Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust

What Next

Conservation Areas don’t remain static and are forever changing. Indeed as part of the work of CCHT we are working on a number of potential changes to the existing areas as well as thinking of areas that are not yet designated as Conservation Areas – the most important of these being Street Cobham, which remains historically very important but whose appearance has unfortunately been somewhat ruined by developments in that area. Such changes, however, need to be put in place by Elmbridge and have to be balanced against the breadth of other activities which local authorities need to be involved in today and which demand further budgets to support.

Elmbridge have, during 2005 and the early part of 2006, undertaken an initiative called CHIPs (Community Heritage Initiative Programme) . This has laid the framework for enhanced management of Conservation Areas across the borough. East Molesey and Weybridge were the focus of this initial work but we will continue to work with Elmbridge to ensure that further work include the Conservation Areas of Cobham. This will be one of the areas where we will need your help in future.

Through the work of the CCHT we will also be working to ensure that we continue to improve the Conservation Areas in Cobham and to seek to expand the benefit we derive from our Conservation Areas. To this end we will be seeking volunteers to help with future work groups to pick up litter, clear verges and so on, as well as to think through how we can better use these important amenities.

The ancient Pond at Downside is being reinstated. In January 2007 an ancient pond on Downside Common began to re-emerge from the dense thicket that had surrounded it for decades. Members of the Downside and Cobham communities, - fathers, mothers and children, - all turned up to fell, cut up and burn, overgrown thicket, to bring this historic site to life again. Under the enthusiastic guidance of Dave Page, the Elmbridge Countryside Estates Officer, volunteers did a magnificent job of clearing the site, many using the saws, cutters and even working gloves that Dave provided, and two large bonfires consumed all the cuttings.

It is hoped that work on the pond will be completed in early summer 2007.

1 Sep
Cobham Heritage Litter Pick - Cobham
01 Sep 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday 1 September 2019 at 2pm, meeting on the corner of Church Street and the High Street in Cobham.

Please bring gloves and we will supply high-viz jackets, rubbish bags and litter pickers.

8 Sep
Cobham Mill Open Day
08 Sep 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The mill is open on the second Sunday of the month from April to October 2pm–5pm. The milling of corn is carried out during these openings, and a short video presentation about the mill and its restoration is shown at intervals.

8 Sep
Cobham Crown Jewels Open Day
08 Sep 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come and visit Cobham's three Crown Jewels. It features three of our most attactive and interesting heritage attractions which were built in the 8th,12th and 19th centuries. They are all close to each other which allows all three to be visited during the afternoon.

More details here

Become a Volunteer with Cobham Heritage

The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust is a local charity which relies on vounteers to help run the Trust, promote local history and conservation issues and organise fund raising events such as our annual Cobham Heritage Day. If you think you might like to join us, visit our Volunteer Vacancies page to find out which roles you might like to get involved with. We always try to make it fun.


Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Riverhill Greenflag Award

Green Flag Award

Open Spaces Award

Open Spaces Award