Surrey Tree Wardens Newsletter – Summer 2021

The Bookham Tree Wardens are giving away free trees as part of the Queen’s Treebilee. The Treebilee, a nationwide tree planting project, was announced by Prince Charles a month ago to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne in 2022. The Bookham Tree Wardens won a Lottery bid two years ago to plant street […]

Great British Spring Clean in Bookham

24 people assembled at Lower Shott on Sunday 6th June to collect litter, as part of Bookham’s contribution to this year’s event organised by Keep Britain Tidy. The volunteers went to various locations in Bookham in search of litter and returned with a total of 18 bags. Keep Britain Tidy requested groups to submit the total […]

Oak Processionary Moth – Update #5 – July 2021

We have received Issue 5 – July 2021 update from the Forestry Commission on the Oak Processionary Moth The Forestry Commission encourage you to report any OPM sightings which you can do so via their TreeAlert website.

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 […]

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 […]