Aug 122015
 

A new planning application to build 40 new homes upon the Brox End Nursery site on Brox Lane has been submitted to Runnymede Borough Council.

For further details of the planning application please visit Runnymede’s planning portal and enter BROX END NURSERY in the ‘Site Address’ field.

If you wish to object to the development, Brox End Nursery Residents Association (BENRA) have produced an objection template which is available to download from their website here

 Posted by at 9:01 am
Aug 112015
 

Surrey County Council has commenced a consultation on the future direction of the local community recycling centres.

It is important that as many residents respond to the consultation, as the results will impact the future operations of these centres which are a very necessary amenity, and help to avoid random fly tipping around the County.

For more information regarding the consultation on the future of the local community recycling centres, please click here.

 Posted by at 10:02 am
Aug 112015
 

Talks for the 2015-2016 season
Brook Memorial Hall, Brox Road, Ottershaw
All talks begin at 8:00pm

Everybody is welcome to these events, whether they be members or non-members.

There is a fee of £1 for members and £2 for non-members paid at the door, to cover the speakers’ expenses and cost of refreshments.

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Tuesday 24th November 2015

“Gardens in Surrey”

Speaker: Cherrill Sands

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Tuesday 26th January 2016

“Kempton Steam Engines”

Speaker: Peter Simpson

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Tuesday 23rd February 2016

“Mary Rose”

Speaker: Trevor Sapy

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Tuesday 22nd March 2016

“Windsor Great Park”

Speaker: Andy Fielder

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 Posted by at 9:46 am
Jun 062015
 

As you will know, later this month Surrey will be at the heart of historic celebrations to mark 800 years of Magna Carta. A national commemoration event, attended by HM The Queen and other dignitaries from the UK and throughout the world, will be held at Runnymede Meadows on Monday 15 June – exactly 800 years after the Magna Carta was sealed in the same location.

How will roads be affected by the event on Monday 15 June?
In the lead up to and on the day of the event there are planned closures on the A308 Windsor Road. Diversions will be in place, but the roads will be very busy so we are encouraging residents to plan ahead to try and avoid the area, especially during the morning of Monday 15 June. From 1am on Monday 15 June there will also be parking restrictions in place on a small number of roads in Egham, Englefield Green and Old Windsor.

Full details of the road closures and parking restrictions are attached here

Can residents attend the event?
For safety and security reasons the event is invitation only, but there will be large TV screens on the meadow near the National Trust lodges at Runnymede where residents are welcome to watch the ceremony. Please bear in mind that the usual access routes will be extremely restricted throughout the day on Monday 15 June, and that the National Trust car parks at Runnymede and the nearby Runnymede Pleasure Grounds car park will be closed. The easiest way for residents to get to the site will be to use local footpaths, which will remain open.

For more information please visit:

www.surreycc.gov.uk/magnacarta, or follow @SurreyTravel on Twitter for live travel updates on the day of the event.

 Posted by at 9:45 am
Apr 292015
 

UPDATE: Reference: PLAN/2014/1297

Following the meeting on 5th May Woking Borough Council’s planning committee have resolved to grant the application subject to the referral to the Secretary of State.

Application Type: Full Planning Application

Development of an applied technology centre of 57,000sq m (G.E.A.) as an extension to the McLaren Production Centre, to include an aerodynamic research facility, workshops, research and development space, offices, meeting rooms, teaching and training space, vehicle preparation and assembly spaces, together with terraced car parking and two car park decks, cycle parking, a replacement helipad, and service areas. Associated earthworks and re-contouring of the open parkland, hard and soft landscape and infrastructure works, including an electrical substation and foul water pumping station and the temporary diversion of a public right of way during the construction of the development (amended description and amendment to drawing PL/222 to remove superfluous annotation)

The Application relating to the above proposal will be considered at the next meeting of the Planning Committee on 5 May 2015 and meets the criteria which allow members of the public to speak on it at the meeting.
If you wish to exercise your right to speak, please contact the Planning Committee message service on 01483 743014 as soon as possible to register your interest.

 

Full details can be found here

 Posted by at 12:02 pm
Apr 132015
 

The Ottershaw May Fair is now just three weeks away, on Monday 4th May.   As usual the Society plans to have a stall at the Fair, and we hope that many of you will be able to come along on the day.

Committee members are now much reduced in number and we do need help to run the stall effectively throughout the day.   We would be very glad of volunteers to give just an hour of their time while the Fair is running and also before and after for setting up and dismantling the gazebo and display tables.

Please do help if you are able, to give an hour in any slot in the rota above.   Email your reply to committee@ottershawsociety.org or contact the committee on that email for further details.

Thank you very much,

The committee

 Posted by at 8:51 pm
Mar 162015
 

McLaren have submitted an amended planning application for their proposed extension. The amendment mainly refers to the temporary diversion to a public right of way during the construction of the development. Further details are below but we advise any objectors to resubmit their representations to Woking County Council asap.

Development of an applied technology centre of 57,000sq m (G.E.A.) as an extension to the McLaren Production Centre, to include an aerodynamic research facility, workshops, research and development space, offices, meeting rooms, teaching and training space, vehicle preparation and assembly spaces, together with terraced car parking and two car park decks, cycle parking, a replacement helipad, and service areas. Associated earthworks and re-contouring of the open parkland, hard and soft landscape and infrastructure works, including an electrical substation and foul water pumping station and the temporary diversion of a public right of way during the construction of the development (amended description and amendment to drawing PL/222 to remove superfluous annotation)

McLaren Planning Application Amended Application PLAN/2014/1297

 Posted by at 1:06 pm
Mar 112015
 

This is to update you that Surrey County Council’s Cabinet agreed at its meeting on 10 March 2015 to stop providing residential care in its six care homes for older people.  Surrey CC will now work with relatives and their residents to find a suitable good quality alternative place in one of the independent homes in Surrey.

Surrey CC assure you that the welfare of residents will be the primary consideration in the preparations up to and during the closure of the homes, which will take place over an extended period and only after careful planning. The council will begin a managed process to review and assess the needs of all residents in the homes to see what alternative services will best suit their needs.  This will be phased over some time, in full discussion with families and carers and informed by national best practice guidance, in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for each individual.Surrey CC are committed to providing all necessary support. A team of skilled practitioners will undertake an all-round assessment of each resident’s needs, with residents and their families being fully informed and involved throughout. Any further specialist assessments required will be undertaken where appropriate, including health needs and continuing healthcare, updated occupational therapy or moving and handling assessments if required.

For some people this will be a chance to make new arrangements that suit their family circumstances better. But Surrey CC do recognise that for others this announcement may be unsettling, and they will need both time to reflect and support to consider their options and what will work best for them and their loved ones.

Closing a home is not a decision made lightly, and in the case of these homes it is important to recognise the commitment of our staff. The fact remains that the buildings were not designed to meet the changing needs of older residents, preventing us from achieving the highest possible standards of dignified care that we believe Surrey people are entitled to. It was on this basis that the Cabinet made its decision.

Relatives will be contacted when appropriate to discuss any issues they wish to raise and agree how best to conduct the assessments so that there will be plenty of time and opportunity for families to consider what works best for them.

Please find the attached FINAL General Fact Sheet 10.3.15 for more information.

In the meantime if you have any concerns, please do contact Surrey CC on;Email: servicedelivery.info@surreycc.gov.uk

Tel:     01372 832257

Text:        07968 832924

 Posted by at 12:53 pm