Hello and we wish you Happy New Year – whatever it takes!
Please join us at The Three Horseshoes pub this week – Wednesday 8th January – from 6:30 pm.
It is a chance to socialise, and also discuss local issues and what we want to try to do about the problems that concern us – planning applications in particular.
It is interesting to watch the news coming from Waverley BC as the new councillors figure out how to put right too much planning permission, and still pay for services. This includes Cranleigh Leisure Centre’s rebuild prospects.
Whilst we all battle with our consciences when shopping, travelling and warming ourselves up, making holiday plans and enjoying life to the full, others battle the outrageous conditions foisted upon them, be it poverty, weather or war. We can choose to sit back, or act – which type are you?
We look forward to seeing you – and we will meet again each month on the 2nd Wednesday at the same place and time.
Sue and Trevor and the team.
PUB MEETINGS GOING FORWARDS – anyone and everyone welcome to join us at Cranleigh’s The Three Horseshoes – second Wednesday each month – December 11th, January 8th etc. Some of us go from about 6:30 pm and there is good pub food available too. It is meant to be social and fun as well as a chance to share ideas and discuss action plans.
SAVE USED STAMPS AND SEND TO RNIB – find out here
PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY REBUILD – In the wake of the JPC refusing planning permission for housing to replace the 2 schools sites – and putting multiple conditions that would make an appeal somewhat challenging for SCC, are you keen to keep the pressure on SCC to achieve a better outcome?
The pressure would be aimed at rebuilding both schools and nursery on the existing Junior School site and to look at how this could be achieved. We agree with the JPC that the plan to put 91 dwellings on the 2 sites – opposite Glebelands school and at the end of Dewlands Lane (leads to the cemetery) – is significant over-development of the centre of the village.
The idea of building a new Junior & infants school and nursery on the area of sodden playing fields beside the Cranleigh sports & social club and bowling green feels unrealistic for multiple reasons: Access for parents and children is more difficult due to the narrow roadway to the buildings; where will people park for drop-off and pick-up and what routes will they walk? Once the housing is all erected there looks as if there would be nowhere to park. . The WBC Joint Planning Committee overruled their Officers’ advice and refused. We do appreciate that SCC has no money set aside for building a new school and nursery but even a superficial examination of the existing school demonstrates years of neglect – where has the money gone that could and should have been spent on it? Is it in a pot somewhere and if not why not?
CRANLEIGH LEISURE CENTRE – Waverley don’t seem to have the money after all – at least not at the moment – to rebuild the Leisure Centre – so they have postponed talking about it till February – maybe then they will engage with their public – we don’t know!
HIGH STREET INITIATIVE – Cllr Andrew Povey held another meeting about the High Street and what it needs to be improved – money is available. Write to Cllr Povey on all topics related to Surrey County Council email@example.com
SMART CRANLEIGH – coffee mornings are being attended by new residents and some people have discovered a few activities via their on-line calendar – they aim to be the point where anyone and everyone can “connect” – see their web site here and enjoy all the services and clubs Cranleigh has to offer.
ROWLEYS CENTRE FOR THE COMMUNITY – OPEN 9:30AM TO 3PM Monday to Friday – Did you know that Rowleys is a facility for many age groups and needs with rooms to book and lots of helpful things to do?
CARE HOME SPACES IN CRANLEIGH? Since many Care Homes were closed across the Country and by our Surrey County Council -including Longfields of Cranleigh – that site sits idle. We are assured that when locals need care home nursing spaces there are plenty nearby – really? Since the HC One & CVHT Care Home application has been refused on various planning grounds – what next? We need Surrey County Council to get on with sorting this out.
CVHT – “Name change – 9th December 2019 – The Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust’s proposals to bring back Community Beds to the village, and to support the provision of additional village health services, have evolved significantly over almost 20 years in the light of changing public health policy, and so we are now considering a change of Trust name to Cranleigh Village Health Trust.”
CRANLEIGH VILLAGE HOSPITAL The original building is in desperate need of loving care and attention – one can see holes in the fabric where creatures can enter – NHS Properties Ltd – have not responded to CCS’s enquiries – we want the old building looked after. We will continue chasing this.
The services the hospital provide are growing – which is great – both the NHS and the League of Friends are working on this and we can use the site for all sorts of needs that our GPs refer us for. The burning question is can the Hospital site become an Urgent Care Centre or equivalent? Read what NHS England tells our GPs and CCGs (links below)
The first cohort of UTCs are now operational in over 100 sites across the country.
