Latest News from the Bookhams Residents’ Association

Bookham Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) Officially “Made”

We have been advised by the MVDC Principle Planning Officer that the Bookham Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has been “made” at the Annual Council meeting on 23rd May 2017 and has therefore now been adopted as part of the Development Plan for Mole Valley.   Well done to all those in the village who contributed to the plan over the last few years.

Local Referenda Results published by Mole Valley District Council:

Local Advisory Poll

On 5 May 2017, a Local Advisory Poll was held in Bookham, which asked whether a Parish Council should be established for Bookham.

The result for this Poll was as follows:

Question: Should a Parish Council be established for Bookham?

Votes Recorded:

Yes    815

No    4114

These figures, together with any other consultation responses received as part of the Community Governance Review, will be reported to a meeting of Mole Valley District Council for its consideration in deciding whether or not to approve the establishment of a Parish Council for Bookham. (BRA note: According to the MVDC Terms of Reference this will take place in July. Date TBC)

Neighbourhood Planning Referendum – Bookham

On 5 May 2017, a Neighbourhood Planning Referendum was held in the Bookham area, which asked:

Question: Do you want Mole Valley District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Bookham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

Votes Recorded:

Yes    3853

No    986

Report from David Cox OBE, Chair Bookham Youth & Community Centre

“Disability Challengers use the Bookham Youth & Community Centre to deliver the services contracted to them by Surrey County Council. The contract has now been awarded to the YMCA who advise as follows:

“We hope to use same venues & make the transition as seamless as possible. Parents will most certainly receive full details.

I am meeting with Disability Challengers mid May to discuss transition and potential continued use of the centre for non SCC funded activities. I will also be meeting with YMCA to discuss the transition.

It is disappointing that BEAM have yet again posted an opportunistic and ill informed message alarming the community without consulting those community volunteers who are involved.”

 Spring 2017 Newsletter

In this special edition of the Bookhams Residents’ Association Newsletter, which is being circulated to all households in Bookham, we provide residents with the important information they need to consider when casting their vote in the Mole Valley District Council referendum to be held on the 4th May.

We also report on the BRA Petition against a Village Council which so many of you have supported.

Other News

It’s not just about the referendum of course. There is a lot of village news as well. There is the AGM to be held on 18th May which all members are invited to attend; reports from the village on environment; infrastructure; recreation and community.

You can read the on line edition by clicking on the image below: