‘Wen-am-I-leaving?’ … Has Gone!

The Waverley Web  wishes Paul Wenham a fond farewell and we bet the next CEO won’t provide  us with half so much fun.  What does anyone do with a name like Tom Horwood, the name of the new CEO?

 

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‘Farewell my friend “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”
― William Shakespeare,

SHE SAID:  Leader Julia Potts: – ‘I would like to think Paul for his work and commitment to Waverley over the past 16 years. Despite the significant achievements of the council over this period  we still face some very big challenges and we both agree  that a fresh perspective is needed to take the council forward.’

HE SAID: CEO Paul Wenham:“With the proposed budget and transformation plans highlighted in the Strategic Review we feel that it is now time to “pass on the baton” something I have mutually agreed with the Leader.”

WWeb Said:   ‘Don’t mention the Fraud.’ Don’t mention not mentioning the fraud – before the last borough election.’ Don’t mention East Street/Blightwells or asset grabbing: – Farnham’s Memorial Hall and recreation grounds, dumping the Gostrey Centre and other valuable assets into developer’s hands. Don’t mention a series of  Daft Local Plans, the Votes of No Confidence on his watch from Farnham and Cranleigh! The demise of ‘Age Concern,’ and other charities, or the mounting lack of trust between councillors and staff. But … more  important a diminution of democracy! – Allowing councillors and officers  to MEET AND MAKE DECISIONS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS SHUTTING OUT THE VERY PEOPLE – WHO PAY YOUR WAGES/PENSION!

Has Wen-Am-I-Leaving… Gone. Or just gone missing? It’s official – he’s GONE!

Aunty Elsie has been seen running around Waverley Towers bonnet in hand collecting the dosh for ‘Wen-Am-I-Leaving’s’ –  present. Perhaps, a cruise that his friends and colleagues have bought him to Busan where a new Korea awaits him. 

The Executive Director and Head of Paid Services Paul Wenham has finally, yes finally, achieved his heart’s desire – to spend more time…. with his final salary pension pot and his golden goodbye?

THE END.

 

 

Is there a little local difficulty finding anything – cheap, cheap!

CHIRPA, CHIRPA, CHEAP, CHEAP!

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Here’s a comment we received from a Farnham follower of the Waverley Web and he certainly struck a chord with our team!

We continuously  hear the mantra ‘build more affordable homes,’ however, experience shows most homes under construction are anything but affordable for your average punter.

One of our followers over there in the East of the borough tells us that the first 50 odd properties  built in Cranleigh by Linden Homes were up for sale for up to  £1.7m, with a just handful of homes to rent. Prices have yet to be announced by Cala Homes (which has just gone back to the parish council to say it is ditching 5 bed homes and building more 3 bed homes) but Crest Nicholson’s cheapest start at £419,000 and then the next ‘cheap’ property is  £499,000!  However, it is offering to do part exchange deals  – but going by a recent post you may need a boat!

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Copy re- produced by WW from the amazing Farnham Herald!

AN annual household income of around £115,000 per year is now needed to buy the average home in Waverley, the borough council  revealed as part of its support for Rural Housing Week (July 3 to 7).

Led by the National Housing Federation, the aim of Rural Housing Week is to show how ‘affordable’ housing is vital to enable young households to stay in rural areas and sustain local services like schools, post offices and pubs.

Rural prices are typically around 26 per cent higher than their urban-equivalents – making home ownership even more difficult for many and threatening the very fabric of rural communities.

Responding, Waverley Borough Council has backed calls for more affordable housing to be built in the borough, and has pledged to increase the current level of housing supply in rural communities by six per cent per year for each of the next five years. WOW, let’s all hope some of them end up in Bramley, Shamley Green, Wonersh, Chiddingfold etc – and not just ‘poor old Alfold and Dunsfold.’

It claims most ‘affordable’ homes are either rented or shared ownership, where the customer can part-buy and part-rent. New affordable homes in rural areas are usually reserved for people with a genuine connection to the local community. Not any more they won’t be!

What a load of bunkum – homes now being provided on our green and pleasant fields can be disposed of to anyone, in the surrounding borough’s including Guildford, Woking and London. So stop kidding us Waverley Borough Council. Local homes for ‘local’ people.

 When an Inspector agreed to over-turned Waverley’s refusal to allow 425 Berkeley Homes to be built in the East, with 40% affordable – he stipulated all should be constructed at the same time.

