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 Society Newsletter 69

Here’s issue 69 of the Bagshot Society newsletter.  If you have an elderly neighbour who doesn’t get a copy, you might like to print it for them.  Download Bagshot Society newsletter 69

Bagshot Society Newsletter Issue 68

bagshot_society_webIssue 68 of the Bagshot Society newsletter is here with lots of current news, historical perspectives and personal stories.  Bagshot Society exists for the benefit of the whole Bagshot community, so you might consider supporting by joining at just £5 per household per year.

Bagshot Society Newsletter Issue 68

Meet the Councillors

The Bagshot Society presents MEET  THE  COUNCILLORS 2015 on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Brook Church, The Square, Bagshot, 7pm for 7.30pm.

This is YOUR chance to question the people who represent you on Parish, Borough and County councils.

Members free, non-members £1.  All villagers are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.   For more information please contact the Secretary on (07050) 10 66 49

Bagshot Society – Clinical Commissioning Group

 Bagshot Society

Clinical Commissioning Group

What changes in NHS  funding will mean for  YOU – explained by  Dr Andy Brooks



7pm for 7.30pm

BE_2014-10-23 – Clinical Commissioning Group Poster


Non-members welcome

New Committee for Bagshot Society

bagshot_society_webBagshot Society held their AGM last week and elected Mrs June Green as their new Chairman. Congratulations to June and the new committee. Bagshot Society are entering their 40th year in the village and are hoping to arrange events to mark the occasion during 2015.

Bagshot Society Newsletter 67

Here’s the latest edition of the Bagshot Society Newsletter with news about flights, plans, tank factories and much more.

Bagshot Society Newsletter 67

Bagshot’s First Water Supply

tap-waterWHILE Affinity Water digs its way along the A30 laying its new water main, spare a thought for Bagshot folk of yore who obtained their water either from wells or the watercourses which ran through the village.

Towards the end of 1874 the village was struck with several fatal cases of enteric fever. The Medical Officer of Health produced a report the following year showing that of 51 houses in the village, 44 had common privies (most of them “offensive”), seven had closets with trapped pans and cesspools, twelve houses had no drains, 11 drained into ditches, 28 drained into watercourses or cesspools which overflowed into them. Thirty five houses had no water, 16 had wells but the water in four wells was undrinkable, leaving 39 houses effectively without water.

Faced with forking out large sums of money on providing the village with clean water, the Windlesham vestry (precursor of the parish council) passed a resolution saying it was well known that any attempt at laying on a water supply to Bagshot would be very expensive indeed to the ratepayers “and benefit to none – the present water supply from the open stream being all that can be desired by the inhabitants.” (This could be the stream which flowed along the south side of the High Street and joined the Windle Brook at Bagshot Bridge.)

However improvements were carried out – the stream was cleaned and drains which ran into it were stopped up. But the Medical Officer of Health thought the water was still unfit for drinking. Although samples from above the village were fairly satisfactory, those from opposite the Institute (now Bagshot House) in the High Street and down by the Methodist chapel (near where Waverley Road is today) contained a large quantity of free ammonia and “putrescible matter.” Even if sewers were provided, the stream would still be liable to pollution from dung etc washed off the fields which lay behind the south side of the High Street.

The Windlesham vestry had the water tested for themselves by a professor of chemistry and lecturer on public health at Charing Cross Hospital. From three samples he reported it to be of good quality and uncontaminated with sewage matter to any appreciable extent – but he recommended that it should be filtered before drinking.

Salvation came in the shape of James Hodges, the civil engineer who built Penny Hill House (completed in 1851), who in July 1876 offered to provide a water supply at his own expense. A meeting was held the following October to decide the “most desirable situations” to erect water fountains for supplying the inhabitants with pure water. The proposed sites were opposite the Hero of Inkerman (site of the present Windlebrook pub), opposite Mr Finch’s coal merchants, opposite the post office and near Bagshot bridge. The water works were handed over to the parish authorities and thanks were expressed to Mr Hodges for saving the parish the considerable expense it would otherwise have incurred.
June Green, material derived from A History of Bagshot and Windlesham by Marie Eedle, Phillimore & Co, 1977