West Horsley Village fete - This will take place on Saturday 5th September. For more information, please contact Charlotte French on 01483 285 938 / chlkeys@yahoo.co.uk 


New - Drift planning application

The Drift Golf Club has provided new information in relation to its planning application. It appears that the amount of earthworks material proposed to be transported into The Drift Golf Club seems to have increased since the initial application. The proposed route for inbound HGVs to The Drift is as before, southbound A3 to Burpham > n/bound A3 and slip to Burnt Common r'about >  A247 West Clandon to  A246 Xroads > A246 e/bound > Ockham Road South > Forest Road > The Drift > Golf Club main entrance. HGVs  outbound > The Drift w/bound with temporary traffic lights at Blue Ryde Cottage pinch point (in operation during working hours) > n/bound B2039 Ockham Rd North > Ockham > A3 n/ bound.


It is stated that 9,311 HGV movements will be required to transport the spoil into the golf club site over a 9 month period with a maximum of 45 trips per day Monday to Friday. Deliveries to site Monday > Friday from 07.30hrs > 16.30 hrs.

For more information, please click on the attached documents (the Neighbourhood Information Note provides a good summary of the planning application) or go directly to http://planning.surreycc.gov.uk/planappsearch.aspx  and enter SCC Ref 2014/0150 in the “our reference” search field


Neighbourhood Information Note

SCC Site & Press Advert

Drift Golf Club Planning application August 2015

Drift Planning Application August 2015


Below is a copy of the letter that West Horsley Parish Council sent to Surrey County Council in October 2014, objecting to the original planning application.

Letter of objection Drift Golf Club Planning application October 2014


New  - Horsley Choral Society 

Horsley Choral Society has been in existence since the 1920's, although then known as 'Horsley Glee Club' ! Times have changed (and mercifully so too the name of the choir!), but the love of singing, friendship and fun within the group has remained the same ! Singing is an ageless pursuit ..you are never too young or too old to join a choir. 

We are a friendly mixed voice choir currently numbering around 65 members singing and performing a wide variety of choral and other music at our own concerts and by invitation. We sing under the baton of Musical Director Val Beynon who has been with the choir since 2011. HCS have toured in Europe, regularly sing at local events and enjoy joining with other choirs to perform. One of our largest collaborations took place in 2012, joining with three other choirs to become 'The Four Choirs' to perform Verdi's Requiem at GLive with the English Festival Orchestra. 

We are a Leith Hill Musical Festival choir competing and performing each April in the festival which is one of England’s leading choral events. Music for LHMF 2016 includes Verdi's Requiem which the choir looks forward to singing again. As a member choir, LHMF dictates that we are not permitted to audition and so there is no pressure to ‘perform’ before you join us ! All we ask is that you can hold a tune and have a love of music. All voice parts are welcome..especially tenors....all choirs love them..tenor or not HCS welcomes all !


Autumn Season : Starts 14th September 8-10pm (please arrive at 7.45pm to collect music) at east Horsley Village Hall.

Concert : 'Gloria!' Saturday 5th December 7.30pm at St Andrew's Church Cobham - Vivaldi's Gloria together with Christmas music and carols. 

Ticket office : 01483 280756 

Website : www.horsleychoralsociety.com

Email : pmfava@btinternet.com


Surrey Park & Ride Consultation

Surrey County Council is under enormous financial pressure, due to reduced government funding and extra demand for vital services. This has meant the council has had to review all the services it provides for its residents.

One of these services is Guildford Park and Ride. To help sustain these services in the face of funding pressures, we are proposing to change our policy for concessionary travel on these services. Currently concessionary pass holders can travel for free on these services (except older concessionary pass holders, who are charged half a full fare for travel before 9:30am).

The proposal is to replace free concessionary travel on Guildford Park and Ride services with a £1 concessionary day return fare, applicable all day Monday to Saturday (including Bank Holidays if the service is in operation).


Please note, this proposal will only affect passengers who use Guildford Park and Ride services and travel with a valid older or disabled person’s concessionary pass.


Guildford’s Park and Ride is subsidised by Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council at cost of £600,000 annually, including £200,000 to fund free concessionary travel. The proposal to introduce a concessionary charge will help the council maintain this service in light of the funding pressures. Concessionary pass holders will still be able to make all their trips on local buses for free.

Consultation launch
A public consultation has been launched, giving residents and stakeholders the chance to find out what we are proposing and have their say. The consultation will run until Tuesday 1 September.

How residents and other stakeholders can take part
By completing the online questionnaire at surreycc.gov.uk/parkandride
·        By completing the paper questionnaire available in libraries, local council offices and at Guildford Park and Ride sites.
·        By phoning 0300 200 1003 (SMS: 07527 182 861) to request a paper copy of the questionnaire in standard, easy read or large print format sent straight to their door.
·        Email:  surreycc.gov.uk/parkandride
·        Write to: Guildford Park and Ride Concessionary Travel Consultation, Room 365, County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 2DN 

Next steps
The findings of this consultation will inform the final proposals, which will go to Guildford Local Committee. Any agreed changes will be widely communicated to residents and stakeholders from early October with the changes coming into effect from late October 2015.

For more information, please visit surreycc.gov.uk/parkandride


Changes to bus services - Please see attached document for more information or visit surreycc.gov.uk/transportreview


Changes to Bus Services

The changes will come into effect from 29 and 30 August 2015 and over the next month SCC will be
running a campaign to let residents know about these changes. New timetables will be available from late July and during August online at surreycc.gov.uk/buses and traveline.info/se as well as via bus operator websites and leaflets. Where applicable, the council’s Bus Guide booklets will be updated to reflect
the changes, and new timetables will be available at bus stops from late August.


West Horsley in Bloom - Photos from the Presentation Evening on Friday 3 July & Results

Please see the photo album webpage for photos from Friday's presentation evening.

Please see the West Horsley in Bloom page for the results of this year's competition.


Neighbourhood Angels Befriending project - This project aims to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst older people and vulnerable adults in the Borough of Guildford. Please see the "other information" page for more information


Information about Hatchlands National Trust walking permits on the "Other information" page.


Useful Information:

To report a problem with a road (e.g. obstruction, pothole, flooding, pavement, overhanging vegetation, road signage etc) please contact Surrey County Council via the link below



If you need to get hold of Guildford Borough Council, to report a problem with refuse collection, environmental health including noise control, or have a planning query please use the link below



Summary report from West Horsley's Housing Survey

Please click on the attachment below to access the report


West Horsley Housing Survey Summary 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.


Gazebo policy



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.

Bluebells in West Horsley


Contact Details

West Horsley Parish Council

01483 901 905