Thank you to Rolf Evans for this superb photo set.
Surrey Heath has a wonderful musical history, to celebrate this a music festival, titled ‘ A Century of Sound’ has been organised by the Surrey Heath Museum from 9th to 16th September. The brochure for the festival can be downloaded here and many of the events are below. There are events for all ages and all interest. We are also looking for people to take part and want encourage all ages to enjoy participating in musical activities. For more information, please contact Gill Barnes-Riding at Surrey Heath Museum or go to our website www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound.
- SURREY HEATH MUSEUM, CAMBERLEY – OPEN WEDS TO SAT THROUGHOUT FESTIVAL WEEK
‘MUSIC MAKERS EXHIBITION RE-VISITED’
The musical associations of the area go back over a century and include many genres of music from classical to pop, rock to skiffle. This exhibition covers the history of music locally, the music industry names of the area and how it has shaped our borough. The Century of Sound music festival was inspired by this exhibition.
- WED 9TH TO WED 16TH September CALLING ALL BUSKERS – The Mall and Park Street, Camberley all have busking pitches available for daily street performances throughout the festival dates.
www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound THEN FOLLOW THE LINK TO APPLY TO PERFORM.
- WEDS 9th – CAMBERLEY THEATRE, 19:30 to 21:00
INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY / ‘ A CENTURY OF SOUND’ WITH CHRIS HERBERT
Entrepreneur and artist manager founder of ‘ten10Management’, famed for creating the Spice Girls, formed and managed boy band Five and is one of the fore-runners in commercial Music Management. Hear his success story… Followed by a 30 minute Q&A from the audience. This event is a must for any budding artists and anyone wanting to work in music, it will give a real insight into the industry.
Free Event please book via website www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound
- Fri 11th – HELEN DOWNES PIANO SCHOOL WITH ANDY QUIN, CAMBERLEY THEATRE, 18:00 TO 19:30
Students from Helen Downes Piano School perform a range of piano pieces. Followed by a performance by Surrey Heath’s very own accomplished Jazz musician and composer Andy Quin.
followed by Fri 11th – OPEN MIC SESSIONS, CAMBERLEY THEATRE, 20:00 to 22:00
Open Mic sessions gives you a chance to perform music, poetry, comedy, magic…whatever – if you are up for it, why don’t you give it a go?!
www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound THEN FOLLOW THE LINK TO APPLY TO PERFORM.
Fri 11th – DISCO, CROSSLEY CLUB, LIGHTWATER, 18:30 to 20:30
www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound Under 14s, parents or guardians must stay throughout
Fri 11th – ‘HAVE A GO AND BLOW’ EVENING, CHARLES CHURCH CAMBERLEY BRASS BAND, ST.PETER’S CHURCH, FRIMLEY, . 19:00 to 20:30
Open rehearsal: an opportunity for new or lapsed players to have a go!
- SAT 12th – ACADEMY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC – CAMBERLEY THEATRE
FREE ‘MUSIC TASTER SESSIONS’ – GUITAR / BASS/ DRUMS / DJ / PIANO / VOCALS & STAGE PRESENCE
Take your first steps to becoming a musician today! As part of 2015’s A Century of Sound celebrations on Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) have teamed up with Surrey Heath Museum and ‘A Century of Sound’ team to provide a FREE 1 hour instrument lessons to anyone who wants to start playing Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Vocals or to become a DJ! Delivered by the professional tutors at ACM, these classes are perfect for absolute beginners and those who haven’t played for a while. You don’t need to bring any equipment.
Spaces are strictly limited. To book a session go to www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound
- SAT 12th – 1950’s SKIFFLE STAR CHAS MCDEVITT – CAMBERLEY THEATRE
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SKIFFLE!
Chas returns to Camberley to share stories of his musical career and perform his hit single ‘Freight Train’.
Free event, spaces are strictly limited. To book a session go to www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound
- SAT 12th – PERFORMANCES IN THE SQUARE, THE MALL, CAMBERLEY – 10.30 TO 15:00
Almac Bisley Brass Band 10:30 TO 11:30
Over The Moon, The Mall, Camberley – acoustic showcase featuring bright, new, emerging & exciting local talent
followed by sat 12th PARK STREET, CAMBERLEY – 17:00 to 20:00
VINTAGE SCOOTER RALLY AND HIGH-S PERFORMANCE – showcasing over 40 scooters along with a performance by the High-S covering hits by The Who, The Jam & The SpecialS.
- SUN 13th – MUSICAL FAMILY TREE PICNIC – HEATHERSIDE PARK, CAMBERLEY 12:00 to 15:00
Celebrating the historic trees of our area, this picnic features family instrument making workshop, performance by SHBC mystical Green Man with folk tales and song, musical performances plus a talk by our local Tree Conservation Officer and demonstration of tree surgery. ‘Picnic under the trees’, simply come along and join in the celebrations. Free event.
