The CUOFF DATE to be included in the new publication of THE BLACKBIRD BOOK is 31st MARCH 2023.

PLEASE NOTE Due to recent data protection rules ALL Households must OPT IN to have their details registered in the new edition. 

RSVP to Verity Cassar (Group Organiser Puttenham and Wanborough Community Group) with your details via the link below OR call Verity on 01483 813227:-

Don’t miss out on being included in this invaluable publication.


New Planning Applications

Reference:     23/P/00235

Location:         The Retreat, Suffield Lane, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1BG.

Proposal:       Proposed two-storey extension and rof extension to form a rear dormer

Contact:         Ian Opolot ( Direct Line 01483 505050, EMail

Reference:     23/00310

Location:        Puttenham Golf Club, The Heath, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AL.

Proposal:       Engineering works to form aggregate storage bays.

Contact:        Victoria Bates ( Direct Line 01483 5045050, EMail )

To view or comment on either of these applications follow the link below and quote the relevant reference number:-


Chairmans Report March .

Changes to UK Electoral Voting Procedures.

All householders will receive a Voter ID leaflet in the post whch explains the changes to how they will vote at polling stations on 4th May.

For the first time, residents will need to show photographic ID to vote in person at this year’s local elections. This is a new requirement introduced by the UK Government.

The accepted forms of voter ID will be listed on polling cards which will be sent out in March. If you don’t have an accepted form of ID, you can apply online for a free Voter Authority Certificate. You need to do this before the deadline of 25th April 2023.

Chairmans Report February 2023

New Planning Application

Reference:    22/P/02115

Location:       Monks Hall, Puttenham Heath Road, Puttenham, Guildford,GU3 1AJ

Proposal:      Certificate of lawfulness for existing development to establish if an extensio to garage, twostorey front extension, first floor link ti garageand tile hangingto link and garage replaced with black fibre cement boarding were substantially completed more than four yearsbefore the date of this application.

Contact:      Officer Unassigned (Direct Line: 01483 505050, EMail:

Becoming a Councillor Briefing

The local elections will take place on 4th May 2023.

Guildford Borough Council are holding a briefing on 9th February for anyone who might be interested in becoming a councillor.

There is no commitment involved but this briefing is designed to provide a good understanding of what is involved.

Event Details

Thursday 9th February 2023 6:00pm-8:00pm

Council Chamber, Millmead House, Guildford

To reserve a place contact:-

The Blackbird Book

Please see the article in the January edition of the  Village News regarding the proposed publication of a new edition of this invaluable village directory by the Puttenham and Wanborough Community Group.

Please note that due to recent data protection rules all households must opt in to have their details printed in the directory and the cut off date to add these details is 31st March 2023 

New Local Resource for our Community

It is easy for the elderly population to experience feelings of loneliness quicker than others due to a lack of socialising, activities and restrictions in mobility and transport, especially immediately after the festive season. In order to access information on what support and activities are available to those in the retired age group, go to the Useful Links tab on this website. Click on the links provided to access this new compilation of information.

Parish Council Meeting Dates 2023

9th January

6th March

15th May AGM followed by Parish Council Meeting

3rd July

4th September

6th November



Chairman’s Report December  2022

Chairman’s Report November 2022. John Green.

GBC’s Response to the cost of living crisis

The Household support Fund will soon be available again to those in need.Residents can apply for funding using a simple online application form. Those who are unable to access the internet can get assistance from the Community Services team with their application. GBC encourages all residents in need to get in touch if they need support via:-

All applications are treated confidentially.

If you are in need, speak to Community Services via:-  or call  01483 444150


New Planning Applications

Reference: 22/P01713

Location:    Iringa Cottage, Seale Lane, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AX

Proposal:   Erection of a single storey side and rear extension following demolition of existing conservatory and garage.

Contact:     Kieran Cuthbert ( Direct Line 01483 444609 EMail


Reference: 22/P/01627

Location:  Copperfields, Seale Lane, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AX

Proposal:  Construction of a single storey rear conservarory extension, two storey side extension and associated alterations following demolition of a single storey conservatory and side extension.

Contact: Drew Blackman( Direct Line 01483 505050, EMail


Reference:  22/P/01623

Location:    Springfield Manor Nursing Home, Hogs Back, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AQ 

Proposal:  Proposed extensions and alterations to existing residential care home including ancillary landscaping works and minor demolitions.

Contact:   Ben Mitchell ( Direct Line 01483 505050, EMail


Reference: 22/T/00255

Location:   Fox Cottage, 119 The Street, Puttenham, Guildford GU3 1AT

Proposal:  1x Beech tree 30% reduction requested marked as 1 x Eucalyptus tree 30% reduction requested marked as Eucalyptus.


Reference: 22/P/01634

Location: Highfield Lees, Seale Lane, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AT

Proposal: Proposed single storey workshop/store to side; first floor extension to allow rear dormer incorporating rooflights and solar panels; changes to fenestration, cladding and landscaping improvement.


If you wish to view or comment on any of these applications, use the link below and quote the relevant reference number:-


Chairman’s Report October 2022


Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse Gathering

Saturday 15th October in the Marwick Hall

The idea is for this to be a “light”occasion as distinct from a formal AGM.

Drinks, biscuits and cake will be served from 2:15 before the main start at 2:30. 

If you would like to bring your own lunch, the Bunkhouse Barn will be open over the lunchtime period for anyone who may want to visit or view.

Please let Tish, Volunteer Co-ordinator know if you want to attend:-

or Chris Meeks Trustee, Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse project:-

Home Tel: 01483 422774


Following the very sad news of the death of Revd. Norman Evans, a Memorial Service is arranged for 3:00pm on Saturday 24th September at Saint John the Baptist Church, Puttenham.

Norman was a wonderful priest in this parish and it will be hard to find anyone in the Village who has not benefited from his advice, ministrations or simply his kindness to his neighbours and his amazing sense of humour! He was a true legend of his time. 


HM THE QUEEN 1926-2022

As a Parish we join with the whole nation in expressing our deep sorrow at the shocking news of the death of our much loved and respected Queen Elizabeth II.

Together we mourn the loss of Her Majesty the Queen and we offer our new head of state, King Charles III and his entire family, our deepest sympathies for their personal loss.


The Department of Work and Pensions has extended the Household Support Fund (See Link).

This helps vulnerable households with rising costs.

The scheme runs until 30 September 2022 or until all funds have been allocated.

A grant of up to £300 per household is available. To apply you must be over 16, live in Guildford, and be without enough resources to meet your short-term needs.

If you’re worried and need help , please fill in an application form and email it with the requested documents to the Community Wellbeing team, giving as much detail as possible to enable them to assess your needs and priorities.


New Proposal to Restrict Parking On The Street and Suffield Lane by GBC.

Follow the link below to comment on the proposal put forward by GBC for a “no-parking zone” consisting of double yellow lines and “No Waiting At  Any Time” at the end of Suffield Lane and on The Street opposite the Suffield Lane junction.

There are notices attached to the lamp posts either side of Suffield Lane to this effect but this proposal was not requested by Puttenham Parish Council.

You can access a plan of the proposal and fill in the online survey contained in the link or by email to:

The deadline for feedback is Friday 9th September.


New Planning Applications

Reference:       22/P/01332

Location:           Suffield Cottage, Suffield Lane, Puttenham, Guildford,GU3 1BD

Proposal:        Proposed single storey extension with an open porch to the front, two storey extensions to the front, side and rear                                           including a balcony and rooflight, changes to fenestration.

Contact:         Kieran Cuthbert (Direct Line 01483 444609, EMail


Reference:      22/P/01300

Location:        Wayfarers, 155 The Street, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AT

Proposal:       Change of use from agricultural land to domstic garden.

Contact:         Ben Mitchell (Direct Line 01483 505050, EMail

If you wish to view or comment on these applications, use the link below and quote the relevant reference number:-


August 2022 Chairman’s Report.

Parish Magazine September 2022


Tennis Coaching on the Puttenham Court

Marcus Crowe is a fully accredited LTA Club Coach and is USPTR qualified with 20+ years of experience at small and large tennis clubs.

Marcus’s contact details and rates can be found on this website under the Sports Clubs/Tennis Club section.

At present Marcus’s availability is limited to weekdays and a few evening slots. However, this is perhaps perfect for the summer holidays and keeping the youngsters both  entertained and productive! 


New Planning Application

Reference:    22/P/01159

Location:       Oliver Hill, Seale Lane, Puttenham, Guildford, Puttenham, GU3 1AX

Proposal:     Raising the roof, two front rooflights, front gable insert,one large rear dormer and minor change to rear fenestration.

Contact:      Kieran Cuthbert ( Direct line 01483 444609, Email planning

This application can be viewed online at:-

For infomation regarding Farnborough Airport Expansion and Airspace Changes  along with it’s effects on  Puttenham, Wanborough, Shackleford and surrounding villages, please read the Chairman’s Report below.

July 2022 Chairman’s Report.

