Ex-Lloyds Bank building – Bookham Village Centre

Peter Seaward – Chairman BRA

Many of you will have heard an alarm continually sounding in the ex-Lloyds Bank building for the past twelve days.  After many failed attempts to get this silenced the BRA was contacted to see if we could help. Along with others we managed to get into the building with the agents permission. We found that a water leak which was still flowing had set the fire alarm off. An engineer from the local security firm Rohallion turned the alarm off and the agents informed. They were also asked to stop the water flow which appears to have caused damage. This we are told was done on Thursday evening.

I would like to thank Rohallion in particular for their immediate support which they provided at no cost. Given this was a problem that the owners and agents should have resolved this was an extremely generous gesture by Rohallion  Also helping were Elizabeth Catering, David Smith of Wishing Well and Simon Edge Councillor for Bookham South.

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: publicity@bookhamresidents.org.uk or leave a message on the 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: