One of the areas of interest that I scrutinise at Surrey County Council are environmental matters. That of course covers a very wide range of subjects, but one topic which I and a group of Councillors looked into recently was the Basingstoke Canal. The canal is owned jointly by Surrey County Council and Hampshire County Council. We met at the Basingstoke Canel Centre, Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett, Surrey GU16 6DD to see the facilities for ourselves and meet staff and volunteers. There is a very active Basingstoke Canal Society.
It's a beautiful, fantastic environment for visitors and families, and in my view is not as well known as it should be. And for anyone who lives in Pirbright, Normandy or one of the Worplesdon villages, it's literally only about 15-20 minutes away from our area. Do try and visit during the summer. For more information have a look at: www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryparks/basingstokecanal/