Dates to Remember
26th Feb - Waters Edge Public Exhibition : 3.00pm - 7.30pm, Mytchett Centre. Proposed housing,
see the Waters Edge website for details.
4th March - Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway : 11.00am - 4.00pm, Frimley Lodge Park.
See the FMLR Timetable for details.
15th March - War & Peace : Surrey Heath Museum. Talk by Kevin Weaver, see
Poster to the right and
Museum Events (pdf) for details.
16th March - War & Peace : Surrey Heath Museum. End of exhibition on the Work of Kevin Weaver, see
Poster to the right and
Press Release (pdf).
SHBC Planning Policies
Under the Localism Act neighbourhood forums are community groups that are designated to take forward neighbourhood planning in areas without parish councils.
The DNF has been recognised by SHBC as the forum for the Deepcut Area, this is especially important on account of the PRB development (see below).
Advice on Benefits, Social Networks, Health Issues or Support for Carers
Colin Wilson from the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust is asking for support with some local
initiatives to help wildlife that is disappearing at a seriously fast rate?
As an example, 50% of Swifts, a bird that depends on human help, have disappeared from the UK in just 20 years. Over the same 20 years insects have declined by more than 60%, this includes bees
and other pollinating insects. Insects form a critical element of our Eco-system, without them the whole of nature, certainly birds and even human life is threatened.
They need help:
If you are interested contact:
- To find places, including people’s houses, to erect swift boxes in the area
- To lobby SHBC to incorporate important protections to help swifts and other wildlife into planning policies
- To support the new Swift Project (soon to be publicised) across Surrey Heath to look at ways to improve the lot of nature where we live.
... full article
Cala Homes (Thames) Ltd has registered planning application 17/0871
for 215 dwellinghouses south of Brunswick road.
For the latest news and updates on the development visit the Mindenhurst website.
For the very latest updates on what's going on, building works, road works, traffic problems etc, see the
deachy.interests.me site run by Councillor Paul Deach. You can also join the email list to get regular updates sent to you.
Read more on this site about the Deepcut Development Project.
Farnborough Airport Concerns
There is a possibility of a further large increase in flights to Farnborough Airport, for more information see the
Article by our former chairman.
If you have any complaints or concerns about aircraft noise, the frequency and timing of flights, please contact
the Society as we have a representative on the Farnborough Airport Consultative Committee (FACC)
and on the Quiet Flying Programme working group of FACC. We are in a position to be able to make representations on your behalf and as a Society we carry more weight than an individual does.
If you wish us to take a complaint to FACC, it should be in writing and sent to us via mail or email.
Update on the proposed Frimley Green traffic lights
UPDATE: Following the meeting with the developer's traffic planners onsite, the lead campaigners can report that agreement was reached on the scope of the new traffic survey designed to
compare today's traffic levels with that recorded in 2011 to establish whether or not the predicted growth in traffic has, in fact, occurred. The outcome of the new survey which will be
carried out over the coming weeks will,in part, determine the way forward. In the interim, lead campaigners will work on a draft alternative proposal to traffic lights ready to share
with the developer should the outcome of the new survey indicate the need to reconsider the current proposal.
To read the full acount see the STOPorGOFourWayTrafficLights site on Facebook,
a comprehensive guide to this issue set up by Cliff Hilton.
There will an update at the next Mytchett, Frimley Green & Deepcut Society AGM, scheduled for Friday 20th April 2018 at St. Andrews Church Hall, Sturt Road, Frimley Green. Please try and come along to this
important meeting to hear first hand how the review has progressed and what it means for the future of the village.
For more on the original e-petition, see the Article on this site.
Basingstoke Canal Updates
The Society will be keeping abreast on what is happening with the Basingstoke Canal. You might like to read the article
on the Basingstoke Canal Petition and the discussion of the funding of the canal.
For information on the maintenance and update work being done on the canal, see the latest bulletin
or past bulletins from the Surrey and Hampshire Canal Society
along with their quarterly magazine, the Basingstoke Canal News.