- Sat 12th – CAMBERLEY AND FRIMLEY GREEN LIBRARY
Reggae Drumming Workshops – Come and oin us on a magical adventure across the ocean. Learn about drumming with Shake Rattle and Roll to help us maek Reggae music in the library. Suitable for children 6 years plus.
learn all about drumming with ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’ and bring Reggae music to the Library.
- MON 14TH h – MUSIC QUIZ AND NAME THAT TUNE – THE BEAR, CAMBERLEY, 19:30 TO 21:30
Whether you’re a pop music anorak or not – come along and have a go!
Households in Surrey Heath will have received a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct as part of Surrey Heath’s annual voter registration canvass.
The aim of the form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.
With Police and Crime Commissioner elections taking place across Surrey in May 2016, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure that when the elections take place they will easily be able to take part.
Karen Whelan, Electoral Registration Officer at Surrey Heath Borough Council said: “Anyone that wants to vote must be registered. To make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives and return it as promptly as possible.
“If you’re not currently registered, we’ll send you information explaining how to do this or you can just go online to apply to register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote .”
It’s particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for the form and checks whether they are registered.
Any residents who have any questions can contact the elections team on 01276 707165.
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Surrey Heath Borough Council is responding to residents’ concerns about fly-tipping in the area by introducing a dedicated resource to tackle the problem.
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste such as builders’ rubble, garden waste and mixed household waste. The recently formed Counter Fraud and Corporate Enforcement team will investigate local fly tipping incidents with the aim of securing prosecutions against perpetrators.
The council has launched an appeal for information page on its new website and are offering a financial award of up to £500 for information that leads to a conviction of those responsible.
Residents are reminded of their duty to prevent the illegal fly-tipping of rubbish that might come from their homes. Household Waste Duty of Care Regulations (2005) state that residents are accountable for any waste leaving their property, including from builders or gardeners they employ to carry out work.
Some residents and businesses have started using the local community recycling sites as dumping grounds. In a number of cases, containers have had to be removed. If there is not an appropriate container at a site and individuals leave material on the ground they are fly-tipping and are liable to prosecution.
Julia Greenfield, Surrey Heath’s Audit, Counter Fraud and Corporate Enforcement Manager said: “People need to be aware they must ensure their household waste is disposed of properly. Any contractor they employ to do building work must have a carrier’s licence to transport waste.
“It’s up to householders who are having work done like double glazing, new kitchens and bathrooms to check that any contractor they appoint to dispose of rubbish from their home, including building and garden waste, has a trade waste carrier’s licence.
“If they don’t have this licence, they are not legally entitled to remove your rubbish.”
Surrey Heath’s portfolio holder for community Councillor Vivienne Chapman said: “We are fortunate to have so many areas of outstanding natural beauty in Surrey Heath and it’s vital that we all work together to help preserve them. I understand that the Counter Fraud and Corporate Enforcement team is currently appealing for information on a large asbestos fly-tip recently found in Chobham. It is disgraceful that someone has chosen to dump this dangerous waste in a rural area. The clean-up campaign associated with this fly-tip will cost in excess of £1000, money which could be better spent on services which benefit the community as a whole.”
If you have any information that could lead to identifying fly-tippers, please contact the council on 01276 707100 or visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/flytipping
Members of the public visiting Surrey Heath Borough Council can soon access employment services when Jobcentre Plus moves to the council reception at Knoll Road, Camberley.
Front counter Jobcentre Plus services will relocate from their current site in London Road Camberley into the council offices at Surrey Heath House towards the end of October 2015.
To accommodate the move, minor refurbishments at Surrey Heath House will take place from the end of August until mid-October, with the reception remaining open during normal hours while work is completed.
Jobcentre Plus District Manager, John Bowdery, said: “The relocation of Camberley Jobcentre Plus represents a significant enhancement to the service we provide, combining multiple Government services in one location to improve the experience for service users. The move is designed to help ensure we will continue to deliver an efficient public service in Surrey Heath alongside our partners in local government.”
Executive portfolio holder for transformation at Surrey Heath Borough Council, Cllr Colin Dougan, said: “Sharing buildings with partner organisations is one of the initiatives being taken to make accessing public services more convenient while strengthening partnership working and reducing costs to the taxpayer.”
The JobCentre Plus service at Surrey Heath House will operate in line with its existing office opening times of: Monday and Friday: 9am-12.30pm and 1.30-4.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 9am-12.30pm and 1.30-5pm and Wednesday: 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm.