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).

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

Village Clean-up

Saturday 29 is the planned 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.

Air Ambulance

The local Air Ambulance is the subject of a talk on Thursday 19th March at the Brook Church.  As usual doors open at 7pm when refreshents will be available, and the talk starts at 7:30.
Please note that this is a Thursday, not a Wednesday as has usually been our practice in the past.  This is in recognition of the fact that not all members can make a Wednesday


The talk that had been considered for  Thursday 13th February has been postponed.

Consultation

The annual Prudential RideLondon cycle event goes through parts of Surrey (though not near us). Surrey County Council are seeking resident’s views before deciding whether to allow this from 2021. Share your views at surreycc.gov.uk/PRLSurrey or phone 03456 009 009 for a printed copy of the questionnaire.


Recent events

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.

On 20 November 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. 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 removed several sacks of litter from the environment.

Our AGM was held on 18 September. The revised constitution (details here) was approved and three new members were elected to the committee. The AGM business was followed by cheese and wine.

On 27 June 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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