Horsell Garden Safari in June – please open your garden!

March 11, 2013

The weekend of 15th and 16th June will host the 11th year of Horsell Garden Safari and the key to making it work is NEW gardens.

Since 2002, the Horsell Garden Safari has given us all the opportunity to visit our village gardens, to share gardening stories, meet old friends and new, and enjoy a cuppa and cake sitting beneath a parasol and enjoying the fruits of someone else’s labour! All the proceeds go to support Horsell Village Hall, which is undergoing extensive refurbishment. This is such an important building for the village for residents to use and enjoy. We need your help to make this year as successful as ever!

We need six to eight unexplored gardens this time, as well as those of the regulars who have supported us over the years. Do you have a garden that you would like to open, or do you have a neighbour who has a lovely garden?

Let’s make this the best ever Garden Safari, with gardens we have come to love open again and many new gardens to visit for the first time.

So who can open their garden?

Anyone can who loves gardening, whether your garden is big or small, wild flowers and eco-friendly or manicured; flowers, veg or patio; sun-drenched or shaded. Please check below, because we are inviting not only keen gardeners, but have some new ideas:

  • You can open for one or both days; please let us know your preference.
  • You can open your front or back garden or both, your patio full of bright flowers or ferns, small or large; it is not a competition!
  • Your children may have their own garden they would like to show off.
  • A garden with historical interest (it may have been a former nursery, farm, forge, mill, prison, brewery, school or have an air raid shelter).
  • A house with a history – just to go into the garden and look at from the outside!
  • Communal; a close or street where gardeners may like to open together.
  • A pub garden.
  • A school garden.

Optional extras, which you may be able to offer, will add extra and sometimes new interest to the day:

  • Refreshments.
  • Plant sales.
  • Homemade cakes, jams, crafts; if you would like to sell your homemade produce or work, you could sell in your own garden or a friend’s, please ask.
  • An ‘eye-spy’ quiz for children and young at heart! Please let us know if you have an interesting plant, animal or feature in your garden that we could include in a quiz.

Saturday 15 June, at 10.30am, will see the official opening of the Pares Woodland Garden which is being restored by volunteer Horsell residents.

Please support the Garden Safari, by opening your garden and by buying the schedule (£7) in local shops, for a full weekend of neighbourly fun. Don’t be shy! Let us know now if you can open your garden.

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Plant Sale for Woking Community Hospital

We have also linked up with the Friends of Woking Community Hospital (WCH) and its annual plant sale will be held in the open garden at Little Upton, Ridgeway during Safari weekend.

The sale will raise funds for the Bradley Unit at WCH, a centre of excellence for neuro rehabilitation services in Surrey. The new, larger unit will have 20 beds, serving patients with brain damage or mobility problems following strokes or car accidents. The NHS can only provide conventional showers, which mean that patients need help to wash themselves and when using the toilets. Therefore funds from the plant sale will go towards a new wet room with wheelchair access, together with hoists and slings.

Penny Kramer


What’s on in Horsell 11-17th March 2013

March 10, 2013

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

Mon 11th: Yoga (mixed ability) in Horsell Village Hall. 10-11.30am, £7.50 per session. Contact 01483 724065 for details.

Live jazz from Frog Island Jazzband at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, from 8.30pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.

Tues 12th: 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.

Slim and Zumba in Horsell Village Hall, 10-11.30am. Contact 01483 822121 for details.

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

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

Weds 13th: 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.

Quiz night at The Crown pub, 104 High Street, 9pm. Call 01483 771719 for details.

Thurs 14th: Tour of Elisabeth Frink exhibition at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, 12.30-1pm. Free entry, donations welcome. Call 01483 737837 to book.

Live music from Robbie Lee at The Plough pub, Cheapside. Call 01483 714105 for details.

The Second Thursday Club meets at Birch House, Horsell Birch, at 8pm. For more information contact Tony Kremer on a.kremer@ntlworld.com.

