Surrey

Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Flag Raising Ceremony - 15 September 2020

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 15:13
Date: Tuesday, 15 September, 2020Today, 15 September 2020,  we held a special flag raising ceremony outside Surrey Heath House to mark 80 years since the end of the Battle of Britain.   The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Pat Tedder was joined by Squadron Leader Christopher Ashton, RAF Odiham, Reverend Mike Thomason, High Cross Church and Standard Bearers from the Royal British Legion   Battle of Britain is the name given to the large scale aerial battle that took place in 1940. The Luftwaffe launched its largest and most concentrated attack against London in the hope of drawing out the RAF into a battle of annihilation.   On 15 September 1940 RAF Fighter Command claimed what proved to be a decisive victory over the Luftwaffe.  

 

Categories: Surrey

SHBC staff join ‘Great British September Clean’ litter pick

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:04
Date: Wednesday, 16 September, 2020Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) staff joined Michael Gove MP and local residents in a socially distanced litter pick as part of the Keep Britain Tidy ‘Great British September Clean’.    The team (limited to six to be Covid-19 guidance compliant) collected rubbish alongside the River Blackwater in Camberley on Friday morning.    Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) Deputy Chair and Chobham resident Philippa Anderson was joined at the event by Michael Gove MP, members of the SHBC Corporate Enforcement and Greenspace teams, and former Parish Councillor and Chobham resident Carole Mancini.    Seven bags of litter plus various larger items including a table and a car registration plate were collected during the hour-long visit, as part of the nationwide KBT ‘Great British September Clean’ campaign, which is encouraging people across the country to organise their own local litter picks between 11-27 September.    SHBC Portfolio Holder for Places and Strategy, Cllr Rebecca Jennings-Evans, said: "We fully support the Keep Britain Tidy campaign and were delighted to support this event.    “Unfortunately we have seen an increase in littering in our parks and green spaces during lockdown, and more recently as restrictions have been eased.    "We know so many people appreciate using the beautiful parks we are lucky to have in Surrey Heath, but do ask that they are considerate, use bins for litter where possible, and take their litter home if it is not.     “This 'Respect, Protect, Enjoy' philosophy helps keep our open spaces safe and clean for everyone."    KBT Deputy Chair Philippa Anderson said: “With so much other news this year, it is easy to forget the issue of litter which affects us all. Litter damages the environment, is a risk to the wildlife and could find its way into the water course and out to the ocean.”    Find out more about the Keep Britain Tidy Great British September Clean
Categories: Surrey

Planning Applications Committee meeting - 17 September 2020

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:40
Date: Friday, 11 September, 2020The Planning Applications Committee meeting will take place on Thursday 17 September from 7pm.  This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/SurreyHeathBC   For agenda items of the meeting click here:  https://surreyheath.moderngov.co.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=129
Categories: Surrey

Executive meeting - 15 September 2020

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:42
Date: Thursday, 10 September, 2020An Executive meeting will take place on Tuesday 15 September from 6pm. This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/SurreyHeathBC   For agenda items of the meeting click here: https://surreyheath.moderngov.co.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=127
Categories: Surrey

Unauthorised encampment, Chobham

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 15:17
Date: Wednesday, 9 September, 2020Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) is aware of an unauthorised encampment of two caravans at Chobham Community Centre car park. The encampment is on land leased by a private landlord to Chobham Parish Council.   SHBC is supporting the Parish Council to resolve this situation.    SHBC officers visited the site on Monday 7 September to conduct welfare checks and the group have been supplied with toilet facilities and rubbish bins.    On instruction from Chobham Parish Council a Section 77 notice was issued at the site today. This legal notice gives those on site the direction to leave with a deadline of midday tomorrow (Thursday 10 September) to comply. 
Categories: Surrey

Performance & Finance Scrutiny Committee meeting - 9 September 2020

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 09/04/2020 - 14:21
Date: Friday, 4 September, 2020 The Performance & Finance Scrutiny Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday 9 September from 7:30pm. This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/SurreyHeathBC   For agenda items of the meeting click here: https://surreyheath.moderngov.co.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=309

 

Categories: Surrey

External Partnerships Select Committee meeting - 8 September 2020

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 09/03/2020 - 13:41
Date: Thursday, 3 September, 2020 An External Partnerships Select Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 8 September from 7pm. This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/SurreyHeathBC   For the agenda of the meeting click here: https://surreyheath.moderngov.co.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=132

 

Categories: Surrey

Park free for two hours in Knoll Road Car Park when parking charges are reintroduced in Camberley from 14 September 2020.

