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WHAT WE DO

 

The Parish Council undertakes a significant number services on behalf of the Parish.  It raises the money to undertake projects via the 'precept' which is collected through local council tax by Guildford Borough Council.  In addition to the services offered we also work in partnership with Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council as well as other organisations in all four wards.

 

Below are some of the services which Worplesdon Parish Council carries out for the benefit of residents of the parish:

 

  • Owns and maintains Jacobs Well Recreation Ground
  • Owns and maintains The Harry Pickup Memorial Meadow (Harry's Meadow), Jacobs Well
  • Owns and maintains Nevins Copse, Pinks Hill, Wood Street Village
  • Owns and maintains the Wood Street Village Community Car Park
  • Leases and maintains Wood Street Village Green, Perry Hill Green, Pitch Place Green, Toby's Oak - Backside Common including annual tree inspections and tree surgery, as appropriate
  • Owns and maintains Fairlands play area, Jacobs Well play area, Worplesdon play area
  • Owns and maintains floodlit tennis courts complete with disabled parking bays
  • Provides and maintains litter bins
  • Provides and maintains bus shelters
  • Provides and maintains benches
  • Provides and maintains notice boards in all four wards
  • Provides and maintains village signs
  • Provides and maintains war memorials
  • Carries out the grass cutting function on behalf of the County Council - providing an additional 9 - 10 cuts per season
  • Undertakes pond maintenance work and ditch clearance throughout the parish
  • Provision of Community Speed Watch kits and Vehicle Activated Signs
  • Provides quarterly newsletters to every household in the parish
  • We work closely with the Highways Department to try and resolve highway issues
  • Consider all planning applications relating to Worplesdon and make comments, as appropriate, to Guildford Borough Council
  • Created a Flood Forum comprising representatives from Worplesdon Parish Council, Guildford Borough Council, Surrey County Council, Thames Water, the Environment Agency, Surrey Wildlife Trust and local Residents' Associations working together to resolve flooding issues in the parish
  • Provide grants to local organisations