COVID 19 – Support in Bagshot – Update

Bagshot Together is a partnership between Bagshot Care, local churches, our supermarkets and a team of community volunteers. We are continuing to manage any new or on-going requests for help by residents “shielding” or in quarantine who do not have neighbours, friends or family who can provide them with support and assistance.

Bagshot Care is handling telephone requests. You can telephone any weekday between 10 am and Noon on 07973 560216.  You can leave a voicemail message if you call at any other time, and it will be picked up at 10 am on the next weekday.

Please note: Bagshot Together is not looking for additional volunteers at the moment.

Grand Opening at Bagshot retirement development

Churchill Retirement Living’s Wessex Lodge in Bagshot will open its doors to the public for a socially distanced Grand Opening event on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October.

Interested visitors can now book a slot for the opportunity to take a tour of the Show Complex with up to two friends or family members, whilst enjoying a glass of Prosecco. A range of measures will be in place to keep everyone safe during the event. The Churchill team will be on hand to answer any questions visitors may have, and full information packs will also be available to take away.

Anne Scherrer, Regional Marketing Manager for Churchill Retirement Living, said: “With the Show Complex at Wessex Lodge now officially open, interested purchasers can see for themselves the layout and design of the apartments as well as the attention to detail and high quality they can expect from Churchill.

“After months of lockdown we know that many people will be thinking about the future for themselves and their families. The Churchill lifestyle offers security, peace of mind and independent living for our Owners, along with making new friends and being part of a new community. I’d encourage anyone who wants to find out more to come and see us now to avoid missing out.”

Wessex Lodge, which is located on London Road near the heart of town, is a collection of 25 one and two bedroom purpose built retirement apartments. The apartments boast spacious rooms throughout, which have been considerately designed with the over 60s in mind. The fully fitted, stylish kitchens include a built in fridge and freezer, hob and an oven, which are located at an easy-reach height. All of the properties benefit from subtle touches like easy-turn lever taps in both the kitchen and bathroom and illuminated light switches for added convenience. Owners also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted video entry system and a 24 hour emergency call system.

To ensure visitors’ safety, all viewings are strictly by appointment only. For further information about the event or the apartments available at Wessex Lodge,call 01276 819 485, or go to


About Churchill Retirement Living:

Churchill Retirement Living specialises in developing purpose built apartments designed specifically to meet the needs of older people, enabling them to enjoy an active, independent and sociable lifestyle in their retirement. Its self-contained apartments are provided for sale within a single block, and sold with a lease containing an age restriction which ensures that only people of 60 years or over, or those over this age with a partner of at least 55, can live in them.

With over 160 developments located throughout the country, Churchill Retirement Living is an award-winning, family run British company, voted WhatHouse? Awards ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ in 2016, and ‘Best Medium Housebuilder’ in 2019.  The Company has also received the maximum five-star rating in the independent HBF Customer Satisfaction Survey four times in a row, and was ranked 3rd in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2020.

Windlesham Parish Hub – Questionnaire

Windlesham Parish Council is now progressing plans to construct a community hub in Lightwater, to service the whole parish. This has been one of the Council’s approved projects since 2013 and circumstances are now favourable for taking this forward.

The proposed location for this hub is on the Lightwater recreation ground behind All Saints Church.  It will replace the old pavilion and storage buildings which are now derelict and require demolition, include the refurbishment of the children’s play area, which is in need of attention, and also enhance the security to prevent vandalism and unauthorised access to the recreation field.

Before proceeding with the proposed hub, WPC would like to hear your views and would appreciate you completing following questionnaire:

Coronavirus Emergency – Bagshot Care

During the period of lockdown, as the UK and wider world struggled to control the spread of the highly infectious Coronavirus, voluntary community agencies and local churches, with the support of Surrey Heath Borough Council, set up Surrey Heath Prepared (SHP), to offer assistance and support to residents who were self-isolating.  Many local residents stepped forward to volunteer in this endeavour.

Now that the infection rate has fallen and the period of enforced lockdown is coming to an end, support to residents within Surrey Heath is changing. The borough wide effort managed by SHP finished on 30th June 2020.  In Bagshot, we want to continue to support our community while the need still exists.  From 1st July, Bagshot Care working in partnership with local churches and a team of community volunteers, will manage any new or on-going requests for help by residents shielding or in quarantine who do not have neighbours, friends or family who can provide them with support and assistance.

If you live in Bagshot and need help because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, please call Bagshot Care any weekday between 10 am and noon on 07973 560216.   You may leave a voicemail message if you call at any other time, and it will be picked up at 10 am on the next weekday.

Scrubs for Frimley Park Hospital

Frimley Park Hospital needs a batch of scrubs in the specific sizes. We are working with other groups to co-ordinate making these and have been able to source the right material that will be able to go through the hospital’s high temperature laundry. We are raising money to pay for the fabric, threads and other items to make this batch of scrubs. If you would like to support this project, you can donate here:

We are also looking for some more dressmakers to help with the effort. You’ll need to be a confident dressmaker with an overlocking machine. If you are able to help please email with the subject line “Scrubs”.

