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#Time2Care about our Community

I have been volunteering with the Walton and Hersham Foodbank for over three years: the numbers of people needing to use the service have increased in that time, but never more so than since the Covid pandemic.  Since 24 March 2020 (the first day of lockdown) to the present day (28 February 2021), 1,599 food […]

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Environment Walton Weybridge

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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Walton Well being

Our community supports our foodbanks

Residents needing to make use of foodbanks has increased dramatically. Walton and Hersham have reported a 72% increase in the number of people in need of help against this time last year. Our foodbanks have managed to deliver for our residents while needing to overcome new operational difficulties due to Covid-19. Stock to prepare food […]

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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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New Focus is out, and being delivered across Elmbridge

Our monthly newsletter Focus is out and being delivered to homes across Elmbridge. If you have not received yours, please email chair@elmbridgelibdems.org.uk. This Focus talks about the Elmbridge Climate Emergency, car parking and the council’s consultations related to the Local Plan, plus more.

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Elmbridge Liberal Democrats form Joint Administration with Residents Associations Group for 2019/20 

Following the Conservatives’ loss of three seats in the recent Elmbridge Borough Council election and the gains made by both the Liberal Democrats and the Residents Associations, the two groups have now formed a joint administration for 2019/20. This was confirmed at the Annual Council held on Wednesday 15 May 2019. The Liberal Democrats have […]

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This is the Liberal Democrat Manifesto for Elmbridge

Safer, Greener, Smarter Environment Climate Change is an existential threat to humankind.  We will put Elmbridge on a path to become carbon neutral and will adopt appropriate policies to this end. We will work with local businesses and residents to identify and implement smart and practical measures to achieve our goal. This work will bring […]

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Liberal Democrat candidates in Elmbridge Borough Council Election 2nd May 2019

Claygate – Alex Coomes (re-election) Alex grew up in Claygate, and worked in financial services before setting up his own microbrewery in Claygate. He sells real ale to trade as well as direct to the public through his micropub ‘Platform 3’ next to the station. As a local entrepreneur Alex supports independent business in the village, […]

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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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Elmbridge government Representation Walton

Margaret Hawkes (Walton North)

Margaret Hawkes is standing as the Lib Dem candidate in Walton North this May. Walton North covers an area north of the town centre from the Thames down to Ambleside Avenue. Question: if you live in Walton North, where do you play tennis? How far would your children have to walk to a tennis court? […]

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