Website designed & produced by Fiona Curtis
Supported by Compton Parish & Guildford Borough Councils & Compton Village Association
Compton is a charming village, that is well positioned for Guildford and Godalming, is close to the A3 to London and the south coast and is only 45 minutes to London on the train (from Farncombe). Compton has retained much of its character, it has two conservation areas, is in Surrey Hills AONB and is within Green Belt. There are 31 listed buildings including an ancient 10th Century Church (St Nicholas) an English Heritage cemetery (Watts Cemetery) and is the only village in the UK with a National Art Gallery dedicated to a single artist.
The current population is approximately 1000 and there are less than 400 properties. The village has an excellent Public House (the Withies Inn), a very popular Thai restaurant (Lemongrass at what was the Harrow) and a number of facilities for hire as well as an eclectic mix of small shops.
We are so lucky to have these very special venues for hire in (or near) Compton.
Scroll DOWN to see the NEW INTERACTIVE calendar is at the bottom of the page
After the decommissioning of the telephone box by BT, Compton residents wondered what to do with it. It was agreed that it should remain where it was as it was part of the village scene, but sadly it was rusty and the glass was either broken or replaced by plastic.
An anonymous benefactor assisted the Parish Council in covering the costs of repairing the box and Cllr Chris Sharples and another anonymous helper went about restoring the box.
Its central position made it a great place to advertise the village's support for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This was followed by Armistice Day when it stood as a prominent act of remembrance.
Later it sported a gold cup for the World Cup and latterly it bore a kilt and matching headwear for Burns Night and beautiful Chinese Lanterns for the Chinese New Year.
Spring saw a beautiful array of purple both inside and outside the box to raise awareness of The Meath and the common, but often stigmatised problem of epilepsy. This was followed by a nod to our Dutch neighbours and friends, one of whom provided initial funding and motivation to cheer up the phone box when it was looking rather derelict.
Compton residents love the various incarnations and Cllr Chris Sharples will hopefully go onto surprise us with future transformations, which not only entertain residents, but also bring a smile to the users of the B3000.
COMPTON VILLAGE ASSOCIATION – 2019 MEMBERSHIP
Subscriptions are due from those who receive the NEWS in hard copy (donations for on-line readers are also very welcome)...
Subscriptions to the Village Association for hard copies of the YELLOW PERIL are now due. They are £4 per family or £2 for individuals and Senior Citizen couples. Methods of payment, with any additional donation you would like to make (which would be very much appreciated!) are as follows:
(a)Bank transfer to Sort Code 30-93-49, Account No. 00115047, with your name and initials as the reference
OR download and complete this form and send it to:
(b)David Hunt (Treasurer), Poplar Cottage, The Common, Compton, Guildford GU3 1JF, or to Ken Miller, The Old Barn (South Cottage), The Street.
(c)To the person who delivers your Compton NEWS. If in doubt, phone Jane Turner on 01483 810789 who will tell you who that person is!
Please make cheques payable to Compton Village Association.
Collated by Guildford Borough Council