13 July 2020
A reminder that the Horsley parish council meeting takes place on July 20th using the internet. If you have an issue to raise please contact the parish clerk before the meeting.
The Hearth cafe is now open 7 days each week. Please ring 01661 853563 to make a table booking. The staff operate a table service and a one way system through the building. A take away menu is still available and it is not essential to book a garden space. As yet there are no music events or heritage talks. All art classes need to be booked in advance however art studios can be visited by appointment at short notice. Please check individual artists websites for contact details.
Horsley village had a power cut last week due to a major fault in the area. It was not possible to inform householders in advance.
The petition relating to the speed and volume of traffic through the village is still in circulation for another 4 days. The initiative comes from families with young children. There is also concern about noise pollution from traffic caused by the poor state of repair to the surface of the main route through the village and the amount of waste material in gutters and drains.
Scarecrows have started to appear around the village. This is a garden club annual event.
Work continues behind the original schedule at Horsley treatment works. It is hoped that the work will be finished after the winter period. Testing needs to take place during colder weather. The works are built on the site of the original Horsley village. An archaeological survey was conducted prior to the first phase of building on the site. Finds were mostly of pottery. This village site had been burnt and sacked during the Medieval period by invading Scots armies on at least two occasions.