Pirbright Parish, in the borough of Guildford, has an area of some 1902 hectares (4,711 acres) with a total population of 4,600 (Office for National Statistics 2021). 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.
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: email@example.com 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.