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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Latest posts

Horsell Music Festival - Saturday 21 October

Posted on behalf of Horsell Music Festival
Raising funds for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, tickets are now on sale for the Horsell Music Festival. The line up of local musicians who have generously agreed to perform is now confirmed :

  • Alex Hart - Classical guitarist
  • Hollie Tibbotts - Flautist
  • Alice Hoyle & Emiliy Dear - Singers
  • Max Pemberton - Pianist
  • Phil Coleman - Singer songwriter
  • First Dance Singers - Choir
  • No December - 5 piece rock band
Tickets for adults at £12.50 and under 16s at £6 are limited and available from:
  • Costcutter in Horsell High Street
  • Contacting Woking & Sam Beare Hospices direct - fundraising@wsbhospices.co.uk
  • On the door
When
21 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm
until 21 Oct 2017 at 9:30pm
Where
St Marys Church
Church Hill
Horsell
GU21 4QQ

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

Horsell Monthly Litter Pick

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
18 Nov 2017 at 10:00am
Where
Queen Elizabeth Gardens
High Street
Horsell
GU21 4SS

Horsell Monthly Litter Pick - Wheatsheaf Rec

Posted on behalf of Second Thursday Club
The Horsell Litter Pick takes place on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

There is a change of venue to the Wheatsheaf recreation ground on Chobham Road. We will clean the playground, field and woodlands. We will retire to The Wheatsheaf for a hot drink afterwards.

It may be a little muddy so wear wellies or boots. All equipment supplied, hope to see you there.
When
21 Oct 2017 at 10:00am
Where
Wheatsheaf Recreation Ground
Chobham Road
Horsell
GU21 4AL

Horsell STC Community 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 community activities - eg Community Choir, Woodlanders, Litter Pickers, Walkers, etc
  • Fundraising activities such as the Horsell Calendar
  • Horsell Prepared - Horsell's resilience plan to deal with community-wide problems
  • Horsell's traders and any issues they are having
Come along and listen or contribute. Everyone is welcome!
When
09 Nov 2017 at 8:00pm
Where
Horsell Village Hall - Bedser Rooms
High Street
Horsell
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 - 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

  • Litter pick on Wheatsheaf Rec - Saturday 21 October @ 10am
  • Horsell Music Festival - St Marys - Saturday 21 October @ 7pm

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