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News from Ockham Parish Council May 2024

  • Councillors were delighted by the number of residents able to attend our Ockham Parish Council Annual Meeting earlier this week. Not only did Chair, Malcolm Aish, give attendees an interesting overview of the Parish Council activity over the last year but Clare Bevan CBE unveiled our plaque for the Queens Canopy and local celebrity Tony Edwards entertained us all with anecdotes and stories from Fleet Street. A great time was had by all with good chat and plenty of wine! The Minutes of this meeting will shortly be on our website in the usual way

  • Many of you will have received a letter or email from Guildford Borough Council relating to the Hallam Land application (23/P/00417). The Parish Council are going through the new information and we will shortly share our response to this latest consultation. The deadline for submission of a representation is 5th June so do keep an eye out for our email which will come in the usual way via OHRA.



  •  SCC have been out in Ockham recently and although potholes and crumbling road surfaces remain across our network of country lanes. SCC have been jetting some of the gullies and we very much hope that potholes will be filled and some roads resurfaced if we keep pushing forward with our complaints. Please continue to report problems. We are told that the more complaints received, the more priority given to a problem. Seriously large or dangerous Potholes: If you think the issue is an immediate risk to public safety please call SCC anytime, day or night on: 0300 200 1003. If you are calling outside of normal business hours, please hold for option 3 (for Roads and Transport) followed by option 2 (for Highway and traffic signal emergencies). Potholes and all other Highway Issues: transport/roadworks-and-maintenance/report-a-highway-problem 


  •  The bat box and nesting boxes are now in situ at our Memorial Garden on Ockham Lane. We hope they will encourage wildlife and increase biodiversity. Thanks to Cllr Sonjia Moran for organising these.