On Friday 20 May residents will at last get an opportunity to view and discuss plans for Weybridge Hospital replacement, 2pm – 7pm at St James, following years of behind the scenes work by the WeyBetterWeybridge programme. Community facilities and road improvements are also on the agenda.
NHS, Surrey County Council and Elmbridge Borough Council representatives will be on hand to answer questions and listen to residents’ views, as will our local MP.
Surrey County Council announced the event on their website on 11 May. Here is the full text of their announcement:
WeyBetter Weybridge public exhibition to update on plans to create a state-of-the-art community and health and wellbeing hub for local people
On Friday 20 May, Surrey County Council, North West Surrey Alliance, NHS Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group and Elmbridge Borough Council are hosting a public exhibition in St James Church, Weybridge. Dr Ben Spencer, MP for Runnymede and Weybridge will also be in attendance to speak to residents.
The event is to share the work to date that has been undertaken on the re-development of community and health services in the area, along with a series of planned road improvements.
The town centre development includes plans to build a brand new health campus, and a planned redevelopment of the library to create a modern, purpose-built space that will be a vibrant hub for the local community for generations to come.
Residents of Weybridge and the surrounding area are invited to come along between 2-7pm to hear an update and get an idea of how the site could look, find out about the type of services that could be provided, have the opportunity to speak to key decision-makers and share their initial feedback.
Leader of Surrey County Council, Tim Oliver, said, “I’m delighted we’re able to host this event and present plans to local people for the renewal of their town and facilities. The WeyBetter Weybridge programme is a unique opportunity to deliver modern facilities across a range of services to meet the needs of residents now and into the future, ensuring no one is left behind.”
Jack Wagstaff, Place Leader for North West Surrey Health and Care Alliance said: “This event gives us the opportunity to update local people on the work that has been happening in collaboration with our partners to develop and modernise services in Weybridge.
“This is an exciting opportunity to deliver a brand new, first-class, health facility as part of a much wider vibrant community hub for local people and our staff.” The event will be held in the church from 2-7pm and people can visit at any time. If people are unable to attend the event itself, the information will be located in the library until the end of May and available online after the event <insert link>.
Local leaders will be at the event to talk to local people and hear their views. Leaders include:
- Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council
- Dr Ben Spencer, MP for Runnymede and Weybridge
- Marie Snelling, Executive Director for Customer and Communities, Surrey County Council
- Ian Smith, Designate Chair for the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board
- Jack Wagstaff, Place Leader, North West Surrey Alliance
This event is an opportunity for us to share our progress to date on the planned transformation of the site and our early ideas on how the space could work and look. As the WeyBetter Weybridge programme develops, there will be plenty of opportunity for local people and partners to have their say to ensure the proposals meet the needs of local people and local communities.