Elmbridge borough has grants to aid businesses via the Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund. Weybridge is the biggest claimer for funds in Elmbridge. The aim is to support the growth of the local economy. Funding can help you business with:
Shop fronts and signage
marketing and promotion
town centre events
learning, skills and training
Contact 01932 474 216, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
According to the SCC information, the following charges will apply for:
Tyres from cars, motorcycles and all other motorised vehicles (including non-motorised vehicles and trailers pulled by a motorised vehicle): £5 per tyre or part tyre.
Waste from construction, alteration or repair of your home and garden including:
Breeze blocks, bricks, rubble, soil, stones, ceramic bathroom fittings, tiles: £4 per bag or part bag of this waste (Bags no bigger than 50cm x 77cm)
Concrete fence post, ceramic bath, cistern, paving slab: £4 per item
Plasterboard: £4 per bag or part bag or per sheet of this waste (Bags no bigger than 50cm x 77cm and sheets no bigger than 120cm x 240cm). From 4 December 2017 the cost per sheet of plasterboard will increase to £12.
If these materials are loose, a charge of £50 will apply per car load.
Additionally, if you are bringing household waste in either a van, pick-up or trailer you will need to obtain a van permit before your visit.
From 8 January if you need to dispose of non-household waste (such as from DIY projects) in a van, it can only be accepted at the larger recycling centres – this includes the one at Shepperton.
This is a great opportunity for our local charities and voluntary groups which are now invited to apply for the Elmbridge borough’s annual grants fund. Awards up to £4,000 to groups supporting people in need in the local community are available. Previous years’ initiatives have included carer respite programmes, family advocacy support, crime prevention schemes, and purchasing of equipment.
Liberal Democrat Councillor, Andrew Davis commented: “This is a great opportunity for voluntary organisations in and around Weybridge to support initiatives that directly benefit the vulnerable people in our community”. This is your chance to apply.
A Voluntary Sector Forum will take place at 2.30 – 5.30pm, on Friday, 24 November at the Civic Centre in Esher, when advice will be given on how to apply for a grant.
For more information, or to request an application form, contact the borough’s voluntary sector support office on 01372 474543 or email@example.com. Forms can be downloaded here.
Taxis need to be licenced by local governments, this ensures some level of safety for the customer. At the moment each borough in Surrey sets their own rules for granting taxi licences. It is proposed to bring all Surrey boroughs in line with the aim of increasing the safety of the public.
Elmbridge borough is asking for your views on its plans to increase protection of children and vulnerable persons when using licenced taxis.
The biggest change proposed is to make child sexual exploitation awareness training compulsory for all drivers. The other major change is that criminal convictions and general behavior of the driver be taken into account before a licence is granted. At the moment, a driver denied a licence in one borough of Surrey could reapply in a different borough. The proposed changes would prevent this.
Contact the council with your views before 4 December at here or contact us. Changes agreed would be announced in early 2018.
A free workshop is open to you in Esher at 12-2pm, on Tuesday, 28 November.
A relationship is considered abusive when one partner tries to dominate, threaten or bully the other, either mentally or physically.
Young people and children suffer hugely when they witness such behaviour and this is also considered to be a form of domestic abuse.
The stress endured by people in abusive relationships can deeply affect their self-esteem and their health, often resulting in absence from work, or even the loss of their job as a result.
Sadly, domestic abuse is still considered by many to be a taboo subject, which means that those who suffer it are too ashamed or embarrassed to seek help. With this in mind, the Elmbridge Community and Safety Partnership and Surrey Police are keen to encourage victims to speak out and to take advantage of the services available to them.
To raise awareness locally, a free event is taking place at 12-2pm, on Tuesday, 28 November at the Civic Centre in Esher. There will be a short dramatised production by Alter Ego, exploring the impact of domestic abuse, as well as informative talks and material. To register for the event: Surrey Domestic Abuse Helpline: 01483 776822