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The Merrow Residents Association has been in existence for 40 years and continues to provide a focus for Merrow on environmental, planning, historical and local issues and has a membership of about 600 people. It is served by a voluntary committee that acts in an apolitical manner to ensure that Merrow retains its present unspoilt and attractive appearance. If you wish to know more about us and what we do please contact the

Please see Minutes of AGM in April 2015

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Chairman’s Notes- October 2015

·        Merrow Life included a progress report on the development of the Local Plan. I would like to reiterate on behalf of the Executive Committee how pleased we were that so many people attended our AGM in the St John’s Centre in March this year. It was a magnificent turnout and I hope to see many of you again at our Autumn Event on 26th October for a talk on “Clandon House and the Onslows”.

·        We continue to work closely with our helpful and supportive Ward Councillors who were elected in May - Jenny Jordan, Graham Ellwood and Philip Brooker. Graham is now Lead Councillor for Community Safety and Licensing and is therefore a member of the Executive and is also on the Planning Committee. Philip is a substitute on the Planning Committee.

·        The tubs in front of the Horse and Groom have now been planted and look fantastic in the Autumn sunshine. Our thanks to the Clandon Park Garden Centre for providing the plants and to Kate Dumbleton for organising the planting and arranging for them to be watered.

·        We have kept in close touch with residents in Burpham on the new Aldi Store. We have also commented upon the Burpham Neighbourhood Plan and share the concern of the Burpham Community Association on the proposed Clay Lane Link Road, which will have the effect of increasing traffic in Burpham to a very significant degree. GBC have now announced a consultation on the Link Road to be held during October and November (see

·        You may have noticed that our vehicle activated sign in Trodds Lane is having a rest this summer but it will be reactivated in the autumn.

·        Surrey County Council are proposing to replace free concessionary travel for the use of the Merrow Park and Ride with a £1 concessionary day return fare - this would cover senior citizens. There would be no restriction on the time of day when the concessionary fare could be used. The committee took the view that this proposal is not unreasonable in the present financial climate and so did not object. Feedback from the consultation was discussed at the Guildford Local Committee meeting on 30 September and the proposed changes were agreed, but there will be no charge for disabled person’s pass holders. The changes will come into effect on the 2nd November.

·        Some members may have noticed that the Beech Wood at the Clandon crossroads has been sold by the Clandon Estate by auction. The new owners are thinning out some of the unwanted trees in a thoroughly professional manner.

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·        Residents in Boxgrove Gardens are forming their own Residents’ Association and are showing interest in becoming involved with our Association. We will discuss this in committee and let you know at the AGM in 2016 how this initiative progresses.

Keith Meldrum

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