Fri 15th: Painting for under 5s at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, £3 per child, dress for mess. Call 01483 737837 to book.

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

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

Sat 16th: Regular monthly litter pick, organised by the Second Thursday Club, meets at Queen Elizabeth gardens, 9.30am, all welcome. Postponed, now taking place next Saturday (23rd) from 9.30am.

The St Mary’s church music group pianist has organised a day of non-stop piano playing, to raise money for two local charities. The pianothon will take place in Middle Walk, Wolsey Place, 9am-5pm. For more information, contact Sue on 01483 772008 or mmagpies@rocketmail.com.


What’s on in Horsell 4-10th March 2013

March 3, 2013

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

Mon 4th: Yoga (mixed ability) in Horsell Village Hall. 10-11.30am, £7.50 per session. Contact 01483 724065 for details.

Live jazz from Phil Brown Swingtet at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, from 8.30pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.

Tues 5th: 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.

Age UK Surrey is holding a volunteer-led Nordic Walk on Horsell Common. Open to anyone over 50, it’s a 3.5 mile circular walk, with a coffee stop halfway. Meet Maureen and Sybil at 10.15am, for a 10.30am start, at Sandy Track car park (GU21 4HP). For further information about GO50 contact 01483 534706 or go50@ageuksurrey.org.uk

Director’s cut: Frink in Bohemia – Director Marilyn Scott and Curator Peter Hall discuss a biographical account of Elisabeth Frink’s life and work, at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, 1pm, £6 adults, £5 concessions. Call 01483 737837 to book.

Slim and Zumba in Horsell Village Hall, 10-11.30am. Contact 01483 822121 for details.

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

First night of the Horsell community choir, in the Village Hall, 7-9pm. All welcome! Free taster session, future sessions will be £6. See previous blogpost for more information.

Weds 6th: Rhyme time for babies and toddlers at Woking library at 11am.

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

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

Quiz night at The Crown pub, 104 High Street, 9pm. Call 01483 771719 for details.

Thurs 7th: The Horsell Afternoon branch of the Women’s Institute (WI) is meeting for ‘Get ahead, get a hat’ with Mary Riley at 1.45pm in Horsell Village Hall. Visitors are always welcome. Call 01483 475 341 or email beryl.dunham2@btinternet.com for details.

Fri 8th: Regular coffee morning 10am-12pm at St Mary’s, Church Hill. Call 01483 772172 for details.

Live music from Sam Wedgwood at The Red Lion pub, High Street. Call 01483 768 497 for details.

Sat 9th: Woking NCT holding a children’s and maternity clothes sale, as well as toys, at Trinity Methodist Church, Brewery Road, 3.30-5pm. More information from nct_woking@yahoo.co.uk.

Sun 10th: Join a winter conservation volunteer working party run by Horsell Common Preservation Society. Meet at the Anthony’s car park at 10am for three hours of scrub bashing! Bring sturdy footwear and gardening gloves. Call Keith Bowden on 01483 750237 for more information.


What’s on in Horsell 25th February-3rd March 2013

February 24, 2013

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

Mon 25th: Yoga (mixed ability) in Horsell Village Hall. 10-11.30am, £7.50 per session. Contact 01483 724065 for details.

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

Live jazz from Limehouse Jazzband at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, from 8.30pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.

Tues 26th: 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.

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

Slim and Zumba in Horsell Village Hall, 10-11.30am. Contact 01483 822121 for details.

Weds 27th: 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.

Quiz night at The Crown pub, 104 High Street, 9pm. Call 01483 771719 for details.

Thurs 28th: Life drawing workshop at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, 4-6.30pm. £15 adults, £13 concessions. Call 01483 737837 to book.

Charity race night at The Plough pub, Cheapside. Call 01483 714105 for details.

Fri 1st: 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 James Deane at The Red Lion pub, High Street. Call 01483 768 497 for details.

Live music from Fab Funky Funks at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, from 9pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.