Currently, local commissioners, supported by NHS England regions, continue to redesign urgent care services outside of A&E aiming to designate all remaining type 3&4 services as UTCs or to change their function to become other primary health care services by December 2019. As stated in the LTP, by autumn 2020 the UTC model will be fully implemented. This means UTCs will be embedded as part of a consistent ‘out-of-hospital urgent care’ offer in all localities with the option of appointments booked through a call to NHS 111.
ROAD SIGNS LEFT OUT BY SURREY CC – report here SCC / do it online / A to Z of Forms / roadworks signs left on highway
Wednesday 13th November 2019
Hello! We invite you to come along to The Three Horseshoes pub on the second Wednesdays – no longer Mondays – to share your views and hear what we think we know!
Any time from 6:30 is great and remember they sell tasty food as well.
We hope to see you there
There are plenty of updates but also we need to know what you know and think…..
Cranleigh Society team
Pub meeting this week decided the following – publish without delay that Waverley has received planning application for 10 more houses in Amlets Lane! and ask people to look into it and write in their feelings about it. Planning Application WA/2019/1552 – Valid From 18/09/2019. Outline application for erection of 10 dwellings with access.The developers are proposing an infill between the Carla Homes site and the existing properties facing Amlets Lane near the entrance to St Josephs School. Although not a large scheme it sets several precedents if approved.
- They are making a case for additional housing outside the settlement boundary indicated on the Neighbourhood Plan which still has to be given final approval.
- They suggest that the new Primary School may not be built on the Glebelands site – fields, therefore this will inhibit the building of housing on the existing Upper School site and free up housing allocation within the village on other sites.
- They also state that as Waverley has not yet taken up its full allocation of housing other sites around Cranleigh should be considered such as this one in Amlets Lane. If this principle is accepted it opens the gate for yet more applications in our area beyond those already approved.
- The proposed scheme further urbanizes an existing rural lane which is carrying more traffic than is appropriate for its width. Over to you
NEXT PUB MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAYS NOT MONDAYS – 2nd IN EACH MONTH = 13th NOVEMBER – PLEASE SHARE
Hello Cranleigh Society members and friends, please do make your voices heard here – write a message below with any of your observations or worries.
Join us too at the Three Horseshoes pub on Monday 14th October at any time from 6:30 pm.
Our agenda includes catching up with all that is happening locally from Anne Milton MP’s Flood forum to our Clinical Commissioning Group’s plans to comply with NHS England’s latest plans for Urgent care & minor injuries units. There are Planning Applications to watch too. And have you heard of “Slow shopping” ? It is a lovely initiative that SMART Cranleigh has found out about and brought to Cranleigh – it helps everyone in shops and other businesses – to help those who need a bit of extra help and calm when shopping. really good. Training courses for shop staff have started and the shops are signing up to it.
We will post more information soon.
Also – please let us know if you would love to come to our informal pub meetings if only we changed the day? We will be changing it soon so chip in please.
best regards and we look forward to seeing you on Monday
LOTS OF HELP NEEDED – Do you know anyone willing and able
- HELP NEEDED “Hello we are the local non profit sanctuary for vulnerable adults and children and we are currently struggling to save our care farm animal shelters we have loving built by hand from recycled pallets which are under water as a result of the recent weather.. We have been digging trenches by hand.. Can you help in any way man power or with either free cheap or recycled perforated drainage pipe etc or anything else we can use to help our cause many thanks and much love x The Secret Garden Sanctuary.” click here – to respond and see their FACEBOOK page
- HELP NEEDED – SMART CRANLEIGH -click here – providing all sorts of ways to Connect Cranleigh People to services, clubs and events – they need help to share the information – please get in touch. Latest news – SMART Cranleigh is working with our shops to put “SLOW Shopping” in place – this means the shops and staff will be open at special times of the week and will help those with any kind of particular needs such as slower pace, quieter, more helpful and chairs for rests, and so on.
- HELP NEEDED – Cranleigh Civic Society – please help us with information that is up to date and true that needs to be shared -our web pages articles go to our mail lists, on our Facebook page and on twitter. We will soon deliver a newsletter too. ALSO – JOIN US at the Three Horseshoes Pub on the Second Monday each month – anytime from 6:30 – for friendly conversations about what worries us all and what we can actually do about it – from taking up planning issues with our planners to getting help with floods to information. CCS is here to help. We also meet at other times of the month so please get in touch to join in….. comment below