Action for Pirbright and Fox Corner

01/11/2020

Update to November 2020

Since being your County Councillor, Keith Witham has always given priority to pressing for funding from Surrey County Council on your behalf for local projects and to be a strong voice for Pirbright and Fox Corner in local matters. The results, so far:

- Financial support for local voluntary organisations

- Local road safety and road improvements

 - What else does Surrey County Council do for Pirbright & Fox Corner?

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR LOCAL PIRBRIGHT AND FOX CORNER VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS - Keith Witham has sponsored the following grants...

One of Keith’s objectives as your County Councillor has been to secure County Council support for local groups, organisations and projects. So he is pleased to report support given to a wide range of projects locally including

St Michaels and All Angels Church to help with installation of posts in the graveyard

Raiders Performing Arts (youth marching band, meets Pirbright) for musical instruments and equipment

Cunningham House, Pirbright and District Abbeyfield Charity Help with COVID19costs, and previously a grant for cavity wall insulation

Pirbright Royal British Legion, for end of 1st World War Commemotative seat

Lord Pirbright Hall playground equipment

Pirbright Village Summer event, for publicity banners

Pirbright Football Club, for new line marking machine

Pirbright Cricket Club - grants for purchase of new balls for training and relaying the cricket ground playing area

Knowle Hill School for security gate

Pirbright Horticultural Society for amplification equipment

Periwheels Support to help community transport scheme

Pirbright Parish Council, for portable PA equipment

Magna Carta Tapestry project, and the Guildford Embroidery Project based in Pirbright

The Rawlins Club. cost of transport for a trip to Bletchley Park

The former Pirbright Scarecrow Festival help with publicity

Pirbright Primary School for winter maintenance equipment

Sure Start Charity Family group (meets Pirbright) grant

Surrey Search and Rescue charity purchase of communication equipment, including use on the Ranges

Worplesdon and District Bridleway Association help with publicity, bridleway clearance and numbered bibs for events

Fox Corner Wildlife Association support for replacement kissing gate and fence

 • A new family and children's play area at the Beech Grove Recreation area, for use by both civilian and military families at Pirbright Camp

Local road and road safety improvements

PIRBRIGHT WIDE Pirbright village wide road safety improvement schemes at various locations across the village including:

The most major one was GOLE ROAD. Following safety concerns about the Cowshot Bridge area of Gole Road, which is used by parents and pupils of Pirbright Primary School, Speed Limit reduction implemented improvements were made to existing road markings, new rumble strips installed, plus vehicle activated signs. Then anti-skid surfacing, a Vehicle Activated (flashing) speed sign, raised kerb, reinforced bollards, extra lighting.

SCHOOL LANE PARKING also a long standing concern of residents and parents. At the request of Pirbright Parish Council, residents and the school, parking controls were introduced by Guildford Borough Council. Keith is currently pressing for additional traffic calming measures in School Lane where the road is most congested at school times.

- PIRBRIGHT PARISH COUNCIL supplied with speed measuring equipment which it operates to help press for changes to speed limits and other road safety improvements such as crossing improvements, road cushions and road markings and signage.

• New flashing speed sign installed on Aldershot Road, near the Royal Oak approaching the bend

• New disabled parking bays outside St Michael and All Angels Church in church Lane

• Sandpits Car Park Safety improvements

• Pirbright Village Green flooding/drainage improvements 

• New pedestrian island near Lord Pirbrights Hall .

LOCAL ROAD RESURFACING COMPLETED:

• A324 Aldershot Road - from Pirbright Green to Normandy

• Gapemouth Road • Grange Road • School Lane • Queens Road • Mill Lane• Guildford Road • Stanley Hill • Ash Road • Bisley Camp Road

So what else has Surrey County Council ever done for residents in Pirbright and Fox Corner ?

ADULT SOCIAL CARE On average, at any time, there are approx. 70 people in Pirbright / Fox Corner being supported by Surrey Adult Social Care, at a cost of over £1 million a year

CHILDREN There are approx. on average at any time over 200 children in the Pirbright and Fox Corner area being educated in Surrey schools, at a cost of over £1 million a year

TWO NEW FIRE STATIONS Two brand new "state of the art" Surrey County Council Fire Stations built and opened in Woking and Guildford.

If you have any queries or comments please contact Keith Witham. email: keithwitham1@hotmail.co.uk