Welcome to the
Westcott Village Association Website

Welcome to Westcott in the Surrey Hills. A thriving village of around 1,000 houses and 2,500 residents nestled at the foot of the North Downs close to Dorking.

The Westcott Village Association is a voluntary group that strives to support the community, preserve Westcott’s rural charm and character as well as create a great place to live and work in the Surrey Hills.

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The Westcott Village Association (WVA) is a voluntary group that strives to support the community, preserve Westcott’s rural charm and character as well as create a great place to live and work in the Surrey Hills. Our website and Facebook page will keep you up to date with what’s on, the latest news and events, information about local services and businesses as well as details about local planning issues.

All residents of Westcott are warmly invited to join the Village Association, all we ask is for a minimum donation of £10 a year per household and the money raised goes towards supporting causes that benefit Village Residents and the environment in which we live. You will receive a monthly update via email as well as an annual newsletter. To sign up or renew your membership, please click on the Contact/Join Us link in the main menu. Each household is also visited once a year by our wonderful team of Street Stewards who invite you to share your views on village life.

We prefer members to pay their subscription by annual Standing Order arranged with their bank as it saves time and manpower, but we can also collect subscriptions via our Street Stewards from those who would rather pay by cash or cheque.

There are currently four Open Meetings a Year including the AGM. All Minutes of Committee Meetings are posted onto the WVA Website for all Members and Residents to read.

Dorking Christmas Lights 2020 are on!

The Friends of Dorking, in collaboration with the Dorking Town Partnership and MVDC, agreed to a light switch on at 5pm on Saturday 21st November 2020. Due to government guidelines, we were unable to make an announcement in order to avoid a mass gathering in Dorking.

We hope these lights fill you with the festive spirit. Thank you to all involved with the Dorking Christmas Lights this year.

We wish you a very merry start to the Christmas season!

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Good news. Real time bus information screens will shortly be installed on both bus stops in the centre of the village. These info screens, along with the improvements to the belisha beacons at the zebra crossing completed some time ago, have both been funded from the developer contributions made to MVDC when Westcott Meadow was given planning approval. ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosThis is Dorking Waitrose's door marshall, Andy, receiving a medal and handmade cards from Felix and Marley in recognition of all he does for them and other customers in keeping everyone safe during this pandemic.

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Secret Santa is back in Westcott from the beginning of December - time to dig out those decorations 🙂Some of you will have been lucky enough to receive one of these cards last year for impressing us with a fantastic Christmas lights display outside your property.

Make sure you are ready to enter into the festive spirit again this year, as we will start touring the village and checking your displays from the beginning of December. Don’t worry if you put your decorations up later, we will make multiple passes to make sure no one is left out!
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Things to do

The community in Westcott is alive with numerous clubs and societies holding regular activities. This is just a small snapshot of our thriving village life.
To add to the Village Diary or Things to Do section please email contact@westcottvillage.com

PLEASE NOTE: THESE ACTIVITIES ARE CURRENTLY NOT TAKING PLACE. THEY WILL REASSESSED AS GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ALLOW.

WestFest

CANCELLED FOR 2020

Westcott’s annual village fair, packed full of entertainment for all the family. A great opportunity for all village organisations and groups to share what they do, tell their story and raise funds. A silent auction raises money for chosen charities too. Held every summer at Cradhurst Recreation Ground in the heart of the village. A great way to meet your neighbours and join in with the community.

Wild WESTfest  

Sunday the 28th of June 2020

Cradhurst Recreation Ground from 12 P.M. till 4 P.M.

  • Bucking Bronco
  • Live Music
  • Shooting Gallery
  • Line Dancing
  • Games and Stalls
  • Fun Dog Show
  • Beer, Gin & Pimms
  • Hot Food & Pizza
  • Local Arts & Crafts

Join in the fun!

Visit facebook.com/WESTfestSurrey for more information.

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Westcott Sports Club

Westcott Sports Club is situated at Stable Meadow at the eastern end of the village, it’s entrance is on Milton Street. Its purpose is to provide facilities for the village’s junior and senior football and cricket teams, though other community activities also take place.

Club cricket has been played at Westcott for approaching 150 years (since 1869) and club football since 1935. I’m delighted to say that we formed a ladies’ cricket team in 2017 and we make newcomers of all abilities and experience welcome. As well as football and cricket on just about every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year, we host sports days for the local primary school, a cricket competition for local schools, junior cricket on Friday evening in the summer, junior football coaching, the village fireworks display and so on. We even have hopes to host a village BBQ too.

In total we have around 90 senior playing members aged 18-65 and over 50 juniors aged 5-17 who learn, train and play for one of the many teams. It’s a fantastic club offering a wonderful opportunity for young and older enthusiasts in the village.

Contact details:
Club Chairman Richard Green email: richard.rj.green@gmail.com
Cricket enquiries; Alan Pickering email: A.Pickering@gold.ac.uk
Football enquiries; Paul McKeown email: paul.mckeown@vanderbilthomes.co.uk

 

Westcott Local History Group

Meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at St Johns Community Centre, 7.45pm for 8pm start, plus organise regular walks and visits. 

