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Why not come to the next Parish Meeting?

The Parish Council meetings are on the last Thursday of every month- press and public have the opportunity to speak at the beginning of every meeting and it is always good to hear views and issues.

The minutes for the meetings can be found here;  http://www.chobham.net/parish/minutes/council-min.php

The agenda for meetings can be found here; http://www.chobham.net/parish/agendas.php

Parish meeting

Don’t forget that the last Thursday in the month is parish council meeting night- this is your chance to meet all the Councillors (or at least the ones that attend) and share your issues during the public forum section. If you’ve never been before – its an interesting insight into who we are, how the council works and the type of decisions we are able to make.

Also this week sees the start of the Chobham flower festival- I was in the church last night and it is really beginning to look and smell amazing. Try and pop along.

Hot topics continue to be traffic, building, traveller sites and parking. What are your views on this?

There is the opportunity to meet the planners from Surrey Heath on Monday 7th October- they are coming to discuss Surrey Heaths’ plans for the Allocation of gypsy sites ( you may have read that our local MP Michael Grove at the deep cut enquiry recommended the allocation should all be based in Chobham) – this is a public meeting so do come along and listen to their plans.

Who controls development within Chobham?

With the demand for housing ever increasing and the returns of development within this area very high, it is not surprising that Chobham and the surrounding areas are under constant attack from investors and developers.

The application for development with DERA has now been withdrawn for the Surrey Heath section, but the development within Runnymede has been resubmitted (with minor changes) and the effect of the development will be felt very keenly within Surrey Heath- Surrey Heath will receive no income from the developers but will bear the brunt of the impact from the development. Please make sure that you register your support or objections on the Runnymede web site asap.

Bagshot Road is under threat again from a site that has had multiple applications- this time it’s a development, within the green belt, of not one but three houses! There is a foot path that runs through this land and this land is an important marker between West End and Chobham. Details of this planning application can be found by entering 13/0578 on the Surrey Heath web site planning application search page.


Please make your objections heard!

On a positive note, don’t forget that on Saturday 14th September you can come and find out about the Chobham Neighbourhood plan and have the opportunity to share your vision for the future of Chobham.

Terrified of ‘doing’ a Michael Fishh

I appreciate that this seems unlikley given the current mildness (even if there is no sunshine) however, the Met Office have issued a Yellow WIND Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) for tomorrow with winds gusting to 50 mph inland but as high as 60 mph along the coast. This warning has been extended further east compared to yesterday’s alert and now covers most of London & SE England. This may lead to some disruption to transport and damage to trees.

The wind will ease during Thursday evening and then we will see sunshine and showers through to the weekend.

The warning can be viewed on Hazard Manager or through the Met Office website at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/.

Annual Parish Meeting Tonight- Wednesday 8th May


will be held
7:30pm on Wednesday 8th May 2013
in the
Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham
under the Chairmanship of
Mrs Carol Gregorious, Chairman – Chobham Parish Council.

1. Chairman’s Welcome
2. Apologies for Absence
3. Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 2nd May 2012 to be approved
4. Chairman’s Report
5. Planning Matters
6. Parish & Other Matters – Open Forum

The meeting will be followed by:
Special screening: “Surrey on Film 1914-1953 – A Community in Peace and War” by the Surrey History Centre

Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.