Fleet and Church Crookham are the main centres of population in Hart District which is a rapidly growing area of North East Hampshire, currently with a population in excess of 80,000. In December 2011, the Daily Telegraph reported that the 'affluent borough' of Hart was Britain's 'happiest place to live' according to a survey comparing areas by quality of life. See full article. Accordingly Fleet and Church Crookham remain popular places to live and there is continual pressure to increase housing availability.
Our Society is concerned with the amenity of the area and its main aims are:
- To stimulate public interest in Fleet & Church Crookham and the immediate surroundings
- To promote high standards of planning and architecture in the area
- To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in the area.
In these pages you will find information about the Society and its activities. If you would like details of membership, visit our Membership page, or feel free to contact us with any comments or suggestions.
Airspace Change Proposal - Update to Autumn 2013 Newsletter Article
In the latest newsletter article relating to the Farnborough Airport (page 6) we reported that TAG Farnborough Airport was working closely with National Air Traffic Service to progress their Airspace Change Proposal. To increase public understanding of the proposal, both Fleet Town Council and Church Crookham Parish Councils planned to host briefings. Because of their need to work with other airport operators, TAG has been delayed in progressing the Airspace Change Proposal, meaning that the published Public Meeting that Church Crookham Parish Council had planned for the 28th November has had to be postponed. It is expected that the delay will mean the public engagement meetings will now be delayed until early 2014. We will endeavour to publish dates when we have been made aware of them.
Pondtail Bulb Planting - Saturday 9th November - Pondtail Bridge
Following our successful bulb planting in 2011, we were approached by Fleet Town Council to ask whether the grass area near Pondtail Bridge could be included in any forthcoming bulb planting programmes we had planned. The area had been previously planted with bulbs, however the area had been disturbed by plant and machinery used in the civil engineering work that was undertaken in Kings Road last year. The Society is pleased to announce that it will be planting over 1000 daffodil bulbs at this gateway point into the town on Saturday 9th November. 1000 bulbs is three large sack fulls and weigh about 75 kgs (That’s 11 stone!) We are hoping Society members and residents may like to lend a hand by joining us at 10am to help plant the bulbs. Please bring a spade and sturdy shoes. The society will have a limited number of spades, and will be able to supply gardening gloves and a cup of tea/coffee. Meeting point is the grass triangle at the junction of Velmead Road.
We're Recruiting!The Fleet & Church Crookham Society has spent over 50 years promoting community spirit in Fleet and Church Crookham. We want everyone to be proud of living in Fleet and Church Crookham, and we hope we are known for our independence of thought, challenging perspective and positive outlook on making Fleet and Church Crookham great places to live and work. And we must be doing something right, as we are to be awarded Fleet & Church Crookham in Bloom’s Pegasus Community Cup in recognition of the work we have done for the area in the past year. The society’s day-to-day business is run by a small friendly committee, currently represented by age ranges of 30s to 70s. Would you be interested in joining out team? Due to relocation and balancing the roles of existing committee members the society currently has the following vacancies becoming available:
Treasurer (Click here for what this role entails)Experience of the civic movement is not necessary: we can teach you what you need to know if you are sympathetic to our aims. These positions are suitable for those in full-time work as our committee meetings are held in the evenings at a time to suit committee members and other tasks can be fitted around your other commitments. The Society is apolitical, independent and funded by membership subscriptions. For more details about our vacant committee positions, please contact us
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