Recent newsletters

This is the section where we store our most recent newsletters. We include our e-newsletters as well.

Esher & Hersham Matters – 105th edition November 2022

Our 105th Newsletter was published in November 2022. It leads with an article by leading retail expert and local resident Simon Smith about the future of Esher High Street. There’s also an interesting page about the ‘Tin Tabernacle’ church in West End as well as information about the Hersham Green Shopping Centre proposals, which are proving to be a matter of much local debate.

Our 104th Newsletter was published in March 2022. It includes articles about our new councillor Simon Waugh, conservation areas, Hersham golf course, unauthorised encampments, Lower Green Community Centre, the Local Plan and films/tv shot in Esher.

Please note a few of the QR codes have problems in this newsletter. The links that these QR codes should take you to are: ERA Support Us, Esher Conservation Area, West End Conservation Area and Lakeside Drive Conservation Area.

Our 103rd Newsletter was published in October 2021. It includes articles about the Cafe Rouge planning application, Esher Theatre, The Homewood, John Profumo and Hersham, Esher’s monuments and the River Mole. Also on the back page are details of the AGM and the Quiz Supper.

e-briefing August 2021 – click here: E-Briefing – August 2021

Our August e-briefing sent via email includes articles about the new Esher Theatre, Waitrose Esher refurbishment, how to engage with the Council, What is the Local Plan and the Blue Plaque for Baron Scarman.

e-briefing June 2021 – click here: E-Briefing – June 2021

Our June e-briefing sent via email includes articles about the Cycling/Pedestrian Infrastructure Plan, May Election success, Sandown appeal success and the Blue Plaque for Francis Williamson.

Our 102nd Newsletter was published in March 2021. It had a guest editorial by David Young, our candidate for the May 2021 local election, and also covered air pollution, our pledge to protect the Green Belt, a comparison of Elmbridge Borough Council vs Surrey County Council and an article on Coal Posts.

This is our first newsletter focused on the residents of Hersham Riverside. It covered the possible plans for developments at Hersham Golf Course and a guest editorial by David Young, our candidate for the May 2021 local election.

e-briefing March 2021 – click here: E-Briefing – March 2021

Our March e-briefing sent via email includes articles about Air Pollution in Esher, Postal Voting, Pledge to protect the Green Belt and Monuments of Esher

e-briefing February 2021 – click here: E-Briefing – February 2021

Our first email newsletter came out in February 2021 and includes articles about A244(Copsem Lane) Road Safety, Interview with ERA Councillor, Richard Williams, Esher Place House planning application rejected and Coal Posts

Our 101st Newsletter was published in October 2020. It covered Surrey County Council’s plans for a unitary authority, the Hersham bypass changes, the threat to Esher Place House, St George’s church and an update on Sandown Park. It also introduced David Young, our candidate for the May 2021 local election.

Our 100th edition was published in January 2020. It covered our fear for the future of the Green Belt under the new Local Plan and the need for people to complete the new consultation running from 27 January – 9th March as well as an article about Esher’s famed architect Blair Imrie and the plaque, soon to be unveiled for test plot Bill Bedford.

Our 99th edition was published in the summer of 2019. It was concerned with the looming Sandown Park application, but also covered the Hersham Choirs, the future of the Claremont Belvedere and the Lower Green litter pick.

The first of our newly designed newsletters. It announced the Jockey Club’s plans for Sandown and goes into some detail on their plans. Also covered are news about parking charges, the loss of Harry Fletcher house, news from the Lower Green Community Centre and preparations for the May local elections..which we won!