The civil Parish of Shere is the largest in area in the Borough of Guildford, Surrey.
The Parish lies in the Green Belt, the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an Area of Great Landscape Value. It also includes three Conservation Areas (parts of the villages of Holmbury St. Mary, Peaslake and Shere). The total population is approximately 3,500.
Shere Parish Council serves the four villages of Gomshall, Holmbury St. Mary, Peaslake and Shere and also a large part of Abinger Hammer (excluding the village centre).
Clerk/Finance Officer: Joy Millett
30 Station Road
Telephone: 01483 203431
The Parish Council seeks an enthusiastic, organised and diplomatic person to work in the Parish Office, alongside the Parish Clerk.
This is a temporary position for one year, initially. Click here for the job description and person specification.
Applications should be made in writing, including your curriculum vitae, and sent to the Clerk to the Parish Council, Shere Parish Council, Tanyard Hall, 30 Station Road, Gomshall, Surrey GU5 9 LF.
Closing date: Friday, 19th December 2014.
A big thank you to everyone who completed the Housing and Community Needs Survey, recently. It was circulated to every household in the Parish and around 30 per cent of households completed it; a very pleasing response rate.
This was even higher from Peaslake where 36 per cent of households responded. As promised, a prize draw will be held for each of the villages and this will take place on 11th December, at a public meeting, in Peaslake, starting at 7.30pm.
The meeting is being held to inform all residents of the Parish but especially those of Peaslake, about the Parish Councilís exploratory work so far in attempting to measure and meet local need and support for affordable housing and identifying and evaluating feasible opportunities.
The survey hoped to establish whether indeed there was a local housing need or desire for additional housing and if so, for what type of property.
It was felt that there may be older people living in the local community who were looking to downsize to a smaller property and remain in the Parish but were unable to do so because of the lack of appropriate properties. Conversely, there might be younger people who were looking to get onto the property ladder but who couldnít afford to do so.
A summary of the report can be found by clicking here (word document).
The full draft report by clicking here (Adobe Reader document).
Based on recent police reports there seems to have been an increase in thefts from sheds and garages in the locality.
We therefore urge all residents to ensure that their sheds, garages and other out-houses are properly secured at all times.
A Petition has been made to Surrey County Council to impose a 7.5ton HGV ban through Shere Village.
The petition aims to protect pedestrians and preserve our beautiful village and listed buildings from damage caused by large articulated trucks.
The petition has now been presented to the Guildford Local Committee and is currently under consideration.