Berkeley went back to Waverley and asked for the 55 high-end executive homes to be built first as  Phase 1,  pledging the others would follow ‘later.’ ‘YW’ agreed to Berkeley’s request, so Waverley residents’ could be in for a long wait for their ‘affordable homes!’

The controversial public inquiry to more than double the size of Alfold was forced to close early to allow another show to go on!

We heard from an attendee that business was suspended early at the Springbok Inquiry recently because a planned  Punch & Judy Show required the Cranleigh Art Centre stage.

Where did Punch and Judy come from? Why did they become popular at the seaside? Well,  Jonathan Cann, a local entertainer and friends could have learned a lot if they had attended the  Arts Centre just a bit earlier.  They would have found they had much in common with  barristers  – Robin Green and QC David Elvin who held  the stage earlier that day.

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‘Oh no you can’t build on a green field in the middle of the countryside’, said ‘Your Waverley’s lawyers and planning experts – ‘Oh yes, we can’ claimed Thakeham Homes’ avuncular barrister who nearly busted his braces in his attempt to persuade Government Inspector Richard Clegg that Alfold would benefit …there would be more buses, people, children, old folks and most important – seafarers from around the globe making their way to: …


 A 60 unit independent living care facility, with 20 associated bungalow following demolition of the existing care home. Erection of 125 dwellings including shop and cafe; all with community facilities including sports pitches, public open space and associated works with the provision of two new accesses – one onto Dunsfold Road and one on to Loxwood Road. Also an outline application for another275 dwellings, a care home, and a primary school with associated open space. 


All in a small rural village whose actual settlement comprises just 200 properties! Where sewage overflows, and which  experiences regular flooding, power cuts, has few facilities, no school, public transport or health services.

Fortunately for ‘Your Waverley’ the outcome of Thakeham’s appeal had already been pre-determined by Sunny Jim – Councillor Jim Edwards – who, before the hearing even started,  piped up and claimed – the Appellant ‘doesn’t have a leg to stand on’ and asked the council for £100,000 to fund the legal team’s fight,  because there wasn’t any money in the council coffers! Dumb or what!Screen Shot 2017-07-25 at 09.10.22.png

Thank God it was left to Councillor Kevin Deanus to speak up for villagers rather than the Welsh fart from Haslemere, Critchmere & Shottermill, who bears  a remarkable resemblance to Judy!  We heard from a Springbok resident that he, DeAnus that is  – ‘did Alfold proud.’ Despite the fact that he is also opposing development a brownfield site just a spit away at Dunsfold Park! WW can’t help wondering where he does want the mounting number of ‘Your Waverley’s’ share of homes to go … probably like Protect Our Little Corner of Waverley – in the Green Belt!

Old Incy Wincy’s  been busy dealing with the stuff of other people’s lives around the borough so has been grateful for the locals view of the 8 -day inquiry.

Oh boy has life been busy for ‘Your Waverley’ this week. Legal eagles lined up at the Dunsfold Park Inquiry.   Hopping off to get Court injunctions to throw off a train of  travellers who rocked up all over Farnham including its  Park and the  Dogflud  Car Park to name but a few. Talk about the ‘Silly Season’ – it gets sillier by the minute!

Yesterday at the Dunsfold Inquiry… as opposed to ‘Yesterday in Parliament.’

There was a brief moment of drama at the Dunsfold Park Inquiry on Thursday morning when the Inspector took the three QCs aside for a chat but the excitement quickly dissipated when it became apparent he simply wanted to discuss the timetable for the next few days. No breaking news there then!

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All because the Dunsfold Developer has positively skipped through their witnesses this week, with their final expert, Michael Derbyshire, concluding his stint by lunch time, which meant an unexpectedly long week-end for all concerned, as PoW & the Parishes claimed they weren’t ready to commence the discussion on planning conditions early.

It was the same old, same old faces in the stalls – do these people not have anything better to do with their time? No jobs to go to? Of course not! Silly us! They’re mainly pensioners living off their final salary gold-plates!

We’re still hanging from numerous webs – sack the cleaners we say!

Elsewhere in the Chamber, Councillor John Gray was busy glad-handing all parties on all sides, in a bid to appear impartial, after other councillors complained, earlier in the week, they’d been scolded by PoW for passing the time of day with what PoW termed ‘the opposition’! ‘It’s like being back in the school playground,’ muttered one, clearly irritated, member!

Not content with scolding their parish and borough councillors, PoW had also accused a member of the Dunsfold Developer’s team of sneaking into the public gallery to spy on their supporters. The looks of surprise and astonishment on the faces of their protagonists made it far clearer than any words could just what they thought of the suggestion that they were remotely interested in anything the motley PoW cabal had to say.

