Claygate Village Association
The CVA was formed in 1946 and during the past seventy years the Association has been dedicated to the primary principles of preserving and enhancing the village nature of Claygate. In the first fifty years the Association fought and won a number of significant battles on behalf of the whole community.
For many years the Association had a formidable reputation with local authorities, fighting and winning a number of significant planning battles on behalf of the village. In 1999 it spearheaded the campaign to get Claygate a Parish Council to ensure we had more formalised protection from the urbanisation of our village. The Parish Council has subsequently taken over the running of the Association’s environment, highways & transport, and planning sub-committees.
The CVA remains very proactive and, with the help of an army of volunteers, organises a large number of village activities. Currently the Association organises the biennial Claygate Music Festival and the Garden Trail; Claygate in Bloom; the Christmas Lights, Carols on The Green; and the Get Involved Day.
We are very proud of our past and our present role in Claygate Village. We could not deliver a fraction of what we do without the support of our volunteers and the partnership we have with the Parish Council and other Associations.
The Claygate Village Association is a non-political charity which relies on donations, grants and income from events and merchandise. Membership is free and all Claygate residents are automatically members.
If you would like to be involved or have any suggestions, please contact the Secretary Kate Hallett.
Claygate Centre for the Community
For opportunities for volunteering at The Centre contact Roshie Watkins.
Telephone: 01372 474552
Claygate Recreation Ground Trust
Managing the very ‘heart of our village!
The Recreation Ground is a gem in the centre of our village. Established in 1932, it covers 7 acres and is used by tens of thousands of people each year.
It has been managed since 1998 by Claygate Recreation Ground Trust (CRGT), which was set up as an initiative between Elmbridge Borough Council and the community of Claygate, initiated by the late Cllr Hugh Ashton. The purpose of the Trust is to manage and maintain the grounds, to manage the finances of the Trust and to plan and implement future improvements so that the Recreation Ground remains a focal point for the whole community.
The CRGT is made up of volunteer representatives from Claygate Parish Council, Claygate Cricket Club, Claygate Royals FC, Claygate Primary School, Claygate Flower Show, Claygate Village Association, Holy Trinity Church, Claygate Youth Representative and Elmbridge Borough Council. The CRGT are also proud members of ‘Fields in Trust’ A National organisation set up to protect our playing fields and park areas for future generations.
Since coming into being, the Trust has overseen a remarkable £1/2 million of capital improvements made possible by a range of grants, awards, and the generosity of the local community. Some of the works done include; The building of the Multi use games area, improved drainage, fertilizing, re-seeding of the entire ground, major woodland clearance, new steel palisade fencing, the planting of 2000 daffodils and the pathway to Claygate School rear entrance. A major landscaping project is also ‘on the horizon’, plus other important improvements in the near future.
The focal point of the Recreation Ground, and managed by the CRGT, is the new Clubhouse which was opened in May 2012 and replaced the old antiquated 1930’s building. We raised over £360k, managed and completed the construction, and mobilised volunteer labour to fit-out the building - a magnificent community achievement. A fire in 2016 destroyed this wonderful building and the CRGT is now fundraising to rebuild the Clubhouse with an improved design to create an even better facility on the Rec. The Claygate Clubhouse will be re-opening soon, offering refreshments and a warm welcome.
Current CRGT Trustees are: Chairman- Helen Maguire, Vice-chairman- David Tallis, Secretary- Tracy Scott, Julian Stedman, David Parks, Vanessa Relleen, Jonathan Vogado, John Snelling, Linda Alanko, Neal Williams, David Page, Julian Way. Our treasurer is Brian Hornsby.
If you would like any further Information, or would be interested in helping:
Contact Helen Maguire, Chairman
Telephone: 0845 224 0025
For Facebook click CRGT
Volunteer Centre Elmbridge
c/o Voluntary Action Elmbridge
Esher KT10 9RA
A local support and development organisation which supports all voluntary, community and faith organisations that work and provide care to all those who live and work in the Borough of Elmbridge. The Volunteer Centre can help you find the right opportunity and put you in touch with organisations looking for help.
Telephone: 01372 463587
Friends of Capelfield
A registered charity and support group run by volunteers whose main role is to provide a communication link between Capelfield Surgery and its patients. It also raises money to provide items at the surgery that will benefit patients but cannot be met within the, very stretched, NHS Practice budget.
Contact Chairman Richard Bell.
Telephone: 01372 465220
Mediation North Surrey
Help to resolve community and neighbour disputes without resorting to violence, fear or intimidation.
Telephone: 0870 751 4311
There are 25 watches around Claygate, each covering four or five streets, with a village co-ordinator.
Contact Geoff Herbert.
Princess Alice Hospice shop
We have a great community spirit in the shop. Almost all the volunteers are Claygate residents.
As most of you will know, our shop raises funds to support the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher. The work the Hospice does is invaluable to patients and relatives alike. Locally we rely on the generosity of residents to ensure the excellent work continues. To help in the Claygate shop contact the manager.
Telephone: 01372 462478