Surrey

So much to enjoy in Camberley this weekend!

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:21
Date: Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

There is so much taking place in Camberley this weekend!

Great British Tennis Weekend – Sat 21st/Sun 22nd July

FREE access to all park courts all weekend

FREE coaching on Saturday 21st July @ London Road Recreation Ground, Camberley

To celebrate ‘Great British Tennis Weekend’, we are making all courts free to play (no bookings necessary) across the weekend of Sat 21st – Sun 22nd July, so dust off your racket and get on court! This is ahead of the launch of our new online booking system which comes into effect from Monday morning.

We are also delighted to be able to offer a range of free coaching and casual sessions at London Road Recreation Ground which will be delivered by our coaching partner, the National Tennis Association. Sessions will run throughout the day from 11am – 3pm and will cater for children from the age of 5 right up to adult and family sessions.

Sessions are bookable on a first come, first serve basis and can be reserved through our website www.surreyheath.gov.uk/tennisinthepark.

 

Camberley Theatre Beer Festival – Fri 20th/Sat 21st July

As you are hopefully aware our first ever beer festival takes place this Friday and Saturday with over 35 real ales and ciders, hog roast and live entertainment. Staff (and SHH partner) tickets are just £8.50 which includes a programme and a commemorative glass for you to keep. You can also pre-book your drinks tokens when you book too!

You can download the beer and cider list here https://www.camberleytheatre.co.uk/sites/default/files/Beer%20List%202018%20Updated.pdf

For more information please visit www.camberleytheatre.co.uk/events/beer-festival or stop by the Theatre Box Office.

 

 

 

And of course there is also the Camberley Farmers' & Artisan Market this Sat 21st July from 10am until 3pm on Park Street. The monthly market hosts with a huge variety of street food, crafts and traditional local farmers' produce.

 

So in short - grab your tennis racket, pick up some nice cheese, and then reward yourself with a delicious beer or two. Great weekend!

 

Categories: Surrey

Chobham traveller incursion

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:19
Date: Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

We are aware of a traveller incursion at Chobham.

We will post updates as we know more.

Categories: Surrey

Come and play Tennis in the Park!

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:41
Date: Thursday, 12 July, 2018

Plans for a new Online Booking System and Annual Tennis Pass revealed, offering tennis for the whole family all year round for just £39. 

 

As part of our commitment to help residents live a healthy and active lifestyle, SHBC is working in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to get more people playing tennis more often, and to make sure our park tennis facilities are sustainable. 


Earlier this year we held a public consultation to understand the views and motivations of both existing and potential parks tennis users. 

Responses showed improved court conditions and a clearer, simpler booking system were the main factors that would people more likely to play at parks tennis venues.   


In response, a range of court improvements have been completed at our London Road Recreation Ground venue in Camberley, including jet washing, moss treatment, surface repairs, court binding and repainting to offer a more attractive and playable surface for users of all standards. 

 

We will also be introducing ‘ClubSpark’ soon - a simple, customer-friendly online booking and payment system for our park tennis courts. 

 

In tandem with the new booking system we are introducing a great value Annual Tennis Pass that allows a household of up to 5 people to play Tennis in the Park all year round at any of our four venues across Surrey Heath for just £39 – meaning the whole family can play for the equivalent of just £3.25 a month. 

 

Players can also use the system to book courts on the traditional “Pay as you Play” basis at the current rate of £5.75 per court per hour. 

 

As our busiest venue, London Road Recreation Ground has been selected as the pilot site for improvements, including a new gate-access system that works in conjunction with ClubSpark.  


The aim will be to make similar improvements over time at our remaining park tennis venues at:  

  • Watchetts Recreation Ground 

  • Mytchett Recreation Ground 

  • Frimley Green Recreation Ground  


These major changes will be supported by a diverse coaching programme catering for all ages and abilities and targeted opportunities for low-cost tennis. 

 

To celebrate the new-look tennis offer, we will be taking part in the national “Great British Tennis Weekend” initiative on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July.  

 

SHBC will be offering free access to all our park courts all weekend, and will also be offering free coaching on Saturday 21 July at London Road Recreation Ground courtesy of our new coaching partner, the National Tennis Association. 

 

The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Dan Adams, will attend the launch of the event with an LTA representative at 10.30am, followed by a day of free tennis opportunities for children and adults, including coaching sessions between 11am – 3pm.  

 

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. To register, please visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/tennisinthepark

 

To register your interest in our Annual Tennis Pass, please email business.services@surreyheath.gov.uk
 

Further updates will be posted on our social media channels and at www.surreyheath.gov.uk/tennisinthepark
  


Note: A new gate-access system has been installed at London Road Recreation Ground to work with ClubSpark. Until the new system is launched, the gate will be set to ‘open’ during normal park opening hours. 

 

 

 

Categories: Surrey

Camberley set to inspire – London Road site

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:37
Date: Monday, 9 July, 2018


 

Camberley Town Centre is currently undergoing an exciting regeneration programme led by Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC).

A significant stage of regenerating Camberley is investing in and improving the area along London Road (A30) between the High Street and Park Street and opposite the historic Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. 

SHBC is now in the process of appointing an experienced regeneration developer with the resources and vision to deliver a comprehensive and transformational development of the 2.0 ha (5.5 acres) site.

We are very pleased to announce today (9 July 2018) that we have shortlisted four companies who will be put through to the next stage of selection.  These are; Countryside, Keir Group, Hub Group and Berkeley Group.

Karen Whelan, CEO, SHBC said: 

“SHBC are delighted with the outstanding response to the first stage of tendering for our flagship development in Camberley, which is testament to the drive and determination of Officers and Members to deliver high quality partners.

Our vision for Camberley is dynamic and innovative and our shortlisted developers can bring the same qualities to the project.  We look forward to hearing more about their vision for the site, with our final decision being made around Christmas 2018.”

Cllr Moira Gibson, Leader, SHBC said: 

“Developing this area has been a key long-term objective for the Council.  The site occupies a substantial part of the town centre and the development, once complete, will totally transform and regenerate this area.

It is a great result for the council to have secured four impressive developers to take forward to the next stage of procurement.”

Camberley Be Inspired

It is envisaged that the new development on London Road will include a combination of housing, retail and car parking. Bidders are also being asked to include new office space within their bid which could unlock other sites in the town centre for redevelopment.

To date SHBC has invested £140 million into Camberley; which includes the acquisition and subsequent refurbishment of The Square shopping centre, acquisition of Ashwood House a former office building which is currently being redeveloped into 116 high quality residential apartments.   Substantial projects to improve the town centre car parks, Princess Way and the High Street are also in the pipeline.  Find out more here.

 

 

 

Categories: Surrey

Sports Awards nominations open

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 16:30
Date: Tuesday, 3 July, 2018

Do you know an individual who excels at sport, a fantastic team, an inspirational coach, or a tireless volunteer who goes the extra mile? 

 

The Surrey Heath Sports Awards provide a fantastic 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.  

 

Nominations for a range of individual, team and club awards are open, including: 

 

  • Young Sports Team of the Year 
  • Sports Team of the Year 
  • Club of the Year  
  • Young Volunteer of the Year  
  • Disability Sport Award  
  • Coach of the Year  
  • Young Sports Personality of the Year 
  • Sports Personality of the Year 
  • Outstanding Service to Sport  

 

The deadline for nominations is 9 September, and winners will be announced at a ceremony held at Camberley Theatre on 15 October. 

 

All the winners in the Surrey Heath Sports Awards are automatically entered into the Surrey Sports Awards. Last year, two Surrey Heath winners - Bagshot Tennis Club (Club of the Year) and John Wickens (Bagshot Football Club) – went on to triumph at the county-wide event. 

 

The nomination form is quick and easy to complete online. Reward those who make sport happen in Surrey Heath and make a nomination today!  

 

Visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/shsa 

 

Categories: Surrey

Camberley set to inspire - Surrey Heath Borough Council appoints the designer for Camberley High Street

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:30
Date: Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) has appointed Project Centre to design and deliver the Camberley High Street and surrounding public spaces improvements.  

 

Project Centre is a leading streetscape design, engineering and landscape architecture consultancy. 

 

Kevin Donnelly, Technical Director at Project Centre said; “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to design and deliver the Camberley High Street improvements for Surrey Heath Borough Council. 

