Working with communities to keep local services

Retaining and protecting services within the community helps to ensure that the towns and villages of Waverley remain vibrant places to live and work.

Protecting local services

Waverley Borough Council has a good reputation for actively supporting the retention of rural facilities and services. Specific projects have included working with communities to retain local Post Offices, bus services, rail ticket office opening hours and payphones.

Village shops

Village Shops are vital to the health of the villages and rural communities of Waverley. As well as providing a high quality of service, they are also play an important part in the local economy, providing local employment and often sourcing local products too.

Waverley has four community owned shops in Hambledon, Dunsfold, Frensham and Wonersh.

Assets of Community Value

Local communities can now ask Waverley Borough Council to list certain assets as being of value to the community. Assets could include local shops, post offices, pubs or land.

To find out how to nominate a local asset in your area email acv@waverley.gov.uk

Social Enterprise

A Social Enterprise is a business that generates a profit for community benefit rather than for private gain.

The Council and other bodies can create the conditions to encourage them to start up and grow by publicising the work they do and supporting them through signposting volunteers to the advice they need.

Page owner: Clare Arnold. Last updated: 22/03/2016 13:45

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