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...]

Have your say by 20 Sept: Elmbridge vision and priorities survey

Elmbridge Borough Council is seeking our views on their vision for the next five years, and the deadline is Wednesday 20th September. Here's what they say Elmbridge is currently setting its vision and priorities for the next five years and is inviting all residents and local businesses to have their say on what is important to them by completing a short survey. The vision sets out Elmbridge’s aims for the borough and the … [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...]

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...]

TLC needed for Weybridge Thames riverside

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Wouldn't it be lovely to have a riverside we can be proud of?  Many Weybridge residents recall how attractive our local stretch of Thames riverside was, up until autumn 2009 (see our main picture).  A well-tended riverbank where people could sit on the grass in the sunshine or in the shade of a tree, and enjoy fine views and tranquility. Then the Environment Agency cut down the trees and fenced off this prime stretch, between Weybridge Ladies … [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...]

OPINION: Thames Flood Diversion – Time For A Rethink?

The River Thames Scheme: piecemeal planning based on unreliable evidence? OPINION by Miles Macleod - The following article expresses the views of the author, and does not necessarily reflect the views of PPDRA.  Will the plans for River Thames flood diversion channels be an effective solution for flooding, or a source of bigger future problems downstream and increased flood risk to London? The Environment Agency’s River Thames Scheme … [Read more...]