 

The scheme will focus on making the High Street and surrounding areas better for pedestrians and encourage more people to shop locally in the area. High quality urban design and place making will transform the public space; improving access and movement for pedestrians and reducing the dominance of cars on the High Street. Public art will also be integrated into the High Street transformation." 

 

The three areas for improvement proposed are: 

 

  • High Street - Improvements include increasing the amount of space available to pedestrians, creating an important hub that can be used for a variety of public events and uses and decluttering the high street 

  • Princess Way – improvements will include better lighting and street furniture 

  • Knoll Walk – to look at how space can be used feasibly for activities such as for market stalls, improvements to street furniture and improved green and soft landscaping  

  •  

 

Project Centre will see the project through from preliminary design through to construction with the contract starting in June. 

 

Cllr Moira Gibson, Leader, SHBC said:   

 

"This key milestone of the appointment of the designer for the High Street ensures this project is running to schedule.  The works will start spring 2019 and we aim to complete by the end of 2020.  The resulting changes will retain the unique architecture of the existing High Street but with an improved pedestrian experience. We are committed to supporting the unique and independent businesses on the High Street and attracting new businesses to Camberley."   

 

Karen Whelan, CEO, SHBC said: 

 

“Project Centre will be undertaking a very important regeneration project in a landmark area in Camberley.  The resulting redeveloped and improved High Street will be a wonderful asset to Camberley and will completely transform this part of the town." 

 

SHBC secured £3.5 million in funding from Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in 2017 to enable this improvement project for the High Street.  SHBC has added funds of £900k bringing the total budget to £4.4 million.  Read more here

 

Kevin Travers, Head of Transport of the Enterprise M3 LEP said:

 

“We are delighted to be supporting this project, which underpins our plans for economic growth and better quality of life in the Blackwater Valley. These improvements to Camberley Town Centre will help meet the wider challenges and objectives identified in our Strategic Economic Plan by promoting town centre renewal to secure inward investment and create vibrant communities.”


 

Camberley set to inspire 

 

To date SHBC has invested £140 million into Camberley; which includes the acquisition and subsequent refurbishment of The Square shopping centre, acquisition of Ashwood House a former office building which is currently being redeveloped into 116 high quality residential apartments. Substantial projects to improve the town centre car parks, Princess Way, Knoll Walk and the High Street are in the pipeline which will be followed by the regeneration of the area along London Road (A30) between the High Street and Park Street and opposite the historic Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.  Find out more at www.surreyheath.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Surrey

Flying the flag – Armed Forces Day 2018

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 15:08
Date: Monday, 25 June, 2018

Service personnel, veterans and dignitaries joined the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Dan Adams, as Surrey Heath Borough Council raised a flag for the UK Armed Forces on Monday 25 June 2018.

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised outside Surrey Heath House ahead of the national day of commemoration, which this year takes place on Saturday 30 June. 


The flag was simultaneously raised by local authorities across the country in the week leading up to Armed Forces Day.

Cllr Adams, Mayor of Surrey Heath, said at the ceremony: "Surrey Heath is extremely proud of our connections and continued relationships we have with the military including The Princess Royal Barracks at Deepcut, The Cadet Training Centre Frimley Park, and The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Each year this Flag is raised to show the support of our Armed Forces, both serving and to those who have served, and to offer you our thanks for all the vital work you carry ou

t in protecting our citizens and the country, making this a safe place to live."

Also in attendance at the ceremony were; Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, Surrey Heath Borough Council, Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Richard Brooks, Lt Col Chris Boryer MBE R

GR of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Regimental Sergeant Major, WO1 Jones of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Mr Robert Napier CBE DL, Deputy Surrey Lieutenant and Mr Henkum, Royal Air Force Association 

The Rev Bruce Nicole from St Michael's Church, Camberley, officiated at the ceremony.

 

 

Categories: Surrey

Surrey Heath Museum and Gallery opening

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:57
Date: Friday, 22 June, 2018

Surrey Heath Museum will open a permanent display space in the Heritage Gallery in The Square, Camberley at the end of this month (June). 

