Pixham Residents Association
Pixham and its community
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The Pixham Residents Association was formed in 2009 with the idea of enhancing our local environment and strengthening our community through encouragement of joint activities. As well as putting on successful social events, such as the Pixham Summer Fete, monthly coffee mornings and pop-up pubs, we have initiated a number of community projects, campaigned to make Old Pixham School a community centre, others are in the pipeline.
CoFFee Mornings First Wednesday of month - Old Pixham School - 10.00 - 12 noon - next one 3rd May
Pixham Games Night - Thursday 20th April
St. Mary's Church, Pixham Lane 7.30 - 9pm
Bring your board or card games, puzzles etc for a social evening. Table tennis also available.
Bring drinks and nibbles if you wish (there won't be a bar)
Donations to help cover the costs will be appreciated
Pixham Residents Association AGM
St Mary's Church, Pixham Lane (note the change of venue)
Friday May 19th
7.30 for 8pm
Free drink for PRA members: Licensed bar
All very welcome, especially if you’re new to Pixham
Hear updates on River Mole, former Aviva site, proposed sale of The Depot and adjoining field, etc etc.
Find out about our social events.
Meet other residents.
Ask your questions.
AND step forward to join the Committee – we need you!
PROPOSED SALE OF THE DEPOT AND ADJOINING FIELD, PIXHAM
The Depot is directly opposite Old Pixham School: the field is to the north and the area west of the red line belongs to Thames Water, separated from the river and the Treatment Works by a wide bank.
Mole Valley District Council want to auction these areas. They plan to market them as separate lots to sell at the same time, in June, to the highest bidder(s) and will set a reserve of £500,000. If The Depot doesn’t reach the reserve they won’t auction the field.
The proposed sale will be considered at the next Scrutiny Committee meeting on Tuesday March 7th; if passed, the proposal will go to the MVDC Cabinet meeting on March 21st for approval. That allows them 3 months for marketing which will be widespread; they have some London auction houses in mind.
There are various issues associated with these proposals which will concern residents, and the PRA is taking action to raise these with MVDC - for full details of the site, PRA action and how to respond click here.
Update 8th March
At last night’s meeting of the Council’s Scrutiny Committee, it was decided to remove the field from sale until a full ecological survey has been done. This will take until autumn to complete. However, Scrutiny recommended that sale of The Depot goes ahead and that will now be discussed at the Cabinet meeting on 21st March. It’s not yet a ‘done deal’ so please let us know if you have any thoughts or information.
Speakers referred several times to the detailed and informative letters from the PRA and local residents. These letters definitely influenced the discussion, so thanks to all who wrote in.
Thoughts and comments are welcomed: email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the contact page
Development of Aviva site
Stonegate have submitted plans for conversion of the current office blocks on the Aviva site to apartments, and for construction of housing and community facilities on the rest of the site.
Our summaries of the two submissions, together with links to the full documentation on the MVDC website can be seen by clicking here for the office block developments and here for the housing.
NB. These summaries have been prepared by the PRA, and to the best of our knowledge are an accurate representation of the plans. They are provided for information only
Join/Renew Pixham Residents’ Association Membership 2023
At £5 per household it’s the bargain of the year. Membership now starts in January Pay online (preferred), cash or cheque. Join now and your membership will last until 31st Dec 2023. You can make your life easier with a yearly standing order,
New members please e-mail to email@example.com with your name, address and email address (for updates & local news)
Payment is by Bank transfer to Pixham Residents Association sort code 40-19-22, a/c 61522590. Please give your
House number and Road as the bank reference. If you’re unable to pay online you can still pay by card, cheque or
cash at any PRA event or directly to Treasurer, David Sinden, 87 Leslie Road, Pixham, Dorking RH4 1PW. Any cheques are payable to Pixham Residents’ Association.
Many thanks for your support.
David Sinden, PRA Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org