Welcome to the Pirbright Parish Council Website
Pirbright Parish, in the borough of Guildford, has an area of some 1902 hectares (4,711 acres) with a total population of 3,691 (census 2011). 1,493 of the population were recorded as resident in the village with the remainder living in outlying settlements and in the military area to the north of the railway.
The village is almost entirely surrounded by heathland, much of it owned and used by the MoD.
Help during the Covid pandemic
If you are vulnerable, feel you need support or you would like to help others:
· Call the Guildford Community Helpline on 01483 444400 or go online at www.guildford.gov.uk/home for help with food, prescription collection and support for yourself - or you can register a relative, friend or neighbour on their behalf (the helpline is open Mon-Thur 8.30am-5pm and Fri 8.30am–4.30pm). There is also a Surrey County Council helpline : 0300 200 1008 which is dedicated to helping residents with any non-medical enquiries.
· Call the Safe and Settled team on 01483 444476 if you have recently come home from hospital or are struggling to manage at home. GBC can help with adaptations, urgent repairs to your home and also answer queries about private tenancy agreements and landlord disputes.
For local advice and support during the lockdown, please also see the PeriAid section of the Website.
Who To Contact In Pirbright
You can contact the Parish Clerk/RFO; Helen Myers by email: email@example.com or by phone: 07485 411214 or by post at the Parish Shop, The Green, Pirbright, Woking GU24 0JT
For queries about the Hall you can contact the Secretary to Lord Pirbright's Hall; Lindsay Graham by email: LPH@pirbright-pc.gov.uk or by phone: 01483 476432 or by post at the Parish Shop, The Green, Pirbright, Woking GU24 0JT
The Aim of Pirbright Parish Council
It is the aim of Pirbright Parish Council, which was formed in 1895, is to promote the health, vitality and well being of the community within the Parish, to protect and enhance the environment of our village, the countryside in which we are situated and the quality of life for our residents and visitors. The Parish Council aims through its work to encourage community engagement, promote inclusion and support the activities, life chances and aspirations of its community.
We do this by setting objectives that address planning, transport, the environment & community initiatives and through our general work.
The Parish Council acts as a liaison between the parish and borough and county councils and also submits an opinion on all planning applications in the parish to Guildford Borough Planning Department.
The work of the Parish Council is funded by a council tax precept (supplement), from which the village green, its footpaths, car parks, bus shelters, trees, children's playground and the war memorial are maintained.
Meetings of the Council and its committees are normally held at the Parish Meeting Room, adjacent to Lord Pirbright's Hall and are open to the public (see notice boards and website for dates and agendas).
If you are planning on attending a meeting in-person, please let the Clerk know in advance by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: 07485 411214
General Data Protection Regulations
Like other organisations in the UK, Pirbright Parish Council is required to observe the new regulations that came into force in May 2018. You can see more about this on the Governance page.