40 Years celebration of Chilworth Care Committee – an invitation Apr 25

This year the Chilworth Care Committee are celebrating 40 years of service to the villagers of Chilworth.

The first celebration will be a visit by the Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Mike Parsons and his wife, to our weekly Coffee Morning on Thursday 25th April 2019.

We would like to invite as many people as possible to this event, which will be held in the St. Thomas’ Church Room, New Road, from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon.  The Mayor will be arriving at 10 a.m. and everyone will have the chance to sit down with coffee and cakes and help us celebrate the remarkable achievement of 40 years entirely voluntary service and even learn a little of our work and the people who have served over the years.

Please come and join us and help us celebrate.

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Friends of Chilworth Gunpowder Mills launched

The first meeting of a new group, Friends of the Gunpowder Mills, met recently with the aim of promoting the site to locals and helping to make it a strong community asset.

The meeting was convened by St Martha Parish Council, and the group has strong continuing support from them, with Graham Brown the Chair.  Continuity and expertise from the old group has been retained, but this is a fresh group of people from across the village.

It is hoped that with good will from GBC, also represented on the group, the popular volunteering sessions will continue with the Countryside Wardens in attendance.

It was agreed at the first meeting that the group should work towards contributing to Heritage weekend, a national event that celebrates our historic places.

This will take place during the weekend of September 14/15 this year.

The Parish Council will also continue to hold the annual Gunpowder Mills meeting in the autumn.