Dates to Remember
6th Dec - Surrey Heath Local Committee : 7.00pm. For details, see the
the SH Local Committee page.
15th Dec - Carols on the Green : 6.30pm, Surrey Heath Museum. Lecture by Stuart Mitchel,
see the Poster on the right.
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 August 6th, there was a public exhibition at the Deepcut Cadet Hut where Bovis presented their proposals for 131 homes at the northern end of Mindenhurst. For more detailed information, see the
Mindenhurst Proposals on the Bovis Homes website.
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 presented 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.
News from Graham O'Connell
The latest news on the Community Orchard in The Hatches, Frimley Green is that new trees are to be planted this autumn. See:
The "Greening the Green" project in Frimley Green is to get a tree sculpture, more spring bulbs, some new cherry trees and a
British Legion Soldier Silhouette to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WW1. See:
On October 21st, spring bulbs were planted in the morning and the British Legion Soldier Silhouette ceremony took place in the afternoon, see:
Carols on the Green
Update on the proposed Frimley Green traffic lights
Since the last update a lot has happened. On September 17th, SCC Cllr Colin Kemp met with the Society's Committee and gave an overview of the options. The best option he gave was that there would only be lights at the Wharf Road, Frimley Green Road junction.
He also agreed that there should be a public meeting and/or public consultation before any final decision is taken.
In mid October, the lead campaigners met with Skanska where again a number of options were discussed, Skanska felt that the reduced traffic light option was the most likely to be accepted by SCC.
On October 15th, at the Society's Half-Yearly Meeting, the Lead Campaigners Graham O'Connell and Cliff Hilton gave a rundown on the current status. SCC has presented 2 options, the original and one involving no traffic lights at the Frimley Green Road, Guildford Road junction. The Lead Campaigners presented a third possible option which involves no traffic lights, see
Campaign Junction Design.
On November 5th, BT installed temporary 3 way traffic lights at the Wharf Road, Frimley Green Road junction. According to witnesses this led to considerable queues, thought Cllr Colin Kemp disputes whether this is a test of putting intelligent traffic lights in. All of this can be read about on the
STOP or GO Four Way Traffic Lights 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.