Some Cranleigh Residents enjoyed a drink and a meal at the Three Horseshoes pub and chatted over the issues worrying them at the moment.

HC One & CVHT – their planning application WA/2018/1966 has yet to be reviewed by Waverley’s Area planning committee and Joint Planning Committee.  If you have a view do go onto Waverley Borough Council’s web site and have a look.  You can express your views too in opposition or support.  80 bed care home with 20 beds to be designated as Community beds – hospital beds with “nursing staff” – “free at the point of use”  and usable by Surrey County Council and Guildford & Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group.

Oil & Gas exploration – some exploration is proposed to see if there is oil and gas in a seam deep under the area of Dunsfold.  Cranleigh Parish Council meets on 9th July 6pm at an extra meeting to discuss –  (SCC Ref 2019/0072)    WA/2019/0796  Loxley Well Site – Land South of Dunsfold Road and East of High Loxley Road, Dunsfold, Surrey.

Flooding – whilst we are now in the grip of drought with plants starting to keel over, there has been localised flooding.  It was quick to rise and quick to subside.  There was some help needed in Elmbridge road where sewage was rising up.  All fine now. Anne Milton MP’s  next Flood forum is in September.

Burst pipes – many!  Thames Water have suffered from some “rogue teams” of workers and are consequently a bit short staffed.  Some of the teams are pleasant and sensible – doing their best.

House Sales – it is being said that housing isn’t selling as it used to – big time!  Nationwide issue hitting us here too.  Uncertainty of many kinds……more social type housing is believed to be in the pipeline – it is hoped that those people who come will feel welcome and also blend in happily.

Cranleigh Primary School WA/2018/2044 

Application Type – Surrey CC Regulation 3-consultation on their proposed planning application was “objected” to – remains to be seen if Surrey County Council can answer all the queries. The access to the proposed new school and also the parking are certainly big concerns. Also the field sometimes floods!
Cranleigh Parish Youth Council – excellent work being done by young people trying to set up some fun groups for young people – for music, for table tennis and more.  Good stuff.
Friday Night Project  -it runs every week which is great! The project at the Leisure Centre has gained more adult support and the young people enjoy a safe and happy evening.
Snoxhall Park area – Mostly fabulous in the sunshine – seeing people relaxing and playing happily. Use it and enjoy.
Flood insurance for new homes – some solicitors are telling people that they should check the state of getting flood insurance before buying.
Asbestos Cement pipes – Thames Water teams have to replace chunks of pipe when there is a burst, gradually replacing the old pipes. No other news.
Crimes  – many petty crimes and vandalism isn’t reported – let’s not give the thoughtless one air time.  But it can be disheartening.  However volunteers will usually fix things that have been spoilt quickly and quietly. We won’t be made to feel we can’t enjoy a lovely village because of a few unkind thoughtless people.
Road incidents seem to be increasing – it is essential to drive slowly and carefully around Cranleigh.  https://www.police.uk/surrey/WVCE/crime/stats/
If you see a problem, record it and report it on line.  So that the police can see if a picture is building up …..
Roads – recently there was a meeting between Surrey County Councillors and Waverley Borough Councillors called the Waverley Local Committee Meeting.  People put in petitions for road and footpath improvements, and are told the problems of implementing changes! Waverley does not appear to have a “big picture” of which roads need to be built or improved – so may not have appealed to Surrey CC for the improvements, so hardly any changes are on offer.  But where new housing is going in there is money for improvements……. hoping Councillors will put on their “Prince of the Borough” hats and imagine what’s best for all…..  Surrey County Council – “The Local Committee in Waverley is one of eleven established by Surrey County Council in April 2002 to bring its decision-making and its services closer to the communities it serves. The Committee meets regularly in the Waverley Borough Council Chamber in Godalming”.
Cranleigh In Bloom  judging soon – by Britain in Bloom this year as well as South & South East – exciting!  Doesn’t the village look great?  If you can help – do please give some time – look for and remove litter and weeds every day – please…..
Recycling centre –  still open. Councillor Andrew Povey still trying to find ways to save budget and the centre.
HIgh Street – repairs to the “Fountain” are being slow – sadly they won’t be completed by the time the Britain in Bloom judges arrive it is feared.
Maybe some closed shops could be changed to housing?! What do you think?  How much do you love Cranleigh’s High Street?  or is it dangerous (paving) and expensive?  Or is it friendly, diverse and treasured? How can it be improved? What would you like to retain? Councillor Povey is holding workshops to see what people think – let us know your thoughts.
SMART CRANLEIGH – https://www.smartcranleigh.org/  they are people who want to help Cranleigh people connect with each other, to enjoy the village and keep everyone caring and thriving.
CRANLEIGH ARTS CENTRE  always a great place – fab vollies – do you go?
All for now folks.  thank you to those who subscribe to these newsletters, and a big thank you to those who also pay a membership fee – very much appreciated.  We always want your views, and also some help – to investigate what’s going on –
best regards

 

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