Month: December 2017

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Burglary warning for Cranleigh

There has been a recent spate of burglaries in Cranleigh, with one of our committee members who lives in the Hitherwood area a recent victim.

We understand the burglars are after jewellery and the police believe they are in and out of properties in a matter of minutes.

They have been focusing on bedrooms, as this is where they know ladies tend to keep their jewellery.

Please stay safe this Christmas and consider taking some additional measures to secure your property.

The following burglary prevention tips come from Police.uk:

  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you’re just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
  • Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)
  • Install a visual burglar alarm
  • Install good outside lighting
  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property
  • Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied
  • Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition
  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage
  • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don’t leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property
  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair
  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
  • Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with Immobilise (opens in a new window)
  • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme (opens in a new window)
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault
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Dates for your diary in 2018

As this year draws to a close, Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce have been busy planning a packed event calendar for 2018.

Please add the following dates to your calendar and get in touch with us if you would like to be involved in sponsorship, organising or otherwise supporting any of the following events next year.

Village Events

Spring into Cranleigh is back next year, taking place on Saturday 28th April 2018. This village-wide event will have an Italian theme, with an Italian market booked for the day in Stocklund Square and lots more happening along the High Street.

We are still looking for a headline sponsor for this event. Please email hello@cranleighbiz.co.uk to find out more.

Cranleigh Food & Music Festival is back for a fourth year on Saturday 22nd September 2018. This event is a collaboration with Cranleigh Arts Centre.

Expect food and drink stalls at Cranleigh Arts Centre, a live music stage at The Three Horseshoes, food stalls throughout the High Street and much more.

Cranleigh Christmas Lights Switch On is taking place on Saturday 17th November 2018. We have a sub-committee meeting in the New Year to decide what format this event will take in 2018. All offers of help are very welcome.

Cranleigh Santa Dash is coming back for a second year, on Sunday 9th December 2018. Entries for this event, co-hosted with Rotary Club of Cranleigh and Cranleigh Sunflowers, are already open.

Chamber Events

Our programme of networking events starts on Tuesday 6th February 2018, with a breakfast meeting at One Forty. Our speaker for breakfast is Tim Fifield from Britweb, talking about social media marketing.

Our second breakfast meeting is on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at The Richard Onslow, with Peter Stevens from TWM Solicitors talking about GDPR.

It’s our AGM and annual dinner at Cranleigh Golf & Country Club on Tuesday 17th April 2018, always an entertaining evening and great for partners too.

We’re hosting a networking lunch at Elmbridge Village on Thursday 10th May 2018.

On Tuesday 12th June, join us at The Three Horseshoes for social drinks and networking after work.

The Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce Summer BBQ takes place on Thursday 19th July 2018 at The Richard Onslow.

We’re back for a breakfast meeting on Wednesday 12th September 2018, where our venue is The Park Hatch.

On Monday 15th October, we visit Godalming for the new Waverley Business, Innovation and Growth (BIG) Awards 2018. More news on this exciting event very soon.

Our networking events calendar next year finishes with a networking lunch at Hurtwood Park on Tuesday 13th November 2018.

You can find out more about our networking events and book online at http://cranleighbiz.co.uk/events/

We are always looking for interesting speakers for our breakfasts and lunches. Do email hello@cranleighbiz.co.uk with any suggestions.

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Waverley Borough Community Infrastructure Levy

There is a forthcoming consultation on the Waverley Borough Community Infrastructure Levy.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that councils can choose to charge on new developments to raise funds to provide infrastructure. The money raised could be used towards improvements to roads, schools, parks, playgrounds and other community facilities.

Earlier this year, as part of the preparation for the introduction of CIL, the Council consulted on a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, which set out a proposal for the developments that would be liable to pay CIL, and what the proposed charge would be.

The Council has considered the responses made and updated its evidence base accordingly.

They are now consulting on the next version, the CIL Draft Charging Schedule, for a six week period from 15th December 2017 to 11.59pm on 26th January 2018. Full details of how to get involved in this consultation are available on the website at www.waverley.gov.uk/CIL.

You will be able to comment online, by email to planningpolicy@waverley.gov.uk (preferably using the response form) or in writing to: CIL consultation, Planning Policy, Planning Services, Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming, GU7 1HR.

During the consultation you will also be able to view copies of the Draft Charging Schedule and other supporting documents at the Waverley Borough Council Offices in Godalming and at the locality offices and public libraries within the Borough.

Please note that representations will be publicly available and cannot be treated as confidential, although address, telephone and email details will not be published.

For further information, please contact the Planning Policy team by email at planningpolicy@waverley.gov.uk or by telephone at 01483 523291.

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