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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.


Engagement Session – Pedestrianising The Square, Shere
Surrey County Council are proposing changes to The Square, Shere to pedestrianise the space and make it a nicer place for residents. As a resident of Shere they want to hear your thoughts on the proposals
and see if this is something you’d like in the village.
Come and see the plans in person and chat to the project team at the engagement session:
Location: Shere Village Hall, Gomshall Lane, Shere, GU5 9HE

Date: Wednesday 27 September 2023
Time: 1pm to 8pm

You will also be able to view the plans online after the 18th September and give feedback via:

Peaslake Farm Fields

Following Friends of the Hurtwood decision to remove their proposal for the management of Peaslake Farm Fields, the council has reiterated, that it’s intent is to protect the fields
from building for the foreseeable future and there is no change from that long term view.
With regards to usage of the fields, the council is consulting Surrey Wildlife Trust regarding increasing biodiversity by using Biodiversity Net Gain Credits, considering a lease from a local farmer for grazing and
will happily consider community lead schemes – all will be consider at our 5th July meeting.
The questionnaire which has been circulated by the Peaslake Community Council is not an ‘official’ Parish wide questionnaire, but a local initiative seeking views.

Do I Need Planning Permission for Solar Panels?

Shere Parish Council has been asked this question and so we asked Guildford Borough Council Planning for their response.

Click Here to see what they repliedopens PDF file . For additional information take a look at the Planning Portal or contact Guildford Borough Council.

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

Community Food Larder

Our new Community Food Larder is now fully open, located at Tanyard Hall, Gomshall and available on a 24 hour basis, 7 days per week. For more information, click here.



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 new email

Tanyard Hall Drop-in Mornings

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.

For more information and this month’s programme, click here

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.

Tanyard Hall

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.

Shere village hall

Community Facilities & Services

Infomation of local amenities and facilities, and detail on how to hire.

Village cricket

Community Organisations and Services

Details of all the local organisations in the Parish.

Accessibility Tools