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August 16, 2022

Southern England:Yellow Warning   Thunderstorms.

Valid from: 00·00 Monday 15 August. 2022
Until: 23·59 Wednesday 17 August. 2022

While some places stay dry, others are likely to see thunderstorms with torrential rain bringing some disruption.



Whilst some places will miss them, thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain will develop quite widely on Wednesday across the southern England. 20-30 mm of rain is possible within an hour, but where areas of thundery rain become slow-moving, some places could see 60 mm in less than three hours. A few spots could see more rainfall than this still, whilst hail and lightning may be additional hazards. .

   -More   Met Office    Advice on this web site
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August 10, 2022

Village Hall film show

Friday, August 19th

Phantom of the Open

Cinema details

Cryin' Out Loud

Music In The Park Godalming Sunday 14th
Cryin' Out Loud

July 11, 2022

News Release   Issued by Waverley Borough Council Date: Tuesday 12 July 2022

Please don't visit Frensham Great Pond and Common this weekend

Waverley Borough Council is, once again, appealing to residents and visitors to avoid heading to the beach at Frensham Great Pond and Common on hot days, and particularly this weekend which is forecast to see very high temperatures


The site, which is a Special Protection Area and sanctuary for wildlife, saw a huge influx of visitors last weekend, resulting in a number of issues including illegal and dangerous parking, BBQs, littering, dogs on the beach and dog fouling as well as disrespectful and threatening behaviour towards members of the team on site.
As well as working hard to clear up litter – 79 bags of litter from Saturday morning to Monday morning, some of which was dumped by empty bins - the council's countryside rangers and enforcement officers had to also remind a number of visitors not to light BBQs despite obvious signage on site stating no BBQs or fires.
Cllr Kika Mirylees, Waverley Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing, Parks and Leisure, said:
"We know that the hot weather makes Frensham a magnet for many, but our advice is please don't come to the site when it is hot as it will be very busy and the car park will fill up early. If there are no spaces in the car park, visitors are reminded not to park on surrounding roads which can cause potential obstacles for emergency vehicles and cause traffic jams and that they should either return home or visit somewhere else.
"It was particularly frustrating to hear of the huge amounts of litter left, but also the numerous BBQs that our rangers found; these can cause devastating fires such as the ones seen recently on Ash ranges and at Bisley and there is currently a very high fire risk in the Southeast so please leave the BBQs for your back garden. It was also disappointing to hear of the verbal abuse and threatening behaviour our countryside rangers, enforcement and car park officers were subjected to by a number of people on site. This is simply unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The council has now appointed Security Guards to manage areas of the site and support the team.
"This area is for people to enjoy not to destroy. It is first and foremost a nature reserve. If you wish to drink and eat, take your litter home with you and do not endanger the plants and wildlife through inconsiderate behaviour."

Car parks are provided at both the Great Pond and Little Pond by Waverley Borough Council and the National Trust. However these car parks become full very quickly, especially in good weather and school holidays.
Please can all visitors remember:

As you will be aware, we are currently experiencing a Level 3 heatwave. We are being advised to look after ourselves, especially by drinking lots of water – but remember that your trees will need extra water too! Top tips for looking after trees in hot weather:

  • Give your trees plenty of water. It would be hard to overwater them in these conditions! Increase your watering frequency and provide emergency watering to whip plantings.
  • Weed your trees. This involves clearing the area around the trees of grass and other plants to reduce competition and increase the amount of moisture that the trees can receive. This should be done by hand – pulling up the grasses and trying to bring out the roots.
  • Monitor your trees. Look for signs that they are struggling – are they wilting? Are the leaves turning brown and crunchy? They need more water before it's too late!

  • February 24, 2022

    Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

    Saturday 4th June Chiddfest

    Sunday 5th June 12 Noon - 4·30 Village Fete

    March 2, 2022


    October 1, 2021
    Several of the films coming up may be in high demand, so please remember if you want to guarantee your seats for the screening, and be sure to arrive promptly to ensure you get first pick of the available seats. YOU CAN SAVE MONEY WITH OUR SEASON TICKETS.

    Chiddingfold Village Hall Cinema

Phantom of the Open  Poster   

    Friday, August 19th

    Phantom of the Open

    Online Booking ONLY Link Here

    Doors 7·30pm,   Film 8·00pm
    Running time: approx. minutes 98 (+ 15 minute interval)

    BBFC Certification: 12

    We are delighted to be screening Phantom of the Open -The hilarious stranger-than-fiction true story of an ordinary man with extraordinary dreams. An uplifting and moving comedy drama about pursuing your dreams and shooting for the stars no matter what hand you are dealt. Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance) a crane operator, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 despite never playing a round of golf before, and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process. Also starring Sally Hawkins, Ian Porter, Tommy Fallon and Rhys Ifans.

    Adult Ticket Price £6
    Child Ticket Price £3

    Operation Mincemeate   Film Details
    Online Booking ONLY  Link Here

    Previous Films

    With thanks to the wonderful audience at the Cinema on Friday 4th March for their donations of £115 for Ukraine.  Using the Big Give Appeal the Government matched the donation and together with Gift Aid it meant that £258.75 went to DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE (DEC).