Chairman’s Report July 2022

John Green BEM

Many congratulations to John Green on his award of the British Empire Medal in Her Majesty the Queen’s Jubilee Honour’s List.

This prestigious award is in recognition of John’s wonderful service to this village having been a Parish Councillor for 40 years and having served as Chairmain of the Parish Council for 20 of those years.

New Planning Application

Reference:  22/P01117

Location:    6, Mundays Boro Road, Puttenham, Guildford. GU3 1AZ

Proposal:   Proposed conversion of the loft to habitable accommodation including raising of the roofand rear dormer windowwith juliet balcony.

Contact:   Kieran Cuthbert (Direct Line 01483 444609, Email

This application can  be viewed online at:-


Information as to how to claim your Energy Rebate for 2022 is here:-

Guildford B C – Claim £150 Energy rebate for Bands A -D Council Tax

Chairman’s Report

AGM – 9th May 2022

Mike Blundell Jones and Philip Adlam were re-elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

Parish Councillors’ allocation of duties is as follows:-

Will Yule – Recreation, Jane Perowne – Communications, Lisa Hirst – School Liaison.

Guildford Ward Reorganisation

Puttenham Parish Council is part of the Pilgrim’s Ward and it was proposed that it should be amalgamated with the Shalford Ward. After much consultation and objections from Puttenham PC, however, we are now being merged with Tongham to create one bigger ward but with 2 Guildford Borough Cuncillors representing us.

Puttenham Downs Orchard Project

We now have 18 fruit trees planted in the orchard and we are planning to create a new dew pond with the help of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust. Additionally, in the autumn, a number of chalk scrapings will be made along the top of the land so that specialist foliage can be planted to attract the endangered small blue butterflies and other species.

Recreation Update

The communal BBQ, which will be located near the fooball pavilion, has now been ordered. This was in the top 3 items on the ‘requested list’ of last summer’s recreational ameity survey. It will be available to use in June.

Cemetery Records Computerisation

We have obtained Grant Aid for this year 2022/2023 from GBC for this project, so this will be completed in the next few months.

Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council

GBC – We are investigating the possibility of having more dog litter bins.

SCC – We are further investigating the possibility of a new bus shelter for Mondays Boro.

We look forward to seeing all of you at tghe Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Mike Blundell Jones – Chairman

New Planning Application

Reference: 22/P/00722

Location:     Manor House Cottage, Hook Lane, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AN

Proposal:   Two storey extension to existing detached house.

Contact:     Sakina Khanbhai ( Direct Line 01483 444640, EMail

This application can be viewed online at:-

To access this application please use the reference given above.

Annual General Meeting of Puttenham Parish Council Monday 9th May  2022

The Annual General Meeting of Puttenham Parish Council will take place in the Marwick Hall on 9th May and will commence at 19:30pm

Members of the public are invited to attend.

The AGM will then be followed by a Parish Council Meeting which will commence at 20:15pm.

Memorial Service for Dr. Jill Taylor

Friday 27th May at Puttenham Church at 2:30pm

Giles and Julian Taylor, Jill’s sons, have organised a service in Jill’s memory to be held at the above time.

As Jill was such a stalwart of the village who was loved and admired by so many people, it’s likely there will be many attendees wishing to pay tribute to her. There will be refreshments available in the Marwick Hall following the service.

New Table Tennis Table

A message from the Chairman:-

‘Following the results of last summer’s recreational survey where the 2nd most requested new amenity was a table tennis table, we are pleased to announce that it has been installed today next to the football pavillion. For logistical reasons, you will need to provide your own bats and balls!. 

As mentioned previously, the basket ball hoop will be relocated next to the tennis court.

We would like to thank the Bonfire Committee who made such a generous contribution towards yet another great facility for the village.’ 

Mike Blundell Jones

The Anne Robinson Trust

This is a charity that passionately believes that “no one deserves to die alone”

The Trust works alongside the NHS and trains volunteers to sit with patients in their last days and support the patient’s family and friends.

Due to to the recent Covid restrictions this Trust  has now set up the Anne Robinson Helpline which is a free telephone service to offer comfort and support where needed.

The relevant contact details for this free service can now be located on this Website under the “Useful Links” tab. 

Pest Control

Please note that pest control is no longer booked directly through Guildford Borough Council. However GBC has a contract with a comany  and residents can book this service by clicking on the link they will find under Useful Links  (Pest Control) on this website.


Community Car Park

We finally have a costing from the SCC contractors to rebuild and resurface the car park next to the adventure playground and the lane behind the school. This now means we can and will be applying to Your Fund Surrey for the financing and, assuming we are awarded the funding, we hope to complete these works in the summer. Obviously this would alleviate some of the current parking problems with the school and the village.

GBC refuse collection in Mundays Boro

In order to ensure the GBC refuse lorries can complete their bin collection, please make sure no cars or vans are blocking the roads

Having spoken to GBC they have made the following comments:-

“Unfortunately, if there are vehicles blocking access for the trucks to come through and the driver does not feel it would be safe to do so without damaging any properties or vehicles, then the collection will not be able to be completed. Additionally, the refuse collectors are unable to walk down the road collecting the bins and walk them to the truck as they do not have the resources to do this and keep in time for the rest of the collections. Additionally, they would not risk damaging the blocked vehicles with the bins.”

War Memorial Trust Application

Our application for a grant to repair and clean the war memorial is now being processed.

Puttenham Down

All the ash dieback trees affecting the planting of the new fruit trees have been felled in our community orchard project.

Recreation Update

We will be ourchasing an outdoor table tennis table which will be located on the hard standing next to the football pavilion. The basketball hoop will be teporarily relocated to the multi-surface tennis court until a more suitable home can be found.

There are now over 20 people playing 7-a-side football regularly.

Health and Safety

Following the three recent storms a number of trees have had to be felled and made safe, particularly around the skate park and children’s play areas


SCC has now installed two new bollards at the junctionof The Street and Lascombe Lane to make delivery vans slow down and to prevent them from cutting the corner.

Reminders to note the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Events

Thursday 2nd June Jubilee Tea Party

Saturday 4th June Puttenham Village Fete

For further details please go to Upcoming Events on this website.

Works at the  school

The Headmistress of Puttenham School, Mrs Anna De Filippis has very kindly reqested the following information be shared with the village as a whole:-

‘I wanted to let you know that we are having extensive roof repairs (to the flat roof)being carried out over the next six weeks. It should not affect the village too much except for the usual amount of lorries/skips coming through the village but they will do this at non-peak times.’

June 2022

Chaiman’s Report

The Queeen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Events

The Platinum Jubilee Tea Party

Thursday 2nd June

On the Football Field

Organised by The Community Group

The exact timings will be given nearer the date.


Puttenham Village Fete

Saturday 4th June

From 12 noon

Amongst other activities there will be the Puttenham Platinum Pudding Competition (PPP)previously referred to as the Jubilee Cake Competition, which will be open to all age groups. In addition, all the Village schoolchildren will be asked to create their own culinary delight fit for the Queen!

Other activities will include maypole dancing, tractor and pony rides, a dog show and races, raffle, welly throwing…….. to name but a few!

All in all this will be a really fun day out for the whole family!

Puttenham Tennis Club

The court has now had a much needed professional clean. This procedure needs to be carried out every 2 years or so because moss that has built up will destabilise the surface.

The court is looking brilliant so no more disputed line calls! New members are very welcome so please see the ‘Sports Clubs’ tab on this webstie for full membership details.

Mike Blundell Jones


New Planning Application

Reference:    22/P/00001

Location:      Land to the west of Kende Avour, Suffield Lane, Puttenham, GU3 1AT.

Proposal:     Application for a combined agricultral barn and an agricultural workers dwelling.

Contact:     Margarita Romanovich ( Direct Line 01483 444675, EMail

This planning application can be viewed online at:-

Quote the relevant reference number given above.


February 2022

Chairman’s Report

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Back by popular demand, the Puttenham Village Fete will now be held on Saturday 4th June to  coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations. There will also be a Jubilee Tea Party which will have a competition, with prizes, for the best Puttenham Jubilee cake! The competition will be open to all age groups and, additionally, all the village school children will be invited to create their own culinary delight fit for a Queen. Bakers, get practising!


Following the January Parish Council meeting, it was agreed that 4 portable flood lights would be purchased for the 5-a-side footballers to use on Thursday evenings, together with an outside table tennis table and a communal BBQ. These were the top 3 items requested in the Parish Survey.

The Dew Pond, located behind the school, which contains Great Crested Newts, will be cleared of weed and tidied up by the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Team (ARCT) in mid January.

Puttenham Downs

A further number of trees which have ash die back will need to be felled and scrub cleared. This will be completed during the first weekend in February to make way for 6 new fruit trees to be planted in our growing orchard project. It is also hoped that a new dew pond will be created within the orchard which is on the slopes of the Hogs Back.

Mike Blundell Jones – Chairman

January 2022

Update on Track Closure

11th January.

