Blue Hearts Update

Blue Hearts sign outside of The Grange

Further to our previous article on the Blue Heart signs in place on some of the A246 verges which have been left unmown this summer to allow wildflowers to bloom and encourage a diversity of pollinators. The verges on the A246 lived up to our expectations with a variety of wildflowers continuing to flower as […]

Minutes of 2020 BRA AGM

Minutes of the 93rd AGM held on 17th September 2020 and Directors’ Report For Year Ending 2019

Future Mole Valley Draft Local Plan Update

Update from Peter Seaward – BRA Chairman The BRA has been heavily involved in lobbying the Council to get a fair deal for Bookham from the Future Mole Valley Draft Local Plan. The BRA recognises, and wants the Council to respect, the effort and views expressed by all in the village as part of their […]

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 […]

Wild Flowers and Village Planting

Earlier this year BRA Tree Warden, Frances Fancourt, reached agreement with Openreach, the owners of the telephone exchange in Church Road, that she could “adopt” the land in front of the exchange to plant wild flowers seeds. They have started to bloom now and looking lovely. As part of the Blue Heart scheme Frances will […]

Control of Dogs on Bookham Common

Little Bookham resident, Kirsten Asmussen, raised an important issue about dogs and some unpleasant and damaging incidents on Bookham Common on social media which created a lot of comments and concerns from residents. As a result, the BRA, Friends of Bookham Common, Bookham Councillors and representatives of the National Trust (NT) have met several times […]

Bookham Says “Thank You” to Our Local Traders and Essential Workers

You may have noticed on all the BRA Noticeboards around the village we have added a “Thank You” poster to all our local traders and essential workers who have kept and continue to keep the village going with our everyday needs. If you would like to print out an A4  copy for your window etc […]

Blue Hearts and Wild Flowers

Restoring native wild flowers and encouraging biodiversity along some grass verges in Surrey is planned as part of Surrey County Council’s climate change initiatives. The Bookhams Residents’ Association is working with SCC to make this happen sympathetically in our area. Whilst most of our residential verges will still be mowed, the aim is to allow […]