Dates to Remember
6th Aug - Bovis Homes Exhibition : 2.30pm - 7.30pm, Deepcut Cadet Hut. New homes at Minden- hurst,
see Flyer on Paul Deach's Facebook page.
8th Aug - Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway : 11.00am - 4.00pm, Frimley Lodge Park.
Teddy Bear Special, see the FMLR Timetable for details.
27th Aug - Family Fun Day : 12.00pm - 4.00pm, Mytchett Community Centre. For details, see
the Poster on the right or the
Mytchett Centre 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
On the 23rd and 24th March, there was a public exhibition at St Barbara’s Church where Skanska presented recent proposals for the Community Hub area of Mindenhurst. Skanska say that this phase
will deliver significant new and improved community facilities, see the Exhibition Material (pdf) for complete information.
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.
Jan Thompson, one of our Committee Members has been awarded the British Empire Medal. On October 10th at Losely Park, the Lord-lieutenant of Surrey will present Jan with the Medal.
Jan describes in her own words the work for which she was awarded the Medal:
l have been with Farnborough and District Aphsia Group for 14 years, running the group as the Secretary. My aim has always been to help people with Strokes and Aphsia,
l run three sessions a month, group meetings, pub lunches and various trips on Fridays. It's very rewarding for both the the Stroke Victims/Carers who need our help
everyday... full article.
Update on the proposed Frimley Green traffic lights
25th June UPDATE: A further technical meeting was held last week with Skanska and lead campaigners to consider non-traffic light options. As a result of further discussion and consideration additional remodelling work is required which will be reviewed and discussed at the next planned technical meeting in early August. To some extent the 'pressure' to reach an agreed solution is currently 'off' as the deadline
for completing the traffic mitigation works in Frimley Green is now February 2021. Nevertheless the campaign's work will continue unabated to ensure a solution acceptable to the residents of Frimley Green is ultimately achieved.
1st June UPDATE: Lead campaigners again met with Skanska, the infrastructure developer of Mindenhurst new village, Deepcut on Tuesday to discuss the results of the most recent traffic survey in Frimley Green and to seek a way forward. Skanska have inherited a responsibility to install 4-way traffic lights in Frimley Green as part of the original 106 agreement, but had kindly agreed to conduct a new traffic survey to prove or disprove current provision.
Overall the new traffic survey showed little change in peak time traffic though the pattern has changed with less traffic movements in the morning and more traffic movements in the evening. However the most interesting fact was that the predicted growth in traffic from the initial survey carried out in 2010 to now has NOT materialised! Unfortunately, Surrey Highways insist on certain criteria being applied to the data, such as traffic growth assumptions.
Because the same flawed assumptions are again being used , unsurprisingly, the same flawed forecast will continue to show that the roundabouts cannot cope by 2026, even with some tweaking to the current layout.
This means that the new traffic forecast would be unlikely, on its own, to sway Surrey Highways. However, Skanska have agreed to go away and look at a more significant re-design of the roundabouts and to discuss options with Surrey Highways. At the moment it seems unlikely that a re-design would bring a significant enough benefit unless a portion of the village green can be made over as highway.
Whilst we are reluctant to lose any of the village green equally we do not want to rule out any options at this stage that might offer an alternative to 4-way traffic lights. We shall just have to see what transpires before deciding what further action we need to consider ...
For all of the updates, see the STOPorGOFourWayTrafficLights site 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.