Surrey

SHBC and Places Leisure Joint Statement: Green Space Preserved at Camberley's New Leisure Centre

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 18:43
Date: Wednesday, 19 June, 2019

Camberley’s brand-new leisure centre’s planning proposal will be revised following feedback from local residents and consultation on the planning and car park provision.

 

The original planning application included car parking provision within a small section of the adjacent recreational ground. This proposal provided the most cost-effective solution, however following the feedback received, Surrey Heath Borough Council and operator Places Leisure have been working together to identify alternative and affordable solutions, that enable the green space to be retained. 

Karen Whelan, Chief Executive at Surrey Heath Borough Council commented, "The Council Officers have listened to residents and Councillors and together with Places Leisure have worked hard to find alternative ways to deliver the car parking arrangements for the proposed new leisure centre. The ability to work effectively in partnership is a key strength to the relationship with Places Leisure and I'd like to thank all those that have worked so tirelessly to reach such a positive outcome for the residents of Surrey Heath."

A revised planning proposal will be brought forward which will include the provision of a brand-new multi-storey car park, situated in the existing leisure centre car park. Councillor Richard Brooks, Leader of the Council said,

"The development of a new leisure centre is part of the Council's long-term strategy for health and wellbeing, but delivery of a new facility had to be affordable for the Council. I'm delighted that a new proposal to deliver the required car parking will be coming forward enabling us to preserve green space in the town centre whilst ensuring the scheme is financially viable. I’d like to add my thanks to Councillor McClafferty and Councillor Dougan,  my Executive team and the Officers who have worked extremely hard to find an alternative solution.”

A spokesperson for Places Leisure added, “We are pleased to have supported the Council in identifying alternative provision that enables the space to be retained. Together with Surrey Heath Borough Council we are excited to bring to the local community a vibrant new leisure offering and deliver a modern and sustainable facility that can be enjoyed by all.”

 

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Plastic recycling destinations

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:32
Date: Tuesday, 18 June, 2019

Following the broadcast of the BBC One programme ‘War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita’ we’ve been in contact with Surrey County Council and partners to collect the relevant information regarding the destination of recycling collected in Surrey Heath – see statement below for details: 

 

In 2018, Surrey County Council’s contractor SUEZ appointed Viridor as the contractor managing the processing and sale of recovered recycling collected in Surrey Heath.  

 

Viridor has the UK’s largest network of 300+ advanced recycling, energy recovery and landfill diversion facilities and only works with EA-accredited and licensed facilities in the UK, Europe and further afield.  

 

The organisation currently sends some recovered plastic recyclables to a number of plants across the UK, Europe and Asia. Viridor has a robust system of traceability with regard to its supply chain through UK EA-accredited and licensed facilities where the recyclable material becomes “end of waste” which means the material is reprocessed to produce a pellet or flake and reused in manufacturing as a recyclable material. 

 

Viridor has recently signed a contract with Gloucestershire-based KA Plastics which will see 5,000 tonnes of recycling sacks, shopping bags and film reprocessed in the UK. (previously markets for this grade of plastic were Asian countries and, more recently, Turkey.) 

 

The company recently announced a £65m investment in what will be the UK’s biggest multi-polymer reprocessing plant. Based in Avonmouth, this plant will produce 60KTPA of recycled plastic a year; helping to reduce the amount of recycling that is sent overseas.  

 

As a founding member of The UK Plastic Pact in 2018 and following the Government’s recently published Resources and Waste Strategy, Viridor supports the growth of new domestic infrastructure with investment in new UK based reprocessing facilities. 

 

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Surrey Heath Borough Council confers Honorary Alderman

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:38
Date: Thursday, 13 June, 2019

Surrey Heath Borough Council has bestowed one of the highest honours in its gift in conferring a former borough councillor as Honorary Alderman for his outstanding service and dedication to Surrey Heath. 

 

Ian Sams was conferred with the title of Honorary Alderman at an extraordinary full council meeting at Surrey Heath House, Camberley on 12 June 2019. 

 

Councillor Richard Brooks, Leader of the Council said: “The Council agreed to honour Ian with the title of Honorary Alderman following his 40 years of dedicated service to the Council and the people of Surrey Heath.  

 

“Ian not only served on various committees during his time as a Councillor but was also Mayor of Surrey Heath, the highest office in the Borough.  

 

“I am delighted that the Council has agreed to honour Ian in this way." 