    Next Month

    Belfast   Friday, May 20th 8:00 pm Cert 12A

    Oscar winning film for Best Screenplay 2022. Semi autobiographical, this poignant story of love, laughter and loss is based upon true events of Kenneth Branagh a young boy and his working class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s. The film stars Caitríona Balfe and Jamie Dornan as a young couple struggling to keep their family safe in 1960s Belfast amidst The Troubles, a decades-long period of violent unrest in Northern Ireland. Seen through the eyes of Buddy the 9 year old protagonist (Jude Hill) with Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds as his grandparents. With the music of Van Morrison Belfast will leave you laughing and crying..

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    Save £5 with a Season Ticket. Season Tickets can be used to obtain a discount – we simply stamp three slots rather than the usual one, so a pair of ticket costs just £25. If you don't already have one (and why not?!) then buy one now and take advantage of the £5 saving immediately. We expect demand to be high, so book now to avoid disappointment! For further details, especially any advance ticket enquiries or if you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, please contact Matthew Lacey on 01428 683120, or email cinema. That's all for now, hope to see you at a screening soon!

    Tickets for each film, (except 'Pay What You Like') cost £6 (£3 for children under 15) on the door, Season Tickets are also available.



    Village Hall Bar
    Licensed Bar & refreshments before showing and in interval

    A Channel 5 production company came to Chiddingfold Village Hall Cinema on Thursday night, 5 February
    to film the Sing-along production of 'Mamma Mia'
    The Village Hall Cinema attracted a good crowd from all around Chiddingfold for this performance.
    It was a lively evening with lots of singing and even dancing - More

    Village Hall   
    Coxcombe Lane,
    Chiddingfold,   Surrey GU8 4QA
    Village Hall

    Village Hall  page

    November 24, 2011

    If anyone phones you up about problems with your computer

    And more
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    Surrey Air AmblanceLogo (Helicopter)The Air Ambulance service in Kent, Surrey and Sussex costs around £ 3 million annually to stay airborne. Receiving no funding from the Government or the National Lottery the charity is entirely dependent upon the generosity of the public to support the two helicopters, based at Marden and Dunsfold.

    October 18, 2011

    New doctors join Air Ambulance

    Two new specialist doctors have joined life-saving charity the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Dr Magnus Nelson was born in Canterbury, grew up in Wingham and went to Sir Roger Manwoods School in Sandwich. He joins the charity on a six-month secondment from the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton Dr

    Mark Salmon joins the trust on a 12-month secondment after also working at St George's where he qualified in 2003.

    More on The Air Ambulance

    Surrey Air Ambulance is a charity which relies almost entirely on public donations and receives no National Lottery funding.

    The helicopter carries a specialist doctor and Critical Care Paramedic who can carry out advanced medical procedures at the scene, giving patients the best chance and quality of survival.


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    International News
    What is happening in the middle East!

    Help needed at Lunch Club!
    Could you help us once a month on a Friday?

    We are seeking volunteers to help lay tables, serve and clear away for our over 60's Lunch Club
    from 10.30am to about 2pm with lunch included.
    It is rewarding and friendly and we are happy to work around the school term times.
    You are more than welcome to come and see how we do it all with no obligation.
    Just contact Georgia on 68 3120 or email for more details.

    Citizens Advice Bureau Logo Click here

    …and finally
    If you do run into debt problems, don't ignore them and hope they will go away - they won't.
    Get advice as early as possible. See the Citizens Advice web site, on how
    confidential, independent money advice.

    I've written many pieces in our Parish magazine about our bells;
    at St Mary's Chiddingfold John.

    By now I hope you appreciate that we have a very special legacy in these bells, and I do hope that the village is a much better place for having them. (It would be a very sad thing to NOT have them surely!)

    However, I, and the other bell ringers, are mindful that our ringing is intrusive, (loud).
    Despite our best efforts, there are occasions when the music is not at it's best, particularly when practice and learners are involved! Whilst we have some sound-control, the sound of the bells does reach parts that other music does not!

    So I am asking the village, and anyone else affected, to let me know your views - More



    New Parish council web site     -   Click Here

    The idea is a local news magazine     not in competition with the Parish Magazine


    Parish Magazine

    The Parish Magazine.
    60p per copy,   £7 annual subscription
    Copy date 16th every month
    except December,when it is 11th.
    Parish Magazine

    Parish council web site     -   Click Here

    Don't Panic Chiddingfold does not have

    heath / bush fires - Earthquakes - Tsunamis -
    Only some parts of the village gets floods
    In 1987 the electric was off for 10 days we managed
    - More

    Met Office Weather warnings

    December 3, 2010

    For life-threatening emergencies please dial 999.
    For immediate help with general local issues please contact the Parish Office:
    T: 01428 683906
    For general emergency information, please visit the Waverley Borough Council web site -

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    mainly electric rock and blues

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    Chiddingfold Music Club
    that web page is just a menu now
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    or are booked in the future
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    in the village and phone numbers and e-mail addresses
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