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06 July 2020Village News

The next meeting of Horsley parish council is scheduled for Monday July 20th. The council are using the internet software Zoom for this meeting. Anyone who has any issues for the PC to address should write to Mandy Senior the parish clerk before the above date at parishclerk@horsleyvillage.org.uk. If anyone still wishes to sign the petition about the speed of traffic through the village there is a copy in the Hearth cafe porch.

Thank you to Michael Senior for cleaning and staining the village seats and bus shelters. The parish council are looking to attract volunteers to keep the village tidy. You may wish to adopt one of the three seats , a bus shelter or pick up litter from a specific area. Presently there are litter pickers in Mill Way and from the west end of the village to Horsley Barns. The east end and centre of the village are not covered at present. Litter grabbers are available to use from the PC. The planters and the bus shelter at Cherrytree gardens have already been adopted. If would like to volunteer or adopt a specific site please contact Mandy Senior.

New litter bins which can be used for dog waste have been purchased by the PC and placed at either end of the village.

Several residents have asked if I have more information about the Horsley Hearts football team. They played in the Newcastle and District division 1 in the 1950 s and were champions of their league in 1952 when they were presented with medals and the cup. Their strip was of black and white stripes. They were managed by a gentleman known as Arty and had several players from other areas including Billy Toothill and Jimmy Liddell who was the bookmaker from Throckley.

The Lion and Lamb opened its doors again last weekend along with the Hearth cafe. Both operate a booking system following strict government guidelines. The Hearth cafe are still providIng groceries and a take out menu. The front garden is available without the need to book although social distancing is in operation. The Lion and Lamb is  only providing meals at weekends at present.

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