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Ice Skate Camberley – Join the festive launch day on Saturday 9 December 2017!

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:05
Date: Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Ice Skate Camberley opens for magical open air skating on a real ice rink on Saturday 9 December at 10am.  To celebrate the ice rink coming to Camberley, Surrey Heath Borough Council has organised lots of fun festive events and attractions right next to the ice rink in Park Street.

  • Millers Ark Living Nativity, Saturday 9 December, 11am-3pm 
    Come and see our beautiful stable scene with shepherds and a variety of animals including sheep, donkeys, chickens and pigmy goats.

    Unfortunately you won’t be able to cuddle or pet the animals but the shepherds will be on hand telling you all about the animals in the festive scene.
     
  • FREE Christmas Craft Extravaganza, Saturday 9 December, 10am-3pm, Ice Skate Camberley ticket office, The Atrium, Park Street opposite ‘The Bear’’ public house.
    Drop in and colour a Christmas card, door hanger or Christmas crown, make a foam gingerbread man, penguin or elf tree decoration and much more!

    Crafts are on a first come first served basis. Suitable for ages 3+ although some craft activities are more suitable for older children, and all activities may require help from parent or guardian depending on ability of child. Children must be supervised at all times and remain the responsibility of the parent or guardian.  
     
  • Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, Sunday 10 December, 10am – 12pm, Ice Skate Camberley ticket office, The Atrium, Park Street opposite ‘’The Bear’’ public house 
    Create a beautiful Christmas wreath for your home from scratch using wire rings, moss and other decorative materials. Cost £30 including coffee and mince pies. Limited places available call 01276 707229 or email business.services@surreyheath.gov.uk.  

Karen Whelan, CEO SHBC, said:  “We are really looking forward to Ice Skate Camberley’s opening day.  Park Street will be transformed into a very special festive scene.  We hope our residents and visitors enjoy this very special weekend in the heart of the town centre.”

The ice rink will be open from 9 December 2017 until 5 January 2018.  Everyone is welcome, although skaters must be aged 3 or over. You can book your places online, at Camberley Theatre Box office or at the Ice Rink on the day.  Skating slots are 45 mins long.  Ice skates are included in the booking fee.  Skate aids are available on a first come, first served basis and are also included in the booking fee.

Ice Skate Camberley is proudly supported by Knights Property Services, Camberley.

For those seeking a unique experience, exclusive use of the ice rink can be arranged for schools, Christmas parties and groups of friends at selected times by contacting the event ticket office or Camberley Theatre Box Office.  There is a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more

To find out more, including information on how to book your tickets, visit www.christmasincamberley.co.uk.

Christmas in Camberley is going to be lots of fun for all the family.  In addition to the ice rink there are many wonderful events taking place:

  • Peter Pan Pantomime, 12 to 31 December, Camberley Theatre.  Join Peter Pan as he takes Wendy and her brothers on an action packed adventure in Neverland
  • Visit Father Christmas, 1 to 24 December, The Square Shopping Centre. For more information visit www.bookfatherchristmas.co.uk/camberley
  • Free daily craft and fun activities for children, 19 November to 24 December, The Square Shopping Centre

Camberley has warm, undercover shopping centres with easy to access parking and lots of fabulous places to enjoy hot drinks and food.  Once you’ve done your Christmas shopping and been ice skating, you can enjoy a film at Vue, a game of bowling and a lovely meal in one of our many excellent restaurants and pubs.

 
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Planning permission granted for Pembroke House and Ashwood House redevelopment schemes

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:23
Date: Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

On 16 November 2017 at Surrey Heath Borough Council’s planning meeting permission was granted for the redevelopment of Pembroke House and Ashwood House.

Ashwood House occupies a key site on Pembroke Broadway in Camberley town centre, and was acquired by Surrey Heath Borough Council in 2015 to facilitate its future development. The upper floors of the building will be transformed into high quality residential accommodation comprising of 116 flats.

The next stage in the Ashwood House project will involve the demolition of one of the redundant ramps and the temporary relocation of bus stops from the area in front of Ashwood House to a position further along Pembroke Broadway, after which Berkeley Homes will start work on transforming the site.

Following the completion of the construction work, the Council will organise the repaving of affected areas of the footpath along Pembroke Broadway and other public areas to co-ordinate with the approach taken on the adjacent Princess Way and High Street, which were the subject of a recent public consultation.

Simultaneously, Berkeley Homes will demolish the current Pembroke House building, located on Frimley Road and construct a new building which will provide 25 flats and ground floor retail space.  This development will provide affordable housing for local people and retail space for Camberley’s businesses.

Berkeley Homes are working with SHBC on both these key regeneration projects.  Works will start in the new year.

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Surrey Heath schoolchildren take part in interactive Young Citizen programme

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:56
Date: Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Year 7 students from across Surrey Heath will learn how to deal with real-life situations by taking part in the Young Citizen programme this week (Nov 22-24).

The course aims to help young people broaden their social responsibility skills and lead safe, healthy lives.

Through a range of interactive sessions, students will explore themes such as first aid, alcohol awareness, personal safety, peer pressure, as well as internet safety and how they can report a crime anonymously.

Over 400 students from Kings International College and Collingwood College will be involved in the practical sessions delivered by qualified professionals.

Among those hosting the workshops are: Solomon Theatre Company, Surrey Police, St John Ambulance, Counter Terrorism Policing - Prevent and Surrey Crimestoppers.

Students will watch a play by the Solomon Theatre Company entitled 'Last Orders', acted out by young people to highlight issues around alcohol abuse, peer pressure and its consequences.

Surrey Heath Borough Council Children’s Champion Cllr Josephine Hawkins said: “Young Citizen is a brilliantly effective way of helping young people gain the knowledge and skills to lead safe, healthy lives.

“I’m sure the students involved this year will benefit hugely from this experience.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those agencies involved for their continued support.”

The course is organised and funded by the Safer Surrey Heath Partnership and the schools involved.

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/youngcitizen

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Windle Valley Centre benefits from £40,000 transformation

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:27
Date: Monday, 20 November, 2017

The Windle Valley Centre in Bagshot has undergone a £40,000 transformation.

Surrey Heath Borough Council invested in the refurbishment of the centre, which provides a range of activities and services for older residents.

The refurbishment, which took place during October, particularly aimed to ensure the decoration, flooring, furniture and furnishings are suitable for users with dementia, as well as updating the Centre’s general facilities.

The Council worked on the refurbishment with Access 21 Interiors (www.access21interiors.co.uk), who specialise in interior design for the care sector, and also in dementia design, having been trained by the Dementia Services Development Centre at Stirling University.

They ensured the furniture, materials and colour schemes used in the refurbishment were dementia-friendly, and specially designed for the care setting.

Providing a modern, safe and comfortable environment for users is also important for the long term financial viability of the centre.

The Windle Valley Centre has an important role to play in preventing or reducing social isolation in older people.

The Centre opens five days a week for its core support services, including seated exercise classes, games and quizzes, creative activities including arts and crafts, and the celebration of special events.

A freshly prepared cooked nutritious two course meal is available daily, while access to other services including hairdressers and foot care specialists is also available.

The Saturday Club also operates every week, offering older residents, carers and the cared-for a chance to relax and enjoy themselves through interaction and entertainment.

In addition, the facility will be made available for local voluntary and community organisations to hire for their own activities and events.

In 2015 the Centre was extended to provide a Wellbeing Centre, which provides help and advice to people with dementia, and their carers.

Providing services which support older people is a priority for the Council.

During the period 2015 to 2025 the proportion of the population in Surrey Heath in all age groups aged 55 and over is projected to increase. There are significant predicted increases in those aged over 65 years, with the population aged over 85 years predicted to increase by nearly 60% compared to around 40% for Surrey as a whole.

Portfolio Holder for Community, Cllr Vivienne Chapman, said: “The Windle Valley Centre is a crucial resource for older residents in Surrey Heath, and I am delighted to see the results of this refurbishment. It will ensure the centre continues to cater to the specific needs of users.”

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/windlevalley

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Surrey Heath pays tribute in Remembrance services

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:57
Date: Monday, 13 November, 2017

Dignitaries at the wreath laying at the War Memorial at RMA Sandhurst including Chairman of Camberley Royal British Legion Dave Kemp, SHBC Chief Executive Karen Whelan, Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove, Lt Col Tim Cave-Gibbs of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and the Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr Valerie White.
Photo credit:Alan Meeks

Surrey Heath paid their respects to those involved in the First and Second World War, as well as more recent conflicts, during Remembrance Sunday services across the Borough on 12 November.

The Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr Valerie White joined the morning service at St Anne’s Church, Bagshot, before attending St Michael's Church, Camberley, together with Chief Executive Karen Whelan, for a 2pm service.

A parade including The Mayor, Lt Col Tim Cave-Gibbs of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove, and Karen Whelan travelled along the A30 London Road following the service.

Many local military and community groups took part in the parade, after which wreaths were laid at the War Memorial outside the RMA entrance in Camberley.

Deputy Mayor Cllr Dan Adams attended the morning service at St John the Baptist, Windlesham, and joined those at the service at St Lawrence Church, Chobham in the afternoon.

Honorary Alderman Alan Whittart attended the morning service at All Saints Church, Lightwater, which was followed by an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial.

The Remembrance Sunday services are organised by the Royal British Legion, with Surrey Heath Borough Council and the military working together to support the event.

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‘Peter Pan’ It’s Going To Be An Awfully Big Adventure!

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:58
Date: Monday, 13 November, 2017

Dates: 12 - 31 December

Time: Various

Tickets: Various prices starting at £10 schools up to Family Tickets (family of 4, min 2 children) at £76 please check the website for details. Group discounts are available.

Camberley Theatre will be having an awfully big adventure this Christmas as it brings a new adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic ‘Peter Pan’ to the stage.

The timeless tale of the boy who never grows up gets a modern makeover. It is an unforgettable panto complete with flying, laugh out loud gags, singalong songs, breath-taking choreography and bucket loads of audience interaction.

Featuring the return of favourites Charlie Legg as Smee (Charlie played Dandini in last year’s ‘Cinderella’)  and Harrison Spiers as Peter Pan (Harrison was hilarious as Buttons in ‘Cinderella’).

Director Suzi Budd doubles up her talents by also playing Tinker Bell. With choreography by Anna Ludford and Samuel Ryall as the Musical Director, ‘Peter Pan’ looks set to be a fly away success. Last year’s  ‘Cinderella’ broke previous box office records for the Camberley panto, hopefully ‘Peter Pan’ will carry on with that trend.

Cast:

Peter Pan – Harrison Spiers

Wendy – Grace Holroyd

Captain Hook – Marcus Churchill

Mrs Smee – Robert Pearce

Smee – Charlie Legg

Tinker Bell – Suzi Budd

www.camberleytheatre.co.uk     Box Office 01276 707600

For more details contact Jo.Bartlett@surreyheath.gov.uk 01276 707308

For further media requests please contact: Jo Bartlett, Marketing and Events, Surrey Heath Borough Council, 01276 707308, jo.bartlett@surreyheath.gov.uk

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First phase of The Square’s renovations is complete in time for Christmas

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:00
Date: Friday, 10 November, 2017

 

If you have been shopping in Camberley recently you may have noticed The Square shopping centre is undergoing a transformation!

Grace Reynold’s walk has been the focus of the first phase of Surrey Heath Borough Council’s £8 million refurbishment investment in The Square.  It now features new flooring, shop fronts, fresh new lighting and facades.  In addition most of the old facades throughout the shopping centre have been removed.  The works will now pause for Christmas trading and begin again in January 2018. 

Karen Whelan, Chief Executive SHBC said, “It’s great to see the substantial work in The Square coming together to provide a much needed update to Grace Reynold’s Walk.  The completion of this section gives us a real idea of how much the shopping centre will be improved when the project finishes next year.  The Square is becoming a much brighter place to shop and meet friends.”

The Square was purchased by SHBC in 2016.  It is a 480,000 sq ft covered shopping centre and is home to more than 150 national and independent retailers. Brands include Smiggle, O2, TopShop, Patisserie Valerie, River Island and Monsoon, anchored by House of Fraser, Boots and Primark, all benefitting from an average weekly footfall of more than 170,000.

SHBC has made a significant investment in Camberley Town Centre and also has plans to regenerate other areas of the town including The High Street, Public Realm areas and London Road.  You can find out more on the council’s website.

Christmas in Camberley

Visit Camberley for your Christmas shopping.  Camberley has warm, undercover shopping centres with easy to access parking; if you use the Glide app you can park up to three hours for just 21p in Knoll Road and Main Square Car parks.  Camberley also has lots of fabulous places to enjoy hot drinks and food. 

Key dates:

The Atrium is running lots of fabulous promotions and festive events, including a giant snow globe which you can hop into for photos on 18 November.

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Remembrance services in Surrey Heath 2017

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:01
Date: Monday, 6 November, 2017

Surrey Heath will pay tribute to those involved in the First and Second World War, as well as more recent conflicts, during Remembrance Sunday services planned across the Borough on 12 November.

The Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr Valerie White will attend St Anne’s Church, Bagshot at 10am.

She will later visit St Michael's Church, Camberley, together with Chief Executive Karen Whelan, for a 2pm service.

A parade including The Mayor, Lt Col Tim Cave-Gibbs of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and SHBC Chief Executive Karen Whelan, will then be held along the A30 London Road from approximately 3pm. Wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial outside the RMA entrance in Camberley.

Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove is also due to attend.

Deputy Mayor Cllr Dan Adams will attend the service at St John the Baptist, Windlesham at 10.30am, then at 2.45pm he will visit St Lawrence Church, Chobham.

Honorary Alderman Alan Whittart will attend the service at All Saints Church, Lightwater at 10.20am, followed by an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial.

The Remembrance Sunday services are organised by the Royal British Legion, with Surrey Heath Borough Council and the military working together to support the event.

Road Closures

Related road closures on 12 November include:

Bisley
10am – 11.30am: Church Lane between School Close and A322 Guildford Road.

Camberley
Road closures from 3pm to 4.30pm include:
- London Road (A30) between Knoll Road and Charles Street junctions.
- High Street, from St George's Road to the London Road. Diversions via Knoll Road.
- Eastbound traffic on A30 London Road: Diversions via Charles Street, Southwell Park Road, Pembroke Broadway, Portesbury Road and Knoll Road.
- Westbound traffic on A30 London Road: Diversions via Knoll Road, Portesbury Road, Pembroke Broadway, Southwell Park Road and The Avenue.
- Traffic parked in the High Street beyond St George's Road will need to U-Turn at Park Street, leaving via A30 London Road/Knoll Road diversion.
- Knoll Road between A30 and Camberley Theatre (between approx 3.45pm – 4.15pm). 

Chobham
2.30pm – 4.30pm: The High Street from Chertsey Road junction to Station Road junction.

Lightwater
10.30am – 11.30am: All Saints Road closed.

West End
10am – 12.30pm: Church Road closed.

Windlesham
No planned road closures.

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Consultation and Storetastic exhibition at Surrey Heath Museum

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 13:29
Date: Monday, 30 October, 2017

November and December 2017

Surrey Heath Museum has existed since the 1930s and covers the history of the area from Stone Age times through to the modern day. Our collection is diverse with many hidden treasures.  The museum usually runs four to five exhibitions a year based on the collections and has an active programme of events.  Since the summer, Surrey Heath Borough Council has been asking local residents what they want from the service and how the museum can continue to meet the community’s needs in preparation for proposed changes in spring 2018.

The consultation comes to an end at the end of December.  To encourage more participation, museum staff are staging an exhibition called ‘Storetastic’ which features a plethora of items from the museum’s stores; anything and everything people have created, read, worn,  developed or used for over 1000 years is on display.  The Storetastic exhibition reveals the museum’s strengths and provides an insight into the history of our area.  The exhibition runs until Friday 22 December.  We welcome anyone to pop in during our opening hours and have a chat about our local heritage.

2018 Surrey Heath Museum Calendar is now available

The 2018 Surrey Heath Museum calendar features architectural drawings from the Poulter brothers (local practising architects from the 1900s). Many of the drawings are the origins of the buildings we see around us today. The drawings are beautiful images in their own right; however, each month of the calendar is set alongside images of the building today (if it still exists) and historical photographs. Over 230 architectural drawings are in the collection, many have only recently been catalogued with volunteer help; all are now publicly accessible.  The calendar costs £6 and is available at Surrey Heath Museum or at the Heritage Gallery, Obelisk Way, Camberley.

Email museum@surreyheath.gov.uk / Gillian.Barnes-riding@surreyheath.gov.uk

Surrey Heath Museum, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD Tel:  (01276) 707284.

Open 11 to 5, Wed to Saturday. Admission Free. www.surreyheath.gov.uk/leisure

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Surrey Heath’s Milestone Heroes

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:47
Date: Monday, 30 October, 2017

Surrey Heath was at one time covered by two main coach routes to and from London (Great West Road A30) and Portsmouth Road (A325).  Bagshot grew in the mid 1700s because of the coaching industry with travellers stopping over for refreshment and resting/changing horses.  The area was also notorious for highwaymen who would hide in the deserted heathland and attack and rob the travellers in passing coaches.

With the rise in stagecoach travel in the 1700s, the increased usage and inadequate upkeep of these routes made them impassable. Turnpike Trusts were set up charging tolls to travellers, funds from which were used for the upkeep of the roads. One local Turnpike Trust was the Bedfont and Bagshot Turnpike Trust who had control of the London and Portsmouth Roads through Surrey Heath. Stones marking miles along the route (milestones) were placed along turnpike routes. 

These milestones have been our signposts to the past for over 300 years.  With the removal of one of the London Road milestones for structural reasons in 2015, Surrey Heath Museum began a successful ‘hug a milestone’ campaign encouraging locals to find their nearest milestone and hug it.  

The London Road milestone was replaced in 2016 and the interest and enthusiasm for milestones inspired Tim Dodds and Reg Davis to clean, paint and re-letter the milestones along these ancient routes.  Both are volunteers at Surrey Heath Museum.  The whole process took over a month diligently working on each milestone at a time.   Many locals approached them to ask what they were doing and encourage them with their work.  Although the police did receive one report that Mr Dodds and Mr Davis were trying to steal a milestone!

To thank them for their hard work, the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Valerie White and Cllr Josephine Hawkins presented Mr Dodds and Mr Davis with an engraved hip flask.

Surrey Heath Mayor Cllr Valerie White, Surrey Heath Borough Council is grateful to these two milestone heroes.

Keep up to date with the latest at Surrey Heath Museum on Twitter @SurreyHeathMuse or by visiting our Facebook page at facebook.com/surreyheathmuseum.

Email museum@surreyheath.gov.uk

Surrey Heath Museum, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD Tel:  (01276) 707284.

Open 11 to 5, Wed to Saturday. Admission Free. www.surreyheath.gov.uk/museum

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Ice Skate Camberley - Exciting plans revealed for a magical ice rink in Camberley Town Centre

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:35
Date: Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Surrey Heath Borough Council has announced today, 24 October 2017, that a real ice rink is coming to Park Street, Camberley, in December.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Moira Gibson said, “Surrey Heath Borough Council is delighted that an ice rink will be in Camberley in time for Christmas. 

We know that many of our residents enjoyed the opportunity to skate last December and we hope by locating the ice rink directly into our vibrant town centre many more people can enjoy a magical open air skate on real ice when they are Christmas shopping and meeting family and friends.”

Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, SHBC added, “Join us in Camberley this Christmas.  The town centre will be a lovely place where you can enjoy the ice rink, Christmas lights and many festive events and promotions taking place in Park Street, The High Street and our shopping centres.”

The ice rink will be open from 9 December 2017 until 5 January 2018.  Everyone is welcome, although skaters must be aged 3 or over. Early bird booking offers will be available until 31 October 2017. Skating slots are 45 mins long.  For those seeking a unique experience, exclusive use of the ice rink can be arranged for schools, Christmas parties and groups of friends at selected times by contacting the event box office at Camberley Theatre.  Ice skates are included in the booking fee.  Skate aids are available on a first come, first served basis and are also included in the booking fee.

Ice Skate Camberley is proudly supported by Knights Property Services, Camberley.

To find out more, including information on how to book your tickets, visit www.christmasincamberley.co.uk.

Christmas in Camberley is going to be lots of fun for all the family.  In addition to the ice rink there are many wonderful events taking place:

  • Christmas Lights Switch On, 18 November 2017, 5pm – 6.30pm, Town Centre, and a  full day of seasonal activities, including a Christmas Farmer and Artisan Market and festive entertainment on Park Street all afternoon
  • Peter Pan Pantomime, 12 to 31 December, Camberley Theatre.  Join Peter Pan as he takes Wendy and her brothers on an action packed adventure in Neverland
  • Visit Father Christmas, 1 to 24 December, The Square Shopping Centre. For more information visit www.bookfatherchristmas.co.uk/camberley
  • Free daily craft and fun activities for children, 19 November to 24 December, The Square Shopping Centre
  • The Atrium is running lots of fabulous promotions and festive events, including a giant snow globe which you can hop into for photos on 18 November

Camberley has warm, undercover shopping centres with easy to access parking and lots of fabulous places to enjoy hot drinks and food.  Once you’ve done your Christmas shopping and been ice skating, you can enjoy a film at Vue, a game of bowling and a lovely meal in one of our many excellent restaurants and pubs.  

 

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Surrey Heath Sports Awards Winners 2017 revealed

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:22
Date: Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

The Surrey Heath Sports Awards celebrated the best in local sporting achievement with a special ceremony at Camberley Theatre on Monday.  

Organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council, the awards honour people from across the borough who have excelled in their sport, exceeded personal targets or made a meaningful impact on the local community.

The awards were attended by around 350 members of the local sporting community and the Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr Valerie White. 

The evening is one of the most anticipated events in the borough calendar as it is a chance to celebrate the achievements of local athletes, clubs, coaches and volunteers.

Nominations from the public received over the summer were whittled down to a shortlist of just three finalists per category before winners were selected by the Surrey Heath Sports Council.

Award Winners:

·         Coach of the Year – Sam Voight, Camberley RFC

·         Club of the Year – Bagshot Tennis Club

·         Disability Sports Award – Adrian Gale, Valley End Cricket Club Rascals

·         Outstanding Service – John Wickens, Bagshot FC

·         Sports Personality – Harry Dugmore, Camberley RFC

·         Sports Team of the Year – Camberley & Farnborough Hockey Club Ladies 1st XI

·         Young Sports Personality – Smrithi Shirol, Swifts Junior Badminton Club

·         Young Sports Team – Chobham Cricket Club U11

·         Young Volunteer – Ollie Wickes, Chobham RFC

 

Specsavers Surrey Youth Games Award Winners:

·         Performance of the Games – Alice Lockhart (swimming)

·         Coach of the Games – Sandra Parnell (netball)

·         Young Ambassador of the Year – Morgan Markson

·         Most Supportive School – Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Portfolio Holder for Business Cllr Craig Fennell, said, "Huge congratulations to all the award winners and everyone who was nominated this year. Sport in Surrey Heath is in a good place with excellent performances and participation levels from Surrey Heath clubs at all levels. The awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate this and encourage future success.”

The winners of the Sports Awards will automatically be entered into the county-wide Surrey Sports Awards, which are held in December.

For more photos of the event, please visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/sportsawards

Special thanks to our sponsors Specsavers, Places for People, Surrey Playing Fields, Active Surrey, Complete Coaching, 96.4 Eagle Radio, Basepoint Camberley, Legacy Clothing and Camberley Theatre.

Photo credit: www.panonsphotography.com

 

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Camberley Royal British Legion Poppy Day Launch – Saturday 28 October 2017

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:22
Date: Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

On Saturday 28 October, Camberley’s Park Street will play host to the fourth Poppy Day Launch in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.


Starting at 10am on Park Street, the event will feature entertainment and displays from the local Stagecoach Theatre Group, and Liberty Gymnastics clubs, plus other attractions.  There will also be a static display of vintage military vehicles, classic cars and motorbikes from the Riders Branch of the Royal British Legion.

At 10.50am a parade of the Royal British Legion Standard Bearers, the Royal British Legion “Brolly Ladies”, Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and ATC and representatives from the scouting organisations, will march the length of Park Street accompanied by the Frimley and Camberley Cadet Corps of Drums.

At 11am the RBL exhortation will be given by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Valerie White, followed by a 30-second silence. The Mayor will then officially open the Poppy Launch of 2017.

The fun will then continue for the rest of the day featuring a variety of singers, dancers and performers, all giving up their time to give you a good time - and hopefully encourage you to give generously to this great cause.

Radio Frimley Park Hospital will also be there.

Camberley Royal British Legion Chairman, David Kemp said “The Camberley Royal British Legion has been so successful in raising money for the Poppy Appeal over the years – we say it every year but the amount raised in 2016/17 surpassed all expectations and broke records locally, reaching over £65K - a fantastic effort by all involved."

“We’ve really tried to provide something for everyone at the Poppy Day Launch this year - I would like to thank all of the individuals and organisations that are giving up their time to make this amazing day possible."

 

 

 

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Parliamentary Boundary Review – revised proposals

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:37
Date: Thursday, 19 October, 2017

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries as it opens its third and final consultation.

Parliamentary boundaries define the geographic area represented by each MP. Parliament has specified that the number of constituencies in the UK must reduce from the current 650 to 600. As a result the number of constituencies in England will decrease from 533 to 501.

The BCE is conducting the Review to ensure that the numbers of electors in each constituency are broadly equal.

The revised proposals for Surrey Heath involve moving Windlesham ward from the Surrey Heath constituency to the Windsor constituency. Residents are encouraged to submit their views to the BCE with a deadline of 11 December 2017.

The Commission will make its final report and recommendations in September 2018.

Further information: www.bce2018.org.uk

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Heatherside playground to be transformed

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:31
Date: Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

 

Surrey Heath Borough Council is delighted to announce that Cheylesmore Park in Heatherside is the first of 11 play areas in Surrey Heath that will benefit from refurbishment over the next three years.

It will include two multi-play pieces for toddlers and juniors, a trampoline and zip slide together with new swings, a see-saw, play panels and rota roka.

Ward Councillor Jonathan Lytle said: “We’re delighted that Cheylesmore Park will benefit from £40,000 of investment, funded by Planning Infrastructure Contributions. The final scheme has been agreed after consultation with children and parents from the local community and exciting changes are now being planned.”

Fellow Ward Councillor Paul Ilnicki added: “We are proud of our fantastic parks and open spaces in Surrey Heath, and keeping them updated is important to us. A new play park will encourage children to be active and will be enjoyed by future generations of our community.”

