The Tillingbourne bridge between New Road Albury and the Catholic Apostolic Church is closed at Sherbourne. There is a structural issue and the bridge is deemed unsafe. The road is expected to be closed until 28th August 2020.
St Martha Parish Council publishes illustration to allay Parking concerns outside West Lodge
St Martha Parish Council has published this computer simulation of how the bollards it proposes to instal outside West Lodge would stop nuisance parking on the verge.
Computer simulation illustrating bollards on verge to stop nuisance parking
West Lodge – photo showing verge as it is now.
This is a design detail that is part of St Martha Parish Council’s plan to lease West Lodge for low level community and educational use; this plan will keep West Lodge as part of the Gunpowder Mills site – the alternative is that it is sold off for redevelopment by GBC.
The planning application to allow this to happen also includes the proposal to establish private car parking spaces in the grounds behind West Lodge. This plan is curently being considered by GBC. These car parking spaces will be for private use by visitors to West Lodge, and controlled by the Parish Council. With the building capable of accommodating around 8 adults at any one time, these spaces are considered ample to ensure there is no additional parking on the road.
The Parish Council is not responsible for parking on the Highway; it is keen, however, to ensure that any proposal it makes associated with the Gunpowder Mills takes into account concerns over inconsiderate parking on the road outside.
Regrettably the wonderful annual event at Chilworth Manor, Picnics and Pimm’s 2020 has had to be cancelled, but hopefully will be back next year.
Chilworth ManorVineyard, however continues to be open and is ready to take orders for its latest Rose wine, the 2019 vintage.
OPPORTUNITY TO BUY OR SELL SKIN PRODUCTS MADE BY LOCAL BENEDICTINE MONKS
A LOCKDOWN surplus in production of organic beewsax skin and lip creams made by Benedictine monks in their monastery at Chilworth, near Guildford in Surrey is being offered to the public to try at a reduced price of buy two, get one free (plus postage and packing) whilst stocks last.
In addition to a life of prayer and contemplation, the Benedictine monks at St Augustine’s Abbey, Chilworth – five miles from Guildford – amongst other activities, make and sell their own lip balms and skin creams from beeswax as well as a popular furniture polish.
Organic beeswax lip balms (each 25 ml) come in natural, aniseed & lemon, orange, lemon, peppermint and aniseed flavours and cost £3.95 each. Buy two and get one free.
Organic beeswax skin creams (each 50ml) come in coconut, honey & rose, natural, lavendar and vanilla and cost £7.95 each. Buy two and get one free.
Organic beeswax furniture polish (each 100ml) cost £3.95 each. Buy two and get one free.
Postage (second class) and packing is usually £3.00 for three items, more for further items.
All are now being offered to the public to buy by mail order at a reduced price for readers of this publication ordering on the Abbey’s website http://www.chilworthbenedictines.com from 15 June until 30 September 2020. Please quote this publication.
“Monks making skin products might seem like a strange combination,” says the Benedictine monk who oversees production Fr John Seddon OSB, “but historically monasteries have made and sold items to help them sustain themselves whilst the production process can also be unusually prayerful. This is what we do at Chilworth and we now find that we have an oversupply of products thanks to Lockdown and we want to offer our products for the public to try, subject to availability.
“Once Lockdown is over, the Abbey Church at St Augustine’s Abbey in Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth is open 365 days a year to all members of the public of faith and none and the monks are keen to welcome everyone to pray with us here,” Fr John added.
Meanwhile, any shops or outlets wanting to sell the monks’ products are very welcome to get in touch.
St Martha Parish Council is pleased to be able to announce that it has put in an application to the Planning Department of GBC, as part of its bid to save West Lodge from sale and development. This is following full village consultation events in the Village Hall in 2014 and 2016.
The notification, that the Parish Council has made an application for Change of Use, appears on the green gates by West Lodge on Blacksmith Lane.
West Lodge is currently classified as a dwelling, as it was formerly used to house council workers. The Parish Council, with support from Chilworth2gether and the Friends of the Gunpowder Mills Group, is now asking for this to be changed, so that it could be used for a variety of low-key community and educational uses.
The aim, if it can be leased by the Parish Council, is to ensure West Lodge has a new purpose and will cover its costs. This is the first step to secure its future, and make sure it remains intrgral to the Gunpowder Mills site. The application is currently with the Planning Department of GBC and can be accessed by searching West Lodge.
PS This application has nothing to do with the company PAYE who are a specialist company currently undertaking work in the Gunpowder Mills. They are temporarily using West Lodge as a base whilst works are in progress.