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Our local businesses are gradually reopening
These local businesses have told us they are reopening as the virus crisis eases. Please support them where you can (Contact us).
Many of our local pubs are offering take-aways, delivery or pickup from their premises (some offer food-boxes and provisions):
The Dog & Duck, Outwood
The Joshua Tree, Earlswood
“We are pleased to announce, in line with government advice, from Monday 1st June we will be re-opening our 3 largest homeware stores: Victoria Road, Horley – Bishopric, Horsham – Montague Street, Worthing
To read about the steps we have taken and our new opening times click here.”
Planet Sweet in Horley Town Centre are now open for takeaways and collection.
Hookwood Memorial Hall
Hookwood Memorial is pleased to announce we are now able to offer viewings of our fantastic hall.. Complying with government guidelines and social distancing measures we can still offer you a chance to view our hall. So if you are looking to hire our venue perhaps later this year, or next for any occasion please get in touch today 07935 300631 or email email@example.com
Rachel is waiting for your enquiry…… Check out our facilities on our website.
A new local business has started:
“I have just started my own cleaning company and have an experienced reliable cleaner who has excellent references. Fully insured. Please contact me for more details.”
Jacqui’s Cleaning, 07743546081.
Horne Park Golf
Situated on the outskirts of Horley, Horne Park Golf has now reopened. Visit their website to see their procedures for booking.
PAC Handyman Services are able to offer their services at this time. They follow government guidelines on working safely during this crisis. Contact Paul Cottingham to discuss how he can help and keep you safe.
T: 01342 843348
PAC Handyman website.
Gatwick Footgolf is back up and running with social distancing guidelines in place. You must book in advance. Great fun for all the family. Website.
Sweet Vintage Gift Shop Horley
Sweet Vintage are open for contactless sales. 15% off all orders.
Do you have a special occasion that you need assistance with? We are able to offer balloons, gifts, children’s activities and much more. Check out our Facebook page for our procedures and more info. Call us on 07983344888.
The Pilot’s Hub, Redhill Aerodrome
The Pilot’s Hub Cafe has a takeaway menu and also offers food boxes and more. Website.
“We have closed our doors as a functioning coffee shop during the corona virus isolation period. However we are offering a local delivery service with contactless payments. Send us a Facebook message or whatsapp message on 07980680766.” Facebook page.
MLS Dental Laboratory, Salfords – Denture repairs and cleaning
The laboratory is open for denture repairs/cleaning service by appointment only. Visit their website to find out more. Website.
First Class Flowers are still providing an excellent service
They are still taking orders for:
– Flowers (to show you care)
Mitchells Building Centre has reopened, Tuesday 12th May
T Northeast Motorcycles has reopened
Horley’s motorcycle shop is now back up and running. Visit their website to see opening times and virus safety procedures.
Carlton Clinic is open
The Carlton clinic has opened on a limited basis – only for acute patients or key workers.
Carlton Clinic website.
The Mortgage Advice Bureau in Horley is ready to answer your questions.
The Mortgage Advice Bureau has a dedicated Mortgage Information Support Line to help and answer any questions you have. Call 02035 107766.
“Whilst we may not be open to the public we have produced a COVID-19 sign safety pack for businesses in the area. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can help your site in preparing for the return. The Fastsigns Team.” (01293 520776).
JW Automotive Hydraulic Hoses:
“JW Automotive Hydraulic Hoses is a family run business based in South Godstone. We specialise in “On-site” repairs and hose replacement for all types of plant, agricultural & garden machinery and any other vehicle which operates using a hydraulic system. We are fully insured & have a fully equipped mobile van that allows us to operate within a 40-mile radius.” (07814 018067).
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
During this isolation period we are compiling some links that will help keep you amused, maybe start a new hobby, or just entertain the kids. Click here to see if there is something for you.
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.
Who will be our ultimate quiz champion and get the highest score?!
To let us know you’ll be joining The Big Fat Orange Quiz, just follow our Event page and invite all your friends and family to join in with the fun – you could get a virtual team together or go it alone!