And why would they be? There can be little doubt that whilst the Dunsfold Developer may not win this battle – what with the Secretary of State having the final say on the proposals and him having already shown himself to be in thrall to Mistress Milton and Jeremy Let’s-Shunt-All-the-Housing-onto-Farnham, who are, in turn, completely in thrall to PoW’s Cash & Clout Brigade, who fund their campaigns and Conservative Party Coffers – but there is no doubt in the minds of those who have observed this Inquiry that Dunsfold Park have made a fine case.

On behalf of PoW & the Parishes, The Stench (damn this prescriptive text again)  has struggled – really struggled – to mount an effective argument against the application. OK, it might not be the perfect solution and, in an ideal world, no one wants housing on their doorstep but, in our less than perfect world, surely it’s better to build on brownfields before green fields …
Whoa!! Hold your horses there, Cowboy! Charles William Orange Esq (AKA OJ), Up-to-his-Columbier (AKA Nik ‘The Dick’  Pidgeon) and Michael Sutcliffe’s friend, Waitrose Man, all disagree! Because they all have green fields they now want to develop in the villages. Of course they have! And they’re going to be renaming them Aw-Kerching-fold, Ckerchingfold and Has-Kerching!

MEANWHILE… THE CHOCOLATE ORANGE MELTS AWAY!

A bottle of Champagne to the first reader to spot OJ’s concrete mixers arriving in the borough, on low loaders, from some other poor sod’s back yard! Here at the Waverley Web, we’re taking bets they’ll be arriving in the dead of night, when there’s a black moon! Cos, OJ’s been noticeably absent from the Public Inquiry since we revealed his dirty little, muddy secret! Maybe the man does have some shame after all! We wouldn’t want you to miss it – so here it is again!

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Another of those pesky civic societies giving our decision-makers a hard time?

The Cranleigh Civic Society has been poking ‘Your Waverley’ in the ribs for months, and the Farnham Society – ‘speaking up for us’ – has been at it for years! Glad to see residents over there in the East have woken up … at last … to the dodgy dealings which have been going on in the borough for years! 

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Perish the thought that we would boast – but it was us, here at the Waverley Web, who last year exposed  the fact that Surrey County Council intended investing £50 million in Farnham’s Blightwells fiasco. The very same authority that has made the huge investment losses listed below. The same outfit that is turning the street lights out, shutting recycling centres, in an attempt to save face for another authority (YW) that is closing public toilets – services for the elderly and more. 

 

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THE TALE OF MRS TITTLEMOUSE ..

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…AND OTHER STORIES

Today’s instalment of, You Couldn’t Make It Up, comes with a caveat! Waverley Web  couldn’t make it to The Burys – a minor cock-up involving school holidays and a child minder letting her down at the last-minute. What can we say? You just can’t get the hired help these days … Well, that’s what Charles William Orange Esq would say …

So, we’ve had to resort to a spot of espionage and subterfuge to get the details of the latest doings in the Council chamber. Therefore, we cannot vouch for the veracity of every word  reported below but we’re happy to make any corrections deemed necessary by the participants if they dispute our post at:mailto:contact@waverleyweb.org

It’s now Waverley Borough Council’s turn to make its case and first up was a Ms Vera Lamont, Waverley’s transport expert. The Stinch could be seen licking his lips in anticipation, for Ms Lamont looked rather like Mrs Tittlemouse, as she was taken through her proof of evidence – as if she wouldn’t say boo to a goose …Screen Shot 2017-07-26 at 23.50.51.png

But The Stinch was doomed to disappointment for, as lovers of Beatrix Potter all know, Ms Lamont (Mrs T) was made of stern stuff and no matter how The Stinch tempted, teased and tried to seduce her into agreeing with him, Mrs T was not to be persuaded. She held firm to her opinions – unlike Mr Belligerent, who was on hand to offer words of wisdom to The Stinch in order to assist him in tripping up Mrs T – but all to no avail, for Mrs T was not for turning!

She knew her stuff and she was up to snuff on Mr Belligerent’s permutations but she simply didn’t agree with him or them … in fact, she went further saying she was  happy to disagree with many of Mr Belligerent’s hypothesis and projections, which were more than a little far-fetched as far as she  was concerned.

