Downs Link – does it need upgrading?

Downs Link – does it need upgrading?

Downs Link – does it need upgrading?

Some people think that other countries are much better at encouraging outdoor activities; even for those who can only go for walks, bike rides and push-chairs or wheelchairs travel.

Have you ever visited French, German, American or other areas where it’s just normal to find well maintained paths in and around towns, villages and the countryside?  Are those places popular with good quality tourists?

So how would it be if money from all the building works was spent of making sure we have a great footpath all along the Downs Link?

Wouldn’t it be great to no longer fear the railway line after rain for all the black mud created up one’s back when cycling, all over the dogs and unable to use push chairs and wheelchairs?

Our Waverley would have to be made very aware of this public desire.  Let us know – by contacting us directly!

Further reading: Guildford to Cranleigh route.

 

 

The Wey & Arun Canal near us

The Wey & Arun Canal near us

A section of the Wey and Arun Canal is apparently Under Reconstruction  near us here in Cranleigh.

As you drive along Elmbridge Road between the One Stop and the A218 the narrow hump with traffic calming is a sort of bridge over it.

How would it be if that part of the road were made into a proper double width bridge travelling responsibly over the Canal? It could then be dredged and restored.

But who owns the land and will it ever happen? How could Surrey County Council ever afford such a project?  Would you support it?

You might like to join the Wey & Arun Trust and support the wonderful work they do – for wildlife corridors and fresh air lungs for our built up areas https://weyarun.org.uk/

 

 

Cranleigh Society Socials confirmed

Cranleigh Society Socials confirmed

Cranleigh Society Socials Confirmed

We  invite you to join us when we  meet in The Three Horseshoes pub on the second Monday in each month from 6.30. Come and go as you please – this is sociable time but discussions around the issues that worry us all are more than welcome.  Discussions too about what has been done, and what can be done in the future will always be part of the point of meeting up.

If you intend to buy a meal it can be best to let the landlord Peter know in advance.

We look forward to seeing you November  12th; December 10th; January 14th and so on

with kind regards

From Sue and the committee

Taking our Christmas Lights in Cranleigh for granted?

Taking our Christmas Lights in Cranleigh for granted?

Do we take our Christmas Lights in Cranleigh for granted?

Many shops have sadly had to close since last Christmas. What may not be common knowledge is that it is Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce (a small percentage of Cranleigh’s businesses) who make sure we always have Christmas lights and a lovely Christmas tree.

Looking ahead to this Christmas, they are looking for new, excited and generous sponsors for the cost of lights.  This includes: storage, erection, and dismantling plus repairs and renewals, which can cost thousands  and are not guaranteed.

Can you help or know of potential sponsors who might like to be a part of helping light up Cranleigh this Christmas?

RSVP by replying to this post or contact us directly here.

We thank you for your help in advance.

Freshwater Watch annual Water Blitz

Freshwater Watch annual Water Blitz

Freshwater Watch are carrying out their annual Water Blitz in the Thames Region which involves volunteers taking samples of their local watercourses.  For those of you that are interested in taking part please see the details below:

A MESSAGE FROM THE SURREY WILDLIFE TRUST:

We would like to invite you and your fellow members of Surrey Wildlife Trust again to join us on the 19th and 20th October for the autumn’s Thames Water Blitz as part of a great number of efforts to understand the water quality in river Thames catchment. This year, we are running a two day Water Blitz which coincides with the start of half-term for the majority of schools. We hope this will be a good opportunity for schools and families to join in with freshwater research.

The Thames Water Blitz is a two-day event held in spring and autumn where volunteers in the Thames Valley collect as many water quality samples as possible. The purpose is to get an overview of the water quality in lakes, ponds and streams throughout the Thames Valley.

This Water Blitz will be the seventh such event and it is timed to coincide with the regular Thames sample run undertaken by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) as part of a long-term monitoring programme of the Thames and its tributaries. Along with data collected by CEH and data held by the Environment Agency continued Thames Water Blitz efforts complement monitoring by providing information from areas and water body types that would otherwise not be monitored. This could be a particularly interesting Water Blitz given the UK heatwave this summer.

Click here to read what Dr Steven Loiselle has to say about the UK water crisis and the importance of water monitoring. Water Blitz is also a fun learning experience for any volunteer that is interested in their local environment, and would like to learn more about water quality.

By following this link:  https://ewgis.org/waterblitz-registration/, you will be able to find further information and results from previous Thames Water Blitz events where we have partnered with Wild Oxfordshire and the Freshwater Habitats trust (amongst others).

Please feel free to email  water@earthwatch.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Thanks

Glen Skelton – Wetland Landscapes Officer

Surrey Wildlife Trust