OPINION: Parking in Weybridge

Parking is a hot topic for our part of Weybridge. Many residents and traders feel there are simply not enough spaces near the town centre. Limited availability of off-street parking is a major factor, and PPDRA and others have been pressing for improvements. What should Elmbridge Borough Council be doing? GUEST OPINION: The first in a series of guest opinion pieces. The following article expresses the views of the author, and does not … [Read more...]

Weybridge parking review – hope on hold?


People hoping for early action on chronic parking issues which afflict some roads in Weybridge may be disappointed at new plans from Surrey. The idea is sound – a strategic parking review looking at needs as well as restrictions, seeking to free up spaces – but the timing and interim arrangements have left some residents feeling badly let down. Despite previous talk of Weybridge getting an early review, we have been moved down the queue, … [Read more...]

Morrisons feature at 2014 PP&DRA AGM


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...]

Double yellow lines in Thames Street

Double yellow lines in Thames Street, Weybridge

Double yellow lines are appearing in places where they may not be needed: notably on Thames Street opposite St George's Junior School.  Many residents feel that single yellows with no waiting at school drop-off times are all that's required here. PP&DRA has long campaigned to have double yellow lines on dangerous corners, where they are essential to give safe visibility -- especially around the junction of Grotto Road with Thames … [Read more...]