Horsley Hub 

This new community social enterprise horsleyhub.com is packed full of information on activities for kids, family days out, and what’s on.  It has heaps of information and resources on health and emotional wellbeing, both for children and adults including those with additional needs. 

There is a timetable of local fitness and exercises classes and if you run your own business you can list your services on the business directory for free.

The website is linked with the Horsley Hub Facebook page which posts offers and events. You can ask to join the Horsley Hub Facebook group or follow us on Twitter @HorsleyHub or Instagram @horsleyhub2017

Constructive feedback and suggestions as to what you’d like to be included and what improvements can be made are welcomed. Contact here.

 

GBC Local Plan

The proposed version of the Local Plan, for submission to an Inspector, is on the GBC website - please see the link below. This contains only minor changes from the previous version.

http://www.guildford.gov.uk/newlocalplan/submission

Be Winter Ready Campaign from UK Power Networks

Steps you can take to ‘Be Winter Ready’: 

  • Know your free emergency numbers: In a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
  • Prepare your home: Keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. 
  • Register as a vulnerable customer: Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. Click here to find out more about the Priority Services Register in London, the South and East of England or to sign up.
  • Keep your eyes open: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

 

Surrey Small Blue Project - Butterfly Conservation

Those of you who attended WHPC's Annual Parish Meeting will recall a talk by Butterfly Conservation, who have embarked on a project in this area - an update is provided below and if you would like more information or to volunteer, contact details are below: 

Update from Fiona Haynes, Project Officer, working two days per week on this project. "I have been extremely busy meeting all the project partners (National Trust Rangers, Surrey Wildlife Trust Rangers and Guildford Borough Council) and members of the Surrey Branch of BC who I will be working very closely with.  I have also been meeting other landowners at the North Downs Facilitation Fund meeting and getting to know colleagues at the Surrey Hills AONB. I am setting up a regular volunteer group to carry out practical works across the Downs for the Small Blue and other butterflies such as the Grizzled Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper and Adonis Blue and these start next week with a task at Netley Park in Gomshall. I am extremely lucky to have the full support of the Branch and its’ volunteers and am hopeful that these tasks will attract a good workforce.  Our works will mainly involve the creation of bare ground scrapes and clearance of scrub to maintain the species-rich chalk grassland.  We intend to sow Kidney Vetch seed into the scrapes which will hopefully ensure that plenty of the foodplant will be available for the caterpillars in future years. I am also in the process of drawing up contracts for the funded works that you have all contributed to.  We have great plans for scrape creation and quarry restoration at many of the sites as well as some larger scrub removal jobs for contractors.  I am hopeful that we will be able to make a start on these funded works by the end of October but this will depend on gaining SSSI consent and I hope that won’t take too long.  If you would like to know more, please do get in touch".

Fiona Haynes Conservation Officer – Moths and Surrey Small Blue Project Officer  Email: fhaynes@butterfly-conservation.org  Mobile: 07483 039323. www.butterfly-conservation.org

 

Newlands Corner Play Trail

Surrey County Council has withdrawn its application to install play structures at Newlands Corner after the Inspector requested an inquiry.  SCC has said that they will revisit these plans in the future.

 

West Horsley in Bloom 2017

A report about this year's WHIB competition is now available on the WHIB page (under Events), with more photos in our photo gallery.

 

WHPC's response to the Local plan consultation

Please see attached for WHPC's response to the local plan consultation

WHPC Response to Local Plan consultation July 2017

 

Tree Protection Orders (TPOs) in the village

One of our Parish Councillors is putting red tags on some trees in the village to mark those with Tree Protection Orders (TPOs). The Parish Council checks on all the trees in the village with TPOs once a year and has started this process to label all trees with a TPO to raise awareness of those which are protected in this way.

 

Neighbourhood Connections

Please click on the document below for more information about this service in our village to help people live happy, healthy and independent lives

Neighbourhood Connections

 

Call for Speedwatch Volunteers!

Anyone concerned about speeding traffic in the village may want to consider joining West Horsley's Speedwatch group and make a difference. Led by Chris Tailby, the 12-strong group regularly monitor vehicle speeds across the village, supported by the Police. If you are interested, please contact Chris on chris@tailby.net. Thank you!!

 

Overgrown hedges  

Responsibility to cut back the hedges lies with individual householders - WHPC's Footpaths group walks the village each summer and sends a letter to any householders whose hedges need cutting back. Failure to act on this means we can involve Surrey County Council, who can cut hedges back and charge the householder if necessary.

Footpaths in the village - these are the responsibility of Surrey County Council to maintain and cut back. You can email SCC on contact.centre@surreycc.gov.uk

 

Flytipping can be reported on

https://www.guildford.gov.uk/flytipping

  

West Horsley Parish Council tennis court on Long Reach - Did you know that West Horsley has its own tennis court on Long Reach? This court is free to use. Just turn up and play! Please don't use the court in unsuitable weather conditions and if you wish to report any issues, please contact clerk@westhorsley.info 

 

West Horsley Parish Council gazebo 3m square available to borrow (refundable deposit required)

If you would like to borrow our gazebo, please read the attached policy for more information. Please note that it is recommended that you have at least two (strong) individuals to load it into your car, put it up, dismantle and return.

 Gazebo policy

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West Horsley is a dynamic, friendly and caring community which hosts a wealth of organisations and services. The Parish Council serves the people of West Horsley and represents the interests of the local residents, and ensures that these interests are effectively presented to bodies such as Guildford Borough and Surrey County Council.

Bluebells in West Horsley

 

Contact Details

West Horsley Parish Council

01483 901 905