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Horley’s Archway Theatre’s Lockdown Productions
The amazing actors at the Archway Theatre have been busy recording their individual parts to two ‘lockdown’ audio plays. These have been recorded on their own at home. They then send their recordings to be put together, with added music and sound effects.
These are audio plays for you to listen to and enjoy. You can purchase these from their Box Office. You will be sent a link to allow you to listen at your convenience.
The Archway will reopen as soon as it can. If you would like to support them you can purchase these recordings or make a donation.
Hookwood Memorial Hall
Hookwood Memorial Hall is now open. All Bookings are subject to Covid-19 guidelines and terms and conditions. Bookings are being taken up to December 2021.Please contact the Booking Secretary for further information 07935 300631 or email
Rachel is waiting for your enquiry…… Check out our facilities on our website.
Horley Library has reopened (Tuesday 7th July).
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am to 2pm.
Surrey Libraries IT Helpline
Surrey Libraries IT Helpline is here for you! Surrey Libraries IT Help Team – helping you navigate the digital world! Don’t be shy – grab the phone and speak with us! 0300 200 1008 (Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-12 midday). If you prefer, then email: email@example.com and ask for a member of library staff to contact you. If you need support using computers, tablets and smartphones, Surrey Library Service can help with: • Setting up an account with your favourite supermarket and other online shopping • Saving a photo or contact details to your contact list, sending an attachment in an email • Ordering your prescription online • Downloading library ebooks, emagazines and eaudiobooks. • How to keep in touch with your relatives online, and how to use Whatsapp, Skype, Facetime, Zoom. Our service is delivered over the internet by library staff. It’s confidential, safe, and free, and if you are an absolute beginner, we will help you to develop your digital skills.
This is one of our local businesses:
Crave Candy is a pick n mix delivery and collection service based in Westvale Park, Horley. They deliver a wide variety of your favourite sweets to your doorstep in Horley! They also offer shipping all over the UK. Call 07732 772371 or visit our Facebook page.
COVID Symptom Study
This App is linked to Kings College London, St Bart’s Hospital and the NHS. You can contribute to this App and may find it useful.
This update on 2nd July, below, shows that in Reigate & Banstead 4375 people aged 20-69 contributed to the study, and that the percentage of people in our area with symptoms was 0.3%.
If you want to contribute to this study and find out more click here.
Calling all groups supporting older people within Surrey
Community Foundation for Surrey are seeking to support disadvantaged or vulnerable people over the age of 65 to be independent, healthy and socially included. Grants may be awarded for projects that improve health and well-being, reduce social isolation, prevent loneliness and that help older people overcome difficult circumstances. The closing date for this round of grants is 17th July.
Ye Olde Six Bells pub is re-opening
They are taking bookings now. Visit their bookings page.
The Hive Rooms, Rehearsal & Recording Studio is re-opening.
This unique venue in Horley have posted detailed information on how they plan to keep everyone safe. Check out the Hive Rooms website.
Dream Doors in Horley Town Centre is re-opening
Dream Doors have reopened their Horley based showroom. Visit their website or call 01293 776806 to discuss your requirements.
Teddy Bears join Horley’s Newest School!
Westvale Park Primary Academy and Nursery, based in Horley, will open its doors this September to 90 pupils across its nursery and 2 reception classes, and soon will occupy a brand new, purpose-built school. To welcome these founding pupils, the new Head (Susan Kelly) hand-delivered 90 personalised, Westvale Park Teddy Bears to all the homes of the first intake of children. Mrs Kelly said, “We wanted to recognise that these 90 children and their families will forever be the foundation of our new school. It is a significant and exciting time for everyone.”
East Horley Playgroup have some spaces left for September.
There will be a phased reopening of most of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRC) from Monday 11 May. Read more . . .
Support East Surrey Hospital / Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Covid 19 Appeal.
Donate here to support staff at East Surrey Hospital, and across Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as we face Covid 19. We are working to get your incredible support to where it is needed most, and support the staff who are caring for us all. 91% £36,462 raised of £40,000 target by 932 supporters. Donate here.
Charity Registration No. 1054072
Well done to Oakwood School staff and students for this tribute to our NHS workers.
Police Scam Warning
The police have warned that scammers are sending text messages to take advantage of unsuspecting members of the public.
Never click on links that are included in a text message or an email unless you are 100% sure it is verified.
Below is an example of the type of text message that the police have supplied.
Find out about the new Safe & Secure Grant
Reigate & Banstead Council have a new Safe & Secure Grant that provides up to £3000 of handy-person services free to eligible residents. There are also grants for disabled facilities and a handy-person service. Click here to find out more.
The Harlequin Theatre and Cinema in Redhill is reopening in 17th July.
