Welcome to Westcott

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.

You will find information here on the many village societies, facilities, events and latest news.

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.  Everyone is welcome.

about WVA

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.

Updates please - we are currently updating the www.westcottvillage.com website - if you run a local club, society, small business etc and would like to be featured, or are already listed but need to refresh the information, please get in touch and send an email to jo@westcottvillage.com with a good quality photo and the relevant wording. Many thanks ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to Westcott Cricket Club, Surrey for their WIN against Oxted & Limpsfield on Saturday. Remember there is a Club Open Evening for Junior and Womens Cricket on 22nd July from 1830hrs - BBQ, Pimms, Strawberries & cream, Ice-cream and Bar open all evening. ... See MoreSee Less
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With thanks to Jeff Davies for these words of remembrance yesterday …. shared from the Westcott Memories page with thanks On this day,1st July 1916,at 07.30am,a whistle blew as the signal for thousands of British soldiers,many of them from Westcott,to go "over the top" and advance towards the enemy lines.Before the day was done,thousands of them were lying dead and injured in No Man's Land,cut down before they'd even gone a few yards.Very few even got as far as the first line of barbed wire,and those that did were mown down by German machine gun fire.The plaque on the bus shelter honour's the memory of one such Westcott man,2nd Lieutenant Boyd Burnet Geake who lived at Woodlands,Coast Hill Lane.He was aged 26,a platoon commander and he was killed leading his men attacking a heavily defended German position at Ovillers.Ernest Broadgate was 23,his parents lived in Institute Road,but he signed up with one of the many "Pals Battalions",the Grimsby Chums.He was in the first wave of an attack at La Boiselle.They were cut to pieces and only a few survived, including only two officers.Ernest Broadgates body was never found.Cecil Lewis joined the Royal Flying Corp and was flying over the Somme battlefield and witnessed the slaughter going on below.He survived the war and went on to live a long life in Westcott until his death in 1997,aged99.He wrote his witness account of the battle which we have in our Westcott History Group archives.He also wrote after the war his memoirs, Sagittarius Rising,considered to be one of the finest memoirs ever written.The battle of the Somme was the biggest miitary disaster suffered by the British Army in history.Of the 57,000 casualties that day,over 19,000 killed on that one day alone,with many more over the following days.Its sobering to think that when I woke up this morning,had my cuppa and walked the dogs,in that time over a hundred years ago, thousands of young men would be lying dead and injured,including a few of our Westcott boys. ... See MoreSee Less
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Come and listen to some incredible jazz 🎼 in the garden of Westcott’s very own, Ralph Sutton, of Jaz2 and raise some money for local charity The Brigitte Trust - Helping People Live Well Beyond Diagnosis Sunday 24th July at 10a The Heights, Broomfield Park 1pm-4pm. ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to Westcott Tim Armstrong 🙂www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbCVBpQGyzE ... See MoreSee Less
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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 Things to Do section please email contact@westcottvillage.com


Westcott’s annual village fair is back again in 2022! 

With entertainment for all the family, WESTfest is a great opportunity for friends and neighbours to come together, and for village organisations and local small businesses to connect with the residents of Westcott. WESTfest is usually held every summer at Cradhurst Recreation Ground, we missed 2020 due to Covid rules and we’re still under restrictions when we ran on 18th July 2021, which meant we couldn’t host some of our events – but this year we’re hoping to be back to full normality, and welcoming everyone for some Beach themed fun! 

Please note we have no visitor parking on site, please walk or cycle to the event. We’re really looking forward to seeing you there!

WESTfest On the beach 🏖  2022
Sunday the 26th of June 2022.
Cradhurst Recreation Ground from 12 P.M. till 4 P.M.

  • Live Music
  • Bungee Trampolines
  • Pony and carriage
  • Childrens soft play zone
  • Local Art and Craft
  • Free Games 
  • Fun Dog Show
  • Beer, Gin & Cocktails
  • Hot Food & Pizza
  • Silent Auction

 Join in the fun!

Visit facebook.com/WESTfestSurrey for more information, or to book at pitch email us at westfestsurrey@gmail.com

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.

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.

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.



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