Horsell Residents' Association

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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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STC minutes from 8 November

Second Thursday Club (STC) Meeting Minutes 8 November 2018

Present: John and Maggie Carr, TrevorCook, Mike Couper, Robin Hoyle, Caroline Hughes, Geoff Hughes, Lizzie Judson, Louise Park, Gerry Pearce, Nancy Randall, Mike Renwick, Sharon Renwick, Ian Storer

1. Horsell Wednesday Weekly Walks

There were 16 attendees this Wednesday and 30 theprevious week. 13 walks have been written up with plans to do a booklet next year. It was suggested that we could potentially get sponsorship from Seymours to include such a booklet in their house moving packs. The walks will continue up to andincluding 19 December and then will resume on 2 January.

2. Woodlanders

12 people came along to Woodlanders in the churchyard in October. On 3 November 2,500 tulip bulbs,kindly donated by Squires, were planted in front of Pares Woodland Garden where a trench had been dug previously by the probationers. 500 were also planted inthe churchyard. December Woodlanders will probably be in Pares Woodland Garden.

3. HorsellChristmas Market - updates and actions

Trees: Actions:The following volunteered to help with tree decoration on

· 17 November - Sharon and Mike, Maggie, Trevor,Louise, Ian, Sheila and Gerry.

· 18 November - Trevor, Robin, Sharon, Mike

· 29 and 30 November to switch the lights on - Maggie and John offered to help.

Music: There will be 2 music tents. One by Masala Spice and one by Beijing Restaurant. Forthe carols sing along we will print off the words to hand out. For car parking we have been offered space at the Junior school, Hamlyns, The Crown, bowling green car park and the Institute.

Actions: For the Junior school Caroline will collect the registration number of those planning to park there and will ask them to put a sign with their mobile number in their car in case of problems. We will also consider putting a sign on the gate saying it is parking for the Woking Ukulele band and Bisley Brass band only.

Stall Arrangements:We think we can fit 6 stalls into the Horsell Evangelical Church - 5 plus the Evening WI who have asked to be involved.

Actions: Nancy will email stall holders telling them where in the market they will be and when to turn up on the day. She will email Geoff first to confirm he is happy with this. Stall holders will be told that there will be no parking - drop off only then they need to find somewhere to park themselves. Nancy has spoken to the council about a TEN licence and is being helped by the council with this. The Cricketers and organic beer people will need to apply for additional licence sto cover their sale of alcohol. Caroline will remind The Cricketers of that and Nancy has spoken to the beer people.

Marketing: The first piece has gone out on social mediaand a steady stream will go out between now and the market. Robin has produced a poster that will be tweaked according to comments from STC attendees.

Actions: Robin to print 10 laminated and 55 un-laminated posters to go to Caroline and Gerry to distribute.

Logistics actions: A letter will go out to residents telling them what is happening. Robin to print that by Monday for it to be distributed on Tuesday. Nancy will contact the Woking News and Mail about coming along to report on the Market. The mayor will attend. Geoff will pull together a logistics plan this weekend. Lizzie will compile a list of helpers from those volunteering at the STC meeting and any who have come through on the Christmas Market email address. Gerry, Mike, Trevor, Louise and Ian volunteered to help. One of the tasks will be blowing up balloons -potentially on the day before the market. We need to look into whether we can get a room in the Co op to do this and to store them. We also noted that we will need volunteers to help on the Sunday morning (2 December) to put up the wet gazebos to dry at Heather Farm. It was agreed that we would go and look at the wood shed at Heather Farm where they will be dried to work out how many gazebos can be put up to dry at once. Itwas also agreed to send out a targeted email requesting help to gain more volunteers. Robin, Geoff, Caroline and Gerry will liaise via email to review the logistics plan and allocate jobs to those volunteering. It was suggested that we should have a final meeting in the week before the market to ensure that everything is covered.

