Walton Lane Environment Agency flood meeting

Residents of Walton Lane, Weybridge, have gained new insights into the Thames Scheme flood plans by talking directly with people working for the Environment Agency on modelling river flows and levels. A very informative meeting in Walton Lane on 25 April was attended by local residents, including PPDRA committee members Doug Myers and Miles Macleod. In the course of the meeting it was agreed that flows of specific alternatives to widening … [Read more...]

Flood Update — River Thames Scheme interim answers

Following questions from PPDRA about the predicted effects of the proposed River Thames flood diversion channels -- designed to discharge an additional 150 cubic metres of water per second back into the river at Weybridge -- the Environment Agency River Thames Scheme team has helpfully provided some interim answers.  See below. These are reassuring in some respects, but show that the updated flow modelling, drawing on recent new evidence, has … [Read more...]

Weybridge parking review survey announced

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Surrey County Council Parking team have now released information about the Weybridge Parking Review, and are asking stakeholders to give their views in an online survey.  Local residents, businesses and others with interest in local parking can contribute to the survey until 17 January, via the link included below.  PPDRA is one of the organisations SCC list as a consultee.  Here is the text of the SCC email: From: Adrian Harris On Behalf … [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...]

Estate agents’ signs a blight?

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Are all those estate agents’ signs that line our local roads really what they seem? Or are they just free advertising, exploiting the goodwill of residents and councils? Some councils ban such signs entirely. Elmbridge Borough Council seems to be more lenient. Two signs have been displayed prominently in Thames Street, Weybridge, attached to a telegraph pole on private land, for 15 months after the advertised properties were sold and … [Read more...]

Flood diversion coming to Weybridge

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Work on the Lower Thames Flood Relief Scheme, along the river between Datchet and Teddington, is due to start in 2019. The announcement on 2 December by Phillip Hammond, including an extra £60 million to help fund the work, may be met with mixed views in Weybridge. The plans include digging three flood channels to relieve flooding upstream of Weybridge – with the third of these discharging its flood flow into the Thames right on our doorstep, … [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...]

Morrisons feature at 2014 PP&DRA AGM

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The big new Morrisons store in Weybridge -- the largest retail development the town centre has seen -- provoked lively discussion at the 2014 Portmore Park & District RA AGM on 13 November.  The manager of the new store, Gary Hunt, took part in a very useful Q&A session, and provided some reassurance about how the store would respond to issues that may arise.  The meeting was attended by over 50 local residents, some with strong concerns  … [Read more...]