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...]

Meeting with Surrey County Councillor Tim Oliver, 20 Sept 2017

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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...]

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...]

Weybridge Parking Review – delays and action

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The long awaited Weybridge Parking Review decision seems to have been delayed again, and there is no reliable information available about when Surrey County Council will complete the review. But there is now a parallel local initiative to look at the problem. Residents will recall that the draft SCC Weybridge Parking Review proposals caused a lot of concern locally, so much so that they were sent back for further work.  SCC received hundreds … [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...]

Community Event and PPDRA AGM – 5 Oct 2016

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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...]

Walton Lane Weybridge flood update meeting 1 Aug 2016

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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...]

Weybridge Parking Review – further local consultation

Residents of some roads in the area between Weybridge High Street and Portmore Park Road have been asked for further views on parking restrictions in their roads.  PPDRA is pleased to see that Surrey is consulting residents in these roads, as this is an area of particular parking stress, with very limited private off street parking and a high demand for spaces from shoppers and (where restrictions allow) workers. PPDRA's view has long been … [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...]

Former PPDRA Chairman Elected to Elmbridge Borough Council

Portmore Park and District Residents Association offers congratulations to Michael Freeman, who chaired PPDRA from 2008 to 2014, on his election to serve on Elmbridge Borough Council. Michael stood down from the PPDRA committee (where he was deputy chair) in March 2016 in order to contest the local election, in line with our policy of strict neutrality on party-political matters. His work on the PPDRA committee will be missed, but we are sure … [Read more...]