Consultation is open on proposals to install a speed table on Burpham Lane, near St. Luke’s Church. This is being done to improve pedestrian safety and reduce vehicle speeds. If you wish to make comments on this proposal, please write to the Traffic Regulation Orders Team, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Merrow, Guildford, GU4 7BQ by 7th Dec 2018.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. I’m happy to be supporting the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal once again, which does such important work, supporting our veterans and keeping alive the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, including service personnel from Burpham.
Burpham residents have submitted an application to Guildford Borough Council to designate the Anchor and Horseshoes pub an Asset of Community Value (Oct 2018). The pub, the last in Burpham following the loss of the Green Man/Harvester Pub, is currently undergoing refurbishment. If the application for designation is successful it will allow local people to use Community Right to Bid powers to seek to purchase the pub if it were ever to come up for sale.
I support this bid as pubs form an important part of national and local life. According to Camra (Campaign for Real Ale) we are currently losing 18 pubs a week in Britain. I hope no action will ever be necessary, but it will be good to know local people have the opportunity to bid in the future if needed.