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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Esher and Hersham are missing out!

The Elmbridge Borough Council Cabinet meeting on Wednesday 13th January (https://elmbridge.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/536835) discussed the Enterprise Elmbridge Action plan to revitalise the local high streets. Support was given for the Business Improvement District (BID) application by Cobham Chamber of Commerce; various activities in Walton including its successful BID application; and actions in Weybridge, whose Weybridge Town Business Group is also looking at

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Hersham Promenade Choir – Christmas Concert

Like all other choirs, the Promenade Choirs, based in Hersham, have been sorry to lose their Christmas concert this year. They have however continued rehearsing online and have worked towards a Christmas concert – a rare thing this year. The concert is 45mins long and made up of fourteen remote recordings. The concert recording can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo-SJh54C5M&feature=youtu.be For

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Dominic Raab’s Response about Sandown

Dominic Raab responded to Linda Stotesbury’s letter about Sandown Park (see earlier post Write to Raab – about Sandown) as follows: Dear Linda, Thank you for your recent email regarding the decision by The Jockey Club (TJC) to appeal Elmbridge Borough Council’s decision to reject its application to redevelop Sandown Park Racecourse. As you are aware, this appeal has now

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