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Ward Boundaries in Waverley Consultation

A consultation on draft recommendations? for ward boundaries in Waverley has begun A consultation on draft recommendations? for ward boundaries in Waverley has begun consultation on draft recommendations? for ward boundaries in Waverley has begun.

Waverley Borough Council published their draft recommendations for new wards, ward boundaries, and ward names for Waverley Borough Council on 5th October 2021.  They are now inviting comments on those recommendations.  The consultation closes on 13 December 2021.

If you wish to comment, please follow this link:  https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/27237

For your information, the recommendation is that Thursley would join a ward with Churt, Frensham, Tilford and Dockenfield with two ward councillors.  

Increased Noise from Farnborough Airport 

 You may have noticed the rapid increase in noise from jets, helicopters and light aircraft following lockdown. It is a topic that is appearing regularly in local papers and social media (Farnham Rants, Nextdoor.com, etc). One of the reasons for this is new flightpaths into/out of Farnborough that came into effect during lockdown.

A local resident has attended the consultative meetings at Farnborough airport for the past two years and has put together a paper which explains what may happen next. The impact of the changes to air traffic are being reviewed in October.  It is important that people are aware of the review and how they can comment.

Farnborough Airport is currently operating at 30,000 movements a year and it wants to increase it. The airport has the potential to handle 100,000 movements that will make it about the 8th busiest airport in the UK.

If you would like to know more and would like to receive a copy of the paper which has been prepared, please let the Clerk know.

Surrey Police  Survey

Surrey Police are asking for local residents to take part in a short survey about engagement.  Could you spare ten minutes please to complete a short survey? Surrey Police want to make sure that you can get the right information from them when you want and need it, and that this information is put where you are most likely to see it. The survey is quick and easy to complete.  Any information you provide is anonymous. Click here to take part: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/1CFFOL/

Respect your Range

Please see link to a safety campaign the MOD / DIO are currently running to enhance the public’s awareness to the dangers of using the Military Training Areas when the Military are training.  It is a video which last a couple of minutes and is very informative. LINK

Co-option of Parish Councillor

Thursley Parish Council are pleased to advise that following a co-option process to fill the vacancy for a Parish Councillor following the retirement of Peter Hunter, Mr David Sellars has been appointed to the role.

New Water Main - Old Portsmouth Road and Boundless Road

South East Water are planning a scheme to install 1.1 kilometres of new water main within private land and along Old Portsmouth Road, Boundless Road and Bedford Lane, Thursley.  This scheme is necessary to improve the capacity of the network and ensure we can secure future tap water supplies to customers in the area.  They will be using traditional trenching techniques to install the new section of water main. Construction will be carried out in stages, with the road being returned to its original state upon completion of one section before the working area moves along to the next stage.

As a safety precaution for pedestrians, motorists and our contractor, a mixture of stop and go boards and temporary traffic lights will be used to enable motorists to use the road while work takes place.  Three-way lights will be in place at the junction of Boundless Road and Old Portsmouth Road and two-way lights will be in place once our project reaches the underpass in Boundless Road.

Construction is planned to start on 4 May and the project is expected to take approximately 22 weeks to complete but our workforce will work as hard as they can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.

Surrey Bridleway Modification Orders

Application to add width of 30 feet to the statement for bridleway 99 (Thursley) - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk)

Application to add width of 30 feet to the statement for bridleway 101 Thursley - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk)

Know  Exactly Where / what3words

Over 80% of services in the UK now use what3words. It may be particularly relevant for people who walk/cycle/ride on the Common to have the app in case of an accident or if they see a fire.  

The app is totally free to download and use and you can download it on iOS or Android.  Further details can be found here.

Parish Councillor Appointment

Please note that following the resignation of Sean Edwards, Michelle de Vries was appointed as a Parish Councillor at the Parish Council meeting which took place on 1st September 2020.

Thors Den Playground - Re-opening on 4th July 2020

We are delighted that we will be reopening our Playground on Saturday 4 July in line with the revised Government guidance.   However, to do this, we need to make the Playground a COVID-19 secure site. 

