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Don’t lose your vote – residents in Waverley urged to check voter registration details

Published: 3 Aug 22

Don’t lose your vote – residents in Waverley urged to check voter registration details Waverley Borough Council residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. With elections taking place in Waverley in May 2023, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part. The annual canvass allows Waverley Borough Council to keep the electoral register up to date, to identify who risks losing their voice at elections, and to encourage them to register before it’s too late. Every household will be contacted before October asking if your household's details on the electoral register are correct. All you need to do is follow the instructions, and you'll be ready to have your say in upcoming elections. Every household will receive a letter or email. Please follow the instructions and respond if necessary. Letters will be sent out soon, however, don’t worry if you aren’t contacted until September. Tom Horwood, Chief Executive and Electoral Registration Officer at Waverley Borough Council, said: “We have full borough and parish council elections in May 2023. It is very important that the electoral register is up-to-date for these and any other elections that take place. If it is not correct, you might lose your ability to vote. “When you receive an electronic message or paper form from us, please check the information. It takes only a few minutes. A quick response will help us to keep the register accurate and will avoid any further letters from us.” Recent home movers in particular are urged to check their details. Electoral Commission research has found that recent home movers are less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time. In Great Britain, 92% of those who have lived in their home for 16 years will be registered, compared with 36% of people who have lived at an address for less than a year. To make sure you don’t lose your say at the next election, look out for instructions from us. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at: Waverley Borough Council - Register to vote. Residents with questions about their registration status can contact Waverley’s electoral services team at electoral.services@waverley.gov.uk or on 01483 523116. Read More...

Families invited to FREE ‘Fold Our Town’ workshop in Godalming

Published: 3 Aug 22

Families invited to FREE ‘Fold Our Town’ workshop in Godalming Looking for a fun, free activity for you and your children next week? Alongside the popular Godalming Family Activity Trail, families are being invited to help create a large paper model town inspired by Godalming and the local area. The free workshop is part of Waverley Borough Council’s programme of arts activities to encourage residents and visitors into the borough’s high streets post pandemic. The drop-in workshop led by A Line Art will be held at Godalming Library on Wednesday 10 August from 11am to 3pm. There, you will be able to design your own Godalming landmark or cut out and decorate the templates, which can be placed on a large vinyl map alongside other contributions to help create a community art installation that grows and evolves over the day. ‘Fold Our Town’ is also available as a free downloadable pack full of templates and ideas to get stuck into at home. You can use your imagination to bring to life the local landmarks, places and spaces which are important to you. Using the templates simply draw, colour, and decorate your landmarks or design your own in the blanks provided. Carefully cut them out and fold them to bring them to life. You can access the pack by visiting Fold our Town: https://www.alineart.co.uk/events/fold-our-town-godalming-surrey or hard copies of the pack will also be available to pick up for free from Godalming Library. Read More...

Ukraine Briefing Update

Published: 3 Aug 22

UKRAINE BRIEFING: 1st August 2022 (Note: The Government uses the terms ‘Sponsors’ for UK households registering to accommodate Ukrainians and ‘Guests’ as Ukrainians registering to stay with sponsors. This briefing does likewise). As of Monday 1st August at 10.00am, the Home Office online ‘Foundry’ portal shows that 1,357 (1,346 last Monday) Surrey sponsor households are matched with 4,119 (4,022 last Monday) Ukrainian guests under the Homes for Ukraine scheme, although this does not necessarily reflect the actual numbers of guests that will arrive. Trend data along with an approximate breakdown of this figure by District and Borough is given below at Annex A. These figures can be seen in a national context, as DLUHC publishes visa data received from the Home Office by local authority for the UK, relating to the Ukraine Family Scheme and Ukraine Sponsorship Schemes: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ukraine-sponsorship-scheme-visa-data-by-country-upper-and-lower-tier-local-authority The Government announced on 28th July that more than 100,000 people from Ukraine have arrived in the UK under the Ukraine Family Scheme and Homes for Ukraine Scheme. Since March, councils and communities across Surrey have worked with the government to help Ukrainians build new lives in the UK. The government has thanked the British public for their generosity and goodwill: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/100000-ukrainians-welcomed-to-safety-in-the-uk Rejection of sponsorships The South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (SESPM) have written to SE local authorities with regard to Homes for Ukraine scheme sponsor rejections. Issues have arisen where the sponsor has been written to by government to tell them they have not been successful, and sponsors are approaching councils seeking support to make an appeal against such decisions. This matter has been referred to the Surrey multi-agency Operational Delivery Group and further guidance will be produced and fed back to SESPM in due course. Information for schools on employing teachers from Ukraine The Department for Education has recently published guidance for Ukrainian teachers and trainee teachers, which also contains information for schools to help them to employ Ukrainian refugees. Ukrainians who arrive through the Ukraine Family Scheme, the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme or the Ukraine Extension Scheme have the right to train or work as a teacher in England. Councils can also refer to guidance on how schools can hire teachers who are from overseas. Further guidance will be available over the coming months. If you have any questions, please contact teach.inengland@education.gov.uk. Guidance: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/non-uk-teachers/ukraine https://www.gov.uk/guidance/recruit-teachers-from-overseas Ukraine War Crimes investigation- help needed to gather evidence As more Ukrainian nationals enter the UK and begin to reside in our communities, Local Authorities and local policing teams are likely to come into contact with them and provide support as they navigate their new lives. Your contact could be a crucial part in the gathering of evidence in support of SO15 War Crimes Team operation in gathering evidence of war crimes in Ukraine. Commander Richard Smith, Head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, which includes the War Crimes Team said: “We specifically want to hear from people who are now here in the UK, and who have a direct link to any relevant information or evidence – this is not about the general public highlighting or telling us about things they might have simply come across or seen in the media, online or on social media.” If you have information, you can contact the War Crimes Team online at: https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/war-crimes/af/report-a-war-crime/ Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Michael.Coughlin@surreycc.gov.uk Read More...

Esso Pipeline Repairs Footpath 21

Published: 28 Jul 22

Just to advise there are to be Esso pipeline repairs commencing 8th August made within the grounds to the rear of The Old Vicarage with machinery and therefore there will be short periods of activity along the footpath running alongside the Church during the works which will be kept to a minimum. If you have any concerns please contact the Clerk directly. Read More...

Woodhill Closure

Published: 24 Jul 22

Road closed 27 July For 3 days 8.00am – 5.00pm Please see the attached leaflet for the extents of our works. The works are scheduled to start on 27 July. 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 www.surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks 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: https://www.surreysays.co.uk/environment-and-infrastructure/satisfaction-with-highway-maintenance/ Thank you in advance If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0300 200 1003 or email works.communication@surreycc.gov.uk. Read More...

Fire Hankley Common

Published: 24 Jul 22

We have been notified by Waverley BC of a major incident on Hankley Common involving a fire. We will update as soon as we hear more or please look at www.waverley.gov.uk Read More...

