The Census Is Coming

The census happens every 10 years and the next one is due in March. It provides a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales and helps in planning community needs and allocating funding for public services, such as new schools, doctors’ surgeries, etc. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) runs the census in England and Wales

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Cancellation Of Neighbours’ Planning Notification Letters

The Esher Residents Association supports this campaign by the Weybridge Society to object the Elmbridge Borough Councils’ proposals to stop sending out planning notification letters to neighbouring properties – https://www.weybridgesociety.org.uk/current-activities/proposed-elmbridge-borough-council-cancellation-of-neighbours-planning-notification-letters/ Whilst the potential saving of £50k is very appealing, not everyone has access to the internet and not everyone is aware of the planning alerts system – Elmbridge Borough Council

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ERA Statement about Housing Targets and the Local Plan

In alliance with a number of other local groups, the ERA is issuing the following statement to pledge to protect the Green Belt and stand against the excessive housing targets that the government is trying to force onto Elmbridge: Alliance of Elmbridge Residents and Civic Groups Statement of the Alliance’s position on the preparation of the Elmbridge Local Plan made

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Sandown Park Appeal Report Due by 25th Feb

Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has responded via Dominic Raab to Linda Stotesbury’s letter about Sandown Park (see earlier posts Write to Raab – about Sandown and Dominic Raab’s Response about Sandown) as follows: Thank you for your letter of 6 January, in relation to the appeal at Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road,

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A244 (Copsem Lane) Road Safety Improvements Needed!

Safety improvements at two key points on the Copsem Lane stretch of the A244 are being considered but it is all too slow. The first is the junction of Copsem Lane/Claremont Lane/Milbourne Lane/Claremont Drive. This staggered junction is a nightmare for pedestrians with traffic coming from multiple directions, narrow pavements and views obscured by gate posts. There are 3 schools

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Interview With ERA Councillor Richard Williams

Q: Richard, you’ve been an Elmbridge Borough Councillor since May 2018. What does this involve? Richard: My responsibilities are pretty wide ranging. I’ve chaired two committees, one that focused on the future of our High Streets and what contribution the Council can make to their well-being and one that looks after our countryside. They have involved Councillors from all parties

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