Road Stewards needed – Can you help?

We will shortly be publishing our Spring Newsletter and due to ill health and people moving from Bookham we now have some gaps in our network of 130 Road Stewards. The role of a Road Steward is to collect the annual £3.00 subscription and deliver the Spring and Autumn Newsletters. The job does not take up a great deal of time – probably a few hours each time. The roads where we need Road Stewards are as follows:

  • Beales Road (31-75 & 32-58)
  • Bracken Close
  • Dorking Road (37-55A & 44-78)
  • Dowlans Road (odds) & Dowlans Close
  • Fairfield Close & Cottages
  • Fife Way
  • Gilmais (2-8 & Tall Pines-19)
  • Gilmais (10-34 & 21-49)
  • Kidborough Down
  • Leatherhead Road (North side, part 1 & Lyngarth Close)
  • Little Bookham Street (27-63 & 42-66)
  • Lower Road (209-251 & 216-238)
  • Lower Shott & Brodrick Grove
  • Manor Place, Mayfield Green & Beech Grove
  • Oakdene Close
  • Park Green
  • The Moorings
  • Townshott Close
  • Westfield Drive
  • White Way/Chrystie Lane/Gardeners Walk
  • Willow Vale (1-13 & 2-18)

If you would be able to assist and become a Road Steward for one or more of the roads listed, please either email Les Huett: or leave a message on the 24 hour message line: 0300 030 9890.

Twenty Nine Bookham Residents Volunteer to Litter Pick around the village

On Sunday 7th January, twenty nine residents supported the monthly BRA Litter Pick. This is a record and thank you to all those who came along on a cold morning to held keep Bookham tidy.

Margaret Lawson the BRA Litter Pick Coordinator was very pleased with the turn out. We wish we didn’t have to do this each month but is a sad fact that we have to. People only need to use the bins provided or take their rubbish home with them. We appreciate that rubbish can fall off the bin lorries when bins are emptied but that is only a small amount. We even found two golf clubs, a vacuum cleaner and an abandoned bike today. These will be recycled by MVDC. We were also that were delighted that some of the Ahmadiya Muslim group joined us once us once again for litter picking.

If you would like to help or if you know of a blackspot and would like to borrow the BRA’s grabbers and safety equipment then either send us a message or call our 24 hour message line: 0300 030 9890.

St. Nicholas Church Building for the Future Consultation

Following many years of thought, prayer and work the PCC are proposing a scheme for the development of our buildings.  Below are the proposed plans for developing the church buildings, which we are beginning a consultation on.  These will also be up in church for the next two weeks. For more details, click on the link below: 

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

The BRA Autumn 2017 Newsletter is now available with articles on infrastructure, community, environment, local transport and leisure from around the village. Click on the image below to read on line. BRA Members will be receiving their printed copy from their Road Steward shortly.

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:

Grant Woodham 

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: