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Winner of spooky Halloween Story for Frensham Common

halloween scene

Published on Wednesday 29 October 2014 in Parks and countryside news

Congratulations to Nel Chapman, who won our Frensham Common spooky Halloween Story competition. Read her winning poem...

Update on Berkeley planning application in Cranleigh

Cranleigh High Street

Published on Wednesday 29 October 2014 in Major developments news

The Berkeley Strategic Land Ltd's outline planning application to build up to 425 homes in Cranleigh was deferred for further consideration at last night's Joint Planning Committee.

Half term activities (25 Oct - 2 Nov)

halloween scene

Published on Friday 24 October 2014 in Leisure and culture news

This half-term remember to look out for some great events and activities taking place in Waverley.

New Local Plan update

New Local Plan exhibition trailer in Farnham

Published on Tuesday 21 October 2014 in Local plan news

We are considering all comments received during our Local Plan consultation, together with the outcome of work undertaken with local stakeholders. These will be used to inform the draft Local Plan.

Community Trigger launches

Housing officer and police working together

Published on Friday 17 October 2014 in Community safety news

Changes under the antisocial behaviour (ASB), Police and Crime Act 2014, came into effect today, 20 October 2014.

Refurbishment work progresses at Haslemere Leisure Centre

Sketch of the plans for The Herons Leisure Centre 2014

Published on Wednesday 15 October 2014 in Leisure centres news

The second phase of the refurbishment of Haslemere Leisure Centre, which includes a refurbished crèche and a new dance studio as well as an upgraded pool and wet changing room is making good progress.

Domestic Abuse Awareness Week 13-19 October 2014

Domestic Abuse Awareness Week

Published on Tuesday 14 October 2014 in Community safety news

This week is Domestic Abuse Awareness Week which aims to raise awareness of the help available to victims of domestic abuse and those who may be worried about a friend or family member.

Pat on the back for Waverley Borough Council

Leader Telegraph

Published on Monday 13 October 2014 in Your council and democracy news

The Daily Telegraph rates Waverley Borough Council in the top 20 councils that are “entitled to give themselves a pat on the back".

Funding available for community organisations


Published on Monday 13 October 2014 in Grants news

The Waverley Community Partnership grant scheme funding round for 2015-16 is now open!

Residents express views on the New Local Plan

Local plan trailer in Godalming

Published on Tuesday 7 October 2014 in Local plan news

Just under 1,300 Waverley residents have expressed their views to the Council's planners as the programme of trailer events passes its half way stage.

Construction starts at Station Road, Godalming

Small model of a house held in hands

Published on Monday 6 October 2014 in Housing development - new homes news

The construction phase of the Station Road development started on 1 October 2014.

Gold and silver gilt for Waverley parks

Nick Baxter, Chris Collins, Ann Hayward at the South East in Bloom Awards 2014 for Phillips Memorial Park

Published on Monday 29 September 2014 in Parks and countryside news

Celebrity Gardener, Chris Collins, presented a range of awards to Waverley at the South and South East in Bloom awards.

New food labelling regulations for businesses

array of different foods

Published on Tuesday 23 September 2014 in Licences and registrations news

From 13 December 2014, there will be significant changes to the law affecting allergen labelling. It will apply to a wide range of food businesses including pubs, restaurants and takeaways.

New playground for Godalming

Children playing in refurbished playground

Published on Tuesday 23 September 2014 in Playgrounds news

The main playground in Godalming is being refurbished.

Views sought on Blackheath Common


Published on Thursday 18 September 2014 in Countryside news

Waverley Borough Council is seeking views on the draft management plan for Blackheath Common. This plan will determine how the Common is managed, for both wildlife and people, over the next ten years.

Get behind Pledge 4 Plastics

collection of 5 empty plastic bottles of different shapes and sizes

Published on Monday 15 September 2014 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

As part of the Pledge 4 Plastics campaign, please try and recycle as much plastic as you can...

Waste Less, Live More Week 22-28 September 2014

Waste less live more

Published on Tuesday 9 September 2014 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

We are calling on residents across the borough to encourage others to be more resourceful during Waste Less, Live More Week which takes place from 22-28 September 2014.

Weyhill fly tipping continues

Weyhill recycling site used for fly tipping

Published on Monday 8 September 2014 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Waverley Borough Council is once again reminding residents and businesses to only take domestic recycling waste to the Weyhill Car Park recycling site in Haslemere.

Ockford Ridge planning permission granted

house in Ockford Ridge, Godalming

Published on Thursday 28 August 2014 in Housing development - new homes news

Planning permission has been granted allowing Waverley Borough Council to begin transforming Ockford Ridge in Godalming.

Caddy liners now for sale at our offices

Close up of food waste caddy

Published on Thursday 21 August 2014 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Food waste recycling bags can now be purchased from our offices in Godalming and Farnham, as well as from Godalming and Cranleigh Libraries and Haslemere Town Hall for £1.50 per roll (25 bags).

New tenancies for Waverley tenants

house keys

Published on Tuesday 19 August 2014 in Council Housing news

From September Waverley will introduce introductory and flexible tenancies for all new Waverley Council tenants.

Advice for tasty BBQ bangers and no bugs


Published on Monday 18 August 2014 in Food safety news

We are serving up some sensible barbecue advice as the last Bank Holiday of the summer approaches.

Become a walk leader and walk for health

walking in the countryside

Published on Thursday 14 August 2014 in Sport and leisure news

We are currently looking for volunteers to become walk leaders. The next training day will be on Friday 5 September at Waverley Borough Council Offices.

Easy Move Scheme launched

Easy Move, bungalow, downsizing

Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014 in Housing options news

The new Easy Move scheme is helping older people who live in a council-owned home to downsize to a property that better suits their needs and is easier to manage.

Waverley welcomes Tour of Britain 2014

Tour of Britain

Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014 in Sport and leisure news

Some of the world’s top cyclists will be passing through Waverley’s towns and villages as part of ‘The Tour of Britain’ on 13 September 2014.

Farnham Park flies the flag for excellence

Autumn colours along The Avenue in Farnham Park

Published on Monday 28 July 2014 in Parks and countryside news

Farnham Park, which is looked after by Waverley Borough Council with support from volunteers, has been recognised as one of the best green spaces in the country.

100 years old and still in the swim

John Harrison 100

Published on Monday 28 July 2014 in Sport and leisure news

Former Navy Diver John Harrison celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday with a swim at Godalming’s award winning Leisure Centre.

Volunteers’ hard work at Phillips Memorial Park recognised

Volunteers at Phillips

Published on Thursday 24 July 2014 in Support for voluntary organisations news

Over the last two years, volunteers have given over 1,250 hours of their time to maintaining and improving the Phillips Memorial Park in Godalming.

Weather warnings for this weekend

Green leaves in the sun

Published on Friday 18 July 2014 in Emergencies news

Thunderstorms producing torrential rain could create a risk of flooding this weekend. A Level 2 Heat Health Alert has also been issued.

Primary school children listen to golden oldies

Children sharing musing with older people at Farncombe Day Centre

Published on Thursday 10 July 2014 in Older people news

Children from Loseley Fields School visited Farncombe Day Centre to meet and share music as part of new dementia project.