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.
The Square, Shere
Thank you to everybody who has emailed in support for the area to remain pedestrianised, apologies if I have not been able to reply to you personally.
Surrey County Council (SCC) will be removing the social distancing barriers at the end of the month (September), which will reopen the road to traffic. Unfortunately, the Parish Council has no legal power regarding the roads and this matter is governed by Surrey Country Council. Following the reopening of the road, Hilly’s will be able to continue to use the pavement (subject to their own land/license from Guildford Borough Council) but not the road.
Part of the job of your Parish Council is to lobby on behalf of residents and it has been noted that the pedestrianised space has been important to many residents. The Council will therefore debate if a request should be made to SCC, to consider the process of ‘Stopping Up’, which is to permanently close the part of the road, currently closed by the barriers.
Please be patient, even if supported by the Parish Council, this is not an easy or quick process and if SCC agrees to begin the procedure, there will be a full public consultation and a potential cost involved.
The Drop-In Centre is now fully operating and we open regularly every Monday and Thursday between 10.30am and 12.30pm
Come and along and join us for a chat, lively conversation, coffee, tea and always cake. All welcome. Look forward to seeing you there
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Coronavirus – Covid-19
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Please CLICK HERE to view the Shere Surgery Website, for local information
Surrey County Council have installed 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.
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
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.
This community website has 5 main areas of focus. Click any of the images or headline links below to visit each section.