The tree surgeon completed the works listed below today so there will be no closure tomorrow Wednesday 12th January.

Temporary Track Closure

Due to the necessary felling of 2 trees along the boundaries of Puttenham School, the track leading off School Lane towards the bonfire field car park will be blocked off at both ends on Tuesday 11th January and Wednesday12th January.

Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

GBC Consultation on the Future  of Guildford Town Centre

To access the GBC consultation on the proposals for Guidford Town Centre, follow the link below:-

Vaccination Services in Surrey

This is a link to all the current active vaccination services in Surrey provided by Surrey C. C.

COVID-19 Vaccination Services in Surrey

New Planning Application

Reference:    21/P/02511

Location:      6, Mundays Boro Road, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AZ

Poposal:       Proposed loft conversion including raising of roof, hip to gable roof extension, rear dormer window with juliet balcony and two front roof lights along with changes to fenestration.

Contact:        Maria Vasileiou ( Direct Line 01483 444737, Email

This planning application can be viewed online at:-

December 2021

Christmas and New Year Bin Collection Changes

The following changes will be made to the collection days over the festive season:-

Usual Collection Day                         Changed Collection Day

Monday 27th December                       Tuesday 28th December

Monday 3rd January                              Tuesday 4th January

There will be no garden waste collections between 28th December and 8th January

New Planning Applications

Reference:   21/P/02300 and 21/P/02301

Location:      50-52 The Sreet, Puttenham, Guilgford, GU3 1AR

Proposal:      Erection of oak post open fronted car port built with timber frame, external shiplap boarding and a tiled roof.

Contact:        Kieran Cuthbert ( Direct Line) 01483 444609, Email planning

These applications can be viewed online at:-

Quote the relevant reference number.

November 2021

New Planning Application

Reference:    21/P/02133 and 21/P/02134

Location:      Home Farmhouse, 36 The Street, Puttenham, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1AR.

Proposal:    Full and Listed Building Consent:   

Conversion of existing derelict barn on the site of Home Farm House to residential use, including alterations to fenestration, insertion of 11 rooflights, 2 dormer windows and new porch roof.

Contact:     Katie Williams ( Direct Line 01483 444699,          

This application can be viewed online at:-

Quote the reference numbers listed above.                    


Burglary Warning!!

There has been a spate of garden and shed burglaries in and around the village over the last weeks. Please be vigilant, take all possible precautions with your garden ornaments and pots as well as tools, and report any suspicious activity to the Police.

Village Survey result

Village Survey result 17.11.2021

October 2021

Village Survey

The Village Survey will close at the end of this month.

This is your last chance to vote for how you would like the Pavilion and Recreation Ground used in the future. You can vote for the suggestions already put forward or you can make your own suggestions.

Follow the link below to have your say:-

Parish Council Chairman’s News Update

‘It’s been a quiet month,  however we have successfully completed one of our many projects!

The red telephone box on the corner of Seale and Dark Lanes, which was purchased by the Parish Council many years ago,  has been completely renovated and repainted by David Knapp.  It has been transformed as has the land around it with the creation of new beds either side.  David has also given the post box a lick of paint.  We are very grateful to him for his hard work.

Another reminder about the Puttenham Bonfire and Fireworks which returns after the covid sabbatical on Saturday 6th November 2021.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Mike Blundell Jones –  Chairman ‘

New Planning Application

Reference:  21/P/01935

Location:     Copperfields, Seale Lane, Puttenham, Guilford, GU3 1AX

Proposal:    Proposed first floor side and two storey side/rear extension.

Contact:     Sakina Khanbha ( Direct Line 01483 444640


This application can be viewed online at:-

Quote the reference number above.


September 2021

New Planning Application

 Reference: 21/P/01774

    Location: 9, Munday’s Boro Road, Puttenham, GU3 1AZ

    Proposal: Certificate of lawfulness for proposed development to establish whether a single storey rear extension and re siting of front door would be lawful

This appliation can be viewed online at:-

Quote the relevant reference number


August 2021

Proposed Car Park Improvement -Your Fund Surrey

Our next proposed project is to develop the car park next to the adventure playground. At present this area is in a very poor condition and it will require a great deal of funding to make it a proper, useable Car Park. We have already logged our interest with the Surrey Common Place Fund but funding is given in line with the amount of interest and enthusiasm received from residents! As such, it would really help our cause if Puttenham residents would follow the link below and ‘agree’ that this is a good idea. This would demonstrate the local requirement for a better car parking facility for the school, playgrounds, playing field and to generally improve the village environment.

(Once you have reached the link – scroll down to the map. In the search box, type GU3 1AS. Click on green circle 5. Click on the icon that is furthest to the right. Scroll to bottom and click ‘AGREE’!!)

July 2021

Village Survey

Following the decision not to extend the Puttenham Football Club lease, we have set up a survey to find out how Puttenham residents would like the Pavilion and football field used going forward. 

Current suggestions are:-

Five-a-side football (already in use)

Communal BBQ

Youth cycling dirt track and jumps – in the Bonfire Field

Outdoor Table Tennis Table

If you have any views on these ideas, or have any other suggestions to make, please fill in the survey by following the link below.


June 2021

The following very sad announcement is being published in the Shackleford News regarding the recent death of Pat Stovold, Matriarch of one our local farming families:-

Pat Stovold died peacefully on 24th June. She was a devoted wife of 61 years to Bob and mother to Stuart, Angus, Emma and James, as well as a loving Grandmother to her seven grandchildren.


Pat and Bob moved to Cross Farm, Shackleford in 1969. She was a dedicated member of St Nicholas, Peper Harow and was Church Warden for many years. She was a keen part of the Shackleford Harvest Supper, initiating villager participation in the evening’s entertainment. She was Chair of the Governors at the Grove School Hindhead, as well as President of the Pilgrims Ward Conservative Association and a supporter of many charities.


Although many of you will have known her in later life, in her youth she was an accomplished sports woman. Pat was Honorary Life President and Captain of Surrey Ladies Golf, she played high-level hockey, coached tennis at many schools including Aldro and played the occasional game of cricket for Shackleford. In her teens she made the front page of the Chichester Times when she swam out and rescued a drowning fisherman off Selsey Bill. Later she became a qualified life saver.


Pat was very committed to village life for many years and will be dearly missed.

May 2021

The annual AGM and Public Assembly will be held at The Marwick Hall on Monday 24th May 2021 at 7.30pm. This will be followed by a Parish Council meeting.

Members of the public are invited to attend although social distancing will apply and face masks must be worn.The agendas for the meetings can be viewed here.

24th May 2021 AGM Agenda

24th May 2021 .PPC Meeting Agenda

New Planning Applications

1. Reference: 21/P01022

    Location:  Iringa Cottage, Seale Lane, Puttenham, GU3 1AX

    Proposal: Proposed loft conversion with formationof habitable room in roofspace with side, front and rear dormers.

2. Reference: 21/T/00145

    Location: 77. The Street, Puttenham, GU3 1AT

    Proposal: Yew(T1) – reduce by up tp 3m to leave a finished height of 6.5m and reduce lateral extesion by 1,5m to leave a width of 6m;

Yew (T2) – reduce height by up to 2m to leave a height of 6.5m and reduce width by 1.5m to leave a width of 6m. (Tree Preservation OrderNo.1 of 2010).

Details of these applications can be viewd and commented on at:-

Quote the relevant reference number to access the details.

Mayor’s Award for the Puttenham Buddies

Back in February, the Parish Council nominated Maranda Jones and Melanie Mardle, the 2 originators of the Puttenham Buddies, and the rest of their team for this year’s Mayor’s award.

The PPC is delighted to announce that this nomination for the Mayor’s Award 2021 has been approved and the Puttenham Buddies Group has been awarded the Mayor’s Community Heroes Award.

Mike Blundell Jones, Chairman, commente

‘This is perfect recognition of the community coming together and providing a vital service for the more vulnerable people in the village during the pandemic and is yet another example of the amazing Puttenham village spirit!!’ 

Many congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Mel, Maranda and the whole team for their wonderful contribution to our community.

Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result

We are pleased to announce that following the Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum which took place on 6th May, the Plan has now been formally adopted following a positve result. 

The result of the Referendum is as follows:- 

Number cast in favour of YES          177

Number of votes cast for NO            24

Electorate: 458           Ballot Papers Issued: 202        Turnout: 44.10%

Many thanks to everyone who voted but particular thanks to those parishioners who gave so much of their time and hard work to produce the Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan and bring it to this successful adoption. 

Surrey County Council Results

The reult of the County Council Election 2021 – Thursday 6th May for Shalford Ward is as follows:-

Mr Matt Furniss       Conservative     2408    56%    Elected

Cecilia Taylor            RGV                   1015    24%    Not elected

Philip Buckley        Liberal Democtat   529   12%    Not elected

Susannah Patrick     Labour                 350       8%    Not elected

Turnout: 36%

Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Following a second count between Paul Kennedy and Lisa Townsend, the result was:-


Kennedy, Paul Gilbert           Liberal Democrat           111215

Townsend, Lisa                      Conservative                  155116

As such, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Police Area is 

Lisa Townsend

Puttenham Shopping Bus

The Shopping Bus is looking to restart the weekly service again in June. The bus helps to service the residents of Puttenham with a run to Godalming every Thursday.

