Wonky Village Sign!

You may have noticed in the last few days that the Bookham village sign at the top of the High St / Lower Shott has been leaning at an odd angle. To ensure there is no likelihood of the sign coming down and causing damage or an accident the sign has been taken down temporarily […]

Howard of Effingham School: Work to Commence in 2021?

We have seen on other social media sites that Berkeley Homes are saying that work could  commence on the Howard of Effingham development early in the New Year. However several planning issues have yet to resolved so the external post below from Berkeley Homes is for information only at this stage. We hope that in […]

Squareabout / East Street Flooding: Work to Commence Early in 2021

Residents may recall that in July 2018 the BRA submitted a petition on behalf of and supported by the village to Surrey County Council (SCC) to resolve the long standing issue of the extensive flooding at the junction of the Squareabout and East Street. The petition was accepted and since then there has been much […]

BRA Autumn 2020 Newsletter

The Autumn 2020 Newsletter has been delivered to all households by BRA Road Stewards. A risk assessment has been completed and guidance given to all our Road Stewards on the preparation and delivery of Newsletters and Collection of subscriptions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The next newsletter will be published in May/June 2021

Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance Day – 11th November

This year the annual Remembrance Sunday(8th) and Remembrance Day (11th) public events will not be taking place in the village. St Nicholas Church will be holding an on line Service of Remembrance from 10.30 am on 8th November which will be available to view afterwards. The BRA will be laying wreaths at the War Memorials […]

#bookhamlocal

Following the new lock down restrictions from 5th November our friends over at “I Live In Bookham” have consolidated input from Bookham traders on the availability of their products, home delivery services and opening hours and also community support services. Click on the image below to go to the I Live In Bookham site.

Lavender Catering and Mid Surrey Community Fridges Launch “Outreach Connect”

Lavender Catering team

When local Bookham company, Lavender Catering, experienced a severe reduction in the number of functions they were catering for during the COVID-19 lock down, owner Melanie Williams turned her attention to providing a much needed free meals service to NHS staff at eight local hospitals. The NHS paid for supplies, and Melanie’s team prepared the […]

Blue Hearts Have Been Planted!

Blue heart sign

The first batch of “Blue Hearts”, kindly made and painted by Nick Haynes in Woodlands Road, have been ‘planted’ in the following locations A246 north side east from Dobbes (3) A246 south side east from Dobbes  (3) A246 south side west from Bocketts roundabout (2) It is great to see that new wildflowers are coming […]

Claire’s Great Bookham Mask Tree

Claire Ede - Great Bookham Mask Tree

Bookham resident Claire Ede has been very busy over the last few months creating face coverings for people to use when out and about. So far Claire has made nearly 800 masks. They are made from three layers cotton with a lightweight interfacing or cotton/polycotton filter layer and follow World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. It […]