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Claygate Countryside Culture Environment

Notice Board for Claygate Village.

A new notice board for Claygate has been erected at the end of Coverts Road today. This was created for the benefit of the local residents (who live some distance from the centre of the village) as well as the many visitors that come here. Since living in this part of Claygate, I have noticed […]

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Claygate Countryside Safety

Claygate Horse Crossing

On the afternoon of Saturday, 14 June 2014, following a collision with an unsuspecting motorist there was the tragic death of a horse. It was spooked by selfish fly-tipping, lost its experienced rider and in fear bolted straight out into the road. I have managed with the help of the Claygate community, the Equestrian Community, […]

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Countryside Environment Safety

Thames Flooding – More to come?

A new group has formed in Weybridge to highlight the risks to Weybridge by the Environment Agency plans for the Thames and Wey. To help remove the flooding risks between Windsor and Weybridge a series of new works have been undertaken and more are planned.  Eventually they will enter the Thames as shown below. Judging […]

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Countryside Environment Leisure Parking

Weybridge Point

Elmbridge has received an application for a grant of £82,000 to change the layout of the path through the car park at the end of Thames Street with an aim to highlight the Thames Path and focus on the view of the Thames.     This bid is competing with many other bids from around […]

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Countryside Health Leisure

Healthy Walks

With a walk taking place nearly every day of the year, the borough’s organised walks have helped walkers to cover some 94,500 miles since the scheme was launched in 2003. Walks are available for all abilities. Find out more.  If you want to select a walk and add it directly into your diary click here.

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Countryside Health Leisure

Weyfarers awarded Grant from CIL

Subject to consultation, the Weybridge Local Spending Board for CIL has allocated £3,750 in matched funding to Weyfarers Rowing Club based at the confluence of the Wey and the Thames, hard by Thames Lock. The award, subject to consultation, would be the first grant offer in Weybridge under CIL arrangements. If you would like to join […]

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Countryside Environment Safety

Fly Tipping

If you see anyone fly tipping or the results of it then take a photo and send it to Elmbridge Borough – you can get a reward or up to £500 for doing so.   See here for more details.

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Countryside Culture Education Environment Health Leisure Town Centre Transport

Bidding for Weybridge CIL Funds

Elmbridge charges developers a tax for new development known as the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).  You can see how this works here.  The new tax began in April 2013 and has raised around £1m. The national government has said that this new tax is to be raised for the purposes of providing new or improved […]

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Countryside Leisure

Goat grazing To Maintain Heathland on Esher Common

Surrey Wildlife Trust and Elmbridge are working together on a conservation grazing project that will involve using a small herd of goats to maintain and increase the biodiversity of natural heathland on an area of Esher common. The Esher Common SSSI (site of special scientific interest) restoration and management plan was approved by Elmbridge in […]

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Countryside Leisure Parking Transport

Canoe Club Car Park

The Canoe Club or D’Oyly Carte (officially known as Walton Lane) car park is due for a significant resurfacing.  The entrance, up to the height barriers will be retarmaced. Because the land is in the flood plan beyond the barrier a new porous surface will be laid.  I do not yet have a date but […]