Last updated: 21-Dec-2017 19:05

Car Crash

For those of you wondering about the large hole in the estate fence on the Chobham Road....................

A driver alledgedly swerved to avoid a deer and ended up in the woods. No fatalities, but the car was a bit of a mess.

We are pursuing an insurance claim for repairs to the fence, tree surgery, etc.

Photographs of the crash site can be viewed here (courtesy Nigel Eastment).

John Gower

As many of you will know John Gower has served for many years on the OPEC management committee as Company Secretary, Treasurer and general factotum.

What many of you will not know is that John is a model railway enthusiast who has an entensive and imaginative layout of his own.

As a mark of gratitude for his hard work on behalf of OPEC over the years, the management committee recently presented John with a model locomotive to add to his collection .

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John receiving his "retirement" gift with his layout and collaborator Vic in the background.


Fairoaks Garden Village

Report date: 02 March 2017

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You may have heard of plans to build a new housing estate on Fairoaks Airport and to convert agricultural land which is also owned by the Airport to a SANG (Suitable Alternative Natural Space).

Last weekend JTP, the architects (or Placemakers as they call themselves!) working for the Airport owners, disclosed their outline plans for the new village and sought feedback and ideas from the general public. It was good to see that there was a good turnout for these meetings and that some Ottershaw Park residents attended. For those of you unable to attend the complete presentation is available here.

Last night there was a meeting at which plans drawn up in the light of the public consultation process were presented. For those of you unable to attend the complete presentation is available here.

A press report of the meeting can be found here.

A handout describing their "vision" for the new community was made available and for those of you unable to attend I have reproduced the map from this document above. The complete document is available here

More information can be found here and here.

Please note that this is at an early stage of planning and no formal application has been made. Your committee is involved with other local organisations who have concerns about the possible development and we will keep you informed in due course.


Policing and Crime Prevention Meeting

There was a meeting hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner at Chertsey Hall on 3rd February 2016.

An agenda can be viewed here.

There were various talks and presentations all of which suggested that we live in a safe environment and that we can sleep easy in our beds.

A synopsis of what the Commissioner has been doing can be viewed here.

The main points of the meeting are summarised in the Annual Report by the Commissioner which can be viewed here.