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Surrey Heath Borough Council Planning Applications Committee – 10th February 2016

IMG_7838In my nearly 5 years as a councillor I have to say that this evenings Planning Applications Committee was as about as contentious and emotive as they come.

There would not be much point in me adding my own views on these items as I am not a member of that committee and to my mind the decisions were made democratically with the upmost integrity of councillors and council officers.

There were 3 items heard by the committee this evening but I am only including the two that were contentious. I have not edited the content in any way other than to cut out the silences at the beginning and end. I have also included a recording of one of the lead resident campaigners prior to the committee meeting.

Please note that the audio from proceedings are not an official record. For an official record please contact SHBC.

Planning Application 15/0884 (Relevant committee papers available at surreyheath.gov.uk

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Planning Application 15/0868 Relevant committee papers available at surreyheath.gov.uk

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Can you help officers investigating a burglary in West End and a linked offence in Godalming?

Surrey Police is appealing for information following a burglary in West End and a linked attempted break-in at an address Godalming – which both took place in early hours of Monday, 24 August.

The burglary took place at an address in Gosden Road in West End shortly after 3am when the front door of a shop was forced open and cigarettes and other items were stolen.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to two men who were seen driving a people carrier style vehicle in the area around the time of the incident.

Police are linking the burglary to an attempted break-in at a garage in Ockford Road in Godalming shortly before 2am when a group of men unsuccessfully tried to force open a side door to gain entry to the building.

Following both offences Surrey Police officers have carried out house to house enquiries and are reviewing local CCTV footage.

Anyone who witnessed either incident or with any information about those responsible should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference 45150075618 for the West End burglary and 45150075609 for the Godalming attempted burglary.

Alternatively you can use the online reporting system at https://my.surrey.police.uk/splonlinereportingweb.
If you don’t want to speak to police directly you can call Crimestoppers anonymously with the information on 0800 555 111.

SHBC Planning Applications Committee – The West End Applications – Podcast

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Description: Surrey Heath Borough Council Planning Applications Committee of 20th July 2015. Please note this is the audio in respect of the following planning applications only:

14/0532 – Land South of 24 – 46 (evens) Kings Road, and 6 and 9 Rose Meadow, West End GU24 9LW.

14/0594 – Land north of Beldham Bridge Road, West End, GU24 9LP.

14/0869 – 12 Streets Heath, West End GU24 9QY.

The associated documentation to these applications can be found on the SHBC planning portal at: http://isharemaps.surreyheath.gov.uk/custom/planning/

Benner Lane Play Area Consultation (West End) – Podcast

Adrain_PageIn this podcast I talk to Cllr Adrian Page (County, Borough & Parish Councillor) about the Benner Lane, West End Play Area Consultation.

Residents are invited to complete a short Survey or attend an exhibition held at the West End Pavilion on Wednesday 2nd October 2013 at 2pm.

For more information about the activities of West End Parish Council check out their web site at: www.westendparishcouncil.org.uk

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This podcast is available on the Surrey Residents Network Audioboo Channel and can be downloaded for free on iTunes.

Museum Looking For Artistic Residents

Surrey Heath MuseumSurrey Heath Museum and Surrey Heath Borough Council Greenspace Team are launching a competition to design a Mosaic to be laid in front of the Obelisk in Camberley Town Park on Knoll Road and are looking for Surrey Heath residents to flex their artistic talent and get involved.

Surrey Heath residents are invited to enter their own design for a mosaic panel which will be created outside the museum entrance. The design needs to be eye catching and represent a ward of Surrey Heath; the winning designs will then sit around a central circle in front of the iconic camberley landmark the Obelisk.

The Surrey Heath wards that need to be individually represented are:
Bagshot, Bisley, Chobham, Frimley, Frimley Green, Heatherside, Lightwater, Mytchett and Deepcut, Old Dean, Parkside, St. Michaels, St. Pauls, Camberley Town, Watchetts,
West End and Windlesham.

