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Grayshott is a safe and peaceful village and, with a population of around 2,500 and a thriving commercial centre, it has a great sense of community, and so is the perfect place to both live and work. It is also well positioned for commuters being within easy reach of the south coast, M25 and London and having good rail links from neighbouring Haslemere & Liphook
Grayshott is represented by Grayshott Parish Council and East Hampshire District Councillor Ferris Cowper and Grayshott Society was established in 2006 to protect and enhance Grayshott and the surrounding countryside, by encouraging the interest and support of residents.
Grayshott has recently been awarded Best Village for Business in the Community 2008. Grayshott was previously awarded the title of "Best Village in East Hampshire" in 2007 and has also been awarded the title of "Best Village in Hampshire" in 2002 and also in 2005 when Grayshott was also chosen to host the award ceremony Following the Hampshire awards Grayshott was entered into the national village awards and additionally presented with the prestigious award for "Best Village for Business in the Community in England & Wales" by HRH Princess Anne at a London ceremony in 2002 and then in 2005 for "Best Village for Business in the Community in South England" by no lesser celebrity than Alan Titmarsh.
Grayshott is also famous for its Potteries and Spa and having been the home of Sir Robert Hunter who founded the National Trust is fortunate to still be surrounded by beautiful unpoilt countryside with beauty spots Waggoners Wells, Ludshott Common and the Devil's Punchbowl all within easy walking distance
This rural village has a thriving business community which is split between many shops, services and organisations. These are assisted by the Buy in Grayshott (BIG) campaign and the village website grayshott.com which maintains a comprehensive directory of shops, services, organisations and clubs & societies. BIG produces the biennial BIG Directory and has commisioned the Grayshott Village Map
There is a lively social scene in Grayshott with the Fox & Pelican pub at the centre and the Social Club and Royal British Legion all offering a place to relax and enjoy a drink with friends and family. A good choice of excellent restaurants offers chinese, indian, nepalese and turkish cuisine and there is an excellent family menu at the Fox & Pelican which has a large beer garden with a childrens play area.

St. Luke's Church is set in the heart of the village and has been the venu chosen for the classical "Grayshott Concerts" although their open air operas "Barber of Seville" in 2007 and Madama Butterfly in 2008 were performed a stones throw away at Grayshott Primary School.
Also in the village centre are the square which is soon to be refurbished under the care of the Grayshott Square Group, two village greens, a sportsground and two allotments under the care of Grayshott Parish Council. Lyndon Green with childrens playground, and the larger Village Green, bearing the millennium sculpture, both play host to the fabulous annual "Sunday Funday" organised by the Party in Grayshott (PIG) team who also put on a spring pantomime. The sportsground with pavilion known locally as "The Rec" is home to the Grayshott Cricket and Football clubs, a second childrens playground, skatepark and is the exciting scene of the annual fireworks night also organised by PIG known as the Pyrotechnics in Grayshott.
More first rate sporting facilities are to be found at the nearby Herons and Edge leisure centres, with the successful Haslemere rugby and hockey clubs and at Grayshott Spa. There are numerous golf courses in the area and a golf driving range and two golf societies GGS and GOGGS in the village itself.
Educationally, children are well catered for with Grayshott based Little Sunflowers and PK Pre-schools, Grayshott Primary School and private schools Amesbury, St. Edmunds, The Royal School just around the corner, and Bohunt Community School and Woolmer Hill School within easy reach.
The 1st Grayshott Scouts with cubs and beavers celebrated their centenary in 2007. The brownies and a youth group are all based at the Scout "Jubilee Hut" Also celebrating 100 years in Grayshott in 2007 with their open day were Grayshott Fire & Rescue who have published a commemorative book.
There are far too many clubs and organisations to mention them individually here but the Grayshott Gardeners which hold the bi-annual Hidden Gardens event, Movies in Grayshott who show films at the Village Hall which is also home to The Grayshott Stagers who recently performed "Cowardy Custard" , the Flower Club and Arthritis Care are just a few examples of the vibrant and interesting pastimes and creative and caring opportunities on offer, for young and old, in the wonderful village of Grayshott.
This page was last updated on 5th January 2009. Should you have any queries about this website or Grayshott please contact Peter Hatch on 07855519644 or email peter.hatch@grayshott.com

3rd dec - Christmas in Grayshott - The festive season arrived in Grayshott last week heralded by the traditional switching on of the Christmas Lights which adorn the trees outlining the village greens. Santa made an early appearance to hand out sweets from his BIG sack to the many onlookers including Buy In Grayshott members who had just finished their meeting in the Fox & Pelican. more...
3rd aug - Grayshott Cleans Up! Winning third Best Business in the Community Award - The Buy In Grayshott Group (BIG) have won yet another prestigious award by scooping "The Best Business In The Community Award " in The Hampshire Village Of The Year Competition. more...
20th jun - World Class Music - the Icing on Grayshott's Cake - Grayshott is different - By any standards, Grayshott on the Hants/Surrey borders, is a pretty unusual village. Not only does its 2500 population support 50 shops, 150 businesses and an impressive array of clubs, societies, sports and leisure activities, but it also boasts its own website, Grayshott.com, and business development group, 'Buy In Grayshott' (BIG). more...
10th apr - BIG Puts Grayshott on the Map - A new village map, promoting Grayshott as a place to visit and shop, is now available. The map is featured in a leaflet that will help to generate interest in the attractions and shops in Grayshott. Its production was supported by a grant from East Hampshire District Council. more...
29th feb - Affordable housing boost for Grayshott - East Hampshire District Council is delighted that a small-scale development of affordable housing is to be provided in the village of Grayshott to address the housing needs of some local people. This year will see the completion of two houses and two bungalows in the village. Following development funding of £196,000 from the Housing Corporation, Drum Housing Association started on site in January at Beech Hanger End. All properties will be two-bedroom and for affordable rent. more...
4th feb - 2007 Best Dressed Shop in Grayshott Awards Dinner Last night (Sunday 3rd February) saw the exciting finale of the awards for the best dressed shop in Grayshott 2007. Judging is done twice a year, in spring and autumn, with marks awarded for cleanliness, shop display and general shop appearance. Marks are added up, but results are not known until the presentation dinner. more...
21st jan - Grayshott Pottery Donates Village Signs Four village roads in Grayshott are set for a facelift thanks to the generosity of two local businesses. Grayshott Pottery and Visual Assets have been instrumental in creating the eye catching signs that not only celebrate Grayshott's 5th Village' Award in recent years, but also sport the village's much loved logo. more...

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