The Horsley Repair Cafe Opens Its Doors

The Horsley Repair Cafe opened its doors yesterday for the first time, at the Canterbury Rooms alongside St Martin’s Church.

Items the team of local volunteers restored to working order include a vacuum cleaner, tree loppers, a coffee maker, binoculars, an earring, a paper shredder and a suitcase. Some items, alas, had the last rites read, meanwhile others were taken home by volunteers to undergo longer but hopefully successful treatment. Textiles, too, including a bath gown were mended while the owner mixed with other ‘customers’ over a beverage and cake and biscuits. 

Donations for work done were gratefully accepted and the organisers extend their appreciation to the management of Horsley Towers for offering free car parking.

The Repair Cafe will be open for business on the first Saturday morning of each month so if you have an article of clothing that needs attention or some other item that requires coaxing back into life then come along next time on Saturday 3 August.

Thank You To The Drift Golf Club

The East Horsley Road Safety Task Group thanks General Manager Tom Parrish and his team at The Drift Golf Club for adjusting the curbing at the entrance to the driveway. An unwelcome pinch point in the road has now been eliminated.

Horsley Repair Cafe Opens Saturday 6 July

The Horsley Repair Café will be open for business between 10am and 12.30pm at the Canterbury Rooms next to St Martin’s Church in Ockham Road South where an enthusiastic team of skilled local volunteers will be on hand to coax all manner of broken items back into working order.

They will take on textiles that need mending, IT equipment, almost anything electrical or mechanical and even toys that have seen better days.

In return, if the repair can be successfully completed then a small donation will be requested which will go towards any spare parts and general outgoings. 

So, by not throwing away the item, pressure on the environment will be eased, your pocket will take a less severe hit and there’s the opportunity to enjoy the company of others over tea or coffee and a slice of cake. 

Villages Against Wisley New Town - It may not be final… A challenge to Inspector’s Decision.

A public meeting will be held on Monday 10 June at 7.15pm in East Horsley Village Hall.

The Friends of Horsley and Effingham Junction Stations Celebrate 5 Years

Some of you might not know that East Horsley has two stations, Horsley and Effingham Junction. East Horsley Parish Councils Railways Task Group consists of two volunteer groups, The Friends of Horsley and Effingham Junction Stations.  They recently met at Horsley Station for a glass of bubbles and cake, to celebrate the fifth year of their formation.  We'd like to thank all the volunteers on behalf of the residents of East Horsley for their hard work in looking after our stations appearance and ensuring that regular users and visitors to the area are always given the best welcome possible.

If you would like to be part one of these active groups, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A New ATM for East Horsley

A new ATM has been installed at the Post Office, with no charge for transactions.

Annual Parish Meeting Held in The Great Hall of Horsley Towers

The Annual Parish Council Meeting held in The Great Hall of Horsley Towers last night, proved to be a great success. The hall was filled to capacity with only standing room left for late comers. East Horsley Parish Council would like to thank those who took the time and trouble to attend the meeting, where they were given the opportunity to hear directly from councillors on what they have been doing over the last year and their plans for the following year/s ahead. Many local issues were raised in the Q&A, which the councillors were able to answer directly. In the second half of the meeting, following refreshments, attendees were given the opportunity to listen to Daniel Skyes, Cyber Protection Officer for Surrey and Sussex Police talk about the techniques used by scammers to part you from your hard-earned cash and, more importantly, how to avoid becoming yet another victim. 

If the meeting has whetted your appetite and you would like to find out more about the Parish Council or if you would like to explore the possibility of becoming a councillor, we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pedestrian Footpath on Forest Road

A project first started by residents 15 years ago to provide a safe pedestrian footpath along Forest Road, has now seen the completion of the section at the lower end of Forest Road extending the path to the junction with Woodland Drive.

Continued Construction of Pedestrian Footpath on Forest Road

There are temporary traffic lights at the lower end of Forest Road, whilst another short section of the pedestrian footpath is constructed, extending the path to the junction with Woodland Drive. Works are scheduled to be completed this Friday.

Spring Village Litterpick 2024

A big thank you to all those who volunteered at our Spring Village Litterpick at the weekend.  Again we had a good turnout of all ages at all three locations, Station Parade, Bishopsmead Parade and Effingham Mini Mart in Forest Road. We hope to see you and other residents at our next Litterpick in Septermber. Keep an eye on the website and social media for date and details of how to register.

Horsley Hawks Win

Congratulations to the Horsley Hawks who have won their division in the U13 South Surrey league by a considerable margin, they are now set to play in the final of the Plate competition at the end of April. This season their kit was kindly sponsored by Quaich in Station Parade, one of our local coffee shops.

Thatcher's Hotel Refurbishment

Thatcher’s Hotel is undergoing refurbishment and is set to reopen to the public soon. Longer term plans include redevelopment in the site following planning approval for ten flats in 2022.