News Bulletin – 18th December 2011


It's been a few weeks since the last Newsletter but don't worry there has been much work going on, to  prepare us for the challenges ahead! For your information at the time of writing Bewley Homes have not yet submitted an official planning application to Guilford Borough Council but when they do we will of course let you know immediately.

Firstly, welcome to all those new readers who have signed on via the website to support Ash Residents Association (ASHRA) and to receive the Newsletter.

Email is our main channel of communication and it is vital to have the email addresses of everyone and anyone in Ash and Tongham, who is concerned about the countryside and the quality of life in the area. Please help by talking with your neighbours and local friends and encouraging them to visit the website http://www.ashra.org.uk/ and subscribe to the Newsletter.

Also you can help if you have any old photographs, not just any old snaps but pictures of floods in the local area! As you know, every so often low lying areas of Ash and Tongham are flooded and your photographs (or your neighbours photographs) will help us document this problem. You can either email them to us as an attachment or if they are in non-digital form we would be happy to collect them from you, make copies and then return them to you the following day. Please send any images or let us know when you would like them collected by email to info@ashra.org.uk

Field South of Ash Lodge Drive

If you walk the fields regularly for pleasure or maybe as a dog walker, you will of course see a lot of the local wildlife. In fact it is practically impossible not to see a deer but have you seen a Stoat or a hunting Kestrel?
Both have been sighted recently and if you or a family member see any interesting species of animal please send an email to let us know where and when.

 Stoat  Kestrel

We are also trying to identify community members with skills and hobbies that could prove helpful in the future. So if you are interested in bird-watching, graphic design, writing or indeed anything that you (or a friend or relative) can contribute in the way of help please let us know by email.

Last but not least, we wish everyone in our community a Happy Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.

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