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Artington Neighbourhood Plan

Dear Artington Parish Resident

YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOU!!!

Along with Guildford and the surrounding area, our small parish is likely to change, possibly beyond all recognition over the coming years. Surrey Police are moving from Mount Browne and the University of Law is rumoured to be moving as well - both sites are ripe for housing development.

Artington Parish Council has agreed that we should embrace this change in a positive way. Along with the parishes of Puttenham and Compton, and after much consideration, we feel that it would be a huge advantage to write our very own Artington Neighbourhood Plan. With this written and in place, the developers, when they arrive, would be required to incorporate our wishes into their plans. This would ensure that any future development is not something that is done ‘to us’ but something that we have planned for and developed ourselves.

So what are we looking for?

We need to find volunteers willing to give time to a Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee which would work alongside, but independently of, the parish council.

We would anticipate meetings perhaps six times a year - funding is apparently available for us to enlist the services of a Planning Consultant to help us through the process.

Please can you put your hand up to help?

No experience required.

We are looking for volunteers with good ideas, and an interest in our neighbourhood, with a desire to help create a community for the future that we and our children can be proud of.

Get your thinking caps on . . . what do we want?

Children’s play areas?

More green spaces for sport and leisure?

Cycle paths?

Safer ways to access town without our cars?

Doctors surgery?

Local shop?

Bus stops where?

Much is possible if we have our say and make it happen.

If you are interested in getting involved, please email the parish clerk at

[email protected]

Once volunteers have come forward we can organise a meeting to plan our next move.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Guildford Heritage Open Days

England's largest festival of of history and culture returns to Guildford. Take the opportunity of visiting historic buildings that are not normally open to the public. Have a look at the this website for details of open buildings in the local area:

https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/printable-area-lists/laa/Guildford

 

Guildford Car Free Day

Leave you car at home and experience a traffic free town with live music, street entertainment, food stalls and more:

www.guildford.gov.uk/CarFreeDay

 

Surrey Transport Plan

Surrey County Council is inviting residents to have their say on the Surrey Transport Plan 2022 - 2032.

If you wish to take part you will details here: https://surreyltp4.commonplace.is/overview

 

Access to Cash consultation

Another survey. If you have a view on the continued availability of cash, particularly in rural areas, you may wish to respond to this government survey:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/997889/Access_to_Cash_-_Consultation.pdf

 

 

Surrey Police Band concert

This is your local works band - they are based at Mount Browne. Their next concert is on Friday 12th November and is a fund raiser for the RBL Poppy Appeal. Details can be found on their website: http://www.surreypoliceband.org.uk

Treetops development site

 

Southern Homes, the developer responsible for the new estate to be built on the Treetops site, has sent round a newsletter to local residents to keep them informed of progress

Treetops newsletter March 2021 File Uploaded: 16 March 2021 114.5 KB