In what the writer understands to be a break from the norm, many dozens of Haslemere residents packed into the Museum on Wednesday 28th March for the annual town meeting, leaving standing room only.
Town Councillors Carter, Round, Odell, Edwards & Dear came to hear residents express their views on potholes, abandoned cars, shopfronts and overgrown vegetation.
The greatest part of the time was spent in discussion of the proposal by Waverley to de-register the fairground car park in Wey Hill as common land and a presentation was given by Richard Homewood, Head of Environmental Services.
Afterwards, Haslemere Volunteer Awards were bestowed upon six people who have dedicated their lives to the town and the people who live here. As one recipient remarked after hearing his lengthy citation for years of service, ‘it’s not often you get to hear your own obituary!’