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I am a guest blogger for the Surrey Residents community web blog

Local wildlife photographer seeks residents feedback to come up with calender for 2016

Brentmoor Heath.

Brentmoor Heath.

I’m a wildlife and nature photographer from Deepcut. My passion is for macro photography, but as my searches for new and exciting bugs take me around some of Surrey Heath’s most beautiful scenery, it’s impossible not to look up and take some landscape shots!

We’re fortunate to live in such a beautiful area and I thought it might be nice to put together a Surrey Heath calendar for 2016, and I’m looking for some input from the residents to help me narrow down my shots to 12 or 13.

I’d be very grateful for any feedback, firstly on the idea itself, and secondly on which shots you’d like to see. This is a link to my Facebook album of potential images, please ‘Like’ and/or comment on the shots you’d like to see. You could also use my email at markhortonphotography@gmail.com if you have any questions or other comments.

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look, and if you see me crawling around on the Surrey heaths pointing my camera at yet another bug, bee or butterfly, please feel free to come and say hello!

You can see more of my photographs at www.markhortonphotography.co.uk

Open Letter – Has Surrey Heath Borough Council lost its community spirit? asks Camberley WI

We write on behalf of 200 members of Camberley WI. Founded in 2012 we are now the third largest WI in the country and have a very long waiting list. Our members’ ages range from 29 to 82 which is definitely all inclusive!

Our ‘home’, since our inception, has been in the Ian Goodchild Centre, part of the Camberley Theatre, where we meet once a month for two hours of inspirational speakers, hands-on craft demos and sessions and the inevitable tea and cake. This ideal situation looks as though it is coming to an end. We were shocked to learn recently that the cost of the hire of the hall has risen by almost 200% with immediate effect. This makes it financially impossible for us, as a charity, to stay there. Apparently the reason for this sudden and draconian rise is that Surrey Heath Borough Council are withdrawing their subsidy from Camberley Theatre. It saddens us to think this inevitably removes the community element of the venue. If one of the largest WIs in the UK can no longer afford to hire the hall we would imagine that other groups are also priced out of the available rooms.

Reluctantly we must search for another venue, and after intensive research we find that the size of our group forces us to move outside the centre of Camberley. Not only will we lose our central location (and SHBC will be losing at least £80 worth of parking fees once a month!) but it is shocking that SHBC seems to be no longer supportive of community groups in the town.

President: Liz Hughes