The Surrey Heath Local Development Plan

The Camberley Society recently responded to the consultation by Surrey Heath Borough Council on their Draft Local Plan. It was a very large document with a lot of supporting paper, so the task was not at all easy.

The Borough have an unenviable task.

- On the one hand they must respond to Government demands for more housebuilding or they will lose local control over planning decisions that should be made locally giving developers a more or less free hand to do whatever they want.

- On the other hand the space for more housing development in Surrey Heath is very limited and development here is no longer a sustainable option. Surrey Heath have been forced to rely on neighbouring authorities to provide some of the required development.

CamFest in bags of help vote

camfest map

Camfest is in the customer vote for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like this grants of up to £4,000 - all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores. The public will vote in our local Tesco stores, including Sandhurst, from now to the end of June on who should receive the awards. Please support CamFest in your local Tesco by putting your tokens, which you get from the till, in the Tesco bin.

Guest speaker at AGM

 Camberley Theatre 3

The Camberley Society held its AGM on Tuesday 1st May at 7.15pm with a guest speaker, Ms Dawn Fielding, Nature Network Officer at the Surrey Wildlife Trust, who spoke on ‘Making our urban areas greener and our gardens more wildlife friendly’

Free bird boxes


Natural Surrey Heath was in Camberley Square (near House of Fraser and the Car Park) on Saturday 17th Feb  handing out 50 free bird boxes for small birds, to help you encourage more birds in your garden.