Chobham village pays respect at the funeral of Geoffrey Vero

Last Friday St Lawrence Church in Chobham held the funeral of Geoffrey Vero, a scion of Chobham life. The congregation filled the church, and overflowed into the adjoining church hall. I estimated many hundreds of people were there to pay their respects to the life of Geoffrey. That number shows the regard in which Geoffrey was held in Chobham and more widely.

In many local organisations, sporting, and political, Geoffrey was a stalwart on many committees. Though my knowledge of him was limited, I wanted to attend the funeral, as did so many others, to acknowledge the life of a gentleman who freely offered wise counsel, and encouragement.

 

Visiting Westways Farm gardens in Chobham for NGS

Yesterday, being such a warm and sunny day, was a perfect day for a National Garden Scheme garden visit.

Which garden to choose, that was the question. There were so many open – eight in Hampshire and six in Surrey. Should it be near or far? Hampshire or Surrey? We plumped for Surrey, and for local over far.

Result, we visited Westways Farm, Gracious Pond Road, Chobham. Described as a,

6 acre garden surrounded by woodlands planted in 1930s with mature and some rare rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias, underplanted with bluebells, lilies and dogwood; extensive lawns and sunken pond garden.

The outstanding feature of Westways Farm are the collection of mature rhododendrons and azaleas set in a woodland setting. The colours of the azaleas were enchanting, plus the tea and cake were what I always look orward too.  Here are my photos of our visit, focus naturally on rhodos and azaleas.

Don’t forget: Esso jet fuel pipeline consultation day today

Here’s a reminder that today is the consultation on the preferred route of Southampton to London Pipeline Project for residents in Deepcut and Lightwater [click on image to expand]. The local consultation events are at,

  • 28 September, 14:00-20:00: Deepcut and Lightwater, Heatherside Community Centre, Martindale Avenue, GU15 1BB
  • 29 September, 11:00-17:00: Chobham, Chobham Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AJ
  • 3 October, 14:00-20:00: Frimley, Lakeside Continental Hotel, Wharf Road, GU16 6JR
  • 10 October, 14:00-20:00: Farnborough, Farnborough Exhibition and Conference Centre, ETPS Road, GU14 6FD

All the consultation events, route options, and feedback forms, are contained in the Replacement Pipeline Route Consultation Brochure. [see below – to expand, click on upward facing arrow at bottom right]. There are other public documents to be found HERE, including detailed maps containing a wealth of information.

Consultation on preferred route of Esso jet fuel pipeline

It’s certainly a lengthy consultation on the route of Southampton to London Pipeline Project. Earlier this year the Project began consulting on possible pipeline routes. At the end of May they announced the preferred route, and now they’re beginning consultation on the preferred route options [click on image to expand].

Among the consultation events, are these local locations,

  • 28 September, 14:00-20:00: Deepcut and Lightwater, Heatherside Community Centre, Martindale Avenue, GU15 1BB
  • 29 September, 11:00-17:00: Chobham, Chobham Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AJ
  • 3 October, 14:00-20:00: Frimley, Lakeside Continental Hotel, Wharf Road, GU16 6JR
  • 10 October, 14:00-20:00: Farnborough, Farnborough Exhibition and Conference Centre, ETPS Road, GU14 6FD

All the consultation events, route options, and feedback forms, are contained in the Replacement Pipeline Route Consultation Brochure. [see below – to expand, click on upward facing arrow at bottom right]. There are other public documents to be found HERE, including detailed maps containing a wealth of information.

 

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: August 2018

Surrey Police Community Engagement Volunteer, David Howie, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath, in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath.

