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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

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: