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Community Council minutes Feb 13

Peaslake Community Council

February 2013 Meeting.


We received a very kind thank you from Mrs. Lesley Childs for the two miniature trees the Peaslake CC gave to her at her retirement party last month. After 23 years service to the Parish Lesley will be missed.

 Mrs. Joy Millett has taken over from Lesley as Parish Clerk and is settling in well with all the responsibilities of looking after the Parish.

We wish Joy every success with this challenging position.

 We also had a kind letter from Mr. & Mrs. Hulme thanking Peaslake CC for the small token gift for the supply of electricity to light the Village Christmas tree.

 The forestry work in the Walking Bottom car park and its impact on causing parking congestion in the Village was raised, but it was reported that this work will finish in March.

 Peaslake School reported that as part of the Free School transition they are currently negotiating with the DfE regarding access to the school grounds. The public have always had the trust’s permission to cross the school grounds, but in order to comply with DfE safeguarding requirements it’s clear that some new controls will have to be put in place. The trustees believe that access between the top of Colmans hill and the field across the school is mainly used by those with property backing onto school land.  Others using and needing to continue using this route rather than the public footpath via Franks Field will be asked to contact the school office.  Negotiations with the DfE are ongoing, but it is likely that from September the School will be required to keep a record of those granted permission, and put systems in place to control this. In practice the changes shouldn’t inconvenience anyone, and the school will ensure that the community is properly informed, and good signage is in place.

 It was noted that the Bus company had not been given notice regarding the road closure in Peaslake Lane and the service had been disrupted as buses were to large to use the diversion route and would be unable to service the centre of the Village.

 It was also mentioned that overgrown hedges were causing problems for motorists.

The “finger” sign at Houndhouse Rd and Lawbrook Lane still had not been replaced.

The curb stones opposite Pursers Barns has almost disappeared as at the entry to Feney Road.

 If you would like to assist with making the roads around the village safer for all and could give a few hours a month to assist with the Community Speed Watch program please forward your contact details to the Parish Clerk Telephone:   01483 203431 Email:  We are hoping to set up a training program in March.



Date of the next meeting 4th March 2013 8.15pm at the Memorial Hall.

By: Michael urban

Community Council minutes Jan 13

Peaslake Community Council 2013



Our first meeting this new year took place on the 7th January  in the Memorial Hall, and was well attended despite the  weather.


The Village Christmas Tree donated kindly by the Hurtwood was placed in the Village by David Colebrook and friends who were “drenched” but a sudden burst of rain as they were erecting the tree to start the festive period. This cooling experience did not dull their enthusiasm to finish the task.  


Once again a thank you to Digby & Elspeth Hulme for supplying the power for the lights.


The Christmas evening was a great success thanks to Bobby Knott and his Village Acts which delighted the Audience until late evening. This was Bobby’s tenth year hosting the show an achievement on its own.

Many compliments were noted about the high standard of the acts especially by some of the younger participants and the Peaslake Players.

Our thanks are extended to the Villages Group for providing refreshments, the W.I. for the mince pies, and Aaron for the Christmas cake. Not forgetting the crew back stage,

and the Trustees of the Memorial Hall for the use and laying out the hall.


Surrey Highways have informed us that work will be starting with road closures, on Lawbrook Lane, (road surface)   D222 Peaslake Lane, (drainage)  D227 Queen Street Gomshall (major highway Maintaince).  We have not heard if this will affect the Bus routes or times.


Due to the flooding in parts of the Village over Christmas a request has been made to Shere PC to replace the sand bags used at this time.

Concern was also raised over the condition of the foots paths and the overgrown vegetation which needs to be attended to.

The logging operations in the walking Bottom Car Park and the loss of parking space is causing concern because of extra vehicles now parking in the Village.


Please do not forget to sign the online survey to assist Peaslake School with its free School status only two questions to tick, The key single question we require you to answer is:

Do you agree that the Governors of Peaslake Free School should sign the Grant Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State to establish Peaslake as a Free School from September 2013?


May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and healthy 2013 and to remind you our next meeting will be on Monday 4th February 2012 in the Memorial Hall.

By: Michael urban

Community Council minutes Dec 12

This year certainly seems to have passed very quickly with our last meeting of 2012

Peaslake Community Council


 being held on the 3rd of December.


Much has happened in the Parish over the last twelve months with the Olympic Torch in Shere or the two days of cycling events along the A25 being some of the most prominent.


Congratulations to the Trustees of Peaslake School for becoming 1 of only 102 schools to be made “Free Schools” from September 2013 by the Secretary of State, a marvellous achievement for all concerned.


