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 […]

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 […]

Oak Processionary Moth – Update #4 – August 2020

We have received Update #4 from the Forestry Commission on the Oak Processionary Moth. The moths are active on Bookham Common. Take care when walking with your family and pets.  It’s a good time to spot moths and nests now, and report them to the Forestry Commission. You can do so via their TreeAlert website. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Litter Pick Cancelled Until Further Notice; but you can “Womble”!

We have decided that under the current circumstances we will cancel the monthly group litter pick. Although we meet outside inevitably we do get close to each other and many volunteers are in that at-risk category. We  realise that your lives will not be the same without picking up litter, but you still can if […]

Join the Norbury Park Conservation Group!

Are you passionate about Norbury Park? Whether you can spare a full day, half a day or just a few hours volunteering is a chance to make a real difference to local wildlife, while learning useful skills, making new friends and increasing your knowledge of wildlife conservation. The Norbury Park Friday Conservation Group meets on […]

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 […]

Hedge Planting in Norbury Park

Leatherhead company, CGI, as part of its “No Planet B” initiative to plant 8,00 native trees and shrubs around its UK offices has donated locally sourced hedging shrubs to Surrey Wildlife Trust. In this area the shrubs and trees are being used to fill the gaps in the hedge that runs along Phoenice Fields in […]