Green Flag Awards for Frimley Lodge Park and Lightwater Country Park

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 14:25
Date: Monday, 18 October, 2021Surrey Heath Borough Council is proud to announce both Frimley Lodge Park and Lightwater Country Park have achieved Green Flag Awards again this year.    The award, celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year, is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.    This year marks 21 consecutive years of Green Flag awards for Frimley Lodge – a fantastic achievement – while Lightwater Country Park is celebrating its third award.    After 18 months that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that two of our premier parks have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that make those green spaces great spaces that everyone can enjoy.    Frimley Lodge and Lightwater Country Park join more than 2,100 parks and green spaces as diverse across the country who have been awarded this mark of quality.    Frimley Lodge Park attracts a large number of visitors with its beautiful open spaces, picnic areas, pitch and putt course and children's playground; as well as a miniature railway, barbecue and private hire areas.    Other attractions include a 3G all-weather football pitch, traditional football and cricket pitches, and a café. 

Lightwater Country Park is predominantly heathland habitat, but there are also ponds, woodland, meadows and areas of scrub. These habitats offer the opportunity to observe a wide variety of wildlife, birds, mammals, plants and insects.     The area of heathland within the Country Park has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), so is an area of high nature conservation value.     The park also offers a café, children’s playground, information point, educational service, walking trails, grazing livestock, bee hive, fishing, plus a leisure centre with associated playing fields and sports facilities.    Both parks have remained open throughout the pandemic, allowing residents to enjoy the great outdoors and the benefits to mental and physical health that parks offer.    Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Places and Strategy Cllr Rebecca Jennings-Evans said: “We are thrilled that two SHBC-managed parks have achieved Green Flags again this year.    “These awards are testament to the hard work and dedication of all the staff involved. Many congratulations to the teams whose commitment has been rewarded with these Green Flags.    "The pandemic has demonstrated the importance of the great outdoors to our physical and mental health, and we are committed to offering high quality parks and open spaces for local people to enjoy.”    Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Frimley Lodge Park and Lightwater Country Park worthy of Green Flag Awards.”    “To meet the requirements demanded by the scheme is testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who do so much to ensure that both sites have high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management, and are places that support people to live healthy lives.”     The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.    A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here.
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Frimley Green By-Election Results

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 14:16
Date: Friday, 15 October, 2021

A by-election took place to elect a councillor for Frimley Green borough ward on Thursday, 14 October 2021.  

1852 ballot papers were issued which was a 35.65% turnout. 

The results were as follows: 

  • Stuart Black (The Conservative Party) - 896 votes (Elected) 
  • Jacques Olmo (Liberal Democrats) - 877 vote 
  • Christine Eleanor Richards (Labour Party) - 76 votes 

The updated overall political make up of Surrey Heath Borough Council is: 

  • 18 Conservative  
  • 8 Liberal Democrat 
  • 6 Independent 
  • 2 Green Party 
  • 1 Labour 

Total Councillors: 35

More information can be found on the Frimley Green By-Election webpage

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Surrey Heath - National Fuel Supplies

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 09/28/2021 - 18:34
Date: Tuesday, 28 September, 2021

Surrey Heath Borough Council would like to reassure residents that it is doing everything possible to ensure disruption to fuel supplies does not impact on the Council’s core operational services. 

A combination of the national shortage of HGV drivers and concerns over fuel supplies led to a well publicised national surge in demand.   

Surrey Heath Borough Council met with partners this morning (Tuesday 28 September) to discuss the disruption to fuel supplies we have seen in recent days and ensure we're ready to act wherever support is needed. Services are not impacted at the moment and whilst the fuel situation is expected to improve in the next couple of days, SHBC and our partners will continue to monitor the situation closely and work with each other to ensure vital public services across the Borough continue to be delivered. 

Once again we're humbled by the community response in Surrey Heath and are aware of residents helping each other by combining shopping and pharmacy collections and electric vehicle owners offering support to key workers getting to work. Please continue to be kind and considerate to others and where possible consider alternative travel options whilst things return to normal. 

