The association aims to protect and enhance the amenities and semi-rural environment of the Bourne, Farnham.                                                                                                              


  • Keep an eye on highways, footpaths, public spaces, tree preservation orders and the stream
  • Review planning applications
  • Encourage measures that support local shops and businesses
  • Lobby authorities on matters that could adversely affect quality of life in the Bourne.
  • Independently monitor potential threats to locally listed buildings.                                      


If you would like to join then either complete the online form or print out the paper version and send it to the Membership Secretary

Online form

TBRA Joining Form Paper Form


     Bourne Green and Tennis Courts

         The Bourne Green and Tennis Courts                                                                                                                                                                   


 2019: Bourne Woods: The 5 year temporary permission for allowing fiming in the Bourne Woods expires in early March 2019. The Forestry Commission are appointing a planning consultant to work with them to re apply for planning permission. An application will be submitted in due course. 

The Bourne Residents' Association will continue to support the filming but we wish the conditions laid down in the 2014 application to be retained.

2019 Update:  The association is still active but in a much reduced capacity. Anyone who would be interested in being part of the Residents' Association please contact Val Nye, especially if they are willing to help with planning matters.

The Bourne Residents’ Association has been around for many years, representing the interests of members on issues that affect The Bourne such as development and Planning, the environment, traffic, schools and so on. It has had a distinct effect in a number of areas, most recently on the use of Bourne Woods for filming and the development of the Farnham Neighbourhood plan.

TBRA has always depended on willing volunteers to serve on the Committee and do the necessary work to understand and comment on issues, develop relationships with Councils, other Residents’ Associations and other stakeholders, and communicate with members. This can be a time consuming and sometimes onerous task, and over the last few years it has become harder to find people with the interest, time and energy to take on the various roles, particularly the Chair of the Association, who in the end tends to have to pick up much of the work.

Valerie Nye has been the Chair for 5 years, and on the Committee for many more. She has indicated she must now step down, and she is joined in that wish by three other Committee members. We have so far been unable to identify candidates to take over.

The future of TBRA has been in abeyance for some months now. No one has come forward to take up the position of Chairman or Treasurer.

Apart from planning there are two areas of concern for TBRA - The Bourne Woods and The Bourne Beautification Project.

It has been decided that the BRA name will remain but it will curtail much of what it does.

Only major planning applications will be discussed.  Minor applications such as extensions will be left to the neighbours to comment or object as they see fit.

Although having stepped down from TBRA per se:

Tony Patterson will continue to monitor the Bourne Woods on all filming activity.

Val Nye will continue with the Bourne Beautification project and liaise with other groups on any further major applications.

 Robert Archer-Burton continues to be TBRA treasurer and will oversee the BBP monies, The Millenium footpath monies  and keep the BRA account running.

Luke Manhire continues as membership sectetary and will be a point of contact for  members. The website will still remain.  Brian Perriman remains on the committee.

We are still open to welcoming new members and anyone who wished to join the committee. We will have adhoc meetings when deemed necessary.

For further information Contact Val Nye on 01252714009 or



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New Village Signs

Two new village signs were erected at the end of January. They are both located on the A287 Frensham Road, one as you head south just past the entrance to Middle Bourne Lane. The other is heading north just before the entrance to Frensham Vale. Thanks to all of those who were involved in this project. I think you'll agree the signs look excellent.


LB Sign


Bourne' from the drop down list.


Farnham in Bloom 2018

Bourne Beautification Project: Farnham in Bloom  results announced in September



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Bourne Beautification Project. Please look under Bourne Beautification Project at top of page. 

Amazing work continues at the Bourne Cross Roads and here are some pictures from last years efforts:





The association aims to protect and enhance the amenities and semi-rural environment of The Bourne, Farnham