News Release Issued by Waverley Borough Council Date: Tuesday 12 July 2022 Please don’t visit Frensham Great Pond and Common this we

Published: 13 Jul 22

Waverley Borough Council is, once again, appealing to residents and visitors to avoid heading to the beach at Frensham Great Pond and Common on hot days, and particularly this weekend which is forecast to see very high temperatures. The site, which is a Special Protection Area and sanctuary for wildlife, saw a huge influx of visitors last weekend, resulting in a number of issues including illegal and dangerous parking, BBQs, littering, dogs on the beach and dog fouling as well as disrespectful and threatening behaviour towards members of the team on site. As well as working hard to clear up litter – 79 bags of litter from Saturday morning to Monday morning, some of which was dumped by empty bins - the council’s countryside rangers and enforcement officers had to also remind a number of visitors not to light BBQs despite obvious signage on site stating no BBQs or fires. Cllr Kika Mirylees, Waverley Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing, Parks and Leisure, said: “We know that the hot weather makes Frensham a magnet for many, but our advice is please don’t come to the site when it is hot as it will be very busy and the car park will fill up early. If there are no spaces in the car park, visitors are reminded not to park on surrounding roads which can cause potential obstacles for emergency vehicles and cause traffic jams and that they should either return home or visit somewhere else. “It was particularly frustrating to hear of the huge amounts of litter left, but also the numerous BBQs that our rangers found; these can cause devastating fires such as the ones seen recently on Ash ranges and at Bisley and there is currently a very high fire risk in the Southeast so please leave the BBQs for your back garden. It was also disappointing to hear of the verbal abuse and threatening behaviour our countryside rangers, enforcement and car park officers were subjected to by a number of people on site. This is simply unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The council has now appointed Security Guards to manage areas of the site and support the team. “This area is for people to enjoy not to destroy. It is first and foremost a nature reserve. If you wish to drink and eat, take your litter home with you and do not endanger the plants and wildlife through inconsiderate behaviour." Car parks are provided at both the Great Pond and Little Pond by Waverley Borough Council and the National Trust. However these car parks become full very quickly, especially in good weather and school holidays. Please can all visitors remember: To always park safely and considerately. If the car parks are full and you cannot park safely then please do not visit. Do not park on the roads around Frensham as these are rural clearways. No BBQs or fires to be lit anywhere in the area Make sure litter is disposed of in bins or, if they are full, take your rubbish home (this includes dog waste). Swimming is allowed only in the two designated areas. Dogs are not permitted on the beach areas. Elsewhere, to protect ground nesting birds, dogs must be kept on a short lead between the months of March and August. Read More...

UK Briefing

Published: 11 Jul 22

UKRAINE BRIEFING: 11 July 2022 (Note: The Government uses the terms ‘Sponsors’ for UK households registering to accommodate Ukrainians and ‘Guests’ as Ukrainians registering to stay with sponsors. This briefing does likewise). As of Monday 11th July, at 10.00am, the Home Office online ‘Foundry’ portal shows that 1,307 (1,284 last Monday) Surrey sponsor households are matched with 3,851 (3,737 last Monday) Ukrainian guests under the Homes for Ukraine scheme, although this does not necessarily reflect the actual numbers of guests that will arrive. Trend data along with an approximate breakdown of this figure by District and Borough is given below at Annex A. Work continues by a number of Councils, agencies, organisations, businesses and communities, across a number of issues, to ensure that Ukrainian guests and UK sponsors have the right support, advice and guidance and are appropriately assessed, to ensure they have the best possible experience. As previous briefings have confirmed in some detail, these issues include: DBS and Safeguarding checks, education, early learning and adult learning, employment support, social activities and travel. Specific practical updates this week include: • In relation to support with Visa applications, a Biometric Residents Permit ‘pop-up’ has been confirmed for week commencing 4th July and 11th July at the Guildford Borough Council office Millmead, GU2 4BB. • An additional event - Spelthorne Job Fair - has been arranged in respect of job seeking support. This will take place on Wednesday 27th July between 10:00am-2:00pm at Spelthorne Youth Hub. • In addition to free three-month temporary Bus Passes for Homes for Ukraine guests provided by Compass, Falcon, Metrobus, Repton and Stagecoach, White Bus has now been added to the scheme. Further information on the operation of the scheme can be found at Homes for Ukraine temporary bus pass scheme - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk) and in the following: The latest and updated Government guidance for UK sponsors, Ukrainian hosts and Councils can be found via the following: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-guidance-for-councils (Guidance for councils) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/welcome-a-guide-for-ukrainians-arriving-in-the-uk/week-one-guidance-for-ukrainians-arriving-in-the-uk (Week one guidance) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/move-to-the-uk-if-youre-from-ukraine https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-sponsor-guidance https://www.gov.uk/register-interest-homes-ukraine https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-sponsor-guidance Welcome Guide: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/welcome-a-guide-for-ukrainians-arriving-in-the-uk Factsheet (translations available via buttons in top right of page): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/homes-for-ukraine-factsheet-for-ukrainians Homes for Ukraine campaign: https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/ Frequently asked questions: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-scheme-frequently-asked-questions While not yet the subject of detailed guidance, it is worth noting the ongoing work nationally and locally regarding the arrangements that will need to be made as initial 6-month sponsorship periods come to an end, beginning towards the end of September. The four broad post-sponsorship outcomes for Ukrainians have been identified as: - Move into own accommodation – this option is dependent on various other factors including availability of housing - Extend sponsorship arrangements with the original sponsor or through rematching – support to maximise longevity is key - Leave the UK – to go elsewhere or return to Ukraine though this is dependent on the situation there - Fall into homelessness – which is to be avoided as far as possible as it is a poor outcome for families and due to the pressure this will place on local services. Locally, partners have begun to work towards a better understanding of the picture in Surrey and planning accordingly, while nationally DLUHC are working with Councils and the CVFS sector to develop this policy together and have set up a Task and Finish group to do so. Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Michael.Coughlin@surreycc.gov.uk Read More...

Entries and nominations open for the Waverley Design Awards 2022/3

Published: 11 Jul 22

News Release Issued by Waverley Borough Council Date: Monday 11 July 2022 Entries and nominations open for the Waverley Design Awards 2022/3 Do you have a ‘grand design? A project that you’re particularly proud of? Or are you a member of the public who thinks there’s a great building or project in the borough that should be recognised? If so, get your entry or your nomination in as the thirteenth Waverley Design Awards are now open! The awards, which were introduced in 1995 by Waverley Borough Council to encourage interest in the quality of the borough’s built and natural environment and to promote an awareness of the need for high quality design, are free to enter. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Design awards ceremony caused by the pandemic, we have extended the period from construction in which buildings and developments are eligible for Design Awards 2022. We will be accepting entries/nominations from developments completed between 1 April 2015 and 30 June 2022. There are a total of 8 categories of awards which are: New buildings and developments, Conversions, alterations, and refurbishment Environment and landscape Sustainable design and construction The Michael Edwards Award for Historic environment Community award People’s choice – decided by the public Overall design award winner The deadline for nominations is 8 August 2022 and the deadline for entries is 5 September 2022. “We have some wonderful examples of great architecture here in Waverley and are looking forward to receiving entries from those who designed and built them as well as those members of the public that appreciate them,” said Cllr Liz Townsend, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development. “We have eight different categories including the People’s Choice Award which gives the public the opportunity to pick their favourite development. This year, we are particularly keen to see outstanding examples of sustainable design in addition to entries of smaller schemes including home extensions.” If you would like to enter a scheme you have been involved with or your own property for the consideration, fill in the Waverley Design Awards - Entry Form or if you would like to nominate a property fill in the Waverley Design Awards - Nomination Form. For more information on the Design Awards, visit www.waverley.gov.uk/designawards. Read More...

Declaration of Results of Poll Waverley Borough Council Election of a Borough Councillor for Frensham Dockenfield & Tilford on Thursday 12 May 2022

Published: 13 May 22

I, Robin Taylor, being the Deputy Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each Candidate at the said election is as follows: Barnes, Susan Mary (also known as Susan Mary Ryland) The Green Party 354 Munro, David John Independent 492 Elected Nasir, Nabeel Ahmed The Conservative Party Candidate 323 Read More...

