Thursley Vision 2030 Survey - What do you want your future to look like?

This survey is designed to get your thoughts on how you would like our community to be by 2030. It is being organised by volunteers with the support of Thursley Parish Council to get a collective view on our vision for Thursley Parish and to help with how we create a sustainable, low carbon future.

The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete. It is divided into six sections focusing on different aspects of life.  Full details are available here: THURSLEY VISION 2030 SURVEY

To complete the survey, follow the link or scan the QR code on the document link above. The link is also available here: Vision 2030 for Thursley (

Thursley Annual Parish Assembly Meeting ?

Thank you to everyone that came along to the Thursley Annual Assembly meeting on 28th April.  It was good to see so much support, 

Ward Boundaries in Waverley Consultation

A consultation on draft recommendations? for ward boundaries in Waverley closed on 13 December 2021. We await the outcome of the consultation.

For your information, the recommendation is that Thursley would join a ward with Churt, Frensham, Tilford and Dockenfield with two ward councillors.  

Increased Noise from Farnborough Airport 

 You may have noticed the rapid increase in noise from jets, helicopters and light aircraft following lockdown. It is a topic that is appearing regularly in local papers and social media (Farnham Rants,, etc). One of the reasons for this is new flightpaths into/out of Farnborough that came into effect during lockdown.

A local resident has attended the consultative meetings at Farnborough airport for the past two years and has put together a paper which explains what may happen next. The impact of the changes to air traffic are being reviewed in October.  It is important that people are aware of the review and how they can comment.

Farnborough Airport is currently operating at 30,000 movements a year and it wants to increase it. The airport has the potential to handle 100,000 movements that will make it about the 8th busiest airport in the UK.

If you would like to know more and would like to receive a copy of the paper which has been prepared, please let the Clerk know.

Surrey Police  Survey

Surrey Police are asking for local residents to take part in a short survey about engagement.  Could you spare ten minutes please to complete a short survey? Surrey Police want to make sure that you can get the right information from them when you want and need it, and that this information is put where you are most likely to see it. The survey is quick and easy to complete.  Any information you provide is anonymous. Click here to take part:

Respect your Range

Please see link to a safety campaign the MOD / DIO are currently running to enhance the public’s awareness to the dangers of using the Military Training Areas when the Military are training.  It is a video which last a couple of minutes and is very informative. LINK

Co-option of Parish Councillor

Thursley Parish Council are pleased to advise that following a co-option process to fill the vacancy for a Parish Councillor following the retirement of Peter Hunter, Mr David Sellars has been appointed to the role.

Surrey Bridleway Modification Orders

Application to add width of 30 feet to the statement for bridleway 99 (Thursley) - Surrey County Council (

Application to add width of 30 feet to the statement for bridleway 101 Thursley - Surrey County Council (

Know  Exactly Where / what3words

Over 80% of services in the UK now use what3words. It may be particularly relevant for people who walk/cycle/ride on the Common to have the app in case of an accident or if they see a fire.  

The app is totally free to download and use and you can download it on iOS or Android.  Further details can be found here.

Parish Councillor Appointment

Please note that following the resignation of Sean Edwards, Michelle de Vries was appointed as a Parish Councillor at the Parish Council meeting which took place on 1st September 2020.

Thors Den Playground 

As a Parish Council, we must emphasise that the responsibility for ensuring that children can enjoy our playground safely rests with the responsible adults that must accompany them at all times.  We are therefore introducing the following rules to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy our playground safely:

Current Government health guidance, including social distancing,  must be followed at all times whilst regulations and restrictions are in place.

Only children of 12 and under are allowed on the playground equipment

All children using the Playground must be accompanied by no more than one responsible adult

Preserve our Reserve - Thursley NNR Support Fund

On Saturday 30th May 2020 at 4:30pm a devastating fire broke out on the Thursley National Nature Reserve affecting 150 hectares.  Firefighters from  four counties fought the blaze over three days and nights.  Elstead and Thursley Parish Councils have joined together to launch the ‘Preserve Our Reserve’ campaign to raise funds both to help restore the Common to its beautiful best and to support longer-term projects so that everyone can enjoy the Common safely for many years to come.

Full details on how you can get involved are available on a dedicated page on this website.

UPDATE: 10th June 2020   The total amount raised after just one week is in excess of £30,000.  Thursley and Elstead Parish Councils, together with the many volunteers working behind the scenes, would just like to say a huge and genuinely heartfelt thank you to everyone who has donated.

Neighbourhood Watch Update - May 2020

Jackie Malton has been appointed as the new Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator for Thursley.   If you would like to receive updates and information from her, please email and request that you be added to the Neighbourhood Watch Communication list:  

Waverley Borough Council - Local Services

Waverley Borough Council have prepared a list of local businesses which are offering a range of convenient services, from takeaways to yoga classes, while people are staying at home.  Please support them during this time.  The link to the list is available here:

Hammer Pond Reinstatement Presentation

At the Parish Council meeting on 4th February 2020, a presentation took place to provide an update on the plans to reinstatement the Hammer Pond dam.  The presentation is available upon request.

Hammer Pond Restoration Newsletters

Newsletter 6

Newsletter 5

Newsletter 4

Newsletter 3

Newsletter 2

Newsletter 1

Thursley Welcome Pack

Parish Council Email Privacy Notice

When handling any personal information, Thursley Parish Council will take all necessary steps to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as modified by the General Data Protection Regulations 2018) and relevant subordinate legislation.  When you supply any personal information to us we will meet our legal obligations to you in the way that we deal with that information. 

In accordance with the Data Protection Principles we will collect personal information fairly and to let you know how we will use it and whether we will pass the information onto anyone else. We will comply with the Principles by ensuring that all personal information supplied to us is held securely, information will be held only as long as necessary for our services and we use up to date industry procedures to keep personal data as safe and secure as possible against loss, unauthorised disclosure or access.  

The only personal data we hold is collected when users elect to provide their name and email address to us.  This information will only be used for communicating with you in relation to a matter raised by you, for the communication of Parish Council business, or such information that we deem appropriate to pass on.

The Council will regard it as normal processing to share communications internally between staff and current Parish Councillor to ensure that any issue raised is properly dealt with.

We will not pass on any personal information you have given us to anyone else including agencies or third parties.  Specific personal information may be released where we are legally required to do so.

You may have your details added or removed from the Parish Council database at any time by contacting the Clerk on 01252 703201 or via email:

Please note that the Thursley Parish Council website contains links to other external websites and contacts.  This privacy policy only applies to Thursley Parish Council, so you should always take care when you are moving to another site.  Thursley Parish Council accepts no responsibility or liability for these sites.

Hankley Common Activity

The MOD 24 Hour Ops Room which covers the whole of the South East is  01420 483405.  This is the number which you should have no hesitation using if out and about on Hankley and you encounter anything suspicious or untoward.