New HRA website – and it’s goodbye from me!

May 27, 2013

The new edition of The Resident magazine is currently being delivered to households in Horsell – and among all the other news, you’ll see that the new version of the HRA website is now live. You can find it and keep an eye on its development here:

http://www.horsellresidents.com/

There’s a blog section on the new website, so this WordPress website will no longer be active.

I took over this site and the HRA twitter feed from the previous editor, Sarah, a couple of years ago – and it’s been a pleasure and a privilege! There’s a great new team working on the new HRA website, so I’ve decided to step down, but wish the HRA team all the very best!

Thank you for all your support!

Greta

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Chobham Road crossing – consultation questionnaire

May 19, 2013

A consultation questionnaire is now available online until 4th August 2013 for the public to give their views on the proposed locations for the Chobham Road crossing. Surrey County Council has identified two sites, Site A just south of Broomhall Lane, and Site B between Horsell Rise and Wheatsheaf Close.

For those without internet access or where there are multiple members of the household (including all children) you may find it easier to obtain hard copies, which are available from Woking town centre library or Woking Borough Council offices.

To access the questionnaire go to: www.surreycc.gov.uk/chobhamroad and follow the link to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ChobhamRoad

The analysis of the consultation process will be carried out in August and in September 2013 will be reported to the Local Committee Woking, with a recommendation for approval to design and implement the crossing. If the Local Committee gives its approval, the detailed design of the crossing and supplementary work will be carried out during the winter of 2013/14, with the aim of implementing the new crossing in Spring 2014.

Sara Rhydderch

bianconiuk@yahoo.co.uk


Scouts and Guides Grand May Fayre on Monday

May 1, 2013

The 35th Horsell Scouts and Guides Grand May Fayre will be held at the Wheatsheaf Recreation Ground on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May, from 12 noon until 4.30pm.

This long-established Woking community fair is the major fundraising event for the Horsell Scout and Guide group. This year is particularly important as we look to fully equip the soon-to-be-built new HQ!

Last year the weather was not particularly kind to us, but this year we are much better prepared for the occasional inclement spell as we have invited a flock of Indian Runner ducks to roam around the May Fayre arena. This is not as completely quackers as it may seem, as to keep them under control we have a champion herd of Welsh sheepdogs under the watchful eye of a national Welsh champion shepherd. Terms such as ‘Come-bye, away, walk on, LIE DOWN’ plus a series of weird, but obviously tuneful, whistles will all go towards making this a truly special event. These commands mean so much to the highly trained sheepdogs, but I wonder if they would be as successful with a herd (or is it heard?) of Beaver Scouts under the command of their highly trained Beaver leaders?

We also have an exciting display of Second World War military vehicles ranging from fighting vehicles to ambulances. Some will be static displays with all their original equipment and others will parade round the arena to music and a full description of the vehicle. I’m really looking forward to this!

The May Fayre would be nothing without The Summerscales Performers. Previously known as the Karen Clark Theatre School, these young, enthusiastic dancers are a real joy to watch. Music lovers will remember the singing duo Whitney and Stilwell who sang and played so successfully last year. They went down so well that they are back by popular demand.

Phew! Is this all going to be TOO exciting? Why don’t you just come along to find out for yourself?

We are very grateful for the support of our 2013 May Fayre sponsors: Crownwood, Harvey Water Softeners and Seymours Estate Agents, Horsell.

Richard Mackie


What’s on in Horsell 29th April-5th May 2013

April 28, 2013

If you’d like your event or group listed in a Horsell What’s on blogpost, please contact horsellresident@gmail.com.

Mon 29th: The 9th Annual General Meeting of Horsell Village Hall will be held tonight at 8pm. See previous blogpost for more information.

Horsell Book Group, last Monday of the month, contact horsellbookgroup@gmail.com.

Live jazz from Jurbena Jazz Band at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, 8.30pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.

Tues 30th: Storytelling for under 5s at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, 11-11.40am. Free entry, donations welcome. Call 01483 737837 for details.

Informal group for babies, toddlers and carers meets for play and socialising every Tuesday during term time, 10am-12pm in the St Andrew’s Room at St Mary’s, Church Hill. Call 01483 772172 for details.

Horsell community choir, in the Village Hall, 7-9pm. All welcome! £6. See previous blogpost for more information.

Quiz night at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, 8pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.

Weds 1st: Rhyme time for babies and toddlers at Woking library at 11am.

Horsell Runners regular run, starts at 7.45pm from outside the Beijing Restaurant, High Street. Just come along or contact info@horsellrunners.org.

Thurs 2nd: The Horsell Afternoon branch of the Women’s Institute (WI) is meeting at 1.45pm in Horsell Village Hall. Visitors are always welcome. Call 01483 475 341 or email beryl.dunham2@btinternet.com for details.

Fri 3rd: Regular coffee morning 10am-12pm at St Mary’s, Church Hill. Call 01483 772172 for details.

Live music from Steve Brookes and Band at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, 9pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.


Report on Horsell Bowling Club’s open day

April 25, 2013
We had a very successful morning, the rain holding off until we were packing up. We were visited by eighteen people who were keen to try their hands at bowling, of whom sixteen signed up to take a further coaching course, with a possibility of more doing so.
Horsell Bowling Club open day. Photo by Tricia Nigh.

Horsell Bowling Club open day. Photo by Tricia Nigh.

The coaching courses take place over four consecutive weeks between 6 and 8 pm and at the end of that time the participants are asked if they would like to join the club. Any member of the club is able to take advantage of further free coaching and also take part in matches when they are proficient enough.

The club takes part in friendly mixed matches on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings, Ladies friendlies on Tuesday afternoons and various league games with local clubs throughout the week.
Friday night is club night, a social evening of bowls or a drink with friends which will begin this year on Friday 3rd May at 6.15 pm. We are always happy to welcome prospective members to the club and also spectators to any of our games.
Please phone Tricia Nigh on 01483 760170 for more details of club events.
Tricia Nigh

What’s on in Horsell 22nd-28th April 2013

April 21, 2013

If you’d like your event or group listed in a Horsell What’s on blogpost, please contact horsellresident@gmail.com.

Mon 22nd: Horsell Sports Ground Association AGM, Sports Pavillion, 7pm. See previous blogpost for more information.

Live jazz from the Rance’s Rockin’ Band at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, 8.30pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.

Tues 23rd: Informal group for babies, toddlers and carers meets for play and socialising every Tuesday during term time, 10am-12pm in the St Andrew’s Room at St Mary’s, Church Hill. Call 01483 772172 for details.

Horsell community choir, in the Village Hall, 7-9pm. All welcome! £6. See previous blogpost for more information.

Weds 24th: Drawing workshop for adults at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, 10.30am-12.30pm. Free entry, donations welcome. Call 01483 737837 to book.

Storytime for babies and toddlers at Woking library at 11am.

Horsell Runners regular run, starts at 7.45pm from outside the Beijing Restaurant, High Street. Just come along or contact info@horsellrunners.org.

Thurs 25th: Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society performs Spring and Port Wine, 7.45pm, at Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking.

Fri 26th: Horsell Neighbourhood Team of Surrey Police is holding their regular daytime surgery at St Mary’s, Churchill, during their coffee morning, between 10.30am and 12pm.

Live music from local singer songwriter James Deane at The Red Lion pub, High Street, from 8pm. Call 01483 768 497 for details.

Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society performs Spring and Port Wine, 7.45pm, at Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking.

Sat 27th: Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society performs Spring and Port Wine, 7.30pm, at Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking.

Sun 28th: The New Woking Jazz Circle welcomes Ken Peplowski’s, together with John Pearce, Dave Green and Steve Brown to play in Woodham Parish Hall, 564 Woodham Lane. Tickets are £17 on the door or £15 for members. Bring your own drinks. Contact Alan Hearn for more details on 01483 472630.


Woking Hospice Midnight Walk

April 19, 2013

The fundraising team at Woking & Sam Beare Hospices are gearing up for their 6th Midnight Walk, taking place at Mercedes-Benz World on Friday 21 June.

Woking Hospice fundraising team. From left to right: Mary Skipper, (event organiser) Sue Spencer, Lorraine Weedon and Tracey Hayward.

Woking Hospice fundraising team. From left to right: Mary Skipper, (event organiser) Sue Spencer, Lorraine Weedon and Tracey Hayward.

The walk is an 8-mile route around Brooklands, New Haw and West Byfleet and brings women of all ages together. It’s a truly magical evening with many walking in memory of friends and loved ones and others just wanting to take on a challenge, have some fun and support our Hospices. Last year over 800 women walked, talked, and ‘flashed’ their illuminated ‘bunny ears’ around the 8 miles to receive their medal and a hot cup of tea!

Sue Spencer, event organiser said, “We really want to encourage more women than ever to have a go and come out and support us. There is a real carnival atmosphere on the night, people dress up, have some fun and a good work out at the same time! Our youngest walkers are aged just 13 and the eldest in their 80s! So the route is suitable for all fitness abilities.”

The Midnight Walk has raised a staggering £750,000 to date and is the Hospice’s largest fundraising event. All money raised will help to fund our services throughout the boroughs of Woking, Surrey Heath, North Guildford, Runnymede, Spelthorne and Elmbridge.

The Midnight Walk will start from Mercedes-Benz World on June 21st at 10pm (most people are still walking at midnight!) and will follow an 8-mile circular route. It’s an experience not to be missed! Registration is £15. Call our fundraising team on 01483 881752 or visit www.wsb-midnightwalk.co.uk.

Lorraine Weedon
Marketing & Communications Manager
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices