Mar 092017
 

A public consultation has recently been launched on improving stroke services across West Surrey which affects both St Peter’s Hospital and Ashford Hospital and services in the local community.

A number of events are taking place across this area which we would encourage local people to attend and give their views, also giving people the opportunity to ask questions.

  • Friday 17th March – Education Centre, St Peter’s Hospital, drop-in anytime between 2.00 – 4.00 pm
  • Tues 21st March, Goldwater Lodge, Wishbone Way, Woking, GU21 3RT, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
  • Weds 5th April, Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines, TW18 3HD, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
  • Monday 10th April, Education Centre, Ashford Hospital, drop-in anytime between 2.00 – 4.00 pm

As a key provider of stroke services, Ashford & St Peters hospitals have been working with local Clinical Commissioning Groups to scope these proposals which importantly include expanding and improving our specialist stroke unit at St Peter’s Hospital. By consolidating hyper-acute and acute stroke services (specialist hospital care during the first week of someone suffering from a stroke) into larger units, they can save more lives and help reduce disability caused by stroke.

Under these proposals there would be no stroke service at Royal Surrey County Hospital, and patients from the Guildford area would receive their specialist care at St Peter’s instead. (Patients from south of Guildford would go to Frimley Park Hospital).

The consultation is also proposing plans to improve Early Supported Discharge (more people going directly home from hospital where appropriate) and to consolidate specialist inpatient rehabilitation care which they currently provide at Ashford Hospital. For this specialist rehabilitation care, they are still working through the best option for local patients which might mean services at Ashford Hospital and / or Woking Community Hospital.

The full consultation material can be accessed on the Guilford and Waverley CCG website at www.guildfordandwaverleyccg.nhs.uk, or if you wish to receive material in the post please call 01483 405450.

 Posted by at 6:07 pm
Feb 272017
 

The site at Parklands is one of a number recommended for release from the Green Belt in a report commissioned by Runnymede Borough Council which was published in December 2014. The Council is now in the process of preparing its new Local Plan and has recommended that these sites be allocated for housing.

Signature is proposing to build and operate a new care home for the elderly at Parklands.  Planning permission has already been granted to replace the vacant office development with 50 extra care apartments in a 3 ½ storey building, and a separate 70 bed care home in a smaller 2 ½ storey building.  Signature was recently chosen by the site owners, Chertsey Parklands LLP, as operator for the larger building and they have submitted a planning application for the new care home to Runnymede BC – planning reference RU.15/1005.  Full details of the planning application, including all plans and technical documents, can be found on the planning pages of the Council’s website here.

Chertsey Frontier Estates are holding a public consultation event at Christ Church, Ottershaw on Friday 3rd March 3pm to 8pm and Saturday 4th March 10am – 2pm.

Further details can be found on the attached leaflet

 Posted by at 10:04 pm
Feb 202017
 

Following detailed analysis by Affinity Water it has been established that it is necessary to install a new trunk main to ensure a robust continuity of fresh water supply to Woking and the surrounding areas. The works detailed below on the attachment represent the completion of Phase Two of the project Updated External Information Sheet […]

 Posted by at 9:37 am
Feb 142017
 

Issues, Options and Preferred Approaches Consultation Representations and Responses  Dear Sir or Madam, The Runnymede 2035 Local Plan Issues, Options and Preferred Approaches (IOPA) document was the subject of formal public consultation between Wednesday 6th July and Friday 26th August 2016. Thank you to everyone who participated in this consultation. During this period, a total […]

 Posted by at 8:50 am
Feb 092017
 

The government released its White Paper today: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/590043/Fixing_our_broken_housing_market_-_housing_white_paper.pdf While the London Green Belt Committee (LGBC) were relieved that the paper retains Green Belt protection, emphasises urban densification and takes steps to tackle land-banking, they are fearful that Local Authorities will still find themselves drawn to the Green Belt in order to meet ‘realistic’ housing needs. As […]

 Posted by at 2:11 pm
Feb 092017
 

Work on the Runnymede Local Plan is continuing and Information about the further Green Belt Review (including buffer zones) can be found at the following Runnymede link https://www.runnymede.gov.uk/article/11311/Green-Belt-Review

 Posted by at 2:04 pm
Feb 092017
 

Fairoaks Community Planning Weekend (DROP-IN) Most of you will have received information about the Community Planning weekend concerning Fairoaks Garden Village on Friday 24 February (1.45pm to 5) and Saturday 25 February (10.45am to 4pm)  at Chobham Village Hall. It is important to note that you can just DROP-IN to these events and spend as […]

 Posted by at 1:50 pm
Jan 292017
 

Homewood parkrun is now up and ‘running’ at Ottershaw Memorial Fields! So far they have had a huge turnouts with the up to 175 runners including walkers, dogs & buggies! A number had visited from other local events to see the new venue, but they also had 30 participants brand new to parkrun which was fantastic! Please […]

 Posted by at 6:31 pm
Jan 292017
 

The Ottershaw Society supports the efforts of residents objecting to the proposals for a New Town on the borders of Ottershaw, on Green Belt land in the Woodham area. Full details of the objections to this proposed future development can be found on their website www.nowoodhamnewtown.uk. Listed on the site are the minutes of their […]

 Posted by at 6:25 pm