Update: Community Forum: Bagshot Traffic Congestion, Chapel Lane Development Proposal


The Community Forum on the 15t January was well attended, filling the Three Mariners’ function room.

Concerns were raised on many issues including (in no particular order)

  • Traffic congestion tailing back from the “Waitrose” traffic lights along the A30 and through the High Street
  • Through traffic using Bagshot as a short-cut
  • High levels of air pollution due to traffic
  • Excessive speeds on Whitmore Road, Guildford Road and the High Street (when not congested).
  • The prospect of a further planning application to build a large number of houses off the narrow Chapel Lane and the effect this would have would have on
    • traffic,
    • the environment and amenity,
    • the safety of children at the near-by Infants School,
    • surface water including run-off attributed to the Waterers Way estate.
  • High density housing and rest-home developments with inadequate parking
  • The erosion of available on-street parking

It was suggested that residents should keep their concerns in the forefront of the attention of the relevant council officials and elected representatives by email to their “official” email accounts, as well as submitting formal responses to planning applications.
For maximum effect this should be both individually and through the Bagshot Society.

Attendees were invited to give their email addresses to the Bagshot Society in order that they can be kept abreast of emerging issues and the relevant officials to whom concerns should be expressed.

If you wish to be added to this list of people please email bagshotsociety@bagshotvillage.com to say so. Your details will not be used for any other purpose.



Bagshot Society invites residents interested in coming along to the Function Room (Back bar) of The Mariners’ Tuesday 15th January 2019 7pm for 7.30 pm to discuss ideas of improving through traffic, helping to deal with congestion and address concerns of pollution levels in the centre of our village.

Also inviting residents concerned about proposed development off Chapel Lane of 44 houses by CALA homes.

What can we as villagers do together about these issues ? Come to our community forum and help to come to some conclusions on these pressing issues.

Paul Hutchinson Vice Chair, Bagshot Society
Any enquiries 01276 489991 (home)

Bagshot Square Consultation

The Square, Bagshot
Proposed village centre enhancement

In 2017 Surrey County Council consulted the public about a number of options for improving the centre of Bagshot village.

Proposals to improve the area where the memorial is situated in the centre of the village proved to be the most popular option.

Different ways of creating an attractive shared community space giving more of a focal point to the village centre have therefore been considered. These all involve closing the small area of road.

Working together with the Parish Council a preferred option has now been identified. This is detailed in this consultation along with the other options considered.

The consultation closes on 13th Jan 2019.   You can find more information and complete the survey at the Surrey County Council SurreySays website.



“Christingle is one of the really lovely services of the Christmas season.  During the informal service we’ll make Christingles (oranges decorated with sweets and fruit, a ribbon and a candle) and find out what these symbolise, as well as enjoying some carols and prayers together. All ages welcome”

Recycling Centre – consultation

Surrey County Council is considering closing the Swift Lane recycling centre in Bagshot.  The consultation is open until 4th Jan 2019.  You can give your feedback on this consultation via the Surrey Says website.

WWI Remembered – Surrey Heath Museum

War Memorial Poster small

A series of exhibitions and events being run by Surrey Heath Museum to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Halloween Treasure Hunt

PUMPKINThere were 35 numbered pumpkins hidden in the windows on the High St 31 Oct 4-8pm.   All completed forms went into a draw to win a prize
1st place is a kids bike donated from Spokes
2nd place is £50 meal at Miller & Carter
3rd place is a £40 bar tab at the Kings Arms

Help with winter heating bills

Once again residents of Windlesham, Bagshot and Lightwater are invited to apply for grants towards the cost of their winter heating bills from the Poors Allotments charity. The grants are usually made around Christmas time and only people who have lived in the three villages for two years or more are eligible to apply.

Application forms are available in the Post Offices in Bagshot and Lightwater, and from the chemist’s in Windlesham, or from the clerk to the trustees, Mrs Carol Robson, 4 James Butler Almshouses, Swift Lane, Bagshot, GU19 5NH.  The closing date for applications is November 15 2018.

Summer Holiday Club

2018 St Annes Holiday ClubSt. Anne’s Church invites you to their Summer Holiday Club.  3 mornings of FUN, games, art, craft, Bible stories and lots more, for Year R to Year 6.  30th July – 1st Aug 9.30-12.00

To book – please fill in the registration form and place it, with payment (£4 per day),* into an envelope marked “St. Anne’s Holiday Club” and return it to the school or church office (45 Church Road, Bagshot GU19 5EQ).

For further information please contact Andreas Sistig (vicar) on 07595 542143 or vicar@saintannebagshot.org.uk

* St Annes don’t want anyone to miss out because the cost is a problem. If you are in financial need, please speak to or email Andreas and send in the form without payment.

Bagshot Big Bash – Tombola Prizes

Keeping Bagshot on the move!

Every once in a while we try to bring you a bit more information about a Bagshot business or organisation.  Today its Bridgeview Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.

Bridgeview Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic provide a vital service within our community.  Nestled between the GP surgery and day centre, in the heart of the village, the team are known not only for their professional experience, but friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Treating a range of conditions, including; muscle and ligament sprains & strains, back and neck pain, sciatica, adolescent growing pains, tendinitis, sports injuries and post-operative rehabilitation, Bridgeview focus on a personalised service for old and young, active and the not so active!

If you’re thinking of taking up new hobbies and sports, Bridgeview can support you by providing advice and assessment of pre-existing conditions and avoiding common injuries linked to specific activities and exercises.

Why not take advantage of the £10 joining fee and £10 off each session for the following 6 months offer? Pop in to Bridgeview today, call 01276 472040 or visit http://www.bridgeviewphysio.co.uk for more info.