Questionnaire Results and New Chair

Following the BBNF meeting on Tue 2nd Feb, the Forum team have compiled the results of the second Questionnaire which show a good indication of how residents feel. Here’s the summary for Transport, Traffic & Parking:

1. 94% want steps taken to reduce congestion at Brookwood crossroads.
(a) 71% think re-routing the A324 along Cemetery Pales would assist in achieving that aim.
(b) 89% consider pedestrian and cycling access to Brookwood Station from Bridley and Pirbright should be provided through the Cemetery. The provision of cycle parking on both sides of the station is also suggested.

2. 88% are keen to reduce congestion at Pirbright Tunnel.
(a) 77% support improving the traffic light phasing to include traffic exiting from Brunswick/Bisley Camp Road. However it is pointed out that such changes might create more of a rat run and increase congestion.

The BBNF team would like to thank Kevin Davis for his work with the Forum in taking it from a concept to reality and being an effective councillor on our behalf. Kevin will be working towards representing residents in the new ward areas including “Heathlands”. The Forum chairmanship has been passed to Mark Craven, a Brookwood resident since 1988.

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Second Questionnaire

The BBNF is extremely pleased to have reached a key milestone with the publishing and distribution of the second, more detailed questionnaire.

A lot of work has gone into analysing the results of the original questionnaire published this time last year to devise a number of aims and possible solutions to meet some of those aims.

Please take time to fill one in and you can ensure your voice will be heard. Further copies can be found in the Post Office or alternatively call 01483 488109 and we’ll get a copy out to you. You can also download a PDF od the questionnaire from the following link to print out yourself.

Questionnaire 2015

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The AGM for the Forum will take place on 30 July 2015 at 19:30; venue: The Small Memorial Hall.


1. Apologies.
2. Minutes of the last AGM.
3. Chair’s update on progress so far and the Forum’s financial position.
4. Lobbying Function of the Forum.
5. Aims and Proposals Questionnaire.
6. Response to the Council’s Sites Allocation DPD.
7. Network Rail’s plans to double stack Brookwood station car park.
8. Future Plans.
9. Questions.

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Summary Questionnaire Report

The Committee of the Neighbourhood Forum has written a summary report providing an insight in to the results from the Area wide questionnaire that was delivered in October.

This has produced some interesting results which will drive the direction of the Neighbourhood Forum from here.

The report may be read here: Report of Questionnaires

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Prize Draw Results

At midday today, the questionnaire prize draw took place. Over 416 questionnaires have been received up to this point, and after removing those from the committee and immediate families the three questionnaires randomly chosen in Brookwood Club were:

1st A Salter (£50 M&S voucher)

2nd N M Stephens (£25 M&S voucher)

3rd L Revitt (£10 M&S voucher)

Well done to those individuals and thank you very much to everyone who has responded and filled in a questionnaire.

There is much analysis work to be done, and we expect to publish some initial feedback before Christmas.

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On Tuesday 28th October, Woking District Jamboree Scouts will be delivering two copies of the questionnaire to every residential property in the Neighbourhood Area. Additional copies will be kept at the Brookwood Post Office, extra copies may be delivered on request, or finally it can be downloaded from this site, printed out and filled in.

For questionnaires delivered, a return envelope is included. Please drop it off at the Brookwood Post Office or post it back if that is more convenient.

Alternatively, the Jamboree Scouts will be sweeping through Brookwood again on Friday 31 October morning collecting any questionnaires that have been left on door steps. For each questionnaire returned, the Scouts will receive a bounty.

Copies of the questionnaire will also be delivered to businesses in the area giving everyone a chance to have their say.

A prize draw will be held on 30 November. All completed questionnaires will be included in the draw and M&S vouchers will be awarded for the first three randomly chosen questionnaires.

As a population, we have never before been given this opportunity to directly have a say in how we wish to see our area move forward. Please fill in the form and send it back.

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Area and Forum Designated!

Last night at full Council, the area and forum came before it for designation.

It went through without any problems with all Members in agreement.

This is a great moment for Brookwood and Bridley as we now exist formally and can start the process of making a difference for everyone living and working in the area.

Well done to all involved so far.

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WBC Council Meeting

The agenda for the full WBC Council meeting on 10 July 2014 has been published today.

The BBNF is agenda item 11 and the designation of the Forum and Area will be debated by Council during that item. The officers of the Council are recommending the Forum and Area are designated, thus allowing the Forum to begin the process of formally preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.

This is a public meeting held in the Council chamber and as such members of the Forum are entitled to attend. It would be nice to have a few people come along and see this level of democracy in progress as Brookwood and Bridley grabs this opportunity of planning our own destiny. The meeting will also be webcast, so for those that are unable to attend, will be able to watch proceedings from the comfort of their own home.

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The previous date of the AGM (Friday 27 June 2014) has been rearranged to Thursday 24 July 2014. The venue is yet to be decided, however the location will be published here.

The primary reason is that there is no real news to update members with as the applications for designation slipped into the new municipal year.

The Forum was well represented at the Brookwood School Fayre when an additional 20 or so members signed up and some solid work was done capturing the views of local residents.

The application for designation as a Neighbourhood Forum and the Neighbourhood Area is due to come before Woking Borough Council on 5 July 2014. The AGM has been rearranged to after this date assuming the designation application is a success.

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Grant Awarded

The BBNF has successfully applied for a £3,540 grant from Community Development Foundation. This is excellent news and will allow us to fully kick off an awareness and consultation exercise.

The management committee is currently gearing up to attend the school summer fayre where we will be seeking the views of people about the area.

Plenty of work going on in the background. If you wish to get involved, please make contact.

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