Update on planning future health services for Weybridge


Residents who signed up to participate in consultation about future health services for Weybridge following the Community Hospital fire have received the update below. Note that the NW Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website has been updated with NW Surrey CCG's informative reports of the two community meetings held on 17 October in St James' Church, Weybridge. PPDRA aims to contribute to the consultation in liaison with members who … [Read more...]

Weybridge Community Hospital — concern over which services will return


St James' church was packed to capacity for two meetings on Tuesday 17 October.  Around 800 local residents attended, hoping to hear positive news about health services returning to our town, after the destruction of Weybridge Community Hospital in the disastrous fire back in July. The news was mixed. Good news is that the hospital site will be retained, interim accommodation for the two GP practices is being constructed as rapidly as … [Read more...]

Meeting with Surrey County Councillor Tim Oliver, 20 Sept 2017


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...]

Weybridge Parking Review – delays and action


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...]

Community Event and PPDRA AGM – 5 Oct 2016


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...]

Local concern at Parking Review recommendations

The long awaited Weybridge Parking Review recommendations have received mixed reactions locally, and disappointment at what was not covered. Here we give an overview of the parking issues, and draft reactions from PPDRA to the recommendations. When the Surrey County Council parking team presented its Weybridge Parking Review report of recommendations, and drawings to the Elmbridge local committee at its meeting of 27 June for initial approval, … [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...]

Weybridge Parking Review – PPDRA Response

On 17 January 2016, PPDRA sent the following to the Surrey Highways Parking Strategy & Implementation Team. It draws on extensive local discussion by our committee, input from residents at meetings and via a survey, and discussions with local groups. PPDRA submission to SCC Weybridge Parking Review Portmore Park & District Residents Association (PPDRA) recognises that Weybridge needs adequate parking for residents, shoppers, visitors … [Read more...]

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...]