Notcutts and Waitrose announce plans to re-develop Bagshot garden centre
Notcutts Garden Centre in Bagshot and Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Partnership, have announced plans to re-develop the existing garden centre on the A30 London Road to provide a modern garden store and a new Waitrose food shop.
The proposed Waitrose food store is expected to create up to 160 new jobs. The new Notcutts garden store will employ a similar number of people to the existing garden centre, which is 45.
Plans for the £14 million re-development will be displayed next month at a public exhibition to be held at Notcutts Garden Centre on Friday 8th February and Saturday 9th February. The exhibition will be available to view during opening hours (9am – 6pm) and representatives from both Notcutts and Waitrose will be on hand to discuss the plans from 11am to 6pm on the Friday and 10am to 2pm on the Saturday. Comments from the local community on the scheme will be welcomed and the feedback from the public exhibition will be used to inform the proposals before a planning application is submitted to Surrey Heath Borough Council in the spring.
A retail study commissioned by the Council has shown that there is a need for a new food store in the borough. Existing food stores capture only 10% of total expenditure, with most people travelling outside the borough to do their food shopping. The Waitrose food store is designed to retain local expenditure within the borough and help encourage local demand for other goods and services in Bagshot village.
Bagshot Scouts Celebrate a Raft of Awards
Bagshot Scouts has a lot to celebrate at the moment. Three Beaver Scouts - Tom, Campbell and Bradley - received their Bronze Chief Scout Awards. On the same evening mum and son team Lisa and Joe received their Wood Badge and Gold Chief Scout Award.
To attain her Wood Badge Lisa has had to complete a whole range of leadership training and is now a fully-qualified Scout Leader.
The Chief Scout Award is the highest award a Scout can achieve in any section and its great to see four awarded in one night.
2012 Schools Christmas Music
Well done to Hall Grove, Connaught Junior and Bagshot Infant Schools for a fantastic musical celebration of Christmas in Bagshot. The children and staff from all three schools performed excellently and where appreciated by the crowd that grew and grew through the morning. Caroline from the Children's Centre laid on a Christmas craft that was particularly popular with the younger ones.
A huge "thank you" goes to Mark and Sarah at the Kings Arms for allowing the event to happen on the patio in front of the pub and for giving hot chocolate to all the children who performed. Another thank you goes to the Co-operative for donating all the mince pies for the children.
Bagshot-based Lisa May Foundation held a collection at the event and wanted to express their thanks to the schools for a wonderful morning.
Woking Hospice Shop is Five
The Woking Hospice shop is celebrating its 5th Birthday in Bagshot this coming Monday 10th December 2012.
"We want to say thank you to all of our lovely customers and volunteers old and new", says manager Tony Dawes. "Its hard to believe that we opened our doors with only one volunteer. How times have changed. We now have some 30 volunteers who give their time helping to keep the hospices in Woking and Weybridge up and running.....A BIG BIG thank you."
If you're in the village on Monday, do pop in and wish them a Happy Birthday.
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