The winners of the Surrey Heath Sports Awards 2018

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce the winners of the Surrey Heath Sports Award 2018,

Surrey Heath’s sporting talent was celebrated at the Sports Awards 2018 with a special ceremony at Camberley Theatre. The awards recognise and reward talented local athletes, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs for their outstanding commitment and achievements in sport over the past 12 months.

Camberley Rugby Club – Club of the Year

More than 300 members of the local sporting community attended the awards on 15 October, alongside special guests including the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Dan Adams, and SHBC Chief Executive Karen Whelan.

Nominations were across a wide spectrum of sports including equestrian, inline puck hockey and pickleball. These were whittled down to a shortlist in each category before the winners were selected by the Surrey Heath Sports Council.

Winners:

  • Active Surrey Coach of the Year – Claire Murray, Heatherside Social Walking/Cycling
  • The Massage Company Sports Club of the Year – Camberley Rugby Club
  • Camberley Theatre Disability Sports Award – Yasmin Somers, Harlow Athletics Club
  • Highly Commended – Surrey Chargers (Mixed Ability Rugby)
  • Outstanding Service to Sport – Grant Simmons, Ravenscote Junior School
  • Legacy Sportswear Sports Personality of the Year – Samantha Taylor, GB Age Triathlete
  • National Tennis Association Sports Team of the Year – Camberley& Farnborough Hockey Club Ladies 2nd XI
  • Complete Coaching Young Sports Personality of the Year – Owen Heard, Camberley& District Athletics Club
  • Specsavers Young Sports Team of the Year – Bisley & Sandown Chase Pony Club Mounted Games Junior Team (Equestrian)
  • Robin Elsdon-Dew Award for Young Volunteer of the Year – Alivia Leahy, Liberty Gymnastics Club

Specsavers Surrey Youth Games Awards

  • Performance of the Games – Parami Aye
  • Coach of the Games – Mark Dodson (Football)
  • Young Ambassador of the Year – Dylan Wright
  • Most Supportive School – Crawley Ridge Junior School

Surrey Heath Sports Council member Cllr Charlotte Morley said: “Many congratulations to all the award winners, and everyone who was nominated this year.  It’s been a great year for Surrey Heath sport, with fantastic performances and participation rates from clubs at all levels. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of the coaches, volunteers and parents who dedicate so much of their time and effort. The awards are an excellent opportunity to recognise the achievements of all involved.”

Sports Personality of the Year, GB Age Triathlete Samantha Taylor, said: “I had a fantastic evening at the Surrey Heath Sports Awards and am honoured to have won Sports Personality of the Year. Thank you to everyone that has supported me to achieve so much – here’s to seeing what we can do next year, and who else I can inspire to be more active!”

To be eligible for the awards, you need to be a Surrey Heath resident, or play or be involved in sport in the Borough.  All the winners in the Surrey Heath Sports Awards are automatically entered into the Surrey Sports Awards.

Last year, two Surrey Heath winners – Bagshot Tennis Club (Club of the Year) and John Wickens (Outstanding Service to Sport – Bagshot Football Club) – went on to triumph at the county-wide event.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: Active Surrey, Camberley Theatre, Complete Coaching, Legacy Clothing, The Massage Company, National Tennis Association, Places for People, Specsavers and Surrey Playing Fields Association. www.surreyheath.gov.uk/shsa

Congratulations to all the winners.

Shortlist for the Surrey Heath Sports Awards 2018

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce the shortlist for the Surrey Heath Sports Awards 2018.

The awards 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 from the public for these wide-ranging awards. These were whittled down to a shortlist in each category before the winners were selected by the Surrey Heath Sports Council.

To be eligible for the awards, you need to be a Surrey Heath resident, or play or be involved in sport in the Borough.  Organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council, the awards celebrate the best in local sporting achievement with a special ceremony at Camberley Theatre on 15 October, where the winners will be announced. This year’s shortlists:

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

  • Ashley Tombs (AvalancheInline Hockey)
  • Pedro Lemos (FoxhillsClub & Resort – Golf)
  • Claire Murray (HeathersideSocial Walkers)

Robin Elsdon-Dew Award for Young Volunteer of the Year

  • Pheonix Govey-Gray (CamberleyJudo Club)
  • Mikayla Dodson (CamberleyTown Youth FC)
  • Alivia Leahy (Liberty Gymnastics)

Specsavers Young Sports Team of the Year

  • Camberley& Farnborough U14 Boys Hockey Team
  • Curley Park Rangers U9 Team (Football)
  • Bisley & Sandown Chase Pony Club Mounted Games Junior Team (Equestrian)

Complete Coaching Young Sports Personality of the Year

  • Lillie Tombs (AvalancheInline Hockey)
  • Victoria Usher (RushmoorSyncronised Swimming Club)
  • Owen Heard (Camberley& District Athletic Club)

National Tennis Association Sports Team of the Year

  • CamberleyRugby Club 1st XV
  • Camberley& Farnborough Hockey Club Ladies 2nd XI
  • Paul Hughes and Wendy Marks (Runnymede Royals Pickleball Club)

Legacy Sportswear Sports Personality of the Year

  • Charlotte Dannatt (Camberley& District Athletic Club)
  • Harry Dugmore (CamberleyRugby Club)
  • Samantha Taylor (FarnhamTriathlon Club)

Camberley Theatre Disability Sports Award

  • Yasmin Somers (Harlow Athletics Club)
  • Surrey Chargers (Mixed-Ability Rugby)

The Massage Company Sports Club of the Year

  • Fins Swimming Club
  • CamberleyJudo Club
  • CamberleyRugby Club

Outstanding Service to Sport

  • David Noble (LightwaterJuniors Badminton Club)
  • Gill Abraham (CamberleyCricket Club)
  • Geraldine Carter (CamberleyLawn Tennis Club)
  • Grant Simmons (RavenscoteJunior School)
  • Gareth Rise (CamberleyRugby Club)

Last year’s winners included rugby player Harry Dugmore as Sports Personality of the Year, Camberley & Farnborough Hockey Club Ladies 1st XI as Sports Team of the Year, and Chobham Cricket Club U11 as Young Sports Team of the Year.

All the winners in the Surrey Heath Sports Awards are automatically entered into the Surrey Sports Awards.  Last year, two Surrey Heath winners – Bagshot Tennis Club (Club of the Year) and John Wickens (Outstanding Service to Sport – Bagshot Football Club) – went on to triumph at the county-wide event.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: Active Surrey, Camberley Theatre, Complete Coaching, Legacy Clothing, The Massage Company, National Tennis Association, Places for People, Specsavers and Surrey Playing Fields Association. www.surreyheath.gov.uk/shsa

On street parking review 2018 proposals for Surrey Heath

Surrey County Council’s parking team has reviewed on-street parking in Surrey Heath. Their proposals are presented to the Surrey Heath Local Committee, who will decide on their adoption. Prior to the next committee meeting on Thursday, 4 October 2018 at 7.00 pm, venue to be announced, there’s a public consultation about the proposals which concludes on the 12th September. The review identified changes which would benefit road safety and reduce instances of obstruction and localised congestion.

The proposals can be viewed HERE, and your comments can be submitted online HERE.

I’m aware of many of the pressures in on street parking in the borough, obviously in Lightwater, but also in Bagshot. Councillors have been particularly vocal in most of the proposals, pressing for parking restrictions in Lorry Ridge, Bagshot, and Lightwater Road in Lightwater. Of all the maps in the review, I’ve selected one for Lightwater, which shows the Lightwater Road proposed restrictions, about which the parking team say,

From the roundabout junction with Guildford Road to the junction with Derwent Road, introduce double yellow lines on both sides of the street to maintain traffic flow and sightlines for through traffic, particularly on the bend in the vicinity of the Lakeview Care Home, which has resulted in a number of complaints from members of the public with regards to traffic flow and sightline obstruction. The long extent of the proposed double yellow lines is to manage displacement of these parked vehicles, to ensure that they do not simply move to another more hazardous part of Lightwater Road. The displacement of these vehicles will need to be monitored following installation of the restrictions.

Surrey Heath draft Local Plan frequently asked questions

I’ve written about Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Draft Local Plan, and how the consultation period on it expires on Monday 30th July 2018.

The draft local plan contains proposed planning policy changes from the current local. It’s therefore, in my estimation, important for ideas and concerns from residents to be submitted.

Yesterday evening I attended the consultation event at Lightwater Leisure Centre, at which there were paper copies of the draft plan for perusal, and planning officers on hand to answer questions. I recommend those of you interested in influencing planning policies, and how they affect our communities, get involved in the consultation process. I’ll post my comments on particular aspects in the coming weeks.

