Elmbridge Village Diary

We have always said our residents are our best ambassadors. That’s why we’ve dedicated these pages to the residents of Elmbridge Village to fill with news, views and events, in the hope it will give you a genuine insight in village living Retirement Villages’ style.

Elmbridge Village set to enter Britain in Bloom

18th March 2020

Pictured is Marilyn, chairman of the allotment association and member of the resident ‘Bloom’ team. Everything will be blooming marvellous at Elmbridge Village in Cranleigh this year, as they prepare to enter the annual RHS competition Britain in Bloom. Residents are dusting off…

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A romantic evening at Elmbridge Village

17th February 2020

A wonderfully romantic evening was had by all that attended the Valentines supper at Elmbridge Village in Cranleigh! The talented village chef Mandy Dodkin created a tempting menu of ‘sweetheart salmon’, followed by ‘luscious lamb pie’ with ‘precious pancake bake’ for dessert. The…

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Village calendar will boost charity coffers

27th November 2019

Residents at Elmbridge Village have used their stunning village backdrop as the subject matter for their 2020 charity calendar. The calendar has pages from January to December dedicated to everything from the famous allotment robin, to a boules match, there’s even a sunset…

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Retirement Villages sponsor Cranleigh Christmas Lights Event

21st November 2019

Last Saturday many local families celebrated the annual Cranleigh Christmas Lights switch-on event in Cranleigh village. Mayor of Waverley Cllr Mary Foryszewski joined Father Christmas on stage to switch on the lights, to the delight of the gathered crowds. The centre piece of…

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Back to school for Elmbridge retirement village

18th October 2019

Inspired by Channel 4s ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’, Longacre School in Shamley Green has struck up a similar partnership with some of its own ‘senior’ neighbours. Elmbridge Village now hosts a weekly lesson for pre-prep students in its main clubhouse….

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September news from Elmbridge Village in Cranleigh, Surrey

27th September 2019

Residents ‘jazz it up’ in September Elmbridge resident Bob Horn, who has been at the village just over 3 years, regularly presents a music night at his local U3A club to the delight of his club friends. So, when a fellow Elmbridge resident…

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Elmbridge Village Sponsors Local Seniors Golf Tournament

22nd September 2019

Getting into the Swing of it! This September Elmbridge Village, was proud to sponsor an exciting tournament at Bramley Golf Club, which is located next door to the village. Up for grabs were vouchers to spend on golf equipment at the on-site Pro…

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Elmbridge Village – a retirement village transformed

16th May 2019

Introducing New Build Apartment, 8 Arun House at Elmbridge Village Welcome to Elmbridge Village; this village enjoys a stunning green location nestled between the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty and the South Downs National Park. A stunning multi-million pound central clubhouse and…

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Christmas festivities at Elmbridge Village, in Cranleigh

16th January 2019

Residents at Elmbridge Village have been getting very festive at the retirement village by enjoying a range of events.  The residents had a treat for their ears listening to Elmbridge Choir’s Christmas Concert which was followed by the exciting lighting-up of their Christmas…

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The RYKKIO school choir visits Elmbridge villagers

4th December 2018

The RYKKIO school choir treated residents to an array of Christmas songs with a difference. Taking place in the main hall, the children not only sang Christmas carols in English but in Japanese too! The annual event was very well attended, and everyone…

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Elmbridge Retirement Village raises over £500 for charity

21st November 2018

The annual Christmas Fair at the Elmbridge Retirement Village raised an amazing £556 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Residents brought their friends and family along to enjoy the day where excellent prizes were won including a case of 12 bottles of wine. Among the…

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October news – Taking Elmbridge Village Library to new heights

7th November 2018

Yvonne Pope Sintes achieved celebrity status amongst her fellow residents when she presented Margaret Franklin, Chair of the Residents’ Association, with a copy of her book ‘Trailblazer in Flight’. Yvonne was the first female Air Traffic Controller at Gatwick Airport and later became…

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A traditional Harvest Festival at Elmbridge Village

11th October 2018

The start of autumn was celebrated in traditional style at Elmbridge Village with a super Harvest Festival. The evening began with a service in the village hall at 6.00 pm. Baskets of fruit and vegetables were on display, all of which had all…

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Residents at Elmbridge Village bake for Macmillan

2nd October 2018

Residents at Elmbridge Village held their annual Macmillan coffee morning on the 28th September and it was a huge success. Enjoyed by a large number of residents and their families, the tombola stall was very popular, as was the ‘guess the weight of…

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August has been a busy month at Elmbridge Village

29th August 2018

A warm welcome was extended to 6 new residents who now call Elmbridge Village home. A bingo evening was held in the lounge, the Book Group discussed ‘Emma’ by Jane Austin and the Bridge Club continued to be popular with social afternoons taking…

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Mayor officially opens Arun House at Elmbridge Village

26th July 2018

Denise Le Gal, the Mayor of Waverley, has officially opened the new Arun House apartments at Elmbridge Village. The exclusive event provided visitors and residents with their first opportunity to view these newly completed luxury apartments. Visitors could view the dressed show home…

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Elmbridge Village hits the headlines again!

