What’s New on the BRA Website?

21st January

16th January 

6th January

1st January

23rd December

22nd December

Click here to see the 2018 post archive

Investigation of Resident Engagement in Bookham

Hannah Causebrook 

I’m a Howard student doing an investigation into engagement in Bookham for my A-level coursework project. I would really appreciate it if anyone could complete this questionnaire, it shouldn’t take too long!

Click here for the link to questionnaire

Hannah has agreed to share the results of her resident engagement survey in the Spring edition of the BRA Newsletter. Should be an interesting article.  

Friends of Bookham Common – AGM and Spring Buffet – 27th March

Paul Gallard 

Tickets are now on sale for the Spring Buffet on Wednesday 27th March 2019. See the flyer below for full details.

It is a special double speaker bill this year.  Stephanie Fudge, the new National Trust General Manager for Surrey  Hills has agreed to give us an insight into operation in the Surrey Hills.

However because it is the 40th anniversary of  Ian Swinney’s accession to the Ranger throne on Bookham Commons Stephanie’s talk will be slightly shorter than usual in order to give Ian time to cover his last 40 years aptly titled  –  40 Years Of The Lone Ranger


Heathrow Airport Consultation 8th January to 4th March

You will have received through your door a document from on Heathrow airspace and future operations. It was delivered by the Royal Mail along with other flyers from pizza takeaways and home improvements and suchlike and you may have accidentally discarded it. If so, here is a copy of the flyer. Click on the image below for the complete leaflet with dates and locations where Heathrow are holding consultation events.



SCC Drainage Works – Chapel Lane / Dorking Road from 7th January

Information from Surrey County Council

Start date: 7th January 2019 for approximately five weeks

24 Hour road closure – Chapel Lane Traffic Lights – Dorking Road

These works are for the installation of a new drainage system to help reduce flooding on Dorking Road, Bookham.

Chapel Lane will be closed at the junction with Polesden Road and there will be no through access for the duration of these drainage improvement works.
Chapel Lane will be open from the junction with Ranmore Common Road up to where we are working for residents and businesses.
Dorking road will have traffic lights during the work at the junction with Chapel Road.

Click on the image below for the full briefing:

SCC Drainage Inspection Works – Church Road / Lower Road from 7th January

Surrey County Council have advised of drainage inspection works commencing 7th January on Church Road and Lower Road. This is result of the BRA Petition to SCC and Flood Forum for an investigation and a resolution for flooding of roads meeting at the junction of the Squareabout. Note: These works are the investigation stage and will determine what the resolution might be.

Surrey County Council Notice:

  • Start date: 7th January for approximately 7 weeks
  • Working hours: 9:30am to 3:30 pm – Monday to Friday
  • Church Road works expected to take four weeks and Lower Road three weeks.
  • Church Road and Lower Road will remain open with temporary traffic lights in place for approximately seven weeks whilst we carry out our drainage inspection works.
  • Parking bays will be suspended along Church Road

For the full SCC briefing please click on the image below.

Royal British Legion Silent Soldier Initiative

As part of the Silent Solider initiative by the Royal British Legion in Surrey over £114,000 has been raised for the Poppy Appeal. Contributions from the BRA, Bookham Community Association (BCA), St Nicolas Church and Bookham Retail and Business Association (BRaBA)  contributed over £400 to the total. Bookham had four of the silhouettes located The Old Barn Hall, St Nicolas Churchyard, The Crown and also on the Bookhams Village sign at Lower Shott. 

Click here to read more of this report


South Bookham SPACE Events

Terry Gluck

Funds are needed to expand the facilities at South Bookham SPACE!
NOTE!!! The extra SPACE will be more critical than ever when the Youth and Community Centre on Lower Road closes in 2019.

So please put in your diaries and support the following events!

29th March 2019 – Golf Day:
Join us on 29th March 2019 for a fun golf day and post competition dinner at Guildford Golf Club.
Families and teams of four most welcome and no handicaps required!
For details contact Keith Gatford at keithmgatford@gmail.com

4th May 2019 – Quiz Night:
This ever-popular event again. Make up your teams and book in!
Contact Lorna Lock at lornalock61@gmail.com

8th June 2019 – Summer Ball:
Following the great success of the first Carnival Ball at the Old Barn Hall, organized by Bookham Tennis Club on behalf of SPACE, this is to be held again!
For further details contact Chris Browning at chris.browning.uk@hotmail.co.uk

A Just Giving account has been opened, enabling Gift Aid to be claimed.
Just click on the link: https://www.justgiving.com/southbookhamspaceltd

Thank you all for your support.

The new Social SPACE will be large enough to accommodate meetings, classes and social events for 20-25 people, with adjoining kitchen facilities and a balcony overlooking the Outer SPACE multi use games area and Bookham Tennis Club courts, plus covered area for parents to watch their kids.

« Older Entries