Burglary Prevention Kits – for free

Recent burglaries in Hambledon and Witley have brought attention to the need to protect your property and deter would be burglars.  Surrey Police are promoting a scheme to give property marking kits to residents.  Selecta DNA is a marking kit that comes with deterrent stickers. These kits, where properly introduced to an area, has reduced burglary and theft by almost 30% within the area.  The deterrent factor of using, and publicising these kits is not to be underestimated.

Surrey Police have a significant quantity of Selects DNA kits (normally costing £60 each) to donate to appropriate recipients within Waverley  – an outstanding offer.   The target recipients are recent victims of crime in particular burglary and theft, plus other vulnerable residents within the Waverley Borough which could benefit from extra security in their home.

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Villagers Urged to be Vigilant After Burglaries

Thieves have stolen property from a house in Hambledon, breaking in during broad daylight.

There have been other break-ins in the area in recent days including an attempt to steal two Land Rover Defenders.

Villagers are urged to ensure their homes and vehicles are securely locked and to report any suspicious activity to police.

Please also inform your Neighbourhood Watch coordinator. Contact details can be found on this website by opening up the Home menu and clicking on Essential Information. The Parish Magazine also carries contact information.

Power Line Partially Down on Hambledon Road – UPDATE

UPDATE to news item below: SSE engineers were able to carry out repairs without any significant disruption to the traffic.

Overnight high winds and torrential rain have dislodged a power line causing it to sag where it crosses Hambledon Road beside the football ground.

Scottish and Southern Electricity has been informed and a police officer is in attendance to ensure high-sided vehicles do not make contact with the live cable. Cars and vans are able to pass underneath but the road may be closed when SSE attend to make repairs.

With 28 power cuts reported across the SSE region following the stormy weather – although none in Hambledon – it is unlikely that engineers will be on site until lunchtime at the earliest. In the meantime the police officer will remain in attendance to supervise traffic.

The power line crosses the Hambledon Road from Hydon Farm Cottages to the field opposite, just before the entrance to the Badger Park Football Ground. If a diversion is necessary it will involve motorists using Station Lane, Rake Lane and Petworth Road.


Update on Missing Hydestile Resident

January 2nd:  From the Surrey Police web site.

A body has been found in the search for a missing man from the Godalming area. The body was found earlier today (2 January), in the Hambledon area.   Although the body has yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of George Walker.  The 63-year-old was last seen around 3pm on New Year’s Eve (31 December).  His next of kin have been made aware of the discovery of the body. At this time the death is being treated as unexplained.

Members of the public and the media are thanked for their assistance in searching and sharing appeals for information.

January 9th:  The Surrey Advertiser published tributes to George Walker:

Link to Surrey Advertiser Article

Essential Information

Witley – The Surgery, Wheeler Lane, Witley GU8 5QR
Tel:   Doctors    01428 682218
Community Nurses    01428 685249
Health Visitors    01428 685249

Milford – Hurst Farm Surgery, Chapel Lane, Milford GU8 4EG
Tel:   Doctors    01483 415885

Crossroads Surgery, Church Road, Milford GU8 5JQ
Tel:   Doctors    01483 414461
Health Visitors & Communuty Nurses    01483415564

Chiddingfold – Ridgley Road, GU8 4QP
Tel:    Doctors    01428 683174
Community Nurses    01428 683735


Royal Surrey County Hospital        01483 571122
Milford Hospital                            01483 782000

Equipment for short term use
Some items only required for a short time (usually 3 months) may be borrowed. The type of equipment available includes bed blocks, bed cradles, back rests, commodes, wheelchairs, bed pans, urinals etc.
Contact: Medical Loans Service, British Red Cross, Pines Business Park, Off Aldershot Road
(10-1230pm Mon-Fri, 10-11.30 Sat) 01483 532117. Also jacquiblake@redcross.org.uk. Telephone 01482 429238
or  Mrs Hayle, Weycourt Godalming (Open Tues 7.30-8.30 pm)    01483 416326


For all emergency calls, dial 999

For non-urgent police matters and general crime reporting, dial 101

Police Community Support Officer (CPSO): 12010 Karen Phillips. Email at karen.phillips@surrey.pnn.police.uk or waverley@surrey.pnn.police.uk.  Phone at 101 ext 37670 or 01483 63760

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/surrey/police

Area 1A   Mr Paul Osborne Hydestile    07977 119935
Area 1B  Mrs Sally Marks  Hydestile Crossroads   01483 427249
Area 2    Mr Arthur Blackman    Church Lane    01428 683871
Area 3    Miss Jane Woolley    Woodlands Road    01428 684213
Area 4    Mrs Caroline Pitt    Malthouse Lane    01428 682940
Area 5    Mr Alf. Hammond    Cricket Green    01428 683625
Area 6    Mr John Tidmarsh    Lane End    01428 682067
Area 7    Mr Ion Campbell    Feathercombe Lane    01483 860264
Area 8    Mr Bryon Ware  Hambledon Park    01428 685075
Parish Council Representative    Mr Stewart Payne    01483 425250
You can send an email to the Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators here.


Thames Water (Customer Enquiries)    0845 9200800
Southern Water (Customer Enquiries)    0845 2780845

Southern Electric (Emergency) 24 Hours    0845 7708090
Gas (Emergency) 24 hours    0800 111 999

Power failure: Online tracking of faults


All contact details here.


Borough Hall    01483 523333

Cinema Borough Hall (Tickets & Information)    01483 523004

Library    01483 422743

Hambledon Village Shop is able to arrange  deliveries .                01428 682176

Hambledon Village Hall – for terms and bookings    01428 683588
Train Information
Times and Fares for all national services    0845 74849 50

For train live train information, arrivals at our nearest stations see our Travel Page.


Lifts to medical appointments, collection of prescriptions for those Hambledonians without transport.  Please ring 01428 682959; if no response within 24 hours please call 01428 684390


North Downs Veterinary Group
37, New Road, Milford    01483 414747
24, St Johns Street, Farncombe    01483 421833
Emergency ring either number

Missing Woman Found Safe

ImageSurrey Police announced today (December 7th) that a woman who went missing from the Hydestile area more than a month ago has been found safe.

The force issued the following statement:


“Surrey Police can confirm that the 22-year-old woman missing from the Hydestile area of Godalming has been located. Helike Vahi was found safe and well on Tuesday, 6 December. She had been reported missing from her home on Wednesday, 2 November 2011. Officers would like to thank the media and members of the public for their assistance during the search for her.”

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