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Seasonal Sweep Nov 19

Seasonal Sweep – Saturday 9th November

Help us spruce up key parts of the village before Remembrance Sunday. Please bring gloves and Hi-Viz vests, rakes leaf collectors, brooms, shovels, wheel barrows. We have litter pickers & refuse sacks.

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Christmas Tree & Carols!

Christmas Tree and Carols! We are happy to announce that Oxenford Farm have kindly offered to donate a large Norway Spruce Christmas Tree for the Village Green this year. We are planning Christmas carols around the tree on Friday 6 December starting at 6.30pm, including mulled wine, mince pies and children’s snacks! If you are happy to act as a marshal to help with setting up and clearing up, please email Otherwise, we hope to see as many of you as possible around the tree on 6 December at 6.30pm! 🎄🎄🎄

Read more about the article Work on the new boardwalk at Weyburn underway.
SANGS Boardwalks

Work on the new boardwalk at Weyburn underway.

One of the conditions on the new development at the former Weyburn Works site was for a SANGS – Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space. A SANGS is to encourage people to walk, with their dogs, away from some of the commons, where there are rare ground nesting birds.

The SANGS is situated between the village and the Weyburn site, and should be ready for the public to access within a couple of months – as it is a condition that the SANGS is ready before any of the houses are occupied.

As part of this work, Footpath 61 which runs from the Shackleford Road, through the new development and joins up with the Burford Lodge Recreation Ground, and Lower Ham Lane, will also be improved.

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Read more about the article Thursley NNR – Volunteer Task
Thursley Elstead Bagmoor Wild Things

Thursley NNR – Volunteer Task

There is a volunteers’ task on Thursley National Nature Reserve on Sunday 27th October. Can we please meet for 10am at Thursley village recreation ground. Can you please confirm if you are planning on joining us so I know the numbers for the day – many thanks.

We will be cutting and burning invasive scrub or clearing and burning gorse from tracksides.

I look forward to seeing you there.

James Giles
Natural England
Reserve Manager
Thursley National Nature reserve
Thames Valley Team
07971 974399
01428 685675

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The Train has a name!

The new train at Thursday Road rec finally has a nameplate. Pupils at St James Primary School in current yr 3 were asked to come up with some names for the new train after it was installed and the wining name was ‘The Elstead Express”! Residents can now seen the new name in blue livery (to match the wheels) on the engine. A couple of modifications have also been made to make the train as robust as possible The PC is delighted that children have enjoyed playing on it since it was installed. It’s certainly been a popular addition.


Water Meadow Place – Show Home opens 5th October

LAUNCHING SAT 5TH OCTOBER – Set amongst the glorious Surrey landscape in the village of Elstead, Water Meadow Place is a brand new neighbourhood of three, four and five bedroom houses.

About this property


    Welcome to life in the country, with a difference: welcome to Water Meadow Place.

    A showcase of high-quality design, in traditional materials, local details and features – simple porches, steep roofs and barge boards, they draw on and complement Elstead’s historic architecture. Inside they are truly contemporary with light-filled spaces and generous interiors, offering the flexibility modern life demands whether for couples of growing families.

    Wellbeing is the guiding principle of Water Meadow Place. It runs through the design of its spacious three, four and five bedroom homes. It underpins the developments distinctive, welcoming character. It is the essence of its setting, the outstanding Surrey landscape around ancient Elstead.
Read more about the article Thursley National Nature Reserve – habitat management volunteering opportunities
Thursley Common Management

Thursley National Nature Reserve – habitat management volunteering opportunities

We officially started the winter scrub / habitat management on Thursday so a call to all who wish to help on this fabulous National Nature Reserve. I will be posting volunteering opportunities here regularly now. Please keep an eye on these and let me know if you are interested in helping us all. We meet every Thursday and one Sunday a month.

We have finally reached the time of year to have those bonfires, its slash and burn time of the year. Time for drinks and bicccies around a glowing fire.

The first weekend work party of the season is this weekend – apologies for the short notice. Can we please meet on Sunday 6th October for 10am at Thursley village rec ground. I will of course provide hot drinks and biscuits, as well as tools / gloves / eye wear. Just bring a drink your good-selves and lunch.

Drop me a call or email me on details below.

James Giles Thursley NNR reserve ,manager, 01428-685675.