We are pleased to announce the hand-over of a new audio Visual system that has been installed in Chilworth Village Hall. Thanks to being the beneficiary from the Chilworth Manor “Pimms and Picnic” event last year, Chilworth2gether was able to take on a bigger community project than we could normally hope to achieve, and looked for a project that would benefit as many locals as possible.
We decided that nearly the whole village would benefit one way or another from the installation of a new secure audio-visual system in the village hall.
The system will be used to improve presentations, for example for History Society and the Gunpowder Mills Annual meetings, having cordless microphones, a ceiling mounted projector and an electrically operated screen.
Hopefully the system will also be used by other users of the village hall, to provide high quality sound from a mobile device.
We now also have the capacity to show full length films in surround sound. We are hoping this will bring the village together in a new way, with the prospect of a Village Film Club being set up.
We’ll publish further news on this website.
The new series of Chilworth History Society starts on September 12 with a talk called “Beside the Seaside” by Shiela Willis.
All meetings are held in the Village Hall on Tuesday evenings, starting art 8pm
Everyone is welcome to attend – £10 to join for the season, or £3 per session on the night.
Enquiries 01483 533514
Tillingbourne Junior School has a vacancy for school crossing patrol officer from September 2017.
Full details will be found on the Tillingbourne school website,
Or you could contact the school directly
Volunteers have planted more white roses in the verge behind the modern iron railings on the main road close to the pub.
Unable to get permission for planting near the station, Chilworth2gether are adding to the magnificent collection of white roses by the roadside. Already three years old, the roses are all doing well and hopefully will soon be big enough to soften the effect of the railings. The verge has been neatly trimmed to help the roses get a good start. All of them are covered in buds, so the first flush should come out soon for us all to enjoy.
Varieties include: “Kew Gardens” “Claire Austin” “Salisbury Cathedral””Iceberg” and the white form of Ros Rugosa.
St Martha Parish Council, supported by CHilworth2gether and Chilworth Gunpowder Group, submitted a proposal to take over the management of West Lodge, in a bid to stop the building being sold off for development.
The plan is to restore the building and breathe new life in it, creating the opportunity for a new meeting room for the community, an educational base for visiting students, a base for volunteers, and a focal point for St Martha Parish Council business.
A strong contingent of GBC officials and elected Councillors, together with officers representing Parks and leisure and the Asset Department, met the West Lodge Steering Group to discuss the proposal.
The Parish Council stressed that the purpose of the exercise was not to raise a commercial rent from the property, but to work in partnership with GBC to assist them to use West Lodge to fulfil various of the Council’s objectives, including providing more educational opportunities; and to help progress the Management Plan for the Gunpowder Mills site. It would be a partnership.
After responding to questions, both elected Borough Councillors, Councillor Richard Billington and Councillor David Wright, spoke in support of the initiative.
Officers have agreed to go away and look in detail at the proposal and devise a way forward.