Welcome to the Shere Parish Council website…

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). For a brief introduction to each of the communities, please click on the appropriate image below.


Job Vacancy

Part-time Drop-in Centre Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

(Initially 15 hours per week – 10 hours Drop-in Coordinator and 5 hours Administrative Assistant. Potentially increasing when the pandemic restrictions are lifted)
A formal decision to appoint a candidate will be made at the council meeting in November but in the meantime the parish council seeks expressions of interest for the above vacancy. The council is looking for an enthusiastic, personable person who is organised and diplomatic to run the drop-in centre; initially in a small group, to talk to some of our vulnerable residents on the phone and to assist in the office and provide administrative support to one or two committees.
You will be based at Tanyard Hall in Gomshall, with the opportunity to carry out the administrative side of the role from home if required, due to covid-19 or other reason. Suitable candidates will have a successful track record in face to face contact and responsible administrative roles. Experience of communicating with the public, administration and a keen eye for detail are essential.
This is initially a one-year contract to be extended if successful. The salary will be £12 per hour
Please use the links for the Job Description and  Person Specification
For further information or an informal chat about this role, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council and Responsible Financial Officer
email: clerk@nullshereparishcouncil.gov.uk or telephone 01483 203431
To express your interest in the position please email your curriculum vitae and covering letter to clerk@nullshereparishcouncil.gov.uk
or post to Shere Parish Council, Tanyard Hall, 30 Station Road, Gomshall, Surrey GU5 9LF 
To be received by Monday 16th November 2020

CoronavirusPlease think twice before visiting the villages,social distancing is difficult and in some areas impossible in the narrow streets – please protect our vulnerable residents. If you do come, please take your litter home.  Thank you.

Surrey County Council are installing some temporary barriers in Middle Street and in part of The Square, in Shere to help with social distancing.
This will mean that cars will not be able to park in those areas while social distancing is still necessary.
Businesses and homes affected will receive a letter with details of help with parking.

The parish council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and hope that residents and businesses will support the actions being taken, for your safety.  Thank you

CLICK HERE for Help & Information during the Coronavirus Crisis

CLICK HERE for Information on the Local Shops

CLICK HERE for Community Advice & Support

Please be aware of scammers, no one should be asking to enter your house, volunteers from the parish council should be showing their identification.
Call the police on 101 if you have any concerns

Tanyard Hall Drop-in Mornings 

For health & safety, the Drop-In Mornings will be temporarily closed from Monday 16th March until further notice, due to concerns over Coronavirus COVID-19.

Previous attendees will be contacted each week to be updated. If you have any concerns, or worries please do call our office on 01483 203431. We will let you know as soon as we re-open.


This community website has 5 main areas of focus. Click any of the images or headline links below to visit each section.

The Parish Council

The meetings, functions and archives of the Parish Council.

Latest Parish News & Information

Report a problem, monthly news reports, events, travel information, local maps and other useful information.

Community Facilities & Services

Infomation of local amenities and facilities, and detail on how to hire.

Community Organisations and Services

Details of all the local organisations in the Parish.