New community venture -The Garden House

We would like to update you on progress at The Garden House in Hydestile.  We have been developing the project for around 4 years and the estate is now looking very different.  For those of you who pass by on Hambledon Road, you may have noticed a large pond and new planting.  We are now better placed to spread the word about the project and would like to let people know what it is that we are doing.   We would like to invite you to think about how The Garden House estate can be used by either you or people that you may know who could benefit from the resource that we are creating.Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 13.06.22 Continue reading

St Peter’s Services Coming Up

Just a reminder that there are some differences in our services at Hambledon Church over the next couple of Sundays…

This Sunday – 2nd April – there is no 9.00am service. We have our All Age family service at 10.30am and then a special choral Evensong service at 3.30pm to mark the beginning of Passiontide; that time in the Church calendar where we begin to focus of the events leading up to that first Easter.

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The following Sunday – 9th April – is Palm Sunday. There will be only one combined service at 10.00am, followed by a walk down to Village Shop. Do join us.

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Hambledon Gets Busy

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It’s that time of year when Village activities come along thick and fast. To help you keep track, the Village web site maintains an up to date calendar. On the right hand side of the Home page is a list of the closest upcoming events, to see the whole calendar, click on the “Calendar” tab in the menu at the top of the page. Once you’ve accessed the full calendar there’s also an option to subscribe to the calendar, this will create a copy of the village calendar on your own computer or mobile device.

If you know of an event that is missing from the Calendar, please let the web team know.

Some events of particular note coming up soon:

Saturday 16th April – Hambledon Cricket Club kick off their season with a friendly match at home against Grayswood

Thursday 20th April – Hambledon Peddlars first ride of the season (meet at The Village Hall at 6pm)

Thursday 27th April – The Annual Parish Assembly (at the Village Hall, doors open 7:30pm)

Saturday 29th April – Hambledon Village Clean Up followed by BBQ at the Shop

Monday 1st May – Morris dancing at dawn on Hydon’s Ball followed by breakfast at The Harriers

Saturday 13th May – Hambledon Village Hall Spring Quiz

 

 

 

St Dominic’s new Performing Arts Centre – Open Evening 30 March

Just a reminder that St Dominic’s are holding an open evening 6:30 – 7:30pm on Thursday 30 March where you will be able to see further details of the proposed Performing Arts Centre over a glass of wine and snacks.

Your views on this proposal are very important to the school.  This is your opportunity to find out more, express your views on the proposed Performing Arts Centre and inform the design before a formal Planning Application is submitted.

The open session is informal and will provide you with the opportunity to view a display detailing the proposals and talk to the designers and promoters of the proposal on a one-to-one basis.  You will also be given the opportunity to complete a short questionnaire.

If you would like to attend, please contact Therésa Jones at the School as soon as possible on tel: 01428 684693 or by email on : tjones@stdominicsschool.org.uk as we need to know numbers for catering purposes.  Thank you.

St Dominic’s School – Informal Pre-Planning Consultation – New Performing Arts Centre

Dear Resident

St Dominic’s has recently been successful in the initial stages of the Government PSBP2 (Priority Schools Building Programme 2) bidding process and is now pressing on with the planning and detailed design for the construction of a new Performing Arts Centre providing specialist music and drama facilities. This process also accommodates the removal of our old swimming pool building.

Currently we have no permanent or suitable facilities for music and drama, which are significant areas of the curriculum in which our pupils and students thrive.  Both music and drama are currently being taught in unsuitable and undersized areas, often on an ad hoc basis, which is not only far from ideal in terms of the teaching space, but often also disruptive to the surrounding accommodation.

The Performing Arts can offer a vital outlet for our children and young people. At St Dominic’s we use music and drama as a way of reducing stress and managing anxiety in our children and young people who often choose these activities over and above anything else as a means of helping them manage their emotions. The Performing Arts are a means of children and young people showcasing their strengths, building their self-esteem and interacting with others. These subjects also broaden the range of opportunities our young people will have in the future.

The proposed performing arts centre will greatly enhance the curriculum experience and life chances of many of our children and young people and will enable the school to involve the local community by inviting them up for various music and drama productions and allowing the village to use the centre for local productions.

Informal open evening:-

You are invited to drop in to an open session where you will be able to see further details of the proposal over a glass of wine and snacks:-

Location              St. Dominic’s School, Hambledon

Date                      Thursday, 30th March 2017

Time                      6:30 – 7:30pm

Your views on this proposal are very important to us.  This is your opportunity to find out more, express your views on the proposed Performing Arts Centre and inform the design before a formal Planning Application is submitted.

The open sessions are informal and will provide you with the opportunity to view a display detailing the proposals and talk to the designers and promoters of the proposal on a one-to-one basis.  You will also be given the opportunity to complete a short questionnaire.

If you require any further information regarding the open evening or would like to attend, please contact Therésa Jones at the School on tel: 01428 684693 or by email on : tjones@stdominicsschool.org.uk

 

Parish Council Support Leads To Dunsfold Park New Homes “Call-In”

The decision to “call in” the application to build 1,800 new homes at Dunsfold Aerodrome (see previous news item) will be welcomed by many local residents who expressed grave concern that the proposed development was not sustainable and would be of considerable detriment to the local infrastructure.

In particular, it demonstrates the success of the initiative by eleven surrounding parish councils – including Hambledon – who urged the Secretary of State to “call in” the application submitted by Dunsfold Park Ltd and approved, despite widespread objection, by Waverley Borough Council in December.

This means that the application must now be considered at a Public Inquiry at which a planning inspector will hear the arguments for and against before making a recommendation to the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

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Hambledon Parish Council played an active role in the joint parish councils initiative, supporting the view of others that the impact of such a large development in a rural area would have a major and adverse effect on already congested roads such as the A281, would lead to “rat-running” on narrow country lanes, including those in the parish, and that the application had insufficient measures to mitigate against these and other sustainability issues.

A campaign group called Protect Our Waverley was set up and actively lobbied against the proposal. Anne Milton, the MP for Guildford, pressed the case for the call-in at Westminster.

The decision to hold a public inquiry – at a date yet to be fixed – is a considerable set-back for Waverley Borough Council. It not only approved the application but, separately, identified Dunsfold Park as a key strategic site for new development in its controversial new Local Plan, which has yet to be formally adopted.

The site owners have indicated that eventually 3,400 homes could be built on the site of the former World War Two airfield, which is currently used as a business park.

A previous application to build a “new town” on the site was refused by Waverly and went to appeal in 2009. The appeal upheld the Waverley decision.

Since then Waverley has done an “about face” following central government pressure to find sites for new homes.

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