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Garden Waste Collection Update

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 15:27
Date: Wednesday, 22 September, 2021Following the suspension of the garden waste service due to the national shortage of HGV drivers, we have been looking hard at how we might secure sufficient drivers to make one final collection to deal with garden waste bins that remain full. We're pleased to let you know that we have found a way to complete this final collection in October, subject to the national shortage not deteriorating further.    For Surrey Heath subscribers this is planned to be either the week commencing 11 October or 18 October, depending on your usual garden waste collection week.    Subscribers will receive more information on the detail of these arrangements from Joint Waste Solutions before then, via email or letter.    As previously confirmed all subscriptions will be extended for the duration of the service suspension.   We know the suspension of garden waste collections is frustrating, and if you wish to cancel the service your bin will be collected and a pro-rata refund will be issued for the period the service has been suspended. Please be aware that if you cancel your garden waste subscription and later wish to rejoin, you will need to complete the sign up process again once the service is accepting new customers.   Thank you for your patience during this disruption. For more information and updates about how we are continuing to work on ways to resume the service and offer additional alternatives for disposing of your garden waste, visit
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Defibrillators in Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 09/21/2021 - 15:21
Date: Tuesday, 21 September, 2021

Defibrillators can save a life in a medical cardiac emergency (heart attack) and it is important that they are located in busy areas and people know where they are.  It is also important that everyone has the  knowledge and confidence to use one when needed in an emergency. 

What is a defibrillator? 

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest. A defibrillator may also be referred to as a defib, an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) or a PAD (Public Access Defibrillator).  

Four steps to take if someone is having a cardiac arrest 

Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone, at any time. The following steps give someone the best chance of survival. If you come across someone in cardiac arrest:

  • Call 999 

  • Start CPR 

  • Ask someone to bring a defibrillator if there’s one nearby (if no one is available to get one, listen to the emergency operator for further instructions) 

  • Turn on the defibrillator and follow its instructions. 

For more information, read this guide to defibrillators from the Resuscitation Council.

Locations of Defibrillators in the UK

There are two national websites listing the specific location of Defibrillators. 

It is not a legal requirement to register defibrillators – but if your organisation or workplace has a defibrillator please ensure this is registered on these databases.  This will improve the accessibility of the unit in case of an emergency

Locations of defibrillators within Surrey Heath

We are aware of the following defibrillators in Surrey Heath.


Places Leisure Camberley, Grand Avenue, Camberley, GU15 3QH

Limited Access: Reception 6am-10.30pm Monday-Friday, 7am-8pm Saturday, 7am-10pm Sunday

Access: 24/7 outside the building

Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey

The Square shopping centre, Camberley town centre

The Atrium, Camberley town centre

Camberley Heath Golf Club, Golf Drive, Camberley, GU15 1JG

Limited Access: 7am-10pm Monday to Sunday

Extra information: Two defibrillators (Clubhouse and Hut) - Clubhouse often stays open until 11pm in the summer season.

Camberley Cricket Club, Upper Verran Road,  Camberley, GU15 2JL 

Limited Access: Available when the Club is open for training or function

High Cross Church, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3SY

Limited Access: 10am-2pm Monday-Friday (These hours may change in September subject to Covid-19 restrictions)

Bachy Soletanche, Unit 7, Foundation Court, Watchmoor Park, Riverside Way, Camberley, GU15 3RG 

Limited Access: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday (Subject to Covid-19 restrictions)

Extra information: On the first floor of the building

Camberley Rugby Club, Watchetts Recreation Ground, Park Rd, Camberley GU15 2SR 

St Martins Church Hall, 231 Upper College Ride, Camberley GU15 4HE


Lightwater Leisure Centre  

Address: Lightwater Country Park, Lightwater GU18 5RG 

Limited Access: 6am-10pm Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm Saturday and Sunday

Extra information: Located behind reception.

Co-op Food, 57-61 Guildford Road, Lightwater, GU18 5SA 

Limited Access: 7am-10pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday

Outside 11 Mount Pleasant Close, Lightwater 

Carson and Co Estate Agents, Lightwater, 39 Guildford Rd, Lightwater GU18 5SA 

BP Garage, Lightwater, 66 Guildford Rd, Lightwater GU18 5SD 

Lightwater Doctors Surgery, 39 All Saints Rd, Lightwater GU18 5SQ 


Bagshot Playing Fields Association (accessible on outside wall),  83-89 College Ride, Bagshot GU19 5ES

Bagshot Village Café, 45 High St, Bagshot GU19 5AF

Bagshot Village Community Library, High St, Bagshot GU19 5AH

Hall Grove Farm Industrial Estate, Woolridge Group Head Office, Hall Grove Farm Industrial Estate, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5HP

Access: Available 24/7


Miltenyi Biotec (only available for office use – not for the general public), Almac House Church Lane, Woking GU24 9DR

Limited access: 9am- 5pm Monday-Friday


The Half Moon Pub, Windlesham

Windlesham Parish Council also has a map of AEDs in Windlesham, Lightwater, Bagshot:

Purchasing a defibrillator

Defibrillators can be purchased from the British Heart Foundation

Funding options for new defibrillators:

  1. British Heart Foundation

  • Offer up to £600 towards a new public access defibrillator (PAD)

  1. Local Clinical Commissioning Groups 

  • NHS Frimley CCG takes individual funding requests

  1. Community Matters Waitrose and Partners

  • Community Matters is the charitable giving scheme that run throughout the Waitrose and Partners and John Lewis stores.

  1. Premier League Defibrillator Fund*

  • Application process on the Football Foundation website

  • *Only available to Football-Foundation funded facilities currently without a device in phase 1 OR to grassroot clubs that own/operate their own facilities in phase 2



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Afghan Surrey Heath Support - Update Friday 17 September 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 13:03
Date: Friday, 17 September, 2021

The Council is playing its part to help individuals who now face almost certain death, as a result of their work in supporting UK troops serving in Afghanistan.  The costs of this support are met by central Government as part of a nation-wide scheme.  Surrey Heath has a significant military heritage, and we are proud to be able to offer support to those who have played an important part in assisting our troops abroad.

We'd like to reassure all residents that this work does not affect services and support for anyone in our community. Our Family Support team and partners such as The Hope Hub and Besom foodbanks continue to respond to the needs of local residents, and we're grateful for the fantastic support of many people across the Borough for their time and generosity in supporting this work.

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Afghan refugee families settle into life in Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 12:15
Date: Thursday, 16 September, 2021 In July, as the situation in Afghanistan rapidly worsened, Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) responded quickly to offer support to families at risk of persecution and death as a result of working alongside British Forces.   SHBC's urgent action meant families could be relocated to Surrey Heath without delay, and they could begin new lives following emergency evacuation from Afghanistan.     As part of the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP), four Afghan families have now arrived in Surrey Heath. We are awaiting confirmation of the fifth family's arrival.     Whilst we're proud of our response we also owe thanks to the Home Office and Accent Housing for their tireless efforts and support. Our initial response would not have been as robust or swift without their assistance.     We continue to work alongside volunteers, businesses, local churches, mosques and charities to support the families and help them settle into their new lives. The flood of offers of donations and support for the Afghan families in the Borough has been very humbling and we'd like to thank everyone involved for their hard work, dedication and generosity during this very difficult time.      Having spent weeks in hotel accommodation across the country the families relocating to Surrey Heath are in temporary accommodation for the time being. The first family who arrived in the Borough are in the process of signing a tenancy agreement for a long-term rented property, which is fantastic news.     A huge amount of progress has taken place over the last few weeks thanks to the hard work of the families themselves, together with the assistance of our Family Support team and our partners and volunteers.     All families are registered with local GPs to ensure they can access medical care and advice, and bank accounts have been set up. The families are starting to explore their local communities visiting local libraries, playgrounds and shops and are beginning to meet other residents.     With the Council's support one individual has already secured employment, demonstrating early success from guidance on CV compilation and job applications.      Local businesses have also kindly contacted us with offers of items, help and support for the families too as they continue to settle in, including practical advice, job seeking help, and access to facilities.     We're grateful and proud of the response from our community so far, but also recognise that this is an ongoing situation which may require longer term support.     If you would like to donate anything to support our new families please help us to ensure all offers and donations are directed to the right place - details below:  
  • All offers of donations (items and financial) for refugees who are resettling should be emailed to: - our team will respond to all enquiries and offers.   
  • For anyone who would like to support the Camberley Besom with donations meeting the wider needs of our local community – whether financial, food or other items - please continue to use the usual channels for this. 
  • If you have a property you think might be suitable to rent to one of the families, please send your contact details to and we will contact you to discuss further. 
Across Surrey, residents who would like to support Afghan refugees are being advised that financial donations to charities that are best equipped to immediately support refugees are requested. The Community Foundation for Surrey is set up to administer these donations locally and information on how to donate can be found on their website.    Alternatively, the Red Cross is already active in managing donations and supporting arrivals from Afghanistan.      More information on what you can do to help


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SHBC encourages residents of Frimley Green to register to vote ahead of by-election

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 16:49
Date: Wednesday, 15 September, 2021On Thursday 14 October 2021 residents in Frimley Green will elect a councillor for Frimley Green borough ward.     In order to vote in this important election, residents of Frimley Green must be on the electoral register. With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching, Surrey Heath is urging people who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.      The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 28 September. It takes just five minutes to apply online at     Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. For those who choose to vote in person, polling stations will be safe places to vote on 14 October.      All electors voting in person will vote at Frimley Community Centre, Balmoral Drive, Frimley, GU16 9AR. This includes electors who usually vote at Frimley Green Youth Centre.       The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 29 September, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 6 October.     Damian Roberts, Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer for Surrey Heath, said: “As with any election, it’s important that as many residents as possible in Frimley Green make their voices heard and have a say on who represents them on issues that affect their day-to-day lives. To be able to vote in this election, you must be registered by midnight on 28 September.      “If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote.      “If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you don’t need to take any action. If in doubt, you can check with us via or 01276 707165.”    Details of candidates standing for elections will be published on the SHBC website by 4pm on Monday 20 September.    For information on elections in your area, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy, visit   More information can be found on the Surrey Heath Frimley Green By-Election 2021 webpage.
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Message for Garden Waste Customers

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 13:07
Date: Tuesday, 14 September, 2021 We're very sorry for the disruption to your garden waste service - we understand how inconvenient and frustrating this must be for you. As you know, the disruption has arisen as a result of the national shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers.     When it became clear that the garden waste service would have to be suspended for the foreseeable future, we had fully intended to undertake one last collection to empty any full bins, however the situation with HGV drivers deteriorated so quickly that it proved impossible to complete with our current crews, while maintaining the core service of collecting waste and recycling.   We understand that this is far from ideal, especially for those of you that now have bins full of garden waste with limited options for emptying them.  Please be assured that we are exploring all practical options and possibilities to find a way to empty these full garden waste bins one final time this year.   Once we have more information on this, we will update you as soon as possible.    Thank you for your patience while we work to find solutions to these issues.
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The Joint Hospital Group (South East) exercised their Freedom of the Borough on Sunday 12 September 2021 watched by hundreds of spectators.

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 12:18
Date: Monday, 13 September, 2021

The Freedom of the Borough Parade for the military Joint Hospital Group (South East) took place on Sunday 12 September in Camberley town centre.

The parade celebrated and thanked the Joint Hospital Group (South East) for their incredible service throughout the COVID pandemic.  The unit comprises of military nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and medics many of whom are placed within Frimley Park Hospital and work alongside NHS staff providing outstanding care to patients. 

At its Annual Council meeting in May, Surrey Heath Borough Council approved a formal motion that given the longstanding links between the Borough, the Ministry of Defence and Frimley Park Hospital, and in recognition of the extraordinary service provided during the pandemic, the Freedom of the Borough be conferred on all ranks of the Joint Hospital Group (South East). 

Hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the Joint Hospital Group (South East) exercise their right to the Freedom of the Borough.  The parade was led by the Army Medical Services Band, followed by Joint Hospital Group (South East) with representation from the Frimley and Camberley Cadet Corps at the rear. 

The parade set off from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) entrance on the London Road and included Park Street, Pembroke Broadway, and Knoll Road, where it halted and was reviewed by The Worshipful Mayor of the Borough of Surrey Heath, Cllr Sarah Jane Croke; the military VIP, Director Medical Personnel & Training  Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Clare Walton QHP and Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey, Brigadier Paul Evans OBE.

The parade then marched again, turning into St George’s Road and down the High Street before turning into Knoll Road for a second time. On the second pass of Surrey Heath House the unit offered a salute to AVM Clare Walton before marching back to the gates of RMAS.

Air Vice-Marshal Clare Walton QHP - Director Medical Personnel & Training said;

“What an amazing day to be part of.  I felt so proud today to take the salute at such a prestigious event.  The sun shone, the Army Medical Services Band and Joint Hospital Group South East were resplendent.  We are so grateful to Surrey Heath Borough Council and the whole community of Surrey Heath for bestowing this incredible honour on Joint Hospital Group South East and that so many turned out to show their very kind support and gratitude.”

Lieutenant Colonel Tessa Grieves, Commanding Officer, Joint Hospital Group (South East) said:

"Such a huge honour to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough and as Commanding Officer I am so immensely proud of my Unit and all my incredible personnel. I feel very privileged to be part of a such a fantastic parade and see both JHG (SE) personnel and our NHS colleagues thanked and recognised for all their continuing, exceptional work but particularly through a very intense period during the Covid pandemic and would like to extend a sincere thankyou to Surrey Heath Borough Council for offering us the award.”




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Notice of Election – 14 October 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 09/10/2021 - 13:43
Date: Friday, 10 September, 2021Surrey Heath Borough Council has published the Notice of Election for the forthcoming Frimley Green By-Election.   The election will be taking place on Thursday, 14 October 2021 to elect a councillor for Frimley Green ward.   Nominations to stand in this election opened at 10am on Friday, 10 September 2021. Candidates have until 4pm on Friday, 17 September 2021 to deliver their nomination papers. All nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at the SHBC offices in Knoll Road, Camberley, between 10am and 4pm on the relevant dates.   Potential candidates should contact Democratic Services on 01276 707319 or to receive further information or to make an appointment to submit nomination papers. More information can be found on the Frimley Green By-Election webpage.
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Garden Waste Service update from JWS

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 09/09/2021 - 12:23
Date: Thursday, 9 September, 2021Unfortunately, due to the national HGV drivers shortage, Joint Waste Solutions has suspended the fortnightly garden waste collection service in Surrey Heath for the foreseeable future.   This will enable the priority services of rubbish, recycling, and food waste collections to continue to run while they have a limited number of drivers available.   More information available on the JWS website
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999 Emergency Services Day, Flag Raising Event, 9 September 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 09/09/2021 - 11:12
Date: Thursday, 9 September, 2021

A special flag raising event took place on 9 September 2021 on the front lawn at Surrey Heath House for 999 Emergency Services Day.   The event was attended by The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Sarah Jane Croke, SHBC Leader, Cllr Alan McClafferty and Surrey Heath Police Borough Commander, Alick James.

The 999 Emergency Services Day is an opportunity to show support for our selfless NHS and emergency services heroes.

The Mayor invited a special guest to the event, Mr Walther, a local resident in Frimley who before he retired was a Policeman.  He was on duty for Churchill’s Funeral and also for Lady Diana’s funeral.  (He was based up in London not in our Borough).  He was extremely touched and proud to be there today with us for the first ever raising of this flag and celebrating our 999 Emergency Services.