The bus leaves Putteham at 10:00am and leaves Godalming at 12:15 for the return journey. Passengers holding a Free Bus Pass may travel free of charge.

However, before the service restarts it would be helpful to ascertain the level of interest. If you would like to use this service , or require more information, please call Gerry Tarr on 810407


April 2021

Planning Application

REF:               21/P/00832

Location: 107, The Street, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AT 

Proposal:  Two storey rear extension, replacement of windows to front elevation and other changes to fenestration.

Contact:   Kieran Cuthbert ( Direct Line 01483 444609, 



Details of this application can be viewed and commented  on at:-

Symptom-Free Tests Available At Millmead House 

Residents, workers and students in Surrey whio do not have Coronavirus  (Covid 19) symptoms are now able to get a free test at GBC’s Millmead House in Guildford town centre.

The centre will offer a walk-in lateral flow test from Monday-Friday between 8am nd 7.30pm as part of Surrey County Council’s community testing programme. All people over the age of 16 who live, work or study in Surrey and do not have Covid 19 symptoms, have not had a positive test result in the last 90 days, and have not been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace can take a test.




Leaflets are being posted through the doors of houses in Puttenham from 13th April to remind Parishioners to please vote in the Referendum on Thursday 6th May on the new Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan. For further information please clink on the link below to go to the relevant page in our ‘Useful Links’ section



These applications can be viewed online at:-

If you wish to comment on either application please do so to GBC quoting the given reference applicable


Reference: 21/P/00619

Location: Puttenham Priory, The Street, Puttenham

Proposal: Construction of a single storey building over existing swimming pool, incorporatingexisting changing room facilities.

Contact: Maria Vasileiou ( Direct Line 01483 444737, EMail


Reference: 21/P/00621

Location: Iringa Cottage, Seale Lane, Puttenham

Proposal: Creation of habitable room in roofspace with rear dorma and gable end.

Contact: Kieran Cuthbert ( Direct Line 01483 444609, EMail planning



March 2021


Urgent tree works are to take place on 

Puttenham Hill, Puttenham,

Monday 29th March 2021 for 5 nights 


Leaflets will be delivered to local residents over the next few working days.


GBC have announced that the referendum will be held on Thursday May 6th at the same time as the Local Elections. Please go to the Neighbourhood Plan page under ‘Useful links’ to see all the details.


Reference: 21/P/00445

Location: 9, Mundays Boro Road, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AZ

Proposal: Erection of a new 3 bedroom detached dwelling and associated access and parking.

To view this application or to make any comment use the link below and quote reference 21/P/00445.



The school will reopen for all children on Monday 8th March. In line with the government’s guidelines the children will be placed into bubbles and we will be staggering their start and finish times. This will have an impact on the traffic and parking in the village.

Bubble 1 will start school at 8.30am and will finish at 2.45pm
Bubble 2 will start school at 8.50am and will finish at 3.05pm

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope we can return to normal times very soon.

Kind regards,

Anna De Filippis
Puttenham Church of England (Aided) Infant School
School Lane, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AS
Tel: 01483 810317



Reference: 21/P/00340

Location: Puttenham Golf Club, The Heath, Puttenham, Guildford,


Proposal: Reconstruction of existing access road to the B3000 to create a double width entry/exit.

Contact : Margarita Romanovich. Direct Line 01483 444675,


To view this application or to make any comment use the link below and quote reference 21/P/00340.



February 2021


The agenda for the next Parish Council Meeting on 1st March 2021 can be seen here


19 February 2021

Five Support Grants Available for Local Businesses

New support grants are available for local businesses affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic – even those already receiving business rates relief.

We have distributed over £7,580,000 of government grants to support over 600 local businesses through the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic since November, and over £30 million in total.

For full details, visit

Businesses which received support grants for Lockdown 2 in November 2020 are being automatically contacted by us with details of grants to cover Lockdown 3 which began on 6 January – a new application is not needed. Further payments may also be available to cover beyond this initial 42-day lockdown period. We are currently awaiting further government guidance.

We currently have five grants available: Discretionary COVID Hardship Scheme for Business, Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed), Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open), Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) and Christmas Support Payments.

Lead Councillor for Finance, Cllr Tim Anderson, says:

“We understand that many local businesses are facing ongoing and new financial difficulty due to the continued impact of the global pandemic. As a Local Authority, we are here to support all of our local businesses and provide as much help as we can. We have already distributed over £30 million in government grants and provided business rate relief to businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.

“New grants to help businesses are being introduced regularly. All new schemes are published on our website. We would recommend that businesses bookmark this page. Our new Guildford Borough Council Discretionary Covid Hardship Scheme for Business will help businesses who may not have met the criteria to apply for grants before.”

Cllr Anderson continued: “We invite all businesses to get in touch as we may be able to help in other ways, including through our assistance to help businesses follow new licensing guidelines. We have also been working with the Community Foundation for Surrey’s Coronavirus Response Fund, as the Mayor of Guildford’s chosen charity for 2020-21, to match fund any donations to support local charities and voluntary organisations helping vulnerable, elderly and isolated members of the community. Businesses can also get information and support through the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub, at

“Additional help may be available through the government’s Kickstart Scheme and new investment in ‘green’ jobs. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has recently published information on additional resources available to employers and employees, including support offered by the National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses, at”

Applications for our new Discretionary Covid Hardship Scheme for Business, for companies which have lost revenue and have fixed business costs but have not been eligible for other grants, close at 6pm on Monday 22 February. This grant will be paid as a lump sum to cover the period from 5 November 2020 to 31 March 2021 and applies to businesses which do not qualify for the Local Restrictions Support Grants (Open or Closed) or Additional Restrictions Grant. This grant is not to support income or salaries and businesses need to demonstrate that their ability to meet business-related fixed costs is severely constrained by Covid restrictions meaning that turnover has been reduced by over 25%.

Local Restrictions Support Grants (Open and Closed) are available for businesses which have had to close due to government restrictions, or who have been able to remain open but are in the supply chain to the hospitality, leisure, travel, holiday, airline, cultural, arts and tourism sectors. These grants are calculated on the rateable value of the premises in three categories: £15,000 or under, £15,001 to £50,999, and £51,000 and over. Businesses must be ratepayers but can still be eligible if they have received 100% business rate relief.

Council Tax payers who operate a business from home in the supply chain to the hospitality, leisure, travel, holiday, airline, cultural, arts and tourism sectors are also eligible.

Businesses which are offering takeaway, click and collect or online delivery services will be counted as closed if their main business has had to close. Companies which have chosen to close but not been required to will not be eligible, along with those who have already received grant equal to the maximum levels of state aid, are in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made.

An additional one-off payment is available for recipients of Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) for the period from 5 January 2021, which will be processed at the same time as the grant. These payments are £4000 for properties with a rateable value of up to £15,000; £6000 for properties between £15,001 and £50,999; and £9000 for properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or more.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) is available to nightclubs, dance halls, discotheques, sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars. We will contact businesses in these sectors who received payments during lockdown 2.

A Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs of £1000 is still available for pubs that derive less than 50% of their income from sales of food, to cover periods where authorities were in Tier 2 or Tier 3 on the 2 or 16 December.



18 February 2021

The census is coming. By taking part, you can help inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport. It’s easy to do your bit, you’ll be sent a letter with an access code, then visit the secure website and enter your access code to get started. If you can, offer help to family and friends who need support to fill in the form. 

The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. It gives us a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales – the most detailed information we have about our society.  

It’s important that you fill in your census questionnaire. Without the information you share, it would be more difficult to understand your community’s needs and to plan and fund public services.  

In one way or another, your information touches the lives of every single person living in England and Wales, whether it’s through using census information to plan new schools, doctors’ surgeries or bike lanes.  

Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census. Do not worry, government officials dealing with applications you’ve made or payments or services you receive cannot see it.  

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) runs the census in England and Wales and is independent from government. Your details are protected by law and information published is always anonymous.  

Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021. You can fill yours in online as soon as you get your access code in the post. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let the ONS know.  

Everyone should have the support they need to fill in the census. If you, or anyone you know, needs help, there’s a wide range of support services available.  

These include a contact centre that can give you help over the phone and guidance in a range of languages and accessible formats, including paper questionnaires and large print.  If you need help or have any questions, visit Census 2021. 

James Whiteman, Managing Director of Guildford Borough Council says: “Accurate data about our borough’s population is very important and affects the amount of money the council receives from central government. 

We will do what we can, within the constraints of the pandemic and COVID-19 restrictions, to help ensure that the 2021 Census is conducted safely and successfully across the Borough.



