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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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Candidates announced for upcoming Borough and Parish Elections

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:46
Date: Friday, 5 April, 2019

Surrey Heath Borough Council has published the Statement of Persons Nominated for the forthcoming Borough and Parish elections. 

The Borough Council elections taking place on Thursday 2 May 2019 will select councillors for all 35 seats on Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC).  

There will also be Parish Council elections held on the same day for the two of the parishes within the Borough area. Following closure of nominations on Wednesday 3 April two parishes were uncontested, so the candidates are duly elected. 

To view all candidates and results of the uncontested Parishes please visit; https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/candidates

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Surrey Heath Borough Council urges residents to keep Council Tax records correct and up to date

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:05
Date: Thursday, 4 April, 2019

The Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) Revenues and Benefits Service is committed to a proactive approach in preventing and reducing the risks associated with Council Tax fraud. 

 

Statutory powers already exist which allow the Council to impose civil penalties where people fail to notify us of a change in circumstances promptly, or provide inaccurate information. From 1 April 2019, these powers will be used. 

 

Whilst we recognise that the majority of our residents claiming discount or exemption in respect of their Council Tax keep the Revenues Team informed of changes, some do not.  

 

A civil penalty of £70 can be imposed in cases where a resident fails, without a reasonable excuse, to supply information (or negligently supplies incorrect information).  

 

Where a £70 penalty has been imposed and a further request to supply information is made, additional penalties of £280 may be imposed for each subsequent failure to provide the requested information. 

 

For a limited time, to 30 April 2019, there is the chance for those who are not entitled to a discount or exemption to cancel their claim with no further questions asked.  

 

Claims can be cancelled by sending an email with the subject ‘Civil Penalty Amnesty’ to revenues@surreyheath.gov.uk or by calling 01276 707100. 

 

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/counciltax 

 

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Camberley Be Inspired. Kier Property selected as Surrey Heath Borough Council’s London Road Development site partner

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:08
Date: Wednesday, 3 April, 2019

Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, Surrey Heath Borough Council said: “We are delighted to announce today, 3 April 2019, that Kier Property, the development arm of Kier Group, have been selected by the Council as the preferred developer to work on a mixed-use scheme in the Camberley London Road Development site. 

The proposed scheme will completely transform a run-down area of the town centre and create a thriving new town square surrounded by a large mixed-use development, including retail, residential, parking and new outside space.

This announcement marks the end of the procurement process and work will now begin on surveying the site and submitting the planning application.”

Kier Property proposed a scheme that best met the Council’s vision and objectives creating the most comprehensive masterplan. It also proposed the largest mix of uses including leisure provision.

Andrew Storey, managing director for Kier Property Regeneration, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Surrey Heath Borough Council to develop this important site in Camberley. We believe our proposals will provide vibrance to the town given the mixed-use nature of them and we look forward to working alongside Karen Whelan and her team over the next few years to deliver our vision utilising all the skills of Kier Group.”

Redeveloping the London Road Site to provide an attractive gateway to Camberley as well as enhancing the town centre offer has been a key priority for Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) for a number of years.   The 5.5-acre site offers the opportunity for a mixed-use redevelopment and a complete transformation of this part of the town, creating a new community for people to live, work and enjoy leisure activities.

The council’s vision for the development of the London Road site is comprehensive and the site must;

  • Make a significant positive contribution to Camberley town centre in both economic and place-making terms
  • Supports SHBC’s aim of promoting Camberley as a destination of choice to live, work and shop and provides a positive legacy in its own right
  • Provides a positive arrival experience for the town centre when viewed from the London Road; and
  • Allow for a mix of uses which reflects the corresponding economic demand in a way that enhances and reinforces the town centre offer, while ensuring that the development is commercially viable.

Four developers were shortlisted, Countryside, Kier Property, Hub Group and Berkeley Group and all submitted comprehensive and excellent final tenders.  All of these four parties have demonstrated a track record in delivering complex regeneration projects.  Their responses and proposals were stringently reviewed and evaluated against the Council’s objectives and vision for the site with clarification questions posed to each bidder. 

We look forward to sharing the plans for the site once they become available.


 


 

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 is also currently in the process of developing 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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Camberley Set to Inspire. Public Realm and High Street works update, 29 March 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 09:36
Date: Friday, 29 March, 2019

The works redeveloping the High Street and surrounding Public Realm areas have now begun.

Knoll Walk, leading from Knoll Road opposite Camberley Theatre to the High Street, is the first area to be cleared and is closed whilst the works take place. Two trees have been removed.  These had grown too large for the space and were also damaging the surrounding buildings.  The existing third tree will remain until the end of the nesting season after it was found to contain an active Magpie nest when it was surveyed by the contractors.

These trees will be replaced by new species of trees which are better suited to a town centre environments in Knoll Walk and also along the High Street.

These areas will also contain new planters, seating, bicycle racks and lighting, creating modern easy to access areas.

More updates will be published as the works progress.

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 is also currently in the process of identifying a 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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Shortlist announced for Surrey Heath Business Awards 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 18:08
Date: Friday, 15 March, 2019

The judging panel for this year’s Surrey Heath Business Awards met to go through all the nominations last week and have now drawn up the shortlist. The panel was made up of Louise Livingston (Executive Head of Transformation, Surrey Heath Borough Council), Paul Marcus (Managing Director, Eagle Radio), Jodie MacAndrew (BID Manager, Collectively Camberley), John Fairley (Founder, JFP Strategic Planning),Terry Sloane (Managing Director, Planet Ocean) and David Yu (Marketing Co-ordinator, Lightwater Business Association). Planet Ocean were last year’s winners of the Business Innovation Award.

Louise Livingston said ‘Once again we had a very hard day going through all the fantastic Surrey Heath Business Award nominations, to decide on the shortlist. It was so encouraging to see great examples of the brilliant businesses we have in the Borough. Well done to all who made the shortlist and thank you to all those companies who applied. I’d also like to thank all the judges for giving up their time. It was great to have Surrey Heath business owners and previous winners of the awards on the panel this year.’

Surrey Heath Business Awards 2019 shortlist:

Business Innovation

  • Consentricare
  • Surrey Security Service
  • The Cabin

Positive Social Impact

  • Consentricare
  • Natural Baby Shower
  • The Cabin

Developing Talent

  • Arena Leisure Centre / Places Leisure
  • Eclipse Creative Communications
  • Platinum Care Solutions

Kevin Cantlon Award for Best Small Business

  • Flame Graphics
  • The Cabin
  • Secret Stage School

Kevin Cantlon Award for Best Medium Sized Business

  • Herrington Carmichael
  • Natural Baby Shower
  • Vision Insurance

Business Star of the Year

  • Will Longmire - The Cabin
  • Michael Pickets - Raver Tots
  • Emma Rose - Emma Rose Hair Design

 

This year is the second time we have had an award for Business Star of The Year, which is voted for by the public. There was a fantastic response to voting, with over 1000 votes being cast.

There is also an award for Outstanding Achievement.  This award is selected by the judging panel; it will celebrate a company, organisation or individual who has significantly contributed to the growth and success of the Surrey Heath business community over a number of years.

The winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the Surrey Heath Business Breakfast taking place at Camberley Theatre on 22 March.

 

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Community clean-up grants available

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 14:47
Date: Wednesday, 27 March, 2019

Calling all community groups! Funding has become available for local high street and town/village centre clean-up projects in Surrey Heath. 

 

Does your group have an existing clean-up project that could do with a boost, or a new project to tidy up your local area that needs a cash injection to get started? 

 

£15,560 of funding has been allocated to Surrey Heath by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) for existing local community groups to undertake community-led high street and town/village centre clean-up projects. 

 

Groups can apply for a High Street Community Clean Up Grant of up to £1,000. 

 
All successful bids will also receive a further £500 donation to their own organisation as a reward for delivering their scheme or project.  

 

The MHCLG has established this funding on the condition that it is allocated as quickly as possible – so be quick! The closing date for grant applications is 22 April 2019. 

 

The grant scheme is open to any community group that is based within the Surrey Heath borough boundary who can supply relevant documentation to support their application e.g. youth groups, sports clubs, business associations, faith groups, residents groups (for further information on terms and conditions, visit the website link below) 

 

There is flexibility in how this grant is used, but examples include: 

  • - Expanding community clean-ups already taking place; 
  • - Providing funding to resident groups to carry out clean up activity on high streets and town centres; 
  • - Tools and equipment for community groups to clean and tidy up an area and/or remove graffiti (e.g. high visibility vests, litter pickers, shovels, brushes, rakes, wheelbarrows, sacks, and gloves); 
  • - Promotional material; 
  • - Community events promoting clean up activity to the wider community. 

 

We welcome applicants who will work together on a wide range of activities and share resources. Only one application accepted per organisation.  
 

Funded projects must take place between 1–26 May 2019. 

 

For more information and to download an application form: https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/high-streets-community-clean-201920 

 

 

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Beauty and the Beast event - bringing magic to Camberley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 09:57
Date: Tuesday, 26 March, 2019

This Saturday we brought a Beauty and the Beast performance event to The Square shopping centre in partnership with Camberley Theatre.  With displays from professional actors, crafts, storytelling and dance-workshops.

Bringing magic to Camberley town centre.

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 4 May 2019 when Alice in Wonderland is coming to The Square Shopping centre.  More details to follow soon.

The Beauty and the Beast Easter Pantomime is taking place at Camberley Theatre on 9 and 10 April 2019.  Find out more and book tickets here.  https://www.camberleytheatre.co.uk/events/beauty-and-beast


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 is also currently in the process of identifying a 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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Get active with the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:33
Date: Monday, 25 March, 2019

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is back, and Surrey Heath Borough Council is offering free training sessions for young people aged 6-16 in 10 unique activities from April to June.  

 

You can choose from Boccia (a pan-disability sport), boxing, table tennis, couch to 2k, netball and many more.  

 

Sessions are hosted at local schools, clubs and leisure facilities across the Borough, either after school or at the weekend, and are led by qualified and passionate coaches. 

 

These ‘taster’ sessions could open the door to a lifelong love of getting active, while providing a fantastic chance to meet new people and make new friends. Sessions are aimed at complete beginners with the aim of providing the perfect environment to try a new activity and have fun!   

 

Following training sessions, every young person who takes part gets the opportunity to represent ‘Team Surrey Heath’ at the festival weekend at Surrey Sports Park, coordinated by Active Surrey.  

 

The unique Olympic style event, on 15-16 June, sees all 11 boroughs and districts in Surrey come together to show off their skills. Last year over 2,000 young people took part in the largest youth festival of sport in Surrey. 

 

Coaching sessions are open to beginners and non-club players (each activity is open to specific age groups/gender) currently living and/or attending school in Surrey Heath.  

 

For details visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/syg or call 01276 707100 and ask to speak to a member of the leisure team. 

 

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Surrey Heath Borough Council purchases Frimley office as a key investment.

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 10:21
Date: Monday, 25 March, 2019

SHBC has purchased Theta, a multi-let investment property in Frimley, from Kennedy Wilson Europe.  Theta is located adjacent to junction 4 of the M3 motorway. 

 

The offices are let to Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Amer Sports and Zoggs International. There is also a vacant suite which is available for let.  

 

Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, Surrey Heath Borough Council said; “We are very pleased to have secured this office building in Frimley.  This purchase forms part of SHBC’s wider property investment strategy, which has been put in place to protect council services after the withdrawal of Government funding for local authorities.  This building is situated in a key site in our borough and will generate an important revenue stream for our vital services. As is the case for all our investments, we have taken advice from a number of independent experts to ensure this property represents a sound long-term investment.” 

 

Hurst Warne are appointed as letting agents for the vacant suite and have also been appointed as managing agents for the building.  

 

Peter Richards, Director at Hurst Warne said “Over the last few years Hurst Warne has advised Surrey Heath on a number of strategic local property investment purchases within their Borough. These have all been in the industrial/warehouse sector. Surrey Heath were keen to spread their investment holdings across other asset classes.  Theta is one of the best out of town offices within the Frimley/Camberley area so when it was offered for sale, we identified this as another strategic investment opportunity for the Council.” 

 

Hurst Warne are appointed as letting agents for the vacant suite and have also been appointed as managing agents for the building.  For further information contact; Peter Richards at Hurst Warne on peter.richards@hurstwarne.co.uk

 


 

 

 

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Surrey Heath Business Awards 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:47
Date: Friday, 22 March, 2019

The winners of the Surrey Heath Business Awards 2019 have been announced at the ceremony this morning at Camberley Theatre.

More than 150 delegates attended the awards at Camberley Theatre on Friday 22 March, hosted by the Surrey Heath Business Breakfast event.

Returning for a sixth year, the awards showcase the achievements of businesses big and small, spanning the length and breadth of Surrey Heath, from Windlesham to Frimley, and Mytchett to Camberley.

Recognising the great people and ideas that keep the local economy thriving, the shortlist featured a wide range of industries and professions, from baby wear to bar, and hairdressing to insurance.

