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Published: 25 Nov 20

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A3 Hindhead Tunnel Improvements to Technology – Planned Closures

Published: 25 Nov 20

UPDATE: A3 Hindhead Tunnel Improvements to Technology – Planned Closures 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 6am) on the following dates: • Saturday 5 December 2020 and Sunday 6 December 2020 north and southbound tunnel • Saturday 12 December 2020 and Sunday 13 December 2020 north and southbound tunnel During the closures 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 note that the works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. We’ll advertise closure on yellow signs placed in advance alongside the road. We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption you may experience during these closures. If you have any questions, or if you would like to know about our work, please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk. Or you can visit our website at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/travel-updates/daily-closure-report/ where you can find a weekly report of all full closures across the network. 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...

Closure of Outdoor Gym

Published: 6 Nov 20

To comply with Government regulations, the outdoor gym equipment is out of use until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Read More...

Hindhead Tunnel Planned Closures

Published: 22 Oct 20

A3 Hindhead Tunnel Improvements to Technology – Planned Closures 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 the following dates (Monday to Friday only): • Thursday 29 October for seven nights – closure of the northbound tunnel • Wednesday 11 November for eight nights – closure of the southbound tunnel • Monday 23 November for three nights – closure of the northbound tunnel During the closures 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 note that the works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. We’ll advertise closure on yellow signs placed in advance alongside the road. I would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption you may experience during these closures. If you have any questions, or if you would like to know about our work, please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk. Or you can visit our website at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/travel-updates/daily-closure-report/ where you can find a weekly report of all full closures across the network. 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...