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Waverley supports Rowleys Centre in Cranleigh

Published on Thursday 27 November 2014 in Older people news

Waverley’s Executive is proposing to spend £14,200 on moving the services (electricity, gas and water) to the Rowleys side of the building to support the future use of the building for Rowleys Centre.

Free Christmas parking dates

Godalming Christmas Festival and market 2010

Published on Tuesday 25 November 2014 in Car parks news

Explore the delights of your local high street and park for free.

“Phone and Pay” cashless parking system coming to Waverley

Mobile parking

Published on Monday 24 November 2014 in Car parks news

Motorists will soon be able to use their mobile phones to pay for parking in Waverley under an additional payment system.

Green waste collections to continue in Haslemere

Green waste

Published on Monday 24 November 2014 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Whilst Surrey County Council is considering discontinuing the Saturday waste collection service in Haslemere, Waverley Borough Council confirms it will continue to offer garden waste collections.

Ready for winter report

flooding Lammas land

Published on Thursday 20 November 2014 in Community advice news

Find out how local service providers are working together to improve the resilience of our local infrastructure and our readiness to deal with adverse weather this winter.

Improvements for Broadwater Park

Broadwater playarea

Published on Thursday 20 November 2014 in Parks and countryside news

We have allocated funding to refurbish and modernise the public toilets in Broadwater Park, a beautiful 73 acre area of parkland, woodland and water in Farncombe.

Funding available for wellbeing projects

Piggy Bank

Published on Wednesday 19 November 2014 in Grants news

Not-for-profit organisations providing health and wellbeing activities for Waverley residents are invited to apply to the Waverley Voluntary Partnership.

Views wanted on new garden waste service

garden waste recycling bin

Published on Wednesday 5 November 2014 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Following the introduction of the new garden waste service in April, the amount of garden waste being recycled in the borough has doubled.

Going green gets results for Waverley

co2 image

Published on Tuesday 4 November 2014 in Green Waverley news

Over a five year period we have made a number of green innovations to achieve a reduction in emissions.

Care home consultation


Published on Monday 3 November 2014 in Older people news

Surrey County Council is consulting people about the future of the six residential care homes that it runs for older people.

Look before you book this Christmas

FSA food hygience rating scheme

Published on Monday 3 November 2014 in Food safety news

If you are planning that special Christmas meal with work colleagues, friends or family Waverley Borough Council and the Food Standards Agency want to remind you to ‘look before you book’.

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.

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.

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".

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.