Tonight (Wed 24th) Interfaith Dialogue


For the third in Bagshot Society’s Interfaith Dialogues our guest is Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain MBE who will be in conversation with Bagshot’s Vicar, Rev Andreas Sistig.

Rabbi Romain is from the Maidenhead synagogue and is a speaker and writer of repute. You can read about him on Wikipedia

All are welcome.   Starts at 7:30 with refreshments available from 7.

The venue is St Anne’s Church Centre (behind and to the left of the church), 45 Church Road, Bagshot GU19 5EQ

Free to members of Bagshot Society (join for £5 per year per household) or £2 for non-members.

Woodside Cottage – Planning application for 44 dwellings has now been submitted.

The planning application has now been submitted to Surrey Heath Borough Council by Cala Homes, to build 44 dwellings with 94 parking spaces at Woodside Cottage, Chapel Lane. This proposed development is causing great concern throughout the village for a variety of reasons and so a group are working very hard to get this halted or at least, significantly modified. …….. but they need the help of the whole village …..the more people who make their feelings known to SHBC – the better

The planning application number at SHBC is   19/0235 Woodside Cottage Chapel Lane GU19 5DE

Please follow this link from the Bagshot Society, to find out what is exactly planned, where you can find more information and what you can do to object (or otherwise)  

Facebook Chapel Lane Action Group

To see the Cala Homes  brochure, which was available at their presentation – follow this link,-surrey/exhibition-boards-final_s.pdf?la=en

Bagshot Events – Police Neighbourhood Meeting

Many of us in Bagshot, are getting more and more concerned about the increasing levels of crime in the village, in particular theft on all levels. Bagshot Events have therefore organised a meeting with Surrey Heath Borough Police Commander, Bob Darken and other police representatives on Tuesday 16th April – 7.30pm in the Parish Rooms behind St Anne’s Church. Please come along and voice your concerns and hopefully we can get some answers as to what we can do as a village to deter these criminals. All Bagshot residents are welcome. Kind regards Tina and Valeriecrime

Suggest a name for the Churchill development on the A30

£100 prize is offered in a competition launched by Churchill Retirement Living for local people to name its new retirement development in Bagshot.  This is the one currently being built on London Road on the village side of Sunrise – not the proposal to build on the Jack’s site.

The development is of 25 one and two bedroom apartments. The name must end in ‘Lodge’.

The competition closing date is 28th February 2019.  To enter send your suggested name and the reason for it along with your name, address and phone number to: Laura Worley, Bagshot Naming Competition, FREEPOST, CHURCHILL RETIREMENT LIVING, or by email to by 28th February 2019. If more than one person suggests the winning name, the winner will be drawn from a hat. The chosen name is subject to approval by the Local Authority.


Save a Life using a defibrillator.

This event has now taken place.

You have probably seen the defibrillator on the wall outside the Village Cafe (or the one in the library).  Now find out how easy it is to use.

Free training in Bagshot Library Thursday 14 Feb.  Drop in any time between 1 & 3pm.

The instruction will be given by a qualified St John’s Ambulance trainer.

All are welcome. Free. You do not need to be a library member..
We look forward to seeing you.

Chapel Lane : 44 houses proposal.

If you were unable to attend CALA Home’s consultation then the posters  they displayed can be seen by downloading this link (a PDF document held on Google Drive) and emailing your comments to

The comments made by many people include that the proposals are for more houses than had been proposed in the previous, abandoned, applications; that the presumption is that all traffic will flow both ways along Chapel Lane posing a safety risk to pedestrians; and that the on-site and on-street parking is inadequate to meet the realistic needs of the development.


The extra police consultaion is now over.


Surrey carried out a consultation on whether you would be prepared to pay an extra £2 a month in council tax for an additional 100 police officers in the county.
The survey closed at midnight on Monday 28 January 2019.

The Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro is asking the county’s residents to fill in a brief online survey on whether or not they would support a proposed £24 increase for the next financial year based on a Band D property.
The proposed rise would mean doubling the number of officers in our dedicated neighbourhood teams which support area policing teams across the county. It would also help Surrey Police invest in specialist officers to tackle serious organised crime gangs and drug dealers in our communities.

