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.
Annual Parish Meeting Tuesday 21st March 2023 Tanyard Hall 30 Station Road, Gomshall GU5 9LF
This is your opportunity to meet your councillors in a relaxed atmosphere with light refreshments.
This year our speaker is Jonathan Duffy, our Drop-in Centre Coordinator, who will be reporting on all the great activities and trips arranged for the residents of our villages.
He will also be giving details on the parish council’s new village larder project.
Come along and see what we do! Maybe becoming a parish councillor may interest you; if you have questions, come and ask!
2023 Local Elections – New Voter ID Requirement
The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections.
This new requirement will apply for the first time at the local elections taking place in some areas of England on Thursday 4 May 2023.
The Electoral Commission have produced official guides, you can find these below:
opens in a new windowVoter ID – Everything You Need To Knowopens PDF file
opens in a new windowVoter ID – Information for Older Peopleopens PDF file
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
Emergency Planning – Be Prepared
Here is some information on how you can be prepared for an emergency whether that is a power cut, flood or any emergency that could impact your daily life –
Click on each link below for more information. Make sure your neighbours, friends and families are prepared!
Surrey Prepared – opens in a new windowWork together to plan prepare and help to prevent emergenciesopens PDF file
Surrey Prepared – opens in a new windowIn case of emergency, template to complete with important telephone numbers and contactsopens PDF file
Surrey prepared – opens in a new windowFind and sign up to a Priority Services Registeropens PDF file
opens in a new windowFlooding Risk – Be Prepared opens PDF file
Peaslake Farm Fields
After reveiwing bids from Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) and Friends of the Hurtwood (FoTH), Shere Parish Council has agreed
to enter into an agreement with FoTH to manage the fields on a long lease.
The bid included a flood mamangement scheme to slow water down at times of heavy rainfall, a committment to increase biodiversity, utilising grazing and allowing
parking for Peaslake Village Fair.
The council is looking forward to working with FoTH. View the bid by clicking below:
FoTH bid for Peaslake Farm Fields opens PDF file
Shere Public Consultation
Thank you for completing the Shere Parking, Traffic and The Square Public Consultation opens PDF file
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):
Raw Dataopens EXCEL file
Graphsopens PDF file
Comments & Suggestionsopens PDF file
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:
Draft Car park charging FAQsopens PDF file
Shere Parish Council Draft Strategic 5-Year Plan 2022 – 2027opens PDF file
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 new email
The Drop In Centre is now fully open on Monday and Thursday mornings between 10.30am and 12.30pm.. Our regular agenda includes guest speakers, Movie Monday’s at Shere Village Hall, occasional outings 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. Click on the link above for more information about this month’s activities.
New Proposed Speed Limits
Surrey County Council (SCC) are introducing new speed limits around the parish this financial year, replacing unsuitable 60mph limits with 20mph.
Click here for details of the exisiting and proposed changes to the speed limitsopens PDF file
Data on speeds in the parish was collected earlier this year by SCC and can be found hereopens PDF file
This community website has 5 main areas of focus. Click any of the images or headline links below to visit each section.
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.