Manor Farm, The Street, Tongham

There are new documents relating to the Planning Application 18/P/02461, which refers to the development of about 250 new properties at Manor Farm, The Street, Tongham (opposite the Brewery). One of the comments made so far is that “According to this website, only 159 people/properties have been consulted”.

The new information provides details about the site’s construction and management.

If you have any concerns about the development, then please make your comments known. You can access the application on the GBC website here

Proposed A31 White Lane Gap Closure Meeting

Matt Furniss (Surrey County Councillor) has organised a public meeting about the possible gap closure on the A31 into White Lane.

There have been an increase in incidents where cars are crossing the A31 into White Lane that is causing safety concerns.

Please do come along to hear from the Surrey County Council Road Safety Team about what could be done and give your feedback on the proposals.

This is not a formal consultation but as your County Councillor he wanted to give local residents an early say in the process.

When: Monday 4th Feb 2019, 18:00 to 19:30
Where: Old School Hall, Poyle Road, Tongham

AGM and Committee Elections - Results

Just a quick note to thank all of those that attended the ASHRA AGM on Wednesday evening.

We are please to say that we have elected a new committee and will be able to carry on our work on behalf of the community as we have in the past.

The new committee is as follows

Chairman - John Dymott
Secretary - Iain Collie
Treasurer - Nicola Crossley
Committee Member - Alastair French

We would like to express our thanks again to Graham for all the hard work he has put in over the past 10 years and wish him well in his bid to become both a Parish and Borough councillor. He has said that whilst not being able to be on the committee any more he will continue to support ASHRA and will help out where he can.

AGM & Committee Elections

Dear Resident,

I have been encouraged by various Councillors to stand for election to Ash Parish Council and Guildford Borough Council at the next elections in May 2019, and after a lot of thought I have decided to go ahead and put my name forward.

In order for this to happen, and in order for me to be effective as a Councillor, I needed to join a political party, which I did a couple of weeks ago.

Unfortunately this action rules out the possibility of me remaining as Chairman of Ash Residents Association as the Association is non-political, and I have therefore resigned as Chairman. I will however be able to extend my association with ASHRA as a committee member, which I hope to do, and thereby continue my support.

I feel that in becoming a Councillor at Guildford BC, and very locally within the Parish, I will be able to extend my influence, working alongside other Ward Councillors, to support and improve the local community, and indeed give support to ASHRA.


We need to elect a new Chairman, and indeed a new Secretary, as we've been running without one since Roger Smolski moved out of the area.

These positions are far less onerous now than they have been over the past 10 years, but issues still arise that need addressing and it is very important that ASHRA keeps supporting the people of Ash and Tongham.

We would like to think that there are residents who would be willing to take on these roles, and accordingly we invite nominations to be sent to the Returning Officer by 2nd November 2018. At present we just need the nominees name, address and e-mail address and the position you want to stand for. To contact the Returning Officer click here

Once all nominations are received, the Returning Officer, Alastair French, will publish the names. We will then hold a General Meeting of ASHRA, at Ash Parish Council, Ash Hill Road on the 21st November 2018 at 19:00, when the new Officers will be elected by residents of Ash and Tongham on a show of hands.

In addition to elections for the two officers mentioned above, the existing Vice Chairman, Treasurer and other Committee members will be standing re re-election.
We hope that the meeting in November will be well attended.

I truly thank everyone in Ash & Tongham for their support over the past 10 years or so, and I hope your support for the new Chairman & Committee will continue.

Graham Eyre

Ash Station Level Crossing / Bridge

Given the number of questions raised at the Ash Forum on 18 April 2018 relating to highways issues associated with the proposed Ash Road Bridge scheme, Guildford Borough Council have asked if we, ASHRA, could consult with our residents and submit questions related to highways issues only.

I would therefore invite all of you to send any "highways" questions you have on the subject to us at info@ashra.org.uk by Monday 18th June 2018. We will then formulate these and send them to GBC.

They then propose to hold a joint meeting with us, together with other groups and Surrey County Council to respond to these questions a couple weeks later. Once they have sight of questions they can assess attendance from SCC and book a meeting date. Feedback from this meeting will then be provided at the next public Ash Forum meeting, tentatively arranged for 25 July 2018.

If anyone has not seen the plans, they are available on the GBC website - here

Thank you for your help.

Ash Road Bridge Forum (Level Crossing)

The slides from the presentation for the Ash Bridge (level crossing replacement) are now available on Guildford Borough Councils website at the link below


Residents Meeting with GBC / Bewley Home / Ward Councillors - Wed 17th Jan 2018

A quick reminder that there is a meeting in the main hall at the Ash Centre on 17th January (this Wednesday) at 7.00 for residents to come along and talk with the head of planning at GBC, officers, ward councillors and Bewley homes about the local plan, current development both under way and planned as well as having a presentation from officers re the proposed bridge at the level crossing and finally an opportunity to ask any questions and air any concerns.


Guildford Borough Council will soon decide on the Bewley Homes planning application to build 400 houses on the fields between Ash and Tongham.

A full Council meeting (to which the public may attend) will take place in the Council Chambers of Guildford Borough Council, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB on Tuesday, 24th September 2013 at 8pm.

Ash Residents Association members will be speaking against the application at the meeting and would like as many residents as possible to be there to show their opposition to this development. This is the last chance to let Guildford Borough Council know the strength of opinion against this proposal and if hundreds of residents turn up it will send a powerful message.

Guildford Borough Council have advised residents that only 120 members of the public will be able to be seated in the Council Chambers, however, if the Council Chamber was full, including standing room, and there were hundreds of people outside, this would send a powerful message. Numbers could be critical here, so the bigger the attendance the better.

To give us some idea of potential numbers of attendees, if you are planning to attend we would appreciate an email letting us know how many from your household are going. Our e-mail address is info@ashra.org.uk.


There are plenty of car parking facilities within a short walk, and this link http://www.guildford.gov.uk/carparks has details of all the Guildford car parks. Please be aware that parking is very limited in the council offices forecourt (Millmead House car park) and not worth attempting.

If you know someone who wants to attend but doesn’t have transport, please consider giving lifts.

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