Deachy

A member of the Camberley and Surrey Heath communities

About Deachy

Paul Deach represents Mytchett & Deepcut residents at Surrey Heath Borough Council and Mytchett, Frimley Green and Deepcut residents at Surrey County Council. Join his email list which will be used to keep the residents he represents informed of all important local matters via email.

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Lastest Local Disruptions - Mindenhurst / Deepcut Barracks Development

This is the lastest construction update from the developers of Mindenhurst / Deepcut Barracks Development. I took the liberty to create a little video so that residents can get an understanding and scale of some of the work already undertaken. You can view the video here

  • Drainage works in the vicinity of the military housing are now complete with the exception of removing excess materials stockpiles

  • Construction of the Northern Access Roundabout on the Deepcut Bridge Road-Newfoundland Road junction

  • The Junction to Newfoundland Road was closed on Monday 25th September and this junction will not re-open, a diversion route is signposted to the North of Dettingen Park Estate via Minorca Road

  • The roundabout works are programmed for completion at the end of February 2018

  • The car park constructed on Brunswick Road for the MOD is now complete and will be handed over to them shortly

  • Hoarding to be erected on the junction of Deepcut Bridge Road and Brunswick Road commenced on Thursday 12th October for a 5 day duration and should be complete by Thursday 19th October, the footpath should not need to be closed for this work

  • Widening of Cyprus Road including some surface water drainage installation and reducing the size of the island in Minorca Road to allow two-way traffic both sides of the island will commence on Monday 23rd October. These works will require temporary traffic management including traffic lights during construction

  • A new boundary fence will be erected for 1.7km along the perimeter of the military training ground to the East of Princess Royal Barracks starting on Monday 16th October for 6 weeks

  • The construction of a new village green adjacent to Brunswick Road will commence on Monday 30th October for 6 months, this will include a pond and children’s play areas

Suspicious activity in Deepcut

I was tagged into a recent facebook post on the Camberley Chat group about some suspicious activity in Deepcut involving 2 individuals walking around a small development taking pictures of all the properties. When they were challenged they walked off with the huff (while continuing to take pictures) without explaining themselves.

In a day and age where security is at the for front of all our minds I think the residents who alerted me to this are quite right to be concerned and suspicious. It may well be completely innocent but I just wanted to highlight the fact we cant be to cautious in the current security climate.

The residents who reported this to me, captured images of the suspicious activity (one included in this article), their vehicle reg number and reported it to the police.

This is just a reminder to everyone to remain vigilant and report anything that does not seem right.

If you see similar activity in your community please report it to Surrey Police on 101.

Latest Local Disruptions from Mindenhurst / Deepcut Barracks Development

The infrastructure construction for the Mindenhurst Development in Deepcut is now moving at a very quick pace and the traffic control as a result is causing quite a lot of disruption.

While we all knew this was coming it does not make it any less frustrating.

The idea of these emails is to keep you informed so that you can adjust your essential journeys accordingly to either allow extra time or avoid all together.

Thank you to all local residents for your patience.

  • A CCTV survey is due to take place on the newly installed drawing around the military estate prior to handover. This will be conducted on 10th and 11th October with some localised Traffic Management in place to allow access;
  • Junction to Newfoundland Road & Deepcut Bridge Road was closed on Monday 25th September and this junction will not re-open, a diversion route is signposted to the North of Dettingen Park Estate via Minorca Road. The roundabout works are programmed for completion in February 2018.
  • Hoarding will be erected on the junction of Deepcut Bridge Road and Brunswick Road starting on 9th October and the footpath will be closed for approximately 40 metres on this corner for 1 week;
  • Construction of the proposed haul road will commence Monday 23rd October and will involve widening Cyprus Road and reducing the size of the island in Minorca Road, these works will require temporary traffic management. During these works we will also construct a new footpath on the edge of the sports pitches running north to south;
  • A new boundary fence will be erected along the perimeter of the military training ground to the East of Princess Royal Barracks, segregating the Pirbright training estate, these works will commence Monday 30th October for 8 weeks;
  • Construction of a new village green adjacent to Brunswick Road will commence on Monday 30th October for 6 months providing new public open spaces including a pond and children’s play areas.

