WEST HORSLEY PARISH COUNCIL
New - Appeal for a new Brownie Leader for West Horsley Brownies
The West Horsley Brownie pack is appealing for new leaders - Brownies are girls aged 7-10 and meet on a Monday evening during term time. Further information and contact details if you are interested in getting involved can be found in the attached.
New - Alloment Vacancy
Grace & Flavour, who maintain the allotments on behalf of East and West Horsley Parish Councils, have notified us that there is one allotment currently available for anyone from either East or West Horsley who is interested. For more information, please contact the clerk.
Residents asked to contact GBC to put names forward for new war memorial
Guildford Borough Council has issued a press statement asking residents to get in touch with the names of any soldiers from the borough of Guildford who have been killed in battle, conflict or training since the Second World War. There is more information on the press release below: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/19023/Residents-asked-to-put-names-forward-for-new-war-memorial.
Long Reach SANG planning application appeal refused!
A West Horsley resident and West Horsley Parish Councillor spoke at the meeting at GBC's Millmead Offices on 9 November to object to the Long Reach SANG planning application appeal and were successful in having the appeal rejected. Thank you to the West Horsley residents who turned out to support them.
What's On leaflet for the Horsleys!
A new leaflet has been put together listing services & groups available in this area. Please click on the document below for more information
This is a new service being set up in the Horsleys to support people in the Horsleys to live well and to find the support they need, when they need it. This will only be possible with the help of local volunteers, organisations and professionals. Commitment levels can range from one-off opportunities to regular weekly or monthly commitments. Training and ongoing support will be provided.
If you are looking to make a difference in your Community, but don’t know how, then come along to one of the information sessions to find out more!
Tuesday 1st November – 7:00-8:30pm & Saturday 12th November – 9:30-11:00am
Both sessions will be held at: St Martins Church Rooms, Ockham Road South, East Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6RL
More information is available in the attached flyer:
Press Release from Save Newlands Corner
Newlands Corner planning application to install car parking machines
Please find attached a letter and further information from Save Newlands Corner about Surrey County Council's planning application to install car parking machines at Newlands Corner. If you would like to comment on this planning application, you need to do so by 21 October. Information about how to comment is included in the "Letter to Residents" attached below.
WHPC's response to the Drift Golf Club planning application - amended information
WHPC has submitted the letter below objecting to the Drift Golf Club planning application.
Call for Speedwatch Volunteers!
Anyone concerned about speeding traffic in the village may want to consider joining West Horsley's Speedwatch group and make a difference. Led by Chris Tailby, the 12-strong group regularly monitor vehicle speeds across the village, supported by the Police. If you are interested, please contact Chris on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!!
Good Companions Club seeks volunteer
Good Companions Club in West Horsley is looking for a volunteer to provide sandwiches, cakes & pour tea for around 30 elderly visitors on the second Wednesday of each month at their monthly tea & entertainment event at the Village Hall. The cost of the ingredients is paid for by the club. Anyone who is happy to help should contact Debbie on 01483 890343 / 07774676123
Responsibility to cut back the hedges lies with individual householders - WHPC's Footpaths group walks the village each summer and sends a letter to any householders whose hedges need cutting back. Failure to act on this means we can involve Surrey County Council, who can cut hedges back and charge the householder if necessary.
Footpaths in the village - these are the responsibility of Surrey County Council to maintain and cut back. You can email SCC on email@example.com
Footpath between Lollesworth Lane / The Street and East Horsley playground - After numerous requests to SCC this has finally been cut back.
Footpath between Cranmore School & Cranmore Lane (FP91) - We have also requested that this footpath is cut back and the finger post sign that has come down repaired & put back up.
Flytipping - We have reported the recent flytipping on Silkmore Lane to GBC and we are pleased to report that this has now been cleared. Flytipping can be reported on
Guildford Borough Council's Draft Local Plan (DLP) - your Parish Council's response
Please find below the response from West Horsley Parish Council to the DLP.
You can also find the Guildford Residents' Association (GRA) report referenced in West Horsley Parish Council's response below:
The consultation period for GBC's Draft Local Plan has now ended. Thank you to all of those West Horsley residents who copied their responses to the Parish Council - the response to the DLP from those residents whose responses we received, were overwhelmingly opposed to the Draft Local Plan.
The DLP can be found here:
The pages relevant to the Horsleys are pages 207-218, and in addition, pages 205 & 206 which show the plans for a new settlement at Wisley.
The DLP, if successful, will see 13,860 new houses built across Guildford Borough by 2033, a 25% increase on existing housing numbers, and 693 new houses per year. For West Horsley, the situation is more pronounced, with 385 new homes being built in West Horsley (a 35% increase on the current housing number of 1,111). It should be noted that all of these new houses are planned to be built by 2022, so in 6 years' time, the village will look very different if these plans go ahead. There are also an additional 148 homes proposed for East Horsley.
Raleigh School announces plans to relocate School
The Raleigh School, West Horsley, has written to parents informing them of a proposal to relocate the Raleigh School to a new site. More information is available on the School's website at http://www.theraleigh.org
Article by your MP Sir Paul Beresford - Local Plan "not fit for purpose"
Please find a link below to the Guildford Dragon interview with Sir Paul Beresford MP
Presentation from Annual Parish Meeting
Please find attached the presentation given by Natalie Arnett from the Surrey CyberSafe Network at this year's Annual Parish Meeting. Please note that this is only an introduction and more detailed advice can be found at GetSafeOnline or residents can sign up to the CyberSafe Network
West Horsley's Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are looking for more volunteers - Could you give up some of your time to help your village? An update on progress & contact information is available on the Neighbourhood Plan page.
West Horsley Parish Council tennis court on Long Reach - Did you know that West Horsley has its own tennis court on Long Reach? This court is now free to use. Just turn up and play! Please don't use the court in unsuitable weather conditions and if you wish to report any issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary report from West Horsley's Housing Survey
Please click on the attachment below to access the report
West Horsley Parish Council gazebo 3m square available to borrow (refundable deposit required)
If you would like to borrow our gazebo, please read the attached policy for more information. Please note that it is recommended that you have at least two (strong) individuals to load it into your car, put it up, dismantle and return.
West Horsley is a dynamic, friendly and caring community which hosts a wealth of organisations and services. The Parish Council serves the people of West Horsley and represents the interests of the local residents, and ensures that these interests are effectively presented to bodies such as Guildford Borough and Surrey County Council.
West Horsley Parish Council
01483 901 905