12th July 2018

Elmbridge Village has been featured in a number of national newspapers over the past few weeks – including The Mail on Sunday and The Daily Telegraph. And it’s no surprise the village is the talk of the town (and the nation!) in light…

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A busy July for Elmbridge Village

1st July 2018

It’s set to be a busy July for the residents and staff of Elmbridge Village. With the new Arun House development launching in July, the grounds team have been busy planting new vegetation whilst the front of house team have been busy planning…

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Elmbridge residents enjoy a ‘Halfway to Christmas’ dinner

27th June 2018

Residents from Elmbridge Village enjoyed a Christmas themed dinner recently. Why? Because it’s halfway to Christmas of course! The atmosphere is fantastic at the village throughout the seasons but Christmas is always a special time, as residents enjoy hosting their families at the…

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Arun House nears completion

11th May 2018

Arun House, the final new build development at Elmbridge Village is on track to launch this summer. The demand for these 20 high specification one and two-bedroom apartments has been soaring high, with over 25% of the properties already reserved. The new Arun…

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National newspaper showcases Elmbridge residents

2nd May 2018

Residents of Elmbridge Village have been recognised for their fundraising efforts in The Mail on Sunday newspaper on April 29th. Certainly not shy of fundraising, the residents have raised over £1000 for their chosen charities in the last few months alone. Joining the nations…

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Spring has well and truly sprung at Elmbridge

23rd April 2018

Elmbridge residents have certainly been embracing the lighter afternoons and evenings now Spring has arrived. The croquet lawn has been beautifully looked after by the talented grounds team throughout the Winter and is now in great condition for play. And it seems battle…

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A busy March for Elmbridge Village

26th March 2018

March is set to be very busy for the residents of Elmbridge Retirement Village with lots of new additions to the social calendar taking shape. The new restaurant in Elmbridge Manor is proving to be very popular and there are now regular supper…

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Elmbridge Computer Club ushers in new intranet service

20th March 2018

Residents at a local retirement village are learning their megabits from their hashtags, as they partner with a local business to help them make the most of the tech at their disposal. Members of Elmbridge Village’s Computer have shown it’s never too late…

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It’s ‘Topping Out’ time

5th March 2018

The village is undergoing a transformation as the final piece of the development jigsaw nears completion. Arun House, our very latest and last new apartments project, had its official topping out ceremony this month which means the building is getting even closer to…

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The festivities are in full flow at Elmbridge Village

14th December 2017

The residents at Elmbridge Village are enjoying a packed schedule of events throughout December. The festivities have included an annual visit from students at Cranleigh’s Rikkyo School, a Japanese boarding school. Students visit the village each year to sing Christmas Carols. This year,…

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Christmas at Elmbridge Village

5th December 2017

Christmas has most definitely arrived early at Elmbridge Retirement Village in Cranleigh. The Christmas lights have been switched on and the mince pies and mulled wine are at the ready. Below are some pictures of the very festively decorated Christmas Tree. And the…

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Elmbridge residents hold Bowls competition

1st October 2017

Residents hit the ‘bullseye’ in their latest social gathering Elmbridge resident Laurie Russell, who currently runs the Short Mat Bowls Group at the village, recently organised a ‘Target Bowls’ match for residents. The competition was held in the hall at Elmbridge Manor and…

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Elmbridge welcomes Godalming Operatic Society

3rd July 2017

We recently hosted the Godalming Operatic Society, which was established nearly 100 years ago and specialises in Gilbert and Sullivan performances. Librettist Sir William Schwenck Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan formed a partnership in Victorian times. They collaborated on fourteen comic operas between…

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Local MP visits Elmbridge and catches up with residents

20th April 2017

Our staff and residents at Elmbridge welcomed Guildford MP Anne Milton for a visit on Tuesday 04 April. Anne, who has served Guildford since 2005, toured Elmbridge Manor – our new multimillion-pound development, before sitting down to chat with a group of residents…

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Elmbridge Village sponsors upcoming Cranleigh Show

