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...]

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...]

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 – 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?

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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...]

Weybridge riverside access restored

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Last November we publicised the continuing lack of access to a stretch of our local riverside – fenced off from the public since the moorings were concreted in 2009.  This January, after more than five years, the ‘temporary’ paling and mesh fence was at last removed, and riverbank access restored. The picture below shows the riverbank reopened. We think removing the fence and undergrowth is a positive step -- the view is restored, and people … [Read more...]