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.



Guildford Borough Council have issued a statement regarding the shortage of food caddies – please click HERE to check for updates

The Parish Council Office only has a few silver bins left in stock.

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.

Thank you

Tanyard Hall Drop-in Mornings

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

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 

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.

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 

Community ATV First Aid Flyer

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.