Decisions made at the Executive meeting held on 19 October 2021

Date: 

Thursday, 28 October, 2021

Decisions made at the most recent meeting of the Surrey Heath Borough Council Executive on 19 October included: 

Five Year Strategy 2022 -2027 

Over the summer of 2021, the Council ran a large consultation exercise with residents, partners and businesses to find out what they loved about Surrey Heath, what needed improving and their aspirations for the future of the borough.  We were delighted by the large number of people who shared their views through completing a survey, leaving us a comment on social media, coming along to a focus group or speaking to a Council member of staff at a local event.  We have reviewed the thousands of comments received and are committed to listening and acting upon what you’ve told us.   

We’ve used the feedback to write our draft Five Year Strategy(link is external), which was approved by Councillors at the Full Council meeting on 27 October 2021. 

The Executive recommended to Full Council that the new Five Year Strategy, as set out at Annex B to the agenda report be taken forward; and the final amendments to the content of the strategy be delegated to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader. 

Bids received for funding from the Local Community Improvement Fund 

The Council has its own Community Grant Fund from which it provides grants of up to £25,000 to assist local 'not for profit organisations' with the delivery of community projects.

To qualify for a grant from the Community Grant Fund applications must fit with the Council's objectives from our Five Year Strategy and must demonstrate benefit to the local community or a section of it. 

Grants are available for amounts up to £25,000. Find out more and how to apply here - https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/residents/communities-wellbeing/grants-funding/community-fund-grant-scheme

The Executive resolved that the following grants are awarded; 

  • £6,148.00 be awarded to Mytchett Community Association for accessibility improvements to the community pond and wildlife area

  • £16,600.00 be awarded to Bentley Copse Play Area for replacement of play equipment and safety surfaces

  • £28,800.00 be awarded to Frimley Lodge Park Fitness Trail to replace fitness equipment

  • £4,900.00 be awarded to Southcote Park Play Area for replacement of safety surfaces; and 

The application for Pelican Crossing at Ravenscote School be paused pending a decision from Surrey County Council.   

Additional Camberley High Street Trees  

Camberley High Street has recently been extensively improved with new pavements, road surfaces, street furniture and lighting.  Four trees have also been planted.  More trees were part of the original design but were unable to plant due to underground services. To bring more trees into the High Street trees in planters have been proposed. 

The Executive resolved that eight additional trees in planters will be installed in Camberley High Street. 

Surrey County Council's Local Transport Plan 2022-2032 consultation 

The Executive resolved that the response set out at Annex 1 to the agenda report, as amended, be agreed as the Council’s formal response to Surrey County Council’s consultation on the Draft Surrey Transport Plan 2022-2032; and authority be delegated to the Head of Planning in consultation with the Planning and People Portfolio Holder to agree the final response.  

Access more information about this Executive meeting here - https://surreyheath.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=127&MId=3695