By lunchtime Mr Belligerent was biting his nails as Ms T politely and, professionally, sliced and diced his evidence. Mr Lies (oops! Slip of the fingers, we meant Mr Lees) resolutely avoided eye contact with his overpaid poodle – more of which later. The Waverley Web is following up an interesting lead – or do we mean leak? – about just how much PoW & the Parishes forked out for Mr Belligerent’s services and with our usual bloodhound like diligence we’re pursuing it. Tune in later  for further installments.

In a  last-ditch attempt to trap Mrs T, The Stich majored on the last Dunsfold Park Inquiry, irrespective of the fact that government policy has changed in the interim. It would seem if he can’t win on current policy he’s not averse to looking back to what PoW & the Parishes hope will be the future!!

With  her wits about her Mrs T  gently reprimanded The Stinch for omitting relevant sections  of text that didn’t suit his argument! Mr B was reduced to scratching his head –  – no doubt wondering where it all went so wrong but, never mind, there’s a nice fat fee in his company’s bank THANKS TO PoW & the Parishes.

The Stinch tried a different tack claiming that  most  employment at Dunsfold Park  related to aviation and motoring. Now, our informant said they’re no expert on who does what at DP  but, judging by the expressions of disbelief, head shaking and eye rolling amongst the DP contingent, they deemed it  safe to wager that The Stinch had been sold a pup!

Mrs Tittlemouse, the well read amongst you will recall, swept her house clean of a beetle, exorcised a ladybird and a spider, with little ceremony, and when she found her neighbour – a giant toad – sitting in her rocking chair, before her fire, dripping drain and ditch water all over her clean floor, she followed him around with a mop and bucket, expertly cleaning up after him…

Screen Shot 2017-07-26 at 23.50.39…not dissimilar to Ms Vera Lamont’s behaviour on the stand. You decide  who the insect   and the toad were?  Suffice to say, Ms Lamont dealt professionally, expeditiously and dismissively with both Mr Belligerant’s evidence and The Stinch’s attempts to handle both it, and her.

 Clearly frustrated The Stinch was reduced to bringing up the Judicial Review that  his clients had withdrawn. Claiming  it wasn’t necessary  to pursue it as the Secretary of State’s decision to call in the application gave them their day in court … But the Waverley Web knows better; sources within PoW have unwittingly revealed to one of the Waverley Web’s moles that they were told they didn’t stand a hope in hell of winning that one and, terrified of Waverley BC being awarded costs against them, withdrew from the action with as much dignity as they could muster!

The Stinch tried hard to get off his duck but John Adam of Deloitte, Waverley BC’s planning expert, was giving no quarter either. The Stinch tried hard … very, very, very, very hard but John Adam could not, would not be moved. Like Mrs T before him, he was a master of his evidence, and more than comfortable in his own arguments.

Our informant  deduced that The Stinch was changing direction, slowly but surely, trying to reposition himself and instead of getting the application refused on grounds of unsustainability  angled for a case of prematurity.

WHAT? Not that old chestnut! Surely not? Again? Yes, AGAIN!

With nowhere else to go if this Inspector takes the Local Plan Inspector’s lead following his examination of  the  less daft looking Local Plan,  there is no option other than to conclude that Dunsfold Park is the way forward. However, The Stinch now grasping at straws suggests  that if, this Inspector, is minded to agree with his colleague, perhaps he could / should dismiss the current Dunsfold planning application on grounds of prematurity,  make the developer  reapply in a year or two’s time once the draft Local Plan has been adopted. By which time there is no Local Plan – the Local Plan will be…..

 DEAD!

What? In the immortal words of John McEnroe, He cannot be serious?!

‘What harm could it do to wait for absolute direction from the Inspector into the draft Local Plan?’ enquired The Stinch, with a look of wide-eyed – or do we mean wild-eyed? – innocence.

Sitting up straight in his chair Mr Adam  looked  Stinch firmly in the eye and told him and the Inquiry exactly what damage his  proposition could do.  With significant affordability issues in Waverley that were getting worse, another year’s delay in achieving a planning consent at Dunsfold Park could be another two to three years’ delay in getting houses out of the ground!

 A puce faced Stinch  miffed  that none of the Council’s pesky witnesses would agree with a damn thing he said,  brought up the elephant in the room: Yes, you guessed it, that other Public Inquiry that’s going on just a hop, skip and a jump away in Cranleigh. Only in Waverley – you wait forever for a Public Inquiry and then two come along at once!!! No pressure there then.

SPRINGBOK, ALFOLD -ARFORD, or AWFORD, you choose, everyone else does!

