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.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
Club Chairman Richard Green email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cricket enquiries; Alan Pickering email: A.Pickering@gold.ac.uk
Football enquiries; Paul McKeown email: email@example.com
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.
Girl Guides and Brownies
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
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