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.
The consultation period for the TAG Farnborough Airspace Change Proposal will run from 3 February to 2 May 2014.
TAG says, “This is a formal UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) process that is being undertaken by TAG Farnborough Airport in order to introduce a new airspace design in proximity to the airport. The objective… is to create a new operating environment with elements of ‘controlled’ airspace…which will assist the airport in catering for an increasing number of air transport movements and do so in a way which enhances efficiency and safety for many airspace users.”
The proposals can be viewed at www.consultation.TAGFarnboroughAirport.com
Fleet Town Council is holding a public meeting to learn about the proposal on Wednesday 5 February at 7.30pm at The Harlington.
Church Crookham Parish Council will hold a similar meeting on 3 April (details to be confirmed).
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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