New - Surrey Safeguarding Adults Campaign

Everyone deserves to be treated with care and respect. To help our residents stay safe, we’ve pulled together some questions that could help identify signs that someone is at risk.

  • Have you noticed a sudden change      in someone – lack of essential food, clothing or home not being kept      clean?
  • Frequent injuries, such as      bruising?
  • Appearing distressed or fearful?     
  • Being prevented from social      contact with friends or family?
  • Unexplained loss of funds/sudden      large withdrawals from bank account(s)?

While there could be several reasons for some of these things, they could also be warning signs of abuse (physical, emotional, financial) or neglect (including self neglect).

If you’re worried and want to talk to someone about it, call the free adult social care helpline on 0300 200 1005 and ask for your local safeguarding team. A member of the team will be able to give you advice, and it’s completely confidential. You could also visit your GP and talk to them about your concerns. But remember, if it’s an emergency, always dial 999.

For more information about adult abuse and how the council can help to keep you or someone you know to keep safe, go to surreycc.gov.uk/protectingadults.


Have you used Health Services in the Community recently? Are you interested in filling in a questionnaire about your experiences?

Please click on the attached if you are interested in completing a survey about Community Health Services

Survey - Improving Community Health Services


Thames Water searching for private pumping stations

With all the other wastewater companies in England & Wales, Thames Water is searching for privately owned sewage pumping stations that would become its responsibility next year. Some customers may not be aware that the cost and responsibility of their pumping station will pass to us. For more information, please visit www.thameswater.co.uk/pumphunt or view the attached press release.


Private sewage pumping station press release


Change of opening hours, Horsley library - Please see attached for changes to the opening hours of the library, with effect 1 September. The library will now open on both Monday and Thursday, when they were previously closed, and shut on Wednesdays


Library opening hours


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


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


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