Local Information

Whether you have lived in the area all your life or have recently moved here, we can all agree Surrey is a wonderful place to live. We have the River Thames and the River Wey navigation running through Runnymede which gives us lovely river walks and boating opportunities. We have history everywhere we look with the site of the signing of the Magna Carta on Runnymede meadows, the old Abbey grounds in Chertsey, the famous 800 year old Crouch Oak tree in Addlestone, the Brooklands racing and aviation history in Weybridge, the old castle in nearby pretty Guildford to name but a few. Further afield we are lucky to have the Surrey Hills on our doorstep with its lovely villages, wildlife and spectacular views right down to the coast.

We have gathered together below some links to organisations and activities in Surrey that you may find useful.

News and Information

Visit Surrey is a site with lots of information about what's going on in Surrey with theatre, days out, places to visit etc. You can search for events by date and can sign up for a monthly newsletter to keep you informed.

Surrey Live gives up to date local news, sports and information about what's on in Surrey.

BBC Radio Surrey is a local radio station in Surrey that plays music and news. You can listen live online or on DAB digital radio in the county.

Runnymede Council deal with issues such as housing, benefits and planning and is based in the council offices in Station Road Addlestone, along with the library and police station.

Surrey County Council deal with issues such as policing, roads and transport, schools and libraries. Their offices are now in various locations throughout Surrey including Woking. Their site also includes Guided walks in Surrey

With Surrey Police you can get information about what is happening in the area and report things such as antisocial behaviour and theft. (Hopefully not needed often!)

Surrey age UK can offer free confidential advice on a range of topics such as social care, pension credits, attendance allowance or debt issues.

Crossroads Care Surrey is a registered charity dedicated to providing information, advice and practical support to all unpaid carers, their families and the people for whom they care.

Surrey Community Action is a countywide independent charity which supports voluntary and not-for-profit groups with advice and services. It also has details of Good Neighbour schemes in your area.

Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey is a charity offering a lifetime of support for people who are blind, vision impaired, deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.


Holme Farm is a volunteer-led community group running the 8-acre site of an old farm in Woodham, Surrey.

Volunteers are running events and redeveloping the site into a community hub with education spaces, gardening, orchards, wildlife areas and more.

HelpWildlife.co.uk is a charity-run site set up to help members of the public who find wildlife casualties with advice and a directory of wildlife rescuers. This link shows the rescue centres they have in Surrey.

RSPB North West Surrey Local birdwatching group. RSPB local groups are a perfect way to meet people with similar interests in natural history in a relaxed setting

Surrey Wildlife Trust is one of the 46 UK Wildlife Trusts working to connect and protect wildlife across Surrey with the help of supporters and volunteers.

Elmbridge Natural History Society provides facilities for those who wish to  enjoy and increase their knowledge of natural history