Social meet up from 6.30 Monday 13th May at The Three Horseshoes Pub
We’ve had Brexit divisions, local elections, and now European elections – Has anyone out there got the energy to work on preserving and recreating Cranleigh as a lovely place to live, work and play? Come and meet up with a few of us this Monday – several of our helpers and followers have gone on holiday – but we will still meet up.
Cranleigh Parish Council (CPC) have held a robust planning meeting with representatives from Crest Nicholson – Horsham Road developments – and CVHT, including Tetlow King planning consultants. The minutes can be viewed on CPC web site for planning committee 15th April. It makes interesting reading – and 2 CVHT representatives were there and offered some replies to important queries – there’s a lot there – have a look if it’s your interest – it’s like Brexit though – some people are so against it all and some really want it done! We don’t have a standpoint – since we were heavily involved in fund raising and backed off when it all changed so much! If it goes ahead Knowle Lane will not receive a roundabout but a cross roads between Knowle Lane, Berkeley homes and HC One & CVHT site and more traffic calming measures at Marks & Spencers & John Wiskar Drive entrance.
Waverley Borough Council (WBC) – as you know there are new councillors and although the Conservatives are the majority they are outnumbered by the others put together. This may be because of the enormous amount of planning applications that have gone through – do you think so?
Cranleigh Society has looked into the planning situation at the moment on Waverley’s planning portal – there’s a road application to do with Dunsfold’s development, it will go along the line of the runway straight out onto the A281 and be lined with trees – “SO/2019/0005 30/04/2019 Request for Screening Opinion.
IN OTHER NEWS
We visited the Police representatives at the Parish council office along with many others of the public. We had a list of worries – good to know they have arrested people regarding the spate of car crimes recently – great. They don’t know of much in the way of other problems. They are based in Godalming these days! We found the 2 Officers helpful and friendly – determined to improve policing around our area, and to interact positively with school children too. We have one Sergeant and 6 Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) for our area, so they have their work cut out. What can we do to help them we asked – Report crimes and suspicious activities with evidence wherever possible and quickly – time, place, what you saw or experienced – use the on line report system and/or phone 101 https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/. We told them that we feel less safe to walk around these days, especially at night and around the fields, and they say they need help to identify what is going on, but we will be seeing the PCSOs around more. They say we are safe – very low crime rate! They are improving links with other areas but the “INTEL” is already very good they say. The highest crimes are around cyber crimes including banking and related fraud – so be aware! By the way, they work closely with Waverley and their multi agency community safety officers and Joint Action Group…. is it working? What do you think?
What is a PCSO? A recruitment page says “Police Community Support Officers have a vital and unique role within communities; providing a visible uniformed presence, helping the police to tackle anti-social behavior and providing reassurance to the public as well as working to understand their local issues. You will additionally have policing powers to enable you to bring to justice those who seek to disrupt or bring harm to all that live, work or travel through our county”. Ours are well thought of as working well to diffuse problems and keep an eye on bad behaviours……
SPEEDING – we have been asked to publish worries about increased speeding around town – and to see if there is anything we can do about it! Your ideas are needed!
Some people experience difficulties with getting their prescriptions – what is underlying the problem do you think? Let us know. Maybe we can help.