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 […]

Oak Processionary Moth – Update #1 – January 2021

We have received Update #1 – 2021 from the Forestry Commission on the Oak Processionary Moth and plans for 2021. We have also received the Operational Report for 2020. Bookham remains in the control zone and spraying will be carried out again in 2021 free of charge. The Forestry Commission encourage you to report any […]

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 […]

It’s National Tree Week and the Bookham Tree Wardens are ready to help you.

Did you watch BBC’s Countryfile on Sunday evening? And did it inspire you or your children to plant a tree? Christmas trees, holly trees, cherry blossom, autumn colour… It’s National Tree Week and the Bookham Tree Wardens are ready to help you. We can give you help and advice on the type of tree to plant, where […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]