We currently have four casual vacancies on the Parish Council – we need councillors with a range of talents. If you are interested, come to a meeting to see what we do.
We are a proactive Council keen do what we can to support our local communities. Would you like to help us with environmental projects, whilst keeping fit and making new friends? If so please contact us.
Worplesdon Parish Council is a non-party political, non-ecclesiastical organisation.

The historic Parish of Worplesdon has a strong and vibrant community characterised by 400 hectares of common land, 52 listed buildings (including the Grade 1 church at St Mary’s Worplesdon – the Norman Church tower is noted by Pevsner to be the best perpendicular church tower in Surrey), 2 Scheduled Monuments and a site of archaeological interest. The Parish benefits from a wide variety of community groups, educational establishments and businesses all of which provide an enchanting and thriving area in which to live, work and play!

With a population of 9,020 Worplesdon neighbours the Surrey Hills and is adjacent to the AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) at Blackwell Farm.

Covering 5,325 acres or 35 sq miles the Parish comprises five communities:  Broadacres, Fairlands, Jacobs Well, Worplesdon (Perry Hill, Rickford, Pitch Place, Worplesdon St Mary’s etc.) and Wood Street Village.

According to the place names of Surrey the word Worplesdon is derived from “werpels” a bridle-way and “dun” a hill.

There are nine commons in Worplesdon (Broad Street and Backside, Clasford, Chitty’s, Littlefield, Rickford/LNR, Rydes Hill, Stringer’s and Whitmoor (part of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (TBHSPA), Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Local Nature Reserve (LNR). Additionally, Broad Street, Backside, Littlefield, Rickford and Stringer’s Commons are SNCI (Sites of Nature Conservation Importance).

Worplesdon has been inhabited for 3 – 4,000 years. Two Bronze-age barrows were excavated on Whitmoor Common by General Pitt-Rivers in 1877. The Bronze-age burial urns that were found are now in the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

Worplesdon boasts three thriving schools (primary and infant) and four pre-school groups, the internationally-renowned Merrist Wood Agricultural College, The Worplesdon Memorial Hall and recreation ground, Fairlands Community Centre, Jacobs Well Village Hall, three village churches (St Mary’s – Worplesdon, St Alban’s – Wood Street Village, United Reformed – Rickford), numerous Sports Clubs, two Social Clubs (Jacobs Well and Fairlands), a weekly country market (Jacobs Well) and five pubs (The Cricketers, The White Hart – Wood Street Village, The Jolly Farmer, The Royal Oak – Wood Street Village, The White Lyon and Dragon).

For those who are interested in the rich history of the Parish we have created a virtual museum and copies of our riveting limited edition Millennium book, ‘Worplesdon 2000 The Tale of Four Villages’ are available for sale at £5 per copy, from the Parish Office.

The Sidney Sime Gallery, located in the Worplesdon Memorial Hall houses a major collection of the fascinating and highly characteristic work of Sidney Sime (1865-1941), the famous artist, illustrator and caricaturist. Sidney Sime lived in Worplesdon in the later stages of his life until his death in 1941. He was buried in the grounds of St Mary’s Church, Worplesdon. Simes’ wife, Mary, bequeathed his collection to the community upon his death. A visit to the Sime Gallery is a must when visiting the Parish.

The links below will take you to some of the many groups and businesses within the Parish.

Asperion Hillside Hotel – Perry Hill

Christopher Robin Day Nursery

Emergency and Contingency Planning

Fairlands Community Association

Fairlands Surgery

Guildford Borough Council

In the Know – Updates from Surrey and Sussex Police

Jacobs Well Residents Association (JWRA)

Jolly Farmer – Burdenshott Road

Little Angels (softplay)

Little Crickets Nursery

Little Gables – Bed and Breakfast – Wood Street Village

Merrist Wood College

Merrist Wood Golf Club

New Life Church – Monday Muddy Boots Walking Group – Enjoy local short circular walks starting from QE Park Centre, Railton Road, GU2 9JX – Every Monday at 10am (except Bank Holidays) – For more information please contact John & Jeanette Cattermole: 01483 232657 or email j_j_cattermole@hotmail.com

Primrose Lodge

Sidney Sime Art Gallery, Worplesdon Memorial Hall (Opening times 2014 – From March first wednesday of every month 2-4 pm and Bank Holiday Mondays.

St Mary’s Parish Church, Worplesdon

Stella Hancock Riding for the Disabled Driving Group (operates out of Merrist Wood College)

Surrey Clubs for Young People

Surrey County Council

Surrey Police

Surrey Prepared (How to deal with emergencies)

Surrey Wildlife Trust

Whitmoor Common Association

Wood Street Village Cricket Club

Wood Street Infant School

Wood Street Village

Wood Street Village History Society

Worplesdon and Burpham Cricket Club

Worplesdon & District Bridleway Association (WDBA)

Worplesdon Garden Club

Worplesdon Memorial Hall

Worplesdon Phoenix Football Club

Worplesdon Pre-school

Worplesdon Primary School

Worplesdon Tennis Club

Worplesdon Place Hotel

Worplesdon View Care Home