Merry Christmas from Oasis Gardens Limited
Waste collections over the festive period
Surrey Heath Borough Council wants to remind residents that waste collection days will be changing slightly over the Christmas and New Year period. During the week commencing 26th December 2011 collections will be a day later than usual.
Normal collection day
Revised Collection date
Monday 26th December
Tuesday 27th December
Tuesday 27th December
Wednesday 28th December
Wednesday 28th December
Thursday 29th December
Thursday 29th December
Friday 30th December
Friday 30th December
Saturday 31st December
If you are unsure which bin to put out and on which day, you can check using the ‘My Surrey Heath’ search facility on the homepage of the council’s website: www.surreyheath.gov.uk
Please note there will be no changes in the week following New Year’s Day (week commencing Monday 2nd January 2012) so collections will be on your normal collection day
For more information on Christmas and New Year waste collections go to:
Disappointment at timing of Deepcut Public Consultation exhibition – 7th December 2011
I have received dozens of emails and calls from concerned residents and indeed fellow councillors at the short notice that the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO or MOD to you and me) have given for their public exhibition at the Deepcut Village Centre on 7th December.
There are several factors to consider here:
- I received my notice on 29th November 11 (That is only 9 days notice)
- The event is on between 1330 and 1930. Most people are either at work or commuting home during those times.
- Apparently the exhibition has been publicised in the Star Courier. Many Deepcut residents would not know as that publication is not distributed there.
- DIO have said leaflets have been distributed to properties within the vicinity of the site. Many of my neighbours have not received this leaflet. In fact many people only learned about the event when I posted it on this web site.
- Only weeks away from Christmas many people are busy.
I am very disappointed at the rushed manor in which this event has been organised and bearing in mind the factors above only adds to the speculation within the community that this is by design.
However, it is still important that if you can make the event, that you do attend and make your views known.
You might find the following document useful which was sent to SHBC by the Deepcut Liaison Group in response to the recent scoping report.
DLG Response to Scoping Report
Traffic of course has always been one of the major concerns of most local residents in their responses to SHBC consultations. In my mind all efforts must be made to not encourage traffic to the village. Therefore I will be very interested to learn the size and location of the supermarket as this will play a major part in traffic mitigation measures. Residents have been explicit in their views in respect of the supermarket. It should serve the needs of the village of Deepcut and not the wider community. A large supermarket will only draw traffic to the village so this is a very important factor that I would encourage residents to keep an eye on when attending the exhibition.
itsyourplace live feed
Users of the site have commented on how useful the live feeds are on the site. So far they have been used by our Grounds maintenance teams from Oasis to give live updates of their activities when they are on site at Dettingen Park.
itsyourplace have now created a live feed and so will be able to update residents of all issues that have been reported and when issues have been resolved.
There are several ways residents can view the feeds as follows:
- On the menu bar of this site on the left hand side along with the Dettingen Park feed and the Oasis Gardens feed.
- Directly on the feed web page – itsyourplaceDP
- Follow @itsyourplaceDP on twitter
You can also use the above methods to follow the Dettingen Park & Oasis Gardens feeds.
Kate Houghton, Director of itsyourplace will be updating the feed regularly so keep an eye on the latest news at Dettingen Park.
Man hole covers stolen from Dettingen Park
This morning on the roundabout at the junction of Durham Drive / Swordsman’s Road, two metal man hole covers were stolen.
This happened between 8.20am and 8.30am.
An new looking long base white transit type van with no markings was involved. A following description was given to Surrey Police:
2 white males. 1st around 5’10” short mousey-brown hair and the 2nd around 5’8″ black hair, both wearing High-Viz jackets.
The men involved pulled up to the roundabout and waved traffic by. As they were wearing high viz vests and directing traffic they gave the impression they were official contractors.
This incident has been reported to Surrey Police, however, I want to urge residents to remain vigilant. We have already had fly tippers target the area over the last couple of days and with these man hole covers being stolen, there is a good chance we could be targeted again. These man hole covers cost a significant amount to replace which means if others are stolen, it could have a major impact on our annual charges.
I have asked itsyourplace to notify me when contractors are expected on the estate and I will update the feed on the left hand side of the menu bar so residents know when contractors should be here.
If you see anything suspicious at all please call Surrey Police on their non-emergency telephone number 101.
Even if you are not sure that something is suspicious but see a white van with workmen please make a note of the vehicle registration number and try and remember what individuals looked like and what they are wearing. if in any doubt whatsoever call Surrey Police on 101.
We need to get the message out to the criminal fraternity that we are vigilant and will report anything suspicious.
We have been very lucky over the years to have not been targeted in this way and it is important to remember that this could happen anywhere. But lets make sure we have each others backs.
itsyourplace have been notified and contractors will be out today to make the roundabout safe. The holes are over 10 ft deep. Please keep your children away from the area and be careful when driving near this roundabout.
Fly tippers strike Deepcut
This morning I have noticed some fly tipping has occurred to the north of the development on the private MOD owned road that separates Dettingen Park and the officers mess cricket club.
It is really important that if you see anything suspicious that you report it to Surrey Police on the non emergency phone number 101. Or if you see fly tipping in progress call 999.
If at all possible make a note of the vehicle registration number but capturing any of the following information is also useful:
- Descriptions of individuals and what they were wearing
- Registration, make, model and colour of any vehicles involved. if the vehicular has any distinguishing marks such as dents or dashboard bling such as dice and so on.
- Note the time
- And if possible get an image on your mobile phone but do not place yourself in danger.
It is also important to report anything you see to the police immediately as the vehicles involved could still be in the area and the police could see it out and about on thier patrols.
Lets make sure that the word gets out that Deepcut is not a good place to fly tip as residents are switched on and will report any suspicious activity. I witnessed what appeared to be such activity this morning and reported it to the police. They were on scene within 5 minutes. It did turn out to be a innocent but the police did not make me feel bad at all that it did not turn out to be criminal activity.
New tool launched in fight against anti-social behaviour in Surrey Heath – Via Surrey Heath Residents Network
Surrey Police officers in Surrey Heath are trialling a new internet-based CCTV camera in their continued fight against anti-social behaviour in the borough.
Just weeks after it was launched, the new Community Monitored TV (CMTV) system, provided by Jabbakam, is already helping to save time and money in investigating allegations of anti-social behaviour. Real-time images, historical searches and remote control of the camera’s position can be accessed any time from any computer, which makes it much more user friendly than traditional CCTV cameras.
Surrey Heath Crime Prevention and Design Advisor John Eldridge has been working on the project in conjunction with local Housing Association Accent Peerless.
Read full story at New tool launched in fight against anti-social behaviour in Surrey Heath
Halloween at Dettingen Park – Via Surrey Heath Residents Network
Tonight is the first time we have taken our daughter trick or treating and she loved it.
There was an incredible community spirit tonight at Dettingen Park in Deepcutwith so many households really getting into the Halloween swing of things and making it so special for all the children.
Read more via – Halloween at Dettingen Park – Photo blog
Your PCSO’s, local heroes – Lisa & Bab’s
Your 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)