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Local Plan edition of Making Waves

Published on Tuesday 30 September 2014 in Local plan news

As part of our Local Plan consultation, we began distributing 56,000 copies of a special edition of Making Waves to Waverley households on 8 September.

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.

Waverley’s New Local Plan consultation comes to Bramley, Dunsfold and Alfold

New Local Plan exhibition trailer in Farnham

Published on Monday 29 September 2014 in Local plan news

Come and find out more about Waverley's New Local Plan this Wednesday, 1 October.

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.

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.

Surrey Police Appeal after Witley Collision

Surrey Police Logo

Published on Thursday 4 September 2014 in Community safety news

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a three vehicle collision in Witley on Thursday 4 September.

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.

Electoral Registration is changing

voting paper

Published on Monday 28 July 2014 in Elections news

Over the summer, Waverley residents will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years.

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.

Rural housing in Waverley

bench overlooking park

Published on Friday 4 July 2014 in Housing development - new homes news

Local authorities, housing associations and partner organisations are working to raise the profile of rural affordable housing.

Work starts on new affordable homes

Work starts to build new affordable homes at Badgers close

Published on Friday 4 July 2014 in Housing development - new homes news

Work has started on a development of four two-bedroomed houses at Badgers Close, Binscombe.

New parking spaces in Farnham

Car park

Published on Tuesday 24 June 2014 in Car parks news

Following an extension of the Farnham Leisure Centre car park, there are now 47 new Pay and Display spaces available to members of the public.

Team Waverley come 5th at Surrey Youth Games

Waverley bronze winning girls hockey team at the Surrey Youth Games 2014

Published on Tuesday 24 June 2014 in Sports clubs and activities news

Schoolchildren representing Waverley at this year’s P&G Surrey Youth Games secured the borough’s best results and highest points total since 2006.

Mayor raises Armed Forces Day flag

Raising of the armed forces day flag 2014

Published on Monday 23 June 2014 in Mayor - general information news

Waverley Mayor Councillor Liz Wheatley attended the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag on Monday (23 June).

Great British Tennis Weekends 2014

Great British Tennis Weekend

Published on Thursday 19 June 2014 in Sport and leisure news

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is supporting parks and clubs throughout the UK to encourage people of all ages and abilities to try tennis for free.

Easy Move scheme launches

Easy Move, bungalow, downsizing

Published on Monday 16 June 2014 in Council Housing news

A new scheme has launched to help older people downsize their homes and move to a property with fewer bedrooms.

Recycle Week 2014

Blue recycling bin

Published on Monday 16 June 2014 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Recycle Week 2014 takes place from Monday 16 June to Sunday 22 June. Follow these tips to improve how you recycle at home.