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This website is designed for all residents of Box Hill as a source of information about life in this area of outstanding natural beauty. It will also be useful to anyone who would like to visit this part of Surrey or is thinking of moving to the area.
 
 
 
PROPOSAL FOR YELLOW LINES ON BOX HILL ROAD - OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR SAY
 
A proposal to place yellow lines on a large part of Box Hill Rd has been passed in Committee at Surrey County Council which will be subject of statutory consultation in the New Year.
 
Box Hill Neighbourhood Council has arranged a public meeting in the Village Hall at 8pm on Monday 12th January 2015.  This is your opportunity in advance of the formal consultation process to have your say so please attend.  Your opinion matters.
 
The meeting will be attended by our County Councillor Hazel Watson. 
 
We will in advance of the meeting advising residents on how they can submit their comments via email and letter.
 
Please put the date in your diary an encourage your neighbours to come along


Tuesday 9 December notice from Sutton & East Surrey Water
 
Pebble  Hill Road will be reopened over the Christmas period from Christmas Eve 24 December until Monday 5 January. The road will then be closed again for about two more weeks before reopening.The road was scheduled to reopen in January 2015 but we fully appreciate the inconvenience the road closure has caused. Progress has been quicker than anticipated given the terrain. We have been constantly reviewing the project with our contractors to ensure we are working efficiently and making the most of reduced daylight working hours at this time of year.Once the mains replacement works in Pebble Hill Road have been completed, the project will move out and along the A25. Fortunately, the road is wide enough at this point for little or no traffic management to be required. However, we apologise in advance that we will have to close Pebble Hill Road once more for about a week around the end of March to decommission the old water main. We are in discussion with Surrey Highways about the closure taking place during the Easter school holidays. We will confirm the dates as soon as we can and publicise it through local community channels, the media and on this page.
 
If you have any problems or questions, please contact our Customer Services Team on 01737 772000


Carol singing – mulled wine – mince pies – fun and festivities 
 
As the usual village Christmas celebrations can’t go ahead this year, Rev Linda Harknett has arranged for a small celebration to take place as follows: 
 
St Andrews Church, Box Hill
Sunday 21 December
5.30pm to approx 7.00pm
 
Carol singing – mulled wine – mince pies – fun and festivities 
 
While Linda is aware this will in no way match our usual events, it’s an opportunity for a community get-together and to make a toast to each other during the festive period. 
 
Our thanks to Linda for arranging this.
 
Closure of Pebble Hill

 
3rd December Update
Please reassure all the residents you are in touch with that Sutton and East Surrey Water are still on course to reopen in January and working hard with their contractor to make that as soon as possible.  
 
We have received from Sutton and East Surrey Water a four page Handout/fact sheet (including project plan and diversionary map), and a Questions and Answers document in relation to the closure of Pebble Hill Road. These have been loaded to our web site under Downloads which is at the top of the home page
 
 
You can also access the information on Sutton and East Surrey Water's web site on the following link.  Please note this page does not appear to open if you are using an Ipad or other form of tablet.
 
 
The BHNC is monitoring this carefully and will provide more updates as they become available
 
  

Keeping You Informed
 
Please REGISTER on this site to take advantage of all our system offers including free advertising, member discussion forums and latest news updates. All information is strictly confidential and will never be passed on to a third party. Please read our privacy policy. Box Hill This area of Surrey has many things to offer apart from living near to nature. There is a strong sense of village community life which sadly these days is forgotten. At the same time it is a haven for those who wish to lead a peaceful life. Box Hill overlooks the Mole Gap where the River Mole breaks through the line of the North Downs, and gives its name to a scattered village high on the Downs. It is the scene of the famous picnic in Jane Austen's "Emma".
 
 
Box Hill has long been a popular picnic spot as one of the finest areas of woodland and chalk downland so close to London. The top is accessible by road, and has a National Trust car park, information centre and refreshment kiosk.

Walkers prefer to reach the summit under their own power, starting from Burford Bridge or Westhumble. There is a viewpoint at the top with excellent views towards the South Downs, and behind it an open area called Donkey Green that is popular with families.The hill has three major ridges running North-West with deep valleys between them: Juniper Top, Lodge Hill and The Whites. These all have fine views over the Mickleham Downs and Denbies Vineyard. Long and short walks are described in leaflets available from the NT shop, and are well waymarked, which is helpful as the many ways through the woods can be quite confusing without a map. Keen ramblers can take longer walks via the ridges to Mickleham or Headley, where there are pubs for lunch.


Box Hill is used by countless cyclists every weekend as a training ground and while there is nothing too taxing about a circuit, it’s actually much harder to ride clockwise than in the anti-clockwise direction, it does provide for all the basic skills in using your gears, developing good bike control in a fast descent and learning to 'read the road' to prepare yourself for some of the sudden turns. As an added bonus, there’s a superb National Trust tea shop at the top of the Zig Zag section!

There's plenty of parking at the top opposite the tea shop, £3 buys you a whole day, and once you've done the loop there's a whole world of climbing in the Surrey Hills right on your doorstep with White Down, Ranmoor and Leith Hill all within just a few minutes ride.

Box Hill is one of the safest places to live in Surrey. We hope you will find it useful, but we welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can improve the site. Just email us via the Contact us tab.

This website is designed and maintained entirely by volunteers for the benefit of the Box Hill Community.
 

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