Bookham Station Platform One Accessibility

Tunnel Car Park to Platform One Footpath Accessibility: BRA Member Andrew Matthews reports on the options.  Bookham Station is Grade II listed, and lies at the North of the Bookham villages. It has long been an issue that the London bound Platform One cannot be accessed by people using wheelchairs or mobility scooters, due to […]

Peter Seaward Receives Lavender Caterings’ “You’re Amazing Award”

Congratulations to Peter Seaward who wins Lavender Caterings’ “You’re Amazing” Award. Melanie Williams from Lavender Catering has awarded Peter Seaward, BRA Chairman, with her “You’re Amazing” award treat box this week.  Melanie says “Peter and his team have worked tirelessly to ensure our village keeps going through all these lockdowns. BRA have supported our retailers, […]

The Garstons Triangle – MVDC Grants Asset of Community Value

In 2020 following a campaign by local people working in conjunction with the Bookham Community Association (BCA) and the Bookhams Residents’ Association (BRA) a joint appeal was made to Bookham residents requesting support to help safeguard the Garstons by having the parcel of land known as the Garstons Triangle as an Asset of Community Value. (Click […]

“Wombling” Continues in 2021

Although the monthly BRA Litter Picks have been suspended for the moment, we believe that “Wombling” can continue being part of daily exercise. Many folk have adopted a road, or two, near where they live, and are Wombling there. They pick up any litter on their “patch” whilst keeping a safe distance from others, in […]

New Youth and Community Centre: Planning Application Still Open for Your Comments.

26th January 2021 Update. Although the statutory consultation period has now closed, we understand that MVDC will still accept comments from residents. At long last the outline planning application for the new Bookham Youth and Community Centre on the Lower Road Recreation Ground has been issued. Residents may now submit their comments to Mole Valley […]

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 […]

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 […]

Litter Pickers and Tree Wardens busy in Bookham!

On 2nd February the Litter Pickers were out in force with over 30 volunteers working their way around the village. In parallel the Tree Wardens were working on the verges on the A246 at the top of the High Street clearing overgrown bushes and conifer cuttings that had been dumped there. The team also planted […]