Surrey

Tree-cycle! Our popular free Christmas tree recycling scheme is back this year

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 16:45
Date: Wednesday, 27 November, 2019

Following the success of the scheme over the past three years, Surrey Heath residents can recycle their real Christmas tree for free in the new year – and help maintain the Borough’s parks at the same time.

 

Between 4-19 January 2020, we’ll be running 15 drop off sites across Surrey Heath where residents can drive in and leave their ‘real’ Christmas tree in a designated area. 

 

At the end of this period, the trees will be chipped and the resulting wood chippings will be used to replenish paths in our parks. 

 

Last year, around 1,200 trees were recycled via the scheme, which helped restock paths in Frimley Lodge Park. 

 

Recycle your real Christmas tree for free in the new year - and make our Greenspace Team leader Steve smile!

 

The sites where Christmas trees can be dropped off are: 

Drop-off Location    

Postcode  

Heatherside Park (near the recreation ground)  

GU15 1AY  

Watchetts Road Car Park  

GU15 2UZ  

Old Dean Recreation Ground  

GU15 4AF  

Prior Heath Car Park   

GU15 1DA  

Frimley Green Recreation Ground  

GU16 6JZ  

Mytchett Recreation Ground  

GU16 6JD  

School Lane, Bagshot  

GU19 5BP  

Lightwater Recreation Ground  

GU18 5SJ  

Windmill Field, Windlesham  

GU20 6QA  

Clews Lane open space, Angelica Road, Bisley  

GU24 9HD  

Rosewood Way, West End  

GU24 9XG  

Yorktown Car Park, Camberley  

GU15 3AU  

Clarence Drive, Camberley  

GU15 1JT  

Woodend Road Car Park, Deepcut  

GU16 6SD  

Chobham Car Park, Chobham  

GU24 8LZ 

 

Christmas trees can also be dropped off at Community Recycling Centres, or put in your brown garden waste bin if you are subscribed to the scheme. 

 

Restrictions apply: only real Christmas trees can be accepted for this event, and all decorations must be removed from the trees before they are left at the drop-off points. 

 

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/christmastreerecycle 

 

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Climate Change Working Group appointed

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:28
Date: Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) appointed a Climate Change Working Group at a meeting of the Executive last night. 

 

This follows the declaration of a ‘Climate Emergency’ at an SHBC Full Council meeting last month, where the Council pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030 across its own estate and operations, including contractors used, and support the actions being taken by Surrey County Council in this area. 

   

The agreed overall aim of the new Working Group is to consider and make recommendations to the Executive and/or the Council on strategies and actions to be undertaken to address climate change, and develop policy for the use of renewable materials and energy across the Council’s estate in order for the Council to become carbon neutral.  

 

The Group will be made up of nine members, comprising five from the Conservative Group, two from the Liberal Democrats Group, and one from both the Community and Green Groups. The Chairman of the Working Group will be appointed at the first meeting of the municipal year.  

 

The Terms of Reference for the Group will be agreed and released in due course. 

 

The appointment of the Working Group builds on SHBC’s commitment to tackle climate change, and expands on actions already being taken by the Council to address environmental issues. 

 

These include encouraging high recycling rates (SHBC is consistently in the top five in the country), a commitment alongside the other Surrey Boroughs and Districts to Surrey County Council's agreement to reducing single use plastics, promoting biodiversity, installing electric car charging points, and replacing standard lights with energy-efficient LED versions throughout Main Square car park. 

 

 

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Surrey Heath candidates announced for upcoming UK Parliamentary General Election

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:41
Date: Thursday, 14 November, 2019The (Acting) Returning Officer has published the Statement of Persons Nominated in the Surrey Heath constituency for the forthcoming UK Parliamentary General Election.    The General Election is taking place on Thursday 12 December 2019.      To view a full list of candidates click here
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The first Camberley Food Festival took place last week from 7- 9 November 2019.

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:52
Date: Thursday, 14 November, 2019

Organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council the event was part of the ‘Camberley Be Enchanted’ Christmas event programme. 

 

Camberley shoppers had the opportunity to visit over 50 unique stalls on Park Street, with traders from across the country providing a vast array of food, drinks and unique gifts.  Nachos, sausages, burritos, specialist gin, organic vegetables, tasty brownies, cheese and craft ale were just some of the food and drinks available. 

 

Professional chefs also provided live cookery demonstrations on the Main Stage, including Sunday Brunch’s Simon Rimmer, who joined the festival on Saturday. 

 

An unique independent pop up restaurant was also set up in the Hoxon Bar unit on Obelisk Way.  Hosted by local chef Adam Lestrelle the menu comprised of fresh local ingredients. 

 

We hope to run this event again in the future.

 

 

 

Camberley Be Inspired 

 

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley.  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.    

 

Kier Property have been selected by SHBC as 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.   

 

SHBC has signed a 25-year contract with Places Leisure to design, build and operate a new £22 million leisure centre. The new centre will feature new swimming pools, sport courts, fitness facilities and a café.  The new centre is now in construction and is due to open in 2021. 

 

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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Camberley Glitter, Glamour and Ballroom event – Saturday 9 November 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 14:02
Date: Wednesday, 13 November, 2019

Last weekend a glamorous ballroom dancing event took place in The Square shopping centre in partnership with Camberley Theatre and local ballroom dance school ‘Dance Rite’ (www.dancerite.co.uk). 

Experienced dancers and choreographers ran dance workshops for all ages, performed ballroom dance displays and organised a fun Ballroom competition with a 'Strictly Come Dancing' theme.

Lots of people of all ages enjoyed learning some new moves in the workshops and watching the beautiful dances from the professionals.

 

This event is part of our larger 'Camberley Be Enchanted' campaign - a variety of special and unique events in Camberley town centre every weekend leading up to Christmas. www.CamberleyBeEnchanted.com

The Collectively Camberley Christmas Light Switch on event is taking place this Saturday, 16 November, with lots of fun activities taking place across town, culminating the town’s Christmas lights being switched on at approx. 4:30pm on Park Street.

The Camberley Christmas Street Party will take place on Park Street on Saturday 30 November.  We have lots of fun stuff planned including an Elsa, Ana and Olaf meet and greet taking place throughout the day, a walkabout giant reindeer and Christmas Brass Santa’s performing all your favourite festive tunes.

Local retailers will be showcasing what they have on offer over Christmas at all these events and you can find lots of lovely refreshments from Camberley’s pubs, coffee shops and restaurants.

Camberley Be Inspired

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley.  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.   

Kier Property have been selected by SHBC as 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.  

SHBC has signed a 25-year contract with Places Leisure to design, build and operate a new £22 million leisure centre. The new centre will feature new swimming pools, sport courts, fitness facilities and a café.  The new centre is now in construction and is due to open in 2021.

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 Lightwater Country Park playground opens after £80k makeover

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:08
Date: Monday, 11 November, 2019

The new playground at Lightwater Country Park has officially opened. 

 

After an £80k makeover, the fantastic new facility was opened on Friday 8 November at a ceremony at the playground's new location next to the cafe. 

 

The new playground features two multiplay units, pick up sticks climbing frame, activity net, various swings including a basket swing, an agility trail, musical babel drum and a 'rock ‘n bowl' roundabout. 

 

The winning Wicksteed design was chosen following an extensive consultation held by SHBC earlier this year, including local children, followed by a public vote. 

 

This playground was refurbished as part of a wider Play Area Improvement Scheme across Surrey Heath, worth £650,000 over three years.  

 

Other play areas refurbished so far include Cheylesmore Park, Camberley, Frimley Lodge Park, Briar Avenue, Lightwater and Evergreen Road, Frimley.   

 

Further playgrounds earmarked for improvement through the scheme include Old Dean Recreation Ground, Camberley. 

 

Lightwater Country Park is a 59-hectare area of predominately heathland habitat, which also features ponds, woodland, meadows and areas of scrub. The heathland within the Country Park has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and as such is an important area of high conservation value.   

 

The park is home to a wide variety of birds, animals, insects and plant life. Facilities and features of the park include walking trails, grazing livestock, fishing, a cafe, educational service, tennis courts, sports pitches and a leisure centre. 

  

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/lcp 

 

 

 

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Notice of Election – 12 December 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:08
Date: Friday, 8 November, 2019Surrey Heath Borough Council has published the Notice of Election for the forthcoming UK Parliamentary General Election.     The General Election taking place on Thursday 12 December 2019 will select the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Surrey Heath.     Nominations to stand in these elections open at 10am on Monday 11 November. Candidates have until 4pm on Thursday 14 November 2019 to deliver their nomination papers. All nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the (Acting) Returning Officer at the SHBC offices in Knoll Road, Camberley, between 10am and 4pm on the relevant dates.     Potential candidates should contact Democratic Services on 01276 707319 or vote@surreyheath.gov.uk to receive further information or to make an appointment to submit nomination papers.    More information 
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Planning enforcement action completed at Swift Lane, Bagshot

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:23
Date: Wednesday, 6 November, 2019

Enforcement action has been successfully carried out by Surrey Heath Borough Council at Swift Lane in Bagshot to remove unauthorised activities at the location. 

Swift Lane contains a Community Recycling Centre (CRC) managed by Surrey County Council (SCC). Next to this facility is an authorised traveller site, also managed by SCC. 

Over a number of years various unauthorised activities had been established next to the authorised site, including a car dealership and static caravan site which did not have planning permission.  

Planning Enforcement Notices were issued by Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) against the landowner, Tommy Lee, in February 2017, which he unsuccessfully appealed. Mr Lee subsequently failed to adhere to the compliance period set by the Planning Inspectorate.  

As a result, an early morning operation was undertaken on 16 October by enforcement agents from Constant & Co and SHBC Corporate Enforcement Officers, supported by Surrey Police.

Its purpose was to remove the unauthorised elements of the site, which are on land owned by both SHBC and Mr Lee, and secure the land against future unauthorised  activity.   

The occupiers of the caravans and the car sales business owner had previously been served notice to leave the site due to the works.

The remaining occupiers were instructed to leave and the site was secured. 33 static caravans and buildings relating to the car sales business were demolished on site and the resulting debris removed. 

SHBC Portfolio Holder for Planning and People, Cllr Adrian Page, said: "This was a major enforcement operation and we are pleased it has been successfully completed. 

"The conditions that people were living in on the unauthorised site were exceptionally poor, and it was vital that it be shut down. 

“Where possible, we have worked with displaced residents and provided housing advice and interim accommodation if applicable. 

“We would like to thank Surrey County Council and Surrey Police for their help and co-operation in the planning and execution of this operation."

Bagshot CRC, which was closed while the works took place, has now reopened. The Council would like to thank local residents for their understanding during this period.

 

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Planned bin collection strike action cancelled in Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 14:31
Date: Monday, 4 November, 2019The planned bin collection strike action in Surrey Heath and Elmbridge has been cancelled today and will NOT take place.

The strike action had been planned for 5 and 6 November and 19 and 20 November by Amey’s bin collection crews who are members of the GMB Union.

The letter received by residents who would have been affected by the strike action can now be disregarded.

Residents should leave their bins out to be emptied as normal on these days.

More information

 

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Camberley Be Enchanted. Join us in The Square on Saturday 9 November 2019 for our FREE Glitter, Glamour and Ballroom Dance event

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:09
Date: Friday, 1 November, 2019

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

All taking place in Main Square outside Primark.

See you there!

 

The Camberley Food and Drink Festival is also taking place on 7-9 November 2019 in Camberley town centre.  You’ll find over 50 stalls in Park Street selling a huge variety of food, drink and gifts.  Simon Rimmer, from Sunday Brunch will be on the main stage giving cooking demonstrations on Saturday and a children’s cookery school will be running in Cambridge Square outside House of Fraser for the duration of the food festival.   Fun packed few days for all the family!

 

Camberley Be Inspired 

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley.  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.   

Kier Property have been selected by SHBC as 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.   

SHBC has signed a 25-year contract with Places Leisure to design, build and operate a new £22 million leisure centre. The new centre will feature new swimming pools, sport courts, fitness facilities and a café.  The new centre is now in construction and is due to open in 2021. 

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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Election Agents and Candidates’ Briefing

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:28
Date: Friday, 1 November, 2019  The (Acting) Returning Officer for Surrey Heath will be holding a briefing for elections agents and anyone thinking of standing at the General Election on 12 December 2019.   This briefing is primarily intended for election agents, independent candidates or candidates without an election agent, but is open to anyone considering standing.    The briefing will be at 6pm on Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley GU15 3HD.   The briefing will provide information on standing for election, including the nomination process and completing nomination papers, appointment of various agents, candidates’ expenses, and the count.   If you are interested in attending and would like further information please contact the Democratic Services Team at vote@surreyheath.gov.uk or by calling 01276 707165.
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SHBC & Joint Waste Solutions statement regarding planned strike action for bin collections

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 16:02
Date: Thursday, 31 October, 2019We have been informed that strike action by Amey employees working on the waste collection service in Elmbridge and Surrey Heath who are GMB union members is planned for four dates:   Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November   We are doing everything possible to help Amey to mitigate the strike action and minimise any disruption to the service if it goes ahead.   Residents should put their bin(s) out as normal during this period.   If they are not emptied on their usual day residents should leave them out and they will be emptied as soon as possible, with refuse and food waste prioritised first, then recycling including textiles and electricals, and then garden waste.   We are writing to all residents who will be impacted to make sure they are aware. But, as with any situation like this, things can change.   So, we would encourage residents to continue to check the Joint Waste Solutions website  for the most current information. And to share any updated information with neighbours who are not online.   We hope it will be possible to minimise the impact on the service residents receive and regret any inconvenience this may cause.
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Update on independent investigation

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 16:57
Date: Monday, 28 October, 2019The independent investigation into payment of an additional duties allowance to the Chief Executive is still ongoing.    Browne Jacobson is the legal firm who were appointed to carry out the investigation. We have been advised that a final report is not likely to be made available to the Council for a number of weeks.    The Council remains committed to completing this investigation in a thorough and robust manner.
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Ashwood House on Princess Way – What would you like to see in the former BHS unit?

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 13:54
Date: Monday, 28 October, 2019

As part of the regeneration of Camberley, which has already seen the refurbishment of The Square Shopping Centre, construction of a new £22million leisure centre and High Street improvements works, Surrey Heath Borough Council is exploring options for the future of the former BHS unit in Princess Way, Camberley; as part of the town’s exciting improvements.   

Your answers to the following questions will help us understand your interests and needs as users of the town centre, and will help us identify our priorities moving forward.

Access the survey on this link. The closing date for the survey is 11 November 2019.

Many thanks!


Camberley Be Inspired

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley.  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.   

Kier Property have been selected by SHBC as 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.  

SHBC has signed a 25-year contract with Places Leisure to design, build and operate a new £22 million leisure centre. The new centre will feature new swimming pools, sport courts, fitness facilities and a café.  The new centre is now in construction and is due to open in 2021.

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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Update on Enforcement action in Bagshot

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 11:27
Date: Thursday, 24 October, 2019

Swift Lane in Bagshot contains a Community Recycling Centre managed by Surrey County Council (SCC). Next to this facility is an authorised traveller site, managed by SCC. 

 

Over a number of years various unauthorised activities have been established next to the authorised site including a car dealership and static caravan site, which do not have planning permission. 

 

Planning Enforcement Notices were issued by Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) against the landowner, Mr Tommy Lee, in February 2017, which he unsuccessfully appealed. Mr Lee subsequently failed to adhere to the compliance period set by the Planning Inspectorate.  

 

As a result on October 16, 2019 enforcement action began by SHBC in conjunction with SCC to remove the unauthorised elements of the site, which are on land owned by both SHBC and Mr Lee, and secure the land against future unauthorised activity.  

 

The occupiers of the caravans and the car sales business owner had previously been served notice to leave the site due to the works. 

 

This action, expected to take several weeks, is currently ongoing.

 

The Bagshot Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is closed while the works take place. Information on alternative CRCs is available at https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/community-recycling-centres 

 

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Sports Awards winners revealed

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 09:31
Date: Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

The winners of the Surrey Heath Sports Awards 2019 have been announced. 

 

The Surrey Heath Sports Awards celebrate local talented athletes, coaches, volunteers and organisers for their achievements and commitment over the past year.

 

Dozens of nominations were received across a wide range of sports, which made the Surrey Heath Sports Council’s job of selecting the winners harder than ever. 

 

The list ranged from national and European champions to devoted volunteer coaches who are the beating heart of their local clubs.  

 

On 21 October at Camberley Theatre those nominated attended a special awards ceremony, alongside invited guests.  

  

The full list of category winners is below – they will now be shortlisted for the county-wide Active Surrey Awards.   

 

Portfolio Holder for Places and Strategy, Cllr Dan Adams, said: “Huge congratulations to all of those nominated for the Surrey Heath Sports Awards, and the worthy winners.  
  
“I am so in awe of the talent we have here in Surrey Heath, from youngsters taking up a new sport, to volunteers that stand on the touchline on a rainy Sunday morning, to the elite athletes and coaches. 
 

"This awards ceremony is an important opportunity to celebrate a great year of sport in the Borough - well done to everyone involved!”  