20th March 2017

We are delighted to sponsor the Cranleigh Show, the region’s leading countryside event that attracts over 10,000 people every year. The Show takes place on Sunday 2nd July 2017 at the 70 acre showground on the outskirts of Cranleigh. The show, now in…

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Open day success at Elmbridge Village

9th March 2017

We recently enjoyed a highly successful open day, with nearly 100 people attending to enjoy complimentary refreshments and look around the recently opened Elmbridge Manor, as well as the rest of the village. The open day resulted in a reservation for one of…

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‘Target Bowls’ competition held at Elmbridge

1st March 2017

The Elmbridge indoor bowls group, organised by resident Laurie Russell, meet four times a week in the hall at Elmbridge Manor and twice a year hold a ‘Target Bowls’ competition.  Whereas normally the bowls games use a white ball called a ‘Jack’ as…

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Elmbridge silver surfer spearheading new community intranet

17th February 2017

A silver surfer at Elmbridge is spearheading a new intranet for our residents, which will make it easy for them to share and obtain news, updates and information about everything in the village community. Derrick Myers, 86, conceived the idea and when he…

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To the Manor born!

26th January 2017

On Thursday 19 January the Mayor of Waverley, Cllr Chris Storey, visited to officially open Elmbridge Manor, our brand new clubhouse and apartment project. Over 200 Elmbridge residents and people from the local area packed into the new village hall for the ceremony….

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Involving residents in the planning and construction of Elmbridge Manor

21st December 2016

Denise de Fraine (Residents Association Chairman – Elmbridge Village) In 2007, three years after Retirement Villages bought Elmbridge; the community’s residents were presented with plans for replacing the old wooden communal buildings with a new development (now known as Elmbridge Manor). Residents wished…

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Multimillion-pound development Elmbridge Manor opens!

20th December 2016

We are delighted to announce that the wraps are finally off our new development, Elmbridge Manor, a multimillion-pound clubhouse facility that truly has transformed our village. Elmbridge Manor features a concert hall, new restaurant, dining room, lounge, bar, kitchen, shop, library, surgery, meeting…

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MacMillan coffee morning raises £600

20th October 2016

We held a coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support earlier this month, raising an incredible £600 and highlighting the giving nature of our wonderful community. Many of us pitched in by baking a delicious range of homemade cakes, scones and quiches, which…

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Meet our new village manager Keith Henesey

11th October 2016

Meet our new village manager Keith Henesey, who has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He will lead our 40-strong team to ensure that the luxurious hotel-style services we deliver to residents are of the highest quality and our tranquil…

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Youngsters visit Elmbridge for Teenage Cancer Trust

22nd September 2016

Elmbridge Village recently hosted twelve young visitors, who were participating in the National Citizen Service, a Government-sponsored initiative that aims to build life and work skills in those aged 15 to 17. The teenagers spent several days here talking to some of our…

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Elmbridge Village welcomes soon-to-be residents with afternoon tea

6th September 2016

This month we hosted afternoon tea with some tasty nibbles to welcome those who have reserved new properties currently under development at Elmbridge Village and due for completion later this year. Approximately 15 attended this pleasant gathering, which provided an opportunity for these…

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Elmbridge Allotments

10th August 2016

Thanks to resident photographer at Elmbridge Village, Peter Murphy, who captured our allotments at their best. The summer months mean there’s plenty to keep our green-fingered residents busy – whether it’s tending to this year’s fruit crop, pulling up a handful of carrots…

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Elmbridge residents get a taste of Italian life

5th August 2016

An Italian evening organised by a group of Elmbridge residents was a resounding success, with approximately 65 people turning up to enjoy authentic Italian food cooked by our very own chef. It was a lighthearted occasion, with the wine flowing and the tables…

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Celebrating Queen’s 90th birthday at Elmbridge Village

20th June 2016

Residents at Elmbridge Village organised a small informal gathering to celebrate Queen’s 90th birthday recently. A couple of sun umbrellas, few garden chairs, snacks and drinks – that’s all it takes at Elmbridge to organise a party with friends and neighbours. Thanks to…

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Queen’s birthday celebrations in Cranleigh

22nd April 2016

As part of the Queens 90th birthday celebrations more than 900 beacons were lit across the UK. Since our village is an integral part of the local community, one of our residents – Mrs Mary Gibb – had the pleasure of lighting the…

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Charity Easter Raffle at Elmbridge Village

31st March 2016

Elmbridge village recently held Easter raffle in aid of Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled. The charity offers therapeutic horse riding to people with disabilities to benefit their health as well as confidence and self-esteem. The village raised £500. Well done to residents and…

