Interactive Young Citizen programme for Surrey Heath schoolchildren

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce,

Year 7 students from across Surrey Heath will learn how to deal with real-life situations by taking part in the Young Citizen programme this week (November 22-24, 2017).

The course aims to help young people broaden their social responsibility skills and lead safe, healthy lives.

Through a range of interactive sessions, students will explore themes such as first aid, alcohol awareness, personal safety, peer pressure, as well as internet safety and how they can report a crime anonymously.

Over 400 students from Kings International College and Collingwood College will be involved in the practical sessions delivered by qualified professionals.

Among those hosting the workshops are: Solomon Theatre Company, Surrey Police, St John Ambulance, Counter Terrorism Policing – Prevent and Surrey Crimestoppers.

Students will watch a play by the Solomon Theatre Company entitled ‘Last Orders’, acted out by young people to highlight issues around alcohol abuse, peer pressure and its consequences.

Surrey Heath Borough Council Children’s Champion Cllr Josephine Hawkins said: “Young Citizen is a brilliantly effective way of helping young people gain the knowledge and skills to lead safe, healthy lives.

“I’m sure the students involved this year will benefit hugely from this experience. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those agencies involved for their continued support.”

The course is organised and funded by the Safer Surrey Heath Partnership and the schools involved.

Surrey Heath Sports Awards 2017 Shortlists Announce

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce the shortlists for their 2017 Sports Awards.

The shortlists for the Surrey Heath Sports Awards 2017 have been revealed.

The awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise and reward talented local athletes, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs for their outstanding commitment and achievements in sport over the past 12 months.

Following a fantastic year of sport in Surrey Heath, dozens of nominations were received, up nearly a third on last year.

Organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council, the awards will celebrate the best in local sporting achievement with a special ceremony at Camberley Theatre on 23 October, where the winners will be announced.

This year’s shortlists for a range of individual, team and club awards are:

Camberley Theatre Young Sports Team of the Year

  • Camberley RFC U14 Squad
  • Chobham Cricket Club U11
  • Surrey Heath Wasps Netball Team

Eagle Radio Sports Team of the Year

  • Camberley & Farnborough Hockey Club Ladies 1st XI
  • Camberley Bowling Club
  • Chobham Community Rugby

Specsavers Sports Club of the Year

  • Bagshot Tennis Club
  • Windle Valley Runners
  • Chobham RFC

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Surrey Heath introduces Public Space Protection Order

Surrey Heath Borough Council has announced the introduction of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) – See HERE for Maps of the spaces covered.

Following public consultation, Surrey Heath Borough Council has implemented a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which will allow additional powers to address anti-social activities in the Borough’s parks and public spaces.

The PSPO came into force on 14 October 2017, and will help address a range of low level anti-social behaviour which is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of local people.

As a result of changes in national legislation, the Council held a consultation on proposals for new Public Spaces Protection Orders in late 2016, and again earlier this year.

The consultation looked at actions and behaviours such as begging in Camberley, the taking of psychoactive substances (formerly legal highs) and their impact upon health and behaviour, anti-social behaviour that can be caused through public drinking, and measures to encourage responsible dog ownership which include exclusions from children’s play areas and clearing up dog waste.

Councillor Vivienne Chapman, Portfolio Holder for Community said: “Surrey Heath is already a safe and environmentally friendly Borough, and we want to make it even safer.

“The introduction of Public Space Protection Orders is about improving the quality of life for people who live, work and visit Surrey Heath.

“It enables the Council and Police to discourage anti-social behaviour, and where necessary take appropriate action against people who continue to behave in an anti-social way.”

For more information on the PSPO, including maps of where it applies, visit

Follow Surrey Heath’s Facebook Live session on Economic Development and Finances

Surrey Heath Borough Council hosts a Facebook Live session on Wednesday 11th October, beginning at 7.0 pm and concluding at 8.0 pm, to which you can send questions, by email to, or direct to their Facebook page HERE.

In the latest of our innovative #TalkSurreyHeath sessions, Surrey Heath residents and business owners have the chance to ask Council officers and councillors about Financial and Economic Development issues in the Borough.

The planned panel in the fifth of our live streamed events on Wednesday 11 October consists of Leader of the Council, Cllr Moira Gibson, SHBC Chief Executive Karen Whelan, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Finance Cllr Richard Brooks, and Surrey Heath Executive Head of Finance Kelvin Menon.


During the event, broadcast via Facebook Live from the Council Chamber at Surrey Heath House, members of the public can follow the live video stream on the SHBC Facebook page ( – there is no need to have a Facebook account in order to view. If you’d like to watch the video of the hour-long session after the event it can be found on the same page.

Before and during the event, questions can be submitted via Facebook, Twitter, or email on

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise focus for Surrey Heath Business Breakfast

The Surrey Heath Business Breakfast provides business networking opportunities, with an exhibition area, followed by formal presentations. The focus of this morning’s Business Breakfast was The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

The Lord-Lieutenant for Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux, described the Award, suggesting businesses should consider applying. He was followed by presentations from two local recent recipients of the Award, Alison Lyons of Sesame Access Systems, and Richard Llewellyn of Benchmark Geophysical Consulting. Both were good. The one from Sesame, well, I just had to post their YouTube video of their product.


Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch now on Facebook

This message is sent via In The Know – Surrey and Sussex on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch, by Anne Bing (NHWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Surrey Heath).

Dear Surrey Heath Resident

You will be aware from the regular crime updates sent to you by Surrey Heath Police that crime, particularly house burglaries and damage to vehicles, has been on the increase over recent months in our borough.

Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch takes this very seriously and in an effort to improve cohesion and communication within our borough communities we have set up a Facebook group to provide a means for members to find out more about what is going on and also to respond where appropriate.

If you are interested in reducing crime and the fear of crime in Surrey Heath then why not join our Facebook group? Or better still why not join Neighbourhood Watch?

To find us, please search ‘Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch’ in the search bar and we are the GROUP, not the PAGE.


Kind regards,
Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch Support Group