Covering St Martha and North Chilworth, between Guildford and Dorking in Surrey, St Martha Parish is an active Parish Council serving the local community.
St Martha Parish is one of the smallest of the 24 parishes in the Borough of Guildford in Surrey. There are fewer than 300 dwellings and a population of just over 600.
The Parish, which is semi-rural, is situated within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and boasts some splendid views and wonderful scenery.
Two major rights of way, The Downs Link and The North Downs Way, cross the Parish and intersect on St Marthas Hill next to St Marthas Church, which is situated at the summit. There are many footpaths and bridleways, all of which are well used for recreation by walkers, horse riders and cyclists.
The Parish of St Martha is in the village of Chilworth and is bordered by the Parishes of Albury to the east, Wonersh to the south, Shalford to the west and Holy Trinity to the north. To the south of St Martha’s Hill is the beautiful Tillingbourne Valley with its historic Gunpowder Mills Site - a scheduled ancient monument in a pretty woodland setting with a guided trail.
St Martha Parish Council is made up of 7 councillors who meet regularly to discuss local parish issues.
The Council is made up of 7 Councillors who are elected every four years. GBC Councillors are also represented on the Council. We have 1 vacancy - see below.
Good governance, accountability and transparency are essential to St Martha Parish Council.
Guildford Borough Council ask Parish Councillors to comment on all planning applications in the parish.
The next St Martha Parish Council meetings are shown below.
An Extra-Ordinary Meeting is to be held on Thursday 26th April 2018 in St Thomas’s Church Rooms at 7:30 p.m. AGENDA 28 04 18.
The next Ordinary meeting is the Annual Meeting of St Martha Parish Council and will be held on Thursday 17th May 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Chilworth Church of England School.
The Annual Gunpowder Mills Group Consultative Meeting will be held on Thursday 8th November 2018 in Chilworth Village Hall.
The two Churches in Chilworth - St Martha on the Hill and St Thomas’ are now under one ecclesiastical parish.
Stephanie and David welcome you to their beautiful churches.
Following a recent resignation, the Parish Council is seeking to fill a vacancy, until the next election in May 2019.
As a resident, your opinions are important. Training and support is available.
Why not come along to a Parish Council Meeting – talk to Councillors and see how a Council Meeting works! We hold meetings once a month at Chilworth C of E Infant School If you feel you could contribute to the work of the Council and would like to be considered for this role, please contact the Clerk, Anne Tait – Parish Clerk – telephone: 07976 778864, or e-mail: email@example.com