Welcome to Ockham Parish Council

Ockham Parish lies northeast of Guildford, near the villages of Ripley, Horsley and Wisley. The historic Village of Ockham appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Bocheham. Today it has around 160 households set in some beautiful countryside with access to Wisley Heath and the Commons whilst being accessible from the M25 and the A3.

  • Historic Ockham is known as the birthplace of William of Ockham (1287- 1347), an English Franciscan Friar and Philosopher.
  • Ockham Park was the home of Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron and a pioneering mathematician.
  • It is a popular area for cyclists, walkers and horse riders with many bridleways and footpaths. Surrey County Council - Rights of Way reporting
  • An exciting hoard of Middle Bronze Age objects was also unearthed in Ockham.

The role of the Parish Council

The website has been set up to inform Local Residents about the work the Parish Council is doing on their behalf.

Parish Council meetings, attended currently by 7 resident volunteer Councillors and the Parish Clerk, are held on a monthly basis. Local Residents and any other interested members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings and the Annual meeting to share views and ideas.

The Parish Council's main roles are to:

  • Represent parishioners and their views on matters such as Planning, Policing, and Highways.
  • To manage local properties such as the burial ground and the listed War memorial.
  • To work with Surrey County Council, Guildford Borough Council and other organisations to conserve and enhance the environment for the benefit of its residents and the wider community now and for future years. A number of Borough and County Councillors frequently attend the Parish meetings.
  • To work with local organisations in representing the views of the local community in relation to the Borough Local Plan.

Your opinions are needed so we can properly reflect the views of the local community.