Sat 2nd: St Mary’s Church Barn Dance in Horsell Village Hall, High Street, 7-11pm. Tickets £7.50 on the door, includes first drink, under 15s free.


What’s on in Horsell 18-24th February 2013

February 17, 2013

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

Mon 18th: Nature Conservation Day, 10.30am-3pm, on Wheatsheaf Recreation Ground, organised by Surrey Wildlife Trust. Wear suitable outdoor clothes. Contact Frances Halstead on 07891 514574 for more information.

Live jazz from Panama Café Orchestra at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, from 8.30pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.

Tues 19th: ‘Birds’ workshop at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, suitable for children aged 4+. Free entry, donations welcome. Drop in anytime 1.30-4pm. Call 01483 737837 for details.

Slim and Zumba in Horsell Village Hall, 10-11.30am. Contact 01483 822121 for details.

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

Weds 20th: 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.

Quiz night at The Crown pub, 104 High Street, 9pm. Call 01483 771719 for details.

Thurs 21st: ‘Draw with string’ workshop at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, suitable for children aged 4+. Free entry, donations welcome. Drop in anytime 1.30-4pm. Call 01483 737837 for details.

Farmers’ market (Woking town centre), 9am-2.30pm.

Fri 22nd: Regular coffee morning 10am-12pm at St Mary’s, Church Hill. Call 01483 772172 for details.

‘Clay masks’ workshop at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, 1-2.30pm, suitable for 4-8 year olds. £6.50 per child. Advanced booking required, call 01483 737837 to book.

Live music from Will Shackleton at The Red Lion pub, High Street. Call 01483 768 497 for details.

Sat 23rd: Woking Lions Group presents Rushmoor Male Voice Choir in concert at St Mary’s, Church Hill, 7.30pm. Contact 01483 755232 or 723832. Tickets £10 with interval drink, or £5 for under 16s.


New Horsell Community Choir

February 11, 2013

The latest initiative of Horsell’s Second Thursday Club is the launch of a community choir!

The choir will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm in the lower room of Horsell Village Hall.

The first session will take place on Tuesday 5 March and will be a free taster session. Thereafter, simply drop-in and pay £6 for each session you attend.

The choir will meet regularly during school term times and, according to demand, during school holidays.

The choir is open to all ages and no auditions will be required. All the songs will be taught by ear.

The choir will be led by Anna Tabbush, an experienced choir leader, who already has an established choir, Guildford Vox. The repertoire will consist of contemporary and traditional songs from the British Isles and around the world.

If you would like to register your interest or have any questions, please email Geoff Hughes: geoff.r.hughes@ntlworld.com.


What’s on in Horsell 11-17th February 2013

February 10, 2013

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

Mon 11th: Live music from Eddy at The Plough pub, Cheapside. Call 01483 714105 for details.

Yoga (mixed ability) in Horsell Village Hall. 10-11.30am, £7.50 per session. Contact 01483 724065 for details.

Live jazz from Max Britton Trio at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, from 8.30pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.

Tues 12th: Tour of The Ingram Collection at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, 11-11.30am. Free entry, donations welcome. Call 01483 737837 to book.

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.

Slim and Zumba in Horsell Village Hall, 10-11.30am. Contact 01483 822121 for details.

Fundraising dinner for Home-Start Woking at the Beijing restaurant, High Street, Horsell. See previous blogpost for more details.

Weds 13th: 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.

Quiz night at The Crown pub, 104 High Street, 9pm. Call 01483 771719 for details.

Thurs 14th: Talk: ‘The Decorative Designs of C.F.A Voysey’ at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, 1pm, £6. Call 01483 737837 to book.

The Second Thursday Club meets at Birch House, Horsell Birch, at 8pm. For more information contact Tony Kremer on akremer@ntlworld.com.

Fri 15th: Regular coffee morning 10am-12pm at St Mary’s, Church Hill. Call 01483 772172 for details.

