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  • Annual Parish Assembly 20th May 2024 8-9pm

    Residents are invited to attend the Annual Parish Assembly on 20th May 8pm-9pm at Elstead Youth Centre. There will be talks from The Rural Life Centre and Inspector Rob Brian, Waverley Borough Police Commander as well as updates on Bonfire Hill and the new date for the neigbourhood plan referendum. Light refreshments will be available afterwards. We hope to see you there!
  • Hankley Common Closed

    Hankley common will be closed on 17th March 2024
  • Surrey CC want your views on ROW

    Work is beginning on a review of Surrey County Council’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP). Surrey County Council is seeking the views of your council prior to drafting the new ROWIP so that the document reflects local priorities.  Surrey County Council is responsible for around 2164 miles (3482 km) of public footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic across the whole of Surrey County.  Surrey County Council’s ROWIP is an important strategic policy document, which the council is required by law to have in place. It sets out how Surrey County Council can make sure the public rights...
  • E&W Neighbourhood Plan Update

    Following a court order the scheduled referendum for the Elstead & Weyburn Neighbourhood Plan has been deferred due to an error on a map.  The plan will be amended and a new referendum date will be arranged by Waverley BC.  It is anticipated that the new referendum will take place as quickly as possible.  Once we have a date we will advise residents.  A new drop-in date will be arranged at which residents will be able to ask any questions about the plan. Elstead Parish Council would like to apologise for the delay in informing residents. This delay has been caused by the incredibly...
  • E&W NHP Referendum

    Residents will be able to have their say on the Elstead and Weyburn Neighbourhood plan as the referendum has been set for 29th February 2024. A summary of the plan will be letter dropped to all residents ahead of the referendum. Two drop in sessions have been scheduled for 22nd February 2023; 1-2pm Elstead Youth Centre and 7-8.30pm venue tbc.  Anyone is welcome to pop in if they have any questions or comments about the NHP. Elstead & Weyburn Notice of Referendum[1]  
  • Natural England – Views & Volunteer Event

    English Nature is running some research into how people use heathlands and protected areas. As part of a local nature improvement project called “heathlands connected” English Nature would like to hear your views by answering this survey on how you use the commons - Heathlands Project Surrey Hills ( The survey is live until 15th January 2024 James Giles is also trying to put together a community Volunteering day on the 20th of December at Thursley NNR. Full details of this can be read in James's Natural England article in the village news or alternatively please contact James at
  • Bonfire Hill

    Elstead Parish Council understands that an offer for the purchase of the land at Bonfire Hill has been accepted by the vendor. The purchaser is someone with a long association with the village, who intends to transfer ownership of the land to a charitable trust administered by the Parish Council for the benefit of the local community. The Trust Deed will determine the future use of the land, which is likely to be confined to agriculture, recreation and amenity. The Parish Council has agreed to act as the charity administrator and to manage the land on behalf of the benefactor pending...
  • Coronation Celebrations

    Celebrating the Coronation On Sunday May 7th, the day after the Coronation, Elstead was proud to offer it’s older residents a Coronation Tea, and the village came together to make sure that a truly excellent time was had by all. The Hall was decorated with flags and bunting, flowers and union jacks, and there was even a cut-out King Charles to greet people! Nearly all of the 120 seats were filled in the Village Hall with people ready to enjoy an excellent tea prepared by Lynn Smith-White and her lovely team with cakes donated by so many people around the village. We...
  • New Parish Councillors

    Following our annual meeting held on May 22nd, two further councillors were co-opted onto Elstead Parish Council. Both, along with our newly elected councillors were welcomed to the meeting. Elstead Parish Council now comprises; Pat Murphy (chair) Jane Jacobs (Vice Chair and Planning Chair), James Collis, Leif Davidsen, Andy Goundry, Andy Hampshire, Joan Holroyd, Martyn Lass and Richard Muir. David Harmer (SCC) and Gemma Long (WBC) were also in attendance. Our huge thanks go to our outgoing councillors; Roger Gardner, John Mathisen, Stefan Reynolds and Diane Snape. Thanks also to Richard Rees who whilst not staying as a councillor has agreed...
  • Annual Parish Assembly

    Residents are all welcome to attend the annual Assembly on 22nd May 2023 at 8pm in the Youth Centre. We look forward to welcoming guest speakers; Surrey Fire & Rescue on Wildfire Preparedness and Hey Broadband  on fibre broadband roll-out. Come and meet your new councillors and join us for wine and light refreshments after the presentations. Annual Parish Assembly 22.05.23

    There are nine seats on the Elstead Parish Council.  Following the recent request for nominations seven people have stepped forward which means that the seat is uncontested and they automatically become councillors.  This means that there will be no Parish Council vote on 4th May.   As there are two spaces remaining the councillors are looking to co-opt two more people at the meeting on 22nd May.  Anyone interested in being co-opted should contact the clerk in the first instance email: The Borough Seat is being contested and residents will have an opportunity to select their preferred candidate on 4th May.  Both candidates will be...
  • Elstead Village Road Safety Survey

    Elstead Village Road safety (EVRS) a sub committee of the Parish Council has been delivering a survey and asking for your views. The group would be grateful for completed surveys as this helps with evidence in getting Surrey CC Highways to look at issues such as speeding etc in the village. The survey is very quick to complete and completed surveys can be dropped to either Chandlers or the back of St James's Church. Alternatively here is a link to survey if you would rather do it electronically. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey. ...
  • 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, Elstead - Road 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Neighbourhood Plan Delays

    The Parish Council have written to Jeremy Hunt over the on-going delays caused with the NHP.  Jeremy hunt has responded and has forwarded it to his colleagues to see what advise they can offer. A copy of the letter to Jeremy Hunt is below: Letter to Jeremy Hunt about NHP DelaysDownload
  • Elstead Village – New Sign Unveiled

    On Saturday 30th April 2022, Our Elstead, a sub-committee of Elstead Parish Council unveiled an exciting new addition the village, a stunning wrought iron village sign.  Located on the edge of the central village green, the new sign will proudly welcome visitors and those travelling along the busy B3001 in between Farnham and the A3 alike.  The sign was funded in its entirety thanks to a very generous donation from the Billmeir Trust to whom Elstead Parish Council is most grateful. The sign, which was based on an initial design concept from Paul Williams, Creative Director Springetts, was created and made...
  • Community Speed Watch

    Elstead Parish Council is interested in starting up a Community Speed Watch in the village and need volunteers to help them get it off the ground. Community Speed Watch enables residents to get involved in monitoring traffic through their local community. It is intended to educate and inform drivers about anti-social driving and the impact and consequences of their actions. The scheme has been operating across Surrey for a number of years and has achieved significantly positive results in changing the behaviour of motorists, reducing the threat to life, reducing the impact of anti-social driving and improving the quality of life of...
  • Annual Parish Assembly

    The Annual Parish Assembly will be held on Tuesday 10th May at 7.30pm in the Youth Centre. There will be a review of the previous year 2021-2022 followed by updates on the NHP and Jubilee Events. There will be presentations on Fibre Broadband and Preserve our Reserve - boardwalk update. Wine and soft drinks will be served afterwards. All residents are very welcome.
  • 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,...