Notice Of Poll

Published: 4 May 22

Waverley Borough Council Electoral Division Of Frensham Dockenfield & Tilford Election of a Borough Councillor Date of Election - Thursday 12 May 2022 Notice is hereby given that a poll for the election of a Borough Councillor will be held on Thursday 12 May 2022, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. The names, home addresses and descriptions (if any) of the Candidates remaining validly nominated for the election are as follows: Name of Candidate (Surname First) Home Address Description (if any) Munro David John Grange Cottage, Frensham Road, Frensham, Farnham, GU10 3DS Independent Nasir Nabeel Ahmed 1 Water Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9NH The Conservative Party Candidate Ryland Susan Mary (address in Waverley) The Green Party Situation of Polling Station Polling Station Number Description of persons entitled to vote thereat Churt Village Hall, Crossways, Churt, Farnham 1 FDTA-1 to FDTA-967 The Vestry, Church of the Good Shepherd, The Street 2 FDTB-1 to FDTB-375 Frensham Parish Council Meeting Room, The Community Building, Shortfield Common Road, Above Village Shop 3 FDTC-1 to FDTC-748 The Tilford Institute, Tilford Road, Tilford, Farnham 4 FDTD-1 to FDTD-565 The Tilford Institute, Tilford Road, Tilford, Farnham 4 FDTE-1 to FDTE-592 Robin Taylor Deputy Returning Officer Dated Wednesday 4 May 2022 Printed and published by the Deputy Returning Officer, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HR Read More...

NOTICE OF ELECTION - WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCILLOR

Published: 4 Apr 22

FRENSHAM, DOCKENFIELD & TILFORD WARD Notice Of Election Waverley Borough Council Election of a Borough Councillor for the Borough Ward listed below Borough Ward Number of Borough Councillor to be elected Frensham Dockenfield & Tilford One 1. Forms of nomination for the Borough Election may be obtained at Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR from the Deputy Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature. 2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Deputy Returning Officer, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR, by appointment only, on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4 pm on Tuesday 12 April 2022. 3. If any election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 12 May 2022. 4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Monday 25 April 2022. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. 5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR by 5 pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022. 6. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR by 5 pm on Wednesday 4 May 2022. 7. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR by 5 pm on Thursday 12 May 2022. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday 4 May 2022. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Wednesday 4 May 2022 Dated Monday 4 April 2022 Robin Taylor Deputy Returning Officer Printed and published by the Deputy Returning Officer, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HR Read More...

TRO - Parking Permit Amendments

Published: 24 Mar 22

The Surrey County Council (Various Roads in the Borough of Waverley) (Amendment to Parking Permits) Order 2022 Surrey County Council propose to make the above named Order, pursuant to Sections 1, 2, 4, 32, 35, 36, 45, 46, 49, 51 and 53 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Act”) the purpose and effect of which is to amend, (1) The Surrey County Council Farnham Railway Station Controlled Parking Zone (Consolidation of Waiting Restrictions and On-Street Parking Places) Order 2007; (2) The Surrey County Council Farnham Town Centre Controlled Parking Zone (Consolidation of Waiting Loading and Unloading Prohibitions and Restrictions and On-Street parking Places) Order 2007; (3) The Surrey County Council (Various Roads in Waverley) (Residents’ Only On-Street Parking Places) (No.1) Order 2013; (4) The Surrey County Council (Various Roads in Waverley) (Residents’ Only On-Street Parking Places) (No.2) Order 2012; (5) The Surrey County Council Sandrock (D5523) Haslemere in the Borough of Waverley (Restricted Zone) (On-Street Parking Place) Order 2013; and (6) The Surrey County Council (Various Roads in Godalming and Farncombe in the Borough of Waverley) (Residents’ Only On-Street Parking Places) (No. 1) Order 2014; so as to introduce the following changes to the permit schemes therein: - (a) Residents’ parking permits will cost £80, for the first permit £100 for a second permit and £130 for any subsequent permit (as applicable) and still be valid for a period of twelve months. These charges will rise by £4 on the 1st of January on each of 2024, 2026 and 2028; (b) Provide for (1) residents to purchase permits for use by their visitors at a cost of £2 each, which will be valid for one day, subject to a limit of 150 pa, or £1 which will be valid for 2 hours limited to 250 pa; and (2) carer’s permits, for carers who are required to make visits to residents, which will no longer incur a fee; and (3) child care permits, for persons employed to visit a resident for the purpose of child care, pursuant to a contract of employment, which will incur the same cost as a resident’s permit, dependant on how many permits the resident has already been issued (Operational permits, for use by doctors, nurses and community care personnel, who are required to make visits to residents, will still be available free of charge). A copy the Statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing the Order may be viewed on-line on our website at: www.surreycc.gov.uk/parking, (follow the link to parking permit review 2022). If you are unable to access the website copies of this document and the draft orders, Orders to be amended and a Statement of the Council’s Guidelines for the Acceptance of Objections to Traffic Regulation Orders may be viewed, free of charge at (a) Surrey Highways, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford Surrey, GU4 7BQ (by appointment); and at (b) Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming, Mondays to Fridays 8.45am to 4.45pm. If you wish to object to, or make representations relating to, the proposed Order, you must send the grounds for your objection or representation (including any in support), by (1) using the online form via the webpage quoted above; (2) or in writing to Mr D Curl at Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7BQ; by 30 April 2022. Date: 24 March 2022 Lucy Monie – Director – Infrastructure & Delivery Environment, Transport & Infrastructure Enquiries to: Traffic Regulation Orders Team, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ, Telephone: 0300 200 1003 Read More...

Waverley Borough Council flying the flag for its visitor economy

Published: 24 Mar 22

Waverley Borough Council flying the flag for its visitor economy This week is English Tourism Week and Waverley Borough Council has been flying the flag for its visitor economy. As part of a campaign run by Visit Surrey, Waverley has taken the opportunity to promote its tourism businesses to potential visitors. Dubbed as the corner of Surrey that is never boring, Waverley’s great outdoors, food experiences and blockbuster film sets provide visitors with countless opportunities to play and have fun. To mark the start of English Tourism Week, Waverley’s Economic Development team invited four hotels and visitor businesses, including Farnham’s Bush Hotel, Community Rail Partnership, Winkworth Arboretum and The Packhouse, to join them on a stand at an excursions exhibition in Twickenham. The purpose was to promote Waverley businesses to the group travel market. Councillor Liz Townsend, Waverley Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development, said: “Saturday’s exhibition was just one example of the practical support we have offered our tourism businesses. The stand generated lots of interest and organisers of group excursions were impressed by what Waverley has to offer.” Before the pandemic, official figures showed that tourism was worth over £210 million to Waverley’s businesses and accounted for the employment of over seven per cent of the workforce. Councillor Townsend added: “Many people visit Waverley for its historic towns and villages and stunning countryside, much of which is recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Tourism and the visitor economy is an important contributor to our overall economy, and we are very lucky to have a variety of vibrant, picturesque and individual places where our visitors can visit and stay." With government Covid restrictions preventing tourism for long periods of time, Waverley Borough Council earmarked the sector for special support from the government’s Additional Restrictions Grant. Practical support has included training, promotion, financial assistance and signposting to information. More is planned including enhancing Waverley’s profile on the Visit Surrey website, a destination marketing video and a consumer marketing brochure. Tourism businesses that want to be involved and kept informed about available support, should email business.support@waverley.gov.uk. Read More...