Surrey Countryside Consultation

Surrey County Council announced recently that they will be conducting a consultation with residents on the countryside estate and the difficulties it faces with funding gaps. One proposal is to introduce charging for car parks at some of the popular countryside areas in Surrey visited by residents.

It is really important that if you have any views about this that you respond to the consultation here: https://www.surreysays.co.uk/e-i-directorate-programme-group/payandconserve/

If anyone would also like to let me know your views please do let me know via my County Council email address at paul.deach@surreycc.gov.uk

Phone Mast Planning Application

I have received a number of representations from residents in Deepcut about a planning application that the council has received concerning the proposed erection of a phone mast at the BT Exchange on Brunswick Road. The representations are mainly from properties very close to the proposed location.

While I have not formed a view either way but if residents do wish to express a view to the council in respect of this application then you can so so by emailing: developmentcontrol@surreyheath.gov.uk

It wont do any harm to copy me in at paul.deach@surreyheath.gov.uk

Full details of the application can be found here and by using the following reference ( 17/0805): http://isharemaps.surreyheath.gov.uk/ishare54/custom/planning/default.aspx

If you are objecting to the proposals then it would be useful for you to say that you are objecting so there is no confusion.

The latest Mindenhurst/Deepcut Barracks construction information

This is the latest information I have received from the developers of the Mindenhurst / Deepcut Barracks development which is now in full swing. I am hoping that by informing residents of these works will assist in keeping disruption to a minimum.

  • Drainage works in the vicinity of the military housing (Canada Road, Union Road, Newfoundland Road) are complete, remaining stockpiles of materials and making good grassed will continue over the next 2 weeks.
  • Construction of the Northern Access Roundabout on the Deepcut Bridge Road-Newfoundland Road junction commenced on the Monday 31st July 2017.
    • Current traffic signal control is to allow BT to complete cable diversions which has unfortunately taken longer than anticipated.
    • Upon completion of the BT diversion the traffic signals will remain in place until Feb 2018.
  • Trenching has commenced around the development parcels A1 and A2 to allow for the installation of electrical cabling, these works are due for completion 22nd September 2017.
  • Construction of the village green (off Brunswick Road) and a Haul Road (adjacent to Cyprus Road/Minorca Road) will both commence at the end of September 2017, further updates to follow.

Please support the Basingstoke Canal

On Friday I was invited aboard the John Pinkerton II Canal Boat in my capacity as Surrey County Council representative on the Joint Managment Committee.

I believe that one of the major benefits of living in Hampshire and Surrey is the Basingstoke Canal and all the leisure and recreation resources it brings to local residents.

Of course the canal runs through my ward/division both in Deepcut and Mytchett so a great deal of the residents I represent will benefit from it in a number of ways.

There are so many ways in which residents can support the canal which does not necessarily mean volunteering or donating. If we want future generations to enjoy the canal as we do then we do have to support it in any way we can.

I recorded this short video with the Chairman of the Basingstoke Canal on the John Pinkerton II. Please watch it and see how you can support our beloved canal - Aboard the John Pinkerton II with the Chairman of the Basingstoke Canal Society Philip Riley

Bagshot CRC to remain open

While not in the ward/division I represent, had the Bagshot Community Recycling Centre closed, the impact would have affected us all especially, to my mind, in terms of the traffic that would grind the already heavily congested Frimley Road to a halt.

Residents responded to the consultation in unprecedented numbers, over 13000 in fact. I am pleased that the views of residents were listened too and all CRC's across Surrey will remain open.

However, the existing service will have to reduce in order that the council can still meet its targeted savings. I will of course let everyone know exactly what reductions will be made once the details are finalised.

Cllr Mike Goodman (Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport) recorded this video statement from the Wilton Road CRC earlier this week: Cllr Mike Goodman Video Statement

A letter from 'Say No to Frimley Green Traffic Lights' Campaign

I have been sent a letter which is being distributed by the 'Say No to Frimley Green Traffic Lights' Campaign which is relevant to any residents in Surrey Heath who goes through Frimley Green.

You can download the letter here:

Frimley Green Traffic Lights Letter Word version

Frimley Green Traffic Lights Letter .pdf version

Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch Facebook Page

The Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch Group have a very active facebook group managed by my good friend Emma Bagnell in West End. Emma keeps the group regularly updated with relevant local information. Join this excellent facebook group by searching "Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch".