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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.

Petition to Surrey County Council to Resolve Squareabout Flooding

Wednesday 5th September.

Today the petition which was submitted by the BRA to SCC to provide funding to investigate and then resolve the flooding issue in the centre of village in the roads leading in to the Squareabout was heard by the Local Committee at Pippbrook.

The petition was accepted and agreement was given to allocate £30k for the investigation phase that the petition requested. At this stage there is no commitment to the resolution phase. For the full petition response, please click here.

 

Footpath 75 – Application to Restrict Pedestrian Access at Certain Times: Rejected

Wednesday 5th September

At the Local Committee Meeting at Pippbrook the request from the Howard of Effingham to restrict access Footpath 75 was heard. (This footpath runs across HoE grounds). The Committee heard well balanced presentations from Effingham Residents Association, Effingham Parish Council and the Rector of All Saints on how this would affect a large number of residents and cause safety issues. Julia Dickinson presented the background to the request from the Howard.

The request for closure was rejected by the Local Committee. Click here for the report and recommendations by Debbie Prismall, SCC’s Senior Countryside Access Officer