 

The Winners 

  

• Active Surrey Coach, Leader or Instructor – Kim Johnson (Camberley RFC) 

• Surrey Security Community Project – Creative Dance at Windle Valley Centre 

• Complete Coaching Disability Sports – Welcome Wizards FC  

Highly Commended - Penny Froude 

• Places Leisure Sports Personality – Chris Hockey (England Lacrosse) 

• CD Fitness Young Sports Personality - Charlotte Jennings-Evans (Saracens Mavericks) 

• Surrey Playing Fields Volunteer – Abigail Balcombe (Bagshot Cricket Club) 

• The Massage Company Outstanding Service to Sport – David Smith (Sporting Ring Amateur Boxing Club) 

  

Specsavers Surrey Youth Games Awards 

• Performance of the Games - Ethan Lampard  

• Young Ambassador of the Year – Mikayla Dodson  

• Coach of the Games – David Noble (Badminton) 

• Most Supportive School – Ravenscote Junior School 

 

Huge thanks as always to our generous sponsors. 

 

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/shsa

 

 

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Greatest Showman event, Camberley town centre, Saturday 19 October 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 12:23
Date: Monday, 21 October, 2019

This weekend a fabulous Greatest Showman event took place in The Square shopping centre in partnership with Camberley Theatre.  Experienced actors, dancers and choreographers brought circus skill workshops, dance, performances and heaps of fun to the town centre.

This event is part of our larger 'Camberley Be Enchanted' campaign - a variety of special and unique events in Camberley town centre every weekend leading up to Christmas. www.CamberleyBeEnchanted.com

Our next performance event in The Square will take place on Saturday 9 November with a sparkerly Strictly Come Dancing theme!  More details will be shared very soon.

In addition The Greatest Showman singalong show is coming to Camberley Theatre on Thursday 31 October 2019.

The live host will teach everyone a unique set of dance moves, show you how to use special interactive prop bags, and also get you to practice your cheers, your boos and even a few wolf whistles before a showing of The Greatest Showman film.  Find out more and your book your tickets here - https://www.camberleytheatre.co.uk/events/sing-long-greatest-showman

 

 

Camberley Be Inspired 

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley.  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.   

Kier Property have been selected by SHBC as 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.   

SHBC has signed a 25-year contract with Places Leisure to design, build and operate a new £22 million leisure centre. The new centre will feature new swimming pools, sport courts, fitness facilities and a café.  The new centre is now in construction and is due to open in 2021. 

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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Camberley High Street improvement works. Revised Road Closure dates – 6 January 2020 until 15 January 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:50
Date: Friday, 18 October, 2019

Further to our announcement regarding the High Street works starting 6 November 2019, the works will now start on 6 January 2020. 

This is due to a delay in the availability of some of the materials.  We requested the new start date to be after Christmas so to minimise disruption to trade caused by late commencement of works and also allow for the Christmas lights to go up.

The new date enables businesses on the High Street and Princess Way to trade as normal over the Christmas period.

Works will be carried out in five phases and we will work with the contractor and businesses on the High Street and Princess Way as much as we can.

Regular updates on the project will be shared via SHBC’s website, Heathscene magazine and social media channels.

The construction will cover a full range of highway works from carriageway and footpath reconstruction to improving the lighting and landscaping.

Dyer and Butler are the Civil Engineering & Construction Contractors who have been selected by Surrey Heath Borough Council to complete the works.

In order to allow the works to the highways and footpath to be undertaken in a safe manner, Camberley High Street will be closed to general traffic throughout the construction period. The closure of the High Street will be from the junction with Pembroke Broadway to the junction with Obelisk Way. Service vehicles with a prearranged agreement with Dyer and Butler will be able to access properties on the High Street, however rear service yards should be used in the first instance if accessible. 

High Street businesses will be open as usual throughout the project.

A diversion route for vehicles will be clearly signed. Vehicles travelling east on Pembroke Broadway (D3514) can continue onto Portesbery Road (D3511) and use Knoll Road (D3512) to head north. Vehicles travelling west on Pembroke Broadway (D3514) can continue onto Southwell Park Road (D3516) and use Charles Street (D3515) to head north. Vehicles approaching the High Street (D3512) from the south can use either of the above options to head north.

A minimum of 1.8m wide pedestrian access paths will be maintained at all times on Princess Way and the High Street throughout the construction period. Knoll Walk will be closed to pedestrians for the construction period as this will be the location of the site compound.

Surrey Heath Borough Council will be working closely with Dyer and Butler to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum and that public safety is the priority throughout the construction period.

You can access information on the finished scheme here.

 

Camberley Be Inspired

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley.  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.   

Kier Property have been selected by SHBC as 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.  

SHBC has signed a 25-year contract with Places Leisure to design, build and operate a new £22 million leisure centre. The new centre will feature new swimming pools, sport courts, fitness facilities and a café.  The new centre is now in construction and is due to open in 2021.

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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The Square Camberley announce local business The Clever Cactus as winner of independent entrepreneur campaign

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 14:53
Date: Wednesday, 16 October, 2019

The Square Camberley has announced the winner of their ‘Be Independent’ campaign. The Clever Cactus specialises in unique, bright eco living products and will be trading from their very own store after being chosen as the winning local entrepreneur in the centre’s recent campaign.

In conjunction with Surrey Heath Borough Council, the ‘Be Independent’ campaign was launched to encourage local entrepreneurs to build upon their current independent business and trade within the Camberley shopping centre between November 2019 and April 2020.

A panel of judges reviewed each business plan individually before applicants were invited to present their businesses to the judging panel. Steph Murrell from The Clever Cactus was chosen as the winner and will now benefit from mentorship from the centre management team at The Square. As part of the ‘Be Independent’ winner’s package, The Clever Cactus will receive help with window dressing, promoting their store and also a contribution to costs associated with running the unit. 

Teresa Hogsbjerg, Economic Development Manager at Surrey Heath Borough Council, said: “Surrey Heath Borough Council is thrilled to be supporting the Be Independent Campaign. We were bowled over by the quality and breadth of the applications which clearly demonstrates the scale and diversity of entrepreneurship in the Borough and beyond. We are delighted to be welcoming Steph and The Clever Cactus to Camberley with their unique offering.”

Steph Murrell, founder of The Clever Cactus said, “We are thrilled to have won the opportunity to expand our business. We have been trading online for 6 years after spotting a gap in the market for functional, practical and yet awesome eco products. We set out to create a range which is fun, exciting and full of personality and regularly introduce new items, often inspired by customer requests. To be able to bring our ideas and products to a new audience by having a store in The Square is a dream come true and we can’t wait to open our doors!”

Joana Santos, Marketing Manager at The Square Camberley, said: “We received so many incredible proposals for the store. We knew there was a huge pool of amazing local entrepreneurs with fantastic ideas out there, and to see how those ideas could be brought to life in the centre was inspiring.  The Clever Cactus stood out as an original, creative and relevant business and we are looking forward to seeing their growth as they join us at The Square for our peak trading season.”

Camberley Be Inspired 

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley.  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.   

Kier Property have been selected by SHBC as 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.   

SHBC has signed a 25-year contract with Places Leisure to design, build and operate a new £22 million leisure centre. The new centre will feature new swimming pools, sport courts, fitness facilities and a café.  The new centre is now in construction and is due to open in 2021. 

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 declares Climate Emergency

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 13:43
Date: Wednesday, 16 October, 2019

Surrey Heath Borough Council has declared a Climate Emergency.  

 

Through two Climate Emergency Declaration motions passed by Full Council on 9 October, SHBC committed to tackle climate change, building on actions already being taken to address environmental issues. 

 

The Council pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030 across its own estate and operations, including contractors used, and support the actions being taken by Surrey County Council in this area. 

 

A cross-party Working Group will now be set up to develop the related strategy and actions required to meet the targets set. 

 

Leader of the Council, Cllr Richard Brooks said: “Climate change is a key issue for everyone, and SHBC is committed to working hard to help promote sustainability and reduce environmental impact. 

 

“These Climate Emergency declaration motions officially mark our commitment to implementing actions to tackle climate change. 

 

“This builds on work already taking place such as our high recycling rates (SHBC is consistently in the top 5 in the country), our commitment alongside the other Surrey Boroughs and Districts to Surrey County Council's agreement to reducing single use plastics, and other actions including encouraging biodiversity, installing electric car charging points and replacing standard lights with energy-efficient LED versions throughout Main Square car park. 

 

“A Working Group will now be set up to develop a plan of action to deliver the targets set and I look forward to that being brought back to a future meeting as soon as possible.”  

 

More information on the Climate Emergency Motions passed at the Full Council Meeting can be found here 

 

 

 

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