I picked up the Frequently Asked Questions leaflet about the local plan consultation, which is shown below – front and back page first, and inside pages next. Click on images to expand.

A message from Surrey Heath police borough commander

Here’s the message from Inspector Bob Darkens, borough commander for Surrey Heath, from the latest Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team Communiquecirculated by David Howie [Surrey Police, Community Engagement Volunteer, Surrey Heath]

The warmer weather brings with it many benefits but also new opportunities for the criminal class.  As much as it may be oppressive to have windows closed in your homes, please make every effort to close them when you are not at home.  We are fortunate not to suffer a high incidence of night time burglaries, also known as creeper burglaries, in Surrey Heath, but that is not to say that they do not happen, an opportunist thief will take advantage of an open window regardless if there are people at home.  If you do have to leave a window open, please make sure that there is no easy way of gaining access to it such as an insecure ladder in the back garden.

We advertised recently the supply of a forensic marking kit called Selecta DNA that Surrey Police have been given in an effort to make our area a hostile one for burglars to operate in.  Unfortunately no sooner had the kits arrived in my office we had to return them to the manufacturers due to a production fault.  As soon as the new kits are sent to me we will look at our distribution plan again.  I was allocated approximately 850 kits to distribute, clearly not enough for every household in Surrey Heath, so how I decided to issue them, prior to the product recall, was by offering them to victims of burglaries from the previous 3 months and their neighbours’ homes.  Rather surprisingly the uptake wasn’t as high as I had anticipated and as such the local team will be widening our offer to other areas in due course.

 There have been some staffing moves in the Neighbourhood Team. Sergeants Jon Castell and Mike Knight, who left for custody at the end of last year and beginning of this, have been replaced by Sergeants Sandra Carlier and Sam Turner – both have been Sergeants on the Area Patrol Team so know the borough and its issues well. We have lost PCSO Dave Yeoman who has relocated to the West Country, but welcome back PCSO Sian Hudson from her maternity leave and new starter PCSO Jamie Charlton. As always staffing levels are a challenge but I will always endeavour to make sure that we will be there when you need us.

 As I have said before, we cannot make Surrey safer alone, and need your help.  Please keep your eyes and ears open, and if you see something suspicious, make a note of what you can, and do report it. I sometimes hear the comment, “what’s the point you never send anyone”.  Deployment is based on many factors, chief of which is whether there are any officers available to send.  Just because we may not be able to send someone immediately, the reports will build up an intelligence picture, which we can use to deploy our limited resources in a more effective way, so I would encourage you to continue reporting anti-social behaviour and the like, and for those of you with computer access this can be done online.

Inspector Bob Darkens Surrey Heath Borough Commander

Important news: Surrey Heath Council consulting on a new Local Plan

Surrey Heath Borough Council has announced the timing for the consultation of a new Local Plan, which contains the planning policies to guide development in the Borough up to 2032.

Surrey Heath Borough Council is in the process of preparing a new Local Plan, which sets out potential policies and development opportunities in the Borough.

The ultimate purpose of a Local Plan, once adopted, is to establish how much housing and land for employment will be needed and where it will go, alongside protecting and enhancing the environment, the provision of community facilities and delivering infrastructure.  It will be used to determine planning applications.

It is important to highlight that the Draft Local Plan contains the Council’s proposed policies and allocations for consultation.  Nothing has been decided yet.

Consultation on the draft local plan is open from Monday 4th June until Monday 30th July. To find out more, and to submit comments for consideration visit: https://consult.surreyheath.gov.uk/consult.ti/LPIO2018.

Hard copies of the draft documents are available at the Council offices at Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley throughout the consultation and a display of the materials is available next to the Registrar’s office at Surrey Heath House during Council opening hours Monday to Thursday 8.30 am until 5.0 pm and Friday 8.30 am until 4.30 pm.

Public meetings will be held with Officers available to answer your immediate questions on Wednesday 13th June at Lightwater Leisure Centre, Lightwater GU18 5RG from 4pm until 8pm and at The Function Room at Frimley Lodge Park, Frimley Green, GU16 6HY on Wednesday 20th June from 4pm until 8pm.

The feedback from this consultation will be used to create a pre-submission version of the Local Plan, which will be published in Summer 2019 before submission to a Planning Inspector for independent examination. But it is important that you make your views known at this stage.