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
or           Mrs Hayle, Weycourt Godalming (Open Tues 7.30-8.30 pm)    01483 416326


Urgent calls……………………………………………………………………….999
Non-urgent and crime reporting…………………………………………..101
Police Community Support Officer:  PCSO David Boxall, telephone  07967 986110
email:   @13228@surrey.pnn.police.uk

Area 1    Mr P. Osborne    Hydestile    01483 414888
Area 2    Mr A.G. Blackman    Church Lane    01428 683871
Area 3    Miss J. Woolley    Woodlands Road    01428 684213
Area 4    Mrs C. Pitt    Malthouse Lane    01428 682940
Area 5    Mr A. Hammond    Cricket Green    01428 683625
Area 6     Mr J. Tidmarsh    Lane End    01428 682067
Area 7    Mr I. Campbell    Feathercombe Lane    01483 860264
Area 8    Mr Bryon Ware  Hambledon Park    01428 685075
Parish Council Representative    Mr R. Vickery    01428 289132


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


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 682702


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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