The competition is open to all ages and there is no previous experience of working with mosaics required. Winning entrants will have the opportunity to create their winning design in the final mosaic. The design requirements and specifications can be found on the entry form which entrants can download from http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk or pick up from Surrey Heath Museum. The deadline for entries is 21st June 2013 and winners will be notified the following week. The museum anticipates the Mosaic will be in place by the autumn of 2013.

The Surrey Heath Museum Community Mosaic has been made possible thanks to the funding received from local donors, Friends of Surrey Heath Museum and Surrey County Council. The mosaic forms part of the lasting legacy from the ‘Nepali Connections’ exhibition that was on display at the museum in 2012.

To find out more, contact the museum by calling 01276 707284 or via email museum@surreyheath.gov.uk and further information can be found online at www.surreyheath.gov.uk

Residents urged to be vigilant to security following a series of garage breaks in Surrey Heath

Police VestResidents in Surrey Heath are being advised to be vigilant to security following a number of burglaries and attempted burglaries in which garages have been targeted.

Offenders have stolen motorcycles, bicycles, mainly those of high value and tools in the incidents in the Deepcut, Camberley and West End areas. The offences have happened in overnight raids from Sunday onwards and the Safer Neighbourhood Team is urging householders to ensure garages are securely locked.

The borough’s Crime Prevention Advisor John Eldridge said the incidents in which units in a block of garages have been broken into has demonstrated that some factory fitted locks on up and over doors appear to easily be opened.

He said: “Most standard garage doors do not have security locks and residents should consider fitting a further security device such as a ‘Garage Defender’ or as a cheaper option fit two shoot bolts to the door, ensuring that bolt beds into the frame or concrete base. Secure the bolt with a grade three external padlock and this will then provide a much more secure locking system.”

Two men’s mountain bikes valued in total at £2,700 were stolen overnight from Drifters Drive in Deepcut sometime between Monday, 20 May and Tuesday, 21 May. In this offence the burglars caused £100 worth of damage whilst trying to get into the garage. In a further incident which happened sometime between Sunday evening (19 May) and Tuesday morning (21 May) in the same block no damage was caused and nothing was stolen but the garage door was discovered partially open with the lock tampered with.

An overnight raid on a garage in the vicinity of Guildford Road, West End saw more than £5,500 worth of cycles stolen. Five bikes were removed from the facility sometime between 8.30pm on Monday (20 May) and 1.10am the following morning (Tuesday, 21 May). Two of the bicycles were recovered in a nearby alleyway and the remaining machines are outstanding.

Mr Eldridge is recommending that members of the public follow security advice in marking property and making items more difficult to remove. He said:

“The contents of sheds and garages can mount up to thousands of pounds and a little time spent on improving security could save a huge cost and the inconvenience of having to replace items and repair damage. Items such as tools, garden furniture, lawnmowers and bicycles should be marked permanently and prominently with name, postcode and house number or using a DNA property marking system such as SelectaMARK. This should deter thieves by making items less easy to dispose of and identifiable for an owner of recovered.

“Sheds and garages should be secured with good padlocks and items inside should be padlocked or fixed to a secure point. This is particularly applicable at this time of year when the warmer weather sees people working outdoors thus using their sheds and gardening equipment more often. Ladders should always be locked away too or locked to a secure fixture with a close shackle padlock or heavy duty chain.”

Surrey Police recommends the following to protect your property and yourself from becoming a victim of crime:

Most house alarm systems can be configured to provide coverage to garages using ‘wireless’ connections. If this isn’t possible standalone ‘Shed alarms’ are also available
Consider the use of ground anchors and cables. Using a large cable to link several items together will make them more difficult to steal, padlocking the cable to a ground anchor will provide additional protection.
There are a number of security marking schemes available for cycles ranging from electronic Datatags (similar to pet microchips) to chemical etching
Ensure that you property mark items of value stored in the garage and record serial numbers. There is a free web based service available at http://www.immobilise.com/