In & Around Hornton

Aunt Sally At The Dun Cow
Aunt Sally At The Dun Cow

On Wednesday July 25th it’s time for Aunt Sally at The Dun Cow. It will kick off at 6.30pm and there will be a valuable prize for the winner! There will also be a BBQ serving hot dogs and burgers - veggie options available - to players and spectators, with all profits going towards the next stage of the pavilion renovation work.

The entry fee - including a burger or hot dog - is £5. The BBQ will also be open to those who are not playing. If you are interested, and so the organisers can get an idea of numbers to cater for, could you please contact Jan Hall as soon as possible on 670891 or at janhall01 (at) outlook dot com


Annual Hornton Leisure Cycle Ride
Annual Hornton Leisure Cycle Ride

A date for your diaries - the Annual Hornton Leisure Cycle Ride is back and this year takes place on Sunday, August 12th. Cyclists will set off from the village green at 11.15am. Like previous years, there will be an easy route - with the emphasis very much on leisure - that will include a pub lunch.

“We’d also be delighted if others who don’t want to cycle would also join us for lunch at the pub,” says Lynn. Please contact Lynn on 670673 - lcorke (at) uwclub dot net or Herbie on 07456 179117 - herbierossiter (at) hotmail dot com if you know you are coming.


Anyone For Croquet?
Anyone For Croquet?

The most important sporting event this summer takes place on the manicured lawns alongside the Pavilion on Sunday 26th August at 2pm. The gentlefolk of this quintessential English village, will don their boaters, dust off their blazers, brandish their parasols and do battle to win the magnificent silverware on offer. Entry is a budget-friendly £3 per person, but you'll need a friend or family-member alongside you as it is played in teams of two (aged 14 or over). (We can help pair up teams if necessary on the day).

Tea and home-made cake will be available to sustain the participants. No prior croquet skill, knowledge or ability is required, as demonstrated in previous years, and all you need to do is turn up at 2 with your entry money and possibly shin pads.


Parking Problems

Errant parkers in Hornton beware! Hornton School head Matt Green has reminded parents in the past not to park on the yellow lines in the road outside but it’s fallen on deaf ears.

“Please do not park on the yellow lines, it is dangerous for your children,” he tells parents. “I will be ‘on patrol’ at pick up time to record the number plates of offenders and will be reporting them to our Local Community Support Officer. I appreciate the village is busy, but I will not allow the safety of our children to be put at risk by people flouting the rules.”

Parking Problems

Hornton History Group
On Display

Hornton History Group goes from strength to strength. They’ve now installed a permanent display cabinet in the Methodist Church, which will contain a series of exhibits.

The first is about “families of Hornton”, with the Burden family taking centre stage. Pop in any time to find about this prominent Hornton family, their local roots and village homes.



Slow Down
Slow Down

Primary school head teacher Matt Green has made a plea for parents to slow down when driving through Hornton.

“We have received a complaint about the speed with which parents are driving in to the village,” he tells parents. “Please can everyone ensure, particularly with the amount of building works and associated vehicles which are around at the moment, that you drive slowly and carefully through the our village. “We have the safety of your children in mind. Thank you.”


Scoop The Poop

School administrator Jenny Bowes says the caretaker has been finding dog mess in the grass area of the playground.

"Obviously this is an area where the children play and the above presents a health and safety issue," writes Jenny. "Please can we ask that if any dogs do stray in to this area owners double check that they haven’t left any nasty surprises for the children."

Scoop The Poop

100 Club
100 Club

The first prize in the St John the Baptist Church 100 Club is now more than £100.

But you’ve got to be in it to win it, so please get in touch with Andrew Overton on 678920 if you’re not and book your place in the next draw.

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