The Friday Night Project set to launch in Farnham

Published: 24 Mar 22

The Friday Night Project set to launch in Farnham An exciting activity-based club for young people is coming to Farnham. The Friday Night project, which gives young people the chance to get together with friends and take part in a range of activities, is set to launch this week. Starting 25 March 2022, The Friday Night Project (FNP) will take place every Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Farnham Leisure Centre, giving young people aged 11-18 access to leisure activities for £4 (£2 with a Waverley Access to Leisure Card). Activities include table tennis, football, basketball, badminton, gym and virtual spin classes. Councillor Kika Mirylees, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing, Parks and Leisure said: “I am delighted that the Friday Night Project is launching in Farnham. This initiative has been so popular with the young people in Cranleigh and we hope this will be replicated in Farnham. “It is a really positive initiative that offers an opportunity to get involved in a number of new activities, socialise with other young people, and all at a very reasonable cost. Do come along and give it a try.” The project is jointly funded by Waverley Borough Council, Active Surrey, the Community Foundation for Surrey and Places Leisure and is part of an innovative strategy from Waverley Borough Council to engage with young people in the community. The Friday Night Projects are reliant on volunteers to successfully run and become sustainable. It is a very rewarding role. If you are interested in volunteering at any of our projects (Cranleigh, Farnham, Godalming), please get in touch with the Leisure Team via leisure@waverley.gov.uk For further information on leisure opportunities in Waverley, visit our website Waverley Borough Council - Sport and leisure. Read More...

Waverley residents urged to claim green home funding

Published: 23 Feb 22

Householders in Waverley are being urged to act quickly to claim up to £10,000 which is being made available to improve home energy efficiency - one of the simplest ways of saving energy and combatting rising energy prices. More funding has been made available as part of the central government scheme which will provide grants to eligible homeowners to improve energy efficiency in their homes, cut heating costs and help the environment. The grant project is being run by Action Surrey on behalf of all Surrey local authorities and provides funds for cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and solar renewable technology. Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to those living in a hard-to-heat home and on a low income*. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022, with installations completing by 30 June 2022. To check if you are eligible, call Action Surrey for free on 0800 783 2503 or visit www.actionsurrey.org for more information and to submit an online enquiry. Councillor Steve Williams, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “The uncontrolled rise in energy prices hits the poorest in our community the hardest. If you are a resident struggling with your energy bills, this scheme can help you make your home much more energy efficient. I do urge lower-income households to take advantage of this opportunity to make their homes warmer, greener and cheaper to run.” Waverley Borough Council is working hard to cut back on its own carbon emissions and supporting the move towards being net-zero carbon by 2030. To take a look at Waverley Borough Council’s Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, please go to our sustainability and conservation webpage. * Grants are available to those who meet the criteria and currently living within Surrey County. Action Surrey are the only organisation able to verify eligibility for the scheme. * Action Surrey is an impartial energy advice service and has a network of trusted installers to deliver the installations. Action Surrey is managed by ThamesWey Sustainable Communities, a company wholly owned by Woking Borough Council Householders in Waverley are being urged to act quickly to claim up to £10,000 which is being made available to improve home energy efficiency - one of the simplest ways of saving energy and combatting rising energy prices. More funding has been made available as part of the central government scheme which will provide grants to eligible homeowners to improve energy efficiency in their homes, cut heating costs and help the environment. The grant project is being run by Action Surrey on behalf of all Surrey local authorities and provides funds for cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and solar renewable technology. Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to those living in a hard-to-heat home and on a low income*. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022, with installations completing by 30 June 2022. To check if you are eligible, call Action Surrey for free on 0800 783 2503 or visit www.actionsurrey.org for more information and to submit an online enquiry. Councillor Steve Williams, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “The uncontrolled rise in energy prices hits the poorest in our community the hardest. If you are a resident struggling with your energy bills, this scheme can help you make your home much more energy efficient. I do urge lower-income households to take advantage of this opportunity to make their homes warmer, greener and cheaper to run.” Waverley Borough Council is working hard to cut back on its own carbon emissions and supporting the move towards being net-zero carbon by 2030. To take a look at Waverley Borough Council’s Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, please go to our sustainability and conservation webpage. * Grants are available to those who meet the criteria and currently living within Surrey County. Action Surrey are the only organisation able to verify eligibility for the scheme. * Action Surrey is an impartial energy advice service and has a network of trusted installers to deliver the installations. Action Surrey is managed by ThamesWey Sustainable Communities, a company wholly owned by Woking Borough Council Householders in Waverley are being urged to act quickly to claim up to £10,000 which is being made available to improve home energy efficiency - one of the simplest ways of saving energy and combatting rising energy prices. More funding has been made available as part of the central government scheme which will provide grants to eligible homeowners to improve energy efficiency in their homes, cut heating costs and help the environment. The grant project is being run by Action Surrey on behalf of all Surrey local authorities and provides funds for cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and solar renewable technology. Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to those living in a hard-to-heat home and on a low income*. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022, with installations completing by 30 June 2022. To check if you are eligible, call Action Surrey for free on 0800 783 2503 or visit www.actionsurrey.org for more information and to submit an online enquiry. Councillor Steve Williams, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “The uncontrolled rise in energy prices hits the poorest in our community the hardest. If you are a resident struggling with your energy bills, this scheme can help you make your home much more energy efficient. I do urge lower-income households to take advantage of this opportunity to make their homes warmer, greener and cheaper to run.” Waverley Borough Council is working hard to cut back on its own carbon emissions and supporting the move towards being net-zero carbon by 2030. To take a look at Waverley Borough Council’s Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, please go to our sustainability and conservation webpage. * Grants are available to those who meet the criteria and currently living within Surrey County. Action Surrey are the only organisation able to verify eligibility for the scheme. * Action Surrey is an impartial energy advice service and has a network of trusted installers to deliver the installations. Action Surrey is managed by ThamesWey Sustainable Communities, a company wholly owned by Woking Borough Council Read More...

Biffa Collections

Published: 18 Feb 22

** update - if your bin hasn't been emptied please leave overnight as collection will commence Saturday 19th** Biffa are currently operating, but due to storm Eunice it may be necessary to suspend collection. Please do take your bins off the roadside as soon as emptied where possible. Waverley will continue to update their website with the latest information. Read More...