The mutter in the gutter in Cranleigh is that the Thakeham Thugs and their QC – who’s in grave danger of busting his braces – is that the appeal  that should be dismissed on the grounds of prematurity. So dependent on a positive outcome from the Dunsfold Park Inquiry is Thakeham Homes that local residents wandering in off the street have thought they’d strayed into the Dunsfold Park Inquiry by mistake, because every other sentence includes the words Dunsfold Park because Thakeham needs Dunsfold’s  new village to make their scheme for 465 homes sustainable!  

If ever an application and Inquiry was premature it is  Thakeham’s.  A green field site which, despite their protestations of being happy to build on green fields adjacent to their villages, Alfold Parish Council’s Dick De’Anus is busy flighting tooth and nail!

Has no one from PoW & the Parishes told that Dick  that they’ve changed tack and are now all in favour of developing green fields just like those at Springbok so he’s wasting his time and making them look bad fighting it?

He really needs to get with the programme! Can’t someone pop over and bring him up to speed?

Mistress Milton brings to heel all the local authorities to face up to the East’s burgeoning water, sewerage and flooding problems.

Whipping all the decision-makers, featured below, into shape was no mean feat. In fact some of them – admitted they had never before sat around the same table.

WW – wonders – WHY?

 

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 The spectre of threats to the drinking water supplies following  the discovery that some of Cranleigh’s  ageing water pipes are lined with blue asbestos, are now hanging over the borough.

Despite  assurances from Thames Water that the drinking water is safe, others are not so sure and are demanding that pipes are renewed before any further housing development takes place. The Cranleigh Civic Society (CCS) believe development should behalted  until vital infrastructure is in place.

“Our concerns over flooding, sewerage, and water quality, have been ignored” said one – others claimed they wanted “the truth and transparency” from officials who bear responsibility for the decisions they make and the consequences of those decisions.

It has been revealed by the CCS the instigators of the meeting, that Cranleigh has the highest incidence of blue asbestos in the  eastern area with 26.9% of its pipes affected. To a lesser extent, pipes in Alfold, Haslemere and Godalming are also affected. There is no data currently available of how seriously the rest of the borough is affected.

Whilst all those authorities mentioned above appeared  not to be unduly concerned about the existence of a substance 500 times more dangerous than white asbestos, the meeting heard that Governments across the other side of the pond …  are.

The Government of Australia has set aside 80 billion Australian Dollars to deal with the problem and in New Zealand, 2.2 billion.

So someone – somewhere is taking the issue seriously!

On Monday a packed Cranleigh  village hall heard Mistress  Milton  describe the meeting  as a ‘flood forum’ but it resulted in more,  much more. Waverley planners, Thames Water, the Environment Agency, the Drinking Water Inspectorate, Public Health England, Surrey County Council, the National Flood Forum, Cranleigh Parish Council and Cranleigh Civic Society heard villagers concerns about water quality; sewage  and flooding.  

Over 60 villagers, parish councillors and several parish  borough councillors, who have consistently approved development on Cranleigh’s flood plains heard Adrian Clarke (CCS) ram the serious nature of the message home. He is featured here; speaking a recent Waverley Joint Planning Committee: Blue asbestos in the water supply pipes in the East of Waverley? Could it be further afield too?

There was much talk of National and World health Organisation data; but suffice to say, there is little or no firm evidence of if, or what, damage is caused to our health by   the sharp blue shards of blue asbestos that it is believed, can pierce our stomach linings.

Thames Water officials assured residents Cranleigh’s large number of burst pipes – 100 or more over the past three years was ‘not unusual’ and were in line with that experienced in other areas.

When one villager said he had been told by a Thames Water official – that “it (TW) had sufficient plastic pipes to go around the world three times but without the personnel to fit  them,” a TW spokesman said he could not justify a business case for replacing Cranleigh’s pipework.

WW’s CONCLUSION OF MISTRESS MILTON’S CLASS OF 16 –  JULY 2017.

  •  Surrey County Council as the lead flood authority raises no objection to planning applications on flood plains.
  • Waverley  borough Council officers continue recommending councillors to approve planning applications for housing  and councillors will almost certainly following thief recommendations!  
  • Thames Water and the Environment Agency raise no objection to applications.
  • The Environment Agency fails to test the Cranleigh Waters to estimate its toxicity from having two Olympic size swimming pools of treated effluent poured into it, killing any living thing.
  • And Waverley planning officers claim lack of manpower prevents them from taking necessary enforcement actions against developers, if they fail to meet planning conditions. Conditions that many believe are not worth the paper they are written on.

StTriniansanneThe Waverley Web’s verdict on Mistress Milton’s end of term assembly of recalcitrant sixth formers: Could do better. Ms Milton made a grand display of taking command of the, at times, unruly assembly, instructing those pesky people – in strident, school-marmish tones – to ‘Stand-up!’, ‘Speak-up’ and ‘Shut-up’, as and when it suited her but the truth was, she wasn’t interested in discussing the past and how Cranleigh had got to where it is now and she made it very clear this is only a talking shop – or do we mean a talking sop? – aimed at containing residents’ justifiable anger and giving the impression that she’s actually listening and doing something. Truth to tell, she’s doing very little, for class was dismissed after just over and hour and was ordered to report back to Mistress Milton with their homework at the end of the Autumn term! No change there then!!! It’s same old, same old, same old from our local MP: We all recognise these problems will  not be resolved immediately but when school returns in the Autumn  Waverley residents deserve some answers.  Their health and welfare, and even hers, could depend on it! 

 

Most of our followers may be on their annual hols but they are still watching ‘Your Waverley’ from afar.

IS THE WORLD WATCHING YOUR WAVERLEY?

 

There’s no doubt about it folks, our followers may be enjoying their annual  holidays but they are still watching the Waverley Web from countries dotted around the globe.  Here is a map and flags  indicating  where the past week’s  views have come from!  

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Gosh what a lot of little globe trotters  ‘Your Waverley’ residents are!  But we’re not complaining. – We like to believe we help to keep everyone informed of developments back at the ranch while they enjoy a well-earned break.

 

Is there another Moat housing development in Cranleigh?

The well-known, Moat Housing Association that has already built properties in Cranleigh – now has a rival for the name.

Waverley Borough Council’s New Best Friend – Crest Nicholson – you know the developer  that, according to ‘Your Waverley”  intends  building ‘imminently’  on Flood Zone 3 in East Street in Farnham  has ben re-named by the locals over there in the East, because its homes come with their own moats!  This picture was taken after a drop of Summer rain!

 

 

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Des Res for sale complete with its own private moat! And… there are another 250 coming soon!!

 

 

 

MP Anne Milton calls in the ‘experts’ to debate ‘Your Waverley’s blue asbestos issue.

It won’t have gone unnoticed that there are two major public inquiries taking place at the moment. One, instigated by Matron Milton herself – another £1m down the drain!

Legal eagles, planning, environmental, and transport professionals, and their council and developer funders   are racing around the borough like startled rabbits at present.  Some have been seen  dragging in their wake  trolley loads  of legal documents and enough paper work and files  to sink a ship – or in Alfold’s Care Ashore’s Appeal – enough convincing arguments to float their boat!

But as if that wasn’t enough during the Silly Season, when we should all be donning our Raybans and piling on the factor 50, yet another controversial meeting will be held. 

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Hey ho, hey ho, it’s off on hols we go!

 Isn’t this  perfectly timed? – With  half  the borough off on their annual holidays, the other  half at the public inquiries. But there’s no stopping  our Annie   getting the whip out… again… for a public meeting on Monday 2pm at Cranleigh Village Hall, to dig deep into ‘Your Waverley’s’ over-loaded sewers and dig even deeper in an effort  to unearth  the truth about  the Blue Asbestos that has been discovered  in the drinking water pipes around Cranleigh, Alfold, Ewhurst and ??? elsewhere in the borough.

No doubt The Secretary of State for Health MP Jeremy Hunt will pop along to determine whether his patch of the borough around our area in Farnham has the same problem?

You can read more about the issue here  on the brilliant Cranleigh Civic Society Website: http://www.cranleighsociety.org/2017/07/21/blue-asbestos/

So, if you can drag yourself away from all the other excitement going on, pop along to Cranleigh Village Hall on Monday  to hear what the Drinking Water Inspectorate, the Health & Safety Executive, Thames Water, The Environment Agency, Cranleigh Civic Society  and Waverley Borough Council have to say for themselves?

Because last week the Cranleigh Civic Society warned ‘Your Waverley’ Planners if they continued to approve planning applications in the areas affected it would be a reportable offence to the `Health and Safety Executive.’ The Inspectors at both Inquiries say they want answers to their questions too!

Oh! Dear, it never rains but it pours – we here at the Waverley Web – will sadly be missing the fun – and like Incy  Wincy  spiders – we intend to climb up the spout where it’s dark and warm.