Surrey Heath Archaeology and Heritage Trust and Surrey Heath Museum Action Group have been running the successful Heritage Gallery for a number of years, and invited the museum into their ground floor area following the announcement, earlier this year, that the museum would no longer be based at their previous location at Surrey Heath House.

With the support over 30 volunteers, many of the museum's precious objects have been moved to create new displays on the history of the area covering nearly a 1000 years  – including a hippopotamus skull,  pub signs, military ephemera, domestic items, industrial equipment and much, much more.   The popular recreation of a wartime home from an exhibition in 2014 (covering both World Wars) has also returned.  A unique ‘heritage hub’ has been created featuring the museum, historical societies and local groups.   

The museum space will be officially opened by Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove on Friday 29 June at 1.45pm.   It will then open to the public on Saturday 30 June as part of arts and crafts festival Camfest (www.thecamberleysociety.org.uk), with activities for all ages. 

The first exhibition at the hub will be ‘What Lies Beneath’, featuring the archaeology of the area, and will run from 30 June to 22 September.

The hub also includes a museum shop and open access research area, while the existing Heritage Gallery will move to the upper floor, with displays for local groups and societies.

Opening times will be Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, free admission. 

 

Categories: Surrey

Surrey Heath Museum and Gallery opening

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:57
Date: Friday, 22 June, 2018

Surrey Heath Museum will open a permanent display space in the Heritage Gallery in The Square, Camberley at the end of this month (June). 

Surrey Heath Archaeology and Heritage Trust and Surrey Heath Museum Action Group have been running the successful Heritage Gallery for a number of years, and invited the museum into their ground floor area following the announcement, earlier this year, that the museum would no longer be based at their previous location at Surrey Heath House.

With the support over 30 volunteers, many of the museum's precious objects have been moved to create new displays on the history of the area covering nearly a 1000 years  – including a hippopotamus skull,  pub signs, military ephemera, domestic items, industrial equipment and much, much more.   The popular recreation of a wartime home from an exhibition in 2014 (covering both World Wars) has also returned.  A unique ‘heritage hub’ has been created featuring the museum, historical societies and local groups.   

The museum space will be officially opened by Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove on Friday 29 June at 1.45pm.   It will then open to the public on Saturday 30 June as part of arts and crafts festival Camfest (www.thecamberleysociety.org.uk), with activities for all ages. 

The first exhibition at the hub will be ‘What Lies Beneath’, featuring the archaeology of the area, and will run from 30 June to 22 September.

The hub also includes a museum shop and open access research area, while the existing Heritage Gallery will move to the upper floor, with displays for local groups and societies.

Opening times will be Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, free admission. 

 

Categories: Surrey

House of Fraser Camberley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:55
Date: Friday, 22 June, 2018

Today, 22 June 2018, at a meeting in London House of Fraser requested that its creditors approve a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).  A CVA is an insolvency procedure, which is used by companies to allow them to restructure their business and liabilities.  House of Fraser needed 75% of its creditors to approve the CVA and had stated that if it was not approved the company would go into administration. 

The CVA vote has been approved.  This means the House of Fraser in Camberley will be staying open at least until January 2019.  

In a joint statement Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, Surrey Heath Borough Council and Councillor Moira Gibson, Leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council, said;

“It is positive news that the CVA vote was approved today.  This means that, providing all goes to plan, House of Fraser will remain in Camberley until at least the new year.  The CVA is the start of the consultation process and SHBC will continue to work with House of Fraser’s management team to demonstrate the store has a viable future in Camberley.  As we stated on 7th June, when House of Fraser made the CVA announcement, we would like to see House of Fraser remain part of Camberley’s future and we are firmly committed to doing what we can to assist that.

Camberley is in the process of major regeneration.  Several significant projects are taking place now and also scheduled for the near future.  These include the £8 million refurbishment of The Square shopping centre, the High Street has received £4.4 million in funding from Enterprise M3 LEP and SHBC to improve the roads and pavements. Ashwood House is being transformed into 116 high quality apartments.  In addition, the large five-acre site at the top of the town by the London Road is now open for developers to register their interest.

