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Cobham & Downside Residents' Association

Welcome to our website. Below is some news about the CDRA and about local matters. Visit our News page for further current and recent items that may be of interest to you. If you missed our latest emailed bulletins to members you can see the most recent by clicking: June Bulletin, July Bulletin, September Bulletin.   

Dates for your 2018 Diary

The CDRA Residents’ Meeting and 2018 AGM will be on Thursday 19th April and our autumn Residents’ Meeting will be on Thursday 11th October. We hope you’ll reserve these evenings in your diary and be there with us. Non-members are welcome to attend. Details will be published nearer the time.



Avenue of Remembrance

Elmbridge Borough Council has issued the following update concerning Cobham's Avenue of Remembrance:-


Following the public consultation in September 2017 re the future of the Avenue of Remembrance, we can now tell you that work will start on site during the week commencing 29 January 2018.

A large percentage of residents involved in the survey were in favour of replacing the original, and the replacement trees which had not thrived.

All the existing cherry trees will be removed and the soil will be improved prior to planting young replacement cherries. A meadow strip will be then sowed underneath the young trees. (This will be a Remembrance Meadow combining Flanders poppies with a variety of more ornamental poppies)

Following removal of the old trees, planting of the 46 new trees will commence in the week beginning 12 February 2018, subject to weather conditions. The meadow will be sown in the spring.

Inevitably these works will have a significant impact on the appearance of the site, but once the trees are established the avenue will be restored to its original state, as the much-loved landmark originally intended to honour the memory of local soldiers fallen during WWII.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Green Spaces Team on 01372 474 568 or email greenspaces@elmbridge.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can visit elmbridge.gov.uk/parks for updates.