The Richmond Fellowship
Richmond Fellowship is a charity helping people with mental ill health. They offer a range of services covering Surrey, Sussex and Kent including Tandridge, Redhill & Reigate, plus Redhill Safe Haven.
This includes a Community Connections Service | Employment and Retain Service | Art Therapy Studio | Social Enterprise (Old Moat Garden Centre and Cafe). See also Safe Haven Crisis Support Redhill.
Appeal for laptops for disadvantaged children in Horley
This appeal by local Councillor Martin Saunders has had a great response. To date (1st July) Martin reports:
‘I have had a hugely generous donation from Matt Boxall and his customers at Horley IT support company Micro Maintenance. Eight fantastic machines for disadvantaged children which Matt prepared ready to go. Thanks so much Matt, these have gone straight to 8 children at Manorfield Primary School.
Over the past few weeks its become increasingly clear that during and after COVID-19 the ‘new normal’ will involve our children and young people studying from home by using online systems and resources’
If you have a working laptop that originally came with Windows 7, 8 or 10 which you’d like to donate then email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The appeal so far has seen computers donated to Manorfield, Meath Green Junior, Burstow and Langshott School.
Read more . . .
St Catherine’s Quiz
Join us LIVE on Facebook on Wednesday’s from 8pm for The Big Fat Orange Quiz!
Coming to you in the comfort of your own home, we want you and your loved ones to get quizzical, to have some fun and raise funds so St Catherine’s Hospice can continue to be there for everyone who needs our care.
We will be live-streaming from 8pm on our Facebook page, bringing you five rounds of questions to put your knowledge to the test.
Corona Virus, COVID-19, useful links:
This is a fast-changing situation. The links below are are intended to help you get advice and information. We check the links every day and will update where we can.
The government guide for all types of businesses. Click here.
Horley Town Council have links with local information.
Reigate & Banstead Council have a page with information on their services during this crisis, volunteering and how to get help.
Surrey County Council Corona Virus Information and Advice page.
Government advice for business.
Self employed: Info on Government Employment and Support Allowance.
Universal Credit: This website has a guide to how Universal Credit is calculated.
Raven Housing Trust have COVID-19 information to help their customers with tenancy issues, people who rent, those over 70, those in sheltered housing and more.
To help their customers who will be financially affected by the pandemic they have set up a Raven Hardship Fund. For more info call 0300 123 3399.
If you are interested in volunteering it is recommended that you register with Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead.
Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead is coordinating and supporting volunteers, linking them with local organisations that need help.
To protect the vulnerable people in our community, they need to ensure this is managed carefully and that the necessary safeguarding checks are made.
GoodSAM is the platform powering the on boarding and deployment of the Volunteers for the NHS and RVS during the Coronavirus crisis.
There is also a GoodSAM Alerter app so that if you witness an emergency or need to get help quickly, you can just open tha app, press the Call for Help button and activate both the emergency services and your nearest first-aider.
Reigate & Banstead Council update
Reigate & Banstead Council have a YouTube channel where they post updates on what they are doing during this crisis. Click here to see the updates.
An update on how our local Oakwood School are helping our community.
Oakwood School has been supporting its staff, student and families and also helping their local community through the following ways:
· Donating to the Horley foodbank
· Doing food drops for our free school meal families, including tesco vouchers to help them
· Signing all FSM families up to the government scheme for vouchers
· Sending 145 goggles and boxes of gloves to East Surrey Hospital
· Sending 30 goggles to Birchwood GP surgery
· Sending soap to Surrey County Council to distribute to care homes, refuse depots, and other local service providers.
Our local recycling.
Click on the link below to see what happens at the recycling centres.
Visit the Reigate & Banstead page on what can go into the recycling containers.
Recycling, Revive & Re-use
At our local recycling centre at Earlswood you can donate pre-owned items from your home or garden to be re-sold at their Revive Re-use Shop. This really helps reduce waste. It also helps support local charities.
This video shows a recycling plant in Surrey. The sound is rather low but it is informative. Click here.
OUR LOCAL POLICE CRIME REPORT
Click on the link below to see a map and information about the police crime reports for Horley and the surrounding area.
Our local theatre The Archway Theatre, in the centre of Horley, is closed during the COVID-19 crisis.
We have listed four local minor injuries units on the Horley Online health page.
Did you know that Surrey and Sussex NHS offer a range of apprenticeships as well as local jobs at East Surrey Hospital?
Visit our jobs page for more info.
Over 10,250 local people ‘Like’ the Horley Town Facebook page.
Go there now and join in the local conversation.
Horley Online is a community website for Horley in Surrey and the surrounding Gatwick area.
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