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Did you witness dangerous driving through Ash and Mychett?

Officers from West Surrey response are appealing to members of the public who witnessed a vehicle driving dangerously through Ash and Mychett to contact them with information.

At around 10.30am this morning (Sunday, 28 February) a car was seen being driven in suspicious circumstances on Vale Road in Ash. The car was then seen travelling along Mychett Road in a manner which officers deem was unacceptable. The vehicle was found on Loman Road, Mychett near the children’s playing area.

The driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, a white Volkswagen Golf, left the car and a search was carried out in the local area. This included the area, including woodland, surrounding Basingstoke Canal Centre. Officers on the ground were assisted in the search by NPAS, Surrey and Sussex Dog Unit and Surrey Search and Rescue who were already in the area on a training exercise.

Sergeant Brian Prodger, said: “We know that several drivers had to dangerously manoeuvre their vehicles around this car and I would strongly urge those people to get in touch with police.

“If you believe you are one of the witnesses we need to speak with, please contact Surrey Police as a matter of urgency. This can be done by calling 101 or using the reporting online tool on our website.”

*A man in his late teens has been arrested on suspicion of several motoring offences and remains in police custody at this time.

Anyone who can assist police with their investigation is urged to make contact as soon as possible quoting reference P16045591. Information can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Surrey Heath loses a true community champion – Kevin Daley

Kevin DaleyIt is with great sadness that I write this blog. I have just received the news that the chairman of the Mytchett, Frimley Green and Deepcut Society Kevin Daley passed away last night.

I have known Kevin almost since I have lived in Surrey Heath since 2003 and he was one of if not the most active members of the community.

He was involved in many local community activism campaigns. Most notebly (to my mind) he was heavily involved with the campaign in respect of the increase in flights at Farnborough Airport.

Kevin was also one of the founders of Community Street Watch which played a key role in directly tackling anti-social behaviour in Mytchett. This was done by bridging the gap between young and old through engagement with our young people in the community. A very successful initiative.

If it were not for the constant pressure applied by the likes of Kevin Daley, our community would not be anywhere near as peaceful or such an enjoyable place to live.

His loss to the community cannot be understated.

My thoughts are with his wife, family and friends at this very sad time.

Mytchett Sure Start Centre to remain open

Elaine Thurlow - Sure StartFamilies in the Mytchett, Deepcut and Frimley Green area have been celebrating today at the news that the Mytchett Sure will remain open.

Surrey County Council have withdrawn its plans to move forward with a formal consultation on the future of the centre.

In a letter to parents and carers Head Teacher of Mytchett Primary School Jo Ibbotson said ” I am absolutely delighted to be able to share with you that in a review of the strategy and plans for improving outcomes for children and families, Surrey County Council has withdrawn its plan to implement a formal consultation process regarding the future of Mytchett SureStart Children’s Centre. This is excellent news as it means that our centre is no longer under threat of closure at the current time”.

Local residents and supporters of the centre campaigned exceptionally hard to keep the centre open. One supporter who used the centre in the past even campaigned from as far as New Zealand when she heard about the news.

This is very welcome news and on behalf of the Residents Network I would like to congratulate those residents who campaigned tirelessly to keep the centre open.