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 11:38
Date: Tuesday, 1 September, 2020

Two hours of free car parking will be available in Knoll Road carpark until 31 January 2021.  This is to support Camberley High Street during the improvements works as currently only the top part of the High Street is open to general traffic and street parking.

Parking charges remain suspended in the rural car parks.  This will be reviewed in October 2020.

Both Main Square and Knoll Road car parks operate ticketless parking systems.  https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/residents/parking/car-parks-charges/ticketless-parking

Glide app – your easy, contactless way to pay for your parking!

Glide Parking is a parking payment app, which you can download to your smartphone for free.  It enables you to quickly and safely pay for your parking without touching a pay station and avoiding queues.

With Glide Parking there is NO convenience fee, so you will only pay for your parking with no extra costs.  Say NO with Glide Parking No extra fees, No queues and No touching pay stations

To create a Glide account, simply download the Glide Parking app from Google Play or the App Store. Paying for parking is a simple three button process to confirm payment. Once payment has been made, there is a 10 minute ‘grace period’ to leave the car park. Free wi-fi in The Square and Camberley Theatre make using Glide Parking even easier.

Parking Subsidy Season Ticket – Knoll Road car park and car parks across the borough

This initiative enables lower paid staff who commute to work in Camberley’s shops or offices to apply for a discounted parking season ticket for Knoll Road carpark.  

85 season tickets are available for Knoll Road car park at the price of £120 a year or £10 month payable by direct debit on a first come first served basis. A further 65 season tickets will be offered for other car parks as and when charges return to these car parks.

Link to qualifying criteria and required documents

Please email your application to parking.services@surreyheath.gov.uk.

NHS and Carers free parking provision

NHS workers and care workers are entitled to free unlimited off-street parking as per government instructions.

NHS workers are required to email Parking Services using their NHS email address and care workers will need to request their employer email Parking Services their details.  Parking.services@surreyheath.gov.uk.

Camberley Be Safe

To ensure you stay safe in Camberley please observe and follow the social distancing guidelines that are in place in Main Square car park, The Square shopping centre, High Street, Park Street and The Atrium.

When shopping please;

  • Wear a face covering in the shops, shopping centres, car park stairwells and lifts.  Unless you have a qualifying medical condition or a child under 11 it is the law to wear a face-covering in all public indoor spaces.
  • Keep to the left as you walk around town 
  • Observe social distancing from other shoppers where possible.
  • Observe and follow the social distancing floor stickers and markers throughout the centres and shops​
  • Use hand sanitiser when available​
  • Spend only the required shopping time in town​
  • Keep your shopping group small. 

High Street, Princess Way and Knoll Walk improvement works

The High Street, Princess Way and Knoll Walk are currently in the middle of extensive improvements to the roads, pavements, lighting and planters.  There is fencing surrounding the active works and please observe the social distancing control measures that are in place in these areas.  

The works are taking place in five phases and four phases are now in construction.  These are the middle section of the High Street, Princess Way, Princess Way Carriageway and Knoll Walk.  The tarmac is now down on the High Street section and works are now taking place on the pavements.  You may be directed to walk on the new road and pavement surfaces when you visit town.  Please follow the signage.  This project is due to complete February 2021.  Find out more at www.CamberleyBeInspired.com.

Parking

There are signs to direct you safely from your car to the shopping centre.  You need to wear a face covering/mask in the carpark, indoor shopping centres and shops.

You may also wish to consider cycling into town.  Bike parking stations are in Main Square car park, Park Street and The Atrium’s car park.

Camberley Be Inspired

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

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

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

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

Categories: Surrey

News Update on Land East of Penny Cottage, Chobham

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 15:18
Date: Friday, 28 August, 2020Planning application 20/0480/FFU for two gypsy traveller pitches on land east of Penny Cottage on Bagshot Road, Chobham was refused by the Planning Applications Committee on 13 August 2020.   On 21 August the Honourable Mr Justice Freedman issued a HIgh Court Injunction which forbids anyone from residing on the land.     Surrey Heath Borough Council is exploring all legal remedies at its disposal to enforce the High Court Injunction and will provide further updates as soon as possible.      
Categories: Surrey

Extraordinary Council Meeting - 26 August 2020

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 10:06
Date: Friday, 21 August, 2020An Extraordinary Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 26 August from 7pm. This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/SurreyHeathBC   The meeting will be split into 3 sections to discuss the following items:
  1. Section 151 Officer - View the agenda/report pack
  2. Procedural item relating to the Motion on Unitary Authorities - View the agenda/report pack
  3. To reconsider the Motion on Unitary Authorities submitted to the July Council meeting - View the agenda/report pack
Categories: Surrey

Surrey’s District & Borough Council Leaders launch work to transform Local Government across the County