Regeneration of a town involves a huge amount of change, creation and rebuilding, which requires a flexible and long-term business model.  We have factored in difficult times as well as the generation of new business as the projects reach completion.  Long term we are confident in the future of Camberley and its economic prosperity.”


Camberley Be Inspired

To date SHBC has invested £140 million into Camberley; which includes the acquisition and subsequent refurbishment of The Square shopping centre, acquisition of Ashwood House a former office building which is currently being redeveloped into 116 high quality residential apartments.   Substantial projects to improve the town centre car parks, Princess Way and the High Street are in the pipeline which will be followed by the regeneration of the area along London Road (A30) between the High Street and Park Street and opposite the historic Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.  Find out more here.

Categories: Surrey

House of Fraser Camberley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:55
Date: Friday, 22 June, 2018

Today, 22 June 2018, at a meeting in London House of Fraser requested that its creditors approve a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).  A CVA is an insolvency procedure, which is used by companies to allow them to restructure their business and liabilities.  House of Fraser needed 75% of its creditors to approve the CVA and had stated that if it was not approved the company would go into administration. 

The CVA vote has been approved.  This means the House of Fraser in Camberley will be staying open at least until January 2019.  

In a joint statement Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, Surrey Heath Borough Council and Councillor Moira Gibson, Leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council, said;

“It is positive news that the CVA vote was approved today.  This means that, providing all goes to plan, House of Fraser will remain in Camberley until at least the new year.  The CVA is the start of the consultation process and SHBC will continue to work with House of Fraser’s management team to demonstrate the store has a viable future in Camberley.  As we stated on 7th June, when House of Fraser made the CVA announcement, we would like to see House of Fraser remain part of Camberley’s future and we are firmly committed to doing what we can to assist that.

Camberley is in the process of major regeneration.  Several significant projects are taking place now and also scheduled for the near future.  These include the £8 million refurbishment of The Square shopping centre, the High Street has received £4.4 million in funding from Enterprise M3 LEP and SHBC to improve the roads and pavements. Ashwood House is being transformed into 116 high quality apartments.  In addition, the large five-acre site at the top of the town by the London Road is now open for developers to register their interest.

Regeneration of a town involves a huge amount of change, creation and rebuilding, which requires a flexible and long-term business model.  We have factored in difficult times as well as the generation of new business as the projects reach completion.  Long term we are confident in the future of Camberley and its economic prosperity.”


Camberley Be Inspired

To date SHBC has invested £140 million into Camberley; which includes the acquisition and subsequent refurbishment of The Square shopping centre, acquisition of Ashwood House a former office building which is currently being redeveloped into 116 high quality residential apartments.   Substantial projects to improve the town centre car parks, Princess Way and the High Street are in the pipeline which will be followed by the regeneration of the area along London Road (A30) between the High Street and Park Street and opposite the historic Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.  Find out more here.

Categories: Surrey

Camberley International Festival takes place this week

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:18
Date: Monday, 18 June, 2018

Showcasing a mix of world class entertainment, including music, film, comedy, literature and community events, it aims to build on the success of the first two years.

Headlining the music element, we are extremely proud to welcome one of Britain’s finest folk bands, The Unthanks, to Camberley Theatre on Friday 22 June. The depth and breadth of their many notable fans is quite remarkable -Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Al Murray, Ewan McGregor, Colin Firth and Nick Hornby, to name a few.

The Carpenters Arms will also host a CIF launch party on Wednesday 20th June from 8pm. This free to attend eventwill feature live music from The Mysteries –all welcome!

The theatre also welcomes Jon Culshaw, one of Britain’s finest and funniest impressionists with his new show ‘The Great British Take Off’ on Saturday 23 June.

We are very excited to be hosting our second short film competition as part of this year’s CIF.In 2017 we had entries from as far away as Spain and Italy, although the winners were based somewhat closer to home. Two students from The Farnborough Sixth Form College, Francis Cousins and Evie Gordon, won this highly entertaining competition with their short film, ‘Cipid’s House’. The festival’s patron, BAFTA-Award-winning actress Juliet Aubrey, was part of the judging panel and presented the winners and runners up with their trophies.

The final day of the festival, Saturday 23 June , will see the colourful Camberley Carnival parade through town towards the London Road Recreation Ground (behind the Arena Leisure Centre), where an afternoon of live music, gymnastic displays, children’s entertainment, retro computer games, food stalls and a beer tent awaits.

https://camberley-international-festival.com/

Categories: Surrey

Camberley International Festival takes place this week

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:18
Date: Monday, 18 June, 2018Showcasing a mix of world class entertainment, including music, film, comedy, literature and community events, it aims to build on the success of the first two years. Headlining the music element, we are extremely proud to welcome one of Britain’s finest folk bands, The Unthanks, to Camberley Theatre on Friday 22 June. The depth and breadth of their many notable fans is quite remarkable -Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Al Murray, Ewan McGregor, Colin Firth and Nick Hornby, to name a few. The Carpenters Arms will also host a CIF launch party on Wednesday 20th June from 8pm. This free to attend eventwill feature live music from The Mysteries –all welcome!The theatre also welcomes Jon Culshaw, one of Britain’s finest and funniest impressionists with his new show ‘The Great British Take Off’ on Saturday 23 June. We are very excited to be hosting our second short film competition as part of this year’s CIF.In 2017 we had entries from as far away as Spain and Italy, although the winners were based somewhat closer to home. Two students from The Farnborough Sixth Form College, Francis Cousins and Evie Gordon, won this highly entertaining competition with their short film, ‘Cipid’s House’. The festival’s patron, BAFTA-Award-winning actress Juliet Aubrey, was part of the judging panel and presented the winners and runners up with their trophies. The final day of the festival, Saturday 23 June , will see the colourful Camberley Carnival parade through town towards the London Road Recreation Ground (behind the Arena Leisure Centre), where an afternoon of live music, gymnastic displays, children’s entertainment, retro computer games, food stalls and a beer tent awaits. https://camberley-international-festival.com/
Categories: Surrey

Camberley Be Inspired. Ashwood House – transformational works continue

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:37
Date: Thursday, 14 June, 2018

Ashwood House, a former office block on Pembroke Broadway in Camberley will be transformed into 116 luxury apartments by Berkeley Homes who will start work later this year.

The initial stages of renovation are going well on site, with Randall Contracting Ltd demolishing the service ramp outside of Ashwood House and set to build a reinforced concrete wall and widen the footpath  to prepare for the relocation of bus stops, currently outside Ashwood House .

Managing Director of Randall Contracting Ltd, Stephen Randall is currently overseeing the works in Camberley and enjoys working in Surrey, as he states,

"Having had many years experience working with local authorities in London, this is a wonderful chance for us to share that experience further afield here with Surrey Heath at the start of their exciting new project. It’s great to be involved and we would like to thank Surrey Heath for the opportunity."

Along with Stephen Randall, CEO of Surrey Heath Borough Council Karen Whelan was present on site, and even got involved on a day’s activities.

Karen Whelan said:

"Ashwood House is a substantial former office building being converted into apartments later this year.  The preparatory work to get it ready for Berkeley Homes is a significant project.  I am pleased to see Randall Contracting progressing so well on the site and most importantly to schedule”.

“Once completed, this new development will bring fresh vitality to this part of Camberley town centre and will complement SHBC’s other regeneration projects in the town, including The High Street, The Square and the London Road development site.”

Randall Contracting Ltd will continue the redevelopment until completion in Autumn 2018.

To date SHBC has invested £140 million into Camberley; which includes the acquisition and subsequent refurbishment of The Square shopping centre, and Ashwood House which is currently being transformed into 116 high quality residential apartments.   Substantial projects to improve the town centre car parks, Princess Way and the High Street are in the pipeline which will soon to be followed by the regeneration of the area along London Road (A30) between the High Street and Park Street and opposite the historic Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

 

Categories: Surrey

Camberley Be Inspired. Ashwood House – transformational works continue

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:37
Date: Thursday, 14 June, 2018

Ashwood House, a former office block on Pembroke Broadway in Camberley will be transformed into 116 luxury apartments by Berkeley Homes who will start work later this year.

The initial stages of renovation are going well on site, with Randall Contracting Ltd demolishing the service ramp outside of Ashwood House and set to build a reinforced concrete wall and widen the footpath  to prepare for the relocation of bus stops, currently outside Ashwood House .

