Contact Information

Tel: 01932 888851

Email: cdra@live.co.uk

LATEST NEWS

  1. M25 MSA PLANNING

    An application for 'Formation of hardstanding to create HGV parking and associated access' at Cobham Motorway Service Area was refused by the South Area Planning Sub-Committee on 22 May. (May 2017)   

     

     

     

      

    Formation of hardstanding to create HGV parking and associated access
  2. HOLLY PARADE

    Preliminary work has been taking place in the vicinity of Holly Parade in the High Street, with the main development activity scheduled to start in June. (May 2017

  3. BUS SERVICES

    Council funded bus services have recently been put out to tender by Surrey County Council for operations from this September when the current contracts come to an end.  Meanwhile, the services will remain operating as at present. (May 2017)  

  4. MEALS ON WHEELS SERVICE

    The Cobham Centre for the Community on Oakdene Road is experiencing a high demand for Meals on Wheels volunteers. This service delivers more than a meal as it is also a wellbeing check and a friendly face. Supporting your local community is very rewarding so if this appeals to you, please contact Community Support Services on 01372 474552. (May 2017)

 Elmbridge Local Plan & Green Belt Review

There were approximately 3,800 responses to the Elmbridge Borough Council Strategic Options consultation on the Local Plan, which closed at the end of February. We hope you had your say regarding the proposal to remove two large areas of land in the Cobham, Stoke D'Abernon and Oxshott areas from the Green Belt and about other aspects of the draft Local Plan. The Council will publish a report on the issues raised as soon as it is able to do so.

It has not been possible for the Council to adhere to its original timetable for the new Local Plan. The huge volume of comments is taking longer than expected to analyse and the General Election and delays to Government policy are also having an impact. You can find out more about this by viewing the Council’s Statement of Progress on the new Local Plan at www.elmbridge.gov.uk/news/new-local-plan .

The CDRA and other local groups will continue to work together on this topic and hope to contribute further to the formulation of the Plan. Our combined endeavours are being channelled via the Cobham Green Belt Group. Organisations that are represented on this Group include, as well as the CDRA, the CCHT, Stoke D’Abernon RA, Fedora for Oxshott and Save Cobham Green Belt. You can register at www.cobhamgreenbelt.org.uk to receive newsletters about issues and developments which may affect the Green Belt in and around Cobham and for background and latest news on the Green Belt Review.

Cobham Health Centre

NHS Property Services was set up in 2013 to manage and maintain NHS property and facilities within its portfolio. It acts as ‘landlord’ for the occupiers of Cobham Health Centre - the surgery, dentist, pharmacy, etc. – and charges for rent and for services. 

The Cobham Practice had been informed of a substantial rise in service charges and is querying the amount. This is an issue affecting many practices. Increases vary considerably. We can’t provide the figures for the Cobham Practice but as examples of what has happened in some instances, a Health Centre in Bracknell has received a 320% increase and Shepperton Health Centre has been particularly badly hit by a rise of around 1000%.

Service charges are paid out of the Practice’s hard-pressed budget. There has been national publicity about this issue.  A copy of an article that appeared in The Times plus some other background information can be read on the Shepperton Health Centre website at www.sheppertonhc.co.uk/pages/Practice-Updates . Note that the Shepperton circumstances re their accommodation and level of charges differ from the Cobham Practice so not all points will apply to Cobham. This is a matter of concern but not a threat to the existence of our local Practice.

 
About Cobham & Downside Residents' Association

CDRA is a voluntary, non-political organisation working on behalf of the residents of Cobham and Downside. The aim of the association is to ensure that residents have a strong meaningful voice on matters that have an impact on their community.

If you would like to help us make a difference, we are always looking for enthusiastic local residents to join our committee.  Get in touch to find out what this would involve.  Our contact details are near the top right hand side of this screen.

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