Category Archives: Elmbridge Council

Richard Williams retains the Esher Ward seat

Cllr Richard Williams retained his seat at May 4th’s Elmbridge Borough Council elections. He was first elected in 2019. Richard said, “It’s been a long and quite hard campaign. We are a very small team of very dedicated people who are pretty analogue in the way we campaign. There’s a lot of street trudging and door knocking, but a victory

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A message from Esher’s Councillor Richard Williams

Unsurprisingly, I haven’t managed to get to meet everyone on the doorstep during this election campaign, but I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to chat and to read my manifesto. It’s a great honour to have served Esher’s residents for the past four years and I’m hoping you’ll want to re-elect me. However you choose to

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Garden Waste Collection – Jan 2022

Elmbridge BC has announced that there will be a one off garden waste collection in the weeks commencing 31 Jan or 7 Feb 2022 on your usual collection day. All garden waste subscribers should have received an email informing them of their collection date. Information is also available on the EBC website: The advice is that if the crew

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Cllr Simon Waugh Joins the ERA

The Esher Residents Association Committee is delighted to have Elmbridge Borough Councillor, Simon Waugh, on board as part of the ERA team. Simon, the current Deputy Mayor, will be working together on the Council with the ERA’s Richard Williams and David Young. The work that Simon has undertaken on local issues, particularly on the battle to protect Sandown Park Racecourse

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Setback for the Green Belt

There was a disappointing result in the Elmbridge Planning meeting last night (7/9/2021) when application 2021/0183 was passed by 9 votes to 7 with 4 abstentions. This application is to build 27 houses/flats, including some affordable housing, at the site below the Medicine Garden on Downside Road. Currently this site is occupied by timber businesses including Challenge Fencing. The plans

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New Local Plan Is Put Back To Officers For Further Work

PORTFOLIO HOLDER AND WORKING GROUP ASK FOR MAJOR REVIEW Elmbridge Borough Council’s Portfolio holder for Planning Cllr. Karen Randolph and the cross party Local Plan Working Group have asked officers to carry out further work to better represent the views and aspirations of the Borough’s councillors. The Local Plan sets out the Council’s ‘Place Shaping’ vision for the next 10

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