Your chance to shape Burpham’s Community Hub

March 3, 2023| News + Events, Past Issues

Burpham Community Charter –

Complete the survey at:

Regular Burpham Pages readers will be aware that a number of locals have been working together to secure local management of Burpham’s community assets in Sutherland Memorial Park.

The battle began back in April 2021, and despite the concerted efforts of all involved, it has yet to succeed.

The good news is our campaign is gathering momentum, we have amassed over 20 residents to form Burpham Community Hub. We also have the support of our local councillor and MP. And, we continue to welcome new supporters – so if you want to join our community collective let us know

The not so good news is that in January our expression of interest for Sutherland Memorial Hall was rejected by Guildford Borough Council. In order to deliver the requirements set by the council certain costs need to be covered. GBC stated in its terms it is unwilling to cover those costs. We are now at a deadlock because without a formal arrangement with GBC we cannot apply for grants or funding to cover those costs.

Everyone in the Burpham Community Hub is of the opinion that the Hall, Cricket Pavilion and Tennis Courts/5-a-side pitches should be run by the community for the community. We believe this is a fair assumption, and are now seeking to back it up with a survey.

This is where we need you – just 3 minutes of your time to share your opinions and ideas about what services you’d like to see in Burpham to improve our community. The results of the survey will be used to create a community charter that we’d like to present to GBC and the various funding bodies we’ll be approaching to enable us to deliver the facilities, events, classes, courses and services you’d like to see.

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win the following prizes from our friends on Kingpost Parade:

  • 25% off at the Rajdoot

  • £20 Voucher to spend at The Wine Shop

  • 10% off at Coronet Cleaners

  • 15% off at M&R Barbers

  • A bottle of bubbly and golf umbrella from Seymours

To complete the survey please visit

We look forward to sharing the findings in the next edition of Burpham Pages.