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Ash Aspect: The Ash and Tongham Housing Boom – Enough is Enough

By David Reading For years, people have complained that Ash and Tongham would seem to be the borough’s “dumping ground” for new housing developments. Twenty-five years ago about 50 people…

Ash Aspect: Volunteers Work Hard To Alleviate Pandemic Suffering

By David Reading Around 100 active volunteers are working flat out in the Ash area to help families hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The local Coronavirus Support Group works…

The Ash Aspect: General Election Candidates For Surrey Heath

By David Reading Candidates of all parties are rightly focused on important matters such as the NHS, Brexit, the economy and climate change. But the MPs who are elected on…

Ash Aspect: A Bridge To Benefit Ash, A Vanity Project, Or A Key To More Housing?

By David Reading The proposed road bridge to take traffic over the railway line near Ash level-crossing has provoked a flood of strong feelings. A planning application for the bridge…

Ash Aspect: A New Bridge for Ash – Solution or Nightmare?

By David Reading Is the new bridge that will take traffic across the railway line at Ash really the best answer to the area’s road congestion problems? This is the…

Ash Aspect: Withdrawal of Bus Service is ‘Punishing’ Ash and Tongham Residents

By David Reading What’s the reason for having a bus service? The question may sound daft and the obvious answer is, to enable people to travel from A to B…

Ash Aspect: Should the ‘Near Miss’ White Lane Gap, on the Hog’s Back, Be Closed?

Ash Aspect: Should the ‘Near Miss’ White Lane Gap, on the Hog’s Back, Be Closed?

By David Reading Many years ago I was a passenger in a friend’s Morris Minor travelling along the Hog’s Back in the direction of Farnham. As we approached the gap…

Ash Aspect: Huge Challenge For Residents’ Association’s New Chairman

By David Reading A friend paid me a visit over Christmas for the first time in five years. As he drove along Ash Lodge Drive he thought he was in…

Ash Aspect: Michael Gove Meets His Ash Constituents

By David Reading He has been accused of destroying Britain’s education system. He was involved in bitter exchanges during the EU referendum. Michael Gove, MP, is accustomed to controversy and…

The Ash Aspect: Burglary Can Be A Life-Changing Trauma

By David Reading It was a Friday morning in late summer. The man who knocked on the front door of my house in Ash was middle-aged and shabbily-dressed. His colleague…

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