Pixham Residents Association

With unobstructed views of nearby Box Hill, Pixham is located by the confluence of Pippbrook and the River Mole on the eastern edge of Dorking. Pixham has existed as a settlement for many years, with houses dating back to the 17th century. There is even the suggestion that a Romano-British fortified post was located here, serving nearby Stane Street.

More recently the author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, attended the Reverend James Fisher's boarding school in Pixham Lane. The early 19th Century saw the construction of two watermills - Pixham Mill on the Pippbrook built in 1837 on the site of an earlier mill - and Castle Mill on the River Mole. Both mills and the adjoining houses are grade 2 listed.

A well-known Pixham resident and benefactor, Miss Mary Mayo, enriched the community by providing land for an infant's school (which became St Martin's Annexe and is now our Community Centre), which was built in 1880, and a church. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1903, the grade 2 listed St Mary's Church, and the traditionally styled primary school are both located on Pixham Lane.  As well as these historical attractions, Pixham boasts a large sportsground in a beautiful rural setting.

In 1928 Pixham was absorbed by the Urban District Council into Dorking, but has retained its character.

We formed the Resident's Association in 2009 to enhance our local environment and to build on our existing community. As well as putting on successful social events, such as the Pixham Fun Day, we have initiated a number of community projects, with others in the pipeline.



20's Plenty Campaign changes gear
Our efforts to make Pixham Lane a safer and more pleasant thoroughfare have moved up a gear with the introduction of a petition to Surrey CC to impose a 20mph limit on at least part of the Lane.
Many drivers don't seem to be aware of the hazardous nature of many sections, for example: the lack of pavement on the narrow south-east side of the Lane and various blind exits from side roads. Even at 30mph these sections pose a danger. We believe that a 20mph speed limit will reduce danger to pedestrians, cyclists and other road users 
The introduction of an advisory 20mph limit on part of the Lane has been considered by SCC, however it appears that current County policy is against introduction of 20mph limits. We will continue to press for more effective traffic calming measures in the Lane.

Coffee mornings at Old Pixham School

Coffee mornings on the first Wednesday of the month have proved a popular venue for locals to chat and enjoy the coffee and cakes. These now include craft stalls.
As always, offers of help will be gratefully received.
Thanks are due to the School management for making this possible.

Old Pixham School
Our community centre
is now open for business. We have one large room and a smaller one, both with kitchen facilities. See http://www.oldpixhamschool.co.uk/index.html for details. Enquiries and bookings to:

Mary Peckham: tel 01306 882408
email mpixham@btinternet.com

Stick to 20
As part of our efforts to encourage safer driving in the area we are distributing "20's plenty" stickers for refuse bins along Pixham Lane. The narrow central section between the sportsground and Reigate Road now gives out a strong message to drivers on bin days.  


Community Speedwatch
The Speedwatch group has been monitoring vehicle speed in Pixham Lane for over a year now. With traffic flows of 200-600 vehicles/hour, and over 5% off these significantly exceeding the 30mph limit (max. recorded so far was 62mph), we need to maintain our activity.
More volunteers needed
contact: Sue Mill: susan.m.mill@gmail.com



Next events:

Refreshments at the School: Sun 2nd August. Old Pixham School 9am - 12 noon. Take a break from watching the cycle events

Coffee Morning: Weds 5th August. Old Pixham School 10am - 12 noon. 

Pixham Ramblers Walk: Sun 23rd August meet at Old Pixham School at 10am. Walk to Westcott. Walk will take about 3 hours.

Download a copy of the print Pixham Post here: 
Feb/March 2015  pixham post 02:15.pdf


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 Our local councillor:

Duncan Irvine
District Councillor Mole Valley District Council

Pixham, Mickleham & Westhumble



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John Hammond,
26 Feb 2015, 08:51