Managing Director of Randall Contracting Ltd, Stephen Randall is currently overseeing the works in Camberley and enjoys working in Surrey, as he states,

"Having had many years experience working with local authorities in London, this is a wonderful chance for us to share that experience further afield here with Surrey Heath at the start of their exciting new project. It’s great to be involved and we would like to thank Surrey Heath for the opportunity."

Along with Stephen Randall, CEO of Surrey Heath Borough Council Karen Whelan was present on site, and even got involved on a day’s activities.

Karen Whelan said:

"Ashwood House is a substantial former office building being converted into apartments later this year.  The preparatory work to get it ready for Berkeley Homes is a significant project.  I am pleased to see Randall Contracting progressing so well on the site and most importantly to schedule”.

“Once completed, this new development will bring fresh vitality to this part of Camberley town centre and will complement SHBC’s other regeneration projects in the town, including The High Street, The Square and the London Road development site.”

Randall Contracting Ltd will continue the redevelopment until completion in Autumn 2018.

To date SHBC has invested £140 million into Camberley; which includes the acquisition and subsequent refurbishment of The Square shopping centre, and Ashwood House which is currently being transformed into 116 high quality residential apartments.   Substantial projects to improve the town centre car parks, Princess Way and the High Street are in the pipeline which will soon to be followed by the regeneration of the area along London Road (A30) between the High Street and Park Street and opposite the historic Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

 

Categories: Surrey

Camberley Park Street planters

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:28
Date: Tuesday, 12 June, 2018

The planters and trees have been removed this week from Park Street in Camberley town centre.

The trees had become too big for their town centre location and were blocking retailers shop windows.  They will be replanted elsewhere in Surrey Heath.

The wooden seating and plant boxes were damaged and not in a state which we could repair - so we had a duty of care to remove them.

We are looking at options for their replacement together with The Atrium.  We will share an update very soon.

Categories: Surrey

Camberley Park Street planters

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:28
Date: Tuesday, 12 June, 2018

The planters and trees have been removed this week from Park Street in Camberley town centre.

The trees had become too big for their town centre location and were blocking retailers shop windows.  They will be replanted elsewhere in Surrey Heath.

The wooden seating and plant boxes were damaged and not in a state which we could repair - so we had a duty of care to remove them.

We are looking at options for their replacement together with The Atrium.  We will share an update very soon.

Categories: Surrey

House of Fraser Camberley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:45
Date: Thursday, 7 June, 2018

 

Today, 7 June 2018, House of Fraser has announced proposals to close 31 stores, including the Park Street store in Camberley.

The stores scheduled for closure, which also include its flagship London Oxford Street store, will stay open until early 2019.  The retailer needs the final approval of 75% of its creditors to go ahead with the closures.  Creditors will vote on the insolvency plan, which involves company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) on 22 June.

In a joint statement Karen Whelan, Chief Executive and Councillor Moira Gibson, Leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council, said;

“House of Fraser has been in Camberley for many years and since September last year we have been working closely with the House of Fraser Board on new concept designs for their Camberley store, to meet the aspirations of our residents. Whilst the store in Camberley has traded well for a number of years, it is caught by the national challenges faced by the Group which are not necessarily specific to Camberley.

By acquiring the freehold of this site, Surrey Heath did so as part of the wider regeneration of its town and not as an investment. The store has suffered from under investment over the years and the Council was in discussions with them to address this. Whilst these discussions are still ongoing, their own reinvestment proposals are dependent on a formal CVA and their position on legacy stores.

Whilst being disappointed by the news, because Surrey Heath is in control of the freehold of this site, like other sites we have bought, it enables us to continue our regeneration proposals by being able to move forward more flexibly and agilely with solutions.

Our concern is for the staff, many of whom are local, loyal and dedicated people who have also invested in the town centre. Whilst the proposed CVA is the start of a formal consultation process, many further discussions can still be had.

Surrey Heath Borough Council continues to move forward with our development proposals to create a new multi-million pound town centre, not just relying on retail but on the wider experience we can provide for our local community. We would like to see House of Fraser remain part of our future and we are firmly committed to doing what we can to assist that.”

