The FOBH AGM was held on 4th February at Juniper Hall.  It was very well attended by 43 FOBH members and 6 NT staff.  Once the routine AGM business was out of the way and the current committee re-elected for another year, Federico Ghittoni, Surrey Hills Lead Ranger, gave an excellent talk on Nature Recovery on Box Hill. This is a multi-year project that is being led by NT and supported both with expertise and funding by FOBH and aims to measure the effect of trampling on sensitive areas of Box Hill and implement mitigation measures to aid nature recovery where necessary.

Juniper Hall Field Studies Council provided the Templeton room, presentation facilities, and refreshments which were all very much appreciated.

Fanny Burney in Surrey

Surrey County, Council Surrey Libraries and Surrey Heritage are delighted to announce a series of events based on the life and works of the author Frances “Fanny” Burney, in partnership with Professor Francesca Saggini from the University of Tuscia, in Italy.

As part of these events a photography competition has been launched about picturing Burney’s Surrey in collaboration with Surrey Libraries and Surrey History Centre. Details and the rules for entries can be found here: