However, its residents say this has attracted unwanted attention and led to its narrow streets becoming filled with visitors leading to anxiety, in particular among its elderly residents, inthe pandemic.
A Shere resident, who contacted SurreyLive with these concerns, said they have seen an "unprecedented number" of visitors in recent months. They reported feeling imprisoned in their own homes due to the number of people outside.
"That makes the residents feel very nervous because many of them live in houses which come directly onto areas where they [the visitors] are walking by."
The toilets were shut due to the large numbers of people congregating outside them, and because there was not adequate cleaning processes in place to deal with demand. For around six weeks in the summer they shut.
Comprehensive cleaning is now in place, and the toilets are open. Cllr Davey said the extra cleaning is costing the council "some thousands of pounds".
The North Ward (Shere and Gomshall) councillor said he was also aware of police being called to Shere on one occasion. A resident had rang the force on 101, concerned a gathering of people was违反Covid-19规则。
Cllr Davey also pointed to the issues arising from the fact that Shere is listed across many websites as the ideal place to visit.
1月5日，英格兰进入了它third national lockdown.Schools and non-essential shops have been closed and the message from Government is to stay at home.
Cllr Davey, speaking only two days in to the new restrictions, said: "It seems to have made a difference in the last couple of days. We are hopeful the strengthening of advice, and the worsening of the situation, will persuade people to stay at home."
Infection rate in Shere
Although Guildford has the lowest infection rate in Surrey, the figure is following an upwards trend. In the week ending January 3, there were 825 new cases recorded in the borough and its infection rate for the same period was 553.7 cases per 100,000 people.
The Government also provides infection rate figures at a hyper-local level. Using this公开数据，it shows Shere's infection rate was 350.6 new cases per 100,000 people in the week ending January 2. There were 20 new cases recorded there in the same period.
But the parish is not far from areas with substantially higher rates. To the south is Ewhurst and Chiddingfold, inWaverley，在截至1月2日结束的一周有77个新案件的地方，该病房的感染率为每10万人948.7。
为了确保准确性在populat较小的地区ion, the hyper-local infection rate is calculated by dividing the number of cases recorded over a week by the area's population, before multiplying it by 100,000. This provides a like-for-like comparison between these smaller areas and the district or borough as a whole.