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 social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and NextDoor 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 over 18 years of age are considered members of the Village Association and are encouraged to attend open meetings to express their views, receive updates and vote on issues arising.  A voluntary subscription of £10 a year per household is actively encouraged and all the money raised goes towards supporting causes that benefit Village Residents and the environment in which we live. Members who provide their email addresses will also receive regular updates via email as well as an annual newsletter. We promise never to sell or share your email address with anyone else and will only use it to communicate with you about the WVA.  To sign up or give a voluntary contribution, please click on the Contact/Join Us link in the main menu. 

We prefer members to pay their voluntary subscription by annual Standing Order arranged with their bank or via PayPal subscription as it saves time and manpower.

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.
To add to the Things to Do section please email contact@westcottvillage.com

Christmas Carols around the Village Christmas Tree - Friday 16th December @6pm

Come along and join your neighbours and friends to sing some Christmas Carols led by The Church in Westcott. Meet on the green by the Christmas Tree @6pm. Mulled wine will be available with all donations going to charity.

To help with our green credentials you can check back here nearer the time to download a digital version of the carol sheets or view them on your smartphone at the time. Limited copies of paper carol sheets will also be available.

Westcott Christmas Fair - Saturday 26th  November 2022

12-4pm at The Westcott Village Hall (formerly The Reading Room).  Plenty of Christmas goodies and seasonal food on sale, Raffle and Tombola, unique arts and crafts, non-stop cafe.  Free entry and parking on site.

Regular Things to Do in Westcott

WestFest

Westcott’s annual village fair WESTfest was back with a bang in 2022! 

With entertainment for all the family, WESTfest proved again what a great opportunity it is for friends and neighbours to come together and for village organisations and local small businesses to connect with the residents of Westcott. WESTfest is held every summer at Cradhurst Recreation Ground.  Congratulations to all those involved in organising and putting on this year’s event it was a tremendous success and we are already looking forward to next year.

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. Club cricket has been played at Westcott for over 150 years (since 1869) and club football since 1935.

The 2019 season saw Westcott Cricket Club hosting their 150 anniversary. Established in 1869 and situated in the heart of the Surrey Hills, Westcott were one of the founding members of the Surrey Downs League. Since it’s establishment in 1975, Westcott have won the 1st division of the Surrey Downs League six times as well as success in the Village Cricket League. Westcott currently field one adult Saturday side (Surrey Downs League), and one Sunday side (Village Cricket League) as well as a Women’s side and Junior Section with age groups ranging from 7-18.

New members of all levels are always welcomed.

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: www.westcottcc.com 

Club Chairman Tony McKay (until Oct’22) then Alan Pickering
Cricket enquiries; Alan Pickering email: A.Pickering@gold.ac.uk

Football enquiries; Paul McKeown email: paul.mckeown@vanderbilthomes.co.uk

Ladies Cricket Club:Rebecca Taylor on 07917 881911.

Surrey Hills Dog Training

Home setup and settling in

Preparing for your new arrival, advice on creating the right environment and setup to make this time as stress free as possible for all involved. Guidance on essential equipment, sleep, feeding, interaction, socialisation, and common issues such as toilet and crate training, mouthing. Providing you with the foundations of the essential desired behaviours.

Puppy to adult group classes

Indoor and outdoor small group classes (max 6). I will provide you with the knowledge and tools to build the foundations of your puppy’s socialisation, development and continued learning.  Helping you develop good habits and learn each other’s language.

Six week puppy course commencing

6th September – Westcott Village Hall (formerly the Reading Room), 7.30 to 8.30pm

One to one training

These may suit if you can’t make a group class, have a nervous/rescue dog or particular training issue(s) you require help with for example recall, loose lead or jumping up.

Hoopers

An increasingly popular fun, low impact agility style class. Hourly sessions involve navigating hoops, barrels and tunnels and is a great way to have fun and bond with your dog. Suitable for all ages.

Six week course – contact for next available dates.

Workshops

Workshops focussing on developing specific skills, for example loose lead walking or recall.

John Venn

07880 707467

Email – info@surreyhillsdogtraining.com 

www.surreyhillsdogtraining.com 

 

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 westcotthistorygroup.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 Westcott Village Hall (formerly 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 Westcott Village Hall (formerly 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 Westcott Village Hall (formerly 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

 

Annual Village Litter Pick - November

Many hands make light work – come and join your friends and neighbours for a couple of hours on a Saturday in November (exact date confirmed each year) to help clean up the public areas of the village.  All equipment is provided.  Great team spirit and the reward of a tidy village afterwards.

 

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 Westcott Village Hall (formerly 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 Westcott Village Hall (formerly the Reading Room) 7pm until 10pm. We play 20-21 boards of duplicate bridge with a break for refreshments. Table fee £3 per person per night. New members especially those new to bridge always welcome. 

Further info: www.bridgewebs.com/westcott 

David Royle 01306 880102 or Jill Attfield 01306 882040 

 

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 Westcott Village Hall (formerly 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 an informal and friendly group for parents, grandparents & carers, along with their babies and pre-school children.  Enjoy comfy sofas, good coffee and friendship.  Every term time Thursday 9am to 11am @ St John’s.

£2 per family

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