyard

“Adopt a Grave” and become a churchyard angel!

t is almost one year since the “Adopt a grave” scheme started and now there are about 40 people tending graves and making such a difference ! Thank you to everyone. If you would like to adopt a grave ( or several) please contact Caroline:c.e.hughes@ntlworld.com. Once you have been allocated the number of graves you can manage, you just turn up at your own convenience. It’s a very peaceful place to work but it’s surprising how many people regularly walk through , so always a chance to say “hello”.

To celebrate one’s year’s work, there will be extra coffee and cake on Saturday March 14th at 11am. Please join the Woodlanders for refreshments.

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's Response to the Coronavirus an update
  • A message from the HRA

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