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  • Neighbourhood Plan submitted to Waverley Borough Council

    The Regulation 15 Elstead and Weyburn Neighbourhood Plan has now been submitted to Waverley Borough Council (WBC). We envisage WBC will publicise the Neighbourhood Plan for a six weeks consultation between October and November 2021.
  • Water main installation project in Elstead • £350,000 investment project intodrinking water supplies as thecommunity grows• One kilometre of new pipe• Working within Milford Road andThursley Road• Work will be carried out with the useof temporary traffic lights• Construction to begin in Septemberand will take approximately 22 weeksto complete
  • Burford Lodge Carpark Closed for Resurfacing

    Burford Lodge Rec Car park will be resurfaced during half term.  The car park will be closed from 7am Tuesday 1st June until 5pm Friday 4th June (the end time might change depending on how long it takes). There will be strictly no vehicular access to the car park during the day - please note that there will be heavy machinery on site and large vehicles delivering crushed concrete. During this time:Access to the tennis courts should be via the footpath at Hazlewood or via Lower ham Lane. Access to the allotments is best via Lower Ham Lane and walking across the rec following the...
  • Hankley Common Car Park – May closure dates

    Busy month on Hankley Common - more than a dozen different Army units and some filming. For preference please use one of the many other superb nearby Commons. If you really must come to Hankley, the Pitch Place Car Park remains open. The trackside verges are SSSI and vehicles may not be parked there. DZ car park will be closed on the following dates: Saturday May 1 to Friday May 7 Monday May 10 to Friday May 14 Monday May 17 to Friday May 21
  • Road Closure Buford Lea

    UPDATE 13.00HR PC has contacted SCC again and pushed for diversion signage and requested SCC to attend to share informed diversion routes. The PC has also advised the police as there were problems with delivery vehicles tuning. Police are also liaising with SCC. SCC have just sent the following update: We’ve had the following come through from our contacts at South East Water:“The engineers managed to locate and repair the burst main overnight, we’ve had engineers on site this morning to secure the site and start repairing the carriageway. The excavation should be ready for permanent reinstatement tomorrow morning, due to...
  • Annual Parish Assembly

    The Annual Parish Assembly will be held on Wednesday 28th April 2021 via zoom. We are delighted that we will be joined by guest speakers from Waverley Police and Elstead Food Bank. There will be brief update on the neighbourhood plan and the Chairman will provide details of the council's annual report for 2020-2021. The Parish Council will also share its plans and objectives for 2021-2022. The zoom details can be found on the assembly advert. We do hope as many residents as possible will join us. If you are intending to come, or can't attend but have a question,...
  • Prince Philip, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

    HRH The Duke of EdinburghThe Chairman and Councillors of Elstead Parish Council join the rest of the country in mourning the death of His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. They pass on their sincerest condolences to her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth and to the whole of the Royal Family on this sad occasion. Floral TributesThe Palace has requested that instead of floral tributes, that contributions are made to one of the Duke of Edinburgh’s charities. The clerk will post a link to the relevant sites once notified. FuneralDetails of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will be announced in due...
  • Burford Lodge Rec Car Park Closed

    The Parish Council would like to advise residents that Burford Lodge rec carpark is still closed - and will remain so until the beginning of next week(w/c 29th March).  Some low level parking barriers have been installed andwill remain in situ until a height barrier is located along the access roadc mid April.  The car park will reopen from 29th March for visitors to therec.  Thank you.
  • Hankley Common Car Park closed Monday 29th March – Saturday 3rd April

    The DZ Car Park will be closed on Monday March 29th until Saturday April 3rd. Bridleways remain open but other tracks may be closed for your safety. During this period the public are requested to stay on the Rights of Way, indicated by direction arrow tags on wooden posts. Please comply with troops' instructions. If walking a dog please keep it under control and clear up after it.
  • Waverley Borough Council’s Garden Waste service resumes from Monday 1 March.

    Waverley Borough Council’s Garden Waste service will resume at the beginning of March now that staffing levels are improving after COVID-19 absences impacted on staff numbers. Following the suspension of the service in January, garden waste customers will see a return to their fortnightly collection service from Monday 1 March.  All existing customers will receive a letter or an email advising them of the start date and information regarding the extension of their annual subscription. Councillor Steve Williams, Waverley Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “It was a difficult but necessary decision to make back in January following a rise in infections...
  • Elstead Village News – February edition now available

    The February issue of the Elstead Village News is still available. PLEASE HELP! Don't forget the team will need lots of articles for March please.... you could write a book review, share a much loved recipe, describe a favourite walk / holiday / production, write a short story, provide topical gardening tips, send in a puzzle / brain teaser..... If you are stuck for home schooling ideas why not ask your children to send me something? Please send any content to by Friday 12th February. I do hope you enjoy this months issue, thank you.
  • Frankie’s Fish & Chip Shop

    Frankie's Fish & Chip Shop opened just before Christmas. Their opening hours this week are: Tuesday 29th December - 5pm - 8:30pm Wednesday 30th December - 5pm - 8:30pm New Year's Eve - 5pm - 8:30pm New Year's Day - Closed Saturday 2nd January - Open as usual
  • Preserve Our Reserve – End of Year Update (December 2020)

    As we come to the end of 2020, the Preserve Our Reserve Advisory Committee would like to provide an update to all our supporters with the progress that has been made since we launched the fund at the beginning of June, shortly after the devastating fire that did so much damage. We have been working closely with Natural England (NE) and we are all extremely grateful for the huge amount of community support that we have received for the Thursley National Nature Reserve (NNR).  We have all been overwhelmed by the large amount of money donated to the Preserve Our Reserve fund...
  • Hankley Common Car Park Closure Dates – November 2020

    If you see an MoD Sign closing a track, please do not use it. During Military Training, public access is limited to the Bridleways which are Public Rights of Way.
  • 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,...

