Football Pitches – Coronavirus measures

Following government guidance received this morning the PC has been advised that all football pitches should be closed down. To this end we will be taping up the goal posts on both Thursley Road and Burford Lodge recs. We ask that residents please respect this.

The recreation grounds themselves remain open for exercise and we remind residents to observe the clear guidelines on social distancing when using them. Thank you.


Elstead Emergency Response

Hopefully everyone in Elstead will have received the leaflet linked below now. If you are able to volunteer to help those who are in need in our village we would love to hear from you. If you need help or support please contact us and we will be pleased to arrange some help for you. There is a dedicated telephone number on the leaflet and contact form link.

Register online at

Call : (01252) 411 745 (attended between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00)

Helpful information can be found on


Community Meals Service

Subject: Borough Wide Community Meals Service
Date: 24 March 2020 at 07:46:31 GMT

We would like to ensure that you are all aware of the borough wide community meals service that vulnerable residents may wish to access during these unprecedented times. The community meals service has capacity to support more people now.  Moving forward, the Council will be looking at ways to widen the community meals service to meet demand, which we anticipate will increase. 

In addition the Council will soon be publishing information online for communities about how to deliver food safely to individuals, particularly hot meals.  Correct food preparation is particularly important for older adults and those with allergies and underlying health conditions.   

Each of the following centres provide their own approved hot, freshly cooked healthy meal to identified areas of the borough. 

Serving Elstead – Farnham area – Brightwells Gostrey 01252 727280

Haslemere area – Haslewey Community Centre 01428 648716

Godalming area – Waverley Borough Council 07771 805414 

Godalming area – Farncombe Day Centre 01483 426685 

Cranleigh area – Rowleys Centre for the Community01483 277155 


46 Bus – Concessionary travel update

From Friday 20th March 2020 Stagecoach will temporarily relax time restrictions on concessionary bus travel across Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex to allow access to our services for the elderly and vulnerable early in the morning as the coronavirus epidemic continues.

It comes as supermarkets make special arrangements for exclusive early morning shopping times for these people.


Covid-19: Joint statement from Waverley’s political leaders and the chief executive

The political leaders and the chief executive of Waverley Borough Council have agreed to use its resources to prioritise the immediate health, wellbeing and safety of local residents – especially the vulnerable – in its plan to support the community through the Coronavirus challenge. The council’s benefits, community meals, support to local businesses, homelessness, critical housing tenant support, and waste collection services will be prioritised to ensure that those who are most in need are supported during this difficult time for the borough, and for the nation.

We recognise the hardship facing our borough’s struggling businesses and will implement the new scheme for business rate relief as soon as we have the Government’s criteria.We will also prioritise our support to the National Health Service and to Surrey County Council, with its responsibilities for adult and child care services. We welcome Surrey County Council’s decision to establish a single contact centre for vulnerable people. We will work with them and the voluntary sector to ensure its effectiveness – ensuring those people who kindly offer their time and support to help those in need do so in a safe and co-ordinated way.

To do all this, those aspects of the council’s business that do not directly support this immediate objective will be suspended or scaled down, so that staff can be deployed to our critical priority services. This means our work on Part 2 of the Local Plan, leisure centre refurbishment plans and formal committee meetings will be deferred until 30 June.

While the council remains hard at work, with many of our staff working from home, the offices at The Burys in Godalming will be closed to the general public from Monday, 23 March, with special provision for homelessness and welfare visits. The Memorial Hall in Farnham and the Borough Hall in Godalming are also closed.Further detail and decisions about council services and support will follow in the coming days.

Check our website for the latest

The council’s Executive and Opposition leaders will continue to teleconference regularly with the senior officers as we implement our response and recovery plans.We are conscious that our staff members and our councillors are also personally feeling the impact of the virus and the national recovery plan, just as our residents are. As a consequence, our capacity is reduced and will face further challenges in the coming weeks. We are proud of our staff and councillor team, and grateful for the diligent, hard work they have already put into tackling Coronavirus and supporting the people of Waverley.

  • Cllr John Ward, Leader of the Council, Leader of the Farnham Residents group
  • Cllr Paul Follows, Deputy Leader of the Council, Leader of the Liberal Democrat group
  • Cllr Maxine Gale, Independent Councillor
  • Tom Horwood, Chief Executive
  • Cllr Nick Palmer, Leader of the Labour group
  • Cllr Julia Potts, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Conservative group
  • Cllr Liz Townsend, Independent Councillor
  • Cllr Steve Williams, Leader of the Green group  
For further information contact:
Tel: 01483  523402
Web :
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Easter Tennis Camp

Easter 2020 Tennis Camps @ Elstead Village Tennis Club

Head Coach Jorge Martin is running two Easter Tennis Camps at Elstead Village Tennis Club:

  • Week 1 = Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April
  • Week 2 = Tuesday 14th – Friday 17th April.

For more information or to book a place please contact: Jorge Martin Tel: 07539 045371 or email:

Time/Cost of Sessions:

Munchkin. Ages 3-5 yrs. 09.00 – 9.45am. 4 x 45 minute sessions. £32

Mini Tennis – red/orange/green. Ages 5-10 yrs.

10.00 – 1pm. 4 x 1/2 day. £80/£87*

10am – 4pm. 4 x full day. £144£151*

Tennis Camp. Ages 10-15 yrs.

10.00 – 1pm. 4 x 1/2 day. £80/£87*

10am – 4pm. 4 x full day. £144£151* (* denotes non member fee)