It was founded in 2016 and is a national day across the UK, supported by Her Majesty The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH Duke of Cambridge, the Prime Minister and First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


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Casual Vacancy in the Office of Councillor

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 09/06/2021 - 10:09
Date: Monday, 6 September, 2021

I hereby give notice under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Borough Councillor for the FRIMLEY GREEN ward of the Borough of Surrey Heath.

An election will be held if two electors from within the Borough (not just from the ward) request, in writing, that the Proper Officer, Damian Roberts, commences the procedure to hold an election to fill the afore mentioned vacancy.

On receipt of the request to fill the vacancy the Returning Officer will set a date for an election to be held within 35 days (not counting a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, or a Bank Holiday).

Dated: Monday, 6 September 2021

Damian Roberts Proper Officer   Surrey Heath Borough Council Surrey Heath House Knoll Road Camberley Surrey GU15 3HD
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Chobham Road Recreation Ground, Frimley – new playground design announced

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 08/26/2021 - 15:45
Date: Thursday, 26 August, 2021 The winning design for the new playground at Chobham Road Recreation Ground in Frimley has been chosen.     After a public vote on a shortlist of three potential designs, the winner was the Kompan design.     The fantastic new play area will feature two multi-play units, a Tetrahedron climbing net, and shell seat, flat, cradle and Cocowave pendulum swings. Children can also enjoy an ambulance springer, Tipi carousel, see-saw and play panels.    The existing sand will also be removed and replaced with new safety surfacing throughout.    Work on the new playground is due to start in the Autumn.    This new playground has been funded through planning infrastructure contributions and the Community Infrastructure Levy scheme. 


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New playground design chosen for Orchard Way, Camberley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 08/26/2021 - 15:16
Date: Friday, 27 August, 2021

New playground design chosen for Orchard Way, Camberley    The winning design for the new playground at Orchard Way in Camberley has been revealed.     After a public vote on a shortlist of four potential designs, the winner was the Proludic design.     The brilliant new play area will include two multi-play units, a trampoline, face to face springer, a low platform roundabout, and pod, cradle, flat seat and rope end swings. New safety surfacing including graphics and seating will be installed as part of this project.    Work on the new playground is due to start in the Autumn.      This playground was funded through the Community Infrastructure Levy scheme. 
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New London Road Recreation Ground playground design revealed

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 08/26/2021 - 14:53
Date: Thursday, 26 August, 2021The winning design for the new playground at London Road Recreation Ground in Camberley has been announced.     After a public vote on a shortlist of four potential designs, the winner was the HAGS design.     The exciting new facility will feature a bespoke castle multi-play unit, basket, flat and cradle swings, an inclusive roundabout, a duck springer, swirl whirl and pirouette spinners, a see-saw, play panels and new safety surfacing throughout.    Work on the new playground is due to start in the Autumn.     The refurbishment of the playground at London Road Recreation Ground is being funded through planning infrastructure contributions. 
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Surrey Heath Sports Awards 2021 – make your nominations now!

