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British government Business Transport

Why aren’t we getting there? By train!

Monica Harding, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Liberal Democrats in Esher & Walton writes:   South Western Railway has become a joke in our constituency. Failings in our transport network mean we can’t get to work on time, our children can’t get to school, and yet fares have increased again by 3.2% in the New Year. […]

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Social Care Surrey government

Disability Bus Passes

Surrey is undertaking several consultations and it invites you to give your comments on disability bus passes by 4 January 2019 The consultation is proposing changes to concessionary bus fares. Surrey has been providing benefits over and above the national scheme for many years. The national scheme allows people with a disabled person’s bus pass to travel free […]

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Events Housing Leisure Parking Representation Safety Town Centre Transport Weybridge

Weybridge town meetings

In my May 2018 election literature I promised to run town meetings, if elected. My ambition is to try and establish a kind of forum where residents and businesses in Weybridge can come together on a regular basis and talk about the kind of Weybridge we want for the future. Why did I want to […]

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Education Parking Safety Town Centre Weybridge

Getting to grips with parking – the basics

Residents’ concern As a recently elected councillor, I find that parking is one of the top topics that people raise with me. Issues I have been dealing with both before the election and now are: unreasonable and dangerous parking by parents around one particular school in my ward lack of access for waste removal from […]

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Safety Surrey government Transport

Potholes

Here is an answer to removing potholes from the highway.  Seven Hills Road could be done in one night. Here is a version with a roller. Here is a version that cuts and seals too. Seven Hills Road potholes could be repaired in the early hours (2am to 4am)  – except one or two of […]

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Leisure Surrey government Transport Weybridge

Cinema

The Elmbridge Liberal Democrat/Residents’ coalition put forward a proposal for the conversion of the Weybridge Hall into a cinema with flats above.  This was agreed by the council on 19 April this last. Since our last report the cinema operator has been agreed and a planning application has been made. Arts cinema would be a great […]

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Elmbridge government Planning Transport Weybridge

Parking and New Developments

Granting planning permissions to applications with insufficient parking has become a big issue in recent years.  The picture above shows office parking which could soon become gardens for four-bedroomed houses – leaving little space for parking cars. Although I have campaigned on this since becoming a borough councillor, it has taken me a while to […]

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Safety Surrey government Weybridge

Blackspots in Weybridge

ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN ON OUR ROADS Many Weybridge residents are acutely aware of the traffic dangers in their neighbourhoods and on the roads they use as they go about their lives. Five local ‘black spots’ have been brought to our attention recently: Grenside Road (behind Thames Street), the junction by the station (again), Mayfield Road, […]

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Safety Transport Weybridge

Grotto Road junction – Weybridge

The Grotto Road, Thames Street junction in Weybridge is notorious for road danger – the pedestrian risk and traffic around school times is horrendous. What makes it really dangerous is that there is no footpath by the fence in Grotto Road. Many primary age children walk by themselves or with their parents either alongside the […]

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Transport

Better Train Service For Elmbridge

Elmbridge could have twice as many trains running up to London with this new inexpensive change to London Waterloo station.  Look at the video. This plan was developed by the ETA, the national environmental transport campaigning organisation charity, based in Weybridge, which through its campaigning has changed many ways in which we see the world. […]