Brick Kiln Farm

East Horsley Parish Council submit a letter of appeal to the Planning Inspectorate on land lying on the north east side of Old Lane, known as Brick Kiln Farm. See letter here 

Secure Your Home: Burglary Advice

A lot of the burglaries reported recently involve the offenders entering a home via back doors, windows, or conservatories.

These entry points are typically weaker because we all fall into the trap of believing that something out of sight is out of mind. If the front of your house looks secure, there’s no way a burglar will bother checking the back, right?

Wrong.

Even if you have a fearsome guard dog like the one here (best weapon: death by licking), don’t take any chances. Spend some time this weekend securing your home from every angle.

Our top tips?

·       Check those windows and doors – are the frames in good condition?

·       Install a motion sensor light to catch any unwanted visitors in its beam.

·       Got an alarm system? Make sure it covers any extensions or conservatories.

Confident that your home is safer than Fort Knox? You might still be able to help us keep your neighbours and your community safe. If you spot any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood on your CCTV, dashcam or video doorbell, make sure to report it to our suspicious activity portal here  https://www.surrey.police.uk/police-forces/surrey-police/areas/campaigns/suspicious-activity-portal/ 

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Station Parade Bring Bank Recycling Site Closure

Station Parade bring bank recycling site to close permanently during the week commencing 22 January 2024

Bring sites are locations where you can take your unwanted textiles, shoes, bottles, and cardboard for recycling.
Currently 22 bring sites of various sizes and locations operate across the borough. These were introduced before good kerbside recycling services were established. As there is now a much better recycling service - where all of the items that residents can take to a bring site can be collected through their usual kerbside recycling collection - the decision to close these bring sites has been taken. This closure will also save money.
Information can also be found on:
https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/27007/Changes-to-our-bring-bank-recycling-sites-in-January-2024
More detailed guidance about how to dispose of household rubbish can be found on: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/whatgoesinmybins
If you have any further questions about this change to this service, please ask contact www.guildford.gov.uk/contact

SURREY RIGHTS OF WAY IMPROVEMENT PLAN (ROWIP)

Surrey County Council (SCC) is responsible  for over 2000 miles of footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic.The ROWIP is an important strategic policy document designed to ensure the rights of way fulfil their public service purpose. Accordingly, views of the public will be encompassed in the final document. If you would like to contribute to the information gathering, you are invited to complete an online survey via: https://www.surreysays.co.uk/environment-and-infrastructure/rowip-public 

Closes 10 March

A New ATM for East Horsley

A new ATM has been installed at the Post Office, with no charge for transactions.

Station Master Richard Bunce Resigns

Friends of Horsley Station regret to report that Richard Bunce, the popular station master at Horsley Station, has resigned for personal reasons. In the years that Richard has occupied this position, he has worked tirelessly to ensure the station looks clean and tidy and that the booking office and waiting rooms are welcoming with appropriate pictures, a book and jigsaw puzzle exchange and a planting scheme at the entrance. 

His efforts (and those of Friends of Horsley Station) were rewarded when Horsley Station was twice nominated as small South Western Railways Station of the Year. Richard has been a valued member of the local community and has always been cheerful and happy to help with ticketing inquiries. We wish him (and his dog George) well for the future and thank him for his contribution to Horsley life over the past few years.

Richard and George

Annual Parish Meeting Held in The Great Hall of Horsley Towers

The Annual Parish Council Meeting held in The Great Hall of Horsley Towers last night, proved to be a great success. The hall was filled to capacity with only standing room left for late comers. East Horsley Parish Council would like to thank those who took the time and trouble to attend the meeting, where they were given the opportunity to hear directly from councillors on what they have been doing over the last year and their plans for the following year/s ahead. Many local issues were raised in the Q&A, which the councillors were able to answer directly. In the second half of the meeting, following refreshments, attendees were given the opportunity to listen to Daniel Skyes, Cyber Protection Officer for Surrey and Sussex Police talk about the techniques used by scammers to part you from your hard-earned cash and, more importantly, how to avoid becoming yet another victim. 

If the meeting has whetted your appetite and you would like to find out more about the Parish Council or if you would like to explore the possibility of becoming a councillor, we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pedestrian Footpath on Forest Road

A project first started by residents 15 years ago to provide a safe pedestrian footpath along Forest Road, has now seen the completion of the section at the lower end of Forest Road extending the path to the junction with Woodland Drive.

Continued Construction of Pedestrian Footpath on Forest Road

There are temporary traffic lights at the lower end of Forest Road, whilst another short section of the pedestrian footpath is constructed, extending the path to the junction with Woodland Drive. Works are scheduled to be completed this Friday.

Spring Village Litterpick 2024

A big thank you to all those who volunteered at our Spring Village Litterpick at the weekend.  Again we had a good turnout of all ages at all three locations, Station Parade, Bishopsmead Parade and Effingham Mini Mart in Forest Road. We hope to see you and other residents at our next Litterpick in Septermber. Keep an eye on the website and social media for date and details of how to register.

Horsley Hawks Win

Congratulations to the Horsley Hawks who have won their division in the U13 South Surrey league by a considerable margin, they are now set to play in the final of the Plate competition at the end of April. This season their kit was kindly sponsored by Quaich in Station Parade, one of our local coffee shops.

Annual Parish Meeting To Be Held At Horsley Towers

On 23 April at 7.30pm.

This year, for the first time, the Annual Parish Meeting of the East Horsley Parish Council will be held in the Great Hall at Horsley Towers, on 23 April at 7.30pm.  This is your chance to hear updates from your Parish Council about issues and activities over the past twelve months and to look ahead to some of the projects planned for the coming year. Following a break for refreshments, there's a session we are calling 'Stay Safe in Horsley' in which experts will be on hand to give advice regarding scammers and fraudsters.  All this plus an opportunity to experience the magnificent interior of The Great Hall at Horsley Towers.