Heathrow Airspace and Future Operations Consultation

Did you get this leaflet through your letterbox this week on Heathrow’s Airspace and Future Operations Consultation?

If you didn’t you can still attend one of the 29 consultation events HERE that run from 8th January to 4th March 2019. There’s a consultation event in Surrey Heath. Though stated as being in Woking, it is on Saturday morning and afternoon [10.0am to 4.0pm], 16th February 2019 at Tringham Hall, Benner Lane, West End, Woking, GU24 9JP

The nearest alternative consultation events are at Ascot Racecourse on Friday afternoon and evening of 1st February 2019, or Grange Bracknell Hotel, Bracknell on Wednesday afternoon and evening 6th February 2019.

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Video of Heather Quilters 30th Annual Exhibition

My earlier article on the artistry on display at the 30th Annual Heather Quilters Exhibition promised a video of the event. Sandy, one of the club members, was kind to give me a guided tour. On the tour Sandy explained their Project Linus to provide quilts to the sick, needy and refugees. The video shows one of the members creating items for the project.

The infectious enthusiasm of the joy of quilting comes across. The creativity of the quilters is remarkable, admirably displayed in the Noshi Ribbons quilt by Stella Harman, winner of this year’s quilt of the exhibition.

Artistry on display at Heather Quilters annual exhibition

We first encountered Heather Quilters some years ago at their exhibition at Collingwood School. When artistry, dedication, and professionalism combine it impresses, and sticks in the memory, which is why we visited their 30th annual exhibition at Tringhams Hall, West End on Sunday.

On arrival, I couldn’t resist the tea and cakes. Energy levels thus high we wandered around the exhibition, and marvelled at the work that had been devoted to crafting such artistic quilts.  I’ve some video footage of the event that I’ll be making into a short video – expect to see the video later today.


Voluntary groups awarded more than £160,000 grant funding

Surrey Heath Borough Council last week announced that,

Voluntary organisations in Surrey Heath are to receive more than £160,000 of support in 2016/17 following a decision by Surrey Heath Borough Council this week.

On Tuesday 12 January its Executive approved grants to community organisations and charities dedicated to helping people within the borough. A total of £162,900 will go towards supporting groups including Surrey Heath Citizens Advice Bureau, Voluntary Support North Surrey, Surrey Heath Age Concern, and Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership.

The grants have been allocated for the past 13 years, with the funding reviewed annually by the council. The other organisations awarded grants were Surrey Heath Arts Council, Surrey Heath Sports Council, Basingstoke Canal Authority, Camberley Central Job Club and Tringhams lunchtime club, West End.

Cllr Colin Dougan, transformation portfolio holder for Surrey Heath, said: “Voluntary organisations within Surrey Heath are valued enormously. They continue to provide vital services – whether helping people in their daily lives, or enriching the community through sport, the arts or access to the natural environment. While the council’s funding resources from which to give grants are limited, we aim to recognise valuable work in Surrey Heath.”

The grants awarded were:

  • Surrey Heath Citizens Advice: £80,000
  • Voluntary Support North Surrey: £30,000
  • Tringhams, West End: £15,000
  • Surrey Heath Age Concern: £10,000
  • Basingstoke Canal Authority: £10,000
  • Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership: £10,000
  • Camberley Central Job Club £5,000
  • Surrey Heath Sports Council: £1,500
  • Surrey Heath Arts Council: £1,400