Local organisations

Video Advice Service from Citizen’s Advice extended

Citizen’s Advice Waverley are pleased to report that the Video Advice Service at the Farnham and Cranleigh offices is working well and supporting a significant number of the community who do not have access to the phone and email service. They will extend the service to Haslemere and Godalming commencing …

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Cooked Meals for Vulnerable Families

Stoke Community Support, Guildford and surrounding areas.  The Project Team of Stoke Community Support (SCS)  is providing cooked meals to vulnerable families/individuals across Guildford in response to Covid-19.   Led by St John’s Church Stoke and St Peter’s Church Stoke Hill, SCS is working in collaboration with St Saviour’s Church, …

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The Friends of the South Downs Photo Competition

The Friends of the South Downs invite you to enter its free 2020 photographic competition celebrating the beauty of the South Downs National Park – its landscape, wildlife, buildings and other man-made structures contributing to the cultural heritage of the area. The Park stretches from Eastbourne to Winchester, covering the …

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The Earl of Wessex volunteers for ‘Trolley Tuesday’ at the Godalming Community Store

The Godalming & Villages Community Store welcomed a new volunteer to its ranks when HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, visited the Wilfrid Noyce Centre on 16 June to help with the ‘Trolley Tuesday’ donations. The Earl was welcomed to the store by Vicki Connor and Patrick Andrea from …

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Preserve Our Reserve – Thursley NNR Support Fund – now over £30k!

On Saturday 30th May 2020 at 4:30pm, a devastating fire broke out on the Thursley National Nature Reserve affecting 150 hectares.  Firefighters from 4 counties, supported by local farmers, fought the blaze over 3 days and nights. The reserve comprises of extensive areas of open dry heathland, peat bogs, pine …

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Important Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus COVID-19: latest UK government response PLEASE CLICK HERE For local authorities, local information is on their websites (click below to visit): Chichester District Council East Hants District Council Guildford Borough Council Mole Valley District Council Waverley Borough Council Cranleigh Parish Council Elstead Parish Council Farnham Town Council Godalming Town …

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Home Counties Carers Art Competition: Stay Home, Stay Safe

The closing date for Home Counties Carers lockdown art competition has been extended! The closing date is now Monday 1st June, after half-term. The kids may be in lockdown but they’ve still got a lot of school work to do! Hopefully this extension will give children who want to get …

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Appeal for photos and art for the Dorking Museum children’s action book

Dorking Museum’s Cockerel Press and the Museum archive are appealing for images of local children, photos taken by children and art created by children to illustrate the Covid-19 crisis for a children’s action book which is currently in development. They will also add the items to our Museum archive. This …

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Wey & Arun Canal Trust marks 25 years of boat trips

When the first fee-paying passengers cruised along the Wey & Arun Canal back in 1995, few members could have imagined that Trust would be celebrating 25 years of public boat trips and this year welcoming more than 1,000 passengers on boat trips just in the Christmas and New Year period …

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Zero Hours Contracts

According to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS, https://www.acas.org.uk/), a zero-hours contract is a type of contract between an employer and a worker where: your employer does not have to give you any minimum working hours; and you do not have to take any work offered. Workers on zero …

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VantagePoint teems up with Haslemere Museum and becomes a Corporate Member

Haslemere Museum is pleased to announce its latest reciprocal partnership in the shape of a Corporate Membership for VantagePoint. This partnership for 2020/21 will offer great value to the two organisations and recognises the vast potential for joint promotion in the local area. As VantagePoint heads into its second decade, …

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What our readers say…

“A big thank you for mentioning our monthly lectures in your Jottings sections throughout the year. This publicity has produced a steady stream of visitors to our lectures and a good number of new members who are essential for the viability of our Society.” Brian Hawtin, The Arts Society Guildford …

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A Royal Visit to showcase the best of Surrey Hills Enterprises

In acknowledgement of the outstanding work of local businesses, Surrey Hills Enterprises were delighted to be visited by HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO on November 6th. The Royal Visit was a wonderful recognition of the growing reputation and development of the Surrey Hills as a hub of innovative, …

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