Waverley Borough Council
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We are experiencing delays in the Hambledon, Chiddingfold and Dunsfold areas. Please leave your bins out and they will be emptied tomorrow, Saturday 30 August. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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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.

Local Plan consultation to open

planning blue prints

Published on Wednesday 27 August 2014 in Local plan news

The consultation for Waverley’s Local Plan opens on Wednesday 3 September 2014.

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 the our offices in Godalming, as well as in Godalming and Cranleigh Libraries for £1.50 per roll (25 bags).

Waverley voters urged to complete IER

voting paper

Published on Thursday 21 August 2014 in Elections news

Waverley residents are being urged to complete the new online system of IER if they received notification that they need to do so.

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.

Skatepark Project 2014 comes to Waverley


Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014 in Sport and leisure news

Young people across Waverley can take part in a number of workshops and competitions taking place at Waverley skateparks.

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.

Skate events roll into Farnham again


Published on Wednesday 30 July 2014 in Activities for youths (11-18 year olds) news

Waverley, along with Farnham Skatepark Association, is offering young people the chance to try skateboarding, BMX and scooter riding at free events being held at the town’s new skatepark.

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.

Waverley mobile app no longer available

woman browsing smart phone in coffee shop

Published on Thursday 24 July 2014 in Website news

Our Waverley mobile app will not be available after 30 July 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

Wey Court update

Wey Court bungalows in Meadrow, Godalming.

Published on Wednesday 25 June 2014 in Council Housing news

The final phase of refurbishment works get underway at Wey Court after the winter floods.

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.

Don't wash your raw chicken

Food Safety Week 2014

Published on Wednesday 11 June 2014 in Food safety news

Food Safety Week is running next week (16-22 June) with the main message being ‘don’t wash raw chicken’.

Project makes cycling accessible to all


Published on Tuesday 3 June 2014 in Sport and leisure news

A charity run project is hosting taster sessions in Haslemere in an aim to make cycling accessible to everyone.

Best businesses in Godalming are commended

Compete on the street

Published on Thursday 29 May 2014 in Business and licensing news

The businesses providing the best customer service in Godalming were recognised on Thursday 29 May at an awards ceremony at The Burys.