 

Honorary Alderman Sams said: "I am hugely honoured to receive this title from Surrey Heath Borough Council. I was proud to serve the people of Frimley for 40 years and look forward to remaining an active member of the Surrey Heath community for many years to come." 

 

Mr Sams was first elected as a borough councillor in 1979 representing Frimley ward, and served in numerous roles, particularly as Mayor of Surrey Heath in 2003/04, Deputy Mayor in 2002/03 and as Chairman and Vice Chairman of a number of committees including Recreation and Amenities, Leisure and the Environment, Licensing and the Housing Sub Committee.  

 

At the ceremony the newly-conferred Honorary Alderman was presented with a special scroll and bespoke pendant badge of office by the current Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Robin Perry. 

 

Mr Sama presented the Council with a painting he created to mark the occasion, which will be hung in the Council offices. 

Photo credit: Alan Meeks

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Unauthorised encampment - Frimley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 17:07
Date: Wednesday, 12 June, 2019

We are aware of an unauthorised encampment at The Grove, opposite Frimley Park Hospital.

We will be visiting the site and working with the Police to resolve this situation as soon as possible. 

 

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Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Economic Development Team supports Camberley based start-up business

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:42
Date: Tuesday, 11 June, 2019

 

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting local business. We recognise that our businesses are the core contributors to the prosperity of the Borough. The Council has adopted a comprehensive Economic Development Strategy which sets out the overarching aims for economic development in Surrey Heath.   This Economic Development Strategy represents the Council's commitment to the people who live and work here, and also to the businesses that have chosen to base their companies in Surrey Heath.

Find out more https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/business.

Recently the Economic Development Team has supported Fox robotics, a high-tech start-up company that began in 2017 by Henry Acevedo, (CEO) in his Camberley home. His passion for robotics and desire to become an entrepreneur has led to a vision of providing simple, safe and secure mobile industrial robots for high end logistic applications.  SHBC completed a short term let into The Square to give the company more space to enable them to properly test their concepts.

Sam Marshall, Economic Development Officer said: “Surrey Heath Borough Council are proud to give support, where possible, to businesses to help them grow and succeed within the Borough.  Henry and his team are a brilliant example of the entrepreneurial spirit that makes Surrey Heath such an exciting place to do business.”

Paula Acevedo, Business Development Manager at Fox Robotics said: “Fox robotics, integrates artificial intelligence and machine learning, that is user friendly and easy to program. Our solutions will help to strengthen the bond between man and robot to create a better future in several industries, from factories and warehouses to agriculture and healthcare industry.

Fox robotics has been supported by the Economic Development Team at Surrey Heath Borough Council.  This has been key for our growth as they have provided us the opportunity to move to a commercial unit to which has been adapted for our needs, as our team has grown to ten employees. The council has been very supportive and encouraging of this rapidly growing company that will be able to provide employment to the community and individuals around the U.K." 

Find out more about Fox Robotics here - www.fox-robotics.com


 

Camberley Be Inspired

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley town centre.  SHBC’s investments have already seen the acquisition of The Square shopping centre, commencing its refurbishment programme within the first year of ownership.  Followed by an ambitious set of projects to improve the roads, pavements and street scene.  A redundant office building has also been purchased to create 116 high quality town centre apartments, with proposals to re-deliver new commercial space. 

SHBC has selected Kier Property as the development partner for the London Road site.  Situated fronting the London Road, opposite the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the 5.5-acre site has the potential to create a mixed-use development and improve the gateway to Camberley. 

The regeneration work is supported by a comprehensive events programme, grant schemes for independent businesses and cultural and enrichment projects to ensure Camberley is a key destination and experience.  In Camberley we are committed to reshaping and enhancing the town centre to support our community and local businesses while high street retail faces challenges nationally.  www.camberleybeinspired.com.

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Surrey Heath Lottery - Tickets now on sale

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:03
Date: Tuesday, 11 June, 2019

From Tuesday June 11 tickets are available to buy online for the Surrey Heath Lottery - your chance to scoop a £25,000 jackpot and help local good causes.  

 

The first draw takes place on Saturday July 13, with 60p from every £1 ticket going to local charities and good causes. 

 

It's free for good causes to register for the Surrey Heath Lottery – more than 30 have already signed up, and more are encouraged to do so at www.surreyheathlottery.co.uk.   

 

Home-Start Surrey Heath were among the first to sign up.  

 

The charity’s Scheme Manager, Stephnie Waight, said: “We were keen to support the lottery not only for the benefits it can bring to us as a charity and our work, but also for the benefit it will bring to Surrey Heath.  

 

“For a small charity like Home-Start Surrey Heath, celebrating our 30th year, receiving this money from the Lottery will make a big difference, and will go a long way towards helping local families.” 

 

Frimley and Camberley Cadet Corps have also registered. Trustee Nigel Ferris said: “It’s a great initiative. We'd encourage other local good causes to sign up. All you have to do is commit to spreading the word about your own lottery page, to help sell as many tickets as possible."  

 

Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Support and Safeguarding, Cllr Josephine Hawkins said: "With tickets on sale, it’s another exciting milestone in the Surrey Heath Lottery.  

 

“I would encourage local people to buy tickets to support their local good causes – and you never know, you may just be lucky and win a prize too! 

 

“This is all about supporting local charities, the voluntary sector and not-for-profit organisations who do so much great work in our community. 

 

 “And if they haven’t done so already, I would encourage all local good causes to sign up to benefit from the lottery.” 

 

Players have a 50 to one chance of winning one of the prizes, which range from the £25,000 jackpot to three extra tickets. 

 

There are two parts to the Surrey Heath Lottery scheme. Local good causes are able to set up their own lottery page, and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players using this method. 

 

A further 10p in every pound will go into a general Surrey Heath good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT. 

 

Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the Surrey Heath Lottery, with 60p of their ticket price going into the general Surrey Heath good causes fund, which will be distributed by the Council. 

 

A lottery management company, Gatherwell, has been appointed to run the scheme, having already launched similar lotteries with Portsmouth, Corby and Peterborough among others.  
 
Ben Speare, Gatherwell's managing director, said: "We are delighted that Gatherwell has been awarded the opportunity to run the new Surrey Heath Lottery. 
 
"We're looking forward to helping support local causes in partnership with the Council."  
 
To buy tickets or register as a good cause visit www.surreyheathlottery.co.uk

 

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Camberley Be Inspired - Camberley High Street and Public Realm update June 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:42
Date: Thursday, 6 June, 2019

 

Camberley town centre is currently undergoing several regeneration projects led by Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC). 

 

The High Street has received £3.5million in funding from Enterprise M3 LEP which has been increased with £900k of funding from SHBC to improve the roads and pavements in these historic areas.    

  

The new materials used for the road and pavement surfaces will greatly improve the pedestrian experience.  New street lighting and public art will enhance the character of this road and give a feeling of place and Camberley’s heritage.  

  

Knoll Road and Princess Walk will be transformed into attractive versatile areas to sit, relax and enjoy with family and friends.    

  

Planning permission has been granted to remove the canopies on Princess Way to further open up this space.  This work will take place later this summer. 

  

The preparatory works have now completed on Knoll Walk and it will remain open until the main works start later this summer.  The remaining tree on Knoll Walk will remain in place until the end of the nesting season as an active Magpie nest was identified in the tree.  New trees will be planted in Knoll Walk and also along the High Street as part of the new scheme.  

  

The Council is currently out to tender for the High Street works.  We expect to announce the contractor by the end of July 2019.  

 

Camberley Be Inspired  

 

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley town centre.  SHBC’s investments have already seen the acquisition of The Square shopping centre, commencing its refurbishment programme within the first year of ownership.  Followed by an ambitious set of projects to improve the roads, pavements and street scene.  A redundant office building has also been purchased to create 116 high quality town centre apartments, with proposals to re-deliver new commercial space.   

 

SHBC has selected Kier Property as the development partner for the London Road site.  Situated fronting the London Road, opposite the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the 5.5-acre site has the potential to create a mixed-use development and improve the gateway to Camberley.   

 

The regeneration work is supported by a comprehensive events programme, grant schemes for independent businesses and cultural and enrichment projects to ensure Camberley is a key destination and experience.  In Camberley we are committed to reshaping and enhancing the town centre to support our community and local businesses while high street retail faces challenges nationally. 

 

  

 

 

 

www.camberleybeinspired.com.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Surrey Heath Lottery to support local good causes

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:20
Date: Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

Surrey Heath Borough Council is launching its own online community lottery to benefit good causes. 

 

Tickets will cost £1 with 60p going towards local good causes, compared to 28p in the pound for the National Lottery.  

 

The draw will be weekly with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, other prizes being £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets. 

There are two parts to the Surrey Heath Lottery scheme. Local good causes are able to set up their own lottery page, and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players using this method.

A further 10p in every pound will go into a general Surrey Heath good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT. 

 

Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the Surrey Heath Lottery, with 60p of their ticket price going into the general Surrey Heath good causes fund, which will be distributed by the Council. 

 

The lottery was officially launched at an event yesterday (21 May) at Camberley Theatre, attended by SHBC Leader Cllr Richard Brooks, Surrey Heath Mayor Cllr Robin Perry, and representatives of local good causes. 

 

Surrey Heath good causes, including charities and voluntary organisations, are being encouraged to sign up to benefit from the new lottery at www.surreyheathlottery.co.uk

 

More than a dozen good causes have already signed up, including Camberley Marie Curie, Valley End Cricket Club, Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch, Windlesham United FC, Voluntary Support North Surrey and Camberley Judo Club.  

 

Home-Start Surrey Heath were also among the first to sign up.  

 

The charity’s Scheme Manager, Stephnie Waight, said: “We were keen to support the lottery not only for the benefits it can bring to us as a charity and our work, but also for the benefit it will bring to Surrey Heath.  

 

"For a small charity like Home-Start Surrey Heath, celebrating our 30th year, receiving this money from the Lottery will make a big difference, and will go a long way towards helping local families.  

 

“We'd encourage other local good causes to sign up. All you have to do is commit to spreading the word about your own lottery page, to help sell as many tickets as possible."  

 

Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Support and Safeguarding, Cllr Josephine Hawkins said: "This is a really exciting day because it's all about charities, the voluntary sector and not-for-profit organisations, and trying to support the Surrey Heath community. 

 

“I encourage all local good causes to sign up to benefit from the lottery.”  

 

From June 11, tickets for the draws can be bought online from www.surreyheathlottery.co.uk. The Surrey Heath Lottery first draw is on July 13. Players have a 50 to one chance of winning one of the prizes, which range from the £25,000 jackpot to three extra tickets. 

 

A lottery management company, Gatherwell, has been appointed to run the scheme, having already launched similar lotteries elsewhere. 
 
Ben Speare, Gatherwell's managing director, said: "We are delighted that Gatherwell has been awarded the opportunity to run the new Surrey Heath lottery. We're looking forward to helping support local causes in partnership with Surrey Heath Borough Council.” 

 

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Another successful Surrey Heath Show!

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:27
Date: Monday, 20 May, 2019Thousands of people flocked to Frimley Lodge Park to attend the twelfth Surrey Heath Show on Saturday for a fun, family day out.

Radio Frimley Park hosted entertainment in the Show’s arena. There were a number of performances from Bezerkaz Circus’ Arthur the Juggler who showed audiences his amazing skills. He juggled on stilts; hula hooped and for his finale presented an amazing fire show! Local groups including L&G Acrobatic Gymnastics, The Secret Stage School and Sandhurst and District Corps of Drums also performed.   Organised by Next Chapter Animal Rescue, the Companion Dog Show was a popular part of the day along with the Classic Car Show which is organised by Bob Potter.   New Mayor and Mayoress of Surrey Heath, Cllr Robin Perry and Jill Boxall judged the Classic Car Show competition and presented winner Colin Manley with a prize for his 1959 MGA Twin Cam.   Children’s entertainment included fairground rides, the miniature railway and excellent performances from Professor Dill’s Punch and Judy Show.   The Show’s mascot Spike the Hedgehog spent much of his day posing for photos although he did manage to take part in a march with the Sandhurst and District Corps of Drums!   For the first time, the Show had an acoustic music stage which saw performances from a variety of musicians including singer-songwriter Oliver Marsh and ukulele group Get Plucky. Ascot Brewing Company provided a bar with a tempting selection of local ale and cider.    There was also a wide range of food and drink on offer as well as lots of stalls from local businesses, community groups and charities for customers to peruse.   Each year the Surrey Heath Show distributes some of its proceeds to local charities and community groups. Last year over £6,000 was donated to such groups. Applications to apply for 2019 funds open in July. Please visit www.surreyheathshow.org for more information.

 

 

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Be Entertained - Summer in Camberley 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:33
Date: Friday, 17 May, 2019

There is so much to enjoy in Camberley town centre this summer!  Live music and entertainment, a colourful carnival, magical roof top cinema screenings, unique car show, yummy food markets and much, much more. 

 

These events are brought to you from Collectively Camberley, The Square Shopping Centre, The Atrium, Camberley Theatre and Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC).    

 

Many of the events are FREE and are suitable for the whole family! 