Contact: info@westcotthistory.org.uk or visit thechurchinwestcott.org.uk

 

Nirvana Cycle Rides

Join Nirvana for one of their regular rides, all start from the shop on the green in Westcott. They have a wide range of rides to suit all tastes and abilities. It’s a great way to meet new people and discover the amazing network of trails that criss-cross the Surrey Hills all around us.

Contact: info@nirvanacycles.com or visit www.nirvanacycles.com

 

Girl Guides and Brownies

Having fun and trying new things are key to what the Brownies (age 5-7) and Girl Guides (age 10-14) do. They meet every week in The Reading Room on Fridays at 5.15pm until 9pm.

Contact:
Brownies:
nicola@nicolabrett.com
Guides:
westcott.guides@hotmail.com or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk

 

Elly’s Fitness Classes

A fun way to exercise and keep fit in Westcott, classes are tailored to all levels and needs. All abilities welcome whether you are a beginner or more advanced. Elly’s Fitness Classes are very popular and take place every Tuesday evening at The Reading Room. 5.45pm Early Bird Circuits, 6.30pm Circuits, 7.15pm Aerobifit

Contact: ellysfitness@outlook.com or visit ellysfitnessclasses on Facebook

 

Pat Williams Art Classes

Friday Art in the Reading Room Westcott.
The Reading Room on Fridays mornings buzzes with creative activity! The Friday Art Class is a friendly productive class for beginners and improvers. We have lively classes and are currently working with Acrylics but also draw and explore other mediums, we enjoy making Art and stretching our ability working with a variety of subjects. Materials can be supplied for complete beginners until they decide to keep painting and acquire their own. Newcomers of any level would be welcome to our class next term.

Contact: Pat Williams 01483 810214,
Mob 07733 236900 or email patwilliamsartist@gmail.com

 

Polite Paws Dog Training

Dog training run by Angela Doyle uses only kind, effective, reward-based methods which build a dog’s confidence making it easier for them to learn and owner to train. Three sessions a week at The Reading Rooms. Tuesdays 12pm-4pm, Thursdays 6pm-10pm and Saturdays 8am-12pm.

Contact: info@politepawsdogtraining.co.uk or visit www.politepawsdogtraining.co.uk

 

Westcott Village Coffee Morning

The village coffee morning was first started in 1966 and has been running ever since. New faces always welcome, open to everyone, children welcome. The first Wednesday in every month at The Reading Room at 10am.

Contact: Jean Mickle 01306 881208

 

Bridge Club

Established some 16 years ago the Westcott Bridge Club meets every Monday evening at The Reading Room 7pm until 10.30pm. Averaging 9 – 10 tables every week with newcomers always welcome.

Contact:
Brian Lynch blynch@ntlworld.com

 

St John’s Weekly Café

All are welcome at the weekly café held every Monday at 9.15am until 11.45am at St John’s. Fresh tea and coffee plus homemade cakes and a warm welcome for all.

 

CoreFitPhysio

Pilates Physiotherapy and health centre right in the heart of Westcott. Providing, physio, massage and machine-based Pilates by an expert team of clinicians and sessions based on your needs. From initial biomechanical assessments to private clinical Pilates, duo sessions, reformer classes and many more.

Contact: westcott@corefitphysio.com or visit www.corefitphysio.com

 

Chris Forsey Art Class

Painting classes in Westcott with water-colours, acrylics and mixed media. Intermediate level and those with a little experience are welcome. Monday mornings at 10am in The Reading Room.

Contact: christopherforsey@btinternet.com or visit www.chrisforsey.com

 

Westcott Women

A relaxed informal social gathering of Westcott Women to share ideas and learn new things, with guest speakers and organised visits to places of interest.  Everyone is welcome. 

More information contact: Jacki Moss 01306 881481 johnjacki.moss@btinternet.com

 

Westcott Gardeners Club

A fun enjoyable way to share your passion for plants or for just pottering around the garden. The Westcott Gardeners Club has been running since 1955 and holds two flower shows a year in The Reading Room, regular talks as well as outings to gardens to enjoy.  

New members are always welcome.
Contact Sheena Salmon 01306 885597

 

Cookie Club​

The Cookie Club is a popular parent, baby and toddler group, supported and run by members of Holy Trinity Church and the wider village community. We meet Thursday mornings in term time between 9:30am-12:00pm at St John’s in Westcott, all are very welcome. It is a great place to meet other parents, grandparents and carers, and for the children to play and explore in a fun, welcoming environment. We provide good coffee, tea, drinks and snacks, a range of toys, and usually finish each morning with a craft activity and a song time. We love to celebrate, so the birthday hat comes out whenever someone has a birthday!

Further information by email please contact e.lister.holytrinitywestcott@gmail.com