Dates to Remember
20th April - Society's AGM : 8.00pm, St. Andrews Church Hall, Frimley Green. See the
Poster on the right and the Notice for information.
20th-22nd April - Circus Zyair : Frimley Lodge Park. For information see
Schedule and Tickets.
6th May - Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway : 11.00am - 5.00pm, Frimley Lodge Park.
See the FMLR Timetable for details.
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
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.
Update on the proposed Frimley Green traffic lights
UPDATE: On April 6th, the lead campaigners met with developer representatives to discuss the new traffic survey data and 'next steps' in reviewing the proposed traffic mitegation measures for Frimley Green. All parties were in agreement that
the new survey indicated enough significant material change since the original survey undertaken in 2011, that a remodelling exercise was now needed to assess the validity of the current scheme. This process is likely to take several more
weeks to complete and so all parties agreed to a follow-up progress meeting towards the end of May.
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.