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We are pleased to report that a new planter has been installed behind the cycle racks at the station at the initiative of HWRA, with the support of the Bee Friendly Trust ( ).


From 1st September 2018, a new multi-operator bus ticket called Acorn has been introduced, giving unlimited travel for a day or week on most services in Elmbridge, Runnymede and Spelthorne and the eastern part of Woking.

When Abellio ceased to be the operator of most services in north Surrey, several different operators took over and tickets were not transferable. The new Acorn ticket can be used across services of multiple operators, making travelling with more than one operator easy and offering better value.

It will be sold by 13 different operators covering 33 local bus services. Tickets can be bought on the first bus used, with a day ticket costing £7 and a weekly ticket £30 (children travel at half fare).

A leaflet giving full details, including a map of the services covered, can be downloaded here .


Elmbridge Borough Council has been granted a three year protective injunction banning the setting up of unauthorised encampments and fly-tipping on all identified public land. Following on from the recent three-month injunction granted in August 2018, on Thursday 8 November the High Court extended that injunction for a further three years. The injunction covers all of the Borough’s parks, open spaces and car parks.

The injunction prevents any individual from occupying land or depositing waste as well as stopping anyone from entering, or occupying any part of the land for residential purposes, including caravans, mobile homes and vehicles. This has proved a very effective deterrent during the temporary injunction. It will also avoid the Council's having to obtain court orders for the removal of these encampments, which can take several days to obtain, and will authorise High Court enforcement officers to move people on if they take no notice of the injunction order. Failure to do so can result in imprisonment, fines or seizure of assets.

The Council evidenced large-scale fly-tipping and the cost of clearing it, damage to gates and barriers, lost parking income and the large increase in the number and size of recent encampments as well as the significant impact on communities living adjacent to each encampment and the loss of community facilities during the summer.

2018 has seen an unprecedented increase in levels of unauthorised encampments in Elmbridge, totalling 27 on public parks and open spaces as well as other recent encampments on privately-owned land such as Painshill Park. The size of these encampments has also risen dramatically with some encampments being over 60 vehicles in size.


An application to Elmbridge Borough Council has been made for planning permission to develop the site at No. 4 Greenways, No. 6 Manor Road South and No. 4 Grace Lodge, Manor Road South.

The proposed development will comprise of a ‘detached part four/part three/part two-storey building providing 35 independent living units’.

Please go to Application reference number 2018/0746 to view plans and documents.

A resident has prepared a guide to possible grounds for objections, which can be downloaded here .




Come rain or shine, the HWRA litter picking team goes out one Saturday in every month to tidy up around the village. If you would like to join them in this community work, please contact Roy Turner on 020 8398 1565 or email .



As residents will recall, Elmbridge Borough Council is obliged by central government to produce a Local Plan, with a target of providing  9345 new homes in the Borough over the next 15 years.


The current round of consultations on this process began on 19th August 2019, with the official publication of a new consultation document on the options.  This can be seen at:
This link also provides access to online form for responding to the consultation and to a detailed interactive map detailing the effects of the various options.

The previous three options under consideration have been increased to five, with various combinations of more intense urban area development and release of Green Belt land.   Some of the options would open the way to potential development on the Long Ditton Green Belt adjacent to Hinchley Wood (Local Area 58), and on lands adjacent to Hillcrest Gardens, Avondale Avenue and Heathside - see map.  However, the Council made no recommendation as to a preferred option.

It was therefore most important, in order to protect our Green Belt and open spaces, for residents to make use of the opportunity offered to make their views known through the consultation process. 

The Local Plan options consultation ended at midnight on 30 September. There were over 6,500 consultation responses (equivalent to over 10% of households in the Borough).

The Council will now review the responses to the consultation and issue a feedback document by mid-December. This will be posted on their website , through social media and a notification sent via email to all of those signed up for alerts and notifications to planning consultations. The next Local Plan consultation is expected early 2020.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for planning consultation alerts and notifications via


The HWRA response to the consultation, indicating that option 4 is our preferred option, can be downloaded here.

A copy of the HWRA response to the previous round of consultation in 2017 consultation can be seen here .

An action group, Save HWLD Green Belt , has been formed to campaign against development on the local green belt and to seek 'Village Green' status for Stokes Field and One Tree Hill, thus ensuring that it could not be built on. The group's latest flyer, giving suggestions as to how residents might wish to respond to the consultation, can be downloaded here. 
The Group's previous flyer, including information about the Village Green application, can be downloaded here.
Please note that the group is independent of HWRA.


Surrey County Council have launched a consultation on new parking restrictions, including replacing part of the existing restrictions in Station Approach with double yellow lines.
The proposal is to revoke existing single yellow lines ('No Waiting Mon-Fri 8am-9.30am') opposite numbers 22-32 Station Approach and replace with double yellow lines 'No Waiting At Any Time'.   The Council justify the change on the grounds that: " The road is too narrow to support parking on both sides of the road. This poses an unacceptable safety risk for residents of the properties at the western end of Station Approach and users of the train station / network. The DYLs are proposed in order to maintain access by larger vehicles to the road".
It is also proposed to revoke the existing disabled parking bay ('At Any Time Blue Badge Holders Only') outside number 24 and replace it with single yellow lines 'No waiting Mon-Fri 8am-9.30am' to match existing on site arrangements.
Further details, including a plan showing the proposed changes and an online comment form, can be found at
The deadline for comments is 5th July.


So-called 'Nottingham Knockers' have been causing problems in the neighbourhood recently. These young men, often claiming to be ex-offenders on probation schemes go door-to-door peddling small household items such as tea towels. If turned away they can become abusive. They may also be involved in reconnoitring properties with a view to more serious crime such as burglary or exploitation of elderly vulnerable residents. Residents are advised not to make any purchases from these people, as this may encourage further activity in the area, and to report  sightings to the police on 101. This will help the police to build up a picture of where and when these activities are taking place, and take action to put a stop to them.

Read more  (external site)


Surrey County Council have published an interactive map of parking restrictions in the county.

This can be seen at:


Councillor Nigel Haig-Brown

020 8398 4060

Councillor Janet Turner

020 8398 1565

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