 

The summer in Camberley line up includes;

  • 18, 19, 26 and 26 May, Pop up fizz bar and Ascot competition, The Atrium 
  • Saturday 1 June – Batman Day in The Square 
  • 12, 13, 14 June – Collectively Camberley presents the 2018 Rooftop Film Festival, top floor of Main Square Car Park.  The planned films are Jurassic Park, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Greatest Showman Singalong and for the first time, a special children’s screening of Frozen Singalong on the Friday afternoon.  
  • 15 June, 20 July and 17 August – Surrey Farmers’ Market, Park Street  
  • 22 June – Camberley International Festival Camberley Carnival.  This year's theme is the Circus.  A colourful parade will weave through the town centre finishing at London Road Recreation Ground for lots more fun and live music 
  • Saturday 6 July – Armed Forces Day, Park Street, organised by Collectively Camberley 
  • 26 – 27 July – Camberley Theatre Beer Festival, combining a number of ales and ciders from some of the finest independent breweries across the South East with a backdrop of quality love entertainment the Camberley Beer Festival is not to be missed! 
  • Sunday 28 July – Treasure Island Panto in the Park at London Road Recreation Ground, brought to you by Camberley Theatre.  
  • Saturday 17 August – Collectively Camberley Car Show. A variety of very special and unique cars on display throughout the town centre 
  • Late Night Shopping every Thursday evening, 5pm until 8pm.  Enjoy a leisurely browse round the shops then maybe enjoy a drink and food 'al fresco' outside one of Camberley’s many eateries.  Park for just £1 after 5pm. 

You can find out more about these events at http://camberleybeinspired.co.uk/news-events/ 

 

Find out more about Collectively Camberley - https://www.collectivelycamberley.co.uk/ 

Find out more about what's available in Camberley's shopping centres - http://www.theatrium-camberley.com/http://www.camberleyshopping.co.uk/  

In addition, Camberley Theatre has a fantastic variety of productions running throughout the summer.  Find out more and book at https://www.camberleytheatre.co.uk/new/whats-on 

 

 

Camberley Be Inspired 

 

Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley town centre.  SHBC’s investments have already seen the acquisition of The Square shopping centre, commencing its refurbishment programme within the first year of ownership.  Followed by an ambitious set of projects to improve the roads, pavements and street scene.  A redundant office building has also been purchased to create 116 high quality town centre apartments, with proposals to re-deliver new business space.  

SHBC has selected Kier Property as the development partner for the London Road site.  Situated fronting the London Road, opposite the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the 5.5-acre site has the potential to create a mixed-use development and improve the gateway to Camberley.  

 

The regeneration work is supported by a comprehensive events programme, grant schemes for independent businesses and cultural and enrichment projects to ensure Camberley is a key destination and experience.  In Camberley we are committed to reshaping and enhancing the town centre to support our community and local businesses while high street retail faces challenges nationally.  www.camberleybeinspired.com

 

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New Council Leader elected

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:34
Date: Thursday, 16 May, 2019

Councillor Richard Brooks has been re-elected as leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council. 

 

Cllr Brooks was voted in at the Full Council meeting on 15 May, 2019. 

 

His appointment follows the Borough Council elections held on 2 May 2019. 

 

Cllr Brooks, a Conservative who represents Town ward, had previously served as Leader of SHBC since February 2019. 

 

Cllr Brooks said: “I am extremely proud to have been asked by my fellow councillors to continue the good work for Surrey Heath Borough Council. I would like to welcome all the new councillors on board, and thank those outgoing councillors who served in the previous term. I look forward to a productive four years, working hard for our Borough.”   

 

Cllr Charlotte Morley (Watchetts) was appointed Deputy Leader. 

 

The final make-up of the Borough Council following the election is: 

18 Conservative  

10 Liberal Democrat 

4 Independent 

2 Green Party 

1 Labour 

 

The Conservative Party are the largest group on the Council with 18 of the 35 seats, and retain control. 

 

Cllr Brooks also announced the new Council Executive at the meeting. The Portfolio Holders are as follows: 

  

Finance: Cllr Charlotte Morley 

Places & Strategy: Cllr Dan Adams 

Environment & Health: Cllr Vivienne Chapman 

Planning & People: Cllr Adrian Page 

Customer Experience & Digital: Cllr Paul Deach 

Support & Safeguarding: Cllr Josephine Hawkins 

  

A full list of the Council committee appointments can be seen here

 

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/council 

 

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New Mayor of Surrey Heath elected

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:12
Date: Thursday, 16 May, 2019

Councillor Robin Perry was chosen as the 47th Mayor of Surrey Heath at the Annual Meeting of Surrey Heath Borough Council yesterday (Wed 15 May).  

