Oct 022017

Surrey County Council have just launched a consultation concerning the possible introduction of car park charging on some of its rural sites. The sites are Chobham Common, Wisley and Ockham Commons, Whitmoor Common, Rodborough Common and Norbury.

Do you want to keep parking free in these areas or do you think Surrey CC are justified in making charges? Here is the link to make your views known:

This consultation closes on 6th November 2017

 Posted by at 3:22 pm
Sep 222017

Runnymede BC are currently conducting a Parking Review of the area.  Of particular note are suggested parking revisions in a Brox Road and Foxhills Road which can be seen on Page 5 of the attached document.


For further details on the consultation and to take part in the review please visit the below website:

Consultation closes on 13 October

 Posted by at 10:06 am
Jun 272017

Surrey County Council has launched a consultation on proposals to save up to £2 million-a-year from community recycling centres.

Have your say on the proposed changes to Surrey’s Community Recycling Centres(CRCs) and help protect essential services.

Complete the online questionnaire by 7 August 2017.

Further details and the online questionnaire can be found here:




 Posted by at 6:08 pm
Jun 262017

Longcross Village Public Exhibition June 2017 – email


As part of the public consultation for Longcross Garden Village a number of public sessions are being held:

Date: Thursday 13th July
Time: 4pm – 8pm

Date: Friday 14th July
Time: 11am – 4pm

Date: Saturday 15th July
Time: 11am – 4pm

As you may be aware, Longcross Garden Village forms part of the Preferred Approach of the emerging Runnymede Borough Local Plan.

Crest Nicholson and Aviva Investors have previously presented plans for a new Surrey Village on Longcross South, and planning permission has already been granted for development at Longcross North, with new homes already being build.

Following the granting of Garden Village status the plans for the site have been updated, and these will be presented at the Public Exhibition. Members of the project team will be available to answer any queries and welcome feedback.

Further information can be found at

 Posted by at 8:08 pm
Jun 202017

With summer fast approaching, RBC’s Get Active 50+ programme continues to help residents to lead a healthier life.

Activities include:

  • Bowls Clubs: Runnymede clubs are welcoming new members, visit the Bowls page for club information and contact details.
  • SKiff and Punting: Join the Wraysbury Skiff and Punting Club with a 3month open membership for just £15
  •  Medau Movement: Classes based on natural body movements; strengthen your core and improve your co-ordination and balance with each lesson based on your own individual needs.
  • Walking Sports: Basketball, Football and Netball continue at Egham Leisure Centre – walking versions of the games we know and love.
 Posted by at 10:01 pm
Jun 122017

There was a very useful “Meet the Beat” event at Brook Hall,Ottershaw on Friday June 9th. Four police officers were present, including Sergeant Sarah White and 10 residents.

Points to note from the meeting were:

There is no apparent increase in burglaries during the night-time now that street lights are turned off.

In fact most burglaries are during broad daylight, often during school run times etc when the occupants are known to have a regular pattern of being out.  The potential burglars tend to be on bike or on foot. Items typically taken are cash and jewellery – small and not noticeable.

There have been reports of phone scams – one purporting to be from Inland Revenue. PLEASE if you are contacted with such a scam, report it at once on
There is some very useful advice on this site and the latest scams are detailed there, thanks to people reporting them on-line.

The Crime Reduction Adviser Vic Smith can give advice on security in your home.
is a website on which you can record your belongings, large or small, with photographs, in case of theft. Along with the photos you can include serial numbers which will help identify them and hopefully get them returned.

RBC have begun a “fine on the spot” team this week, working round the borough to stop litter louts and dog fouling.

There have been reports of possible drug dealing going on in alleyways and blocks of garages. PLEASE report anything you see that is suspicious
online so that the police have a record of incidents, where and when.

There are no further Meet the Beat events in the pipeline for Ottershaw at present, but there are “drop-in” sessions in Addlestone Library first
Tuesday of every month, 10.30 – 11.30.

Runnymede NHW


 Posted by at 6:41 pm
Jun 042017

Remember it is still a Local Plan in consultation and this is another opportunity to comment. Responses need to be with RBC by Friday 23rd June 2017 by e-mail to: or posted to: Planning Policy & Strategy Team, Runnymede Borough Council, Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, KT15 2AH

PLEASE NOTE: If you objected last time to the Ottershaw East proposals and you still object, you will need to submit your objection again as the proposals for this site have been revised!

please see our other posts for more details:

Objections to developments

New Consultation on Runnymede Borough Council (RBC) Draft Local Plan



 Posted by at 8:31 pm
May 262017

Cllr Iftikhar Chaudhri, who has been a Councillor in the Foxhills Ward since 2012, has just been appointed Mayor of Runnymede for 2017-2018.

Information on him and the charities he is supporting can be found here

 Posted by at 7:37 pm