The website below indicates initial details of the proposed development



  1. Reference: 21/T/00041

Location:          The Burrow, 69, The Street, Puttenham,Guildford, GU3 1AT

Proposal:          T1 Conifer – removal/fell, T2 and T3 Damson and Beech tree – remove any branches overhanging into neighbouring property to a height of 3m, T4 – stump of old fruit tree – reduce to 1m (Puttenham Conservation Area).

Contact:            Tim Holman (Direct Line 01483 444946, Email planning


  1. Reference: 20/P/01726

Location:     9, Mundays Boro Road, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1A

A decision has been reached in respect of this application.

Both applications may be viewed online at:-

Quote the relevant reference number.


08 February 2021

More Money for Borough Businesses

Businesses in Guildford who have been unable to claim other grants could be eligible for money thanks to a new grant we are launching today.   

Our Discretionary Covid Hardship Scheme for Business is available to businesses which have suffered lost revenue and have fixed business costs but are not eligible for grants from the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) or Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) schemes. You can find details of these schemes and check your eligibility for them by visiting  

Applications for this new Scheme open at 5.00pm today, Monday 8 February 2021 and close at 6.00pm on Monday 22 February 2021.   

Grants for the new Guildford Borough Council Discretionary Covid Hardship Scheme for Business will be paid as a single lump sum covering the period 5 November 2020 up to 31 March 2021 and are not retrospective (recognising that support was provided to some businesses earlier in the year).  

Businesses applying should not already qualify for support from the LRSG (Closed), LRSG (Open) or ARG (Discretionary Schemes).  

The Scheme is not to support income or salaries as the government has provided other schemes to cover these.  

Businesses need to demonstrate that their ability to meet business-related fixed costs is severely constrained by Covid restrictions. A wide variety of costs will be considered but we will need to see evidence of them. 

Businesses will also need to demonstrate that they have experienced a significant reduction in turnover during the period 5 November 2020 to 31 January 2021 in comparison with the same period in 2019/20. The reduction in turnover must not be less than 25%.  

A lower level of grant may be payable if only the turnover reduction can be demonstrated i.e. if fixed costs have reduced or are always low.  

Applicants will need to give references from their rate demand or council tax bill; an image of their bank account, showing account name, number and sort code; their company number, charity number and VAT registration number if applicable; and information on any funds received through state aid or a declaration that the level of funds received does not exceed the limits.  

Companies that are in administration, are insolvent or where a striking off notice has been made are not eligible for funding.  

Grant income received by a business is taxable and will need to be included as income in the business’s tax return.  

For successful applicants and depending on the volume of applications, grants will be paid in the range as highlighted below: 

  • Rateable Value (RV) </= £15,000 or if no RV and a micro business: a grant range between £3,000 and £6,500 
  • RV between £15,001 and £51,000 or if no RV and a small business: a grant range between £6,500 and £10,000 
  • RV between £51,001 and £250,000 or if no RV and a medium business: a grant range between £10,000 and £15,000  

 We welcome applications from qualifying businesses using this link:    

Lead Councillor for Finance, Cllr Tim Anderson, says:  

“We understand that many local businesses are facing ongoing and new financial difficulty due to the continued impact of the global pandemic. As a Local Authority, we are here to support all of our local businesses and provide as much help as we can. We have already distributed over £23 million in government grants and provided business rate relief to businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. 

“New grants to help businesses are being introduced regularly. All new schemes are published on our website at We would recommend that businesses bookmark this page.” Our new Guildford Borough Council Discretionary Covid Hardship Scheme for Business will help businesses who may not have met the criteria to apply for grants before.”  

Cllr Anderson continued: “We invite all businesses to get in touch as we may be able to help in other ways, including through our assistance to help businesses follow new licensing guidelines. We have also been working with the Community Foundation for Surrey’s Coronavirus Response Fund, as the Mayor of Guildford’s chosen charity for 2020-21, to match fund any donations to support local charities and voluntary organisations helping vulnerable, elderly and isolated members of the community. Businesses can also get information and support through the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub, at

“Additional help may be available through the government’s Kickstart Scheme and new investment in ‘green’ jobs. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has also this week published information on additional resources available to employers and employees, including support offered by the National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses, at”

  Other grants available include: 

  • Mandatory grants for rated businesses that the tier and lockdown legislation says have to close.
  • A discretionary scheme providing ongoing support to businesses in shared premises or in specific supply chains.
  • Self-isolation payments of £500 if you cannot work from home after being told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, and you currently receive


January 2021

27 January 2021

Local businesses which received support grants for Lockdown 2 in November 2020 will be automatically contacted by us with details of further grants to cover January’s Lockdown 3.

The grants are available to businesses which have had to close due to government restrictions or whose supply chain is affected by businesses which have had to close. However, a new application is not needed for the initial 42-day lockdown period which started on Tuesday 5 January. We are contacting everyone by email.

Those that have had to close at any point since 5 November 2020 but have not yet applied for a grant can do so at with one application for each business premises, using the form appropriate to the business.

Lockdown 3 grants are based on the rateable value of a business’s premises, to cover an initial 42-day period from Tuesday 5 January: 
Rateable value up to £15,000 – a grant of £2,001 
Rateable value of £15,001 to £50,999 – a grant of £3,000 
Rateable value of £51,000 and over – a grant of £4,500 

A one-off payment for recipients of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) is also available for the same period:
Rateable value up to £15,000 – a grant of £4,000 
Rateable value of £15,001 to £50,999 – a grant of £6,000 
Rateable value of £51,000 and over – a grant of £9,000 

Businesses which continued to offer takeaway, click-and-collect or delivery services despite closure are also eligible for a Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed). Businesses can apply for one grant for each of their qualifying premises. Companies which chose to close, but were not required to, will not be eligible, along with those which are in administration, insolvent or have received a striking-off notice. Businesses which have already received grant payments equal to the maximum levels of State aid allowed under the Covid-19 Temporary State Aid Framework will also not be eligible. 

Applicants will need to give references from their rate demand; an image of their bank account, showing account name, number and sort code; their company number, charity number and VAT registration number if applicable; and information on any funds received through state aid or a declaration that the level of funds received does not exceed the limits. 

A Christmas support payment of £1,000 is also available for wet-led pubs that derive less than 50% of their income from the sale of food. We have emailed all venues that we think are eligible. 

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) is available to cover the period 2-19 December for businesses which were not forced to close but supply the hospitality, leisure, travel, holiday, airline, cultural, arts and tourism sectors. 

A discretionary scheme is in place to help bed and breakfast businesses which pay Council Tax, and businesses which do not have a rateable value but have high business-related property costs, such as rent or service charges.  The scheme can also help businesses in shared premises where they have had to close, and businesses that supply the hospitality, leisure, travel, holiday, airline, cultural, arts and tourism sectors.

Businesses which are not the ratepayer at their premises should supply details of the ratepayer, proof of rent and service charges, and the proportion of the shared premises that they occupy. If a premises has no rateable value, businesses should also provide proof of rent and service charges. Bed and Breakfast owners need to provide their Council Tax bill. Where the business is part of the supply chain to the hospitality, leisure, travel, holiday, airline, cultural, arts and tourism sectors, an explanation of this supply chain and how the business has been affected is required.

Companies that are in administration, are insolvent or where a striking off notice has been made are not eligible for funding. 

Grant income received by a business is taxable, and will need to be included as income in the business’s tax return. 

Lead Councillor for Economy, Cllr John Redpath says: 
“We understand that many local businesses are facing ongoing and new financial difficulty due to the continued impact of the global pandemic. As a Local Authority, we are here to support all of our local businesses and provide as much help as we can. We have already distributed over £23 million in government grants and provided business rate relief to businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. 

“New grants to help businesses are being introduced regularly. All new schemes are published on our website at We would recommend that businesses bookmark this page.” 

Cllr Redpath continued: “We invite all businesses to get in touch as we may be able to help in other ways, including through our assistance to help businesses follow new licensing guidelines. We have also been working with the Community Foundation for Surrey’s Coronavirus Response Fund, as the Mayor of Guildford’s chosen charity for 2020-21, to match fund any donations to support local charities and voluntary organisations helping vulnerable, elderly and isolated members of the community. Businesses can also get information and support through the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub, at

“Additional help may be available through the government’s Kickstart Scheme and new investment in ‘green’ jobs. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has also this week published information on additional resources available to employers and employees, including support offered by the National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses, at”

Steve Gibbs, Policy Officer (Communications)
More at and follow us @guildfordBC 



14 January 2021

Leaders Statement: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccination Programme

Cllr Joss Bigmore, Leader of the Council says:

“Thank you all for continuing to play your part in following the government guidance this lockdown. Surrey has one of the highest infection rates in the country since the new strain of the virus. We know it is difficult, we understand how challenging it is but we must work together, please stay home. We have hope in the form of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine and I know that many of our residents have questions about the vaccination programme. We have liaised with our colleagues from Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Surrey County Council and I hope the following information is helpful.

