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Wanborough News: News


The Therapy Garden

The Therapy Garden works to have a positive and significant impact on the lives of people facing challenges in life. Whether by giving a sense of purpose to children with special needs; or by reducing the isolation of a young person living with autism or someone older living with dementia. Whether by building confidence in adults recovering from a stroke; or by helping to equip young people who have additional learning needs for a possible future in the workplace. We change lives for the better and we do this by creating a safe place to enjoy the power of gardening and to connect with nature.

We are open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday from 9.15am until 2.30pm. Our adult clients attend all year round but our teenagers only attend during school term times.


The Therapy Garden is not generally open to the public, although we have several open days during the year. This year we will have an Easter celebration on 5th April, whilst we are also affiliated to the National Garden Scheme and will be open to the public on 19th May and 22nd September.


We are due to celebrate our 25th anniversary year and will be publicising a series of events in the near future.

Volunteer roles

  • We are looking for Client Support Volunteers to assist in the Garden alongside our horticulturists in the supervision of our adult clients and teenagers with a variety of disabilities.

  • Our volunteers work in the garden with clients, helping them with various tasks such as planting, harvesting, pruning and mowing to name a few, under the guidance of our team of horticulturists. 

  • As well as general gardening work you will be assisting our clients, both children and adults with the opportunity to achieve a qualification in horticulture.

  • Other tasks our volunteers help with include general garden maintenance, DIY tasks or craft/cookery activities.

  • No gardening experience is required, just the ability to get along with others and muck in! This can be a great stepping stone to further education or work opportunities.

  • At present, we are looking for Volunteers who can offer a regular weekly commitment.


Should anyone wish to apply here is a link to our volunteering page. Volunteers - The Therapy Garden.  NB applicants will need to scroll down to find the application form!


Bus Service

Surrey connect, is an on-demand bus service which will be available from 4 September across Tandridge, Farnham, Cranleigh, West Guildford and Longcross, in addition to the already established service in Mole Valley, to help residents travel sustainably. 

Wanborough and the villages to the West and South fall under the Farnham area.

Rather than being restricted by traditional bus timetables, the accessible mini buses are available for travel for everyone, when they are needed. The services operating in West Guildford, Longcross and Tandridge also operate out of the area, to enable residents to get around more easily and access key areas including some local hospitals and train stations.

The new scheme is funded by Surrey County Council to improve access to sustainable travel in areas of the county where there are fewer bus services. It comes after the success of the existing service in Mole Valley which launched last year and has transported over 20,000 passengers around the district.

Fares are charged based on how many miles are travelled starting from £2 for adults. 

Journeys can be booked:

Online at: 

Via the ‘Surrey connect’ app – available from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (Apple)

Buses run Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 6pm.

Journeys can be booked with 30 minutes notice or up to 7 days in advance.

For more information visit:

Half price bus fares for under 20s in Surrey

Young people aged 20 and under are now entitled to 50% off all bus journeys across Surrey.

A new free ‘LINK’ card has been developed by Surrey County Council which can be shown on any bus in Surrey to qualify for the discount on all single and return journeys. Applications can be made at

Journeys should start and/or end in Surrey and people in the qualifying age group must live in the county.

Surrey community recycling centres to accept small DIY waste from households free of charge

From 1st September, Surrey County Council will lift charges on resident DIY waste in line with Government policy changes that were proposed a in June.

The County Council, like most neighbouring authorities currently charge for all rubble and plasterboard to be disposed of at community recycling centres (CRCs). From 1st September up to two 50-litre rubble bags or one large item no larger than 2m x 0.75m x 0.7m per household will be accepted for free, at a maximum frequency of four visits over four weeks. Anything in excess of this will be chargeable at current rates.

DIY waste can be accepted at nine of the 15 community recycling centres and access to the rubble and plasterboard containers will continue to be controlled and monitored. A new monitoring system will be introduced using the automatic number plate recognition system to monitor usage.

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To find out more details or to book the hall

for the future, email:

The Barn is closed re-opening in April 2024

Free entry, Free parking, dog friendly. 

The Barn is available for private hire please email

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The next meeting Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 29th May 2024 at 7.30pm to be held in Wanborough Village Hall. Meetings are open to the public and contributions welcome. 


NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

Call the Community Helpline on 01483 444400 for support or if you'd like to help others

Emergency Gas Telephone Number: 0800 111 999.

Emergency Water Telephone Number: 0800 820 999 or 0330 303 0146

Emergency Electricity Telephone Number: 0800 783 8866 UK Power Networks

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