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Calling all centenarians!

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 15:04
Date: Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Surrey Heath Borough Council would like to contact everyone who is 100 years old and over and lives in Surrey Heath to invite them to a special event we’re planning later this year to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1.
 

If you or a member of your family, or someone you know, is 100+ and lives in the Borough, please email community.services@surreyheath.gov.uk with the relevant person’s name, address and date of birth, to be included in the event.

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Camberley Be Inspired - Revo Manchester, September 2018

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:15
Date: Thursday, 13 September, 2018

The regeneration of Camberley is bringing a revitalised place to one of the most affluent catchments in the South East of England. 

Led by a forward-thinking management team and elected members, Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) has invested £140 million into Camberley to drive regeneration and economic growth. 

SHBC will be attending Revo Manchester, 18 – 20 September 2018, Manchester Central.  Visit us on stand number 84. 

Karen Whelan, CEO, SHBC said:  

“SHBC’s significant regeneration projects in Camberley are driving prosperity in the town and creating a vibrant place for our local communities to enjoy.   The regeneration work is also creating exceptional new commercial opportunities. Come and see us at Revo to find out more.” 

Cllr Richard Brooks, Deputy Leader, SHBC said:

“We are looking forward to attending the Revo exhibition next week to provide an update on the substantial progress that has been made on Camberley’s regeneration projects.  These projects are transforming the town and creating a great place for our local communities and businesses.”

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

SHBC is also currently in the process of sourcing an innovative developer 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. 

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.   

Be involved 

19 September 11:30am – 12:30pm, Cinema: Karen Whelan, CEO, SHBC will be participating in the panel discussion 'Are shops killing the High Street?’  

19 September 4pm – 5pm, Stand 84.  Camberley drinks reception.  Join us for a glass of Stovells’ Wild-crafted Gin, an artisan gin produced within Surrey Heath in Chobham.  Talk to Officers and Members from SHBC about Camberley and the opportunities available. 

Watch our film to learn more about SHBC's vision for Camberley

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Former Collingwood student to play title role in Camberley Theatre’s pantomime

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:50
Date: Thursday, 13 September, 2018

This year Camberley Theatre will present a brand new adaptation of the classic fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty.  Following 2017’s Peter Pan which received glowing reviews and became the theatre’s most successful pantomime ever; it hopes to make this year’s pantomime even bigger and better than ever!

The theatre is very pleased to announce that Louise Young will play Princess Aurora.  Louise grew up in Lightwater and went to Collingwood College secondary school and sixth form. She was inspired to become an actress by her drama teacher Mrs Roberts and went on to train at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Louise said “Having grown up in Lightwater, Camberley has always held a special place in my heart. After four years of working in London, I’m so excited to bring the Christmas spirit home.”

Letitia Hector, Chanai Ankrah and Monique Ashe-Palmer will play the super soulful fairies Here, There and Everywhere. They’ve got attitude, sass and incredible vocals!

Every pantomime needs a dame! Nick Wymer will make his debut at Camberley Theatre as the warm, witty and wonderful Nanny Nee Naw. Nanny Nee Naw carries a torch for the majestic King Cedric who will be played by Alan Mitchell.

Melanie Stevens will take on the role of Carabosse, the most evil fairy of them all. Carabosse has cursed Princess Aurora meaning on her eighteenth birthday she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and be lost forever in a deep sleep.

The lovable palace jester Muddles will be played by Ewan Goddard. He is truly, madly deeply in love with Princess Aurora but will he tell her? Steve Banks will play the dashing and handsome Prince Florizel who will do everything he can to try and save Princess Aurora.

Producer and Theatre Manager Andy Edmeads said “Following the success of Peter Pan, we are hugely excited to bring this magical and enchanting pantomime to life this Christmas. Expect energetic choreography, singalong songs, laugh out loud jokes and a plenty of audience interaction!”

Will Prince Florizel find his way through the enchanted forest? Will Princess Aurora ever wake up? You’ll have to come along to find out!

Join all the cast on a magical adventure full of fun, laughs and audience interaction.  This brand new pantomime is not to be missed.  Sleeping Beauty runs from 10-31 December 2018 and tickets can be purchased in person, online at www.camberleytheatre.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01276 707600.

 

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Heritage Open Days in Surrey Heath: 8-9 and 13-16 September 2018

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 13:41
Date: Tuesday, 4 September, 2018

There’s lots going on in Surrey Heath this month to celebrate the Heritage Open Days festival. 

 

Surrey Heath Museum, along with other local organisations, has organised a series of free events over two weekends, 8-9 and 13-16 September. They include building tours, from Bagshot Chapel to St. Michael’s Bell tower in Camberley, associated talks and heritage walks in the Borough.  

 

This year a number of historic blue plaques will be unveiled, recognising historic buildings locally and the people associated with them.  

 

Bisley Village Hall was once the chapel of Bisley School, which existed from 1868 to 1959 to provide refuge for destitute boys from London.   

On Sunday 9 September, visitors will have the opportunity to walk around the Village Hall, find out about its fascinating history, and how it is used today.  

 

The blue plaques will be unveiled at 12 noon by local dignitaries, followed by a talk with Old Boys from the school.  

 

There is also the opportunity for local children to design replacement stained glass windows for the Chancel section of the original Church. 

 

Frimhurst Family House, once the home of two remarkable women, Ethel Smyth (Composer and Suffragette) and Grace Goodman (local Philanthropist) will open its doors on Saturday 15 September, with tours of the building plus a talk on both of these significant local figures.  

 

Blue plaques to mark the legacy of these two women will be unveiled at 2pm.  

 

Frimhurst is now owned and managed by the international charity ATD Fourth World, which exists to support families to raise themselves out of poverty - a cause both Smyth and Goodman would fully support. 

 

Saturday 8 September also sees the launch of Surrey Heath Museum’s ‘What, Where, Why and When’ display space in Camberley Library. The library will host two presentations on the local heritage collection at 2.30pm and 3.30pm. 

 

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers.  

 

Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.  

 

It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE. 

 

Details of the events can be found here

 

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/museum

 

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Traveller Incursion in Lightwater

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 15:52
Date: Monday, 3 September, 2018

 

We are aware of a small number of caravans and associated vehicles at the Recreation Ground at Broadway Road in Lightwater.

We are working with Windlesham Parish Council to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and have issued Section 77 Notices today for the site to be vacated by noon tomorrow. (Tuesday 4th September).

If the notice is not complied with, we will apply to the Court on Wednesday to issue an Order. 

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Mayor of Surrey Heath attends a very special birthday party!

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 16:29
Date: Wednesday, 22 August, 2018

The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Dan Adams, visited a very special birthday party yesterday for 109-year-old Mrs Ethel Caterham.

 

Cllr Adams said: “Mrs Caterham is an incredible lady who still lives at home with her daughter. She enjoys keeping up to date with the news by reading the paper daily and loves spending time with her family. I asked what her secret was but she wouldn’t give any secrets away!”

 

Mrs Caterham, who we believe is the oldest person living in Surrey Heath, celebrated her birthday with her family.  She lives with her daughter, Ann Gaisford.

 

Mrs Gaisford said: “It’s a lovely gesture from the Mayor and the Council to mark my mother’s birthday in this way.

 

“My mother is in remarkable health for 109 – her eyesight and hearing aren’t so good, but she can still get up and down the stairs!”  

 

Mrs Caterham has had a Community Alarm from SHBC Community Services since 2012.

 

“The alarm has been a great reassurance to both of us, especially at night,” said Mrs Gaisford. “If she were to have a fall, for example, if I was in another part of the house I might not know about it, so it gives us peace of mind.”

 

Community alarm and telecare sensors provide emergency assistance, support and reassurance to you and your loved ones 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service works by linking an alarm unit via your telephone line.

When activated, the alarm or sensor will alert the 24 hour Monitoring Centre, whose operators will establish what assistance, if any, is required. If necessary, they will arrange support either by contacting your nominated responders or the emergency services. 


More info: www.surreyheath.gov.uk/communityalarms 

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Refurbishment at The Square helps secure commitment from prestigious brands Jack Wills and Clarks to Camberley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:54
Date: Thursday, 16 August, 2018

 

The second phase of SHBC's multimillion pound upgrade of The Square shopping centre in Camberley continues apace and is set to launch in time for the busy Christmas shopping period. 

The long-awaited refurbishment is delivering substantial improvements to the shopping centre, including new flooring, facades and lighting – ultimately creating a fresh contemporary space.

One of Britain’s quintessential fashion brands, Jack Wills, is set to open a new store in Camberley within the next two months.  This follows hot on the heels of a new five year commitment from shoe retailer Clarks and the recent openings of Foneworld, Luggage Solution and new lunch favourite in December last year, Muffin Break.

Jack Wills will occupy approximately 2,300 sq ft in a prime position in The Square.  As well as bringing a new fashion and lifestyle offer to Camberley, Jack Wills will be recruiting for its new store and the details will be available on The Square and Jack Wills’ websites soon.

Karen Whelan, CEO, Surrey Heath Borough Council said: “We are delighted to welcome Jack Wills to The Square.  It is testament to the extensive refurbishment programme currently underway in The Square and our great management team that we are able to attract prestigious brands like Jack Wills to Camberley.  Having met with the Directors of the brand, we know they share our values for high quality, exceptional service and a truly unique retail experience.

