Effingham Parish Council


WHAT'S NEW !                                    Howard of Effingham Development Proposals Exhibition

                                                                         10.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday, 26 April 2014

                                                                                KGV Hall, Browns Lane, Effingham

                                         Drop in/Exhibition session for residents hosted by Berkeley Homes on initial proposals for

                                                                  the joint venture with the Howard of Effingham School





The consultation on Guildford Borough Council's (GBC) Local Plan has now finished. The Parish Council submitted a full response to GBC and this can be viewed here or at the Parish Room. To keep up to date on the results of the Local Plan consultation and what happens next, keep an eye on the Guildford's Local Plan website.














Guildford Borough Council (GBC) have offered short term relief on Council Tax and Business Rates for any properties that have been damaged by the recent flooding. Contact GBC to make a claim.


The Government are also offering grants of up to £5,000 to owners of properties that have been flooded so that flood resilience work can be carried out. This is not for damage repair work but for any improvements that would help prevent flooding of a property in the future. Contact GBC to make a claim.




All households will receive a copy of the chairman's Newsletter in April. The newsletter has information on the latest progress on the Village Plan, Guildford's Local Plan consultation, the Geen Belt Reviews and the Howard of Effingham proposal.  

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 COMMONERS' DAY 2014 - Sunday, 28 September 2014


The next Commoners' Day event is planned for Sunday 28 September 2014, 12.00-4.00pm. All residents are invited to come and visit the Common and learn about its history. It is planned to have guided walks, countryside skills and activities, refreshments and, of course, see the animals exercising their grazing rights.

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The Parish Councillors, Chairman and Vice-Chairman serving for the current electoral year 2013-14 are listed here.

The Chairman's New Year Report for 2012-13 can be downloaded (as pdf) here and the full-year Chairman's Report for 2012-13 here.



There is currently one vacancy for the position of co-opted Parish Councillor on the Parish Council.

Further details of this vacancy can be viewed (as pdf) here.

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As announced in the last Chairman’s Report, Effingham Parish Council has embarked on an exciting project to plan the future of the village, which will need residents’ help. This is explained here.
Our first step was to register successfully the parish as a Neighbourhood Area with Guildford Borough Council. The application can be viewed here and here.

A form on which you can write your comments to hand in at Effingham Parish Room or GBC is here.

Details of what the Village Plan will include, and the different stages of putting it together, were agreed by the Parish Council on 4 December 2012. A summary can be viewed here.
A separate website has been set up specifically to cover the evolving Village Plan.

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Welcome to our website

We want to help you better understand what the Parish Council is, how it works, and what it does in the village. We also hope it will be a useful point of contact for residents who want to keep in touch with each other.



Scenic Effingham


On this site you can

  • ... and much more besides

There are links and contact details for many other village organisations.



The galleon used as this website's logo is the emblem of both the Parish Council and the village. It is the Ark Royal, the flagship of the English fleet in which Lord Howard of Effingham successfully faced the Spanish Armada in 1588. Sir Walter Raleigh had the ship built at Deptford in 1587 for his own use, but before launch she was purchased by Queen Elizabeth I for £5,000. Today’s HMS Ark Royal, 5th to bear the name, is still flagship of the ‘Senior Service’ – the navy. An emblem to live up to!


Upcoming event

Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 29 April 2014

8.00 pm, KGV Hall

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