Painting for under 5s at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, 11-11.45am, £3 per child, accompanying adult goes free. Call 01483 737837 to book.

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

Sat 16th: Regular monthly litter pick, organised by the Second Thursday Club, meets at Queen Elizabeth gardens, 9.30am, all welcome.


What’s on in Horsell 4-10th February 2013

February 3, 2013

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

Mon 4th: Yoga (mixed ability) in Horsell Village Hall. 10-11.30am, £7.50 per session. Contact 01483 724065 for details.

Local Amnesty International group holds its monthly meeting tonight in the Trinity Methodist Church building on Brewery Road.

Live jazz from the Phil Brown Swingtet at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, from 8.30pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.

Tues 5th: Age UK Surrey is holding a volunteer-led Nordic Walk on Horsell Common. Open to anyone over 50, it’s a 3.5 mile circular walk, with a coffee stop halfway. Meet Maureen and Sybil at 10.15am, for a 10.30am start, at Sandy Track car park (GU21 4HP). For further information about GO50 contact 01483 534706 or go50@ageuksurrey.org.uk

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.

Slim and Zumba in Horsell Village Hall, 10-11.30am. Contact 01483 822121 for details.

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

Weds 6th: Rhyme time for babies and toddlers at Woking library at 11am.

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

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

An evening with Joanna Trollope at Woking library at 7.30pm – fully booked.

Quiz night at The Crown pub, 104 High Street, 9pm. Call 01483 771719 for details.

Thurs 7th: Age UK Surrey is holding a volunteer-led flat walk across common lands, alongside River Wey, not too muddy. Open to anyone over 50, it’s a 3.75 mile walk. Meet Mike W at 10.45am, for an 11am start, near The Sands pub, Chertsey Road. For further information about GO50 contact 01483 534706 or go50@ageuksurrey.org.uk

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

Horsell Neighbourhood Team of Surrey Police is holding their regular panel meeting at Horsell Village Hall, High Street, 7.30pm.

Fri 8th: Regular coffee morning 10am-12pm at St Mary’s, Church Hill. Call 01483 772172 for details.

Live music from The Loungers at The Red Lion pub, High Street. Call 01483 768 497 for details.

Sun 10th: Last chance to see ‘A Diamond Jubilee Exhibition: Portraits of HM The Queen’ at The Lightbox, Chobham Road. Free entry, donations welcome.

Join a winter conservation volunteer working party run by Horsell Common Preservation Society. Meet at the Anthony’s car park at 10am for three hours of scrub bashing! Bring sturdy footwear and gardening gloves. Call Keith Bowden on 01483 750237 for more information.


Fundraising dinner at the Beijing, Horsell

January 30, 2013

Home-Start Woking is a voluntary organisation that offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with at least one child under 5 in the Woking Area. You can find out more about them and the services they offer on their website: www.homestartwoking.org.uk

On Tuesday 12 February, at 7.30pm, Home-Start Woking is a having a fundraising dinner at the Beijing Restaurant, High Street, Horsell.

You can find out more and book tickets (£22.50) by calling Ruth, at Home-Start Woking, on 01483 740367.


What’s on in Horsell 28th January-3rd February 2013

January 27, 2013

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

Mon 28th: Horsell Book Group, last Monday of the month, contact horsellbookgroup@gmail.com.

Yoga (mixed ability) in Horsell Village Hall. 10-11.30am, £7.50 per session. Contact 01483 724065 for details.

Live jazz from Panama Café Orchestra at The Cricketers pub, Horsell Birch, from 8.30pm. Call 01483 762363 for details.

Tues 29th: 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.

Slim and Zumba in Horsell Village Hall, 10-11.30am. Contact 01483 822121 for details.

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

Weds 30th: 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.

Quiz night at The Crown pub, 104 High Street, 9pm. Call 01483 771719 for details.

Fri 1st: 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 James Deane at The Red Lion pub, High Street. Call 01483 768 497 for details.