News Bulletin – 28th September 2014

Cluster Fund

You will remember the email we sent out recently informing everyone about the proposals by Surrey County Council & Guildford Borough Council to revamp the way they want to engage with residents about the issues in their local area. They were asking for suggestions as to what projects could be undertaken to improve the local community.

Well we have gathered all of your suggestions and forwarded them to Guildford Borough Council for consideration. Interestingly the most frequent suggestion was “Give the money to ASHRA to fight for residents”!

There is a public meeting to be held on Monday 27th October 2014 at 7:30 to 9pm at Ash Centre, Ash Hill Road, Ash, GU12 5DP where your suggestions will be discussed.


Becoming a Councillor

Borough and Parish Council elections are due to take place in 2015. Guildford Borough Council has notified us that there are FREE seminars for potential candidates.

If you are thinking about standing for election to the Borough Council or Parish Council in May 2015 the seminar will be held at G Live, Guildford at 6.30pm on Tuesday 14th October 2014. The seminar will cover:

  • Getting elected

  • The role and functions of the Borough Council and parish councils

  • The role and function of councillors

  • Ethical standards

  • Support provided for councillors

You will also be able to ask questions of existing councillors and Council staff. If you plan to attend please let GBC know by emailing

committeeservices@guildford.gov.uk or calling 01483 444102.


Planning Application 14/P/01637- Land at, 109 South Lane, Ash.

We are reviewing this Planning Application, and are in the process of preparing our official response.


Planning Application 12/P/01973 – 400 Homes on Land to the South of Ash Lodge Drive

We understand that Ash Parish Council is still awaiting notification from the High Court of the date when their Judicial Review will be heard. The JR is alleging unlawful determination by Guildford Borough Council on various grounds.


The Ash Surface Water Study

The Ash Surface Water Study is on the agenda of GBC Executive on 30th September 2014. This study was conducted, using information gathered from various sources including the recent Halcrow Report, which has been reviewed and commented on by ASHRA, in its current draft form. We have requested that our technical comments and corrections to that report be taken into account at that meeting on 30th September.

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