Waverley calls for longer term support for refugees

Published: 15 Sep 21

News Release Issued by Waverley Borough Council Date: 15 September 2021 Waverley calls for longer term support for refugees Waverley Borough Council is calling on the Government for a longer-term financial commitment to support Afghan nationals seeking refuge in the UK. Waverley has committed to providing assistance for between five and 10 families within the borough but is seeking further clarity from Government on how it can work together with the NHS and other Government bodies, Surrey County Council and other local partners, to ensure the refugees get the help and support they need. The council says that beyond immediate housing requirements, a longer-term plan from central Government is needed to ensure that adequate medical care, education and mental health provision to help the refugees rebuild their lives is in place and is fully funded. The council is also urging the Government to commit to funding support for the refugees for as long as it is needed. Currently, funding has been pledged by Government for 12 months to support councils helping refugees Councillor Paul Follows, Leader of Waverley Borough Council, said: “All of us have been moved by the desperate situation in Afghanistan and believe that we have a moral duty to provide support for those families. What is frustrating is that we are being hampered by a lack of a clear plan and communication from Government and from the county council about how that support can be put in place. “We also feel that it is wrong that the burden of funding support should be passed to Council Taxpayers after one year, and we want clarity that the Government will continue to fund the support for as long as it is needed. “On a separate note, I know that many have expressed concerns that Afghan refugees will be receiving housing and support ahead of British veterans. This is not the case. Waverley has an established, working Armed Forces Covenant which sets out our commitment to support former servicemen and women and I want to reassure our residents that we work very hard to ensure that no veterans are homeless in Waverley and that they are supported to access the help and care that they need.” How can you help? While we seek further information and guidance, we understand that many people across Waverley may want to support the refugees in some way. We will be providing a further update on this as soon as possible. Due to operational and logistical challenges, as well as COVID control considerations, we have been informed that any donations at this point should be, if possible, financial ones, to charities that are best equipped to immediately support Afghan refugees. The Community Foundation for Surrey is set up to administer these donations locally and information on how to donate can be found on their website. Alternatively, the Red Cross is already active in managing donations and supporting arrivals from Afghanistan, and wider local support will be needed from foodbanks and other charities, which can be found via Surrey Information Point. There is now a Frequently Asked Questions web page available regarding Afghan citizens who have been evacuated to Surrey, There is also support for new citizens arriving in Surrey via Surrey Libraries – quite often these families don’t have digital or Wi-Fi access – but important in starting their new life for finding jobs, setting up bank accounts etc Read More...

Public Notice - Licensing consultation on Pizza van trading

Published: 17 May 21

To make you aware, an application for Vaporetto Ltd (Pizza) to trade from St. Mary’s Green, Frensham has been submitted to Waverley Borough Council for consideration. If you have any views, that you wish to be considered by Waverley Borough Council, please submit any feedback by Friday 21st May 2021. Licence Registers Details • Licence for Vaporetto Ltd • Sunday 12:00 - 20:30 http://licensing.waverley.gov.uk/MVM/Online/EGov/License_Registers/Representation.aspx?lic_id=WK/202100922 or email environmentalhealth@waverley.gov.uk Read More...

Planned pavement works Rushmoor

Published: 9 Apr 21

Start date: Tuesday 20 April 2021 Duration: For 2 days 8am – 5pm Delays Possible Read More...

Hollowdene Recreation Ground

Published: 31 Mar 21

Frensham Parish Council are due to undertake works on replacing the very old rotten and rusty barbed wire and broken iron railing fence at the bottom of Hollowdene Recreation ground. This is due to commence Tuesday 6th April for approximately 7 days. If you have any questions relating to these works, please contact the Clerk on 01252 793002 or clerk@frensham-pc.gov.uk or Councillor Malc Billings on 01252 790843. Read More...

Councillor Vacancy

Published: 25 Mar 21

Notice of Vacancy – Frensham Parish Council – Rushmoor Ward Notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy has risen in the Office of a Councillor for the Parish of Frensham – Rushmoor Ward. If by Friday 16 April 2021 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to: The Proper Officer Waverley Borough Council The Burys Godalming Surrey GU7 1HR by TEN electors for the Parish ward, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. As it currently stands if an election is called, in accordance with the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the 2020 Regulations, Regulation 6 of the 2020 Regulations provide that an election to fill a casual vacancy that would have taken place in the period 16 March 2020 to 5 May 2021 (inclusive) will now take place on 6 May 2021. Dated: 25 March 2021 Tom Horwood Read More...

Farnham Infrastructure Programme - Open Consultation

Published: 3 Mar 21

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COVID-19 safety spot checks to help Waverley businesses

Published: 24 Feb 21

With the continued challenge of reducing the spread of COVID-19 infections in our local area, Waverley Borough Council’s Environmental Health team will be working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the coming weeks to offer businesses extra support and advice around coronavirus guidelines. Together they are contacting businesses directly to help them take the right precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Waverley. During the checks, businesses will get support and guidance which will help them to manage COVID-19 risk and protect their staff, customers and visitors. For further information on how to manage the risk of coronavirus in different business sectors please read the government guidance. Councillor Nick Palmer, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Operational and Enforcement Services, said: “Although cases of coronavirus in Waverley have been reducing in recent days, we all have a part to play in maintaining this downward trend and to ensure everyone stays safe in the borough. Whilst the vast majority of businesses are taking their responsibilities really seriously, we need every single one to do their bit to help us to control the risk and protect people from the spread of coronavirus. In the coming weeks, we will be talking to local businesses in Waverley to offer helpful advice and to understand how they are managing risks in line with their specific business activity. All businesses are in scope for these spot checks.” HSE and local authority inspectors are finding some common issues across a range of sectors that include: failing to provide arrangements for monitoring, supervising and maintaining social distancing, and failing to introduce an adequate cleaning regime particularly at busy times of the day. We have a range of information around COVID-19 and businesses on our dedicated business website and you can also visit GOV.UK for the latest information and safer business guidance. Read More...

Waverley 2021/22 Budget approved by Full Council

Published: 24 Feb 21

Waverley Borough Council last night approved its budget for the 2021/22 financial year. The budget sets out how the council will maintain frontline services this year, while it seeks further cost and efficiency savings and new revenue streams to offset the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued reduction in Government funding. The borough’s portion of Council Tax is set to rise by 2.7%, equivalent to 10p per week on an average Band D property. This will help council sustain current service levels, maintain funding for community and voluntary organisations and freeze parking charges. However, further savings, new income streams, cancelled contributions to reserves and a reduction in contributions to the capital expenditure programme, will also be required to enable the council to balance the books. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic added £6.6m to the net service budget for 2020/21 through a combination of additional costs and loss of income from assets such as leisure centres and car parks. The council expects that COVID-19 grants and impact provision from the Government will total just £3.8m for the year. Councillor Mark Merryweather, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Finance, Assets and Commercial, said: “Through a great deal of hard work and under unprecedented pressure we’ve achieved a balanced and fair budget for 2021/22, with no reduction in service levels nor in the grants to our voluntary sector partners, who have done an amazing job over the last year in helping us support the most vulnerable members of our communities. “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the council was facing a daunting financial challenge. Our costs are rising but the Government plans to cut our Business Rates and Grant income faster than we can replace it through a combination of efficiency savings, Council Tax increases, and building sustainable income from investments. “This situation has been eclipsed by the pandemic. While Government ministers gave assurances that local authorities wouldn’t be out of pocket, this is clearly not the case. So we will need to identify further savings and new income rising to over £7.8m annually by 2024/25 in order to keep balancing the books.” Read More...