The six categories and their winners are:

  • Business innovation - Awarding creativity with measurable results.

    Winner: Surrey Security Service

     

  • Positive Social Impact - Recognising organisations who take responsibility towards the community and the environment.

    Winner: Natural Baby Shower

     

  • Developing Talent - Recognising businesses that provide opportunities for personal development.

    Winner: Eclipse Creative Communication

     

  • Kevin Cantlon Award for Best Small and Medium Sized Business - Spotlighting businesses with less than 250 employees.

    Winners: The Cabin (Small)

                  Herrington Carmichael (Medium)

     

  • Business Star of The Year – Voted for by the public.

    Winner: Michael Pickets, Raver Tots

     

  • Outstanding Achievement - A company who has significantly contributed to the growth and success of the Surrey Heath community over a number of years.

        Winner: Amazon Filters

 
Each winner received a specially commissioned award.

Executive Head of Transformation Louise Livingston said:

‘This event is key in recognising the borough’s best businesses, but also in encouraging and supporting local firms who contribute so much to the Surrey Heath economy.

With such a wide range of businesses entering the various categories, we were delighted by the quality of the submissions, which made the judging process all the more difficult.

This successful event is enjoyed and appreciated by the many firms who attend, and of course our congratulations go to all the winners!’

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Citizens Advice moves into Surrey Heath House

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:24
Date: Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Citizens Advice Surrey Heath (CASH) is moving into Surrey Heath House in Camberley. 

 

After 20 years based in a portacabin behind Camberley Library, from 1 April 2019 CASH is moving the short distance into Surrey Heath House on Knoll Road.   

 

CASH will still retain their independence and confidentiality as a local charity. However, they will be providing the advice people need for the problems they face from a much more welcoming environment for volunteers and clients alike. 

 

Surrey Heath House has become a ‘Public Services Hub’ in recent years - CASH join Surrey Heath Borough Council, Surrey County Council Adult Social Care and Registrars Office, NHS Surrey Heath CCG, Job Centre Plus and Surrey Heath Police at the location.  

 

This ‘one stop shop’ set up makes it easier and more convenient for members of the public to access more than one public service in the same place, and also improves partnership working between the various agencies. 

 

People visiting CASH at the new location will be able to access:  

  • - Advice and Information on a wide range of issues 
  • - Assistance with applying online for Universal Credit and personal budgeting support 
  • - Debt management 
  • - Help with filling in disability forms and appeals 
  • - Home visits for those who are housebound 
  • - Social Prescribing  
  • - Foodbank referrals and food bags 
  • - A weekly legal surgery 

Kate Sawdy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Surrey Heath, said: “We are all very excited about the move to Surrey Heath House and appreciate SHBC’s support in making this happen.  

 

“Our smart new premises seem a fitting way to mark 80 years of the Citizens Advice service and we see the change as a really positive one for both volunteers and clients.” 

 

Karen Whelan, Chief Executive of SHBC, said: “We are delighted to welcome Citizens Advice Surrey Heath into Surrey Heath House, enhancing our position as a Public Services Hub in the area.”  

 

CASH opening hours remain Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm. Help is also available via their Adviceline on 03444 111 444, or webchat.   

 

More information is available at www.citizensadvicesurreyheath.org.uk 

 

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Notice of Election – 2 May 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:52
Date: Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Surrey Heath Borough Council has published the Notice of Election for the forthcoming Borough and Parish elections. 

 

The Borough Council elections taking place on Thursday 2 May 2019 will select councillors for all 35 seats on Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC).  

 

There will also be Parish Council elections held on the same day for the four parishes within the Borough area. 

 

Nominations are now open to stand in these elections. Candidates have until 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019 to deliver their nomination papers. All nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at SHBC offices in Knoll Road, Camberley.  

 

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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New £150k playground for Frimley Lodge Park

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:40
Date: Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Frimley Lodge Park play area is getting a £150,000 makeover. 

 

The overwhelming winner from the public consultation and vote held by Surrey Heath Borough Council before Christmas was the fantastic design submitted by Kompan (pictured).  

 

The winning design, aimed at children up to age 14, features a wide variety of features including castle and keep-themed towers, racing zipwires, a sensory path, sandpit and various types of swings. 

 

Inclusive play equipment includes a ground level roundabout and trampoline, sensory eco-rain wheel, play panels, tipi carousel, birds nest swing, home see-saw and DDA accessible stairs to the castle units. 