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 08/24/2021 - 10:44
Date: Tuesday, 24 August, 2021The Surrey Heath Sports Awards celebrate the achievements and commitment of our local sporting community, many of whom have gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.     It’s a chance to say a thank you, well done or give somebody the recognition they deserve.      Past winners of the awards include Olympian Morgan Lake who was part of Team GB in the Tokyo 2020 women’s high jump – but it’s not just aimed at elite athletes, nominations often come from our local, grassroots sporting clubs and organisations.     Award Categories    Due to the impact of the pandemic on the sporting calendar, the Sports Awards will run with a streamlined line up in 2021 – with the following categories:   
  • The Massage Company Sporting Moment of the Year 
  Tell us about an inspirational moment - exceptional fair play, great sporting attitudes, brilliant teamwork. It can feature an individual or a team – outstanding moments that exceeded expectations or made a significant difference!     
  • Surrey Security Service Community Project of the Year 
  Do you know of any sport related community champions or projects that have gone above and beyond to support members of the community to participate in physical activity? Maybe they have created partnerships and links through physical activity; worked with and engaged local people in an inclusive way; or shown commitment to personal development qualifications, certificates, or graduation to other activities.      
  • Surrey Playing Fields Volunteer of the Year 
  Sports and physical activity opportunities are often run by volunteers - we’re looking for someone who has demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to a sport or club; made a tremendous impact on a club or organisation through volunteering; or shown a commitment to personal development, team working and supporting the development of other volunteers.     
  • Herrington Carmichael Disability Sports Award 
  We want to celebrate all sporting achievements – here we are looking for nominations for people who have made a significant impact on disability sport. Maybe they have been an inspiration to others; devoted continuous time and resources to the development of disability sport; or overcome barriers to excel.     
  • Complete Coaching Outstanding Service Award 
  This award recognises those who have made an important contribution to local sport over a significant period of time; demonstrated continued enthusiasm and devoted time and resources to enable others to take part; or increased participation and enjoyment of sport for others, and made a positive impact in their local community.      How do I nominate someone?    To nominate someone, please complete a Surrey Heath Sports Awards Nomination Form by visiting the Surrey Heath Sports Awards webpage. All of the award criteria are on the webpage.    As in 2020, winners will be presented with their awards individually in a roadshow format, rather than a big awards ceremony – to keep Covid secure. We work with the nominator to arrange a day and time to present the award at a location that suits them. It could be a surprise or just a good opportunity to gather everybody together to say a big thank you or well done.     Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Places and Strategy, Cllr Rebecca Jennings Evans, said: “The Surrey Heath Sports Awards this year are a chance to celebrate all the wonderful people in Surrey Heath who have done their best to keep sport and physical activity going through the pandemic, helping people with their physical and mental health.    “If you know of an individual, team, group or organisation who have gone above and beyond, please do head to our website and nominate them – it's quick and easy to do, and a great way to show your appreciation.”    When do nominations close?    Nominations will close at midnight on 19 September. The winners will be announced in October after being selected by the Surrey Heath Sports Council.    Thank you as always to our generous sponsors for their support. 
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Freedom of the Borough Parade - Sunday 12 September 2021, 12:10pm

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 09:33
Date: Monday, 23 August, 2021

Join us watching a fantastic military parade around Camberley town centre to celebrate and thank the military Joint Hospital Group (South East), the military unit that works as part of Frimley Park Hospital, for their incredible service throughout the COVID pandemic.

At its Annual Council meeting in May, Surrey Heath Borough Council approved a formal motion that given the longstanding links between the Borough, the Ministry of Defence and Frimley Park Hospital, and in recognition of the extraordinary service provided during the pandemic, the Freedom of the Borough be conferred on all ranks of the Joint Hospital Group (South East).

Councillor Colin Dougan, Deputy Leader, Surrey Heath Borough Council said:

“The Freedom of the Borough is the highest honour that a local authority can bestow on a military organisation and allows them the privilege of marching on ceremonial occasions with colours flying, bands playing, drums beating and bayonets fixed.

This event is our opportunity to say thank you for the extraordinary service of the Joint Hospital Group over the last 20 years at Frimley Park Hospital. It will also enable the people of the Borough to thank, not just the Joint Hospital Group, but Frimley Park Hospital and all NHS staff for their selfless service during the pandemic. It promises to be an amazing historic event for the borough.  

Please join us lining the route of the parade and show your support for these incredible people who have done so much for us over the past difficult months.”

Joint Hospital Group Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Tessa Grieves, said;

“We are absolutely honoured and delighted to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough by Surrey Heath Borough Council for recognising the outstanding work by both the military and NHS staff. 

We very much value our longstanding 25 years affiliation with Frimley Park Hospital and working closely alongside our NHS colleagues and truly appreciate you wishing to express your thanks for all the incredible hard work and dedication by these caring professionals.”

