Dates to Remember
16th Dec - Carols on the Green : 6.30pm, The Green, Frimley Green. See
Poster to the right for details
17th Dec - Jingle Jog : 9.00am, Frimley Lodge Park. Raising money for Frimley Health Stroke Appeal. See
Poster to the right or the
Jingle Jog Website.
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.
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.
PRE-RACE ENTRY CLOSES WEDNESDAY 6th DECEMBER ...
LIMITED RACE ENTRY AVAILABLE ON THE DAY ...
Update on the proposed Frimley Green traffic lights
UPDATE: Residents and Councillors met with Country Councillors, Highways and Officers on October 11th to primarily discuss both the justification and possible alternatives to the currently proposed 4-way traffic light scheme in the centre of Frimley Green.
Representatives of local residents reiterated their concerns and objections to the proposed scheme, siting lack of resident consultation, unapproved and assumed use of Common Land (the village green), air quality issues, lack of off-peak traffic assessment, lack of pedestrian assessment, likely rat runs, bus stop and retail delivery created congestion as some of the key concerns.
Highways tabled a scaled back scheme as a 'work in progress' alternative which fell short of local resident expectations as it still proposed 4-way traffic lights but with reduced pedestrian crossing points.
It became clear that more meetings would be necessary in order to reach a mutually acceptable resolution, Councillor Max Nelson (Frimley Green, SHBC) is going to organise this.
Cliff Hilton and Graham O'Connell, who gave an update at the Society's AGM, say that the views of residents are overwhelmingly against traffic lights and for preserving the village green.
They are doing their best to get this message across, with the support of local councillors, and are hopeful that a strong response from the local community will give added weight.
See STOPorGOFourWayTrafficLights on Facebook, a comprehensive guide to this issue set up by Cliff Hilton.
For more on the original e-petition, see the Article on this site.