Worplesdon Parish Council was constituted in 1894. A parish council is the most ancient form of Local Government and has been in use in England since the 8th century.
The modern parish council is a statutory elected local authority, which acts as a voice for local opinion by keeping in close and regular contact with its electorate and provides a focus for voluntary organisations in the area.
We provide various services to the community including provision of public open spaces, bus shelters, benches, grass cutting, provision of play areas, litter picking (on our own land) and limited vegetation clearance.
We are here to help, but in order to be effective you need to let us know if you have any issues or concerns relating to the Parish. Members of the public are welcome to attend any meeting of the Council. Meetings are held every three weeks and alternate between Full Council and Committee meetings. Residents are able to address the council during the public participation session. Meetings are currently held virtually, but once Covid restrictions are lifted will be held in the Council Chamber, Unit 2 Saxton, Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9JX unless otherwise stated on the Notice of Meeting.
Our Parish includes the wards of Fairlands, Jacobs Well, Perry Hill and Wood Street Village. The Council comprises 16 councillors, the Clerk and Assistant Clerk.
There are currently vacancies on the Parish Council. Please contact the Clerk to discuss the role being a councillor or click on this page link for further details.
There are three local authorities who provide services in Worplesdon:
Worplesdon Parish Council – We represent the grass roots level of local government. The Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government.
The Parish Council has overall responsibility for the well-being of its local community. Our work falls into three main categories:
- Representing the local community
- Delivering services to meet local needs
- Striving to improve quality of life in the parish
- Collection of council tax and non-domestic rates
- Environmental health
- Leisure centres
- Local plans and planning applications
- Public conveniences
- Waste collection
- Birth, marriage and death registration
- Highways – including on-street parking, traffic management, and street lighting
- Recreation, arts and museums
- Social care
- Strategic planning
- Trading standards
- Waste disposal
In addtion Surrey Wildlife Trust manages eight out of the nine commons in Worplesdon:
- Backside Common
- Broad Street Common
- Chitty’s Common
- Littlefield Common
- Rydes Hill Common
- Stringer’s Common
- Rickford Common
- Whitmoor Common
The Worplesdon Memorial Hall and Grounds are managed by the Worplesdon Memorial Hall and Recreation Ground CIO