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Dorking Road Chilworth closures 30 Oct for 21 days

Details of the closure of Dorking Road Chilworth can be seen Here

Changes to bus services are as follows:

Due to resurfacing of the A248 in various places between Tangley Level Crossing and Lockner Farm, this road will be unavailable at certain points and at certain times, as a through bus route. The plan for individual services is shown below.

The Public Transport Team has only recently been made ware of this work and it has taken until now to clarify which sections of road are planned to be closed on which day, thus giving the level of detail needed in order to scope the possibilities for maintaining bus services. The temporary arrangements have been decided by the bus operators. Apologies are therefore offered for the short notice of this information, which is being posted on the County Council’s website at on the Temporary Changes page.

Note that the actual availability of a bus route could be subject to change if something unforeseen disrupts the work programme planned by the Council’s road resurfacing contractor.

CHILWORTH:  Dorking Road A248 From Tuesday 30 October until at least Friday 9 November: Will be closed at various points for resurfacing work between 0930 and 1530 Mondays to Fridays

Compass Bus service 32 (Redhill-Dorking-Guildford) will operate direct from Silent Pool to Guildford (and vice versa) between 0930 and 1530 Mondays to Fridays, NOT SERVING Albury, Chilworth or Shalford. At other times and at weekends, it will run its normal route

Stagecoach service 503 (Guildford-Godalming via Chilworth journeys) will operate direct from Shalford to Wonersh, not serving Chilworth or Blackheath on Wednesday 31 October and Monday 5 November

Carlone Buses service 525 will start at Chilworth Station, not serving Albury on Thursday 1 November and Thursday 8 November

Carlone Buses service 545 will NOT operate on Wednesday 31 October and Wednesday 7 November. Instead, an extra journey will run on service 599 on those days, starting at Albury at 0930, Holmbury St. Mary at 0940 and then as normal 599 route and times as usually apply on Fridays to Cranleigh and Guildford, returning at 1230


General Data Protection Regulations May 2018

New regulations come in to place this month regarding the processing and storing of personal data. To see our Privacy Policy please click here

Shalford Parish Council takes every care to ensure that any personal data is stored securely and only used for the purposes stated. If you would like to find out what data we hold , or to request your data to be removed please contact the Clerk at the PC office

Public Art For Shalford…

Guildford Borough Council has obtained a S106 payment (£4,500) from the new houses on the old Nelco Works in Station Road for a piece of public art in the village.

It has been suggested that this should be something with a naturalistic theme, that it should enhance the area, and be where as many people as possible will see it – maybe near the pond, another part of the Common, the railway bridge or the Orchard between the bridge and Snooty’s Grocery Store. Suggestions so far include a Swift Tower, an interactive information board but there is no definite plan yet.

Guildford BC will lead on commissioning an artist and developing a brief to produce the work. We want to involve residents in the decision making and development of the project so if you have ideas and would like to be involved or would like more information.

Please contact the Parish Council office on 01483 459108 or

Many thanks,

The Shalford PC Team.

Guildford Borough Council Local Plan Consultation Sept/Oct 2018


Guildford Local Plan: Strategy and Sites – Main Modifications 2018

You are invited to take part in the consultation on Guildford Borough Council’s Local Plan: Strategy and Sites – Main Modifications 2018. We are contacting you because you have previously indicated that you would like to receive notifications about planning policy matters. If you no longer wish to recieve these notifications, please let us know by emailing

The Local Plan sets out the vision for the whole borough and the Council’s approach to development up to 2034. The plan plays an important role in shaping the borough’s future – how our town and villages develop, protecting and enhancing our natural environment, developing our local economy, improving leisure and visitor facilities, addressing transport and infrastructure needs and supporting more sustainable forms of travel.

The Council submitted the submission Local Plan: Strategy and Sites to the Secretary of State in December 2017. The plan has since been subject to public examination by an independent Inspector, which is still ongoing. Following a series of public hearing sessions, the Inspector has found that the plan is sound subject to a number of main modifications. The Council is consulting on the proposed modifications for six weeks from 12 noon on 11 September 2018 to 12 noon on 23 October 2018.

The Schedule of Main Modifications can be found on the consultation webpage at You can also see a version of the plan with the modifications inserted for reference. Printed copies of the schedule, the plan and other relevant documents will be available during the consultation at the reception in the Council’s Millmead offices during normal office hours and in the borough’s libraries during opening hours.

You can make comments on the Schedule of Main Modifications online through the consultation webpage. Alternatively, you can send us your comments by email to by writing to Planning Policy, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB. If you email or write to us, please ensure that it is clear  which proposed main modification each of your comments relates to. Each modification is numbered in the schedule.

Please note that verbal or anonymous comments cannot be taken into consideration.

All duly made comments will be submitted to the Inspector for consideration as part of the Local Plan examination.

Shalford Parish – Happy to help you.

Shalford Parish Council is made up of 9 councillors representing the three wards of the parish – Chilworth, Peasmarsh and Chilworth, and who are all unpaid volunteers. The Council employs a part time Clerk. The Parish Council is here to serve the local community and manages and funds a range of activities on its behalf. It also works with Guildford Borough Council, Surrey County Council and other local organisations for the benefit of the three communities and to protect and support the local area.

You can contact the Council members through the office, and all residents are warmly invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Council held at different venues around the parish (please click here see our meeting schedule for this year).

The Shalford Parish Council Team.

Shalford Parish Council