Arriva Bus Changes

Published: 6 Jan 21

SUMMARY OF TEMPORARY CHANGES TO ARRIVA BUS SERVICES FROM 3 JANUARY 2021 To combat a shortage of drivers due to illness and self-isolation, the following (below) has occurred to Arriva’s bus services. The company apologises that the changes have been necessary and hopes to reinstate normal or improved service levels as soon as practicable, when staff resources allow. The services operate across various Boroughs and Districts but focussing on Guildford and Woking. Actual timings of journeys are altered in many cases and there are also reductions in frequency. Some services are suspended entirely. Currently, bus patronage is significantly lower than normal for obvious reasons. The new timetables are available on www.surreycc.gov.uk/buses Service 3: Guildford-Bellfields Estate (Sundays only) continues to run once per hour. The service 3S on Mondays to Saturdays operated by Safeguard continues unaltered. Service 18: Guildford-Onslow Village: Continues to run once per hour Service 34: Guildford-Jacobs Well-Westfield-Woking-Knaphill-West End-Lightwater-Bagshot-Camberley: Reduced from twice per hour on Mondays to Saturdays to once per hour. On Sundays, remains hourly Service 35: Guildford-Mayford-Woking-Knaphill-West End-Lightwater-Bagshot-Camberley: Continues to run once per hour on Mondays to Fridays but suspended on Saturdays Service 36: Guildford-Burpham-Merrow-Guildford: Reduced to run every 30 minutes on Mondays to Fridays and hourly on Saturdays. Remains hourly on Sundays Service 37: Guildford-Merrow-Burpham-Guildford: reduced to run every 30 minutes on Mondays to Fridays and hourly on Saturdays. Remans hourly on Sundays Service 47: West End-Bisley-Brookwood Station (Monday-Friday peak hours only): Suspended Service 53: Guildford-Bramley-Wonersh-Cranleigh-Ewhurst: Reduced from twice per hour to hourly on Mondays to Fridays. No service on Saturdays except for evenings between Guildford and Cranleigh only. On Sundays continues to run hourly through to Ewhurst Service 63: Guildford-Bramley-Wonersh-Cranleigh-Rudgwick-Horsham: Continues to run hourly Service 91: Woking-Goldsworth Park-Knaphill (extended to Brookwood and Pirbright evenings and onward to Worplesdon and Guildford on Sundays): Reduced to operate twice per hour on Mondays to Fridays and a mixture of once and twice per hour on Saturdays. Continues to run hourly on Sundays Service 101 Guildford Bus Station-Spectrum shuttle on Saturdays and Sundays: Suspended Service 436: Woking-Sheerwater-Byfleet-Brooklands-Weybridge: Reduced to operate once per hour Service 479: Guildford-Effingham-Bookham-Leatherhead-Ashtead-Epsom: Reduced to operate once per hour on Mondays to Fridays and every hour and a quarter on Saturdays. The Sunday service operated by Stagecoach every two hours continues unaltered. Service A: Guildford-The Chase-Royal Surrey County Hospital: Reduced to run a mixture of every 20 or every 30 minutes on Mondays to Fridays and every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays Service C: Guildford-Stoughton-Grange Park: Service suspended. Alternative buses are available on Stagecoach services 1 and 2. shuttle service between Ewhurst and Cranleigh, which will connect with their service 63 at Cranleigh for journeys to/from Guildford. The timetable of the shuttle is shown below. Thus, Ewhurst will now retain its bus link to Cranleigh and Guildford on each day of the week. Revised timetables for services 53 and 63 are at www.surreycc.gov.uk/buses Read More...

Waverley Tier 4

Published: 24 Dec 20

Waverley to move into Tier 4 Due to a significant increase in the infection rate, the borough of Waverley will join the rest of Surrey and some surrounding areas in Tier 4 from 26 December (Boxing Day). What it means to be in Tier 4 · People living in a Tier 4 area must stay at home and not mix with others from different households, except in special circumstances such as support bubbles. · They should only meet with a maximum of one other person from another household outdoors. · All non-essential shops, personal care, indoor gyms and hospitality venues must close. Guidance on Tier 4 Restrictions Tier 4 Useful links • Going to work • Businesses required to close/ can stay open (scroll down) • Financial support packages for businesses • Financial support for businesses required to close as a result of tiering restrictions Guidance on Tier 4 Restrictions Support over Christmas and the New Year Business Grants – limited support between Christmas and New Year for any covid grant queries. Email: businessratesgrants@waverley.gov.uk UK Transition – EM3 Business Support Helpline Email: enquiries@businesssupporthelpline.org Telephone: 0800 998 1098 www.enterprisem3growthhub.co.uk/uk-transition Click It Local www.clickitlocal.co.uk/waverley and to register as a business https://www.clickitlocal.co.uk/store-sign-up/ General business information – visit our website: www.businesswaverley.co.uk Waverley to move into Tier 4 Due to a significant increase in the infection rate, the borough of Waverley will join the rest of Surrey and some surrounding areas in Tier 4 from 26 December (Boxing Day). What it means to be in Tier 4 · People living in a Tier 4 area must stay at home and not mix with others from different households, except in special circumstances such as support bubbles. · They should only meet with a maximum of one other person from another household outdoors. · All non-essential shops, personal care, indoor gyms and hospitality venues must close. Guidance on Tier 4 Restrictions Tier 4 Useful links • Going to work • Businesses required to close/ can stay open (scroll down) • Financial support packages for businesses • Financial support for businesses required to close as a result of tiering restrictions Guidance on Tier 4 Restrictions Support over Christmas and the New Year Business Grants – limited support between Christmas and New Year for any covid grant queries. Email: businessratesgrants@waverley.gov.uk UK Transition – EM3 Business Support Helpline Email: enquiries@businesssupporthelpline.org Telephone: 0800 998 1098 www.enterprisem3growthhub.co.uk/uk-transition Click It Local www.clickitlocal.co.uk/waverley and to register as a business https://www.clickitlocal.co.uk/store-sign-up/ General business information – visit our website: www.businesswaverley.co.uk Due to a significant increase in the infection rate, the borough of Waverley will join the rest of Surrey and some surrounding areas in Tier 4 from 26 December (Boxing Day). What it means to be in Tier 4 · People living in a Tier 4 area must stay at home and not mix with others from different households, except in special circumstances such as support bubbles. · They should only meet with a maximum of one other person from another household outdoors. · All non-essential shops, personal care, indoor gyms and hospitality venues must close. Read More...

Permissive Footpath Closure

Published: 15 Dec 20

Permissive Path that runs through Ellel Pierrepont on two dates next year. The first date is Friday January 8th, and the second is Thursday October 28th. Read More...

The Surrey County Council Boundary Road (D117) Dockenfield Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order 2020

Published: 25 Nov 20

Surrey County Council (“The Council”) Propose to make the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act (“The Act”) 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of Boundary Road (D117) Dockenfield as extends from its junction with (D116) West End Lane to a point in line with the southern boundary of the property known as “Borderfield”. The Order is required to allow new mains water connection works to be carried out by, or on behalf of South East Water within the length of road described in this notice. These works are anticipated to be carried out over 5 days between the hours of 8am and 5pm within the 12 month period of operation of the Temporary Order that commences on 11 January 2021. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the Temporary Closure, which is anticipated to be in force 24 hours per day, will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for local residents, pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times. The Emergency Services and all other traffic will be required to follow the signed diversion route. The vehicular diversion route will be via Boundary Road; Dockenfield Road; The Street; Pitt Lane; Shortfield Common Road; Hamlash Lane; Moons Hill; The Long Road; Cherry Tree Road; and Boundary Road or this same route in reverse. Dated 26 November 2020 Authorising Officer: Richard Bolton Local Highway Services Group Manager Enquiries to:- Traffic Regulation Orders Team, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7BQ Telephone: 0300 200 1003 ________________________________________ Read More...

