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Education Elmbridge government Uncategorized Well being Weybridge

St James School gets new toilets and cloakrooms

Thank goodness for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – a tax that is levied on developers when they build new homes. Without CIL funds, it is hard to see how St James School would have found the money to make badly needed improvements to their buildings.  Their annual grant for capital projects is just £9,000. On […]

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Countryside Elmbridge government Environment Uncategorized Weybridge

Thames Flood Alleviation – Desborough Channel safe

 On Wednesday 2nd October, Weybridge Riverside ward councillors met with representatives from the Environment Agency and their consultants in the team tasked with River Thames Flood Alleviation Scheme. This work has been ongoing for several years now, with serious hydraulic modelling of flows in the Thames around Weybridge. The outcome of the most recent work […]

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British government Elmbridge government Planning Weybridge

Shape the future of Weybridge

Our Home Weybridge is undeniably an attractive place to live. Our easy access to London and Heathrow, our vibrant town centre, rivers, woodlands and green spaces, all ensure that many find it hard to imagine living anywhere else and would like our children to be able to live here too. More houses We recognise that, […]

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Conservative car park charge increases start in January

On 5 December 2018, Conservative Elmbridge councillors voted to increase the charges in Elmbridge car parks – at a level well above inflation. They also voted to extend the hours of charging. These changes were implemented in January 2019. Lib Dems and Residents councillors opposed these changes but had insufficient votes to overturn the Conservative […]

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Planning Weybridge

Conservation wins the day

On Tuesday, 27th November, Elmbridge Borough Council Full Planning Committee overturned the decision of the sub-committee which deals with planning decisions in Weybridge, and refused permission to build ten flats at the junction of Balfour and Devonshire Roads. The position of the proposed building, in Weybridge Town Centre Conservation area, is just beyond the junction […]

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Parking Surrey government Weybridge

Surrey’s Parking Review Strategy

See also: Surrey officer’s recommendations for residents parking Weybridge Car Park Charges Proposed Weybridge on-street parking changes Surrey’s Committee Report Elmbridge’s Cabinet Committee Report, Appendix A, Appendix B, Minutes of Cabinet Surrey County has changed the way it reviews parking across Elmbridge – again.  In 2015, they set in place a process for strategic reviews of […]

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Health Surrey government Weybridge

Can we afford to lose Weybridge Children’s Centre

Surrey County’s financial difficulties are putting at risk one of the most useful and effective community services in Weybridge – the Sure Start for All Children’s Centre, based in Churchfields. Who needs help? Surrey says that the closure of this, and other centres is necessary as it wishes to target those children “most in need”. […]

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Health Walton Weybridge

Urgent Treatment Centres – What to expect

New Urgent Treatment Centre Opens at St Peter’s From 31 October, there will be an Urgent Treatment Centre, based at St Peter’s Hospital, serving patients of the North West Surrey CCG.  This is the closest such centre for residents of Weybridge. Which conditions are treated at Urgent Treatment Centres? Urgent Treatment Centres will treat minor […]

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Events Housing Leisure Parking Representation Safety Town Centre Transport Weybridge

Weybridge town meetings

In my May 2018 election literature I promised to run town meetings, if elected. My ambition is to try and establish a kind of forum where residents and businesses in Weybridge can come together on a regular basis and talk about the kind of Weybridge we want for the future. Why did I want to […]

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Business Culture Elmbridge government Health Leisure Parking Social Care Surrey government Town Centre Weybridge

Reshaping Weybridge Town Centre

A community hub in Weybridge At the recent Portmore Park and District Residents Association meeting, Weybridge Surrey County Councillor, Tim Oliver spoke about ideas for developing Weybridge town centre. Surrey County and Elmbridge Borough officers and NHS property services have already met to talk about creating a Weybridge Hub on the Weybridge Hospital site.  . […]