“The NHS will get in touch with you when they have vaccines available. Please don’t call your GP surgery to enquire about vaccines as this may block their phonelines and prevent patients who are ill getting in touch with their doctors. The NHS is working as quickly as possible to vaccinate everyone who is a priority, if you have not been contacted yet, you will be very soon. Please attend your booked appointment and wear a face covering. It is important that you do not arrive too early for your appointment to help maintain social distancing.

“Details of where you can park near your vaccination centre will be included on the letter or message you receive from the NHS. As a member of the British Parking Association (BPA) we are currently supporting the NHS by providing parking spaces for their staff and patients receiving the vaccination at G Live. The spaces provided and the vaccination programme are managed by the NHS. Critical key workers can park in council car parks for free while they carry out related duties through the government’s free council car parking scheme. Passes need to be clearly displayed and are available through NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and the Royal Voluntary Service. More information on health, care and volunteer workers parking passes and concessions can be found here

“Due to staff being redeployed to help with the vaccination programme and deliver food parcels, we are unable to provide parking assistance for smaller vaccination sites which are spread out across the town. We are following government and BPA guidance and parking services are operating as normal. If for any reason a resident receives a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) when visiting a vaccination centre, they should get in touch and show us the letter from the NHS, it will be cancelled provided that they have parked considerately, safely and responsibly.

“The barrier on Guildford High Street has been opened until further notice to help with access during the COVID vaccination programme, as the Superdrug store is one of the main vaccination centres in Guildford as a local pharmacy (again NHS will contact directly for appointments). However, the waiting restriction zones will still apply.

“More information and advice on the vaccine can be found here

“Please keep an eye on trusted sources such as our corporate channels and the NHS and government websites for updated guidance


12 January 2021

Our G Live entertainment venue in the town centre will be used as a GP-led local vaccination service from Tuesday 12 January as part of the government’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination programme. 

GP practices are working together in clusters of practices (known as Primary Care Networks) to provide vaccination services for their patients from local community settings (rather than individual surgeries), which means they are able to provide more space and easier access for larger numbers of people. 

The venue on London Road in Guildford starts vaccinating today as part of the GP primary care networks phase to immunise vulnerable groups. Later in March it hopes to vaccinate more than 8,500 people per week as part of the country’s mass vaccination programme. 

Leader of the Council, Cllr Joss Bigmore says: 
“This is fantastic news and gives us more light at the end of the tunnel. I am proud that Guildford is again able to play a major role in helping the whole county, and G Live is once more at the heart of our community after being closed for much of the last 10 months. Thank you to HQ Theatre Group and venue staff for supporting this and working hard to prepare. We must continue to stay at home, but the mass vaccination programme gives us hope, and this first phase will allow us to immunise more of our most vulnerable residents as we work towards the lifting of lockdown restrictions. 

“We continue to work closely with colleagues in the NHS and other emergency services as part of the Local Resilience Forum. We have worked as one throughout this pandemic, in the same way as our whole community have come together to show amazing spirit. Thank you for your continued help and support – we will get through this together.” 

Derek Aldridge, Venue Director at G Live says: 
“We’re very pleased to be able to support the rollout of the vaccinations in this way. Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the whole country, including in Guildford, and it’s heartening to think that we can be a small part of the solution. This important work is vital to the recovery of our community. The speed at which the NHS has worked with us to prepare the venue has been superb and I’d pay testament to their expertise.” 

NHS Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group said: 
“The G Live site will complement the other vaccination hubs already in operation across the Surrey Heartlands area. This additional location will enable local GP Networks to vaccinate more people, at scale, by using a larger venue. We are asking people to help the local NHS:

  • please don’t contact your GP practices, the wider NHS or any of the community venues that hosting clinics to seek a vaccine – we will contact you
  • when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments (unless you are unwell)
  • and please continue to follow all the rules to control the virus and save lives”.

Residents will be contacted directly by their GP for their appointments. If you are attending G Live for your vaccination please enter by the side door (to the right of the main front doors) by the Bellerby Studio.  

NHS staff will be giving the vaccine to those contacted to schedule an appointment as part of the early-stage rollout of the vaccination programme which hopes to vaccinate all UK residents aged over 70 by mid-February. 

G Live is the second borough-owned building to play its part in the pandemic after Spectrum Leisure Centre re-opened as a distribution centre for providing food and medicine to Surrey’s vulnerable communities during the first lockdown.

For more on PCN vaccination programme:



Don’t let the cold (callers) in your home this winter

Doorstep scams increase during the winter periods, with over a third of all reported incidents occurring during the months of January to March. This is due to bogus callers and rogue traders taking advantage of our need for a safe, warm and dry home during the bad weather.

When rain, sleet or snow sets in it can be difficult, especially for vulnerable residents, to check their property is in good order. So, when they are told by an individual posing as a legitimate tradesman that they have a tile missing, or that their chimney is in danger of falling down they struggle to argue and feel compelled to have the work done.

Due to the pandemic lockdowns and national restrictions, more of us are at home, available for when a bogus caller knocks at the door.

Read more here


Surrey schools scammed by subscription traps

Several Surrey schools have been scammed by subscription traps locking them into costly repeat payments after appearing ‘free’.

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards are warning residents, business and other organisations not to fall victim to online subscription traps after the schools lost out on over several hundred pounds each.

Subscription traps take place when you sign up online or on the phone for ‘free’ trials of products or services. Once the trial period is over you discover you have actually signed up to a subscription and are locked into costly repeat payments.

Read more here


Fake NHS COVID-19 vaccine text 

A dangerous fake NHS text has been circulating, telling people they’re eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The URL takes you through to an extremely convincing fake NHS website that asks for your personal information, including your bank/card details in order to ‘check your identity’.

Read more here

Scam COVID survey

The survey asks residents to provide details of how they have coped with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants are requested to provide their personal details. It was alleged the survey was authorised and sanctioned by a local authority, lending it an air of authenticity. This survey has been shared via Twitter.
In the case we were made aware of, the resident was duped by the apparently legitimate survey and provided their personal details, i.e. name, address, DOB and National Insurance number. The resident was advised they would be paid £25 for taking part in the survey. Fortunately, in this instance they declined the offer of payment, otherwise it is likely the fraudsters would have obtained their personal bank details.

Fake vaccination phone calls

National reports have been received of elderly residents getting a phone call to advise that their vaccination would be carried out at their home, and that the caller required their name, address and financial details to pay for the vaccine.

Other reports relate to a recorded voice message on the telephone. In each case the recipient is required to press 1 when receiving the call. They are then asked to give personal information, as well as financial details to book their vaccination. 

If you or someone you know receives large amounts of unsolicited phone calls and susceptible to being scammed, we may be able to supply a free call blocker. Email Trading Standards to find out more.

Warning over texts offering fake ‘third lockdown’ HMRC grant

A wave of scam text messages are being received across the UK, potentially duping people into giving up their card details in order to claim a non-existent government grant.

The scam has been quickly designed to take advantage of confusion following the recent announcement of another national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

HMRC will never offer a tax refund by text, email or phone. One way to check whether you are due a rebate is to log into your Personal Tax Account

Read more here

Homebuyers warned of scams as end of stamp duty holiday looms

Homebuyers have been warned to take steps to avoid being scammed during their purchase and after they move, with criminals targeting large sums of money, including house deposits.

The looming end of the stamp duty holiday has fuelled a boom in the property market as people attempt to secure a new home without having to pay tax.

But UK Finance, the organisation representing financial firms, said buyers were in danger of being manipulated by fraudsters into paying money into the wrong account.

The Guardian has covered several cases of emails from solicitors being intercepted and replaced by new messages containing payment details for fraudsters’ accounts, including one where a homebuyer was tricked into sending more than £300,000 to criminals.



  1. Reference: 20/P/02242

Location:   Manor House Cottage, Hook Lane, Puttenham, Guildford,GU3 1AN

Proposal: Detached car barn with habitable accommodation in loft space above, including 2 dormers.

  1. Reference: 21/T/00005

Location: Cherry Cottage, 93 The Street, Puttenham, GU3 1AT

Proposal: Magnolia – prune to approx. 4-5m height and 4m spread

Puttenham Conservation area.

Both these applications can be viewed online using the link below and quoting the relevant reference number.



Published 4 January 2021
Last updated 4 January 2021 — see all updates here
From: Cabinet Office


National lockdown: Stay at Home

Applies to: England


December 2020


I don’t quite know who to write to, but as chairman of the Parish Council. I guess it is you!

I am one of Jill Taylor’s son’s and together with my brother Julian and our families overseas, I would like to express our huge gratitude to all the people of Puttenham who made our mother’s 100th Birthday such a joyful and memorable event for her.

I moved from Australia and now live in Germany while Julian is in Canada, so neither of us have been able to get safely over to the UK since December 2019. It has been a sad time for us all and although daily calls to her help, it is not the same as being there in person. It has been a very tough time for her. The way the community has rallied around and cared for Jill has been a lifesaver for all of us.