4. Calendar actions

Is selling fairly slowly with the Woking Hospice only having sold 6 so far, though St Marys' sales are strong. Nancy will chase the events person at Woking Hospice to see what can be done to improve their sales as now is the peak buying time. Robin will ask Strokeability how they areg etting on selling their calendars. We will also sell the calendars at the Christmas Market. Sarah will help with social media promotion of the calendars.



Liz Judson 12/11/18

Help decorate Christmas trees for Horsell High Street - Saturday 17 November @ 3:30pm

Volunteers needed to help decorate around 20 Christmas trees ( 4 to 5 foot tall) that will be put above the shops in Horsell High Street to light up the village for Christmas.

The task is to decorate the trees with battery operated lights and tinsel which needs to be securely tied on. We will work in teams of 3 on each tree.

This will take place in the Scout HQ in the High Street which is a warm and pleasant room for the work and we have a lot of fun!

We aim to finish by 6pm.

The trees will be left in Scout HQ overnight then carried to the High Street on Sunday 18th around 10 am. to be put up. We will need a small team of helpers to sweep out Scout HQ once the trees are removed.

Let me know if you can help

Please contact Caroline: 01483 767980 or c.e.hughes@ntlworld.com
When
17 Nov 2018 at 3:30pm
until 17 Nov 2018 at 6:00pm

Horsell Charity Calendar 2019 - the perfect Christmas present!

The Horsell charity calendar is available in the Horsell High Street and costs only £7. It contains images taken in and around the village including several from Horsell Common. With details and dates for local events and a directory of local organisations and traders, the Horsell charity calendar makes an ideal addition to your kitchen noticeboard and the perfect Christmas present.

Over £11,000 has been raised for local charities from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 calendars - let's match this with the 2019 edition!

Thank you to everyone for their continued support.

The calendar is available from the following outlets in Horsell:

  • Costcutter
  • Co-Op
  • Squires
  • St Mary's Church
  • Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Shop

Horsell Village This Christmas - Saturday 1 December from 10am

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
Come and join in with festive fun for all the family at the start of December. Put the dates in your diary now.

If you can spare some time on the following dates to help make this event come to life please get in touch by signing up below:

  • Tree dressing for the High Street - Saturday 17th November
  • Setting up and taking down stalls - Saturday 1st December
When
01 Dec 2018 at 10:00am
until 01 Dec 2018 at 6:00pm

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)
  • Bring: Water and insect cream advisable (and sometimes waterproofs!) and good footwear.
For more information contact: Caroline on 01483 767980 or just turn up.
When
28 Nov 2018 at 10:00am
Where
Outside The Beijing Restaurant
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SY

Horsell Wednesday Weekly walk - 14 November @ 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)
  • Bring: Water and insect cream advisable (and sometimes waterproofs!) and good footwear.
For more information contact: Caroline on 01483 767980 or just turn up.
When
14 Nov 2018 at 10:00am
Where
Outside The Beijing Restaurant
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SY

Wartime Memories Concert

Posted on behalf of Horsell Remembrance
An evening of songs from the World Wars.
When
11 Nov 2018 at 8:00pm
until 11 Nov 2018 at 9:30pm
Where
St Mary's
Church Hill
Horsell
GU21 4QQ

Horsell Remembrance 100

Posted on behalf of Horsell Remembrance
Horsell will be taking part in a nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War with a series of events..
When
11 Nov 2018 at 10:45am
until 11 Nov 2018 at 10:00pm
Where
War Memorial, Village Hall & St Marys Church
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SS

Horsell Monthly Litter Pick, Saturday 17 November @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
17 Nov 2018 at 10:00am
Where
Queen Elizabeth Gardens
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SS

Horsell STC Community Meeting - Thursday 13 December @ 8pm

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
We have a new venue - the Horsell Parish Institute - 119 High Street in Horsell (next to the Village Hall)

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 Horsell Wednesday Weekly Walks and Woodlanders

  • 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
  • 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
13 Dec 2018 at 8:00pm
Where
Horsell Parish Institute
119 High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SS