We were all sorry to learn that Lesley Childs the Parish Clerk decided to retire after many years of service to the community at the end of this year, she will be greatly missed.


The Village Christmas celebrations are well under way with the Village tree being erected on the 14th and the Christmas Evening at the village Hall on the 20th.


We were informed that the Police have the name of a man they wish to interview in connection with the spate of “thefts from garden sheds.”


On the more mundane side the following matters were requested to be brought to the attention of the appropriate authorities:


Salt Boxes near Lentern Close, Posts near the Lentern Close Bus shelter, Soil trap in the Pond Lane car park, The blocked drain near Peaslake Garage, and the possibility of roads being swept in the Village.


The Parking of cars and large vans during the weekends  by visitors to the Village was also raised. A suggestion that leaflets should be handed to visitors asking them to park in the Hurtwood car park, Walking Bottom, was made, also Mr. Cohen offered to speak to the “Recreation Committee” regarding using the area as a weekend visitors car park.


May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and 2013.

Our next meeting will be on Monday the 7th January 2013.

By: Michael urban

Community Council minutes Nov 12

Our November meeting opened with Christine Harrison and Jill

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Lucken going through the August Village fair accounts and explaining which stalls were up or down on last years figurers. Our thanks to all who sponsored  events and took adds in the programme.


The benefactors of the Fair were then presented with cheques; they included The Peaslake School, Memorial Hall, The Friends of the Hurtwood, and a cheque to the Community Council to cover the insurance.

A vote of thanks was recorded for Christine and her committee for organising the Fair, setting the stalls up and taking them down at the end of the day.


Under matters to be brought to the attention of SPC came:

The drain near the Peaslake Garage which seems to have a constant blockage and will need “rodding” as well to clear any spoil blocking the pipes, Bollards near the bus stop at Lentern Close to stop vehicles driving on the new laid surface, the curb stones between Wonham Way and Rad Lane that have disappeared into the road, overgrown hedges and the foot path between Rad lane and Mackies Hill which has become very overgrown in recent months.

Question were also raised about the continuing burglaries that seem to be plaguing the Village.  Please if you do see a suspicious vehicle, take its number and report the matter to the Police. 

This years village Christmas evening will be on the 20th December, held has usual in the Memorial Hall, a fun evening for all the family.


Our final meeting of the year will take place on Monday 3rd December in the Memorial Hall.  

By: Michael urban

Community Council minutes Oct 12

Peaslake CC


The Peaslake CC met on the 4th October 2010 at the Memorial Hall due to the Old school Room being still out of commission.


A new Bible for the Bible box near the Village bus shelter was requested as the present one is starting to disintegrate.


It was hoped that the village speed watch group would be out later this month to assist some motorist in remembering the speed limits.


Matters to be notified to SPC; Silt trap in Pond Lane car park, Overgrown hedging causing problems near road junctions, Missing bus stop signs on Pursers Lane, The road drains near Crest Hill, Lentern Close drain ditch which needs to be rebuild.


Progress was being made for the Village Christmas evening which will take place on the Thursday 16th December, if you wish to audition to take part in this seasonal event please contact Bobby Knott.


Next meeting 1st November at the Memorial Hall.

By: Michael urban

Community Council minutes Sept 12


At our September meeting

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the success of the village fair was discussed and we would like to thank Charlie Palmer (local Olympic torch bearer) for opening the fair and for spending most of the afternoon being photographed holding the torch or allowing the torch to be held by the next generation of Olympic contestants.


A further thanks you to Christine Harrison  for chairing the fair committee and to all those who helped in with setting the event up and of course clearing away afterwards as well as Our Memorial Hall for the use of all its facilities including the ground for the BBQ and beer tent.


During the fair John Clements a previous chair of the PCC came over to our stand and

very kindly presented to us, two documents dating back to October 1945, showing the formation of the PCC, together with a photo copy of an article from taken from the Daily Mirror about Peaslake  written in 1948.

Many thanks John; this very much appreciated.

We will be putting a photo copy of the above on the notice board in the bus shelter and on the village website later this month.



The water leak on the Ewhurts Road had been reported but not yet attended to and it was mentioned that the bench opposite East View had disappeared in the undergrowth.

Regrettably this summer?? has seen an unprecedented growth in foliage which at some time will need to be cleared from both  pavements and foot paths.


Our next meeting will be on the 1st October, when it is hoped that we can have a Crime Prevention Office available to inform us of how we can protect our property in view of the recent thefts.

Please look at the notice board in the bus shelter to see if this has been achieved,   or email me.







By: Michael urban

Peaslake Memorial Hall Bookings

For all Peaslake Memorial Hall bookings please call Marg Sherlock. 01306 731114

By: Nick Edwards