Local resident comment – Guildford Plan

“The GBC Local Plan for 2015 – 2034 has been adopted in 2019. This is 4 years late, in contrast to every other Borough Council in the Country it would seem.
However, it appears that there are 3 Judicial Reviews associated with the Local Plan, although the specifics regarding any of these Judicial Reviews seem unclear. Therefore the timing is uncertain, but definitely means a number of years.
Anyone wishing to view a paper copy of the Local Plan can visit Guildford Library.
M. Williams
Local Resident.”

editor’s note – the plan can also be viewed online



BBQ Gallery – successful Gunpowder Mills event Sept 15

The Chilworth lunchtime BBQ, held today Sunday September 15 in the Gunpowder Mills was a great success, with all BBQ sausages and rolls sold out in just over an hour.

Part of the national Heritage weekend, where historic buildings and sites open their doors, the event was organised by the new group, the Friends of the Gunpowder Mills, under the auspices of St Martha Parish Council.  Chilworth2gether provided the refreshments.

Next year, 2020, is the 100 year anniversary of the closure of the Mills.  It is hoped that an exciting celebratory event will be held in the Gunpowder Mills in the autumn.

Watch out for more details of this family friendly event!

Gunpowder Mills covered on local radio

BBC Surrey included a piece on the Gunpowder Mills, Chilworth, in an item on the “Mark Carter” slot 4.00-5.00pm last Sunday.  It should be available to replay via BBC Sounds for the next 21 days.

The piece included contributions from Hendryk Jurk(GBC) and Andrew Norris, a Chilworth resident who has in-depth knowledge of the history and archeology of the site.  In the  second part, following a short while later in the programme, our new County Councillor Diana Jones (Green Party) made a contribution, along with John Andrews (GBC Countryside warden, who is closely involved with the site).