Earlier this year the Council agreed a Borough-wide playground improvement scheme that will see more areas of Surrey Heath benefit from improved play facilities. The play area improvement scheme is worth over £650,000, with the improvements due to be implemented over the next three years. Playgrounds earmarked for refurbishment/replacement as part of this scheme include:

·         Briar Avenue, Lightwater

·         Chobham Road Recreation Ground, Frimley

·         Evergreen Road Play Area, Parkside

·         Frimley Lodge Park

·         Lightwater Country Park

·         Loman Road, Mytchett & Deepcut

·         London Road Recreation Ground, St Michaels

·         Old Dean Recreation Ground

·         Watchetts Recreation Ground

·         Whitmoor Road,Bagshot.

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Surrey Heath Sports Awards 2017 Shortlists Announced

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:39
Date: Monday, 16 October, 2017

The shortlists for the Surrey Heath Sports Awards 2017 have been revealed.

The awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise and reward talented local athletes, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs for their outstanding commitment and achievements in sport over the past 12 months.

Following a fantastic year of sport in Surrey Heath, dozens of nominations were received, up nearly a third on last year.

Organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council, the awards will celebrate the best in local sporting achievement with a special ceremony at Camberley Theatre on 23 October, where the winners will be announced.

This year’s shortlists for a range of individual, team and club awards are:

Camberley Theatre Young Sports Team of the Year

  • Camberley RFC U14 Squad
  • Chobham Cricket Club U11
  • Surrey Heath Wasps Netball Team

Eagle Radio Sports Team of the Year

  • Camberley & Farnborough Hockey Club Ladies 1st XI
  • Camberley Bowling Club
  • Chobham Community Rugby

Specsavers Sports Club of the Year

  • Bagshot Tennis Club
  • Windle Valley Runners
  • Chobham RFC

Surrey Playing Fields Young Volunteer of the Year

  • Mikayla Dodson, Camberley Town Youth FC
  • Ollie Wickes, Chobham RFC
  • Oliver Pile, Camberley Judo Club

Basepoint Disability Sports Award

  • Marc Dallaway, Camberley Boxing Club
  • Mike O’Regan, Chobham Mixed Ability Rugby
  • Adrian Gale, Valley End Cricket Club Rascals

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

  • Denise Holman, Camberley & District Athletics Club
  • Natalie Hall, Camberley Judo Club
  • Sam Voight, Camberley RFC

Complete Coaching Sports Personality of the Year

  • Harry Dugmore, Camberley RFC
  • Jade Blackburn, Sevenoaks Suns Basketball
  • Ali Gardner, Camberley & Farnborough Hockey Club

Legacy Clothing Young Sports Personality of the Year

  • Summer Shaw, Camberley Judo Club
  • Smrithi Shirol, Swifts Junior Badminton Club
  • Finn Livingstone-Learmonth, Chobham RFC

Arena Leisure Centre Outstanding Service to Sport

  • Gary Dunford, Frimley Cricket Club
  • Hugh Scott, Chobham RFC
  • Charlie Williams, Camberley RFC
  • John Wickens, Bagshot FC
  • Steve Moody, Windle Valley Runners

Last year’s winners included Team GB rugby sevens star Phil Burgess as Sports Personality of the Year, and Swifts Juniors Badminton Club as Club of the Year.

All the winners in the Surrey Heath Sports Awards are automatically entered into the Surrey Sports Awards. Last year, two Surrey Heath winners - Pedro Lemos (Coach of the Year) and Penny Froude (Disability Sports Award) – went on to triumph at the county-wide event.

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Public Spaces Protection Order introduced

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:34
Date: Monday, 16 October, 2017

Following public consultation, Surrey Heath Borough Council has implemented a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which will allow additional powers to address anti-social activities in the Borough’s parks and public spaces.

The PSPO came into force on 14 October 2017, and will help address a range of low level anti-social behaviour which is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of local people.

As a result of changes in national legislation, the Council held a consultation on proposals for new Public Spaces Protection Orders in late 2016, and again earlier this year.

The consultation looked at actions and behaviours such as begging in Camberley, the taking of psychoactive substances (formerly legal highs) and their impact upon health and behaviour, anti-social behaviour that can be caused through public drinking, and measures to encourage responsible dog ownership which include exclusions from children’s play areas and clearing up dog waste.

Councillor Vivienne Chapman, Portfolio Holder for Community said: “Surrey Heath is already a safe and environmentally friendly Borough, and we want to make it even safer.

“The introduction of Public Space Protection Orders is about improving the quality of life for people who live, work and visit Surrey Heath.

“It enables the Council and Police to discourage anti-social behaviour, and where necessary take appropriate action against people who continue to behave in an anti-social way.”  

For more information on the PSPO, including maps of where it applies, visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/pspo

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#TalkSurreyHeath - Finances and Economic Development

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:04
Date: Thursday, 12 October, 2017

Surrey Heath residents and business owners quizzed Councillors and Council officers about Financial and Economic Development issues last night in the latest #TalkSurreyHeath event.

