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75th Anniversary of D-Day – Young Street Memorial

Residents may or may not be aware that a large contingent of Canadian troops were stationed in Bookham prior to embarking to France as part of the D-Day landings 75 years ago today, 6th June 1944.

A memorial to the Canadians who died in action is situated on Young Street. The BRA along with other local resident’s associations in conjunction with MVDC are planning a tidying and light cleaning of the memorial.


Cubs & Dawnay School Pupils join Litter Pick

For the June litter pick Cubs and pupils from Dawnay school joined in with the regulars to give Bookham streets a clean. A big “Thank You” to the young people and also to St Nicolas Church who provided much needed refreshments after the litter pick!

The litter pick is held on the first Sunday of the month. Meet at Lower Shott at 11.00 am. All safety equipment and bags provided.


Lower Road Road Closures

Surrey County Council Highways have published a Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order in facilitate SGN replacing the gas main on the Lower Road which will be closed between The Ridgeway and Keswick Road from the 17 June 2019 for up to 6 months.

This will have a major impact on traffic flows in Bookham and Fetcham. We have received a map of the diversions that will be in place during the road works. 

Access will be maintained to the properties as will access for pedestrians and cyclists.

For the detailed map that you can zoom in on, click on the image below:

(It is a large PDF file so may take some time to download)

Mole Valley District Council’s Local Plan (2018 -2033): Implications for Bookham

Peter Seaward – BRA Chairman

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Mole Valley District Council are reaching the end of their work on the next Local Plan. Called “Future Mole Valley” a policy (once completed) sets out plans for development across Mole Valley for the period 2018-2033, includes targets for delivering new homes, identify locations for development and sets out areas which will continue to be protected. This will become available for us all to comment on in late June 2019.

The Neighbourhood Development Plan for Bookham (NDP) which was the subject of a village referendum in May of 2017 will form part of this plan although which of its policies will be continued or cease to exist will be decided on by our Councillors and MVDC. Although subject to five years of hard work by many here in Bookham it is disappointing that policies expected to be taken into account by MVDC Planners have on occasions  been “trumped” by other planning policies.

The Council are charged by Government to build nearly 7,000 new dwellings throughout Mole Valley over the next fifteen years. This is an annual rate of over 400 dwellings compared with the present rate of around 190. If MVDC fail to convince the Government appointed Inspector that the new Local Plan is capable of achieving the required numbers then the Government can pass the responsibility to Inspectors or other bodies.
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Finally, we must reiterate that all the information facts presented here are those we in the BRA have deduced and may well be wrong but, in our opinion, we need to alert residents to the possibilities and make some estimates about and what the consequences for us all these might bring.

Further information on the Local Plan can be found on the MVDC website: https://www.molevalley.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=33905 

Spring 2019 Newsletter

The BRA Spring 2019 newsletter has just been published and members will be receiving their copy from their Road Steward shortly. 

This year as we  do not have road stewards for all roads a”Good Will” edition has been delivered to residents in these roads by Road Stewards from other parts of the village.

Could you consider becoming a Road Steward? All we need is a commitment of a few hours in the Spring and Autumn to deliver to around twenty homes.

If you can help either email: membership@bookhamresidents.org.uk  or call: 0300 030 9890. Our Membership Secretary will be happy you to take you through what’s needed.

Click on the image below for the PDF edition of the Newsletter. 


A Car Share Club For Bookham? November 2018 Results

Late last year a survey was published as a joint initiative by the BRA and Transition Bookham to determine if a Car Share Club would be of interest to residents.

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For the survey results, click on the image below:

Looking After Bookham’s Green Spaces

Later this year the Bookham Youth Centre will be closing but fortunately the BRA Tree Warden team have been able to rescue some of the shrubs and plants and relocated them to the area outside of the library which had become almost devoid of plants as people walked through.

Here’s  “before” and “after” photos of the work the Tree Wardens have completed.




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