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Words and Music Concert at Elmbridge Village

10th March 2016

On Sunday, 13th March residents at Elmbridge Village enjoyed an afternoon of unique entertainment in the village hall. It was a weather themed poetry recital combined with clarinet music performance. Whilst the clarinet performed familiar tunes, the poetry was a mix of classic…

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Visit from Cranleigh’s Rikkyo School

7th December 2015

Students from Cranleigh’s Rikkyo School visited the village recently to perform their annual Christmas carol concert and it proved to be another truly wonderful occasion. We have a long standing relationship with the school and regularly exchange visits. This is the traditional Christmas visit and students –…

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Residents’ lunchtime exhibition for Elmbridge Manor update

3rd December 2015

There was a packed village hall as residents came to find out more about their Elmbridge Manor project at the recent lunchtime exhibition. Retirement Villages hosted the event and combined canapés and drinks with a display of the proposed village development, including samples…

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Summer Buffet at Elmbridge Village

26th August 2015

Earlier this month, residents and staff at Elmbridge Village decided to celebrate the last spell of summer with a feast of seasonal drinks and dishes. Held in the village’s restaurant, the buffet consisted of selection of meats, pastries, a mix of salads and…

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“Summer Serenade” at Elmbridge Village

9th July 2015

Elmbridge choir proved they deliver quality entertainment once again when they performed the “Summer Serenade” set earlier this month. The concert was put on especially for the residents of the village. Held in the main hall, the event secured quite a crowd. Those…

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Wimbledon tea party at Elmbridge Village

7th July 2015

Residents and staff at Elmbridge Village have organised their own version of a Wimbledon inspired tea party. The theme and event itself were somehow a novelty, as the village has never hosted a tea party before. One of the multi-function rooms at Elmbridge…

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Residents raise £2,000 for charity

2nd April 2015

In the past six months residents and staff at the village have raised over £2,000 for local and national charities. The latest fundraising effort raised £500 for local children’s charity Shooting Star Chase. The money was raised via an Easter raffle, with residents…

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Residents look forward to new village developments

11th March 2015

Building work is now underway to enhance the communal facilities at Elmbridge Village. Castleoak construction company and staff at the village have been working together to ensure residents are kept informed of building developments. Castleoak’s Amber Hyder has been appointed as Resident Liaison…

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Christmas Fair raises a staggering £1,000 for local hospice

18th December 2014

This December, residents and staff at Elmbridge Village organised a Christmas fair held in the village’s main hall. The hall was decorated with tinsel and ball balls, giving the event an authentic Christmas feel. There were a number of stalls containing bespoke handmade…

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Charity bike ride by Kevin raises over £1,000

8th October 2014

Village shop manager Kevin has once again taken on the challenge of his annual bike ride to Shoreham via the Downslink Way. So far in the past 6 years Kevin has raised nearly £7000 for Macmillan Cancer Research and this year he has…

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Mrs Hayward Celebrates 100th Birthday

3rd September 2014

Much loved resident of Elmbridge village Joan Hayward has this week turned 100 and enjoyed a celebratory lunch in the restaurant. Dozens of residents turned out to wish Joan a happy birthday. Mrs Hayward said that she was determined to get to 100…

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Elmbridge choir lives on

31st July 2014

Elmbridge choir which is one of the largest activity groups in the village lives on!  Following the retirement of Gillian Ramsden it was feared that a successor was not to be found and the choir would have to fold.  However luckily a new…

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A little bit of trivia

10th July 2014

At Elmbridge Village, we have a monthly newsletter aimed at keeping everyone up to date with the latest goings on. Written and edited by fellow resident Andrew Moore, the newsletter covers a range of topics, including events and activities going on that month,…

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Easter raffle fundraising total revealed

3rd June 2014

Thanks to the generosity of staff and residents at Elmbridge Village, a grand total of £345 has now been donated to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in nearby Farnham, Surrey. The money was raised from an Easter raffle – evidently we couldn’t resist the…

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Building work, buses and buggies!

29th January 2014

Due to refurbishment works happening at the village, our dedicated bus stop has been temporarily moved a bit further down the drive for the next few months. Residents regularly catch the local bus into Guildford, Horsham and Cranleigh to run errands, meet with…

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Christmas has arrived

17th December 2013

We are now fully into the festive swing of things here at Elmbridge Village, having held both our annual Christmas Fair and tree lighting events within the first two weeks of the month. The management team organised a very successful Fair, complete with…

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