Update on roadworks – Shackleford Road

Update on the planned road closures on Shackleford Road from 20th January, is that:

  • the works were not scheduled to include work on Marcus’ Triangle as the legal situation re their right to do that, is as yet unresolved.
  • They were planning to extend the pavement along the Milford Road and to end it on the bend.
  • Representatives of Elstead Parish Council, Peper Harow Parish, our 2 Waverley Borough Councillors – Jennifer Else and David Else and our Surrey CC Councillor met earlier this week with SCC to discuss safety concerns and to propose other solutions be considered.
  • Today we have received confirmation that “SCC have revoked the licence for starting work on the new footway and new bus stop on 20th January to allow further time for discussions to take place with all parties to find an alternative solution.
  • and that they have granted consent for “minor works to modify the existing site accesses on the west side of Shackleford Road, and these works will commence on the 20th”

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 ourelstead@gmail.com. Otherwise, we hope to see as many of you as possible around the tree on 6 December at 6.30pm! 🎄🎄🎄

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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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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.
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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. james.giles@naturalengland.org.uk.