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Platinum Jubilee Events in Bookham and local area

Over the Platinum Jubilee Weekend there are a large number of events taking place from large arranged celebrations to street parties arranged by residents. This isn't a complete list but shows the ones we are aware of. If you want to advise us of an event to add, please do so via our events calendar....

May 14, 2022

Transform Leatherhead - MVDC appoints Keir Property as Joint Venture Partner

Press Release from Mole Valley District CouncilKier Property appointed as Joint Venture partner for Transform Leatherhead redevelopment of Bull Hill and the Swan Centre  Following the Cabinet meeting on 22 March 2022 and the subsequent expiry of the required procurement standstill period, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is delighted to announce Kier Property – investors and developers of sites across the UK and specialists in urban regeneration – as the 50:50 Joint Venture partner f...

May 14, 2022

BRA Chairman - Peter Seaward receives Mole Valley Chairman's Certificate

Peter Seaward - Chairman of the Bookhams Residents' Association has been awarded the Mole Valley Chairman's Certificate for promoting Community Cohesion.  The citation reads: "Peter has been chair of the Bookham Residents Association for over fifteen years. He has led the association through the Bookham Neighbourhood Plan, the current draft local plan consultation and he has actively been involved with the Bookham Youth and Community Centre.However he is involved in so many more ways. ...

May 6, 2022

Planning applications in Bookham: 1st May to 20th May 2022

Each week MVDC publish planning applications that have been registered across the district. Click on the button below to  see an extract of the applications made in Bookham. You may comment on planning applications on the Mole Valley District Council web site. The BRA seeks to preserve the character of the Bookhams by reviewing all planning applications in the village and submitting letters of representation as appropriate. Where relevant the BRA will object to or support commercial ap...

May 2, 2022

New Free Online Re-cycling Guide released by the BRA and Plastic Free Bookham

As part of the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle around Bookham initiative by Plastic Free Bookham, the Bookhams Residents' Association and Plastic Free Bookham have combined resources to develop an automated guide to local re-cycling services.  This free online service enables residents to simply enter the product they want to recycle and the guide automatically shows you if and where the product can be recycled. The guide not only includes Mole Valley District Council street collections and Commu...

April 17, 2022

Village Sign Restored

We are pleased that announce that the Village Sign has been restored to its former glory at Lower Shott. Thanks go to Peter Seaward - BRA Chairman in arranging for a new sign to be made following a mounting bracket failure of the previous one and to David Belsham and his team for erecting the new one. The next stage is to see if we can arrange for illumination of the sign.    ...

April 17, 2022

Local Plan - HM Government Inspector's Initial Questions Published.

On 6th April 2022, the HM Government's Inspectors initial questions were published by Mole Valley District Council in the Examination documents on the Future Mole Valley website with the deadline for responses by the Council by 5pm on Friday 22nd April. Residents should note the observation from HM Inspectors in paragraphs 22 on Housing and 23 on Green Belt which are a major concern to residents.  At this stage we do not know whether these questions are the normal clarification requests pos...

April 11, 2022

Mole Valley For Business

Mole Valley District Council has introduced a new business portal and resources for Mole Valley companies and enterprises.  ...

April 9, 2022

Great British Spring Clean 2022

Margaret Lawson BRA Litter Picking Co-Ordinator reports: 17 people assembled at Lower Shott on Sunday 3rd April as part of Bookham’s contribution to this year’s event organised by Keep Britain Tidy from 25th March to 10th April. The volunteers fanned out to various locations in Bookham in search of litter and returned with a total of 11 bags together with several larger items.  Individual “Womblers” also collect litter in their area. The Bookham group was formed in 2016 with eq...

April 9, 2022

Do you get your prescriptions from Boots pharmacy in Bookham High Street?

Simon Edge, BRA Director, reports: The BRA has been told about Resident's concerns at the withdrawal of the "managed repeat" prescription ordering service (i.e. when your pharmacy orders repeat descriptions from your GP on your behalf without you having to do anything) by Boots the Chemist in Bookham High Street.    Also that communications between Boots and our GP Surgeries need to improve.  These issues cause difficulties for residents when trying to order and then obt...

April 9, 2022

National Trust Tree Planting in Surrey

The National Trust fights against climate change Climate Change is affecting our heritage. The National Trust manages properties and places all over the country and is taking action to fight against climate change and protect our heritage into the future. James Brown, National Trust Archaeologist for London & South-East Region, and newly elected to the Society’s Council, has also shared a link to the Historic Environment Forum where climate change and other issues are discussed. And, thanks to...

March 21, 2022

Step into Mole Valley...

...and discover over 20 incredible walks in and around the Surrey Hills....

March 20, 2022

MVDC Newsletter 18th March

Latest News from Mole Valley District Council....

March 18, 2022

Simplified Parking Permits to be introduced by MVDC with special traders permit for Bookham

Simplified Parking Permits Coming Soon to Mole Valley Residents Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) are introducing a new, simplified structure for off-street parking permits across the district, reducing 14 available options to 4. Residents can choose from Gold, Silver, Bronze and Concessionary permits. The new scheme is being introduced to create a transparent and equitable approach. It will remove anomalies that meant near neighbours had vastly different off-street permit prices and it will r...

March 9, 2022

SCC's Keswick Care Home to Close

Following Surrey County Council's Cabinet meeting on 22nd February a decision was taken to close the Keswick care home in Bookham along with seven others. There is a suggestion that the site could be used for new adult care facilities and a commitment that the closure would not be sudden....

March 2, 2022

MVDC Boundary Commission Review delayed

Message from Mole Valley District CouncilAs I am sure you will be aware, we had been expecting the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) to be publishing its draft recommendations for Mole Valley tomorrow (1st March). However, we have been advised that, along with a small number of other Councils, the LGBCE Board did not have sufficient time to consider the draft recommendations for Mole Valley at its February meeting and these have been deferred to March. As a result the LGB...

March 1, 2022

Mole Valley Local Plan Examination

Message from Mole Valley District Council Dear Sir/ Madam We are writing to inform you that the Council has submitted the Mole Valley Local Plan for examination to the Secretary of State. The Local Plan and supporting documents can be viewed on line at: Future Mole Valley – Mole Valley's new Local Plan Alternatively, the Local Plan, the Sustainability Appraisal, the Changes to the Policies Map, the Regulation 18 Statement of Consultation and Summary of Representations, the Regulation 19 State...

February 15, 2022

Draft Local Plan: Regulation 19 - BRA Response

Peter Seaward: BRA Chairman We attended the full MVDC Council meeting on 3rd February to hear the debate and observe the vote on whether the Mole Valley Local Plan now in the form of what is known as Regulation 19 should be passed and sent to the Government Planning Inspector for examination and possible approval. The debate was disappointing as it was discussed on strictly political party lines and although various Bookham Councillors made their contributions the outcome was as expected an...

February 10, 2022

Mole Valley District Council’s Local Plan approved for submission

On 3 February, the Council voted to submit its Draft Local Plan to Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. The submission will take place in the next few weeks and then a Planning Inspector will examine the plan for its legal compliance and soundness.This is the first time Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has submitted a Local Plan in almost a quarter of a century and the first time it has submitted any planning document in a decade. The plan sets out a...

February 7, 2022

Mole Valley District Council News

Latest news letter from Mole Valley District Council...

January 29, 2022

Mole Valley District Council opens applications for Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants

Message from Mole Valley District Council (MVDC)MVDC has opened applications to the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme, providing new one-off grant payments to businesses in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors that have been affected by the impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.The Government-funded scheme will pay a one off grant to every eligible business that applies, based upon the Rateable Value of each businesses as follows: Rateable Value of up to £15,000: £...

January 22, 2022

Streetsafe - a new initiative from Surrey Police

Message from Surrey Police StreetSafe is a pilot service for anyone to anonymously tell us about public places where you have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, eg street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, eg being followed or verbally abused.Please note: 'StreetSafe' is not for reporting crime or incidents.If something has happened to you or someone you know (including in public spaces online) you can call us on 101 or...

January 22, 2022

Oak Processionary Moth 2022 Spray Programme

Frances FancourtBRA Tree Warden Oak Processionary Moth is a species of moth with caterpillars which nest on oak trees. The caterpillars damage the leaves and are covered with small hairs which can cause health risks to people and animals. OPM has been present in the south of England since 2005 and is now established in the north Bookham area. The government OPM Control Programme is aimed at preventing OPM from spreading. The most effective method is to spray affected trees with an approved insec...

January 17, 2022

Mole Valley Economic Spotlight - 14th Jan 2022

Latest economic new from Mole Valley District Council...

January 17, 2022

Planning a Big Jubilee Lunch street party to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee on 5th June?

Les Huett - BRA Communications Following the announcement of the plans for the Queen's Jubilee celebration at the beginning of June culminating with the Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday, 5th June, Bookham residents may wish to host a Street Party but not sure of the procedure for requesting a road closure. Organising a street party is more simple than you might think.  If you want to hold a street party you will need to tell Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) at least eight weeks...

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