Weybridge Point scheme making progress

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  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...]

Broadwater Path taking shape at last

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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

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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

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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...]

Broadwater Path one step away

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SCHOOL DECISION DELAY Fourteen years of effort by local residents and councillors have gone into getting agreement and funding for the Broadwater Path, along the edge of Broadwater Lake. As well as being a magnificent facility for the community, the path will help ensure the future of the lake itself. But there is an unexpected last minute obstacle. Just as Surrey County Council was poised to complete formal dedication of Footpath 40 … [Read more...]

Survey 2015: What do you want for Weybridge?

PPDRA is conducting a survey of local residents' concerns and wishes for Weybridge, to help us continue to reflect local views. Our Survey 2015 covers: Weybridge Town Centre - how to make it more attractive to visit. Parking - on-street and off-street provision. Traffic through residential areas - volume and speed, and how to manage it. Public riversides, green spaces and footpaths - appreciation, concerns and wishes. Other local … [Read more...]

Portmore Park & District Annual Residents Meeting – 3 Nov 2015

Residents of north Weybridge are invited to share views at our Portmore Park & District Residents Annual Meeting Meet other residents and local councillors Tuesday 3 November, 7:30 for 8:00 pm St Charles Borromeo School Hall, Christ The Prince Of Peace (Portmore Way) 7:30 – Chat and light refreshments 8:00 – Hear about and discuss local matters which affect our community We will also briefly conduct the formal business of the PPDRA … [Read more...]

2015 Weybridge CIL Funding Applications – PPDRA Responses

The 2015 Weybridge Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) round includes some very significant applications for funding. All such applications require very careful consideration, and the committee of PPDRA has had extensive discussions over which to support in the Elmbridge CIL consultation. Three applications in particular stand out, for different reasons. Two (Broadwater Path and Broadwater) are for projects which have received a lot of … [Read more...]

School buys local Green Belt land

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St George's Junior School has completed the purchase of the adjacent Green Belt land at Greenlands Farm -- part of the remaining riverside farmland between Weybridge and Walton -- which had been offered for sale as a 'strategic development opportunity'. Ownership by the school looks to be a significantly better outcome, in terms of impact on our local community,  than the land being sold to a property developer or to someone interested in … [Read more...]

Local Green Belt landscape at risk

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Land at Greenlands Farm has been offered for sale as a 'strategic development opportunity', despite being Green Belt, working floodplain, a potential mineral zone, and an important element of Thames riverside landscape. This is part of the remaining farmland which separates Weybridge from Walton -- a significant piece of local countryside, with traditional hedgerows and field pattern. The farmland helps define the local landscape, and is … [Read more...]