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 15:03
Date: Thursday, 20 August, 2020The Leaders of Surrey’s 11 district and borough councils today launch their ‘Putting Residents First’ campaign to transform local government in the county and bring decision making and services close to communities.    Work has started on proposals for a modern approach to local government, to be shared with central Government as part of the debate on its anticipated ‘Recovery and Devolution’ white paper this autumn. The white paper signals its desire to reform local government – an opportunity Surrey’s district and borough councils are eager and enthusiastic to embrace.    Surrey’s Leaders are agreed that the proposals will centre around simplifying and improving local government. All viable options including multi-unitary solutions, are on the table as Surrey Leaders look to replace the current model where responsibilities are split across different organisations. Providing residents with easier and local access to all their council services, enabled by digital transformation, will be a key element of the work. As will be ensuring that the future approach ensures the democratic accountability between councillor and resident remains strong.    The proposals are to be shaped and informed by new thinking, data, insight, research and engagement with residents.    The focus will be on creating local government offering the best results for residents – one which:
  • Remains close to local communities 
  • Takes a ’place-based’ approach, where services, support, infrastructures, highways and development are influenced by local need rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach – all under the scrutiny of accountable, local elected representatives  
  • Provides value for money 
  • Is efficient and effective 
  • Makes it easy for different public and private services including councils, health, police, businesses and others to work together 
  • Continues to provide and improve the support and services residents need
  • Reflects the geographical and population differences of the county.
Formally announcing the start of this work, Cllr Nick Prescot, Leader of Runnymede Borough Council and Chairman of the Surrey Leaders' Group, said:    ‘The Government’s proposed white paper on ‘Recovery and Devolution’ is a once in a lifetime opportunity to rethink what we do, how we do it and to put Surrey’s 1.2 million residents squarely at the heart of future local government in Surrey.    It’s vital we seize this opportunity to make decision making and services accountable to and representative of our communities. Residents want to build up a working relationship with their local councillors, not be sending them an email in a queue.  Local politics demands local expertise where the councillor is close by and responsive.    Our proposals must be informed and shaped by the views and ideas of our residents.  We want to hear from them and will be asking residents for their views and ideas over the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, we strongly urge Government Ministers and MPs to keep an open mind and consider all proposals when deciding the future of local government in Surrey.’    
Categories: Surrey

New grounds maintenance contract awarded

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 08/17/2020 - 15:20
Date: Monday, 17 August, 2020

Surrey Heath Borough Council is pleased to announce that it has awarded Glendale the Grounds Maintenance contract for the Borough. 

Existing suppliers Sodexo are unable to continue delivering the contract so will cease providing related services at the end of October.

The new five-year contract starts on 1 November 2020.  

It will cover all SHBC-owned and maintained parks and greenspaces, including sports facilities, play areas and pavilions as well as our premier parks - Frimley Lodge and Lightwater Country Park.

Services to be provided by Glendale will include play area inspection and maintenance, pavilion and public toilet cleaning, as well as weed control and highway verge maintenance on behalf of Surrey County Council.  

Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Places and Strategy, Cllr Rebecca Jennings-Evans said: “We are pleased to welcome Glendale as a partner in Surrey Heath, and look forward to a positive relationship with them, helping to keep Surrey Heath a clean, green and safe place to live, work and play.”

Nick Brooks, Regional Director at Glendale said, "Glendale is delighted to have secured a 5+ year Parks and Grounds Maintenance service contract with Surrey Heath Borough Council, covering a range of horticultural and other duties across the Council’s Parks, Sports Grounds and Playgrounds. By working in partnership with the Surrey Heath Borough Council team we will ensure the residents of Surrey Heath continue to enjoy the green spaces that have been so vital to us all in 2020"

 

Categories: Surrey

Mayor of Surrey Heath thanks all those involved in responding to the fire on Chobham Common

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 18:35
Date: Thursday, 13 August, 2020Councillor Pat Tedder, Mayor of Surrey Heath extends her heartfelt thanks all those involved in the recent fire at Chobham Common.    "On behalf of the residents of Surrey Heath I would like to thank all those who responded to the fire at Chobham Common.    In challenging conditions fire crews from across Surrey and beyond have battled with an extensive fire on the Common for the last week. It's thanks to these brave men and women that the Common wasn't damaged more.    Many of our partner organisations responded to and worked hard at this incident I'd like to extend our thanks to Surrey Police, SECAMB, Surrey County Council, Surrey Search and Rescue, Surrey Wildfire Trust, SSE, Network Rail and the Rapid Relief Team to name a few.    I'm proud of and grateful to all those businesses and volunteers who responded with donations of food and drink to help those at the front line of the incident. The response of the community made a difference to all staff on site who were working tirelessly on our behalf. My thanks to all those who donated and those who so quickly organised and co-ordinated the community response.    Please do all you can to avoid creating unnecessary fires in the Borough. This means not lighting bonfires or disposable BBQs and not dropping litter. We're so lucky to have such fantastic green spaces here in Surrey Heath, we can all play a part in keeping our beautiful Borough safe for all to enjoy."   Whilst the fire on Chobham Common is no longer a declared major incident fire crews will remain on site for the time being. Four National Resilience Assurance Team wildfire specialist vehicles will continue to support Surrey Fire and Rescue who still have four vehicles in attendance. Efforts are now focussed on damping down and preventing flare ups as well as stowing equipment away that is no longer being used.     
Categories: Surrey

Have your say on the new playground design at Watchetts Recreation Ground in Camberley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 15:16
Date: Thursday, 13 August, 2020As part of our Borough-wide Playground Improvement Scheme, Watchetts Recreation Ground playground in Camberley is being completely refurbished.     After consulting with local ward councillors, four possible designs have been shortlisted.     We would now like you to have your say.    Take a look and vote for your favourite design before 11pm on 31 August by clicking here.    Only one vote per person.    Once the votes have been counted, and the result confirmed, the winner will be announced.    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.       
Categories: Surrey

Windlesham Community Governance Review Update

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 14:53
Date: Tuesday, 11 August, 2020Surrey Heath Borough Council is conducting a Community Governance Review (CGR) because it received a valid petition requesting such a review for Windlesham village.     The petitioners requested that a new parish be created in Windlesham along with a new Parish Council covering the area.    The existing Windlesham Parish Council currently covers Windlesham, Lightwater and Bagshot.    A first stage of public consultation took place from August-October 2019, with residents given the opportunity to give their views on four possible options.     The results of this consultation were considered at Full Council on 26 February. It was acknowledged that there were differing opinions on the most appropriate way forward and that continuing the status quo with regard to Windlesham Parish Council was not an option.     A consultative group was set up to consider and provide input into the second stage of the Windlesham CGR. The group included representatives from:  
  • Windlesham Parish Council 
  • Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham Residents’ Associations and Community Facebook Groups 
  • The petitioners 
  • Borough Councillors for the impacted wards  
  • County Councillors for the impacted wards  
  • SHBC Officers  
The Coronavirus pandemic meant that the CGR was paused temporarily, and a revised timetable produced.     A second round of consultation will now take place. During August, residents of the existing Windlesham Parish Council area (Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham) will be sent letters seeking views on the following recommendations:    1. A new parish ward co-terminus to the current KC polling district is created and named Windlesham (North) ward of Windlesham Parish Council. This ward will mainly cover the Snows Ride estate in Windlesham.    2. A new parish ward co-terminus with the KA and KB polling districts is created and named Bagshot Ward of Windlesham Parish Council. This ward will cover Bagshot village.    3. The Windlesham ward of Windlesham Parish Council is renamed Windlesham (South) ward of Windlesham Parish Council    4. Windlesham Parish Council is renamed to better reflect its geographical boundaries.    The Terms of Reference for the Community Governance Review, which provide further details on each of the options proposed, can be reviewed here.    The consultation document can be read here   If you wish to submit a representation on the Community Governance Review, please write to the address below or email vote@surreyheath.gov.uk       Any feedback should be submitted to the Borough Council by 8 September 2020 at the latest.    Democratic Services, Surrey Heath Borough Council  Surrey Heath House  Knoll Road  Camberley   GU15 3HD    Following this second consultation period, the responses will be considered and a report will be brought back to Full Council making final recommendations on the Windlesham CGR.    More information on the Windlesham CGR  
Categories: Surrey

Planning Applications Committee Meeting - 13 August 2020

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:56
Date: Friday, 7 August, 2020The Planning Applications Committee meeting, taking place on Thursday 13 August from 7pm, will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/SurreyHeathBC   For the agenda of the meeting click here: https://surreyheath.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=129&MId=3406      
Categories: Surrey

Executive Meeting - 11 August 2020

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:54
Date: Friday, 7 August, 2020The Executive meeting, taking place on Tuesday 11 August from 6pm, will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/SurreyHeathBC   For the agenda of the meeting click here: https://surreyheath.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=127&MId=3436      
Categories: Surrey

Annual canvass 2020: Surrey Heath residents urged –‘Don’t lose your voice’

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 08:08
Date: Friday, 7 August, 2020

Surrey Heath residents are being encouraged not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.

With elections taking place in Surrey Heath in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.