  • Crime no.45180081282 – On 30/07/2018 from 02:00 to 06:30, in College Ride, Camberley. Shed has been broken into and a tin of paint removed. This paint has then been thrown over the doors and windows of victim’s residential property.
  • Crime no.45180081354 – On 30/07/2018 from 14:30 to 14:45, in Mitcham Road, Camberley. During daylight hours have attended residential property and removed items from the address (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082842 – Between 01/08/2018 from 22:00 to 02/08/2018 at 07:00, in Frimley Road, Camberley. Attempt burglary dwelling.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180080142 – Between 01/06/2018 from 12:00 to 27/07/2018 at 01:30, in Highland Rd Camberley. Harassment by repeatedly throwing eggs at victim’s car
  • Crime no.45180081162 – On 29/07/2018 at 11:08, in Multi-storey Car Park, Albert Rd, Camberley. Male has forced barrier of car park up to let a car out the car park causing damage to the barrier mechanism
  • Crime no.45180081285 – On 29/07/2018 at 11:45, in Love Coffee, The Square, Camberley. Graffiti on advertising board of The Square shopping centre in Camberley.
  • Crime no.45180082230 – On 01/08/2018 at 14:45, in Multi-storey Car Park, Albert Rd, Camberley. Damage to barrier.
  • Crime no.45180082577 – Between 27/07/2018 from 00:00 to 29/07/2018 at 00:00, in Woodbridge Drive, Camberley. Fence post has been removed from entrance to allotments. Has been left in the garden to a residential property.
  • Crime no.45180082646 – On 01/08/2018 22:00, in Surrey Avenue, Camberley. Damage has been caused to victim’s front garden gate and wall by unknown teenagers
  • Crime no.45180082738 – On 20/07/2018 00:00, in Horseshoe Crescent, Camberley. Theft of electricity.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082089 – On 01/10/2016 at 11:49, in Mytchett Road, Frimley. Criminal damage/civil trespass.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180081079 – Between 28/07/2018 from 00:00 to 29/07/2018 at 23:59, in Frimhurst Farm, Deepcut Bridge Road, Deepcut. Peugeot Expert vehicle has been broken into.
  • Crime no.45180080608 – Between 21/07/2018 from 13:09 to 28/07/2018 at 13:09, in Green Lane, Bagshot. Shed door handle has been damaged situated within a communal gardens from what appears to be an attempt to break in.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180081823 – On 31/07/2018 at 13:00, in Windsor Court Road, Chobham. Neighbour has entered property and taken money whilst the victim was asleep.
  • Crime no.45180082198 – On 29/07/2018 at 10:00, in Marigold Drive, Bisley. Laptop has been taken from home address.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082181 – Between 31/07/2018 from 16:15 to 01/08/2018 at 10:40, in Windlemere Golf Centre, Windlesham Road, West End. Have gone to the location and have forced entry to the store shed.
  • Crime no.45180082529 – Between 01/08/2018 from 11:35 to 02/08/2018 at 11:36, in Four Walls, Blackstroude Lane East, Lightwater. Wooden shed containing equipment for go karting broken into and items taken.
  • Crime no.45180080579 – Between 27/07/2018 from 22:00 to 28/07/2018 at 07:30, in Lightwater Country Park, Lightwater. During hours of darkness have set fire to a 4×5 ft path of grass on rugby field.
  • Crime no.45180081982 – On 31/07/2018 at 22:30, in Blackstroude Lane East, Lightwater. Damaged to fence caused by travellers on quad bikes (Under Investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082763 – On 02/08/2018 from 06:00 to 15:00, in Windlemere Golf Centre, Windlesham Road, West End. Window broken at golf clubhouse.
  • Crime no.45180082024 – Between 31/07/2018 from 18:30 to 01/08/2018 at 07:37 in Premier Inn, London Road, Bagshot. Vehicle interference attempted access to commercial van parked overnight at Premier Inn by screwdriver – damage caused.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082030 – Between 31/07/2018 from 20:30 to 01/08/2018 at 07:45, in Premier Inn, London Road, Bagshot. Theft from a white Peugeot Partner motor vehicle. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082032 – Between 31/07/2018 from 21:45 to 01/08/2018 at 07:00, in Premier Inn, London Road, Bagshot. Theft from a white Vauxhall Vivaro motor vehicle.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082033 – Between 31/07/2018 from 19:30 to 01/08/2018 at 06:30 at Premier Inn, London Road, Bagshot. Theft from a white Citroen Dispatch motor vehicle.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180080097 – On 26/07/2018 at 00:01, in Arthur Close, Bagshot. Theft of bikes and scooter which were secured with a chain and lock.

