grayshott square group




Grayshott Parish Council purchased The Square in the centre of Grayshott and has initiated an independent working party to co-ordinate the refurbishment and make it a community focus for the village. The Grayshott Square Group has collated questionnaires, completed by residents in the village, and has an idea, now, of what the village would like to see included in the design for refurbishment. The Group is open to membership by any individual or organisation interested in supporting the aims and objectives of the Group please see our full Constitution. We hope that as many people as possible will join us and by doing so, show their support for the scheme.

We are very fortunate to have made contact with Katie Morgans a landscape architect employed by Hampshire County Council whose role involves working closely with local villages and who is very keen, as are we and the Parish Council, to ensure that local residents are consulted and kept informed about plans for The Square. The plans of the proposed refurbishment will be exhibited to the public on 6th & 7th March. Details of the project will also be available on the village notice boards and on this page . You can email us at or write to the Square Group, 1-2 the Square, Grayshott, Surrey, GU26 6LQ.

Once the plans are drawn, we will then be in a position to look at costings, to enable us to source further funding from various bodies that have been recommended to us by the fundraising adviser at Hampshire 1st Voluntary Services. To access funds from sources such as local government agencies, district and county councils, lottery funds etc, it is necessary to show that we have local support and we would therefore urge you to fill in a membership form and return it to The Village Kitchen in The Square.

The Square refurbishment project has been accepted into the Hampshire Country Towns Initiative Programme and has been awarded £20,000 out of this year's budget and the services of a landscape architect, to draw up plans, conduct surveys and provide costings to enable us to seek further funding. We are also very hopeful of a substantial award from next year's budget and are currently awaiting confirmation of this. A Grayshott Square Project Team has been formed and is anticipating the installation of the scheme during spring 2010. A surface and underground survey of the Square has already been completed.

Our Aims and Objectives

(a) To improve the design and make recommendations for the refurbishment of the Village Square, Headley Road, Grayshott, Hampshire.

(b) To liaise and work with those residential and commercial property owners who are affected by refurbishment of the Village Square.

(c) To liaise and work with other appropriate village groups and residents.

(d) To apply for grants and seek other funding including donations and endowments for the refurbishment of the Village Square.

(e) To assist the owners of the Village Square (The Grayshott Parish Council) to help deliver the vision of the project and refurbishment of the Village Square.

Read our full Constitution

Grayshott Square Group Membership

Please become a member of the Grayshott Square Group and support our aims and objectives. We will try to stay in contact with our members on the progress of this project, preferably by email. Details will also be available on this page and the village notice boards.

View membership form

tue 26 May 09 - Grayshott Square Group AGM @ Grayshott Social Club - 8pm

minutes of the 2008 AGM

Grayshott Square Group Committee

Chairman: Colin Thompson
Treasurer: Caroline Kaighin
Secretary: Liz Pennick
Committee: Barrie Archer, Peter Hatch, David Phillips, Alex White, Peter White
Address: Grayshott Square Group, 1-2 the Square, Grayshott, Surrey. GU26 6LQ
Telephone: Chairman, Colin Thompson Tel 01428 607309

Grayshott Square Group Committee Meetings

Next Meeting 6th July 2010 7.15pm at the Village Kitchen Caterers
Meeting Minutes 31st Mar 10, 3rd Feb 10, 27th Oct 09, 3rd Sep 09, 8th July 09, 11th June 09, 20th April 09, 17th Mar 09 29th Jan 09, 27th Nov 08, 21st Oct 08, 2nd Sep 08, 10th Jul 08, 10th Jun 08, 29th Apr 08, 18th Mar 08, 19th Feb 08

Grayshott Square Project Team

Katie Morgans - Landscape Architect, Hampshire Country Towns Initiative
Stephen DEstehoare - Principal Landscape Officer & Heritage Team Leader, East Hampshire District Council
Liz Pennick - Secretary Grayshott Square Group
Colin Thompson - Chairman Grayshott Square Group
Peter Hatch - Grayshott Square Group Committee

Grayshott Square Project Team Meetings

Next Meeting TBA at the Parish Council Offices
Meeting Minutes 27th Jan 10, 8th Dec 09, 4th Nov 09, 23rd Sep 09, 22nd Jul 09, 20th May 09, 18th Feb 09, 14th Jan 09, 12th Nov 08, 15th Oct 08, 10th Sep 08, 13th Aug 08, 7th July 08