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.

 

Crikey! A Farnborough car park makes the lead article in the daily press

The boroughs of Surrey Heath and neighbouring Rushmoor are rarely a subject for the mainstream media.

Town centre car parkToday is somewhat different. The story of the lack of access to a roof-top car park in the Queensmead shopping development in Farnborough has gone viral on social media. Of course the main daily press titles love a story like this. Here’s how it’s being treated,

One can understand the reasons, though that won’t stop there being some red faces in Rushmoor Council. Here’s a google image [click to expand] of the car park – notice no access ramp, or cars.

The wonderfully wacky local pantomime season begins next week

A peculiarly British tradition where the Dame is played by a man, and the boy is played by a woman. Being traditional, we almost all of us know the plots, and the jokes. It doesn’t seem to matter, we continue to enjoy them. If you do, there’s plenty of choice locally. You could go to more than one, should you be so inclined.

So here’s a list. Click on links to book, or posters to see more.

  • Camberley pantoAladdin: Camberley Theatre: 7th December to 3rd January:
    • What’s not to love with a Mark Slowey production. No finer Dame in panto anywhere.

 

  • Aladdin: Village Hotel Farnborough: 13th December:
    • A GENIE-us Panto! Aladdin, a young orphan boy finds the lamp of dreams, he must fight to keep the lamp and save the princess as the evil Abanaza wants it for himself
  • Aladdin FleetAladdin: Harlington Centre, Fleet: 15th December to 3rd January:
    • Aladdin, the classic Arabian Nights Fairytale, filled with mystery, intrigue and enchantment flies in to The Harlington this Christmas.

 

 

  • cinderella-leafletCinderella: Princes Hall, Aldershot: 10th December to 3rd January:
    • This enchanting story tells the rags to riches tale of a beautiful young girl who is confined to the kitchen, and is picked on by her Ugly Sisters and Wicked Stepmother.

     

  

 

  • Cinders GuildfordJack and the Beanstalk: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford: 4th December to 3rd January
    • The incredibly talented and brilliantly funny cabaret artist and actress extraordinaire, DILLIE KEANE leads the cast as the Good Fairy in this year’s magical family pantomime.

 

  • Sleeping Beauty WokingSleeping Beauty: New Victoria Theate, Woking: Katie Price 11th to 27th December & Anita Dobson 28th December to 10th January
    • The tale of the sleeping beauty – sleeping under the spell of a wicked witch until her Prince Charming comes to wake her.

Latest UPDATE to local bonfire & fireworks display: Windlesham event added

This is the second update to the list of bonfire and fireworks displays. The Windlesham Fireworks event has been added to the list, and the link to West End event added also

The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday predicts rain, such that Rushmoor have postponed their event this Saturday at Aldershot and will now hold it on Saturday 15th November.

Here’s the list of where to go to Surrey Heath and it’s near neighbours.

  • Windlesham FireworksSunday 2nd November, Mytchett: Firework display and funfair at the Mytchett Community Centre. Gates open at 5.0pm. Fireworks start at 7.30pm. Adults £4, under 16 £2, under 5 free.
  • Friday 7th November, West End: Bonfire, firework display, BBQ, and mulled wine at Holy Trinity Primary School, Benner Lane, West End. Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm, and fireworks at 7.15pm. Tickets: adults £4.50, children £3, pre-schoolers £1.
  • Friday 7th November, Windlesham: Bonfire & champion-winning fireworks display at the Windlesham Field of Remembrance. Gates open 5.45pm. Bonfire 6.30pm. Display 7.00pm. Adults £6.50, children £3.50
  • Saturday 8th November, Frimley: Fireworks Spectacular on Ravenscote School field in Old Bisley Road. Gates will open at 6.0pm. Display at 7.0pm. Tickets £6 on the gate or £4 in advance. Children under 4 free.
  • Saturday 8th November, Lightwater: 1st Lightwater Scouts Bonfire and Firework spectacular, with BBQ and music at the Recreation Ground, Broadway Road. Gates open & BBQ 6.00 pm. Bonfire Lit 7.00 pm. Firework at 7.30pm. Adults & Children £5, Senior Citizens £3. Family Ticket £15 (maximum 5) – under 5s Free. No alcohol or sparklers allowed.
  • Sunday 9th November, Farnborough: Farnborough Football Club ground at Cherrywood Road. Funfair from 3.30pm, Gates open 5.30pm, Display at 7.0pm. Adults £4, Under 16 £2, Under 4 free.
  • Saturday 15th November, Aldershot: Rushmoor Fireworks Spectacular with funfair, food and live entertainment at Manor Park in Aldershot. Gates open at 5.30pm, main display starts at 8.0pm. Adults £7, children £3, or £6 and £2 in advance.

Bonfire Night and fireworks events : UPDATED weather warning 2014

Last week I posted the list below of local bonfire night and firework displays. I’ve added Frimley’s event at Pine Ridge Golf Club to the list, more can be found on the Camberley News & Mail website.

The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday predicts rain, such that Rushmoor have postponed their event this Saturday at Aldershot and will now hold it on Saturday 15th November.

I’ll restrict the list of where to go to Surrey Heath and it’s near neighbours. We’ve been to the firework displays in Mytchett, and at the NRA in Bisley, though most often to our local firework night is in Lightwater, though West End’s looks an attractive event this year. [Click on links to find out more]Fireworks

  • Saturday 1st November, Bisley: 1st Bisley Scouts Bonfire and Firework Display on Bisley Village Green. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, firework display starts at 7.0pm. Burgers, hot dogs, sweets and glow-sticks. Adult £3, children £2, or £10 per family. No sparklers allowed.
  • Saturday 1st November, Knaphill: 1st Knaphill Scouts Bonfire & Fireworks at the Vyne Field, Redding Way, Knaphill. Gates open 18:00, Fireworks start 19:30. Funfair, food and hot drinks.
  • Saturday 1st November, Frimley: Pine Ridge Golf Club host a fireworks event plus hog roast, Gates open 5.0pm, Fireworks start at 7.0pm. Adults £5, children £2.50
  • Sunday 2nd November, Mytchett: Firework display and funfair at the Mytchett Community Centre. Gates open at 5.0pm. Fireworks start at 7.30pm. Adults £4, under 16 £2, under 5 free.
  • Friday 7th November, West End: Bonfire, firework display, BBQ, and mulled wine at Holy Trinity Primary School, Benner Lane, West End. Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm, and fireworks at 7.15pm. Tickets: adults £4.50, children £3, pre-schoolers £1.
  • Saturday 8th November, Frimley: Fireworks Spectacular on Ravenscote School field in Old Bisley Road. Gates will open at 6.0pm. Display at 7.0pm. Tickets £6 on the gate or £4 in advance. Children under 4 free.
  • Saturday 8th November, Lightwater: 1st Lightwater Scouts Bonfire and Firework spectacular, with BBQ and music at the Recreation Ground, Broadway Road. Gates open & BBQ 6.00 pm. Bonfire Lit 7.00 pm. Firework at 7.30pm. Adults & Children £5, Senior Citizens £3. Family Ticket £15 (maximum 5) – under 5s Free. No alcohol or sparklers allowed.
  • Sunday 9th November, Farnborough: Farnborough Football Club ground at Cherrywood Road. Funfair from 3.30pm, Gates open 5.30pm, Display at 7.0pm. Adults £4, Under 16 £2, Under 4 free.
  • Saturday 15th November, Aldershot: Rushmoor Fireworks Spectacular with funfair, food and live entertainment at Manor Park in Aldershot. Gates open at 5.30pm, main display starts at 8.0pm. Adults £7, children £3, or £6 and £2 in advance.

Severe Disruption Expected at Farnborough Station

Bill Chapman requested that this be given wide circulation.

The Chapmans

South West TrainsNetwork RailSevere disruption is expected at Farnborough Main Station from Monday 25 November.  The announcement can be found here.  Look under ‘Station Updates’.  Thanks to Andy Salt of St Paul’s Church for this information.

The text of the announcement follows:

Farnborough Station Parking Improvements

South West Trains and Network Rail are working in partnership to improve the parking facilities at Farnborough Station. The project will provide an additional 243 spaces on a new decked car park and is expected to be completed by March 2014.

To enable the increase in parking spaces, there will be severe and unavoidable disruption to the availability of parking during the construction starting Monday 25th November 2013.

Restrictions will be in place before 1000 Monday to Friday (from Monday 25th November), allowing only car park season ticket holders on a ‘first come, first served’ basis to use either car park.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience…

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TAG London Farnborough

Yesterday I enjoyed an excellent business networking lunch at The Manhattan Restaurant, Camp Road, Farnborough, with the Farnborough Business Network. The lunchtime speaker was Brandon O’Reilly, CEO of TAG Farnborough Airport.

I do love listening to business leaders presenting their businesses and outlining their growth plans. Did you know that Farnborough was the biggest business airport in the country? or that it grew by 24% last year.

No, nor did I. Brandon talked passionately about community involvement. Oh, and he said the anniversary of William Cody’s first flight at Farnborough later this year was the same day as my birthday. Nice to know that.

Farnborough Business Network

Farnborough Business Network

Brandon also said how much the phenominal history of the Farnborough site is a continual source of inspiration for him and the business.

The picture is of the two people opposite me at the lunch table, Surrey County Councillor Chris Pitt on the right and Philip Austin of Austin Phoenix, commercial property consultants, based in the Clockhouse in Farnborough.

Good company, good speaker, and good business network

Windy yes, but not as windy as Farnborough

Terry Parrot)It was windy today in Lightwater, but just a few miles away, in Farnborough there was a tornado, reported by the BBC.

Here’s what the report said about Farnborough’s tornado:

Terry Parrott, who lives in Farnborough, said he looked out of his window to see a “complete whirling mass”.

He added: “Caravans have been upside down, trees uprooted, bus shelters destroyed. It’s just complete devastation.”

Tim Vile, incident commander for Hampshire Fire and Rescue, said the area looked “like a battle-zone”.