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: July 2018: 3rd Update

Surrey Police Community Engagement Volunteer, David Howie, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath, in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath.

  • Crime no.45180079902 – Between 05/07/2018 from 00:01 to 26/07/2018 at 12:06, in Portesbury Road, Camberley. Have caused damage to disused school building.
  • Crime no.45180077799 – Between 20/07/2018 from 18:00 to 21/07/2018 at 06:30, in Esher Road, Camberley. Garden has been accessed – damage to garden furniture.
  • Crime no.45180078209 – On 21/07/2018 at 12:50, Surbiton Rd, Camberley. Damage has been caused to BMW 316 windscreen following a brick being thrown.
  • Crime no.45180078699 – On 23/07/2018 at 16:55, in McDonalds, London Rd, Camberley. Have punched window causing crack.
  • Crime no.45180078962 – Between 12/07/2018 from 08:00 to 24/07/2018 at 17:00, in London Road, Camberley. Front tyre slashed to black Audi A3 whilst parked on London Road Camberley.
  • Crime no.45180079634 – On 25/07/2018 at 20:35, in Travelodge, Park Lane, Camberley. Males staying at the Travelodge have broken the window restrictor in room 243. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180077706 and 45180077719 – On 21/07/2018 at 00:30, in Horseshoe Crescent, Camberley. Vehicle interference.
  • Crime no.45180079293 – On 25/07/2018 at 04:20, in Elsenwood Drive, Camberley. Rear window smashed and golf clubs stolen whilst vehicle parked in driveway.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180078556 – On 06/03/2018 at 12:15, in Park Road, Camberley. Items taken, damaged and moved about in garden.
  • Crime no.45180079973 – Between 25/07/2018 from 20:00 to 26/07/2018 at 15:30, in Turf Hill Road, Camberley. During the hours of darkness have taken 2 bicycles from side garden of property.
  • Crime no.45180077545 – On 19/07/2018 at 21:30, in Frimley High St, Frimley. Have forced entry into a storage cupboard at the rear of a business premises accessible from a car park off High Street Frimley.  Have removed items from the cupboard and then left the scene.
  • Crime no.45180077549 – Between 14/07/2018 from 13:30 to 19/07/2018 at 12:00, in Sandown Drive, Frimley. Have approached silver Toyota Avensis parked on Sandown Drive and caused damage by creating scratches to the paintwork.
  • Crime no.45180078059 – On 21/07/2018 at 18:00, in Hollytree Gardens, Frimley. Damage to a bicycle.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180079184 – On 24/07/2018 at 17:20, in Frimley Green Recreation Ground, Frimley Green Road, Frimley. Youths have been throwing items at an abandoned building. Whilst doing this 4 windows have been smashed. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180078107 – Between 21/07/2018 from 14:30 to 21/07/2018 at 16:50, in Broad Walk, Frimley. Rear car window smashed.
  • Crime no.45180078316 – Between 20/07/2018 from 20:00 to 21/07/2018 at 10:00, in Longmeadow, Frimley. During the evening tyre has been damaged causing it to be completely flat.
  • Crime no.45180077274 – On 19/07/2018 at 17:00, in The Parade, Frimley High St, Frimley. Pedal cycle stolen whilst victim was in the barbers.
  • Crime no.45180078430 – On 23/07/2018 at 05:15, in Coleford Bridge Rd, Frimley. Mini digger (plant) has been stolen from front garden.  (Under investigation)

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