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Parking Planning Town Centre Transport

The Weybridge Plane Tree

The London plane at the junction of Monument Road and Monument Hill – the local landmark fast becoming an icon in the development debate – is potentially threatened by the Morrisons planning application for a new store in Weybridge.  Many options, including mine of using shared space, have been considered but at an early stage […]

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Planning Town Centre

Morrisons

Morrisons submitted its planning application to the borough on 19 April but the plans have only become available now.  You have until 17 May to make any observations.  Click here to get to the application.  Then type in 2013/1611.  The details are right at the bottom of the page. Given that this is a very important application and that the borough […]

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Parking Planning Town Centre Transport Weybridge

Improving our town centre

I believe that we can make our town centre a pleasant place to be in despite the amount of traffic that flows through the town.  We can shorten travel time for motorists, increase trade for our shops, and make the roads safer for our children and the elderly.  Enable more people to cycle, which will […]

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Safety Town Centre

New Lampposts

Many of you will have noticed that the lampposts have been going up in the High Street. Some of you have called me about how bright they are.  Surrey tells me that when first put up the lamps are lit at full intensity for two weeks and then dimmed.  If the new lampposts in your street are […]

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Town Centre

Plans for improving Weybridge

Representatives of the Weybridge Town Business Group (my company is a member) and the Weybridge Society transport panel, which I founded, host a very interesting meeting to which they had visited local councillors of both Elmbridge and Surrey plus a number of officers from both administrations along with representatives of other local interested groups. Tony […]

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Planning Town Centre

Morrison Drop-in today

Morrisons have not yet applied for planning permission because they would first like to get your feedback at a drop-in session today The details are: Today, Thursday, 21 March, 1:30pm – 9pm The Parish Centre, St James Church, Church Lane If you can, please take a look at the plans and judge them for yourself.  […]

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Town Centre

Monument Green Lampposts

Following concerns that modern lampposts are being installed in Monument Green, I have gained assurances from Surrey staff that five heritage lampposts are to be installed shortly.  Their locations are marked in yellow on the map below. .

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Parking Tax Town Centre Transport

Parking Charges

Using its majority in the full meeting the Conservatives voted though price increases on the borough car parks (excluding the leisure and auxiliary car parks). In the 2011-12 financial year the borough raised a shade under £2 million from parking charges.  This produced a surplus of £990,000 after costs.  There are nine towns in Elmbridge […]

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Transport

Street Lampposts

If you have not seen them already, have a look at the new swan neck lampposts in Mount Pleasant.  What do you think of them?  If you are aware of the progress towards these lampposts in your street then please contact me.  If you think your street should be added to this programme then now […]

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Safety

High Street Lamps

The contract for the Gladstone lantern design lampposts in the High Street was signed on 24th September and Surrey has instructed its contractor Skanska to order and install the new lampposts. These works are scheduled to begin from January 2013 which will avoid the Christmas period.

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