Praise for Bagshot’s Clean Up day

Having noted our feedback concerning the eventual removal of all the rubbish that was collected, Daniel Harrison (Executive Head of Business, Surrey Heath Borough Council) has written to the Bagshot Society “… despite these issues it seems that your event was a great success both in terms of supporting community involvement and promoting civic pride.”

While The Bagshot Society organised the event, its success is down to all those residents who take pride in our village and turned out to support. Give yourself a pat on the back!

You can read more about the clean-up here … Village Clean Up a great success

Recycling & Waste : find out more in this talk

This informative talk has now taken place.


Recycling and Waste.

A talk by Cllr Vivienne Chapman

Councillor Chapman is the portfolio holder for Environment and Health
on Surrey Heath Borough Council.

  • Hear the inside story about recycling & waste.
  • How are we doing? How can we do better?
  • Can our Borough influence County decisions?
  • What is her role on the Surrey Waste / Environment Partnership?
  • Ask your questions.

Thursday 27th June 2019

St Anne’s Church Centre
Behind and to the the left of St Anne’s Church at the top of Church Rd.

Talk starts at 7.30 pm. Refreshments available from 7.

All are welcome. Bagshot Society members free, non-members £2.
We look forward to seeing you.

Organised by The Bagshot Society

Village Clean Up a great success

A very big ‘thank you’ goes to the dozens of volunteers (including several of our local councellors) who helped with the Village Clean Up.

We met in the car park on Sat 25 May 2019 at 10am and were issued with tools and hi-viz tabards (and the inevitable safety briefing, though very necessary as no one knew what might be lurking in the undergrowth) before making our way to three locations – the High Street and Wardle Close by the stream, the path from Guildford Road to the station, and the area surrounding the football pitch on Connaught Park.

Undergrowth and tree branches that were, or were likley to, impede the use of paths were cut back and huge quantities of litter collected.  This was mostly drink cans, bottles and paper, but also many other items that should have been taken to the tip, such as electrical equipment, old toys, furniture and building materials. There was even a Gateway supermarket trolly (how many readers recall just how long ago it was that our supermarket was called Gateway?).

A few of our volunteers who were on their way to the Connaught Park area.

It was amazing how much we cleared in just over 2 hours. At the end all the rubbish was left in front of the Parish Hall to be collected by Amey on behalf of the local council.

The village is a much nicer place thanks to everyone’s efforts.

The clear up was organised by Nick and Andy on behalf of The Bagshot Society with financial support from Surrey Heath Borough Council using funds allocated by central government (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) specifically for community clean-ups.

The tools, etc, remain ours for future use.  Already community-minded people are asking when the next clean-up will be and suggesting areas to be addressed.

What do you think of McCarthy & Stone’s latest proposals for Jack’s site?

A further presentation of information takes place on Sat 1st June from 10am – 2pm in the Church Centre behind St Anne’s Church.

Earlier in the year McCarthy & Stone held a ‘consultation’ at which they displayed their proposals for a retirement and care home development on the site of Jack’s fish & chips.  They also submitted a planning application to the council.  There were many objections to the proposals.

They have now announced this further ‘information day’ to present revised plans which they describe as a “less bulky design that more closeley reflects the character of the local area”.  You are invited to view this and to make your comments known.

Comments should be made to McCathy & Stone.  Your views may also be made known to The Bagshot Society who have a composite list of comments at Once they submit revised plans to the council you will be able to make your views known to them.

Village Spring Clean tidy-up.

Please help on Saturday 25 May with a village clean-up. We meet at 10am in the car park behind the coop. Tools, etc, will be provided. Organised by The Bagshot Society to make our village even better. Further details to follow, but please put the date in your diary.

Handel’s Messiah comes to Bagshot

The Merry Opera Company perform a dramatic staging by John Ramster of Handel’s famous Messiah in St Anne’s Church on Sunday 5th May at 6pm.

In this dramatisation of Handel’s Messiah, twelve strangers seek spiritual comfort in their struggle to understand the world. Singing together in a church, they inspire each other to pick up the ragged ends of their faith and look to the future with hope.

Birth, Death, Resurrection.

Tickets £12 (£10 children) available from St Anne’s Church (phone 01276 850576) and on the door.

Messiah poster

Interfaith Dialogue

For the third in Bagshot Society’s Interfaith Dialogues our guest was Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain MBE in conversation with Bagshot’s Vicar, Rev Andreas Sistig.

Rabbi Romain is from the Maidenhead synagogue and is a speaker and writer of repute. You can read about him on Wikipedia

The evening was both entertaining and informative and enjoyed by a large audience.

Suggest a name for the Churchill development on the A30

£100 prize is offered in a competition launched by Churchill Retirement Living for local people to name its new retirement development in Bagshot.  This is the one currently being built on London Road on the village side of Sunrise – not the proposal to build on the Jack’s site.

The development is of 25 one and two bedroom apartments. The name must end in ‘Lodge’.

The competition closing date is 28th February 2019.  To enter send your suggested name and the reason for it along with your name, address and phone number to: Laura Worley, Bagshot Naming Competition, FREEPOST, CHURCHILL RETIREMENT LIVING, or by email to by 28th February 2019. If more than one person suggests the winning name, the winner will be drawn from a hat. The chosen name is subject to approval by the Local Authority.


Save a Life using a defibrillator.

This event has now taken place.

You have probably seen the defibrillator on the wall outside the Village Cafe (or the one in the library).  Now find out how easy it is to use.

Free training in Bagshot Library Thursday 14 Feb.  Drop in any time between 1 & 3pm.

The instruction will be given by a qualified St John’s Ambulance trainer.

All are welcome. Free. You do not need to be a library member..
We look forward to seeing you.

Chapel Lane : 44 houses proposal.

If you were unable to attend CALA Home’s consultation then the posters  they displayed can be seen by downloading this link (a PDF document held on Google Drive) and emailing your comments to

The comments made by many people include that the proposals are for more houses than had been proposed in the previous, abandoned, applications; that the presumption is that all traffic will flow both ways along Chapel Lane posing a safety risk to pedestrians; and that the on-site and on-street parking is inadequate to meet the realistic needs of the development.