Applications open for Local Restrictions Support Grants

Published: 11 Nov 20

News Release Issued by Waverley Borough Council Date: Tuesday 10 November 2020 Applications open for Local Restrictions Support Grants Businesses that provide services in person to customers from their premises across Waverley, which have been required to close due to the government’s national lockdown from 5th November until 2nd December and that have a Business Rates account, can now apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant. Waverley Borough Council staff have once again been redeployed to focus resources on making the software and operational changes required to process the grant claims from local businesses. Under the scheme, businesses can receive between £1,334 and £3,000 for the 28 days. Further information and an application form is available at www.waverley.gov.uk/lrsgrant. Previous funding rounds have seen the council make payments in excess of £24m to almost 2000 local businesses under the Government’s Small Business Grant; Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant and Local Authority Discretionary Grant schemes, which have now closed. The Government has also announced an Additional Restrictions Grant, which businesses that do not qualify for a Local Restrictions Support Grant may be eligible for. The council is working to identify which types of businesses will be prioritised for the grant and hopes to have an application process in place within the next two weeks. Business owners are encouraged to subscribe to the councils business e-newsletter to receive updates on grants, by signing up on the dedicated business website www.businesswaverley.gov.uk. Councillor Liz Townsend, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Parks and Leisure, said: “I’ve spoken to numerous local business owners for whom a grant has really made a huge difference. Often it has enabled them to keep staff employed or given them the breathing space to look at new ways of delivering their products and services. “A lot of local businesses are now depending on a strong pre-Christmas trading period to help them through the next few months, and I would urge everyone to think about how they can ‘Keep it Local’ not only when looking for gifts but for locally produced food and other services too. More than ever, we need to help to keep local businesses going and to protect the livelihoods of local people.” Councillor Mark Merryweather, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Finance, Assets and Commercial Services, said: “The previous Government grants helped many businesses, but there are many others that didn't qualify for them. We’re now working to ensure that we can verify applications and make payments as quickly as possible under this new Additional Restrictions Grant. Many businesses in the borough will still face a very uncertain financial situation. We're incredibly proud of our officers who've been redeployed to process the huge number of claims and inquiries that we're receiving." For further information contact: Tel: 01483 523296 Web : www.waverley.gov.uk Email: communications@waverley.gov.uk Read More...

Roadworks Pitch Place Thursley

Published: 22 Oct 20

C29 Pitch Place, Thursley - Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order 2020 Surrey County Council propose to make the above-mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in the entire length of C29 Pitch Place, Thursley. This Traffic Order is required to enable BT Openreach to carry out cabling maintenance works to restore customer service. These works are anticipated to be carried out between the hours of 9:30am and 3:30pm, within 2 days of the 12 month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 01 November 2020. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for emergency services, residents, businesses, pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians will be maintained at all times. The vehicular diversion route will be via Thursley Road, Tilford Road, Waverley Road and Farnham Road. Read More...

Roadworks Pond/Bacon Lane

Published: 22 Oct 20

D688 Pond Lane and C27 Bacon Lane, Churt - Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order 2020 Surrey County Council with permission from Hampshire County Council propose to make the above-mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in: a) the entire length of D688 Pond Lane, Churt vehicular traffic will be diverted via Frensham Road and Bacon Lane b) that length of C27 Bacon Lane, Churt that extends from its junction with D688 Pond Lane, southwards to its junction with Frensham Lane; vehicular traffic will be diverted via Pond Lane, Farnham Road, Churt Road, Star Hill, Simmondstone Lane and Bacon Lane. This Traffic Order is required to enable BT Openreach to access underground structures to make a new fibre connection and/or carry out cabling maintenance works. These works are anticipated to be carried out between the hours of 9:30am and 3:30pm, within 5 days of the 12 month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 02 November 2020. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closures will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for emergency services, residents, businesses, pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians will be maintained at all times. Read More...

Drainage Works Shepherd and Flock

Published: 22 Oct 20

Drainage investigation works at the Shepherd & Flock Roundabout. Expect delays Lane closure 2 November For 10 days Read More...

Sanitising Stations

Published: 12 Oct 20

The recreation ground is a very much utilised area of the Parish and hub of community activity. The Parish Council strive to keep the grounds, trees, foliage, and fences in a good condition to allow the ongoing enjoyment of residents and visitors. Unfortunately, somebody(s) has seen fit to steal the sanitisers from the station holders in the playground. Frensham Parish Council introduced these sanitisers over and above the government Covid-19 minimum requirements to re-open the play area and gym for the benefit of our community. The Parish Council felt that these sanitisers would be welcomed by users of the playground adding further protection against Covid. As we cannot guarantee that these will not be stolen again, the Council has decided to remove the sanitising stations. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope you understand that we cannot continue the costs and maintenance of these stations due to these inconsiderate individuals. Read More...

Rise in Covid cases within Waverley

Published: 7 Oct 20

https://www.waverley.gov.uk/news/article/655/waverley_sees_rise_in_covid-19_case_numbers Read More...

Local Road Closures

Published: 24 Sep 20

(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2020 Surrey County Council propose to make the above-mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) and (7) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The effect of which is to temporarily: - (1) Prohibit all vehicles from entering or proceeding along the lengths of roads in the First Schedule to this Notice. Advanced warning signs will be displayed, and the temporary closures will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for pedestrians will be maintained at all times as will vehicular access for residents and emergency service vehicles in an emergency situation. (2) Prohibit waiting by vehicles, at any time, in the lengths of roads in the Second Schedule to this Notice. The temporary waiting restrictions will only apply when the relevant traffic signs are in place. Exemptions are provided in respect of the said waiting restrictions, such as to permit vehicles to wait in order to pick up and set down passengers or to load and unload goods; where necessary to carry out essential services and works or when used by local authorities in pursuance of statutory powers or duties and for furniture removals and Post Office vehicles; vehicles when waiting because the driver is required by law to stop, are obliged to stop in order to prevent an accident or are prevented from proceeding because of circumstances outside the driver’s control; and in respect of anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or of a civil enforcement officer. No exemption shall apply for blue badge holders. (3) Suspend the restriction on waiting in Bacon Lane, Frensham, imposed by The Bacon Lane (C27) Frensham in the Borough of Waverley (24-Hour Main Carriageway Clearway) Order 2013 The Temporary Traffic Order is required because of the likelihood of danger to the public, caused by obstructive parking, and the temporary closures are required to allow he installation of the relevant road markings for the temporary waiting restrictions. The Order will commence on 12 October 2020 and continue for a period of 18 months. First Schedule Prohibition of Traffic (1) Priory Lane (D112) Frensham, the entire length (diversion via The Reeds Road and Tilford Road) (2) Grange Road (D111) Tilford, the entire length (diversion as above) (3) Bacon Lane (C27) Frensham from its junction with Frensham Road to its junction with Bacon Lane (diversion via Pond Lane and A287) (4) Pond Lane (D688) Churt, the entire length (diversion via Bacon Lane and A287). Second Schedule No waiting at any time (1) Frensham Road, Frensham/Farnham Road, Churt, (A287), both sides (a) From a point 15m north of its junction with Priory Lane southwards up to the northernmost extent of the existing ‘no waiting at any time’ restriction by Frensham Common (excluding the layby parking area by the war memorial, located on the eastern side of the A287 (b) From the southernmost extent of the existing ‘no waiting at any time’ restriction by Frensham Common, southwards up to the entrance to ‘The Chase’. (2) Priory Lane (D112) Frensham, both sides, from its junction with Frensham Road to the western building line of Riverside House (3) Pond Lane (D688) Churt, both sides for its entire length (4) Bacon Lane (C27) Frensham, both sides, from its junction with Frensham Road southwards up the county boundary line (excluding the layby parking area located to the north of Pond Lane on the western side and excluding the full extent of the Frensham Pond Hotel car park also located on the western side). (5) The Street (D123) Frensham - (a) both sides from the vehicular entrance to The Rookery eastwards to the junction with the north-west and south east legs of the road and on to a point 10m into the south side of the south-east leg of The Street and 10m into the south side of the north-east leg of The Street, continuing on the north side to the junction with Frensham Road (b) south side of the north-east leg from its junction with Frensham Road westwards for 15m (c) northern side of the south-east leg for the entire length Date: 24 September 2020 R Bolton - Local Highway Services Group Manager Enquiries to: Traffic Regulation Orders Team, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ, Tel: 0300 200 1003 Read More...

