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Supported by Compton Parish & Guildford Borough Councils & Compton Village Association

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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.

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Parish Council Allotment Society Compton Little Theatre St. Nicholas Church Village Association Compton Village Hall

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We are so lucky to have these very special venues for hire in (or near) Compton.

 

The Village Hall

Compton Club

Watts Gallery / Limnerslease

Pucks Oak Barn

Loseley Park

Whether it's private party, a corporate event, a theatre production or a special occasion such as a wedding, Compton has everything you need, in one place.

There are four very special venues for hire. The Village Hall has a great deal of character and even boasts its own stage with professional sound and lighting. The bright and airy rooms at the Compton Club overlook the Village Green and both the Hall and the Club can cater for groups of most sizes. For smaller meetings, the Village Hall has a separate meeting room and Puck's Oak Barn provides a character setting for small to medium sized events. If you are looking for something different, you might consider Watts Gallery or Limnerslease, the home of the Victorian Artists, George and Mary Watts.

 

Just outside the village is the Loseley Park Estate, which has been host to many a wedding and has provided a perfect setting for a number of British films. St. Nicholas Church is no stranger to the film world either and even Watts Chapel, once, found itself transformed into a 1920's nightclub at the hands of one location manager!  Both the Harrow and the Withies can cater for parties of all sizes and Compton has excellent professional caterers and musicians. Those wishing to stay may need to look a little further afield, but for local events, can enquire about hiring the village's very own mini-bus!

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Future Dates for your Diary

The calendar on the right includes dates given to Jane for inclusion in the NEWS.

 

Additional KEY public events are listed below;

 

Compton War Memorial INTRO

An introduction to the Compton War Memorial is available to download here. To obtain the book for £5, please contact Jane Turner.

Guildford Dragon Street Life

For local on-line news see

 

The Surrey Advertiser The Guildford Dragon Local bus services
Parish Council response to Master Plan The Withies Inn Lemongrass Thai Restaurant Compton Club Watts Gallery Mane Chance Year End Newsletter

Well, we did it again!  Not only was it a perfect day with a slight chilly breeze in the morning which put people off going to the coast – no heat wave of the weekend before, or rain of the weekend after – but another magnificent sum was raised by and for the village and a brilliant day was enjoyed by hundreds of people.  

 

The Fete committee, under the chairmanship of Peter Barnett, pulled off another stunning event with the help of so many people – too numerous to mention – who worked tirelessly leading up to the day and on the day itself, contributing, donating, fetching, carrying, putting up, taking down, parking cars and clearing rubbish.  We owe them a huge vote of thanks.  

 

In 1980, when records began, the princely sum of £750 was raised!  From these relatively modest beginnings, the Fete is able – thanks to the generous support of the community and sponsors – to provide a superb day out and also generate worthwhile sums to support the village and local charities.  

 

So what about the result?  While it’s “not all about the money”, an astonishing £10,926 profit was made!  This was £300 more than last year, and only £300 short of the record raised in 2014.  

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The walk through Bunmore Copse is spectaular at this time of the year. The entrance to the walk is off Polsted Lane and the exit is at Coneycroft Farm, Down Lane. Thanks To Rick Hosburn for this wonderful picture.

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As agreed at the Village Association Annual General Meeting, this will be distributed as follows:

Compton Club - £2,809Village Hall - £2,069Compton Allotments - £1,724, Sight for Surrey’ - £1,242‘Challengers’ - £1,242St Nicholas Church - £1,240, Compton NEWS - £600

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The sun setting on the Hog's Back - another amazing image from Rick Hosburn