To date SHBC has invested £140 million into Camberley; which includes the acquisition and subsequent refurbishment of The Square shopping centre, and Ashwood House which is currently being transformed into 116 high quality residential apartments.   Substantial projects to improve the town centre car parks, Princess Way and the High Street are in the pipeline which will soon to be followed by the regeneration of the area along London Road (A30) between the High Street and Park Street and opposite the historic Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Categories: Surrey

House of Fraser Camberley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:45
Date: Thursday, 7 June, 2018

 

Today, 7 June 2018, House of Fraser has announced proposals to close 31 stores, including the Park Street store in Camberley.

The stores scheduled for closure, which also include its flagship London Oxford Street store, will stay open until early 2019.  The retailer needs the final approval of 75% of its creditors to go ahead with the closures.  Creditors will vote on the insolvency plan, which involves company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) on 22 June.

In a joint statement Karen Whelan, Chief Executive and Councillor Moira Gibson, Leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council, said;

“House of Fraser has been in Camberley for many years and since September last year we have been working closely with the House of Fraser Board on new concept designs for their Camberley store, to meet the aspirations of our residents. Whilst the store in Camberley has traded well for a number of years, it is caught by the national challenges faced by the Group which are not necessarily specific to Camberley.

By acquiring the freehold of this site, Surrey Heath did so as part of the wider regeneration of its town and not as an investment. The store has suffered from under investment over the years and the Council was in discussions with them to address this. Whilst these discussions are still ongoing, their own reinvestment proposals are dependent on a formal CVA and their position on legacy stores.

Whilst being disappointed by the news, because Surrey Heath is in control of the freehold of this site, like other sites we have bought, it enables us to continue our regeneration proposals by being able to move forward more flexibly and agilely with solutions.

Our concern is for the staff, many of whom are local, loyal and dedicated people who have also invested in the town centre. Whilst the proposed CVA is the start of a formal consultation process, many further discussions can still be had.

Surrey Heath Borough Council continues to move forward with our development proposals to create a new multi-million pound town centre, not just relying on retail but on the wider experience we can provide for our local community. We would like to see House of Fraser remain part of our future and we are firmly committed to doing what we can to assist that.”

To date SHBC has invested £140 million into Camberley; which includes the acquisition and subsequent refurbishment of The Square shopping centre, and Ashwood House which is currently being transformed into 116 high quality residential apartments.   Substantial projects to improve the town centre car parks, Princess Walk and the High Street are in the pipeline which will soon to be followed by the regeneration of the area along London Road (A30) between the High Street and Park Street and opposite the historic Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Categories: Surrey

Local Plan Consultation

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:03
Date: Tuesday, 5 June, 2018

Surrey Heath Borough Council is in the process of preparing a new Local Plan, which sets out potential policies and development opportunities in the Borough.

The ultimate purpose of a Local Plan, once adopted, is to establish how much housing and land for employment will be needed and where it will go, alongside protecting and enhancing the environment, the provision of community facilities and delivering infrastructure.  It will be used to determine planning applications. 

It is important to highlight that the Draft Local Plan contains the Council's proposed policies and allocations for consultation.  Nothing has been decided yet.

Consultation on the draft local plan is open from Monday 4th June until Monday 30th July. To find out more, and to submit comments for consideration visit: https://consult.surreyheath.gov.uk/consult.ti/LPIO2018.

Hard copies of the draft documents are available at the Council offices at Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley throughout the consultation and a display of the materials will be available next to the Register office at Surrey Heath House during Council opening hours Monday to Thursday 8.30am until 5pm and Friday 8.30am until 4.30pm. 

Public meetings will be held with Officers available to answer your immediate questions on Wednesday 13th June at Lightwater Leisure Centre, Lightwater GU18 5RG from 4pm until 8pm and at The Function Room at Frimley Lodge Park, Frimley Green, GU16 6HY on Wednesday 20th June from 4pm until 8pm.

The feedback from this consultation will be used to create a pre-submission version of the Local Plan, which will be published in Summer 2019 before submission to a Planning Inspector for independent examination. But it is important that you make your views known at this stage.

Categories: Surrey

Pages

Subscribe to thelocalnewspapers.mobi aggregator - Surrey