 

SHBC would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation, and for their patience in the transition period.  

 

The contractor is due to start working on the refurbishment of the play area on 23 April. It is anticipated the work will take around four to five weeks. 

 

The work is subject to weather and other variables - updates will be posted when possible on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/surreyheath 

 

Frimley Lodge Park is a Green Flag Award-winning park in Surrey Heath.The 24-hectare site boasts a wide range of facilities for all ages including large areas of open space and woodland, picnic areas, children's playground, trim trail, miniature railway and café, along with football and cricket pitches and a pitch and putt course. 

 

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/flp

 

 

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Camberley Be Entertained. Join us in The Square on Saturday 23 March for our FREE Beauty and the Beast themed day.

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:01
Date: Friday, 15 March, 2019

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

All taking place in Cambridge Square outside House of Fraser.

All Day Activities:

·         Crafts: decorate a plate for Belle’s palace

·         Photos with the characters

·         Colouring-In

Timings are approximate.

11am: Storytelling

11.45am: Dance workshop

1pm: Create the story workshop

2pm: Storytelling

2.45pm: Dance workshop

3.45pm: Beauty and the Beast performance

The Beauty and the Beast Pantomime is also coming to Camberley Theatre for the Easter Holidays.  Performances take place on 9 and 10 April.  Find out more and book 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 is also currently in the process of identifying a 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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#TalkSurreyHeath – ‘Our Place’ 12 March 2019

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:00
Date: Friday, 15 March, 2019


 

On the evening of 12 March 2019 we held our latest innovative #TalkSurreyHeath event streamed live on Facebook from Surrey Heath House.   

 

This #TalkSurreyHeath focused around ‘Our Place’ and for the first time we were joined by representatives from Surrey Heath Police and Surrey County Council who answered your questions about the subjects that matter to you in Surrey Heath. 

 

The panel facing the camera consisted of: 

  • Cllr Richard Brooks, SHBC Leader  
  • Cllr Colin Kemp, SCC Deputy Leader, Lead Member for Place and Cabinet Member for Highways   
  • Inspector Bob Darkens, Surrey Heath Police Borough Commander  
  • Karen Whelan, SHBC Chief Executive (Chair). 

Areas discussed in the hour-long session covered a wide range of subjects, including; the fire service, policing in the borough, council tax, Camberley’s new leisure centre, road works, civic events and Brexit. 

  

The live stream and the video of the event has been viewed 4,400 times to date, once again proving #TalkSurreyHeath is a popular way for local residents to find out more about the borough.  

  

Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, Surrey Heath Borough Council said; “Many thanks to Councillor Kemp and Inspector Darkens for joining us at this #TalkSurreyHeath.  We covered a breadth of topics in the session and thank you to everyone who submitted questions.  We hope everyone who has watched the broadcast has found it useful.”  

  

You can watch the video of the full event on our Facebook page.  

 

We ran out of time to answer some of the questions that came in – but we took time at the end of the live event to ask the panel these.  You can view their responses on this link

  

For details of future #TalkSurreyHeath events follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and check the News section of our website, www.surreyheath.gov.uk 

 

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Public Realm and High Street improvement works

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:51
Date: Thursday, 14 March, 2019

Camberley’s High Street and Public Realm areas are about to have a makeover!  Works will start next week on Knoll Walk – which is the walkway which leads from Knoll Road to the High Street opposite the theatre.

The new scheme once completed will have better pavement and road surfaces and pedestrian prioritisation, making it much easier for you to shop and enjoy this part of Camberley town centre.

 

Key Dates

  • Monday 18 March 2019 - Knoll Walk, the walkway into town opposite Camberley Theatre, will be closed as it is cleared and prepared for the works.  This will include the removal of the existing trees which have grown too big for the space, these will be chipped onsite and taken to Lightwater Country Park for use on the paths.  New more suitable species of trees will be planted as part of the new scheme.  This section of works will take approximately four weeks.
  • 24 June 2019 – The main works will start and vehicle access to the High Street and Princess Way (east) will be restricted. Pedestrians will still be able to access the businesses and properties on the High Street and Princess Way (east).
  • Summer 2020 – The project will complete and High Street and Princess Way (east) will reopen to all vehicles.

New seating and plant beds will be installed and lots of new trees will be planted in Knoll Walk and in the High Street.   New modern lighting will improve the night-time ambiance.

