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Little Bookham Street Partial Closure – 22nd October

Little Bookham Street will be closed (sewage works) between Burnhams Road and Maddox Lane from on or about the 22nd October 2018 for five days.

Official Notice 

Surrey County Council propose the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of Little Bookham Street. Great Bookham as extends from its junction with Burnhams Road to its junction with Maddox Lane.

Any Enquiries relating to this notice should be directed to:
Traffic Regulation Orders Team
Surrey County Council – Highways
Hazel House
Merrow Lane
Surrey GU4 7BQ
Tel: 0300 200 1003

Bookham Question Time! – 8th November, Old Barn Hall, 7.30 pm

Following on from last year’s popular “Question Time” the BRA is hosting this event again giving Bookham residents the opportunity to meet and ask our Councillors questions on local issues.
This free event is being hosted by the BRA with an independent chairman and is open to all Residents.

If you would like to submit your question prior to event, please complete the form below.



A Car Club for Bookham?

What is a Car Club?

By joining a car club you get all the convenience of owning a car without the hassle or costs of repairs and parking. You may be familiar with Zipcar in  central London.

The BRA and Transition Bookham are working together to establish if there is interest in a car club and how residents might use such a car club.

What are the benefits?

Convenient car use
The convenience of a car without the hassle of owning one – no more servicing, insurance, parking, MOT or repairs.

Cars are accessible to members at all hours and typically would be used for local journeys for several hours at a time. Bookings would be made through a mobile phone app or web site with the vehicle being centrally located in Bookham. (Note: this isn’t a ride sharing idea).

Saves you money
According to Carplus, joining a car club could save you £3,500 per year compared to owning a car (if you currently drive fewer than 6,000 miles per year).

Protect the Environment
Car club vehicles are energy efficient and cleaner than the average car. They also reduce the need to own a car and discourage unnecessary car travel.


We have created a simple two question survey with the opportunity for you to comment on this idea:


The survey will close on 30th November 2018. Results will be published on the BRA and Transition Bookham web sites.

National Remembrance Day Sunday 11th November

Squareabout Road Closure

Pat Morrish

This is to advise residents that the Squareabout and the four roads leading to it for about twenty metres will be closed to all traffic from 10.45 a.m. until 11.15 a.m. on Sunday 11th November.

This is to ensure that the annual Remembrance Service at the War Memorial in St Nicolas Churchyard can take place. The necessary Traffic Controls orders have been agreed with MVDC and other services who will be affected have been informed.

Two volunteers are required to help the team with the road closures between 10:15 and 11:30. If you can help, please contact Pat Morrish on 01372 459 050

Remembrance Sunday

After the Remembrance Sunday service in St Nicolas Church at approximately 11.30 am the Third Bookham Scouts will walk to the Canadian Friendship Tree in Eastwick Park Avenue (about 50m from the Lower Road junction).

The Friendship Tree was planted after the 1939-45 war in memory of those Canadians who were based on Great Bookham, many of whom landed, and died, on the D-Day landings on 6th June 1944. Wreaths will be laid by the tree and prayers will be said. Anybody who would like to attend would be most welcome.


Norbury Park – Ash Dieback – Walk on 3rd November

Message from James Adler – Director of Land Management


Dear Resident,
I am writing to let you know about our concern over the impact of Ash die back disease on Norbury Park.

You may be aware that Ash die back disease (Chalara) is now prevalent throughout Surrey and the wider country. The disease has been spreading rapidly since it was first identified in the UK in 2012. Research highlights that over 95% of Ash trees are likely to be affected.

Infected trees unfortunately succumb to the disease from the canopy downwards. They can drop branches without warning during this process. Trees also become more susceptible to honey fungus which is capable of destroying root systems with the risk of sudden and unexpected tree failure. This year Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) has already removed 80 failing Ash trees across the estate we manage.

This means that Ash dieback is now creating an enhanced health and safety risk within our woods. We need to deal with this situation and keep people as safe as we can. Therefore I need to advise you that woodland operations will need to take place this winter in Norbury Park.

Once work is underway, pathways will only be closed if it is required for health and safety reasons and signage will be clearly displayed during this time. Pathways will be reopened as soon as possible after the works.

We are hosting a guided walk for residents and members of the public to talk through the planned work and the impact of the disease in more detail.

The walk will be held on Saturday 3rd November at 09.00 to 09.45am. This will give local people the opportunity to ask any questions. If you would like to attend the walk please let us know in advance by contacting us on countryside@surreywt.org.uk or 01483 910 087 and we will be happy to provide you with the details.

For more information on Ash dieback please visit the Forestry Commission website: www.forestry.gov.uk/ashdieback

Click here for the full briefing from Surrey Wildlife Trust

War Memorial Refurbished

The War Memorial in St Nicolas churchyard was erected after WW1 and now being 100 years old has become rather dilapidated. Peter Seaward, (BRA Chairman) and Arthur Field (BRA Projects Manager) took on the task of identifying suitable restoration companies,  dealing with St Nicholas Church Wardens and MVDC to get the memorial restored to its former glory.

Following the initial clean using techniques specifically for old stone work, the second stage of the restoration, the re-painting of the engraving has been completed. The photos in the gallery do not give full credit the skills of the restoration company, Stonewest, so next time you are in the village take a moment to have a look at the memorial and remember those from this village that gave their lives for this country 100 years ago.

In addition to the restoration work at St Nicolas, the memorial at All Saints, Little Bookham has also been cleaned. There are four names on the memorial and church records show another seven individuals who should be commemorated. Discussions are taking place on how this may resolved.