17th Jan - New South Western Timetable: For details, see the Email from South Western.
19th Jan - Walks Diary: Frimley Fuel Allotments: 10.00am Pine Ridge Golf Club car park. For details, see the
on the SHBC Website.
26th Jan - Walks Diary: Basingstoke Canal: 10.00am Frimley Lodge Park. For details, see the
on the SHBC Website.
6th Feb - Paul Sykes Big Band : 7.30pm, Mytchett Community Centre. For details,
see the Paul Sykes Big Band Website.
16th Mar - Walks Diary: Mytchett Ranges: 10.00am Frimley Lodge Park. For details, see the
on the SHBC Website.
SHBC Planning Policies
Local Housing Projects
Status: Being built - 1200 homes
Original Planning Application: 12/0546
Other Links: Newsletters,
Status: Being built - 248 homes
Developer/Builder: Nicholas King Homes
Original Planning Application: 18/0327
22-30 Sturt Road
Status: Planning application submitted - 160 homes
Developer/Builder: Berkeley Homes
Planning Application: 20/1048/FFU
Website: Virtual Exhibition
Related Link: Article
Status: Planning application submitted - 65 homes
Developer/Builder: Bewley Homes
Planning Application: 21/0769/FFU
Land at Former Cheswycks School
Status: Planning application granted - 13 homes
Developer/Builder: Self Builds
Original Planning Application: 19/2311/OOU
Land 43-79 (odds) Guildford Road
Status: Being built - 9 homes
Developer/Builder: Key Land Estates
Original Planning Application: 20/0355/FFU
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
Farnborough Airport Concerns
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.
01/12/2021- Tree Planting in Frimley Green
Councillor Paul Deach has acquired some trees from Surrey County Council to plant in our local area. The picture shows Graham O'Connell planting the first of
of the trees with Paul Deach by the Green in Frimley Green.
The tree is a Prunus Padus, a Bird Cherry. It is a tough and resilient tree which flowers in late April or early May and has white almond-scented blossom.
As a native tree it supports plenty of insect life including bees and the bitter dark fruits are loved by birds.
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South Western Railway - January 2022 Timetable Change
As previously flagged, from Monday 17 January 2022 South Western Railway (SWR) will be introducing a new temporary timetable designed to ensure reliability for customers and cater to key workers, school pupils and those who cannot work from home.
The emergence of the Omicron variant has necessitated the need for a new timetable, with staff shortages across SWR having led to unavoidable short-notice cancellations. With current guidance to work from home, the new timetable will sufficiently meet current demand.
Rigorous planning has gone into developing this timetable to deliver the right level of service for the current situation, but SWR will continue to monitor its services to ensure that they continue to deliver for its customers. The changes will remain under review going forward.
Core timetables are available through the SWR website, with journey planners set to be updated on a week-by-week basis.
Updates will take place towards the end of each week, so customers are advised to check before they travel via www.southwesternrailway.com.
The key changes to flag are as follows:
Commenting on the new timetable, SWR’s Managing Director Claire Mann said: “The spread of the Omicron variant has had a significant impact on our railway, with fewer people using the train and
staff shortages impacting on our ability to consistently deliver the current timetable. Having assessed demand and spoken to our industry colleagues, we believe this new timetable is the most
effective means of ensuring our customers receive a reliable service, with short-notice cancellations minimised.”
- Waterloo to Exeter services will split at Salisbury
- Waterloo to Weymouth services will split at Bournemouth
- The Shepperton branch will reduce to hourly
- Waterloo to Alton will reduce to hourly
- Waterloo to Basingstoke will reduce to hourly
- The last train of each day will be earlier than at present
“Journey planners will be updated on a week-by-week basis, with updates taking place towards the end of each week. Customers should check their journey as close to their time of travel as possible.”
We would like to apologise again for any inconvenience this situation will cause. We have tried to answer some anticipated questions below, if you have any other questions or comments please let us know.
Regional Development Manager
South Western Railway, 4th Floor, South Bank Central, 30 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9LQ
Mobile: 07970 397702
How long will these timetable changes last for?
We are closely monitoring the impact of Omicron, and will keep our timetable under constant review.
How does this timetable cater for schoolchildren?
This timetable is similar to the one we ran before May 2021, where we had ensured our services were able to meet the increase in demand on key school routes at the start and end of the school day.
Why are journey planners being updated weekly?
Our teams need to make amendments to the timetable to ensure services are planned to factor in engineering works, including a number of midweek engineering works taking place in the next few weeks.
As the engineering work taking place varies week by week, there will be some variations to the timetable each week. As such we are only able to update journey planners a few days before the start of the week.
Are these changes permanent?
This is not a permanent or long-term& timetable. We hope to be able to increase the number of services we provide as soon as we can, once staffing levels allow.
Will you add services as people return to the railway and demand increases?
Throughout the pandemic we have closely monitored demand and ensured our service level matches demand, and we will continue to do so.
Update - 17/12/2021
December Update (pdf) released, includes an updated schedule, maps and explanations for the Surrey Heath works.
The Esso Southampton to London Pipeline Project (ESLPP) have 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.
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.