Bagshot Society

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The future of the village is important and working for this should involve as many people as possible.

As a member of the Bagshot Society you will meet the people involved working for the future of the village, be kept informed of what is happening, be able have your say and, if you wish, find out how you can become involved.

We want as many people in the village to become involved in its future and would like you to join us.

The Society organises a programme of varied and interesting talks, and social events which are open to all (you do not have to be a member).

We were disappointed that the ‘live’ air ambulance talk had to be cancelled at short notice last March due to Covid. At that time we all expected the problems to be over by the autumn and so we decided that it would be preferable to wait until we can resume meetings in person rather than try to use technology which we recognise is not available to all our members. However with no assurance that we will be able to hold meetings any time soon with the numbers of participants that we would expect we are now holding ‘virtual’ meetings.

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Covid-19

Bagshot Society will not be holding any public meetings until it is safe for our members to attend.

Our first ‘virtual’ presenation was judged a success and further meetings will ber held via the Internet.

Your committee now hold ‘virtual’ meetings using the Internet.  
We continue to look at all planning applications for Bagshot and respond to SHBC where appropriate.

We have posted on this site material that you may find useful:

  • Tips and Ideas to help through lockdown. This includes links to online sources including www.whatsonstage.com which is regularly updated with the latest theatre entertainment available free online.
  • Video calls and virtual meetings which includes some notes on using this technology whether to talk to relatives or to ‘attend’ a meeting or service. It is not written for tekkies and features advice such as not having your phone on your lap looking up your nose, or distracting content behind you.

Our programme details are emailed to members, can be seen in the calendar on this site and the ‘upcoming events‘ on this site’s home page.  As the event approaches, details are also posted on facebook, twitter and the site’s blog, as well as posters in the village (look out for our own notice board outside Herbies).

Your involvement with the Bagshot Society can be as little or as much as you want, from supporting the Society by being a member and thus adding weight to the contributions we make, through volunteering with specific activities, to joining the committee.

The purposes of the Bagshot Society are:

  • Coordination between activities or groups in Bagshot
  • Stimulate interest and involvement in village affairs, being a focus for debate and campaigns on things affecting the village
  • Liaison with local government and agencies
  • Maintain the heritage of the village
  • Planning issues

Forthcoming events

We hope to be able to hold a ‘virtual’ meeting in May

Recent events

We held our first ‘virtual’ meeting on 20th January 2021.  This was a presentation by, and about, the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust – the charity who operate our local air ambulance service. The informative talk was well ‘attended’.  

Our Annual General Meeting  was held via the Internet on Wed 16 September 2020.

The village clean up Litter Pick on Saturday 29 February was somewhat hampered by damp weather but none the less cleaned up several areas of the village.

Our annual “Meet the Councillors” Q&A session was held on Wednesday 22 January 2020.  The meeting was well attended and productive.

On 20 November 2019 local historian and author Phil Stevens gave a very informative illustrated talk about Baghsot’s History.

We welcomed Fr Alexis from Brookwood’s St Edward Brotherhood on 23 October 2019. He gave a fascinating and amusing talk about the Orthodox Christian religion, the role of icons, and the establishment of the Saint Edward Brotherhood.

Our second village community clean-up on Saturday 28 September 2019 removed several sacks of litter from the environment.

On 27 June 2019 we had an interesting and informative talk by Cllr Vivienne Chapman (portfolio holder for Environment and Health on Surrey Heath Borough Council) about Recycling & Waste.



You can join The Bagshot Society at any of our meetings, or by requesting a membership form by emailing the address below.
email: bagshotsociety@bagshotvillage.com


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