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Major planning application under consideration, Keens Lane, Worplesdon – 148 houses and a 70 bed care home. Planning application no: 18/P/01014 – deadline for responses 29 June 2018
Full council meeting – 28th June 2018, 7.30pm, Small Hall, Worplesdon Memorial Hall, GU3 3RF
We currently have two casual vacancies on the parish – are you interested in becoming a councillor? If so please feel free to attend a council meeting to see how things work.

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Important winter water advice

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Important winter water advice

What to do if you have frozen or burst pipes:

Water pipes can freeze if they are not properly insulated and can then burst as the thaw comes.

South East Water, which supplies drinking water to 2.2 million customers across Kent, Sussex, Surrey and parts of Hampshire, has the following advice:

Should you find you have no water, first check the South East Water website In Your Area map at inyourarea.digdat.co.uk/southeastwater to see if there is a problem on the supply network.

If no incident is showing, check with your neighbours to see if they have water. If they do, you should check for frozen pipes and take action to prevent a burst, which can cause damage.
If your pipes have frozen:

  • Turn off the water supply at the stop tap
  • Slowly thaw the pipes by wrapping them in warm materials like towels starting at the end nearest to the tap.
  • You could ask your neighbour for some warm water to soak the towels in to speed up the process.
  • Never use a naked flame or blowtorch to thaw frozen pipes

If your pipes burst:

  • Turn off the stop tap
  • Open all taps to drain the system quickly
  • Soak up/block off escaping water with thick towels
  • Call a qualified plumber. To find your nearest WaterSafe accredited plumber visit watersafe.org.uk
  • If water has leaked near your electrics or into any electrical appliances, switch them off at the mains
  • Turn off taps once the pipework is repaired to avoid further flooding

If you and your neighbours do not have water and no incident is showing on the South East Water website, call 0333 000 0002 to report the problem.

For details on how to wrap up homes for winter go to: southeastwater.co.uk/wrap-up-for-winter.

Visit our website for more tips

Find a WaterSafe approved plumber
Read more winter water tips
Visit the In Your Area map

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Land North of Keens Lane, Worplesdon

Land North of Keens Lane, Worplesdon

PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT

Land to the north of Keens Lane in Worplesdon has been identified in Guildford Borough Council’s Submission Local Plan to deliver 150 new properties and a 60+ bed specialist (dementia) care home.

The developers, Ashill are holding a drop in session to meet their team and see the plans on 23rd February 2018, between 4 – 8 pm at Worplesdon Memorial Hall, Perry Hill, Worplesdon, GU3 3RF.

In light of these proposals Worplesdon Parish Council commissioned an Independent Traffic Report, which was carried out by specialist Traffic Consultants – RGP – You can view the report by clicking here.

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