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.
Peaslake Farm Fields
Leigh Thornton, Business and Biodiversity Manager, Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) gave a talk at the Parish Council’s Annual Parish Meeting on the potential plans for Peaslake Farm Fields, to protect the fields from development and enhance the biodiversity for future generations (to see the presentation CLICK HERE).
Leigh was warmly received and he outlined the plans for protecting the fields on a 30-year lease, increasing the biodiversity and creating some wetland habit to hold back water,
thereby reducing the risk of flooding in Peaslake village centre.
Members of the public were supportive and offered local knowledge to help the process. Hopefully the trustees of SWT will support the project and as the process moves forward,
a public meeting will be held to include local resident’s ideas and support.
Shere Public Consultation
Thank you for completing the Shere Parking, Traffic and The Square Public Consultation
We received a total of 163 responses from both the 320 sent and some from outside the village of Shere who also replied.
The replies from the other villages have been collated separately and will also be considered.
There was overwhelming support for charging in the car park and a more mixed response to some of the other suggestions. Below are the results (click on each):
Comments & Suggestions
All the comments and letters received will be fully reviewed by the council and a plan to move forward will be proposed.
There will be further chances to have your say and ultimately road issues will need to have the approval of Surrey County Council.
The Parish Council would like to move ahead with charging visitors for parking in the car park. The council recognises that there are issues to address before this goes ahead,
including permission from the freeholder of the land. Below are FAQs to start to address any concerns residents may have:
Shere Parish Council’s Strategic Plan is being created to identify, consult, and implement the vision, key objectives and direction of the council
on behalf of the villages, over the next five years.
This draft document distinguishes the difference between the ongoing activities of running the parish council and with making changes to the parish
i.e., how the parish council, in consultation with the residents, would like to make improvements for the community and environment over the next five years.
This is a draft document and will be reviewed and updated as projects progress and new suggestions are incorporated.
If you would like to get involved or make suggestions, please contact one of your councillors or the office firstname.lastname@example.org
The Drop In Centre is now fully open on Monday and Thursday mornings between 10.30am and 12.30pm. We are now back to a regular monthly agenda, including guest speakers, regular Movie Monday’s at Shere Village Hall and a hot meal each month. We are always open for coffee, cake and a chat. Come along and join in the conversation. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Drop In Centre will be CLOSED on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August and re-open as normal on Thursday 1st September.
Become a Councillor – support your community!
The next full council elections take place May 2023
To find out more about getting involved and helping your community go to our Become a Councillor page
Coronavirus – Covid-19
Please CLICK HERE for the latest Government guidance
Please CLICK HERE to view the Shere Surgery Website, for local information
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.
Community ATV First Aid
Trained volunteers Philip Morris and Mathew Atkinson provide a community on and off road first aid response across the Surrey Hills, using self-funded vehicles.
They provide a great service to the community and the Parish Council has given full permission to access their land to reach a casualties.
For more details on what they do and how you can help please see their Facebook page
This community website has 5 main areas of focus. Click any of the images or headline links below to visit each section.