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Health

Helping the community during COVID-19 and useful links

As people self isolate there’s a growing need for help in our communities with the delivery of food, medicines, and even taking pets for a walk. Helping locally in our communities is an important element of being a Liberal Democrat. We’d encourage any members to either sign-post others to, or take part themselves with some […]

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Elmbridge government Representation

Elmbridge Liberal Democrats elect new Group Leader

Elmbridge Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce the election of Councillor Mary Marshall as their new group leader on Elmbridge Borough Council. Following the group’s annual leadership election on Thursday 7th May 2020, Mary won the support of her fellow Liberal Democrat councillors and will now assume the role of Deputy Leader of Elmbridge Borough […]

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Well being Weybridge

PPE for Care Homes – a personal account

On the second Thursday of “clapping for carers” it was encouraging to see so many venture on to the street and cheer and clap near our local care home. The co-owner of Heath Lodge reached out and explained they had a confirmed case of Covid-19 within one of their homes and were seriously short of PPE. I’m […]

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Social Care Well being

Lockdown Love

In these strange times, the people of  Elmbridge have been showing wonderful acts of kindness. Below is a small sample: notes through doors of vulnerable people offering help of any type by giving a contact name, address and phone number. for an isolating couple, who get food delivered from the supermarket, each week a cake (or brownies, flapjacks […]

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Planning Weybridge

Planning Decision in Weybridge

Application 2019/0657 Wessex, South Road, Weybridge KT13 9DZ Earlier this year your local Area Planning Sub-Committee of councillors decided to refuse permission for a developer to demolish the existing house, Wessex, and build a block of nine flats in South Road, leading off Queen’s Road next to Tesco. An appeal was made by the developer against […]

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Well being

Foodbank information

During the current emergency there have been some necessary changes to the way most foodbanks are operating to keep people safe. Here is a summary of the information on the EBC website at: https://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/foodbanks/ Walton & Hersham Foodbank Tel: 0203 328 0243 / 07884 046665  Referring agencies, e.g. Citizens Advice, Home School Link Worker, local Church, […]

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Planning

Local Plan – Coronavirus update

Update on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Local Plan The pandemic is having an impact on the current timetable (known as the Local Development Scheme – LDS) for producing the council’s Local Plan.  The council’s timetable was based on Officers being in a position to submit a draft local plan to Cabinet […]

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Environment

Decorate your bin to thank our waste collectors

The refuse service has been continuing to provide a service to residents in Elmbridge. Amey do have a small increase in absence, but services are still being delivered. Please be assured that everyone involved is working very hard in the background to maintain this difficult situation.  Residents have been most supportive and that will help […]

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Elmbridge government

Local Service Update

Please see below an update on services, communication and support for the Elmbridge community. Supporting the vulnerable Our customer service centre is seeing an increase in the volume of calls, emails and online forms regarding Universal Credit, council tax support and housing benefit in line with the national rise in applications ; we are supporting people as […]

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Elmbridge government

Local Service Update

Please see below an update on services, communication and support for the Elmbridge community. Supporting the vulnerable This is an unsettling and worrying time for those in our community who are receiving/applying for universal credit, housing benefits and council tax support.  Our customer service centre is seeing an increase in the volume of calls, emails and online […]

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Uncategorized

Can your local shop help?

We’re looking for shops able to help deliver and offer services for our most vulnerable and those self isolating We’re putting together a list of local shops that are able to make deliveries, can make use of volunteers to provide deliveries, and take orders/payment over the phone. We’ll be looking to publish the details of […]

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