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Playground & Gym Delayed Closure

Published: 2 Jul 20

The playground and gym will remain closed until further notice. We are as a Council working hard to ensure the necessary measures are in place to comply with regulations. Further updates will follow. Read More...

A3 Closures

Published: 26 Jun 20

A3 Hindhead Tunnel – Improvements to Technology – Overnight Closures on Saturday 27 June and Saturday 4 July As part of the ongoing work to upgrade the technology within the Hindhead Tunnel, we will be closing the Tunnel (in both directions) overnight (between 9pm and 9am) on Saturday 27 June and Saturday 4 July 2020. Northbound traffic will be diverted via the A325 (from Longmoor), B3004 (Kingsley to Alton) and A31 (towards Guildford). Southbound traffic will be diverted along the A31 (to Alton), B3004 (Alton to Kingsley), A325 (to Longmoor). Please be aware that due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, all our works are subject to change due to available resource by our Supply Chain, as well as possible adverse weather conditions – please check the yellow signs placed in advance for confirmation of the closures dates/timings. We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption during our work. If you have any questions, or if you’d like you know more about our work please email us at info@highwaysengland.co.uk or call us on 0300 123 5000. 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...