Browsing articles from "February, 2011"
Feb
23
2011

Walton Bridge Update Feb 2011

People often ask what is currently happening with the replacement Walton Bridge Project. It is going ahead, ( believe it or not!) but this year there will only be preparatory work, with the main construction work scheduled to start in January 2012. The preparatory work consists of :- 1)      Locating and marking any cables and pipes that run through the construction area and arranging for their diversion if necessary. 2)      The walls in front of […]

Feb
18
2011

Community Halls

Elmbridge, and Walton in particular, have benefited from having a variety of halls available for public use. Church Halls, School Halls and others have complemented the 9 Halls that had long been run by Elmbridge Borough Council. These nine halls ran local events, from Playgroups for toddlers to Old Folks Clubs, from yoga to boxing. However, two years ago, the administration at Elmbridge Council pushed through the decision to close down Ansell Hall on Fieldcommon, […]

Feb
16
2011

Riverhouse Barn

Changes at Riverhouse Barn   After over 20 years in charge of everything at Riverhouse Barn, Susan Segal has announced her retirement. In the early 1980s Susan was one of the promoters of this Community Arts project, organising its rescue from a semi-derelict store for redundant Council parks equipment and converting it into a welcoming performance space for music, drama and cinema for audiences of up to 110 people. A Craft Studio, where a wide […]

Feb
11
2011

Annual General Meeting 2011

NOTICE is given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of The Walton Society will take place on Tuesday 28th June 2011 St Erconwald’s Church Hall, Esher Avenue, Walton-on-Thames – 7.45pm for 8.00pm Nominations for officers and Executive Committee to John Lisle Hon Secretary 63 Stoke Road Walton-on-Thames KT12 3DD Tel:01932 222931 Members only. New members may join at the door  

Feb
9
2011

Walton Police Station-sold down the river?

“Retaining old Police buildings costs the Force 2.4 million pounds a year  making the average visit 82 pounds – the equivalent of three hours of an officer’s time” This statement is taken from the Surrey Police website and has been quoted by Police Officers at Public meetings and  used in questionnaires where people have been asked whether they want to retain old Police buildings or have up to 200 more Officers on the beat. The […]

Feb
5
2011

Pay and Display Parking

The residents of Surrey will now be aware that SCC is proposing to bring in ‘on street’ Pay and Display parking in many of our towns and villages. The Cabinet Member for Transport Ian Lake, has stated that this will ensure a greater turnover of parking spaces and will benefit the shops. However, here in Walton-on-Thames SCC has now nearly completed a Parking plan after years of discussion. With a number of ½ hour, 1 […]

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