 

Cllr Perry has been a councillor for Town ward since 2015, and was last year’s Deputy Mayor. 

 

At the Mayor-making ceremony, Cllr Perry was sworn in as Mayor of Surrey Heath for the forthcoming year, receiving the Mayoral robe and chain of office.   

 

Cllr Perry succeeds the previous Surrey Heath Mayor, Cllr Dan Adams.  

 

Cllr Valerie White, who represents Bagshot ward, was elected Deputy Mayor.  

 

Cllr Perry has spent most of his life in Camberley. He has built several successful businesses including a bakery, a chain of 25 Freezer Fare stores, County Kitchens, and various software businesses.  

 

In recent years he ran a team of small business advisors for Business Link, and acted as an Independent Non-Executive Director for a number of businesses. He has for many years been an active member of the fundraising charity Round Table 41 Club, served as a trustee for various local charities and chaired the Board of Governors for a federation of local schools.  

 

Cllr Perry was married to his wife Helga for 49 years until her death in 2013, and has two sons and six grandchildren. He now shares his life with his partner Jill, who will accompany him throughout his Mayoral year. 

 

Since his election in 2015, Cllr Perry has served on various committees including  Performance and Finance, Planning, and was Chairman of the External Partnerships committee for 2017-18. He is also the Borough’s representative on the Board of Citizens Advice Surrey Heath and the Frimley Fuel Allotments charity. 

 

During his Mayoral year, Cllr Perry intends to use his ambassadorial role to boost the creation of more active community involvement opportunities including volunteering and the support of our many local charities.  

 

Cllr Perry said: “It is with great pride that I take up this mantle as the 47th Mayor of Surrey Heath.   

  

"I am extremely proud to represent our Borough, and I believe that greater community involvement linked to the many exciting developments being progressed by the Council will combine to reward us all with an even greater sense of pride in our Borough.” 

  

Cllr Perry has chosen four charities to support during the year - all are local and special to Surrey Heath: 

 

  • The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Trust – who together with Macmillan Nurses provide a brilliant service to thousands of local people at the end of their lives. Cllr Perry’s wife was cared for at home by the Trust in her final days. 
  • Surrey Young Carers – it is estimated that as many as one in 12 children are acting as the main family carer. Sometimes up to 50 hours a week are spent cleaning, shopping and washing etc. in addition to coping with school and other activities. The charity provides support, advice and respite. 
  • Frimley and Camberley Cadet Corps - one of our oldest local charities, 111 years old and still going strong! Children aged 6-18 enjoy learning the basic disciplines and activities that will serve them well as they grow up. The Mayor was an active member as a teenager. 
  • Surrey Heath Tree Wardens - a growing group of volunteers who work to protect trees and other green spaces available to the public locally. They have already transformed and revitalized several areas of local woodland that had become overgrown and inaccessible, making them a joy for members of our community to visit and much better environments for local wildlife. 

 

Outgoing Mayor Cllr Dan Adams said: “It’s been an honour and a privilege to serve the people of Surrey Heath over the past year.  

 

“I’ve been amazed at the experiences I’ve had, the wonderful people I’ve met and the fantastic welcome I’ve received at the many and varied events that I’ve attended. 

 

“Thanks again Surrey Heath, you’ve been amazing! 

 

“I’d like to wish Cllr Perry all the best for the Mayoral year to come.” 

 

To follow Cllr Perry’s mayoral year, follow @shbcmayor on Twitter, and like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/surreyheathmayor  

  

Further information on the Mayor of Surrey Heath can be found at www.surreyheath.gov.uk/mayor.   

 

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Camberley Be Inspired. New Leisure Centre

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:02
Date: Friday, 10 May, 2019

Following our announcement in March regarding the proposed build of a brand new leisure centre in Camberley, we are delighted to share more information. Please click on the image below or this link for further details.  

You can also view the designs in the Heritage Gallery in The Square shopping centre (opposite Argos).

