On 6th November the BRA held its annual “Bookham Question Time” event which gives all residents the opportunity to ask their elected Councillors questions on local issues. There was a full house at the Old Barn Hall with nearly a 100 residents attending. Managing the questions was Rev Alan Jenkins.
Questions ranged from traffic management in the High Street and village centre, the impact of the MVDC Local Plan on Bookham, economic development and coast to coast funding, MVDC service delivery, recycling and waste disposal, fire and rescue services, environmental health and the new youth centre development to replace the Lower Road centre which has recently closed.
In addition to our Councillors, Daniel Elkeles the Chief Executive of the Epsom & St Helier University Hospital gave an update on the recently announced new Acute Services hospital. Public consolation will be commencing in 2020 to determine the location of the new facility. Daniel also reported that if the location of the new acute facility made travel difficult for residents then they could be referred the Royal Surrey in Guildford.
The next public meeting to be hosted by the BRA will be to discuss the MVDC Local Plan consolation which is to be issued by MVDC in February 2020.