Bramley Village Society

Bramley, not to be confused with Bramley in Hampshire, is a village and civil parish about three miles south of Guildford in the Borough of Waverley in Surrey, south east England. Most of the parish lies in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Bramley Village Society (BVS) is a charity with a remit to maintian and improve Bramley's material and social fabric.

Fuming! Update

30 March 2023

Diesel/Heating fuel fumes in Bramley High Street - update

The issue continues. Latest update from Jermey Hunt

BRAMLEY SAGA CONTINUES Last Friday, local volunteers noticed the awful smell had returned, and led them to the river. Very worryingly, some sort of chemical film was seen on the surface of the water - so a huge well done to local campaigner Jane Austin, along with local residents Charlotte and Claire, for obtaining a sample and reporting the incident to the Environment Agency (EA). I have raised this directly with Alan Lovell, Chair at the EA, and asked him to facilitate the collection and testing of the sample. Alan has since informed me that his staff attended the site on Saturday to assess the stream. They confirmed that very small amounts of oil were visible, but that there was no evidence of significant, ongoing contamination. Given the heavy rainfall on Friday (the smell is always worse after a downpour), Alan thinks the oil resulted from urban surface water drainage, but the EA did collect more samples yesterday morning. I will of course keep you posted, but in the meantime, if there are any further incidents, please report them directly to the EA hotline on 0800 807060.

See the history of this issue here

St. George's Day Dinner

29 March 2023

Sunday 23rd April Village Hall 7.00 for 7.30pm

The evening will be in support of Bramley Helping Hands and Holy Trinity.

To celebrate St. George’s Day in a traditional manner, the menu will be roast beef followed by apple pie & custard, all freshly cooked by volunteers. There will also be a vegetarian option.

Tickets are only £20, and are availabe at Robersons, by using our contact form, or phoning Joe O’Connell on 01483 894250.

April Meeting

05 March 2023

Our next meeting is on Thursday 6th April, 20:00 in the Village Hall Meeting Room

All residents are welcome. Please check this website before attending the meeting in case the meeting is cancelled at short notice.

On the agenda - do join us if you are interested:

  • Our St George’s Day Dinner will, of course, be help on St. George’s Day (Sunday 23 April). More details below.
  • The King’s Coronation is on Saturday the 6th May, with the following Monday being a bank holiday. The BVS will be organising a Village Picnic on Sunday the 7th for those not attending their own Street Party. To keep things simple, we wil organise the locatoin and ask everyone to bring their own food, drink, and something to sit on. Location to be confirmed.

Minutes of March’s meeting can be found here