We hope to bring you many more popular retailers and brands as Camberley progresses through its redevelopment driven by SHBC.  Our vision for Camberley is to create a thriving town centre with a dynamic retail heart, stimulating leisure and cultural facilities and an outstanding experience for our residents and visitors.”

Neil Beaman, Property Director, Jack Wills said: “Given the commitment from Camberley and their local stakeholders to refurbish The Square, it’s a great time for Jack Wills to be part of the development, and we look forward to opening in the near future.”  

The opening will coincide with the completion of the latest phase of The Square’s refurbishment and Camberley’s fantastic programme of Christmas events.

 

More information about the exciting refurbishment plans can be found at www.thesqcamberley.co.uk

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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Don’t lose your voice - residents in Surrey Heath urged to respond to voter registration details form

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:10
Date: Thursday, 2 August, 2018

Local residents are being encouraged not to lose their voice on matters that affect them by completing their annual canvass form and returning it to Surrey Heath Borough Council as soon as possible.

With borough and parish elections taking place in Surrey Heath in May 2019, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.

The form ensures that SHBC can keep the electoral register up to date and identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. This will mean that residents will be able take part in any future elections.

Karen Whelan, Electoral Registration Officer at Surrey Heath Borough Council, said: “It’s important that residents respond as soon as possible, 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 taking place next year, simply check the form which you should have received in the post in the last few weeks, and respond as soon as you can.

"If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form. 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. In any case, you will still need to complete the form and send it back to us.”

People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details. Research by the independent Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 94% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 40% 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; checking the form that arrives through the post is one of the easiest ways to find out if you are already registered. There’s lots of helpful information about registering to vote on our website www.yourvotematters.co.uk.”

Any residents who have questions can contact SHBC registration team on 01276 707165 or vote@surreyheath.gov.uk

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Camberley Sprint Triathlon at the Arena

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 16:40
Date: Wednesday, 1 August, 2018

Following the success of the Specsavers GO-TRI at the Arena, the newest triathlon challenge has arrived in Camberley and entries are now open!  

 

The Camberley Sprint Triathlon, which is designed to bridge the gap between beginner triathlons and the full distance, takes place on Sunday 23 September.  

 

Competitors start with a 400 metre swim in the Arena Leisure Centre before cycling 20km around a picturesque Camberley course. There's a final 5km run to the finish line where a medal awaits.     

 

It's the perfect test of endurance in a professional, friendly environment. All abilities welcome, from first-timers to experienced triathletes. 

 

It's also open to enter as a team 'relay' event, where a group of three people each complete one of the legs of the triathlon (swim, cycle or run).  

 

So if you'd like to take part, but don’t think you're quite up to completing the whole triathlon, it's a great opportunity to grab two of your friends, work colleagues or family members and demonstrate some teamwork!  

 

Entry is open to anyone 16 and over, and costs £35.  What are you waiting for?  

 

Places are limited so enter today at www.surreyheath.gov.uk/tri 

 

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Celebrations as Frimley Lodge Park receives 18th Green Flag Award

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:48
Date: Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

Frimley Lodge Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the best in the country - for the 18th year running! 

 

The 24-hectare park is among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. 

 

This international award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. 

 

Owned and maintained by Surrey Heath Borough Council, Frimley Lodge Park attracts a large number of visitors with its beautiful open spaces, picnic areas, pitch and putt course, children's playgrounds; as well as a miniature railway and barbecue and private hire areas. 

 

 

Other attractions include a 3G all-weather football pitch, traditional football and cricket pitches, and a café. 

 

The Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr Dan Adams attended the unveiling of the flag at the Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway in the park, along with SHBC Executive Head of Business Daniel Harrison, and other members of the Business and Greenspace teams.

 

Cllr Adams said: “It's a very special achievement for Frimley Lodge Park to receive its 18th consecutive Green Flag Award. 

 

“Good quality green spaces are very important to residents and visitors, and this award is recognition for the hard work and dedication that goes into maintaining Frimley Lodge Park to such a high standard. 

 

 

“Congratulations to everyone involved.” 

 

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It has been a record-breaking year for Green Flag Awards, and it’s fantastic to see such a diverse range of locations have been recognised.  

 

"We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to experience, and encourage the public to head outdoors, explore their local area and find even more unexpected green spaces they can enjoy.” 

 

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/flp  

www.greenflagaward.org.uk 

 

Thanks to Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway for their help with the photos (www.flmr.org)

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Former Windlemere Golf Course, West End

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:24
Date: Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

We are aware of a traveller incursion at the former Windlemere Golf Course, West End, and are working with the relevant agencies to resolve the situation.

Further updates will be posted when available.

UPDATE 31 July 2.55pm

The travellers will be served notice this afternoon to leave the site.

If they do not comply with this notice we have obtained a court date for this Thursday (2 August).

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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!

 

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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.

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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. 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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. 

 

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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. 

 

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