The annual canvass ensures that Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. They would then be able take part in any future elections.

Richard Payne, Electoral Registration Officer at SHBC said: “It’s important that residents keep an eye out for messages from the Council, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Surrey Heath. To make sure you are able to have your say at elections in the future, simply follow the instructions in the letter you receive in the post.  

“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.

“This year’s canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place during a challenging public health situation. We are working to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing.”

When you receive your form, please check the details carefully to ensure they are correct and follow the instructions on making any changes if necessary. If you are required to respond to the form please do so using one of the methods indicated, by the deadline included on the form.

People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages from SHBC and check the details.  

Research by the Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 92% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 36% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.

Melanie Davidson, Head of Support and Improvement at the Electoral Commission, said: “It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so. Making sure you provide the necessary information to your local authority when it is needed will ensure the process runs smoothly. This is particularly helpful in the current public health situation, as it will help avoid the need for home visits from canvassers.

There’s lots of helpful information about registering to vote on our website https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter.”

Any residents who have any questions can contact their local registration team via vote@surreyheath.gov.uk or by calling 01276 707165.

surreyheath.gov.uk/elections

Categories: Surrey

Pride Flag raised in Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 16:38
Date: Tuesday, 4 August, 2020The Pride flag was raised yesterday outside Surrey Heath House by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Pat Tedder, and Acting Chief Executive Tim Pashen.   They were joined by the Leader of SHBC, Cllr Alan McClafferty, Deputy Mayor Cllr Sarah Jane Croke, Portfolio Holder for Support & Safeguarding and Chair of the Council’s Equality Working Group Cllr Josephine Hawkins, Cllr Morgan Rise, SHBC staff, and members of the local LGBTQ+ community.    This event celebrates Surrey Heath’s diversity and individuality across the Borough and shows support for our LGBTQ+ Community. It joins events across Surrey during August to celebrate Pride month.    Tim Pashen said: “Diversity and individuality in local communities is something we are very proud of at the Council and we look forward a future that promises more positivity, inclusivity and harmony across the Borough.”    Cllr Tedder said: “We want everyone to feel welcome, safe and happy in Surrey Heath and to love and have happy fulfilling relationships. A society in which everyone feel safe and feels happy to be who they are is so important.      “I also want to recognise and celebrate the contribution that LGBTQ+ people of all backgrounds make to our national life, and look back with pride on everything that generations of campaigners have achieved. And also to look forward to a future where the bigotry and discrimination that LGBTQ+ people still face, can be made a thing of the past.”    This is the second year that the Pride flag has been raised in Surrey Heath, and follows the passing of a motion brought to the Council by Cllr Morgan Rise in February 2020, which stated its commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and reconfirmed its commitment to the Equality Act 2010 in promoting equality and eliminating discrimination for all minority groups within Surrey Heath.    Cllr Rise said: "I'm very proud to see Surrey Heath raising the Pride flag for the second time. At a time when so many are isolated it is important that we continue to show our support for the LGBTQ+ community in Surrey Heath."    The Pride in Surrey team will be touring every district of Surrey as part of their #PrideOnTheRoad tour this weekend (8 & 9 August), and are due to arrive at Park Street, Camberley at 4.40pm on Saturday 8 August.    More info on Pride in Surrey website
Categories: Surrey

Surrey Heath Borough Council to invest in Camberley town centre through new footfall sensors

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 16:03
Date: Tuesday, 4 August, 2020

Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) has announced plans to install footfall sensors in Camberley town centre to support its regeneration projects.

The sensors will collect anonymous data which will provide insights into how shoppers are using the town centre.  As a result, the Council will be better equipped to judge the effectiveness of current and future projects.

Installation is planned to begin in mid-September to be ready for the Christmas shopping period.

SHBC’s Business and Transformation portfolio holder, Deputy Leader Councillor Colin Dougan, said: “We recognise the importance of our town centre, especially during this time, which is why we announced a policy of four hours of free parking earlier this month. These new sensors will allow us to determine the success of our measures to invest in Camberley, and therefore enable us to better support local businesses and the community moving forward.”

The Surrey Heath Technology Strategy is to provide efficient services to residents through cost reduction, transparency, and modernisation. As such, potential suppliers will be judged on both quality and value for money, along with specifications to ensure that the data collected remains the property of SHBC. In line with data protection legislation and GDPR guidelines, all collected data is anonymous and no personal identifiable information will be collected.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact economic.development@surreyheath.gov.uk.

Camberley Be Inspired

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

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

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

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

 

 

Categories: Surrey

Pages

Subscribe to thelocalnewspapers.mobi aggregator - Surrey