As a Parish Council, we must emphasise that the responsibility for ensuring that children can enjoy our Playground safely rests with the responsible adults that must accompany them at all times.  We are therefore introducing the following rules to take effect when the Playground reopens to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy our Playground safely:

Current Government health guidance must be followed at all times

Social distancing must be maintained at all times

Please observe the one way system and enter the Playground by the gate closest to the road, and leave by the gate closest to the Common

Only children of 12 and under are allowed on the playground equipment

A maximum of 8 children are allowed in the playground at any one time

All children using the Playground must be accompanied by no more than one responsible adult

All visitors must use hand sanitiser before entering the playground

We very much hope that you will enjoy using the Playground again, but we must emphasise that you do so AT YOUR OWN RISK.  We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and hope that we will be able to relax some of the new rules in due course.  However, should the situation deteriorate, or there is evidence of the rules not being adhered to, we will have to close the Playground again.

Preserve our Reserve - Thursley NNR Support Fund

On Saturday 30th May 2020 at 4:30pm a devastating fire broke out on the Thursley National Nature Reserve affecting 150 hectares.  Firefighters from  four counties fought the blaze over three days and nights.  Elstead and Thursley Parish Councils have joined together to launch the ‘Preserve Our Reserve’ campaign to raise funds both to help restore the Common to its beautiful best and to support longer-term projects so that everyone can enjoy the Common safely for many years to come.

Full details on how you can get involved are available on a dedicated page on this website.

UPDATE: 10th June 2020   The total amount raised after just one week is in excess of £30,000.  Thursley and Elstead Parish Councils, together with the many volunteers working behind the scenes, would just like to say a huge and genuinely heartfelt thank you to everyone who has donated.

South East Water

South East Water are asking that people understand and support them by saving water during the warm summer months.  Following the recent dry spell and hot weather South East Water has seen water use increase dramatically.  

Neighbourhood Watch Update - May 2020

Jackie Malton has been appointed as the new Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator for Thursley.   If you would like to receive updates and information from her, please email and request that you be added to the Neighbourhood Watch Communication list:  thursleynw@gmail.com  

Waverley Borough Council - Local Services

Waverley Borough Council have prepared a list of local businesses which are offering a range of convenient services, from takeaways to yoga classes, while people are staying at home.  Please support them during this time.  The link to the list is available here: https://www.waverley.gov.uk/StayHome

Hammer Pond Reinstatement Presentation

At the Parish Council meeting on 4th February 2020, a presentation took place to provide an update on the plans to reinstatement the Hammer Pond dam.  The presentation is available upon request.

Hammer Pond Restoration Newsletters

Newsletter 6

Newsletter 5

Newsletter 4

Newsletter 3

Newsletter 2

Newsletter 1

Thursley Welcome Pack

Parish Council Email Privacy Notice

When handling any personal information, Thursley Parish Council will take all necessary steps to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as modified by the General Data Protection Regulations 2018) and relevant subordinate legislation.  When you supply any personal information to us we will meet our legal obligations to you in the way that we deal with that information. 

In accordance with the Data Protection Principles we will collect personal information fairly and to let you know how we will use it and whether we will pass the information onto anyone else. We will comply with the Principles by ensuring that all personal information supplied to us is held securely, information will be held only as long as necessary for our services and we use up to date industry procedures to keep personal data as safe and secure as possible against loss, unauthorised disclosure or access.  

The only personal data we hold is collected when users elect to provide their name and email address to us.  This information will only be used for communicating with you in relation to a matter raised by you, for the communication of Parish Council business, or such information that we deem appropriate to pass on.

The Council will regard it as normal processing to share communications internally between staff and current Parish Councillor to ensure that any issue raised is properly dealt with.

We will not pass on any personal information you have given us to anyone else including agencies or third parties.  Specific personal information may be released where we are legally required to do so.

You may have your details added or removed from the Parish Council database at any time by contacting the Clerk on 01252 703201 or via email:  Thursley_pc@btinternet.com.

Please note that the Thursley Parish Council website contains links to other external websites and contacts.  This privacy policy only applies to Thursley Parish Council, so you should always take care when you are moving to another site.  Thursley Parish Council accepts no responsibility or liability for these sites.

Hankley Common Activity

The MOD 24 Hour Ops Room which covers the whole of the South East is  01420 483405.  This is the number which you should have no hesitation using if out and about on Hankley and you encounter anything suspicious or untoward.