We welcome your feedback via leisure.centre@surreyheath.gov.uk

Formal consultation will begin once the planning application is submitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Camberley Be Entertained. Alice in Wonderland Performance event, 4 May 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 11:36
Date: Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

Alice in Wonderland event, Saturday 4 May 2019.  Bringing dance and storytelling to The Square shopping centre

This Saturday we brought an Alice in Wonderland performance event to The Square shopping centre in partnership with Camberley Theatre.  With five free performances through the day from 11am until 4pm the show was enjoyed by many families.

This event is part of Camberley’s Be Entertained campaign - a variety of special and unique events in Camberley town centre throughout 2019.  http://camberleybeinspired.co.uk/news-events/

The next performance event is taking place on Saturday 19 October 2019 when The Greatest Showman is coming to The Square Shopping centre.  More details to follow soon.

The Alice in Wonderland show is taking place at Camberley Theatre on 2 June 2019.  Find out more and book tickets here.  https://www.camberleytheatre.co.uk/events/alice-wonderland-0


Camberley Be Inspired

Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley town centre.  SHBC’s investments have already seen the acquisition of The Square shopping centre, commencing its refurbishment programme within the first year of ownership.  Followed by an ambitious set of projects to improve the roads, pavements and street scene.  A redundant office building has also been purchased to create 116 high quality town centre apartments, with proposals to re-deliver new business space. 

SHBC has selected Kier Property as the development partner for the London Road site.  Situated fronting the London Road, opposite the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the 5.5-acre site has the potential to create a mixed-use development and improve the gateway to Camberley. 

The regeneration work is supported by a comprehensive events programme, grant schemes for independent businesses and cultural and enrichment projects to ensure Camberley is a key destination and experience.  In Camberley we are committed to reshaping and enhancing the town centre to support our community and local businesses while high street retail faces challenges nationally.  www.camberleybeinspired.com.

 

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SHBC Local Elections 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 12:27
Date: Friday, 3 May, 2019

Borough and Parish Council Elections and the Windlesham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place in Surrey Heath on Thursday May 2, 2019.

The count is taking place on Friday May 3 at Camberley Theatre.

The results declared so far can be seen here

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Surrey Heath Show, Saturday 18 May, Frimley Lodge Park, 10am – 4pm

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:09
Date: Wednesday, 1 May, 2019

The Surrey Heath Show returns for a twelfth year with the 2019 event shaping up to be better than ever!  Bring the whole family and enjoy a great day out.  The event is free to attend, with car parking for the day £5.  

 

Attractions and activities include; 

  • For the first time the marquee will include live acoustic music and will be accompanied by a ‘horse box’ bar selling a tempting selection of drinks, including ales from the Ascot Brewing Company  
  • The Classic Car Show will have many fantastic cars and military vehicles on display 
  • Radio Frimley Park will guide the main arena through a variety of displays, including local dance groups, schools, gymnastic displays and the crazy, wonderful Bezerkaz Circus  
  • Sport4Kids will be providing a range of sport activities to keep young visitors (and parents!) active on the day  
  • ‘Playball’ will be putting on interactive sessions for younger children (under 8’s) and in addition to their stall there will be an obstacle course for the kids to burn off some energy 
  • Don’t forget your dog as they can take part in the Dog Show, organised by Next Chapter Animal Rescue.  There are separate competitions for pedigree and novelty classes, so there is no excuse for not having a go!  Entries are taken from 11am. Judging starts at 12pm for pedigree classes and 12:30pm for novelty classes. There are rosettes and prizes for places 1-5 in all classes 
  • Variety of food and drink stalls to keep you refreshed all day 
  • Explore the park by taking a ride on the miniature railway  

 

We look forward to seeing you there and if you see the show's mascot Spike the Hedgehog, make sure you say hello and even grab a selfie!   

 

Each year the Surrey Heath Show distributes some of its proceeds to local charities and community groups. In 2018 over £6,000 was donated to help fund such projects. 

 

Find out more www.surreyheathshow.org 

 

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Camberley Be Entertained. Join us in The Square on Saturday 4 May 2019 for our FREE Alice in Wonderland themed day.

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 11:30
Date: Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

Led by Camberley Theatre with experienced actors, dancers and choreographers there’ll be performances, activities and heaps of fun throughout the day! 

All taking place in Main Square outside Primark. Performances will take place on the hour, every hour from 11am until 4pm.

You can also join us for tea at Patisserie Valerie and save 15%! Just grab a discount card from one of the performers on the day and enjoy your discount.

Alice in Wonderland is coming to Camberley Theatre on Sunday 2 June 2019. This exciting and playful take on the tale features a professional cast of energetic performers, catchy new songs and lots of humour that will entertain and delight the whole family! Don’t be late for this very important date!  Find out more and book your tickets here.


