Weybridge Point scheme making progress


  Plans for improving Weybridge Point took a step forward on 7th December, at a meeting between the Thames Landscape Strategy (TLS), Weybridge residents groups, Weybridge Ladies ARC and local councillors. The Weybridge Point Scheme was initiated by TLS and the Weybridge Society, and obtained CIL funding after it incorporated some adjustments to meet local needs better (proposed by PPDRA, Weybridge Ladies ARC and other local … [Read more...]

Weybridge Community Hospital — concern over which services will return


St James' church was packed to capacity for two meetings on Tuesday 17 October.  Around 800 local residents attended, hoping to hear positive news about health services returning to our town, after the destruction of Weybridge Community Hospital in the disastrous fire back in July. The news was mixed. Good news is that the hospital site will be retained, interim accommodation for the two GP practices is being constructed as rapidly as … [Read more...]

Meeting with Surrey County Councillor Tim Oliver, 20 Sept 2017


Issues that matter for Weybridge residents were the topic of a useful meeting between local residents' groups and the Surrey County Councillor for Weybridge, on 20 September. Clr Tim Oliver met with representatives of local residents groups in Weybridge, including the Weybridge Society, Portmore Park & District RA and Triangle Residents. In advance of the meeting, PPDRA circulated a list of Surrey-related things that concern residents … [Read more...]

Have your say by 20 Sept: Elmbridge vision and priorities survey

Elmbridge Borough Council is seeking our views on their vision for the next five years, and the deadline is Wednesday 20th September. Here's what they say Elmbridge is currently setting its vision and priorities for the next five years and is inviting all residents and local businesses to have their say on what is important to them by completing a short survey. The vision sets out Elmbridge’s aims for the borough and the … [Read more...]

Broadwater Path taking shape at last

Broadwater Path

Broadwater Path -- a picturesque walk along the edge of Broadwater lake -- is at long last becoming a properly surfaced reality.  The path runs through the tranquil Green Belt countryside between Grenside Road, Weybridge and Cowey Sale (Walton Bridge).  Work to lay the crushed stone surface started this month, and should be completed by mid September. At the time of writing, nearly half the length has already been surfaced, and it looks superb … [Read more...]

RTS Walton Lane flood meeting update


Flood prevention was the main topic of an informative meeting on 19 December in Walton Lane, Weybridge, between representatives of the Environment Agency River Thames Scheme and local residents. We learned more about the status of work to model flood flows and levels, and the latest thinking on options for carrying excess water around Desborough Island. The current preferred option is to widen Desborough Channel by cutting back the north bank … [Read more...]

Thames Lock – new gates and tour


Thames Lock in the Wey Navigation has a new pair of lock gates, and residents were give a rare opportunity to inspect them from inside the lock at the end of November, on completion of the work.  Large numbers of interested visitors were treated to tours by guides with a deep knowledge of the Wey Navigation history, construction and maintenance. The wooden lock gates last about twenty years, and this year it was the turn of the lower gates … [Read more...]

Community Event and PPDRA AGM – 5 Oct 2016


Local residents are invited to our Portmore Park & District community event on 5 October, from 7:30 pm in the St Charles Borromeo School Hall, Portmore Way. Keep in touch with what's happening locally Meet fellow residents and local councillors Find out about things that affect our local community Share your views The evening will have ample opportunity for asking questions and raising concerns.  It will incorporate (briefly) … [Read more...]

TLC needed for Weybridge Thames riverside


Wouldn't it be lovely to have a riverside we can be proud of?  Many Weybridge residents recall how attractive our local stretch of Thames riverside was, up until autumn 2009 (see our main picture).  A well-tended riverbank where people could sit on the grass in the sunshine or in the shade of a tree, and enjoy fine views and tranquility. Then the Environment Agency cut down the trees and fenced off this prime stretch, between Weybridge Ladies … [Read more...]

Walton Lane Weybridge flood update meeting 1 Aug 2016


The latest River Thames Scheme (RTS) developments and local flood prevention measures – including a possible temporary local flood barrier – were top of the agenda when Walton Lane residents (plus PPDRA Chair Miles Macleod) met with representatives of the Environment Agency and the RTS modelling team on 1 August 2016. Costs and Benefits of the RTS We were told that the projected costs of the River Thames Scheme at current values have risen to … [Read more...]