Annual General Meeting news 

We say a massive Thank you to Terry Stewart who has now retired from the Civic Society – he has managed and steered the group with knowledge and vigour. He made sure that our councils listen to us and, along with many others, pressed for improvements in their communications. He has been a force for good talking to our MP Anne Milton and various councillors and officers during his time with us.

We welcome in our new Chairman Trevor Dale.  Having lived in Cranleigh since 1975, Trevor’s interests include serving as a long standing member of Cranleigh Lions Club having been President  twice and is now Membership secretary. He also has been serving as a member of Cranleigh Medical Practice Patient Participation Group and is keen to help further interaction between the community and the Medical Practice. As a retired airline pilot and now a business man and member of the Chamber of Commerce, his passion is to keep Cranleigh special and support Cranleigh residents and businesses to be heard, represented and helped with practical issues. He is never afraid to pick up the phone and try to talk to the right person and get the job done!

Our treasurer, secretary and membership secretary are unchanged, joined by a medical secretary to help out. We have a new recruit  who is a retired architect to specifically examine planning applications and make suggestions about any problems and objections we can and should make, and conditions that must be met.  Our retired Solicitor continues to support us and we now have a retired Geologist joining in whose mission is to make Cranleigh welcoming again.

ACTIONS NOW

Cranleigh recycling centre  – It was the tip/dump – soon to be ONLY Recycling, and is up for review of proposed closure later this year-

ACTION NEEDED – since the reduction of opening days the amount of recycling has gone down! – this will not help to keep it open! Surrey CC still needs to save money on its waste services and is looking for other suggestions that will make savings.

Send your ideas and supporting evidence to us or Cllr Andrew Povey andrew.f.povey@surreycc.gov.uk and sign the NEW  PETITION at the Handyman’s shop or on the line petition at https://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/CranleighCRC/

Interesting – Government and DEFRA are looking at ways to make manufacturers responsible for their waste; also reintroduce deposit schemes on bottles etc.

In Guildford there is a scheme where items are repaired rather than dumped. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month. More details on – 

https://www.guildford.gov.uk/repaircafe

Park Barn Community Centre
Cabell Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 8JH

 

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