News Release Issued by Waverley Borough Council Council approves Covid contingency budget

Published: 13 Aug 20

Leisure centres will reopen and services will continue after Waverley Borough Council approved a revised contingency budget in response to the coronavirus pandemic. At an Extraordinary Full Council meeting on Tuesday night, 49 councillors supported the Executive’s recommendation to approve the contingency budget, which was brought before councillors to address the council’s £6.6 million projected shortfall in its in-year budget. The council, like many other individuals and industries, was subject to being significantly adversely hit by the crisis. Throughout the lockdown period, key income sources from leisure centres, car parks and other fees and charges were (and continue to be) affected by enforced closures or reductions in usage. This happened at the same time as the council’s emergency response, where it invested money and resources to support vulnerable residents, the homeless and businesses, as well as coordinating the response of local volunteer organisations and facilitating the payment of support grants. The council will receive a government Covid-19 support payment of £1.4 million, but the contingency budget was necessary to agree how the council will find the remaining £5.2 million shortfall. The proposals included spending cuts, savings on staff salaries through a continued recruitment freeze and the use of over £3m of the council’s reserves. The contingency budget was put together using only the confirmed amount of government financial support. On 2 July the government announced it would give compensation for some lost income from fees and charges. The details of the precise amount that Waverley may receive is still not known. Councillor Mark Merryweather, Portfolio Holder for Finance at Waverley Borough Council, said: “What we have managed to achieve in the past few months has been a true community effort. We are incredibly proud to have supported this borough through this emergency and will continue to do so in the future. I am pleased that people will be able to get back to visiting our much-loved leisure centres from 17 August. Although there will be some changes to usual operations to ensure visitors’ safety, it is a sign that some normality is returning. “However, we cannot ignore the financial impact this pandemic has had on our finances. The estimated effect just for this year is over £6 million which is a vast portion of our budget; for context, the shortfall is equivalent to just under half of the council’s net annual budget for 2020/21. A huge amount of work is going into managing this, and it's not over by any means. We’ve acted sensibly and responsibly and that is why we're making sure we're prepared to mitigate the projected shortfall. It is beyond a shame we still don’t know any more about the government support funding announced over a month ago now, other than that it will not cover the whole of our shortfall. This is very disappointing after we were promised that councils would not be left short of funds.” During the meeting, which was held via Zoom, councillors agreed that a full revision of its medium term financial plan, which sets out the council’s spending plans over the next five years, be undertaken and reported back in December. Councillor Merryweather added: “Before the coronavirus pandemic we were already looking to make total savings of more than £5 million per year by 2023/24, to compensate for planned cuts to our funding by government. “Now, on top of the impact of coronavirus and other uncertainties that lie ahead, it is inevitable there will be many more difficult decisions to make. However, we will make sure we keep the interests of this borough’s residents at the heart of everything we do and any future decisions we make.” Notes to editors •To watch the council meeting visit the council’s YouTube page. •The full agenda papers can be found on the council’s website. •A total of 49 councillors voted for the contingency budget recommendations, with one councillor voting against. Read More...

News Release Issued by Waverley Borough Council Have your say on Waverley Borough Council’s Climate Emergency Act

Published: 13 Aug 20

The views of Waverley’s communities are being sought in a consultation that will help shape the council’s Climate Emergency Action Plan. Launched this week (Wednesday 5 August 2020), the online survey closes on 16 October 2020 and can be accessed here. The council’s draft Action Plan can also be viewed here. Waverley Borough Council declared a Climate Emergency in September last year with its Executive approving the first draft of the Action Plan in March 2020. The Action Plan sets out how the council can become carbon-neutral by 2030. It also recognises that across the council, all strategic decisions and budgets need to be aligned with the goal of achieving a shift to carbon-neutral. The council is now seeking to understand what the wider community thinks of the targets and actions it has set itself and to play an important role in how the council will fulfil its commitment going forward. Councillor Steve Williams, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “I would urge everyone in Waverley to get involved and give us their thoughts on this critical issue and where we should focus our attention going forward. The information gathered from our residents, businesses and other key groups in the borough will offer valuable insight into what we as a council can do to reduce carbon emissions but also highlight what we can all do as a community to help achieve the goal of being carbon-neutral by 2030.” Waverley Borough Council has already set to work on cutting back its carbon emissions and supporting the move towards a net-zero carbon Waverley borough by 2030. It has allocated £300,000 directly in support of the Climate Emergency Action Plan, and is now looking at building zero-carbon homes, making Waverley buildings more energy efficient, supporting community energy hubs, promoting walking and cycling and sustainable transport and harnessing solar energy in strategic locations.” Members of the public have until 16 October 2020 to complete the survey. Read More...

Playground & Gym OPEN

Published: 10 Jul 20

Following a successful RoSPA Inspection, Frensham Parish Council are delighted to re-open the playground and gym. Due to the pandemic, opening is subject to Government guidelines and as such, new rules for use are in place. These are clearly displayed and available below. Failure to adhere to the new rules means we sadly may have to close the area. Read More...

Cricket Club

Published: 9 Jul 20

We are pleased to announce a return to Cricket following Government guidelines on Hollowdene Recreation Ground. Practice matches will commence on 11th and 12th July with the first I'Anson League matches commencing from 18th July. Read More...

Applications open for discretionary grants for small businesses affected by COVID-19

Published: 11 Jun 20

Applications are now open for small businesses in Waverley that have suffered losses due to COVID-19, to receive grants from the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund. The Government has given £1.6million to Waverley Borough Council, to support eligible small businesses that have not been able to receive other COVID-19 grants. Businesses have until 9am on Friday 19 June to apply. Councils have been asked to prioritise businesses in shared spaces, regular market traders, small charity properties and bed and breakfasts that pay council tax rather than business rates. However, the government has also given councils discretion to make awards to other businesses that have experienced financial difficulties as a result of the Coronavirus. Full information on the eligibility criteria and how to apply is available on the council’s website: www.waverley.gov.uk/discretionarygrants This latest round of support is in addition to the £21 million in Small Business and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure grants the council has already distributed to businesses across Waverley. Councillor Liz Townsend, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Parks and Leisure, said: “We know there are many small businesses in the borough that are really struggling as a result of Coronavirus and have not been eligible for any Government financial support up to this point. “This is an opportunity for us to direct more funding to local businesses in need and help them to survive these challenging times. “It’s incredibly important to protect our businesses now, so that they can be there for our communities long into the future, providing services, offering employment and ensuring economic prosperity for our borough.” Councillor Mark Merryweather, Portfolio Holder for Finance, Assets and Commercial Services at Waverley Borough Council, said: “The £1.6million of funding from Government is helpful but does fall short of what we’d like to be able to distribute to small businesses. “Councils have been allowed some discretion to consider local circumstances when awarding funds, as demand is expected to be higher than the total amount available. We have been working with councils Surrey-wide, to ensure a fair and consistent approach to the way we prioritise applications across the county. “We’ll be working hard to distribute this money as fairly as possible, to maximise the benefit to our local businesses and communities.” Read More...

Frensham and Churt Parish Councils are working jointly

Published: 2 Jun 20

in an effort to find a short, medium and long term solution to the vast influx of visitors to our natural attractions within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Read More...