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Housing benefit payments over the Easter holidays

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Published on Tuesday 31 March 2015 in Housing news

Change to payment date of housing benefit.

Election process gets underway

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Published on Friday 27 March 2015 in Elections news

The next local elections will be held on 7 May 2015.

Obituary For Councillor Gillian Beel, Ward Councillor For Farnham, Weybourne And Badshot Lea

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Published on Thursday 26 March 2015 in Councillors and democracy news

It is with sadness that Waverley Borough Council announces the death of Councillor Gillian Beel, ward councillor for Farnham, Weybourne and Badshot Lea.

Grant to improve home insulation increases

Action Surrey

Published on Tuesday 24 March 2015 in Green Waverley news

The Streets Ahead grant scheme has increased its grant funding for home insulation to £5,000, from March 2015.

New council homes for Farncombe

Warren Road

Published on Monday 23 March 2015 in Council Housing news

Work has completed on seven new council houses in Farncombe, Godalming.

Young athletes wanted to represent Waverley in Surrey Youth Games

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Published on Wednesday 18 March 2015 in Sport and leisure news

Parents in Waverley are being asked to encourage their children, aged between seven and 16, to get involved in the upcoming P&G Surrey Youth Games, and take advantage of the free sports training.

Waverley’s Design Awards 2015 launches

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Published on Thursday 12 March 2015 in Design Awards news

Waverley Borough Council’s Design Awards opens for entries on Monday 16 March.

Haslemere skatepark gets ramped up

Haslemere Skatepark

Published on Wednesday 11 March 2015 in Leisure and culture news

Work on the new-look Haslemere Skatepark has been completed.

New garden waste service gets green thumbs-up

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Published on Monday 2 March 2015 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Green fingered Waverley residents have given a resounding thumbs-up to the council’s recently upgraded garden waste collection service.

Choir for local carers launched

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Published on Monday 2 March 2015 in Arts and entertainment news

We have joined forces with Arts Partnership Surrey to launch a new singing group at Cranleigh Arts Centre, created especially for local carers.

Residents flag their support for Waverley’s parks and green spaces

Avenue of trees at Farnham Park

Published on Wednesday 25 February 2015 in Parks and countryside news

Results of a recent survey confirm that Waverley’s parks and green spaces are an important community asset and well-used by local residents.

Phillips Memorial Park playground reopens this Saturday

Phillips memorial playground

Published on Thursday 12 February 2015 in Playgrounds news

Phillips Memorial Park playground will reopen on Saturday 14 February following a full refurbishment.

Have your say on Elstead and Weyburn Neighbourhood Plan Area

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Published on Friday 30 January 2015 in Planning policy news

We are consulting on the area that has been proposed for the Elstead and Weyburn Neighbourhood Plan to cover.

Are you keen to start work and gain qualifications?

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Published on Friday 30 January 2015 in Jobs, careers and training news

We are recruiting four young people to join our successful apprenticeship scheme.

In the event of severe weather

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Published on Thursday 29 January 2015 in Emergencies news

In the event of severe weather Waverley residents can be assured that we are prepared.

Don't throw your vote away - Register today

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Published on Wednesday 28 January 2015 in Elections news

Residents are urged to make sure they are properly registered to vote in the forthcoming national and local elections which take place on 7 May 2015

Designs revealed for Waverley's play areas

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Published on Tuesday 27 January 2015 in Playgrounds news

We are pleased to announce the winning designs for two new play areas planned for Farnham Park Adventure play area and Holloway Hill play area.

Restoration project enters its fourth year at memorial park

Jack Phillips Memorial

Published on Monday 26 January 2015 in Parks and countryside news

Further work to trees as part of the restoration project at Phillips Memorial Park continues to be carried out during January and February as part of our five year lottery-fund conservation project.

More money for older people’s services

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Published on Thursday 22 January 2015 in Older people news

Waverley is poised to increase the funding it makes available to services for older people in Waverley through its grants in 2015/16.

Park free Wednesdays to be trialled

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Published on Wednesday 21 January 2015 in Car parks news

We will be trialling a free parking scheme in five council-owned car parks for one afternoon a week.

Waverley poised to freeze Council Tax for another year


Published on Wednesday 21 January 2015 in Council tax news

Waverley Borough Council is poised to freeze its portion of Council Tax for the sixth year in a row.

Sandy Hill Job Club helping people back into work

Job club

Published on Tuesday 20 January 2015 in Waverley Training Services news

Farnham job seekers are being warmly invited to come along to Sandy Hill Job Club from 10am until 12 noon every Tuesday (from 3 February).

Restoration to heathland underway across Blackheath Common


Published on Friday 16 January 2015 in Countryside news

The first stages of management work have begun across Blackheath Common to support the restoration of heathland.

Free digital skills training for small businesses

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Published on Monday 12 January 2015 in Communities news

A new Digital High Street Skills programme run by the Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM) will be available to businesses in Waverley.

Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care seeks volunteers

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Published on Thursday 8 January 2015 in Communities news

Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care (SDAC) is looking to recruit more volunteers to its 24/7 confidential helpline.

Plans proposed for new Farnham community centre

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Published on Wednesday 7 January 2015 in Community centres and facilities news

Plans to relocate the Brightwells Gostrey Centre to a new multi-purpose community centre in Farnham have taken a step forward, following a decision by Waverley’s Executive on Tuesday 6 January 2015.

Have your say on play in Godalming and Farnham

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Published on Monday 5 January 2015 in Playgrounds news

We are inviting communities to have their say on the potential designs of two play areas set for refurbishment in the borough.

Emergency repairs in Farnham

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Published on Monday 22 December 2014 in Building regulations news

Emergency repairs have been undertaken to a boundary wall situated at Brightwells House Gardens, following a public safety concern.

Don't let food poisoning ruin Christmas

don't let food poisoning ruin your christmas

Published on Friday 19 December 2014 in Food safety news

Make your Christmas dinner one to remember for the right reasons by following these turkey tips.

Protecting services despite grant cuts

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Published on Friday 19 December 2014 in Council budgets and spending news

Waverley's leadership is vowing once again to protect front line services and the support given to voluntary and community organisations despite another major cut to funding from the Government.