To receive the Freedom, the Joint Hospital Group will parade through Camberley town centre led by a military marching band and will be accompanied by representation from the Frimley and Camberley Cadet Corps.

The public are warmly welcomed to line the parade route to help celebrate this historic occasion and say thank you to military medical personnel both past and present.


The Parade will set off from the War Memorial Gate of the Royal Military Academy at 12.10pm and is anticipated to last around an hour, including a break for speeches and presentations in front of Surrey Heath House on Knoll Road.


The parade will march down Park Street, Pembroke Broadway, a section of Portesbery Road and Knoll Road before stopping in front of Surrey Heath House to receive speeches and presentations. The parade will then march again, turning onto St George’s Road, down the High Street, left onto Portesbery Road and Knoll Road for a second time before offering a salute on the second pass of Surrey Heath House. The parade will then march back to the gates of the Royal Military Academy. 

You can view a map of the route here


Traffic Management/Security

To allow the parade to move safely through the town a number of road closures and road blocks will be in place around the route between 12noon – 1.30pm, managed by an accredited traffic management company and supported by Surrey Police. Closures will be lifted once the parade has safely passed each part of the route. Parking suspensions will also be in place on Princess Way West (09:00 to 12:30), High Street (09:00 to 13:30), St George’s Road (09:00 to 13:30), Knoll Road (09:00 to 13:30) on 12 September to ensure the route is kept clear of vehicles.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. 


Town Centre car parks include:

  • Main Square Car Park, GU15 3RP 
  • Atrium Car Park, GU15 3EY
  • Knoll Road Car Park, GU15 3TA

Please note that entry and exit from car parks will not be possible while road closures are in place.

If you are driving into Camberley for this event, it is essential you arrive before 12 noon as you may otherwise be unable to access the car parks.


The nearest toilets will be available in The Square shopping centre.




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The Square shopping centre - Further improvements planned in 2022.

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 08/19/2021 - 11:17
Date: Thursday, 19 August, 2021

The Square is a 480,000 sq ft covered shopping centre in Camberley and is home to more than 150 national and independent retailers. Brands include Smiggle, EE, Jack Wills, River Island, Sainsbury’s and New Look, anchored by House of Fraser, Boots and Primark, all benefitting from an average weekly footfall of more than 170,000.  

The majority of The Square underwent extensive refurbishments including new flooring, lighting, fascias and public art in 2019. 

The final phase of improvement works has been approved at a recent Council meeting.  These improvements are planned for, Princess Way and Cambridge Square outside House of Fraser, Obelisk Way by Boots and Bietigheim Way by Primark and will bring these areas into line with the rest of the centre.   

The Council is now in the planning stages for these works and we are aiming for work to start in early 2022 after Christmas trading to minimise disruption.

Councillor Alan McClafferty, Leader, Surrey Heath Borough Council, said:  

“The Square continues to be a key focal point in Camberley town centre, attracting a wide range of visitors from Surrey Heath and neighbouring areas.   

The Council completed the first phase of refurbishment works shortly after we bought the centre and we are really pleased that we can now complete the next phase in Princess Way, Cambridge Square, Obelisk Way and Beitigheim Way.  We believe these improvements will ensure the shopping centre remains a modern, safe and pleasant place for everyone to enjoy.” 

Rhoda Joseph, Centre Manager, The Square added; 

“We’re delighted to announce we will soon be starting the final refurbishment works here at The Square, taking the shopping centre one step closer to its brand-new completed look. Works to Princess Way will begin early next year, ultimately matching the current fresh and modern look throughout the centre. We’re looking forward to continue to work with SHBC during this last phase of the refurbishment works to ensure minimal disruption to visitors and retailers.”

Find out more about The Square on their website -

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.

Large multi-use development site.  Situated fronting the London Road, opposite the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the 5.5-acre site has the potential to create a substantial 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 opened on 1 July 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.





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