People in East Horsley and West Horsley are taking the initiative and finding creative ways to make their villages an even better place to live and work.
From cooking affordable meals with their neighbours, to repurposing community buildings, there are lots of ideas that people are planning to get moving as soon as it's safe.
You may want to turn an overgrown patch of grass into a community garden or start a new dance group for young people. There are lots of opportunities and many like-minded people who want to make a difference and are willing to help. It's about building momentum, not perfection. Now could be the perfect time to share your idea and get the help you need to make it happen.
A small selection of the many ideas that people in your neighbourhood think could improve East Horsley and West Horsley are here: Join the Local Conversation – Your Fund Surrey - Ideas Map – Commonplace
If you'd like to know more or need some help, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feature story: West Horsley Place Restoration Project
The restoration of West Horsley Place from its poor state of repair to a fantastic and thriving community space is a multi million pound project. When complete the buildings will have culture, community, history, wellbeing and nature at its heart.
West Horsley Place will be an experiment in how a historic house, garden and estate can meet the needs and aspirations of the 21st century in collaboration with partners and our local community.
The vision for West Horsley Place, to be achieved over the next 10 years is:
To restore the Grade I listed West Horsley Place so that it is no longer on Historic England's Heritage At Risk Register as well as and the Grade II listed and other buildings in our care to a level that is commensurate with their quality and new purposes achieving the trust's mission.
- To develop a wide range of integrated cultural and learning programmes ranging across the arts, crafts, history and natural heritage, with a style that centres on inclusiveness and is open and accessible to all; a programme developed with and through partners and our community to focus on nurturing the spirit, self-development, improving wellbeing and the acquisition of life-enhancing skills and knowledge.
- To restore the natural landscape and estate to a high quality including as part of a county-wide nature recovery network.
- To be sustainable – environmentally, socially and financially.
This project needs your support. To see what support you could offer; either financially or via volunteering, take a look at the West Horsley Place website and get involved.
What's going on?
Here is a list of some of the things happening in East Horsley and West Horsley in the near future. You can also find out about the vast range of local support in your community by visiting the Surrey Information Point. To see social, environmental, economic and health outcomes in Surrey at a local level, please visit the Surrey Index.