Coronavirus – Support in Bagshot


This communication is being sent to all residents of Bagshot and is supported by St Anne’s Church, Christ the King Catholic Church, Bagshot Methodist Church, Bagshot Care and Waitrose.

While this national emergency on the spread and infection of the coronavirus exists in the UK and wider world, voluntary community agencies, along with the various Churches, within the Camberley and Bagshot areas, are setting up a central number to offer assistance and support to residents who are self-isolating at this time.

We hope that, where possible, neighbours, friends and family are providing the support and assistance to anyone that has to self-isolate. However, we realise that for some of our community who do not have a local network, self-isolation means just that. It is for this reason that our local volunteer and church groups have organised to provide support for vulnerable members of our community.

For anyone who is requiring support while self-isolating such as shopping, picking up medication, essential transport or just someone to talk to then please contact 01276 66798.
The line is open between 9-5 every day 7 days a week.

Bagshot Village Response to COVID-19

We are pulling together a coordinated response for Bagshot Village to the emerging COVID-19/Corona Virus situation. Our particular focus is to support potentially vulnerable residents, especially older people.
If you already volunteer with Bagshot Care or a local church then they will be in contact soon. Otherwise, if you want to volunteer your time please contact Bagshot Care ( They will collect your information and direct volunteers to the appropriate roles and organisations.
We are developing our plans but roles are likely to include receiving requests for help, delivering essential supplies, essential transport, telephone chats, etc
If your organisation would like to help with the co-ordinated response in Bagshot, please contact Stefan Nahajski via Messenger or email (
We are, or will be, liaising with the Parish Council, local supermarkets, GP surgery and Borough Council.
We are communicating with neighbouring villages to share ideas and support.


The Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in the churchyard will follow this service and take place at 11am. There will be a two-minute silence and the names of the fallen will be read out and wreaths will be laid at the foot of the Memorial. Following these ceremonies you are welcome to join us for refreshments in the Church Centre.

Older people across Rushmoor and Surrey Heath set to benefit from new community grant

bluebirdcareA popular homecare provider based in Camberley is giving away its first ever community grant – a sum of money that could benefit one local group working with older people.

Bluebird Care Rushmoor & Surrey Heath is making available £250 to one community group or project that works with older people within the local area. The group that can best demonstrate a need for additional support will be allocated the funds. The company is particularly interested in groups working in the field of dementia and mental health for older people.

Katerina Papamichalaki, Director of Bluebird Care Rushmoor & Surrey Heath, said,

“As well as providing care and companionship services to people living in their own homes, Bluebird Care is passionate about supporting community projects and initiatives.

“So many neighbourhoods thrive because of volunteers who work tirelessly to run community groups, host events and provide services that benefit others. Much of this work involves supporting older people who, without regular coffee mornings, day-trips or lunch clubs, would be left isolated at home.”

“Bluebird Care Rushmoor & Surrey Heath offers a realistic alternative to residential care by allowing people to stay in their own homes with care and support. The care assistants’ work can involve one or more short visits a day in order to help with the everyday tasks of life. However, the service doesn’t stop there because longer duration visits are also available, including overnight help and live-in care.”

Katerina added:

“The Bluebird Care Community Grant will also come with support and advice. We want to work with a local project that gives older people an opportunity to try something new and that will add benefit to their lives.

“Examples of the type of projects we are looking for could include gardening, leisure, recreational, help with day trips or musical activities.”

The closing date for applications is Friday 14st June 2019. For more details or to request an application form, please email michaelautonconsultancy@gmail.comor telephone Michael Auton on 07862 253514. Copies of the application form can also be picked up from the Bluebird Care office in Camberley. The address is 24 St George’s Court, St George’s Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3QZ.

For more details about Bluebird Care Rushmoor & Surrey Heath visit:


Hypnotherapy – New complementary therapist in Bagshot

When new businesses or organisations come to Bagshot we offer them a chance to introduce themselves.

“Andrew Major has joined the team at the Integral Life Centre in central Bagshot, offering Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, helping clients address mental and emotional struggles as well as physical ones. Andrew has helped many people reduce anxiety, lift their mood, improve sleep, overcome fears, find motivation for weight management, gain confidence and much more.

Andrew practices Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which is a modern and effective technique, based on the latest research from neuroscience. Combining psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy, it doesn’t involve analysing past problems or their cause but focuses the preferred future. A collaborative process which supports clients in taking small steps forwards whilst developing a more positive outlook on life and reducing anxiety. Hypnosis consolidates sessions helping the mind relax and focus on thoughts and suggestions that are useful for therapeutic change at a subconscious level. A very pleasant and relaxing experience.

Andrew has a passion for helping people and understands how hard it can be to make changes without support. He uses his knowledge about the human mind to pass on skills to others, helping them take control and gradually feel better.

Having trained with the prestigious Clifton practice, Andrew was also awarded the prestigious Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), considered to be the ‘gold standard’ hypnotherapy qualification. He continues to update his skills regularly and is committed to the highest standards.

Andrew is looking forward to welcoming new clients to his practice at the Integral Life Centre in Bagshot and appointments are available in the daytime or evenings. For more information please contact Andrew for a chat in confidence on 07464 682 389 or visit his website