Friday 14th June, 7.30pm Cranleigh Arts Centre Auction of Promises

Friday 14th June, 7.30pm Cranleigh Arts Centre Auction of Promises

Cranleigh Arts Centre – Auction of Promises – Friday 14th June, 7.30 – Free entry, 23 prizes and a fun raffle – go along to this fantastic event!

Cranleigh Arts Centre is a Jewel in Cranleigh’s Crown – continuing to keep a very high standard of wonderful live music of all types, theatre, comedy, live Screenings from the Royal Opera House, arts workshops for adults and youngsters, Films, and hosting many U3A classes too. 

Cranleigh Arts Centre is run by a Board of Directors, a few staff and many hard-working, dedicated volunteers. The Arts Centre has to make sure the building is continuously cared for and repaired in the style in which is was built, pay its staff, put on all its activities, with a very small grant from Waverley, revenue from events and a few major fund raising events. Cranleigh society supports CAC and hopes you can and do as well.

https://www.cranleighartscentre.org/whats-on/

Auction of Promises Fundraiser

The Great Get Together

Sunday 23rd June 10-12 noon – The Great Get Together – carrying on the work of (murdered) MP Jo Cox – bring your community together and enjoy each other’s company – just because we can!

 

Proposed Relocation of Cranleigh Primary School – parking & access

Proposed Relocation of Cranleigh Primary School – parking & access

Everyone is waiting – will Cranleigh Primary School finally be rebuilt? and will it be relocated onto Sports Fields? 

Cranleigh Society would like to hear your comments about this relocation and its implications regarding access and parking. Hopefully we can affect the best outcome for the benefit of all. We can still write to Surrey County Council and explain how we think this plan is going to affect Cranleigh and its residents. 

Cranleigh Parish Council and Waverley Borough Council have – at the moment – rejected the plans.   So Surrey County Council have gone back to the drawing board and are offering “improved” plans. They have consulted experts regarding the flood risks.  This site is alongside Nuthurst Stream and is in a flood zone. However the latest plans do address this problem.

The Site – is the 2 playing fields near to  Cranleigh Sports and Social Club, and the bowling club. (Guildford direction) – one for the buildings and the other for sports facilities.

According to the traffic assessors parents and carers who need to drive their children to school will continue to park their cars in the Church Rooms car park or around Parsonage Road.

Then they will walk with their children past Glebelands School to where the road joins with Rowland Road and along the footpath  at the entrance to the Sports and Social club, and the Bowling club.

The pupil entrance gate will be located at the far end of this footpath (about a 12 minute walk from the church rooms)

Alternatively, a quicker route is to park in the Stocklund Square car park and approach the entrance via the narrow footpath on the Common – opposite the Curry Inn.

Cranleigh Society would like to know if you support this move and if you know of families who will find the walk just fine, or if you are somewhat concerned about getting young children to school?   At this stage you can affect the best outcome of all the planning ideas – how would you suggest it is done really well for the benefit of all?  There will be a further committee meeting at Surrey and we are watching to see when it comes up.

To find out more go to – 

Waverley Borough Council / planning  / WA/2018/2044  = “GLEBELANDS SCHOOL, PARSONAGE ROAD,  CRANLEIGH, GU6 7AN – Consultation under regulation 3 for construction of a two and single storey building with associated car parking provision landscaping all-weather sports pitch and new access from parsonage road to provide a replacement for Cranleigh primary school.”

go to – DOCUMENTS – additional information SCC Ref 2018-0138 planning Cranleigh design & access statement Rev E

http://planning360.waverley.gov.uk/civica/Resource/Civica/Handler.ashx/Doc/pagestream?cd=inline&pdf=true&docno=7352199

Surrey County Council has applied to Waverley Borough Council to build a new school for 600 pupils and 60 nursery places, and a specialist language centre.  The latest plans move the buildings away from the water and flood prone area – nearer to the houses on the Common.

https://mycouncil.surreycc.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=122

 

Green fields to new Primary School & sports facilities?

Green fields to new Primary School & sports facilities?

One of Cranleigh Society’s members has looked at the plans very carefully and is fearful about the plans as they stand – what do you think?

“Surrey County Council is planning to relocate Cranleigh CoE Primary School to the playing fields behind the houses on the Common and build over 70 houses on the existing school site opposite Glebelands.   Parents of very young children will have to access the school via two long narrow passageways, one running up from the Common opposite the Curry Inn, and the other from the corner of Parsonage Road. There is no parking provision nearby so busy parents will probably park on the Common, in the driveways or simply stop in the High Street and allow their children to run across the green sward to the entrance of the footpath.  This would lead to traffic chaos and is very unsafe for the children.  The police will not be able to prevent parents from parking on the Common.

The new school should be built on its present site, in the heart of the village with safe access via the post office to the High Street.  The playing fields should be retained for use by the school for sport, especially as the pupil numbers will increase to over 600.

The idea of funding a new school by selling its land to build houses whilst disposing of a playing field is totally unacceptable – it’s certainly not in the children’s or village’s best interests.  This application is driven by financial considerations and housing targets.  Surely, with all the new houses being built around Cranleigh the developers should be made to contribute towards building a new school on its present site??”

The planning and regulatory committee is due to consider this application in June.  If you wish to comment go to

planning360.waverley.gov.uk 
Ref WA/2018/2044 

Planning Application WA/2018/2044 – Valid From 05/12/2018
GLEBELANDS SCHOOL, PARSONAGE ROAD, CRANLEIGH, GU6 7AN
Consultation under regulation 3 for construction of a two and single storey building with associated car parking provision landscaping all-weather sports pitch and new access from parsonage road to provide a replacement for Cranleigh primary school