I would be most grateful if you could convey our thanks to everyone involved.

With very best wishes to everyone for the festive season.

Giles Taylor





The Executive has agreed to move ahead with a financial strategy to continue to save costs to ensure we carry on meeting the needs of our borough while operating within our predicted 2021-22 budget shortfall of around £2m, which will rise to £4.4m in four years. Part of the strategy is asking our residents to have their say and let us know what their priorities are for our spending. An independent company is carrying out this work, which started this week, and involves a citizen panel (large representative group of residents of around 1200 being telephoned) and an online survey on our website – It will run until January. Results will be reported to the Executive in the New Year.

Let me know if you need anything more to help promote the survey, otherwise I look forward to sharing the result with you in January.

Well done on all your efforts in this extraordinary year and wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Thanks Steve




From 14th December 2020, whether you keep just a few birds or thousands, you will be legally required to keep your birds indoors or take appropriate steps to keep them separate from wild birds.

Public health advice is that the risk to human health from bird flu is very low.

Food standards bodies advise that avian flu poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers and does not affect the consumption of poultry products or eggs.


There are reports of fake DPD emails suggesting people have missed a delivery.
All emails have a link which asks for personal details to arrange a new time for delivery. Some also request financial details to take payment for redelivery.

If you receive an unexpected email, check the sender’s address and look for minor details such as an extra letter, number or full stop.

There is an email asking people to pay £1.99 for an undelivered item of mail. This is a scam to access your bank account details.

There is a telephone scam whereby attackers imitate company representatives , often from finance, HR, IT or legal departments and try to trick people into sharing account credentials or banking information.

If you need to fill in one of these be wary of cyber criminals claiming to be from HMRC with fake emails or texts. Some even offer their services to help with the application for a fee




We are asking residents to have their say on where we should prioritise our spending after medium-term budget plans considered by the Executive last week predicted a shortfall of £2 million next year, rising to a total £4.4 million in the next four years.

We would like to know where our residents think we should save money and where we should prioritise spending. The survey will run until January and will show us which services are most important to them and which are
not as important.

Our online survey is available here: and in addition we are running a telephone survey of approximately 1100 residents.




With winter fast approaching, we’re urging vulnerable customers across our region to make sure they’re signed up to our Priority Services Register.

Vulnerable customers can include those who are chronically or seriously ill, have a disability, using dialysis, over the age of 65, hearing/sight/speech impaired or are unable to speak English.

We want to reach out to these people and others so we can adapt our service to them.

The free and vital service ensures we’re aware of our customers’ needs in the event of a water-related incident. We can also offer special tariffs for those in need of financial support.

We would really appreciate if you, as a valued stakeholder, could spread the message by sharing the link below.



I while ago I got in touch to explain how in Normandy we were hoping to build and open a Community run and Community Owned Shop and Cafe which willl benefit both our residents and those who visits or pass through Normandy.

I am pleased to report that Guildford Borough Council have approved Planning Permission and we are now pushing ahead with our fundraising and search for Grants.

As I am sure many of our neighbouring villages will also have residents who will benefit from our Shop and Cafe can I ask you to share this request for support with your residents via your social media and email lists. It would be much appreciated.

There are two ways in which people can currently support us, by pledging to buy Community Shares or by registering your support on the Surrey Your Fund Scheme.

Pledges at
Your Fund Support at

Any support would be very gratefully received

Gary Phillips
Vice Chairman
Normandy Community Shop and Cafe Limited
Email –
Mobile – 07984 045575


November 2020


Residents, shoppers and those working in the town centre will be able to park their cars for less over the Christmas and New Year period as part of an initiative to encourage everyone to stay longer when visiting the town.

Subject to government restrictions on the re-opening of shops and hospitality venues, reduced flat-rate prices of £3 for up to three hours and £6 for up to six hours will be available from Friday 18 December, applying Monday to Saturday. These prices will be available at the Bedford Road, York Road and Castle multi-storey car parks as well as G-Live, Millbrook and Tunsgate car parks. Stays of over six hours will cost £12.

The Park and Ride car parks at the Spectrum Leisure Centre, Artington and Merrow will continue to be the cheapest option for all but the shortest of stays, with prices starting at just £1.90 per person per day. Up to two children under 16 may travel free with each fare paying adult, making a family visit to the town even better value.

Lead Councillor for Environment and Parking, Cllr James Steel says:

“We hope that these new rates will encourage more people to visit Guildford and to stay longer in the lead-up to Christmas and throughout the holiday period, as we increase our support for local businesses at their busiest time of the year. Guildford is already one of the top shopping destinations in the South-East, and we hope that this offer will attract even more people from neighbouring towns to enjoy the full range of retail and hospitality options available in Guildford.”

A price rise of 10p per hour, to £1.60, has been provisionally agreed for Mary Road, Bedford Road Surface, Commercial Road 2 and Old Police Station car parks, to take effect from April 2021. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this decision will be reviewed in January.

Leapale Road car park will be re-designated as a short stay car park, with the pricing changed to match other short stay car parks in the town centre. As part of a report to the Guildford Joint Committee, a collaboration between Guildford Borough and Surrey County Councillors, plans are also in place to introduce Pay by Phone technology at more on-street parking locations, along with a review of current on-street Pay and Display machines. The Surrey County Council Parking & Air Quality Working group have identified car parks which will most benefit from Pay by Phone options. Consideration will also be given to increasing the Pay and Display spaces in the town centre from a 30-minute maximum stay to one-hour.

As part of our commitment to using local renewable energy sources, solar electricity panels will be installed on the roof of the Farnham Road multi-storey car park to power the car park lighting and provide energy for the national grid. Costing approximately £70,000, the initiative is funded by Salix Finance, who provide government funding to public sector projects to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills.

Cllr Steel continued: “I am excited by the new and innovative ways in which we will be tackling both pricing for car parking and the climate emergency. As well as the solar panels we are installing new electric vehicle charging points across the borough.

“Cash payment will continue to be available but providing more ways to pay for our on-street spaces, and making it easier to extend your stay, helps our visitors, particularly at a time when fewer people are carrying cash. Our ethos remains ‘drive to and not through’ Guildford, by increasing use of both car parks on the edge of the town centre and our Park and Ride sites, particularly for commuters.”

A number of streets will have their parking restrictions reviewed in the near future: Agraria Road, Boxgrove Park, Bowers Lane, Mountside, Chester Close Ash, South Hill and Shawfield Road, as well as the disabled parking bay on Manor Road.



Finally, during these difficult times, Puttenham has something truly remarkable to celebrate. On the 25th November Jill Taylor, a well known Puttenham resident who lives in the heart of the village, will reach the incredible milestone of her 100th birthday. Few people on meeting Jill would ever imagine her to be this great age as she is so fit, elegant and full of life. She is a true inspiration to us all!

The current restrictions have, of course, forced a postponement of her plans to celebrate her birthdaywith family and friends on the day. However, this should not detract from the occasion itself nor should it prevent all who know her, and the whole village, from wishing her an incredibly happy birthday!

In the meantime, The Parish Council, on behalf of the local community, salute you Jill and wish you a very Happy Birthday with the hope and anticipation of many more to come!



Reference: 20/P/00718

Location: Telephone Exchange, The Heath, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AL

Proposal: Proposed erection of a two storey detached dwelling following demolition of buildings A and B.

Contact : Carolyn Preskett (Direct Line , Email

If you have any comments on this application or wish to view the plans, follow the link to Guildford B.C. quoting 20/P/00718



We have received information from Surrey County Council regarding the Community Fund  (Your Fund).

The focus initially will be on stimulating interest and getting people talking – members, local community, neighbours. Surrey County Council have supplied some useful communication tools for use which are attached, they include:

        * Key messages & suggested social media messages
        * Graphics to use on social media and webpages
        * FAQs
        * Posters to use in your local area as you see fit

Fund applications will open in the new year.

Link to website:

There is also a dedicated email address for any operational queries:

Note from Mike Blundell Jones. Chairman of the Parish Council.

The £100m Fund from Surrey County Council is here to deliver local community projects and they are asking us to THINK BIG and get in touch with our suggestions.  Please help Puttenham in our quest to gain extra funds by going to the SCC website with your suggestions:

Some of you will have already seen Matt’s post and offered your suggestions.  However, the next big project for Puttenham, after the Outdoor Gym,  is to resurface the car park by the side of the skate park .So, could we please ask you  to go to the website and help our cause by requesting money for this project.  This would enable us to make it a full tarmacked parking area  (which is very expensive but very beneficial!)  The benefits are relief on parking in The Street, and School Lane and unless we vote for this project it is unlikely that PPC will be able to upgrade it to this level, i.e. tarmacing.   So, please, take a look and make your requests as soon as possible.





Guildford Crematorium invites families to write a message in memory of loved ones to be placed on their memorial Christmas trees from Wednesday 2 December.

