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Love Elmbridge – Back the plan

Liberal Democrat Councillors on Elmbridge Borough Council are urging residents to get behind the Council’s new Local Plan or risk thousands of new homes being imposed across Elmbridge. The Liberal Democrats, working with Resident Councillors, have put forward a Draft Local Plan for Regulation 19 Consultation, prior to submission to the Government Inspector, that will […]

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Shaping a sustainable and thriving Elmbridge

Lib Dem and Resident Plan stands up for the people of Elmbridge   Liberal Democrat and Resident Councillors on Elmbridge Borough Council will be putting forward a Local Plan that will deliver the homes we need and protect the character of our Borough including its precious Green Belt.   On 16 March 2022, the Elmbridge Draft Local […]

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Some misunderstanding!

An offer of assistance with garden waste collections from Runnymede Council? Misunderstandings cleared up. Elmbridge Borough Council has taken the extraordinary step of quashing the rumours started by Cllr John Cope, Leader of the Conservatives. He has repeatedly made unsubstantiated claims that Runnymede Borough Council has offered to assist EBC with garden waste collections whilst the […]

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Our Local Environment – It’s #Time2Care

Climate change is ubiquitous – it’s time we gave Hersham the power to tackle it. Green spaces have become a lifeline for many during the pandemic – whether as a place for distanced socialising, some stress-relieving exercise, or an escape from the home-office. I’ve spent many hours speaking to Elmbridge residents on the phone during […]

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Good news!

Residents in Elmbridge can now recycle their food & drinks cartons nearer to home (these are the difficult Tetrapak, Elopak etc. cartons for soup, fruit juice, non-dairy milk, & paper cups). These cannot currently go in our blue lidded bins because their composition makes them so difficult to recycle. For some time Elmbridge Borough Council […]

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Environment Planning

When will Raab stand up for Elmbridge against his Government’s ridiculous housing targets?

Residents across Elmbridge have reacted with anger to claims from Dominic Raab last week which show he doesn’t seem to care that his Government is imposing arbitrary housing targets on local councils with another infamous algorithm.  Local council leaders have held several meetings with Raab to bring these issues to his attention and get him […]

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Environmentally friendly face masks

Covid-19 has triggered the use of 129 billion ‘disposable’ face masks globally every month. The majority of these, including the ubiquitous blue and white masks which look like paper, are made from single-use plastic which is leading to an environmental catastrophe. Single-use plastic masks, considered medical waste, cannot be recycled and routinely end up in […]

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Climate Emergency – EBC Carbon Footprint audit complete

Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC) has completed an important step on its journey to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 – EBC now knows its “Carbon Footprint”. Following a comprehensive audit, EBC now has the baseline data on the location and volume of the carbon emissions across the council’s operations. This is an essential measurement to ensure […]

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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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QC’S Advice on Local Plan “Wait for Officers’ Evidence’

Leader’s statement warns Councillors – officers must be allowed to present the evidence on our Local Plan At a Full Council meeting on 26 February 2020, the Leader of the Lib Dem/Residents’, Cllr Stuart Selleck, gave a clear message to councillors of all parties: “Planning officers are focusing on completing the evidence base for the […]

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