Tune in to our Facebook page from 8pm on Wednesday with a pen and paper ready. We can’t wait to see you all then!
Well done to Oakwood School staff and students for this tribute to our NHS workers.
Library members can borrow audiobooks, eBooks, eComics and magazines for FREE with the RB Digital App.
If you are a member of Horley Library you can download the app from the Surrey Libraries website. You can then access a range of books, comics and magazines for free. Click here to find the app.
Our opening hours will be Wednesday 12.30 to 2.30 and Friday 2 to 4 and we will be operating from the back halls of Horley Methodist Church, Victoria Road. Clients should access us via the car park entrance.
If you need to contact us about food donations or require our bank details please use the contact form on our website.
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.
Horley Town Football Club are seeking help.
Vandals recently damaged the turnstiles at Horley Town Football Club. The club has set up a donation page to help raise the £2000 needed. If you would like to help please visit this page.
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.
Free cat boarding for NHS workers, police and those in need.
If anyone in the NHS, police or those in difficulty are having problems looking after their cat/s the Five Star Cat Hotel in Horley are offering boarding free of charge. Give them a call on 01342 842400.
The WEA is running a series a FREE courses in partnership with East Surrey College for students in the East Surrey area.
• Supporting Key Stage 1 & 2 Maths
• Preparing to Help in Schools
• Introduction to Being a Teaching Assistant.
Visit the WEA website for more info.
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.
A fun video made by Horley Infant School.
HORLEY & DISTRICT U3A Monthly Meeting:
HORLEY & DISTRICT U3A
We are very sorry but, in-line with Government guidelines,
our monthly meetings and groups are cancelled.
Our aim is to reopen as soon as possible but, in the
meantime, please look on our website for current news.
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.
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.
Horley St George’s Day Fair and the VE Day celebrations have been cancelled.
Mike George, Chairman of the Horley Carnival has sent this message:
“It with great regret that, in line with current government guidance in respect of the coronavirus on public meetings/mass gatherings, the decision has been taken to cancel this years Horley Carnival.
I am sure this will be a great disappointment to many residents and local organisations but we consider their health and wellbeing to be paramount.
In these uncertain times it was considered best to cancel entirely for this year rather than try and re-schedule for later in the year.
The committee will be contacting all parties who were going to participate, or had expressed an interest in doing so, in this years event.
Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at next years carnival.”
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.
Horley Lions do a great deal to support our local charities. They have sent this message (22/3/20):
“Horley Lions recognise that for some who live alone, this period will prove to be very testing, but you are never alone and certainly please keep watching our Facebook page as we now intend to display a range of general knowledge question on a daily basis designed to test the grey matter. They have certainly tested mine but it has been interesting searching out the answers. There are no prizes, but the satisfaction of getting the questions right should be a tonic and in my case a miracle!! The answers to each set of questions will be displayed about 2 days after the questions are set.
Please do not forget to look out for the vulnerable and elderly in your area, by pulling together we can make a difference.Remember to follow the Horley Lions Facebook page for more postings.
Our local theatre The Archway Theatre, in the centre of Horley, is closed during the COVID-19 crisis.
Horley Library is closed until further notice.
We have listed four local minor injuries units on the Horley Online health page.
Horley Online is a community website for Horley and the Gatwick area.
Horley Online is a social enterprise run by local people for the community of Horley, Burstow, Charlwood, Copthorne, Earlswood, Gatwick, Hookwood, Horne, Outwood, Salfords and Smallfield.
We have no affiliation to any political parties or local or borough councils.
Our aim is to provide support and information for our local community.
(Horley Online earns a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site. This helps us run Horley Online. We keep these adverts to a minimum so that our visitors don’t find them a nuisance.)
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.
Susy Radio is our partner community radio station for Horley, Gatwick, Redhill, Reigate, Crawley and the surrounding villages. Established 1996.
Tune in now to Susy Radio.
Click on the logo to listen live online.