The next Planning Committee meeting (scheduled for 16 July) is being deferred until 29 July as there is only one new application for consideration. The Parish Clerk has requested an extention to the consideration period.
A petition has been launched to challenge the Kingston Meadow parking order that contains a ‘no return’ clause.
Please click the link below and complete the petition if you disagree with the new rules, which prevent people from visiting the village hall, park or medical centre twice in one day. You will have to register to use the site but this only takes a moment.
500 signatures are required in order for GBC to debate this as soon as possible.
Oak processionary moth (OPM) infestations have been sighted in and around East Horsley. Please report any sightings at www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/tree-alert/
The caterpillars (larvae) of OPM are pests of oak trees, and a hazard to human and animal health. OPM was first accidentally introduced to England in 2005, and is subject to a government-led programme of survey and control to minimise its population, spread and impacts.
Local pest control companies that deal with OPM are:
(Please note that the Parish Council is not endorsing these companies merely advising residents of options.)
Further information regarding the oak processionary moth can be found using the following links:
Tom Parrish, General Manager at The Drift Golf Club has informed EHPC of the start date for the works at the Golf Club.
This date is the week commencing Monday 24th June when soil importation will begin.
The whole project is expected to take about 12 months to complete. If you have any concerns please contact Paul Poulter of Surrey Excavations 01372 456839.
The Guildford Borough Council initiative for parking restrictions at Kingston Meadows are proving unworkable with the seven-day a week, four hour limit with no return. It is the Parish Councils's intention to look into this issue with the appropriate GBC department. We will be reportng here on the outcome.
The latest Newsletter is available on the website and will be delivered next week by Royal Mail.
Correction: The paper copy Page 9 has a photograph of De Vere Horsley Towers managers and is incorrectly captioned, it should read
What do communities want from the planning officers that work in their local planning authority? That is the latest question from Civic Voice*.
They say, "We know that active public participation in planning creates better decisions and empowers more people to shape the local place where they live. But there is a growing concern that public trust and confidence in the planning system is decreasing and that communities are being marginalised. The perception is reinforced with the number of local authority planning staff falling by 15% between 2006 and 2016."
Civic Voice wants to rebuild public confidence and trust in the planning system and put the communities at the heart of the planning system. They are campaigning to do this in various ways, one such way is by seeking the views of civic societies and sharing them with a wider audience.
This short, ten minute survey is their latest approach.
Civic Voice will be speaking at the RTPI Planning Convention on 19 June, so are using this opportunity to ask you directly, 'what do communities want from their local authority planning department?'
The results from the survey will be shared at the RTPI conference and the planners attending will have the opportunity to feedback. The results will also be shared with the CEO of the RTPI, Victoria Hills, when Civic Voice Chair, Joan Humble, meets her.
Responses required by 5pm on 11th June. Fill in the survey here.
*Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement in England. We make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. We promote civic pride.
Following the 23 May European Parliament elections, the South East will be represented by four members from The Brexit party, three Liberal Democrats and one each from the Conservative, Green and Labour parties.
Nigel Farage - The Brexit Party
Catherine Bearder - Liberal Democrats
Alexandra Lesley Phillips - The Brexit Party
Alexandra Phillips - Green Party
Antony Hook - Liberal Democrats
Robert Rowland - The Brexit Party
Daniel Hannan - Conservative & Unionist Party
Belinda De Camborne Lucy- The Brexit Party
Judith Bunting - Liberal Democrats
John Howarth- Labour Party
The Chief Constable of Surrey Police has announced that Jeremy Burton is the new Deputy Chief Constable of Surrey Police.
Jeremy has been acting as the Temporary Deputy Chief Constable since January having stepped up from his role as Assistant Chief Constable following the departure of former Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave to the Metropolitan Police.
Chief Constable Gavin Stephens says of Jeremy: “I have worked closely with Jeremy for the last three years or so and know him to be an individual who is proud to serve both his force and the public. I am really delighted to have been able to appoint him into this position. He and I, along with the great team of staff and officers that we have here at Surrey will do our utmost to provide an outstanding policing service across the county”
Deputy Chief Constable Jeremy Burton said: “I consider myself so fortunate to have had the opportunities in my career that have enabled me to get to this point. I am so proud to be able to serve the communities of Surrey alongside our fantastic officers and staff in the rank of Deputy Chief Constable.
I am looking forward to what this next chapter of my career has to offer –policing still has many challenges ahead but with these will come some incredibly rewarding times too.”
Jeremy’s career in policing began with the Metropolitan Police in 1988 and in 2016 he was appointed Assistant Chief Constable, Specialist Crime Command for Surrey and Sussex. Since that time Jeremy has worked in a number of areas including command responsibilities across both Forces for Major Crime Team, Serious Organised Crime, Forensics and Intelligence and Public Protection in Surrey; he is currently the National Police Chief Council Lead for Disclosure and Organised Immigration Crime.