Cobham & Downside Residents' Association, backed by the Cobham Conservation Heritage Trust and the Chamber of Commerce feel strongly that these hours should be reduced - no liquor to be sold after 9 p.m. The later in the evening that liquor can be sold, the more risk of vandalism/crime and disturbance in the area to the detriment of local residents, businesses and the environment. Riverhill could be particularly vulnerable.
UPDATE: We are pleased to report the application has been withdrawn but we expect there will be a further application made soon, so we must remain vigilent.
We have been working with some of the Tilt residents to help them object to a proposed development which involves replacing Elmcroft, a lovely house built around 1907 and replace it with a monstrosity of a dwelling. The details are as follows:
- Planning Application: 2012/3880 – to demolish Elmcroft
- Planning Application: 2012/3876 – to build a new house in it's place
Despite a bitterly cold day, members of the Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust and staff from Waitrose and Elmbridge borough Council got to work and completed the planting of 22 oak trees on the Leg O'Mutton Field on Saturday 23rd Feb 2013. The 22 trees have been planted either side of the track that crosses the Leg O'Mutton field from Downside Bridge Road to form an avenue of oak trees which will be of benefit to current and future generations.
We are pleased to announce that the main works at Riverhill were completed on the 16th Nov 2012 and we think it is looking rather smart.
The public now has access to the viewing platform but the fencing around the landscaped areas will stay up for a few weeks longer to allow the new turf to settle.
The planting will take place in the spring and will be a community effort, so do come back again to find out how you could get involved.
Here are a few photos taken near the viewing platform.
We are very pleased to announce we have published a Cobham Calendar for 2013. This new publication has kindly been produced by Eric Strange (Dawson Strange Photography) and features photographs of Cobham. It features large photographs and plenty of space to make notes throughout the year. It makes an ideal Christmas gift.
Copies can be obtained direct from the CCHT for £7 and members can receive a copy for £6. All the profits from the sale of the calendar sold directly by the Trust will help towards the Riverhill Regeneration Project.
To order your copy, download the application form by clicking here and send your cheque to the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust (Calendar), PO Box 335, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3AY
Many Cobham residents will remember the Dawson Strange Photography shop in Between Streets and before that in Anyards Road. Dawson Strange closed in 2006 when Eric Strange retired but Eric Strange has been busy going through his back catalogue to create a new book called 'Cobham's Strange Photography' which features much of Cobham's well known local built and natural environment, its commerce and the people who helped mould Cobham into the place we know and love today, as well as the places that are no more.
Copies can be obtained direct from the CCHT for £20 each. All the profits from the sale of the book sold directly by the Trust will help towards the Riverhill Regeneration Project.
Eric will be signing his book at the next CCHT Open meeting to be held at the Cobham Village Hall on Wednesday 12th December 2012 at 8pm.
If you can't get to the Open meeting you can order your copy by downloading the application form by clicking here and sending your cheque to the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust (Strange Photography), PO Box 335, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3AY
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