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Parish Council Residents’ Survey 2019 – Public consultation being held 13 September – 11 October 2019 – Prize draw of massage/reflexology treatment with Walking On Air, Broad Street
There is currently one vacancy on the Parish Council (representing the ward of Wood Street/Broadacres). If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please contact the Clerk to the Council.
Vacancy for a part-time Groundsperson – 24 hours per week – Salary LC7 – a hard copy of the application pack can be obtained from the Clerk to the Council or download the pack from our website. Deadline for applications 9 September 2019.


Guildford Borough Council – Big Draw

Guildford Borough Big Draw 2019 Programme


Joint Committee meeting – 18 September 2019


No 28 bus service

With effect from 2 September 2019, the no 28 Falcon bus (serving Worplesdon) will be running an hourly service.

Service 28 – Woking, Brookwood, Pirbright, Worplesdon, Guildford


FISH Summer 2019 – Activity scheme for 10 to 16 year olds in Guildford

FISH Flyer Final High Res


Bus services – 28 and 91 (Guildford to Woking)

New bus operator – Bus services 28 and 91 – via Worplesdon

Falcon buses have taken over the former Excetera service for route 28 (and the 91).  The new time table can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

28 Falcon 15.04.19

Could You Become A Special Constable

Dear Resident,

We’re writing to ask if you, or someone you know, could become a Special Constable?

The Special Constabulary is made up of members of the public who volunteer to spend their time helping to police their local community.

Specials play a crucial role in fighting crime and keeping Surrey safer. They come from many different backgrounds and walks of life, forming a vital link between their community and Surrey Police.

Recruitment for Special Constables is now open and we are looking for people with a passion for helping their communities. The role of Special Constable will provide you with opportunities to learn new transferable skills and gain valuable life experience.

Specials wear the same uniform and carry the same powers and responsibilities as our regular officers, whilst working alongside colleagues on your Area Policing Team. Once successfully through the application process you will receive 12 weeks of initial training, which includes one evening and one Saturday per week, followed by further training once out on your chosen borough.

What’s in it for me?

  • The satisfaction of supporting and policing your community
  • The opportunity to learn new transferable skills and gain valuable life experience
  • The opportunity to work in a professional environment, supported by up-to-date training and knowledge
  • A chance to challenge yourself and show what you are capable of
  • If you are considering a career with the police, this is a great place to start as you’ll gain experience of what it is like and if it’s for you.

To find out more about the role and to apply click here. The application window closes on 28th January 2019.


Temporary Closure Public Footpath No. 442 (between Cumberland Ave and Salt Box Road)

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Section 14(1)

The Surrey County Council

Public Footpath No. 442 (Worplesdon)

 Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order 2019


On 15 February 2019 Surrey County Council will make the above mentioned temporary order, the effect of which is to prohibit all traffic on foot or by any other means from entering or proceeding along that length of Public Footpath No. 442 (Worplesdon) which extends from its junction with Cumberland Avenue (Grid ref. 498239 152764) in a generally north easterly direction for approximately 113m.


The Order is necessary on the grounds of public safety due to works being executed on or near the footpath.  The closure will be in operation from 18 February 2019 until 12 April 2019, or until completion of the works, if earlier. That period can be extended by the Secretary of State for Transport if required.


The prohibition described above will only be operative while the County Council, or an authorised person acting on its behalf, displays signs prohibiting the said movements. Access to properties will not be affected by the temporary closure.


The alternative route from the south western end of the closure is to proceed in a south westerly direction along Cumberland Avenue to its junction with Lyons Drive.  Turn right onto Lyons Drive and proceed in a north westerly direction to its junction with Lyons Drive Footway. Continue in a north westerly direction along Lyons Drive Footway to its junction with Footpath 444.  Turn right onto Footpath 444 and proceed in a generally north easterly direction to its junction with Footpath 442.  Turn right onto Footpath 442 to the north eastern end of the closure.  The alternative route for traffic from the north eastern end of the closure is the reverse of the route described above.


‘The Surrey County Council Public Footpath No. 442 (Worplesdon) Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order 2019’ will be made by the County Council under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.


DATED: 8 February 2019 Jason Russell
Executive Director, Highways, Transport & Environment


Enquiries to: Countryside Access Team,
Surrey County Council, Whitebeam Lodge, Merrow Depot,
Merrow Lane, Guildford GU4 7BQ.
Tel: 0300 200 1003 or email:



Where would we be without volunteers?

