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.

Upcoming Events


Shere Car Park Charging Commences 1st June 2024

Charging in the main Shere Car Park will commence on the 1st June 2024

Please click below for more information, criteria for potential exemptions and exemption application form (if required).
Please note exemptions cannot be confirmed until the system has been installed and your details uploaded. Should charging begin in the car park before your confirmation from the council is received, charging will apply as normal.


Shere Parish Council is grateful for your patience during this time


Vacancy for Part-time Assistant Clerk – Maternity Cover 14-month contract

(21 hours per week, mix of office based (Gomshall) & remote with flexible hours)

The Parish Council seeks an enthusiastic, organised and diplomatic person to work in the Parish Office, alongside the Parish Clerk.  Suitable candidates will have a successful track record in responsible administrative roles.  Experience of dealing with the public, meetings, administration and a keen eye for detail are essential. Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential.
The job offers varied and interesting work and the opportunity to develop a range of skills and take on additional responsibilities. You will work at the heart of the community and make a positive difference to resident’s lives.
We are a friendly and supportive team. We offer flexible working – office based/remote and take a constructive approach to covering school holidays/caring responsibilities.
Job sharing will be considered for the right candidate/candidates.

14-month contract.  The salary will be in the range of £14 – £16 per hour (dependant on experience)

Job Description
Person Specification

For further information or an informal chat about this role, please contact the Shere Parish Council Clerk, Suzanne Hoyland or Assistant Clerk, Samantha Robins:
Email: clerk@nullshereparishcouncil.gov.uk or Telephone: 01483 203431

Applications should be made in writing, including your curriculum vitae, and emailed to clerk@nullshereparishcouncil.gov.uk or, posted to: Shere Parish Council, Tanyard Hall, 30 Station Road, Gomshall, Guildford, GU5 9LF

Closing date: 10th June 2024
Interviews: 13th June 2024
Start Date: End July/Early August preferable


Automated External Defribillators 

Shere Parish Council installed Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) within the four villages of our parish many years ago. Since then, they have been maintained and kept in good working order, ready for emergencies. The current model has now been discontinued and the supplies of accessories are being run down. This means we have to replace the units and the tired old cabinets, which keep them at optimal temperature, within the next 12 months.

It will cost £6,900 to replace them and Shere Parish Council does not have the funds needed to cover this cost. We have already received a donation from Shere Cinema of £500 and the CO-OP in Shere recently replaced the cabinet which houses one of the defibrillators. This contribution has helped us work towards our target, but we still have a way to go – by asking for your help we hope we can replace these units which have proved to be such valuable assets within our community.

No one knows when tragedy will strike, when an AED may save the life of yourself or a loved one. The AEDs are registered with The Circuit which shows where they are located for individuals or the emergency services to access. The new units will also be suitable for children.

We have set up a Just Giving page – please give as little or as much as you can, WE NEED YOUR HELP!


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