In my biased opinion the Deepcut Village sign is the best I have seen.
If there was a competition for the best Village sign in the UK, I think it would be in with a chance of winning the title.
In contrast the new signs that were installed to the north of the village a couple of years ago are some of the worst I have seen but the less said about them the better.
I have had the images in the below photo blog for about 8 years. They were sent to me by ex Deepcut Resident Shirley Coveney (who was one of the first people I met when I moved to Deepcut) but have never done anything with them. Shirley is one of the most community spirited people I have ever met and someone who has given so much to Deepcut Village. Residents of Dettingen Park have a great deal to thank Shirley for. That’s perhaps a blog for another time. But if your reading this Shirley, I really miss you.
The wonderful thing about these images is they are history in the making so that’s why I have included them in the Surrey Heath e-museum series.
The sign was commissioned by George Wimpy who was part of the consortium that built Dettingen Park.
I believe the sign to be quite retro in design but at the time formed part of the modern Deepcut as Dettingen Park was completed.
I received an email from Howard Hyde this morning. Howard, like Shirley is another resident who played a big part in helping to shape Dettingen Park and is also very actively involved with the Deepcut Liaison Group and so now involved in the latest proposals to develop Deepcut at resident level.
Howard has kindly added some more information to this blog item as he was also involved in the existence of the village sign.
He has put me straight on a couple of things with regards to the history of the Deepcut Village sign and how it came to be:
- The now renamed Mytchett, Frimley Green and Deepcut Residents Association decided they would like a new sign for Deepcut & Mytchett.
- Wimpy on partially funded the sign.
View photo blog via Surrey Heath Residents Network
As the first snow flakes fall on Dettingen Park residents are reminded to only use grit for the communal pathways and roads. It should not be used for residents own drive/pathways.
All residents have been written too with the combination codes for the Grit Bins. However if you can not locate your code please email itsyourplace who will be happy to supply you with your code.
You can email itsyourplace at firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents might remember my video blog with Anita Blackie from Accent Peerless a few weeks ago where she announced a series of road shows and community clean up days at some of their many locations across the borough.
Friday (27th Jan 2012) was the final event which was held at Suffolk Court at Dettingen Park in Deepcut.
Prior to the event I emailed local residents via the community email distribution lists to inform them of the event but also if anyone was unable to attend to let me have their questions/suggestions which I would pass on to the Accent Peerless team on site. Quite a few suggestions came through which the team were very quick to react too.
While I was at the event the Accent Peerless team and their small army of contractors were busy across Suffolk Court cleaning/tidying communal areas and helping residents clear away any bulky items.
The Deepcut PCSO Lisa Ford & Kate Houghton from itsyourplace were also at the event and on hand to speak to residents.
Accent Peerless were also keen to engage the rest of the community of Dettingen Park so they went armed with black sacks and litter pickers over to the Dettingen Park Store, the Dettingen children’s play area & Deepcut Village Centre and filled several sacks. They did not have to do that but in my mind that demonstrates a willingness to play their part in the wider community. Nice touch.
From my discussions with the Accent Peerless team today I got the impression they are keen to work hard to improve the areas under their control for the benefit of their residents and the wider community. They also accept they can always do better but I think this is a really great start.
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