Latest News from the Bookhams Residents’ Association
Putting the Great & Little back in to Bookham!
1st September 2107: BBC Radio Surrey Interviewers James Cannon and Lesley McCabe talk to Grant Woodham, Lucy Botting and Peter Seaward:
Since moving here as a child some 15 years ago, it has always disappointed me that our postcodes do not recognise ‘Great’ or ‘Little’ on Bookham, whereas they do for East and West Horsley, East and West Clandon, and even Effingham Junction!
I wrote to Royal Mail about this, and they are happy to implement the change to make our addresses include Great and Little, and they will complete a consultation to all affected addresses. Before they can do this, Mole Valley District Council have to give their approval. MVDC have asked me to create a petition to gauge the support for this change, so here is the petition. Please sign if you support our villages being named correctly:
Bookham on the Map!
If the question was ‘How many shops are there in Bookham‘, it is possible that not many people would get the answer right.
That is one of the reasons why the Bookhams Residents’ Association have produced a new reference map, featuring all the retail outlets in Bookham. It is fully cross referenced to guide people through the village and it is on display in the newly erected notice board in the car park at the back of the Co-Op and The Royal Oak, next to the pay machine.
- The map gives the shops their location, name and main business.
- It is also designed to encourage shoppers to visit shops in Lower Shott and Church Road.
- Needless to say, it highlights the fact that we have such a vibrant, thriving village and emphasises the importance of supporting all our local retailers.