The new seating will provide a place to dwell and rest in the town.  The old benches once removed will be reused in other parts of the borough including our parks.

The works will cause some disruption as they progress – but you will still be able to visit all the shops by foot while they are taking place and we will try to keep disruption to a minimum.  Once the works complete they will reveal a much improved, modern, attractive place which celebrates Camberley’s heritage and is also more accessible for everyone including young families, the elderly and people with disabilities.

If you have questions about the scheme please visit us our Camberley Be Inspired stand at Camberley Carnival on 23 June 2019 and the Collectively Camberley Car Show on 17 August 2019 when you can chat to Council Officers.  You can also contact our Contact Centre with your questions - contact.centre@surreyheath.gov.uk.   

 

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 is also currently in the process of identifying a 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 Borough Council commits to tackling single use plastics

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:14
Date: Thursday, 14 March, 2019

Surrey Heath Borough Council has formalised its commitment to reducing single use plastics (SUP) by signing an agreement alongside Surrey County Council and 10 Surrey boroughs and districts. 

 

Recognising the importance of the environmental challenge posed by SUP, a multi-authority task group was set up under the Surrey Waste Partnership to focus on tackling the problem in Surrey. 

 

The task group identified shared strategic objectives for minimising and working towards zero avoidable SUP across all 12 partner authorities, in line with government’s target of achieving zero avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042. 

 

SHBC's Executive has resolved to endorse these strategic objectives for tackling the use of SUP in Surrey. 

 

The objectives cover five key areas: 

 

  • ‘Get our own house in order’ by ending the sale and provision of SUP products to phase out their use across our estates and operations wherever possible.  
  • Work with our suppliers and contractors to minimise and work towards zero avoidable SUP use (wherever possible) in their service provision.  
  • Support greater awareness and action from our suppliers and contractors in finding sustainable SUP replacements wherever appropriate and encourage higher recycling rates across our estates.  
  • Help raise awareness across Surrey.  
  • Enable and encourage people in Surrey to take action to reduce their SUP use. 

 

This commitment builds on work that the Council had already undertaken to reduce the use of SUP in Council-owned buildings and services.  

 

Camberley Theatre has been plastic-free since last year. Theatre Manager Andy Edmeads said: “Last summer, Camberley Theatre replaced all plastic disposables such as cups, beakers and straws with compostable alternatives. 

 

“All of these items look and feel like their plastic counterparts but are fully compostable leaving no impact on the environment. 

 

“We have received plenty of positive comments from our customers on introducing these alternative disposables and their look and feel. 

 

“These products are also a comparable cost to businesses so no cost has been passed to our customers.” 

 

In Community Services, water dispensers are used at the Windle Valley Centre with no plastic bottles used or sold.  

 

The majority of the meals delivered by our Meals at Home service come in recyclable foil containers, and sandwich packaging is recyclable. Some meals currently come in a black plastic tray – this will be looked at as part of this project. 

 

At the Council offices in Surrey Heath House, water coolers have long been in place on every floor for staff to use, with reusable cups. A water dispenser has also been installed in the Council Chamber recently, eliminating the use of bottled water in meetings. 

 

At the Arena Leisure Centre in Camberley, operated by Places Leisure on behalf of SHBC, 100% biodegradable cups are used for drinks sold in the cafe, and customers are encouraged to use reusable cups. 

 

At Lightwater Leisure Centre, in Lightwater Country Park, all of the café's takeaway cups and lids are fully recyclable. The operators are switching to paper straws and will be selling reusable takeaway cups. 

 

Churchill Catering operate within the cafes at Frimley Lodge Park and Lightwater Country Park. As part of their commitment to their environmental policy both cafes provide compostable Vegware products which include cups, lids and cutlery as part of their takeaway option.  

 

Both cafes use local suppliers and are continuously looking at developing their offering with the environment in mind. 

 

Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Environment and Health, Cllr Vivienne Chapman, said: “Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world today.  

 

“Anyone who saw the BBC’s Blue Planet programme last year cannot fail to have been affected by the footage of the impact of single-use plastics on the natural world. 

 

“As a Council we are committed to working with our partners to help tackle this issue within our Borough and throughout Surrey as a whole. 

 

“We had already made progress towards becoming a plastic-free Council, and signing this Surrey Waste Partnership agreement is another step on that journey.”  

   

More information about reducing the use of single use plastic can be found at www.recycleforsurrey.org.uk/recycling/single-use-plastics

 

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