Camberley Be Inspired

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley town centre.  SHBC’s investments have already seen the acquisition of The Square shopping centre, commencing its refurbishment programme within the first year of ownership.  Followed by an ambitious set of projects to improve the roads, pavements and street scene.  A redundant office building has also been purchased to create 116 high quality town centre apartments, with proposals to re-deliver new business space. 

SHBC has selected Kier Property as the development partner for the London Road site.  Situated fronting the London Road, opposite the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the 5.5-acre site has the potential to create a mixed-use development and improve the gateway to Camberley. 

The regeneration work is supported by a comprehensive events programme, grant schemes for independent businesses and cultural and enrichment projects to ensure Camberley is a key destination and experience.  In Camberley we are committed to reshaping and enhancing the town centre to support our community and local businesses while high street retail faces challenges nationally.  www.camberleybeinspired.com.

 

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Tennis in the Park - it’s time to get back on court

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 21:13
Date: Thursday, 11 April, 2019

With spring in the air, tennis is a fun activity that the whole family can get involved in.  

 

Surrey Heath Borough Council operates tennis courts at four recreation grounds across the Borough - London Road and Watchetts (Camberley), Frimley Green and Mytchett. 

 

With our simple customer-friendly online booking and payment system ‘ClubSpark’, it is easy to book a court at a time and location that suits you.  

 

Players can still enjoy traditional ‘Pay and Play’ casual bookings, or benefit from our great value £39 annual membership which allows for a household of up to 5 people to play Tennis in the Park all year round – meaning the whole family can play for the equivalent of just £3.25 a month!  

 

There will be two free Tennis in the Park interactive taster sessions at The Square shopping centre, Camberley on 16 and 18 April. 

 

Bring the family along to find out more about this fun activity – for more information visit the Surrey Heath Facebook page (www.facebook.com/surreyheath

 

There are also opportunities for junior coaching via the National Tennis Association. 

 

Why not sign up for the “Tennis For Kids” programme at London Road Recreation Ground, where young people aged 5-11 will receive six high-quality lessons, developed by experts at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), as well as a special Tennis For Kids racket, ball set, and personalised T-shirt delivered right to their door, for just £25. 

 

More info about Tennis for Kids is available here

 

As part of our commitment to help residents live a healthy and active lifestyle, SHBC is working in partnership with the LTA to get more people playing tennis more often, and ensure our parks tennis facilities are sustainable. 

 

A range of court improvements were completed last year at our London Road Recreation Ground venue, including jet washing, moss treatment, surface repairs, court binding and repainting to offer a more attractive and playable surface for users of all standards. 

 

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/tennisinthepark 

 

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Department for International Trade visits Camberley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 17:08
Date: Thursday, 11 April, 2019

Yesterday we welcomed representatives from the Department for International Trade to Camberley Theatre for their quarterly consumer and retail team meeting.

Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, Surrey Heath Borough Council and Lesha Chetty, Head of Investment and Development, Surrey Heath Borough Council, presented the Council’s regeneration projects for Camberley town centre to the group.

The meeting was also attended by Enterprise M3 LEP who updated the group on their Local Industrial Strategy.


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Surrey Heath Borough Council awards more than £12,000 in grants

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:46
Date: Friday, 5 April, 2019

Local not-for profit groups are to receive nearly £12,000 from Surrey Heath Borough Council through its Community Fund Grant Scheme (CFGS).   

The scheme provides grants of up to £25,000 to assist groups and organisations in Surrey Heath if funding is needed towards projects benefitting local communities.  

On 19 March, the Council’s Executive awarded a total of £11,732 in grant funding to support Citizens Advice Surrey Heath, Bisley Village Hall and Heatherside Community Centre. 

- Citizens Advice Surrey Heath will receive £6,500 for relocation costs;

- Bisley Village Hall will receive £3,000 to  to replace 3 windows

- Heatherside Community Centre will receive £2,232 to  to replace kitchen doors, sink and taps

A decision to award a grant to Bagshot and Crawley Rise Tennis Club to construct a 5th all weather tarmac tennis court will be deferred pending further clarification on the application. The decision has been delegated to the Executive Head of Transformation, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Support & Safeguarding. 

Applications to the Community Fund Grant scheme are considered twice a year, with deadlines of 30 June and 31 December.

Full details of the scheme can be found via: www.surreyheath.gov.uk/communitygrants

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