Author Archives: Richard Williams

Peter Heaney honoured for services to the community

Peter Heaney, the cornerstone of the Esher Residents’ Association, was awarded the Association’s Silver Salver at a special dinner in his honour on Thursday November 14. The dinner was first held on the occasion of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and marks the presentation of a salver to a resident who has given outstanding service to the community. The ERA Chairman,

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Judo for ALL kids in Hersham

…for all kids, able bodied or those with additional needs. We’ve just had World Mental Health Day, but did you know that sport in general and Judo, in particular, is considered to be one of the best means of keeping healthy not just physically but mentally as well? Hollywater Judo Club (Hersham) is a community based club for children. They

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Elmbridge CEO speaks to ERA

The ERA AGM took place recently to a capacity audience in the Council Chamber. Our guest speaker was Elmbridge CEO, Rob Moran who offered us a whirlwind tour of the challenges facing Elmbridge BC , along with some interesting stats: Elmbridge BC employs 400 staff and has 48 Councillors The Council has seen the removal of £7m funding from central

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NEW: National Design guide

As the Governments lead in blurb says: This guide illustrates how well-designed places that are beautiful, enduring and successful can be achieved. in practice. This could revolutionise the way we plan the spaces in which we live – just at the time the New Local Plan is being considered. We will be going through this in detail in the coming

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SANDOWN

Elmbridge councillors have unanimously rejected The Jockey Club’s plans to build 318 apartments and construct a 150 bed hotel on Sandown Park – Green Belt land. Following a powerful campaign for SaveEsherGreenbelt, councillors of all affiliations voted to reject the recommended application. A very powerful 3 Minute Objection speech by Linda Stotesbury of SEG was followed by a thorough site

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New Elmbridge Local Plan

​The Council is carrying out a public consultation on their “5 Options” for the New Local Plan. The consultation started on 19th August and runs to 30th September. The existing plan, being replaced next year, is based on the Council’s ability to identify land in the borough for the construction of 225 dwellings per annum. There are currently, approximately, 280 approved planning

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River Mole consultation

The Environment Agency has kicked off a consultation seeking views on their options to refurbish the Lower Mole Flood Alleviation Scheme. There is concern from residents that it will lead to an alarming reduction in water levels, cause damage to fishing and damage the beauty of a local asset. The Environment Agency held a consultation in Imber Court earlier this

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Thames Water’s Roadworks

This is a rather long post, but please bear with us, it’s worth reading…. We wrote to Thames Water asking them to explain why their work has taken so long and why so few people seem to working at any one time. We have now had responses from them and from Surrey County Council. First, our letter: To Thames Water

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