    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...
  • 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.
  • Farnham Herald Article on the Thursley NNR fire

    Fire crews stand down after 470 acres of rare heath destroyed at Thursley Thursday, 4 June 2020 - Emergency Services by Daniel Gee - Head of Almost half of the 1,100-acre Thursley Common, including much of the Thursley National Nature Reserve, has been destroyed (Photo: Lucy Brooks) Printed and digital download photos available Many sites are currently extremely dry, meaning wildfires such as this incident can easily occur and spread THE CAUSE of the blaze that ripped through more than 470 acres of rare, protected heathland at Thursley Common this week – depriving endangered species such as the Dartford Warbler their habitat, and threatening homes in Thursley and Elstead –...
  • Preserve Our Reserve

    Following the devastating fire at the weekend Elstead and Thursley Parish Councils are now able to share with you details of our joint initiative the 'Preserve Our Reserve' campaign. The following link will give individuals more details and will streamline a way for supporters to donate money and/or volunteer time.This is still early days and we will be working closely with James Giles to see how best to use any donations and volunteers. The fundraising page is here - We thank you for your generous support.
  • Thursley Common – Fire Update

    Surrey Fire & Rescue Service have assessed the common earlier this morning and we can now advise residents that The Common is now open to all visitors. There will continue to be a Fire Brigade presence based at the Moat car park.Surrey FRS have asked that you stay away from all burnt areas. They remain dangerous and there are many severely weakened trees which do represent a risk. Anyone ignoring this advice does so at their own risk. Anyone coming across any hot spots or areas that are still burning or smouldering, please dial 999 immediately.The cause of the fire is...
  • Thursley Common – Fire update

    Elstead and Thurlsey Parish Councils are waiting for an update from the Fire and Rescue Service due sometime this morning. Thursley Road has been reopened however drivers be warned: there is a water hose stretching along the moat side verge which means that whilst passable for two on-coming cars you will need to drive slowly. Please note that the fire damage is not visible from the Thursley Road so please only use this road if it's for genuine travel reasons. Dye House Lane has been reopened meaning that Thursley is now accessible. The commons including the Moat carpark remain closed until further...
  • A3 Hindhead Tunnel – Improvements to Technology – Overnight Closure on Saturday 6 June

    As part of the ongoing work to upgrade the technology within the Hindhead Tunnel, we will be closing the Tunnel (in both directions) overnight this weekend. The closure will be in place from 9pm on Saturday 6 June through to 9am on Sunday 7 June 2020. During the closure a signed diversion will be in place via the A31 and A325.  Please be aware that due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, all our works are subject to change due to available resource by our Supply Chain, as well as possible adverse weather conditions – please check the yellow signs placed in advance for...
  • Thursley Common Fire – Update

    Fire Update: At c 2pm The Head of Surrey Fire has advised that the fire is under control but yet not extinguished. There is still a real risk of wind change which makes this a very unpredictiable situation. The common will be closed for at least two days if not longer as there is a threat of flares ups. Under the Fire and Rescue Services Act of 2004, chapter 21, it is a criminal offence for anyone to go to the site of an active emergency situation so please keep well clear of the common. Thursley PC and Elstead PC will...
  • Thursley Common Fire – Update

    The fire is largely under control but it is expected that it will take at least another day before it is extinguished. However with warm weather and breezes this could change. Roads are still currently closed and in addition there is no access to Thursley so please avoid this area if in a car. The main message remains as before - please stay off the common for the foreseeable future …. do not go anywhere near the nature reserve/boardwalks or the area where the fire spread. Following many comments on the village Facebook page the Parish Council is looking into a fundraising...
  • Fire on Thursley Common / Elstead Moat

    Update from Elstead Parish Council re the fire. The Parish Council is continuing to liaise with fire crews, police and local councils (WBC and SCC). The police have advised that more houses will need to be evacuated today and The Pavilion has been reopened to house these evacuees at the request of the police. The PC will be on hand at The Pavilion to provide support and refreshments for anyone asked to leave their home. The PC has been in regular contact with the emergency services since the fire broke out. We have offered to provide fire and police crews with...
  • Village Signpost – Vote Now!

    The Parish Council has commissioned a sign making company to replace the directional sign on the Village Green.  The Parish Council has opted for a metal sign as it will be sturdier than the previous wooden option.    The sign that the Parish Council has commissioned is available in two colour options: black background with white writing or white background with black writing.   We would like residents to vote on which sign colour option they would prefer. You can see examples of the posts, and cast your vote here. The vote will close at 6pm on Monday 18th May.  
  • Springfield Surgery is open on Friday 8th May (VE Day Bank Holiday)

    Friday may be Victory in Europe Day Bank Holiday but Springfield Surgery will be open if you need them. There won't be the usual number of doctors but there will be a doctor all day and a nurse clinic, so don't hesitate to ring. Contact the Surgery on 01252 703122 or visit

    ******* A reminder that there will be a 'drop in' zoom session on Monday 4th May, 8-9pm if anyone has any questions regarding the draft neighbourhood plan. Please feel free to log on anytime between 8-9pm and one of the team will be available to answer your questions. You don't have to stay for the hour just log on when you are free. The zoom meeting details are below. Don't forget we really need to have everyone's feedback on the plan - please visit to read the draft plan and provide your comments via the Surveymonkey link. Deadline for feedback is Friday 8th...