The panel facing questions consisted of Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Finance Cllr Richard Brooks, SHBC Chief Executive Karen Whelan, and Surrey Heath Executive Head of Finance Kelvin Menon.

The panel answered dozens of questions during the hour-long session, and areas discussed included a wide range of subjects including the regeneration of Camberley Town Centre, including SHBC’s investment in the recently renamed shopping centre The Square.

The Council’s strategy of delivering efficiency and increasing income to continue to provide a wide range of services in a climate of drastically reduced Government funding was also addressed.

The Council’s work supporting economic development in Surrey Heath was another focus, including the recent Camberley Enterprise Expo and Business Breakfast event.

During the event, broadcast via Facebook Live from the Council Chamber at Surrey Heath House, members of the public could follow the live video stream on the SHBC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/surreyheath). If you’d like to watch the video of the session, it can be found on the same page.

Before and during the event, questions were submitted via Facebook, Twitter, or email on talk@surreyheath.gov.uk

Cllr Brooks said: “Delivering a balanced budget whilst maintaining the economic development of the borough is a constant challenge.  

“We appreciated the engagement from the public, hearing people’s views and answering their questions at this latest #TalkSurreyHeath event.” 

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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Community groups to receive more than £20,000 in grants

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:05
Date: Tuesday, 10 October, 2017

More than £20,000 has been awarded to a range of local not-for-profit groups from Surrey Heath Borough Council through its Community Fund Grant Scheme. 

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 3 October, the Council’s Executive awarded a total of £21,087 in grant funding to support Bagshot Playing Fields Association, Old Dean Bowling Club, West End Bowls Club and West End Village Society. 

  • Bagshot Playing Fields Association will receive £10,000 to replace a dilapidated children’s playground.
  • Old Dean Bowling Club was awarded £5,787 to install disabled toilet facilities and update the fire alarm system.
  • West End Bowls Club will receive £5,000 to extend the existing clubhouse to meet the increasing club membership numbers.
  • West End Village Society will receive £300 to plant bulbs on the A322 highway grass verges.

Camberley Lawn Tennis Club submitted an application to help fund drainage works to alleviate flooding at their courts – this grant application has been deferred while the club works with the Council to explore all available options and solutions to the problem.

Surrey Heath Corporate Portfolio Holder Cllr Josephine Hawkins said: "Many residents of Surrey Heath benefit from the services provided by local community groups, and we are pleased to support their projects with these grants.

“I encourage local groups with beneficial projects who may need assistance to get in touch and find out if they can apply for a grant.”

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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Mayor of Surrey Heath and Surrey Heath Borough Council supporting Domestic Abuse Awareness Week 2017

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:31
Date: Monday, 9 October, 2017

Surrey Heath Borough Council is supporting Domestic Abuse Awareness Week 2017, working with partners to raise awareness of this often unreported crime.

The Council are publicising the campaign via its website and social media channels, and working with colleagues including NHS Surrey Heath CCG.

We are supporting local events throughout the week (9-13 Oct), including Surrey Police and Your Sanctuary representatives being available in the foyer of Frimley Park Hospital this Tuesday and Thursday evening.

A radio advertising campaign is also running on local radio, describing different types of domestic abuse, including controlling and coercive behaviour, and abuse using social media.

From information collected nationally, on average it takes 35 incidents of domestic abuse before a report is made. 

As many as 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experience an abusive relationship in their lifetime, and it is the most prevalent cause of depression and mental health difficulties. 

The Police receive a call relating to a domestic abuse incident every minute in the UK.

The Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr Valerie White has voiced her support for Domestic Abuse Awareness Week 2017.

Cllr White said: “Domestic abuse is often a taboo subject, a hidden issue which can ruin lives.

“I am pleased to support Domestic Abuse Awareness Week, and would like to pay tribute to all the organisations and volunteers involved in helping those affected by it.

“I encourage anyone who may be affected by this issue to get help from these amazing organisations, such as Your Sanctuary and Surrey Against Domestic Abuse.”

SHBC Chief Executive Karen Whelan said: “Domestic abuse can happen anywhere, in all kinds of families and in all kinds of homes.

“Excellent work is carried out by our own employees, and those of our partner organisations, to help and advise those affected by domestic abuse, and I hope our support for Domestic Abuse Awareness Week helps to raise awareness of the help available.” 

Anyone affected by this issue can contact:

Your Sanctuary - 9-9 helpline: 01483 776822, www.yoursanctuary.org.uk.

Surrey Against Domestic Abuse www.surreyagainstda.info

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