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  • 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,...
  • MOBILE CORONAVIRUS TESTING FACILITY IN GODALMING THIS WEEKEND

    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: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested· Key workers should book on the government portal: https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers 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 Content@danielgeeheralddaniel.gee@farnhamherald.com 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 –...
  • Elstead Village News – December edition now available

    The December issue of the Elstead Village News is still available. PLEASE HELP! Don't forget the team will need lots of articles for February 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 juliet.williams09@btinternet.com by Friday 12th January. I do hope you enjoy this months issue,...
  • 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. https://elsteadvillage.co.uk/por-campaign-launch/ The fundraising page is here - https://www.gofundme.com/f/preserve-our-reserve-thursley-nnr-support-fund 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 www.springfieldelstead.nhs.uk/
  • DROP IN NHP ZOOM

    ******* 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 http://www.elsteadvillage.co.uk/neighbourhood-plan to read the draft plan and provide your comments via the Surveymonkey link. Deadline for feedback is Friday 8th...
  • Please help Us!

    We need EVERYONE to support our Neighbourhood Plan, so that OUR COMMUNITY has the strongest chance of ensuring that the right development takes place in Elstead and Weyburn.      Elstead and Weyburn has been asked to provide a minimum of 160 new houses of which just over 100 have either been built or received planning permission.   Our plan identifies the sites for the remaining 60 or so houses that we need to build, sites which have been chosen on the basis of the views expressed by parishioners.  The more support we can get for our Plan, the better our...
  • PC Meeting – 20th April

    The PC holds a monthly meeting.  As a result of social distancing, legislation has been passed in order to allow local government meetings to happen virtually via video conferencing platforms as otherwise the PC would be unable to meet.  Residents will be aware that we are currently consulting on our draft neighbourhood plan.  The draft plan highlights three sites that the steering group are proposing for development.  Victoria Asset Management (VAM) have asked to make a presentation in response to the latest draft of the NHP.   The NHP consultation was due to end on 22nd April (we have now extended...
  • Update from Voluntary Action SW Surrey

    Dear Colleagues, Following the circulation of our weekly newsletter yesterday, some updates have been made to the article about Citizens Advice Waverley. Please see this information below and contact them for further details. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Best wishes, take care and have a lovely weekend. The team at VASWS. Coronavirus Crisis: Citizens Advice Waverley - Working Together We Can WinPlease see a message below from Citizens Advice Waverley: "Coronavirus has made an unprecedented impact on people’s lives, Yet, in these most challenging of times, the emergence of community support groups has been a shining light.In addition to the...
  • Letter from Elstead Parish Council to SCC re Bonfire Hill Drainage Issues

    BONFIRE HILL DRAINAGE ISSUES – PLANNING APPLICATION WA/2020/0363 (BONFIRE HILL) 1 I refer to your correspondence with Waverley Borough Council (WBC) in connection with the above planning application. I should explain that I am Chairman of Elstead Parish Council, which has serious concerns about the adverse impact of this proposed development on flood management in the village. 2 In your latest letter you say SCC as the Lead Local Flood Authority has no objection to the application, provided an acceptable SUDS scheme is put in place. I am not sure how familiar you are with the Bonfire Hill site, but I should...
  • Moat Car Park – Closed

    Due to lots of non essential vistors to the MOAT CAR PARK on THURSLEY ROAD, making it difficult for police to enforce current regulations, the car park, in conjunction with NATURAL ENGLAND will be closed from tomorrow.Please DO NOT travel in your vehicle to the car park or use the THURSLEY ROAD to park on.
  • St James Church – online services & new website

    The Parishes Churches of Elstead, Thursley, Shackleford and Peper Harow have a new website. Check it out at https://parishesofetsph.org.uk/ We also have a YouTube channel for our Sunday Serviceshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4f9VwGYIzNyd90CDjtF8eQ/ Facebook page coming soon!
  • Bonfire Hill Application

    Residents might already be aware of the planning application for Bonfire Hill that is currently live on the Waverley Borough Council planning website.  Residents are welcome to submit their comments on this application - please copy and paste the following link where you will find the application http://planning360.waverley.gov.uk/planning/search-applications#VIEW?RefType=GFPlanning&KeyNo=422598&KeyText=Subject.  A copy of the Parish Council’s response may be found listed in the documents part of the application, and below.  A letter from Elstead Parish Council to Surrey County Council regarding drainage issues can be found here - https://elsteadvillage.co.uk/parish-council/letter-from-elstead-parish-council-re-bonfire-hill-drainage-issues/ Anyone wishing to submit their comments is reminded to ensure that they do...
  • No dumping at either phone box please

    Following a recent post, the Parish Council kindly asks that residents do not place any unwanted childrens' items (or other) in the telephone box at the end of Beacon View Road (or Milford Road). Whilst this idea comes from a good place and is well intentioned unfortunately this will only encourage fly tipping. The telephone box must be left for its purposes that of enabling emergency phone calls. If a resident would like to turn the phone box into a community project the Parish Council will be very pleased to hear from you. Please contact the Parish Council via the clerk: elsteadpc.clerk@gmail.com with...
  • ELSTEAD FOOD BANK

    Take what you need. Donate if you can. BRITISH LEGION BARN, THURSLEY ROAD, ELSTEAD Open on Thursday at 10.00am-11.30am. Queue outside the entrance and keep well apart. Leave through the kitchen. Donations: Food donations can be left at the Spar or at the British Legion any day 9.0 am to 6.0 pm. Cash donations to: The Reverend Hannah Moore 01252 705941 rector@stjameschurchelstead.com If you cannot come to the Food Bank and need help call EER on 01252 411 745