The Worplesdon Memorial Hall, recreational ground and Sime gallery trustees in Worplesdon are so grateful to local people and for the volunteering they do. The hall will be 100 years old soon; it was built from a donation on land gifted to the village for the purpose in memory of those, who lost their lives in the Great War.

The enchanting entrance gate has just had a make-over by volunteer Dennis Stewart, he is the husband of Marjory the Trust’s voluntary secretary. He has cleaned the name plaques of those who died in WW1 and WW2 repaired the pillars and entrance light above and painted all the iron works and sign above.

With the generous donation of stone plant pots from Dave Jenkins of Perry Hill Antiques, Worplesdon and Lyndon Weeks of Holly Lane landscapes  Worplesdon who has planted skimmia, japonica rubella, confusa , primula vulgaries and heuchera for all to enjoy as they walk past or come to use all the facilities on offer.

The trustees are grateful to all those who have volunteered and have done something very special for the community.

The recreation grounds not only have  a large children’s play area and tennis courts for hire provided by Worplesdon Parish council there is also an outdoor tennis club used daily and flood lit for night time use.  Worplesdon football club and cricket club play regularly and use their excellent facilities in the pavilion.

The large hall and additional rooms are available to hire and we are fortunate to have a variety of things on offer for all as regular bookings, we are always looking to offer more. Maybe the facilities will meet your needs. Including for weddings and children’s parties. The main hall has recently been redecorated and there is a spacious new kitchen.

Many people forget we have our hidden gem in Worplesdon The Sidney Sime art gallery. The gallery houses a major collection of the fascinating and highly characteristic work of Sidney Sime 1865-1941 the famous artist, illustrator and caricaturist, who lived in the village. We are delighted to say 5 volunteers are going to be researching and archiving for the gallery. The gallery is run by volunteers Trustee Mary Broughton and curator Anne Philps. Who can be contacted at  or 01483 233869.

We look forward to celebrating our 100 years very soon, please do get in contact  via our website or 01483 232117 for more information  about the facilities on offer. Perhaps you would like to share pictures or memories for our centenary celebrations. Trustees can be contacted via . We look forward to welcoming you and hope that you will enjoy the centenary celebrations officially will be in 2022.

In the very near future the trustees invite you to “Worplesdon Past, People and Place” a talk by David Rose, Geoff Burch and Stephen Cranstone. Sunday 3rd March 3-5pm in the Worplesdon Memorial hall.

Left: Marjory Stewart (Secretary of Trustees), centre: Chris Ewbank (Chair of Trustees) , right: Dennis Stewart (Volunteer)

The Trustees currently comprise: Chris Ewbank, Mary Broughton, Suresh Pillai, Adrian “Binny “ Binfield , Cllr Jan Messinger and Cllr Gordon Adams


Have your say on polling places in Guildford

18 January 2019

Is your nearest polling station easily accessible? The Council is reviewing its polling districts and stations and wants local residents to give their views.

We would like to know what you think about all aspects of polling, including current sites, recommendations for new locations and opinions on existing sites.

Suggestions and feedback for alternative polling places in the borough are welcome. We also encourage comments from individuals with expertise about accessibility for those with disabilities.

The statutory review aims to ensure that during parliamentary elections voting facilities are accessible for all. A review is carried out every five years.

Anyone registered to vote within the Guildford Borough or Guildford Parliamentary Constituency can have a say.

The closing date for comments is Friday 5 April 2019. You can email your views to, telephone 01483 444126 or write to us at:

The Returning Officer
Guildford Borough Council
Millmead House
Millmead, Guildford

For more information, please visit:


Surrey Police Band concert in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice care

Saturday 23rd March, 7.00pm (doors 6.30pm)
Emmauel Church, Stoughton, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9SJ

In aid of Phylis Tuckwell Hospice Care.

Tickets: £7.00 in advance, £8.00 on the door.

To book your seats, please call the box office on 07460 623860 or email


Fly-tipping – Bridleway between Keens Lane and Pitch Place Green

A significant amount of builder’s debris has been fly tipped at Pitch Place Green. This has been reported to the Guildford Borough Council cleansing team who will endeavour to collect it within 36 hours.
Can we remind residents, who are employing either builders or waste removers, to confirm with the contractors that they are in receipt of of a waste carrier’s licence. You can check if a waste carrier is registered by looking on the Environment Agency’s public register or by calling 03708 506 506:
Fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court. The offence can attract an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court.
If you witness a fly tip in process, please call the Police on 999.