Dates to Remember
31st July to 8th Aug - Artists' Open Studios : Visit 6 leading artists in their studios in the local area. See
the www.artistsopenstudios.org 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.
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
Advice on Benefits, Social Networks, Health Issues or Support for Carers
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 FACCRep@mfgdsociety.org.uk.
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.
26/06/2021- Hatches Railway Level Crossing Proposal
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.
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.
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 ngs.org.uk/view-garden/29714.
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.