Localism Funding: Funds for Highways/Pavements in Haslemere

This is a call out to any constituent in my ward (Haslemere South) to send me details of any specific issues affecting highways/pavements such as cutting back vegetation, cleaning road signs, removing posts in verges, decluttering of signs and the like (BUT not gully cleaning or anything relating to tarmac).

A photo/map showing specifics would be very helpful, by June 15th. Please send to me and/or the town clerk:



Haslemere Town Council has a £6,500 pot of Localism funding to be spent by the end of March 2019 for this type of work.

Thank you!

Haslemere Information Hub is opening on 1st May at 4.30pm

The Haslemere Information Hub at the railway station will officially open for the Summer season from 1st May 2018. Come along from 4.30pm to 7pm. All welcome.

Are you interested in promoting our amazing town and surroundings? There are a variety of volunteering opportunities with us. We’re looking for volunteers to help people find their way from Haslemere station to the various points of interest, shops and eateries here in Haslemere.

On Twitter, please follow The Haslemere Information Hub here: Haslemere Information Hub

Thanks to the volunteers who helped out yesterday to tidy the flower beds on the platform.(Thanks to David Goddin for taking the photos)

Many hands make light work

Here are some pictures of the Haslemere volunteers who helped move the new flagpole from JE Homewood‘s yard to St. Christopher’s Church yesterday. This is part of the Haslemere Great War Centenary Memorial. (More here, here and here.) Thanks to patient drivers on Wey Hill who waited as the flagpole was moved).

The flagpole is being raised by crane to the top of the Church Tower next Tuesday, 17th April,  from 10:00 am.

Follow updates on @Haslemere2018.

THANKS to the Haslemere Community Rail Partnership volunteers today

In Haslemere today, some of the lovely volunteers who, as part of the Haslemere Community Rail Partnership team, helped clear the station’s flower beds on the platform. The daffodils are now looking gorgeous.

What a great improvement! Lovely to see the sun and blue sky too after the snow.

Hiring a Community Manager for the Haslemere Community Rail Partnership

On behalf of the Haslemere Community Rail Partnership, we’re hiring a Community Manager.

This role will help to deliver the Haslemere Community Rail Partnership’s (HCRP) aim of encouraging more visitors to travel to Haslemere, the surrounding villages and the South Downs National Park. It will enable the many separate local organisations in Haslemere to promote themselves, and the many events and activities that they organise in and around the town. The role will also encourage sustainable travel behavior of visitors and local residents from a HCRP Information Centre based at Haslemere Railway Station.

Please click here for more information. Closing data 30th March 2018

Contagion! The BBC Pandemic – 22nd March on BBC Four at 9pm feat. Haslemere

From: BBC Pandemic <info@bbcpandemic.co.uk>
Date: 19 March 2018 at 2:57:53 pm GMT
To: BBC Pandemic <info@bbcpandemic.co.uk>
Subject: BBC Pandemic – Haslemere Results


We’re writing to let you know that the astonishing results of the Haslemere BBC Pandemic experiment, which was conducted in October last year, will be revealed this Thursday at 9pm on BBC Four in Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic.

Switch on to find out how many Haslemere residents were infected and what happened when the experiment went nationwide. Please spread the word! #BBCPandemic

A huge thank you to everyone in Haslemere who took part and helped make the experiment such a success. We hope you enjoy spotting yourselves in the programme.

The BBC Pandemic Team

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Poppy Update from the Haslemere War Memorial team

I have been asked to share this update from the Haslemere War Memorial team:

Please note that tomorrow Friday 16th March, will be the last day of poppy pinning as the two nets for St Christopher’s are complete. However, there are still poppies to use for decoration, so we fully intend to continue preparing the remaining poppies for other nets and we will announce when we start doing this in due course, but we have decided to have a breather for the time being and take stock. 

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who contributed to completing the task in about half the time we expected. Many volunteers have taken boxes of poppies home with them to prepare them for pinning with drilling and threading. Many of the poppies have been stiffened up with backing material in order to brave the elements more readily. 

On the 24th March (Saturday week) between 10.00 am and 1 pm we will be starting the next part of the project, sowing the poppy seeds into trays and distibuting them around the community for nurturing in various greenhouses around Haslemere. The sowing will take place at St Christopher’s and on St Christopher’s Green – weather permitting. Volunteers all welcome.

Poppy update from the Haslemere War Memorial Team

I have been asked to share this update from the Haslemere War Memorial Team about this community project:

We are now starting the process of pinning the 12,000 poppies made by the local schoolchildren on to the netting that will then cascade down the tower of St Christopher’s Church. See the attached illustration of how it will look.

The work to pin the poppies on to the netting will be done from inside St Christopher’s Church and will take place from either a standing or sitting position off the church floor. The poppies will be pinned on with a combination of twisted wire or cable ties through the central button of the poppy and the ideal number of people required to form a production team would be 8 – 10 people. There will always be a member of the Commemoration Committee in attendance and to be fully inclusive, we will open the Church on specific times during the day, evenings and at weekends to enable this part of the project to be completed.

The current times that the Church will be open for this work to take place is 2:30 – 5:00pm Monday to Friday and then 10:00 – 12:00 noon on Saturdays.

Therefore if you are able to join us on any of these days / times, we would be glad to see you.