PCC David Munro said:

“I believe my proposal provides a real opportunity to help put more officers back into our communities which is what I believe the public of Surrey want to see.

“But I want as many residents as possible to let me know what they think before the survey closes on Monday night.

“We have had a fantastic response already and I want to thank all those who have taken part so far. If you haven’t had time to complete it yet – it only takes a couple of minutes to fill it in and will really help me make my decision on this year’s precept.”

One of the PCC’s key responsibilities is to set the overall budget for Surrey Police including determining the level of council tax raised for policing in the county known as the precept.

In December, the Home Office gave PCCs across the country the flexibility to increase the policing element of a Band D Council Tax bill by up to £2 a month – the equivalent of around 10% across all bands. In Surrey, every 1% rise in the police precept equates to around £1m in additional income.

To read more about the PCC’s proposal and the reasons for it – click here:

The text of this post has been copied from a recent Neighbourhood Watch communication.

Update: Ask your Councillors your questions.


The Bagshot Society would like to thank everyone who attended the Meet the Councillors event organised by the Society on 23 January. The event was well attended and many questions were asked by residents who are passionate about issues concerning our village. Questions were raised about suitability of proposed developments, including Woodside Cottage in Chapel Lane , the retirement ‘village’ on the site of Jack’s fish and chip restaurant, air pollution from traffic and the possible closures of our Sure Start Centre and community recycling centre.

Thanks go to councellors Mike Goodman, Valerie White, Katia Malcus Cooper, Ruth Hutchinson, Colin Manley and Ursula Trentham for attending and answering questions. We appreciate that the councillors are busy and are grateful to them for giving up an evening to be prepared to face potentially difficult questions. Without their support this event would not be possible.


Bagshot Society’s annual “Meet the Councillors” is your opportunity to ask the questions you want answers to.  Wednesday 23 January in St Anne’s Church Centre, 45 Church Road, Bagshot GU19 5EQ (the Centre is behind and to the left of the church).

Q&A starts at 7.30 pm. Refreshments available from 7.

To ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to have their question put to the councillors, questions should be tabled in writing at the start of, or during, the meeting. The chair will then ensure that nobody gets to ‘hog’ the meeting with their pet topic.

All are welcome. Bagshot Society members free, non-members £2.
We look forward to seeing you.

Carols in the Chapel Friday 21st December 6.30pm

chapel night 2

We are pleased to announce that Bagshot Chapel will be opened for Carols and Readings on  Friday 21st December at 6.30pm. Rev Andreas Sistig has once again kindly agreed to coordinate the service with Valerie, Tina and John. The Chapel is very small and not so warm, so get well wrapped up and come early if you need a seat. We do have a gazebo outside for the overspill!  There will be mulled wine (or juice) and mince pies at the end and maybe the odd the chocolate! Everyone is welcome! Bagshot Chapel is located in the cemetery, which can be accessed by Bagshot Infant School in School Lane.

Christmas Messages and Wishes around the Bagshot Tree


A message from Fairy Nuff – the Bagshot Christmas Fairy!

You may have noticed the tags being put on the fence around the Bagshot Christmas tree. These are Christmas messages and wishes from the schools and various groups around the village – young and not so young! It is still a work in progress, so you too can add a message or a wish. You can pick up a blank wish card from Bagshot Library. Once you have written (or drawn) your message, leave it back there so it can be picked up by one of my helpers.  The opening hours for the library are below.

The wish cards will also be available on Saturday at the short service by the tree at 5pm, which takes place after the Christmas Street Fayre. Christmas songs and Carols will be sung and the tree blessed and lit for the first time.

Everyone is welcome to write a message or make a wish – it really is a wonderful thing to do …..and of course everyone is welcome to come and sing around the tree on Saturday.

Love – Joy – Peace – Hope – Believe.

Christmas Blessings

Fairy Nuff xxx

Opening Hours: Bagshot Village Community Library

Monday ➜ 2pm – 5pm

Tuesday ➜ 2pm – 5pm

Wednesday ➜ 2pm – 5pm

Thursday ➜ 10am – 1pm

Friday ➜ 2pm – 5pm

Saturday ➜ 10am – 1pm

Sunday ➜ Closed