A lot of the burglaries reported recently involve the offenders entering a home via back doors, windows, or conservatories.
These entry points are typically weaker because we all fall into the trap of believing that something out of sight is out of mind. If the front of your house looks secure, there’s no way a burglar will bother checking the back, right?
Even if you have a fearsome guard dog like the one here (best weapon: death by licking), don’t take any chances. Spend some time this weekend securing your home from every angle.
Our top tips?
· Check those windows and doors – are the frames in good condition?
· Install a motion sensor light to catch any unwanted visitors in its beam.
· Got an alarm system? Make sure it covers any extensions or conservatories.
Confident that your home is safer than Fort Knox? You might still be able to help us keep your neighbours and your community safe. If you spot any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood on your CCTV, dashcam or video doorbell, make sure to report it to our suspicious activity portal here https://www.surrey.police.uk/police-forces/surrey-police/areas/campaigns/suspicious-activity-portal/
Station Parade bring bank recycling site to close permanently during the week commencing 22 January 2024
Bring sites are locations where you can take your unwanted textiles, shoes, bottles, and cardboard for recycling.
Currently 22 bring sites of various sizes and locations operate across the borough. These were introduced before good kerbside recycling services were established. As there is now a much better recycling service - where all of the items that residents can take to a bring site can be collected through their usual kerbside recycling collection - the decision to close these bring sites has been taken. This closure will also save money.
Information can also be found on:
More detailed guidance about how to dispose of household rubbish can be found on: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/whatgoesinmybins
If you have any further questions about this change to this service, please ask contact www.guildford.gov.uk/contact
Guildford Borough Council (GBC) have issued the following:
We have a number of Flood Alerts/Flood warnings in place and surface water flooding across the borough.
We have been advised that residents have not been able to get through to us out of hours.
The out of hours phone number is 01344 949371.
There are also sanbags located across the borough that people can access if needed.
Details on our web site Advice for severe weather - Guildford Borough Council
Surrey County Council (SCC) is responsible for over 2000 miles of footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic.https://www.surreysays.co.uk/environment-and-infrastructure/rowip-publicThe ROWIP is an important strategic policy document designed to ensure the rights of way fulfil their public service purpose. Accordingly, views of the public will be encompassed in the final document. If you would like to contribute to the information gathering, you are invited to complete an online survey via:
Closes 10 March
As much as we love our fury four legged friends, dog fouling is an offence and carries a fine of £1,000.
Dog walkers must clean up immediately after their dogs in all public areas. Guildford Borough Council (GBC) will visit areas that have been reported as fouled and will look into signage, bins and highlight fouling using a chalk-based red spray paint. You can report someone who does not clean up after their dog, or to let GBC know about an area that is fouled. All details are confidential.
To report dog fouling click HERE
East Horsley Parish Council is launching its own repair café and is seeking volunteers to lend their time for a couple of hours on a Saturday morning once a month.
So do you have a skill at mending things – anything from clocks to frocks - and would like to join our team? Electronics, electrical, mechanical, textiles – those are what we aim to restore.
Ease the pressure on landfill sites as well as household budgets by making your fellow residents think twice before they throw away something that looks beyond repair – but isn’t!
Let us know if you would like to join the team by emailing our Parish Clerk, Nick Clemens:
The Chairman's Thank You Party was held this year at The Drift Golf Club, attended by more than 100 residents, we celebrated our local volunteers, community and businesses. Chairman Robert Taylor said, “It was wonderful to welcome all the volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year to help make our village special - we can’t thank you enough’.
Our 2023 Volunteer of the Year is Roy Proctor, chosen for his long-term leadership of the Horsley Countryside Preservation Society and campaigning on local countryside issues.
Above - Roy Proctor and Robert Taylor, Chair EHPC
The Chairman's Award for 2023 has gone to Brian Austin who, for the past 20 years, has excelled as Warden of The Forest alongside The Drift. He was instrumental in devising the Horsley Jubilee Trails and restoring the Lovelace Bridges.
Above - Robert Taylor, Chair EHPC and Brian Austin
The 2023 Award for the best Christmas Shopfront, as selected by the Mayor of Guildford, Cllr. Musak Miah, has been presented to Sue Stevens of Serenity Skin Aesthetics. Sue said "Thank you to East Horsley Parish Council for your continued support and for the honour of winning the Christmas Shopfront Award. We have loved being part of the community for the last 15 years and will continue to do our best to put smiles on faces for many more years to come."
Above - Robert Taylor, Chair EHPC and Sue Stevens, Serenity Skin Aesthetics
The Nomad Theatre was also presented with a framed front page of the East Horsley Parish Council Winter 2023 Newsletter, which depicts the Nomad team and an article acknowledging 25 Years of the new Nomad Theatre.
Above - Robert Taylor, Chair EHPC and Moyra Brooks, Nomads Theatre
Well done to everyone who's helped make this into a landmark event for the village!
Sarah Bradley, Headmistress of Glenesk School, East Horsley, accepts 'Cognita Small School of the Year' award from Michael Drake, CEO Cognita Europe.
Glenesk School in Ockham Road North has been awarded the title 'Cognita Small School of the Year'. Presenting the award, Michael Drake, CEO Cognita Europe, praised Glenesk as a wonderful school with a dedicated teaching staff bringing out the very best in their young pupils.
Pictured: Sarah Bradley (Headmistress) and Michael Drake (CEO Cognita Europe)
The team at Serenity Skin Aesthetics, pulled out all the stops for their Christmas window shopfront display this year, winning the annual Christmas Shopfront 2023 Award, which was judged by The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Masuk Miah. The creativity was extremely high from all retailers who participated, the runners up were the Village Barbers and Viren Jani Optometrist.
It was great to see so many of our local businesses creating displays in the run-up to Christmas - bringing Christmas cheer to our village. The Parish Council would like to thank our local businesses and recognise them for all their hard work.
The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Masuk Miah, made his annual Xmas visit to East Horsley on 5 December. He was accompanied around the shops, by Cllr Robert Taylor and Assistant Parish Clerk, Kevin Jenkins, so he could judge all the Xmas shopfront displays.
The Mayor's shopfront award will be announced at the annual Chairman's Thank You Party, held this year at The Drift Golf Club, along with the runners up.
- Christmas Fair 2023
- Horsley Wheel of Care Launches
- Residents at Thatcher’s Hotel To Be Moved Out By 15 December
- Ockham Road South Update From Affinity Water
- Twenty's Plenty
- Forest Road - Closed Monday 4 March 2024 for 5 nights
- A3 CLOSED
- OCKHAM ROAD SOUTH - ROAD CLOSURE
- Chalk Lane Speed Limit Reduction
- Good News For Rail Travellers