Author Archives: BRA Publicity

What’s new on the BRA web site?

14th June

  • Squareabout Flooding Petition
  • Catapult attack
  • This week’s planning applications in Bookham: Click here for more details
  • Litter pick – 1st July

28th May

  • This week’s planning applications in Bookham: Click here for more details
  • Litter Pick next weekend – Sunday 3rd June
  • Leatherhead Youth Project – We’re Hiring
  • Little Book of Big Scams

21st May

  • This week’s planning applications in Bookham: Click here for more details
  • The BRA Tree Wardens have been busy planting around the village. 130 trees have now been planted. To see the variety of trees planted and their location, click here.
  • Petition to save Bookham Youth & Community Centre

Petition to Surrey County Council to Provide Funding to Resolve Squareabout Flooding

Les Huett – BRA Publicity

Are you getting fed up with the flooding that occurs on a regular basis at the Squareabout and the hazard issues the flooding causes?

Despite the best efforts of the Bookham Flood Forum very little progress has been made. To raise the profile of this issue the BRA is petitioning Surrey County Council to provide funding to complete the investigation work and implementation of a drainage scheme.

We are urging all Bookham residents to sign the on line petition so the issue is raised to the SCC Cabinet for review and resolution.

The petition runs until 14th July 2018.

Please click here or on the image below to go the SCC web site and sign the petition.   

Full wording of the petition:

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to provide immediate funding to allow completion of investigations and the implementation of a drainage scheme that resolves the persistent major flooding and subsequent hazard issues in central Bookham.

This issue has affected Bookham residents for many years and despite constant promises from SCC there has been no resolution of the flooding issue that occurs at the junction of Lower Road, High Street, East Street and Church Road every time there is heavy rain.

When these roads are flooded there is no access for pedestrians trying to reach the High Street and bus stops. Pedestrians brave enough to try crossing the road, as there are no alternatives, cannot see the kerb edge or speed tables and hence there is a hazard issue.

With the poor state of the road surface drivers proceeding through the floodwater are unable to see any potholes below the water which can cause vehicle damage and is a serious hazard for cyclists.

Residents waiting at the bus stops on Lower Road get sodden due to the bow waves which come across the pavement created by passing traffic and similarly there is an accessibility issue for passengers when alighting from and catching bus services.

Due to the lack of suitable drainage this is a persistent major safety hazard to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle traffic and therefore requires resolution by SCC to stop further flooding and removal of the hazard.

Catapult Attack

From Tod Wilson – Facebook Group – I live in Bookham

There has been a recent act of assault at Bookham tennis club at the Chrystie Rec. A player was wounded by a missile which drew blood from his leg. Possibly fired from a catapult. More missiles were then found. The missiles look like fishing weights. Do you know any local youth with a catapult and possibly an interest in fishing?

The community police have been informed. They are conducting house to house enquiries and making patrols in the area. This person must be stopped. Please help if you can. Thanks.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

The BRA Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available with articles on infrastructure, community, environment, local transport and leisure from around the village. Click on the image below to read on line. BRA Members will be receiving their printed copy from their Road Steward shortly.

Putting the Great & Little back in to Bookham!

1st September 2107: BBC Radio Surrey Interviewers James Cannon and Lesley McCabe talk to Grant Woodham, Lucy Botting and Peter Seaward:

Grant Woodham 

Since moving here as a child some 15 years ago, it has always disappointed me that our postcodes do not recognise ‘Great’ or ‘Little’ on Bookham, whereas they do for East and West Horsley, East and West Clandon, and even Effingham Junction!

I wrote to Royal Mail about this, and they are happy to implement the change to make our addresses include Great and Little, and they will complete a consultation to all affected addresses. Before they can do this, Mole Valley District Council have to give their approval. MVDC have asked me to create a petition to gauge the support for this change, so here is the petition. Please sign if you support our villages being named correctly: