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Countryside Elmbridge government Environment Health Leisure Molesey Walton Weybridge

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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Elmbridge government Environment

Elmbridge’s Climate Emergency

The Climate Proposal At a full Council meeting on Wednesday, 17 July, Elmbridge Borough Council declared a Climate Emergency. Councillors have pledged to take local action to contribute to national carbon neutral targets through the development of practices and policies, with an aim of making Elmbridge Borough Council carbon neutral. The motion, put forward by Cllr […]

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Elmbridge government Planning Weybridge

Broad Water Surveys

Weybridge CIL board has received bids for £413,000 and has a fund of £510,000 derived from CIL. Broad Water Surveys – £31,200 (no matched funding) – score 64% The application is to carry out two surveys of the lake. The silt volume and works needed to reinstate the lake surveys would provide the information needed […]

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Elmbridge government Planning Weybridge

Broad Water Remedial Works

Weybridge CIL board has received bids for £413,000 and has a fund of £510,000 derived from CIL. Broad Water Remedial Works – £8,000 (matched by £5,000) – score 72% The application is to carry out remedial works to the north-east end of Broadwater Lake. The works would clear the silt and overgrown vegetation, which will […]

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Environment Surrey government

Surrey’s Recycling Proposals

Surrey is undertaking several consultations and it seeks your comments by 4 January 2019 Despite changes to recycling centres last year, Surrey’s financial pressures are so severe that consideration needs to be given to whether further savings can be found at community recycling centres. Surrey’s proposals include: Permanently closing a number of smaller, less effective CRCs, whilst […]

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Cobham Elmbridge government Environment Weybridge

Elmbridge gives back after waste contract problems

The Council’s approach Not many people know, but after the problematic start to waste collection under the new contract this time last year, the contractor Amey has had to return nearly £500,000 to Elmbridge Borough. The Council decided that the money returned should not go into the general Council fund, but should in some way […]

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Elmbridge government Environment

Amey Says Sorry to Residents For Missed Bins Misery

The borough’s waste collection contractor, Amey, has issued an unreserved apology for the inadequate service they provided to residents when they took over the contract from Veolia earlier this Summer. Cllr Barry Fairbank, the Environment Portfolio Holder responsible for waste collection in Elmbridge says that “Amey’s initial response to the failings was simply not good […]

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Refuse Collection in Elmbridge

Elmbridge Borough Council collects nearly a quarter of a million bins every fortnight: 63,000 refuse bins; 57,000 recycling bins; 106,000 food waste bins; and, 18,000 garden waste bins. We take it for granted – and rightly so – because our bins are collected week in week out on the appointed day.  This has been the […]

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Elmbridge government Environment

Refuse bins change colour

This takes me back.  My first job after full time education was to be a binman (actually a road-sweep but I got promotion).  Back then one had to hold a skip consisting of two bin-loads on the shoulder – very tough job – only the strongest survived.  Today the heavy lifting is by the bin-lorry […]

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Elmbridge government Environment Planning

Planning Compliance

One of the four key goals for the new Liberal Democrat/Residents administration was the improvement in planning enforcement. Two measures have already been put in place: to ensure a more communicative service; and, the redrafting of the Elmbridge’s Planning Enforcement Charter in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The borough is to rename […]

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