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Dates to Remember

31st July to 8th Aug - Artists' Open Studios : Visit 6 leading artists in their studios in the local area. See the website for details.

2nd Aug - SLPP survey of St Catherines Road: 10 days duration. It will require a road closure, there will be a diversion in place, see July Update (pdf)

4th Aug - Five Year Strategy Virtual Consultation: 7.00pm - 8.30pm. Book Virtual Consultation. Also see SHBC's Five Year Strategy Consultation below.

7th Aug - St Barbara’s Open Day: 10:30am - 12:30pm & 3:30pm -5:30pm, Mindenhurst School, Mindenhurst Road, Deepcut. See the Poster on the right for details.

16th Aug - Five Year Strategy Virtual Consultation: 10.00am- 11.30am. Book Virtual Consultation. Also see SHBC's Five Year Strategy Consultation below.

to 31st Aug - Heathland Photography Competition: Run by Blackwater Valley Nature Walks, see the Competition page for details on entering.

Public Consultations and Reviews

SHBC's Transport in the Villages Consultation - SHBC is consulting residents from Surrey Heath’s villages. They wish the residents to tell them the transport needs of the local community. To give your opinion, fill in the Survey, closes on Monday 16th August 2021.

SHBC's Five Year Strategy Consultation - SHBC is consulting with local people, businesses, organisations to help understand how they can make Surrey Heath an even better place to live and work. To give your opinion, fill in the Survey, closes on Friday 27th August 2021.

SCC's Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4) Consultation - SCC are now consulting on Surrey's new draft Transport Plan. To learn about the Plan and have your say go to the Surrey Transport Plan. The consultation survey closes on Sunday 24th October 2021.

Surrey Heath Borough Council  

Paul Deach eNewsletter

Planning Applications

SHBC Planning Policies

The Frimley Green Carnival Committee organises 3 events in the Frimley Green Area.

Any proceeds from the three events are distributed to local charities.

For information or questions like having a stall at the Carnival, email:

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 (Mindenhurst) development (see below).

National Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch  

Info & advice to help make the right choices

Advice on Benefits, Social Networks, Health Issues or Support for Carers

Surrey I


For the latest updates on the development visit the whats on page on the Mindenhurst website.

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.

To contact us email

Basingstoke Canal Updates

The Society will be keeping abreast on what is happening with the Basingstoke Canal. For information on the maintenance and update work being done on the canal, see the Bulletins and News from the Basingstoke Canal Society.

In 2011 we supported a petition to Surrey Heath Borough Council to increase their funding to the Basingstoke Canal inline with the other riparian councils, you can read about it in the article on our website.

Society News

MFG&D Society 26/06/2021- Hatches Railway Level Crossing Proposal

Hatches Level Crossing As part of their continuing national Level Crossing Risk Reduc1ion Programme, Network Rall is proposing to close the Hatches level crossing and replace it with a footbridge.

A brief outine of the proposed work is below:

  • Full closure of the Hatches level crossing.
  • Creation of a stepped or ramped footbridge going over the railway, diverting the right of way going over the crossing.
  • The existing path linking the crossings at Farnborough North and Hatches to be downgraded from a Bridleway to a Footpath.
  • This footpath will be extended around the Fisheries Lake.

Graham O'Connell from the Society has wrtten a crtique, giving the background, safety record, recent changes, noise problems, the reasons why he thinks that Network Rail are making this proposal to replace the current level crossing. This is followed by a discussion of possible options for replacing or improving the level crossing, including the footbridge option proposed by Network Rail. You can read about it in the Hatches Railway Level Crossing article on this website.

MFG&D Society 10/06/2021- Mytchett Crossroads Telecoms Tower - 21/0456/GPD

Update from David Whitcroft:

I am happy to advise that SHBC has refused permission for the above for the following reasons:

The proposed development, by reason of its siting and appearance, would have a dominant and intrusive impact upon the streetscene and for the occupiers of nearby residential properties resulting an adverse impact on local character and residential amenity, failing to comply with Policy DM9 of the Surrey Heath Core Strategy and Development Management Policies 2012.

The proposed development, by reason of its siting, would have an adverse impact upon visibility south from the road junction of Coleford Bridge Road onto Mytchett Road resulting in conditions prejudicial to highway safety failing to comply with Policy DM11 of the Surrey Heath Core Strategy and Development Management Policies 2012.

In the end, there were 21 letters against the proposal and one in favour.

Graham O'Connell Potting shed 18/05/2021- Gardens opening in Frimley Green

Two gardens in Frimley Green will be opening under the National Garden Scheme (NGS) to support Nursing and Health Charities on Sunday 6th June. Admission is by pre-booked ticket only. Details can be found at

These two attractive, organic and award winning wildlife-friendly gardens will also be offering teas and some excellent plants for sale. Featured in Surrey Life, there are colourful flower borders, roses, peonies, vegetables, cottage favourites and rarer species too.

The money goes via the NGS to organisations like Macmillan, Marie Curie, HospiceUK, Parkinsons & many more. Admission is £4.50 and there are timed slots from 1:30 to 5:30pm. Entry will be via the first garden Oakleigh at 22 The Hatches. Tea and cake will be available at the second garden, Wildwood, just a few yards away. All suitable Covid precautions will be in place including a one-way system.

See the Full Article for more.

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Update - 23/07/2021

July Update (pdf) released, includes a schedule, maps and explanations for the Surrey Heath works.

Update - 03/06/2021

First 6 Esso Pipeline planning applications for Frimley Green publicised, see them here.

Update - 27/05/2021

The Esso Southampton to London Pipeline Project (ESLPP) have just released a local area specific timeline for installation which you can view on their website, along with a new interactive map that shows information about construction in each local area. The timetable gives an indication, by month, of when they expect to be working in each area. However, they are still progressing some construction details so the timeline may be subject to some change.  

ESLPP will start installing the pipeline in Chobham Common from October 2021.  Vegetation clearance and some installation will take place from December 2021, with installation in all other areas taking place throughout 2022 and into 2023. It looks like the work at St Catherine’s Road Sangs will start in December 2022.

Residents will be informed about works in their area before ESLPP start and local area information will be updated regularly on ESLPP's website before and during construction.

For more information about the Esso Southampton to London Pipeline Project see the Article on this site.

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