About deachy

Born in Salford Manchester. Moved to Surrey Heath in 2003. Married to Claire (a Frimley girl) and father to Izzy. I created this web site to try and infect as many people as possible with community spirit and promote the very best of Surrey Heath.

Your PCSO’s, local heroes – Lisa & Bab’s

Lisa & BabsYour PCSO’s Lisa Ford & ‘Babs’ Ball have featured on the Surrey Heath Residents Network for saving the life of a woman on the Basingstoke Canal.

On behalf of our community I want to thank these dedicated PCSO’s for everything they do for us, sometimes going beyond the call of duty.

Make sure if you see them out and about you give them a pat on the back.

Read the full story here – Tribute paid to PCSOs after pulling woman from water in Frimley (Via Surrey Heath Residents Network)

Robbery in Pirbright prompts witness appeal (via Surrey Heath Residents Blog)

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed of his car in Pirbright on Saturday (September 17). The man had been walking his dog near the railway bridge in Gapemouth Road and was heading back towards his car around 5-45pm when he was approached by the offender, who was wielding a bladed instrument and demanding that he hand over his car keys. The victim took his dog out of the boot of his car, a silver Vauxhall Vectra, and threw the … Read More

via Surrey Heath Residents Blog

Deepcut quarterly community panel meeting – 20th September 2011

Deepcut Policing Team

PCSO Lisa Ford, NSO PC Andy Riley & PCSO 'Babs' Ball

Your neighbourhood policing team will be holding its quarterly community panel meeting on Tuesday 20th September at 7pm at the Spar Shop, Dettingen Park.

This is an opportunity for Deepcut Residents to speak to their nighbourhood policing team and set the community policing priorities for the forthcoming quarter.

Dettingen Park has seen an increase in anti social behaviour involving youths recently that is causing a number of residents concern so this is a perfect chance to have your policing team address these concerns.

Mysterious unsolved murder in Deepcut – Hubert G. Chevis (via Surrey Heath Residents Blog)

Mysterious unsolved murder in Deepcut - Hubert G. Chevis Thanks to twitter, it was brought to my attention that Deepcut featured on the BBC Radio Four program Punt PI. Local historian Ken Clarke joined Steve Punt to try and resolve the mysterious murder of Hubert G. Chevis who died in June 1931. You can listen to this fascinating broadcast on BBC iPlayer for the next 7 days or you can download it here. Thank to Mark & Fran for tweeting this. … Read More

via Surrey Heath Residents Blog

Call 101: the new non-emergency number for Surrey Police (via Surrey Heath Residents Blog)

Call 101: the new non-emergency number for Surrey Police A new non-emergency telephone number to contact Surrey Police comes into effect from tomorrow (Thursday, 1 September), providing a new way for people to get in touch about issues that do not need an emergency response. The new 101 number will be going live as part of a national drive to make it easier to contact the police and report crime and disorder. While 999 is a well recognised number to report emergencies, the 2010 British Crime Survey fou … Read More

via Surrey Heath Residents Blog

At last our community web site is live

It has taken over a year to create, but finally our community web site has been launched. Within half an hour of sending out a notification email to Dettingen Park residents, the site has had over 60 hits.

Obviously the main aim of the site is effective communication. We all lead busy lives and don’t have time to attend community meetings so this site is a great way to stay up to date with the latest news on Dettingen Park.

Hopefully in the next 24-48 hours, itsyourplace you will be publishing a news letter which we hope to publish on the site shortly.

One of the most useful features of the site will be the live update feeds which you will notice on the left hand side of the home page. Currently we have a Dettingen Park feed and an Oasis feed with plans to add an itsyourplace feed in the next few days. These are powered by Twitter, but a you can see you do not need twitter to view them. Currently the feeds show the last five updates but if you want to see a full history of updates, you can go to the twitter pages. Again you do not need to be on twitter to view the pages.

If you have any suggestions for the site please do let me know.

Update feeds

As this web site is developing I have installed two live update feeds on the left hand side menu bar as follows:

The idea behind this is simple. It is a fast and easy way to provide updates to residents. So for instance if Lampost 82 has a bulb that has blown, itsyourplace can post this and it will show up in the feed instantly. This process is managed by twitter but you do not have to be registered with twitter to see the feeds on the left or on the feed pages.
Oasis Garden Care is the landscaping contractor who looks after the grounds maintenance on the development. The Oasis guys on the ground will be able to update the feed with information such as areas covered on a given day or issues that they may have identified or resolved.
Of course if you are on twitter you can follow any of the feeds directly through your twitter client.
This is really effective way for the various parties responsible for the management of our wonderful community to keep all residents up to date.
We also have the community email distribution list which you can subscribe to here.

Web site launch

It has now been just over a year since residents of Dettingen Park were victorious in removing managing agent Peverel OM after a three year battle.

We formed our own resident led Management company Dettingen Park Management Company Limited and employed itsyourplace to act as managing agents for our wonderful community.

Kate & Richard along with their team have been busy in restoring our estate back to its former glory.

Shortly, Kate will be publishing a news letter to update residents on all matters Dettingen Park.

I hope residents find this web site useful and if you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see on the site please do let me know.

In the mean time, if you have not already subscribed to the community email distribution list you can do so here.

Peverel will soon be a thing of the past

Very soon we will be free from the grip of Peverel and we can begin the work of restoring our wonderful community to its former glory.

What does the removal of Peverel mean to you?

For me it means not getting dozens of emails every week asking me to escalate an issue because Peverels call center have note returned a call or an email.

It will mean that buyers and sellers will be able to complete more quickly. It has always struck me as scandalous that Peverel can charge an extortionate admin fee for confirming management fees are up to date and writing a letter to that effect but taking months to do so.

It will mean that issues will be identified and rectified before a resident has chance to even spot the issue in the first place.

I am utterly sick to the back teeth of Peverel. What is a shame is that our current estate manager, Adam Sheehan is actually a good bloke. Unfortunately he reports to people who are useless and works for a company that clearly do not give him the tools to do his job.

Astonishingly, Peverel are the largest property management agents in the UK. One would think that with all the money and resources at their finger tips they could get a grip.

I have found out recently that Peverel were the managing agents for the Atrium in Camberely. They have been booted out from there. It’s not even 2 years old is it?

Once we have finally had everything handed over I will be organising a celebration drink. Just a beer over at Pine Ridge. Anyone up for it?