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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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20mph Speed Limits

Join in our survey on 20mph speed limits. You saw it in Australia – the climate emergency is now.  Australia is but the beginning.  Elmbridge is not immune.  We need to act now but in a considered and measured fashion. In Elmbridge one of the biggest causes of the climate emergency is car traffic.  The […]

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Investing in Weybridge

New building development in Weybridge has meant that we have around £500,000 to invest in projects that improve our lives in Weybidge. If your organisation has a project that will contribute to Weybridge’s infrastructure then apply for a grant from Elmbridge borough. You can apply for grants up to £500,000 from 13 February. Click here […]

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Broadwater Lake

Following from the success of the construction of a properly laid footpath from Grenside Road in Weybridge to Cowey Sale, championed by Cllr Andrew Davis, many residents commented on the state of Broadwater Lake which had become silted up and obscured by fallen trees. Local councillors agreed to the request to use Community Infrastructure Levy […]

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Unauthorised moorings on the Thames

I regularly paddle up and down the river between Weybridge and Walton whilst training as a member of Weybridge Rowing Club and Thames Valley Skiff Club. Over the last few years I have witnessed a significant increase in boats moored without permission along the river. Within the Public Right of Navigation there is deemed a […]

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20s Plenty for Us

Why reduce speeds in our residential streets?There are a whole host of reasons but in climate emergency terms it is to enable people to travel in the safest, healthiest and greenest way that we know and that is by cycling. We know that people will cycle if they feel safe.  The way to do this […]

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Brooklands Business Park Accessibility Project

Your local councillors recently attended an update briefing from Surrey CC’s Transport Strategy Project Manager and Transport Planner on the work planned to provide improved pedestrian and cycling paths from Weybridge town centre to the station and through to Brooklands Park.  Some preparatory work has already been completed: Last summer clearing of ground-covering scrub and […]

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