SE Water Flushing

Pipe cleaning to protect drinking water quality in the Elstead area. SE Water are carrying out maintenance, known as flushing, in the postcode sector GU8 6 to keep tap water running crystal clear.

This involves pushing water through the pipes to draw out naturally occurring deposits, such as iron or manganese.

Work begins on Monday 27 July and will last for approximately one week.

See below for details of the roads affected by flushing or click the link to find out more. Farnham Road, Avenue Row, Broomfield, Hazelwood, Star Cottages, Lower Ham Lane, Orchard Close, Hookley Lane, Silver Birches Way, Hookley Close, The Croft, Springhill, Bankside Close, Hill Crest, Burford Lodge, Milford Road, Thursley Road, Church View Close, West Hill Close, West Hill, Westbrook Hill, Copse Edge, Moors Lane, Ash Lane, Peat Common, Beacon View Road, Red House Lane, Staceys Meadow



MESSAGE FROM WBC – A mobile coronavirus testing facility is being established in The Wharf car park, Woolsack Way, Godalming, on Saturday 18 July, Sunday 19 July and Monday 20 July. Testing is available to all those with COVID-19 symptoms, but must be pre-booked online. Booking is open from 5pm the evening before and on the day.· Residents should book on the national testing portal:· Key workers should book on the government portal: People must have an appointment or will be turned away. Children under the age of 5 can be tested but there will need to be 2 parents or guardians in the vehicle – one driver plus one adult in the back to administer the test, as people are not allowed to leave their vehicle once on site. If only one parent is present, they should park away from the test centre and enter on foot, where they will be taken to a different area for testing. Those without transport can walk into the testing centre, but the same rules apply on having a pre-booked appointment.

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advance notice trg July 17 2020

Hankley Common – Military Training

Last Sunday, military training was interrupted by many walkers and riders ignoring MoD signs and instructions from troops. 

Marked Bridleways are public rights of way, but Hankley Common is primarily a military training area and this takes priority over public access.  Troops in training use gunfire & pyrotechnics. For your own personal safety and to avoid interrupting training, please comply with signs and instructions from troops.

Only three or four intense training days are announced by notice. On those days please explore other local Commons, such as Elstead, Ockley, Thursley, Royal, Crooksbury, Britty, Puttenham, Shackleford, Rodborough, Witley, Mare Hill, Frensham or Hindhead.