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Surrey County Council Consultations – closes on Friday, 4th Jan

Surrey County Council are currently running five consultations that residents can review and contribute to:

The consultations are open now and close on Friday, 4th January 2019.

Bookham, Fetcham and Effingham Christmas Charity Post

Michael Agius

Our local Christmas Charity Post is now in operation for its 35th year. Christmas Charity Post stamps, still costing only 30p, are available at fourteen locations around Bookham, Fetcham and Effingham, as listed below. As usual, authorised doorstep stamp sellers are operating in some local roads.

Deliveries will be made to any road in Bookham, Fetcham and Effingham but not to Leatherhead, Ashtead or Horsley. The final collections will be on Tuesday 18th December, with final deliveries by Friday 21st December.

Proceeds go to humanitarian projects in third world countries, to help them move out of poverty and towards self-sufficiency using sustainable technologies.



BUNGALOW STORES  Beckley Parade             

GRACEWELL CARE HOME, Rectory Lane     

GRANARY CRAFT, The Grove                        


WAVELENGTHS, Edenside                             



CANNON COURT PHARMACY  Cannon Court                                                           

CONTACT Cobham Road

NIKKI’S NEWS  Sunmead Parade

OPEN ALL HOURS  Hazel Parade

ST MARY’S CHURCH  The Ridgeway


PARKER & SON  The Street


Christmas Lights in Bookham

Christmas Lights have been erected in the High Street and Church Road. The lights are a joint initiative lead by and funded by the Bookhams Residents’ Association (BRA) with grants from MVDC and Bookham Traders (BRaBA). The lights are installed by a Bookham company DVI who do an excellent job!. 

Lights at the top of the High Street

Gatwick Airport Consultation (closes 10th Jan)

Over the past ten years Gatwick Airport has grown from handling about 31m passengers per year to 46m passengers per year now. The ambition is to grow to 65m passengers per year over the next ten years. This will be achieved by a combination of increasing the number of flights and of increasing the number of passengers per flight.

Gatwick Airport has opened a public consultation which you can view and comment on by clicking here: https://www.gatwickairport.com/masterplan2018. The consultation is open until 10th January 2019


Bookham Top Planet Saving Tips!

Dan Coffin – “I Live in Bookham” Facebook Group Admin

There seems to be a big appetite in Bookham in trying to do more to reduce waste, recycle more and to do what we can to help this amazing planet we live in. So, we wanted to try to assemble all the excellent tips and tricks you all have shared recently, into one place.

Click here to see Residents tips and submit your tips – not “big picture” stuff, focus on day-to-day ideas that you turn to, tips and tricks, simple solutions that will make people think “oh yeah, why didn’t I think of that – simple!”

And don’t forget the Bookham Litter Pick that takes place on the first Sunday of the month. Meet at Lower Shott at 11.00 am. Safety kit and grabs all provided.

Question Time Report

On the 8th November Bookham Question Time was held at the Old Barn Hall. Hosted by the BRA it gave an opportunity for residents to ask questions of Bookham Councillors.

For a summary of the questions and answers, please click here.

Also at the event David Harper, Planning Policy Cabinet Member for MVDC gave a presentation and answered questions on the MVDC Local Plan. For David Harper’s presentation and Q&As he answered, please click here.

For further information on the MVDC Local Plan please visit the MVDC web site:




Tree Felling on Lower Road / Bookham Fields

Peter Seaward – BRA Chairman.

Tree Felling Lower Road Recreation Ground / Bookham Fields

Click here for PDF version

Some of you might have noticed some tree felling taking place on the southern side of the Lower Road Recreation Ground.  This land is part of an area known as Bookham Fields and spreads from the edge of the recreation ground to the A246 south, The Lorne in the east to Rectory Lane in the west. This land has 4 or 5 owners.

At the recent BRA Question Time event David Harper, who is the Mole Valley Councillor responsible for strategic development, outlined the way the new Mole Valley Local Plan was headed. (Click here for David Haper’s presentation).  Across the District, MVDC must build, according to Government, up to 450 homes per annum. That is up from the 188 in the last plan.

Over the next fifteen years some 4,100 houses can be built within the existing areas on brown field sites or by extensions of various kinds, greater density housing, taller buildings and so on. This will leave 2,500 dwellings to be built elsewhere. The present broad strategy by MVDC, according to David Harper, is some modest expansion of the villages in the south, the possibility of larger extensions to one or two as yet unspecified villages in the south, and with the rest having to be built on green field sites in the built-up areas of Dorking, Leatherhead, Fetcham, Ashtead and Bookham.

Click here to read more of this report

For more information please see the MVDC website:

As we gather more information, we will circulate it as quickly as we can.

This is not a rallying call to action… yet.  However, please be ready to lobby the Council and your local Councillors to make sure we get a fair deal for Bookham.

Fraudster Warning

Cllr Metin Huseyin

Beware of a fraudsters operating in Bookham. This flyer refers to Joe’s Roofing but we are also lead to believe that”Reg’s Gutters” are the same people. An older Bookham resident was conned out of £1500 for two hours work on his roof that wasn’t done. Be very careful when answering your door to unknown trades people.

For guidance on the tactics fraudsters use issued by the Metropolitan Police, click the image below:


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