Village Clean-up

Saturday 29 February is the date for our next Village Clean-up with the intention of doing those areas that were inaccessible last summer due to undergrowth.  Meet at 10am in the car park behind the Coop.

Further details will be published on the Bagshot Society page.

Meet your Councillors

… and get answers to the questions that concern you.

Our annual “Meet the Councillors” Q&A session was held on Wednesday 22 January. The meeting was well attended and productive.

A fuller report will be published in the near future.


Orthodox Hotchpoch

Did you know that there is an Orthodox Christian  monastery just down the road at Brookwood?

The Saint Edward Brotherhood is a small monastic community established in 1982. Their church is the resting place of the relics of Saint Edward the Martyr – murdered King of England.

The Bagshot Society welcomed Fr Alexis from the Brotherhood to talk about, and answer questions on, the Orthodox Faith, the role of icons, and the Saint Edward Brotherhood on Wed 23rd October.  His informative and amusing talk was well received by a large aufdience.

Village community clean-up

Village community clean-up 2

Saturday 28 September

Our second community clean-up repeated the success of the first, even though not as many people attended.

We concentated on roads and paths, and also School Lane field, ending up with many bags of litter taken out of the environment.

A big ‘thank you’ to all who participated.

Organised by The Bagshot Society to make our village an even better place.

Bagshot Society AGM

The AGM was held on Wednesday 18 September in the Brook Church.  The revised constitution was approved and three new members were elected to the committee.  The AGM business was followed by cheese and wine.

Details of the Bagshot Society can be found here.


Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days provide an opportunity to see places that are not normally readily accessible.  This year the places that are open include St Tarcisius First World War Memorial Church, Bagshot Chapel, and a twilight  graveyard tour at St Perter’s Frimley, plus several talks.

See the brochure  Surrey Heath Heritage Open Days 2019 for details, dates and opening times.

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.