The trees and message tags will be located in the Remembrance Court next to the Book of Remembrance and the Flower Room at the newly built Crematorium. Families are warmly invited to visit the Remembrance Court to write a tag in person. Alternatively, if you are unable to visit, messages can be submitted online below or posted on a small card to Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3DB.

GBC Lead Councillor for the Environment, Cllr James Steel says: “The last few months have been an extremely challenging time for many of our residents, and those in neighbouring boroughs who have lost family members and friends during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We hope that the memorial trees will allow our residents to share some happy memories of their loved ones this Christmas.”


October 2020

Remembrance Sunday

As a result of the new lockdown regulations, there will be no church service in the churchyard.  However, the wreath laying at the war memorial is still on and a short service will start at 10.55 a.m.

Surrey County Council are advising residents not to visit at  this time on Sunday 8th November and Wednesday 11th november to avoid large groups gathering.and encourage all residents to take part in the two minute silence on their doorstep, or inside their homes, as a mark of remembrance at 11 a..m. on both those days should they wish to do so.   A national service will be televised as well as local services (held by both councils and places of worship) streamed online.
If you are one of those people laying either a wreath or a cross, we must ask you to adhere to social distancing and remain in your family bubbles.


Consultation on admission arrangements for Surrey’s community and voluntary controlled schools for 2022

Surrey County Council is consulting on:

  • proposed changes to admission arrangements for the majority of community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2022
  • Surrey’s relevant area – this is the geographical area within which schools must consult on their admission arrangements.

Full details of the consultation and the changes being proposed are available at  

Why we are consulting
We have a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements if we intend to make a change.

The changes being proposed are as follows:
1. The majority of community and voluntary controlled schools – Removal of use of ‘nearest school’ as a criterion within the admission arrangements
2. Beauclerc Infant School – introduction of a sibling link with Chennestone Primary School
3. Horley Infant School – introduction of a reciprocal sibling link with Yattendon School
4. Onslow Infant School – reduction in published admission number for Reception from 90 to 60

How can I respond to the consultation?
The consultation on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools and the proposed changes will run until Tuesday 1 December 2020. If you would like to take part please complete an online response form at ( Alternatively, if you would prefer to respond on a paper form, please telephone the Surrey Schools and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004 to request a copy. Please note that only response forms which are fully completed with the respondent’s name and address will be accepted.

What happens next?
After the closing date, responses will be collated and presented to the County Council’s decision-making Cabinet on 26 January 2021. It will decide whether to proceed with the proposed changes as well as determining the admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for which no changes are proposed. Cabinet’s decision will then need to be ratified by the full County Council on 9 February 2021. Once determined the final admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 will be placed on Surrey’s website at



Date received. 13/10/2020

Premises Address
Kalm Kitchen
Unit 5 Lascombe Estate
Highfield Lane


Type of application (new/variation/review/minor variation)


Brief description of application

Converted warehouse. Kitchen and Tasting Room with an additional meeting space. Intention to have the ability to sell alcohol alongside cooked meals to a group of up to 6 people. Alcohol will only be consumed in the tasting room on the premises. Sale of alcohol only on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Licensing Team
Regulatory Services

Please make any comments to Guildford B. C. by ink below.



Application Number: 20/P/01726
App type: Full Application
Parish: Puttenham
Ward: The Pilgrims

Case Officer: Charlotte McSharry
Direct Line: 01483 444651
Stat. consultation Start Date: 13/10/2020

Decision Level: DEL

Grid Ref: 492484 147771

Location: 9 Mundays Boro Road, Puttenham, Guildford, GU3 1AZ

HomeZone, 27 The Avenue, Liphook, GU30 7QD

Proposal: Erection of a new three bedroom detached dwelling and associated access and parking.

Please make any comments to Guildford B. C. by using the Application number.



Residents can save money on their energy bills with a new ‘Green Jump Surrey’ grant.

The Green Homes Grant, provided by central government and Surrey County Council, gives eligible owner-occupied households up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Work which can be funded by a Green Jump Surrey grant includes loft, solid wall, cavity wall, underfloor and park home insulation, draught proofing, LED lighting, air source heat pumps and solar hot water systems. Boiler replacements, double glazing, external doors or solar panels cannot be funded.

Private and social housing landlords can receive up to £5,000 to cover two-thirds of the cost of installing solid wall insulation.

If you are living in a hard-to-heat home, which has an Energy Performance Certificate rating of E, F or G, and are either in receipt of a means tested benefit or have a total pre-tax annual household income of less than £30,000, you could be eligible for funding to cover the entire cost of the work. You can check your eligibility by calling 0800 783 2503 or visiting



Cllr Julia McShane, Lead Councillor for the Community, says:

“After listening to residents’, we have now decided to remove all temporary barriers blocking disabled parking spaces on the High Street.

“Earlier this year, we worked with our Business Improvement District, Experience Guildford and our own partners to ensure the town centre reopened safely. We followed government guidelines and introduced wider pavements with temporary pedestrian barriers to create more space for visitors to socially distance. This meant closing a number of parking bays including some disability parking spaces.

“To make sure the town is accessible to those with disabilities, we offer blue badge holders a number of parking benefits, which were in place throughout lockdown and remain available.

Cllr McShane explained: “These benefits are:

* Parking on any double or single yellow line for up to three hours (unless there are loading restrictions).
* Parking in any on-street pay and display bay, resident or dual-use bay for free and with no time limits.
* In addition to the dedicated disabled bays in our pay and display car parks, disabled badge holders can park in any space for an unlimited time free of charge.

“Guildford is an inclusive and accessible borough and we are here to help. You can find more information about the location of disabled spaces and on-street parking here: [3].


Jun 2020

Puttenham Parish Council are delighted to inform everyone that, with the support of the PPC and assistance from your County Councillor, Matt Furniss, The Good Intent has now received a Government Grant. 
This means that Dani and George will be able to reopen on 4th July as per Government guidelines with the confidence to take the business forward. 
The Parish Council now asks you all to please support this hardworking and ambitious young couple by giving them your custom and visiting The Good Intent pub as soon and as often as possible following opening on 4th July!

Message from Puttenham Parish Council:  As so many of you know the tennis court has now been cleaned, treated, repainted and new lines painted which all comes at a great cost.  It is absolutely brilliant to see so many of you making good use of it and we welcome all the new members who have signed up and paid, together with returning old members.  However, there are still a few people who are playing who have not signed up and paid a subscription so we would be grateful if you could do so immediately by contacting Will Yule on  In order to preserve the court’s surface please make sure appropriate footwear is worn at all times.  Finally, the court is for tennis only so please don’t be tempted to take skateboards, bikes, etc. onto the court!

Many thanks for your co-operation in keeping this facility in pristine condition.
Mike Blundell Jones

May 2020

COVID-19 Statement

Skateboard GB & Skateboard England have released the following statement regarding the Prime Minister’s announcement of 10 May.

The UK Government has announced that some outdoor sporting and recreation activities will be able to resume in England from Wednesday 13th May 2020.


It is important to stress that this remains an extremely difficult situation throughout the UK and we are acutely aware that many lives have been lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. The effects of the virus will continue to be felt for a long time to come and it is imperative that you adhere to the above.


We must ensure that the safety and well being of everyone involved in skateboarding and those we come into contact will, is maintained at all times

Skate parks and skateboarders have observed the lock down very well and must keep it up and continue to act responsibly.



April 2020

Due to the current Coronavirus situation we have been advised by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government that no elections or referendums can take place until May 6 2021.  This includes neighbourhood planning referendums.  These provisions will be kept under review and may be amended or revoked in response to changing circumstances.  This is understandably frustrating as the Puttenham Neighbourhood Planning Committee have dedicated significant time and effort to this process and naturally wants their plans to come into force as soon as possible.  We will make all updates available as soon as they are received.



It is now possible for any resident who feels they need help during this unprecedented time to call the Council’s new community helpline and receive direct support.  Council staff are on-hand to ensure the most vulnerable in the borough will have food and medicine and feel supported.  All residents need to do is call 01483 444400 or register online at

A message from Surrey County Council

Dear All,

I wanted to share the new Community Support Helpline that SCC has set up
to help with Coronavirus.

Please do share with your Parishes and communities as I may not have
everyone’s email or they may not be on social media.

Community Helpline number: 0300 200 1008 (live from 1pm, 19 March – then
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

We have set up a new community helpline to direct you to services that
can help during the coronavirus pandemic and to help protect those most

This community phone line is here for two things:

        * To help direct residents who need support, such as picking up
shopping, prescription collections or having someone who can be a
telephone friend, to services who can help.
        * To provide advice on where to register your offer of help to support
your community.

The helpline will not be able to provide any public health advice
(please use existing services such as 111) or answer general enquiries
relating to council services (these should be directed to our standard
contact page

Any questions do please get in touch.

Kind regards



Surrey County Council | County Hall | Penrhyn Road | Kingston upon
Thames | KT1 2DN

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