Dates to Remember
27th Sept - Quiz Night : 8.00pm, Mytchett Community Centre. For details,
see the Events page on the MCC Website.
3rd Oct - Mindenhurst Drop-in Session : 6.00pm - 8.00pm, St Barbara’s Garrison Church.
For more, see the Poster on the right or the
3rd Oct - Surrey Heath Local Committee : 7.00pm, Holy Trinity School. For details, see the
the Local Committee page on the SCC Site.
6th Oct - Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway : 11.00am - 5.00pm, Frimley Lodge Park.
See the FMLR Timetable for details.
6th Oct - Paul Sykes Big Band : 7.30pm, Mytchett Community Centre. For details,
see the Paul Sykes Big Band Website.
18th Oct - Society's Half-Yearly Public Meeting : St. Andrews Church Hall, Frimley Green.
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 3rd June additional plans and information were received for the Bovis application
for 131 homes in the northern part of the Mindenhurst development.
You can see the changes to the layout in the
Design & Access Addendum (pdf) document. Page 12 shows the new layout, page 14 and 15 the layout changes.
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.
Update on the proposed Frimley Green traffic lights
July 3rd - Update from Graham O'Connell:
We have just had a very constructive technical meeting with the SCC Highways lead and things are looking very promising. Our design for improved roundabouts rather than traffic lights is finding favour. The forecasted peak-time queue lengths are good; better than for lights. The safety audit, modelling details and a few other things need to be finalised but there are no obvious technical deal-breakers. The impact on the green is less than for lights, though a thin sliver of land may still be needed.
We will be continuing our dialogue and will let you know more when we can. Crucially, we have secured an agreement that there will still be a public meeting where the revised plans are presented to residents once all the technical stuff is sorted.
We continue to have our fingers crossed as it only takes one party, be that the developer, the Borough or the County, to take against it to cause problems. At the moment though I would say our mood is very optimistic.
More information can be found 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.
12/09/2019 - Commemorative Bench on the Green refurbished
The MFG&D Society have refurbished the bench on Frimley Green Village green that was put there in 2002 by the Frimley Green Carnival Committee to commemorate the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
As can be seen this has come up a treat!
The work was supervised and done by Graham O'Connell as part of the "Greening the Green" project
04/09/2019 - Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Pavement Parking
On behalf of the Society Graham O'Connell made a written submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Pavement Parking. This
has now been accepted and published. The Society's submission can be viewed
14/07/2019 - Frimley Green Carnival
Held on Sunday 14th July, the 2019 Frimley Green Carnival was a great success. There was a large and enthusiastic crowd, and luckily even though it was overcast it did not rain.
There were a great variety of stalls at the Carnival amongst which was the Society's. The Society ran a successful "Games of Phones" treasure hunt where participants had to guess where the 3 public phone were situated
in the Mytchett, Frimley Green and Deepcut area. The prize was a hamper of goodies kindly donated by Frimley Green Co-operative Funeralcare
and was won by a local resident Wendy.
For a more detailed account, see the 2019 Frimley Green Carnival.
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Esso is planning to replace 90km of the original 105km aviation fuel pipeline that runs from the Fawley Refinery near Southampton, to the West London Terminal storage facility
in Hounslow. The map below shows the route of the original pipline through the Frimley, Deepcut area.