Roadworks – Thursley Road Closures

Message from Surrey Environment, Transport & Infrastructure:

Please find attached the leaflet with information regarding the resurfacing works on Thursley Road, Elstead. These leaflets are being delivered to residents and businesses over the next few working days.

Please note that this scheme involves some daytime working and some night working – see details below.
Thursley Road, ElsteadRoad closed:
3rd – 16th April from 8am – 5pm &
17th – 20th April from 8pm – 6am 

Please see the attached leaflet for the extent of our works. Sometimes our plans must change, often due to bad weather or problems on other works in the same programme which can have a knock-on effect. If anything changes with the details of these works, we will let you know.

 You and your residents can also find up to date details of the works on

We’d appreciate any feedback from residents on these works, to help us continue to improve.  Please could you highlight to residents the QR code found on the leaflet or the direct web link:

April Monthly Parish Council Meeting

The April PC meeting will be held in person on Monday 17th April at 7.30pm at the youth centre.  Residents are warmly invited to come along and listen to what the Parish Council are working on as well as raise concerns.

 Residents with queries can also contact the clerk by email at: and the clerk can raise any queries on residents behalf or those unable to attend the meeting in person.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Parish Council Annual Assembly

The Annual Assembly will be held after a short Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 22nd May at 8pm.  There will be a variety of guest speakers, a summary of 2022-2023 accounts and an introduction to any new councillors joining the Elstead Parish Council.  

Afterwards residents are invited to stay for light refreshments and to ask any questions on issues that might be affecting the parish.


Tree Survey – Parish Council land

Following the tree survey all of the necessary works on trees on Parish Council land have been completed.  The Parish Council would like to reassure residents that it has still has every intention of keeping this a natural area and will only be doing those works which are deemed essential for pedestrian and highways safety.  Trees are checked for wildlife and nests before any work is started.


Coronation Celebrations 6th-8th May

The Coronation weekend of 6-8th May will be a celebratory weekend.  There are a number of events happening across the village from cricket at the pavilion to live music.  Following the Jubilee events of 2022 some of the monies left over were distributed between three village charities.  The remaining monies were held over for a village fete.  

In view of the Coronation is was agreed that two smaller events would be organised for 2023 to mark this auspicious occasion and hopefully a Village Fete Committee can be formed in September to start work on a Village Fete for 2024.

To celebrate the Coronation an afternoon tea has been organised for Sunday 7th May and any residents over 60 are warmly invited to come along.  There will be cakes, scones, bunting and entertainment!  

On Monday 8th May children are invited to come along to the Thursley Road rec for an afternoon of fun activities.  More details on both events will be shared in the next issue.

 The Parish Council is delighted to support these and is contributing £500 to both events.  Many thanks to the wonderful team of volunteers who are making these events happen.  We hope that you will support them.


Parish Council Elections 2023

May 2023 will be the year for local elections and on 4th May 2023 residents will be able to elect councillors for Elstead Parish Council.  There are nine seats on Elstead Parish Council – some councillors will look for re-election however it is likely that we will need some new councillors to join Elstead Parish Council.  

If anyone is interested in standing for election please contact the Parish Clerk or the Parish Chairman for more information and to understand what is involved.  Everyone is very welcome to attend our monthly public meetings so why not come along and see what happens in a typical meeting.  Anyone wishing to stand must complete a nomination paper.  Nomination papers are available from Waverley BC and must be submitted in person by 4pm on 4th April 2023.

Being a parish councillor is a really interesting role and absolutely no prior experience of local government is necessary.  Training is available for any new councillors who join and the main attribute is being enthusiastic about the local community / area.  The Parish Council meets typically once a month with a couple of ad hoc meetings in addition.
Should there be less than nine candidates to stand, the election is uncontested and there will be no need for a vote.  The Parish Counl will then need to co-opt individuals to fill any remaining vacancies within two week of the date of the election.  Don’t forget all residents must bring ID in order to vote on 4th May.