Browsing articles from "July, 2011"
Jul
30
2011

Walton Heritage Day draws closer……..

Heritage Day on September 10th is but just a few weeks away and as usual we have lots of attractions for all the family. Many of our usual stalls will be there and we will be welcoming some new attractions; already booked are: Routemaster Bus Chris’s Balloon  Sculptures Shrapnels Battery Richmond Venturer   Royal British Legion Elmbridge Community Link Walton Conservatives Mencap RNLI The Walton Society St Peters Hospital Thames Homeless Project Marie Curie St Mary’s Church East […]

Jul
29
2011

Are you prepared for Sunday the 14th?

We may all be true Olympic supporters but……have Surrey County Council really thought through what the road closures mean to people who, want to get to work; need to get to a train, plane or bus? Hopefully the emergency services are fully conversant with these road closures Since our last update, we attended the drop-in session at Walton Day Centre yesterday afternoon and discovered that the only crossing point in Walton – i.e. where cars and vans […]

Jul
21
2011

Have you seen “You’ve been Framed”?

Well those of us that use the Hersham Road regularly could well be the subject matter of this programme when frustrations boil over! So, we in Walton have traffic diversions along the Hersham Road starting on the 15th August due to work taking place at Haines Bridge Weybridge. Now just to add to the obvious frustrations that will be caused by these; Surrey County Council have announced that Road Works will commence on the 25th July […]

Jul
19
2011

Walton………town of choice for traffic diversions?

Road works and the resultant traffic diversions are certainly more prevelant this year partly because of the need to have better quality road surfaces for cyclists on the Olympic Cycle Test Event. However, when traffic diversions are directed through Walton for activities not directly associated with Walton, residents get frustrated and upset as long traffic queues build up in the town and central main roads. We have just seen the annual Hampton Court Flower Show with traffic directed from many major roads […]

Jul
14
2011

The bikes are coming………

The Olympic Cycling Test Event gets even closer, signs are going up on all of the roads which are part of the route as well as roads which feed into the route.   This is a reminder to all that the closure of roads on Sunday the 14th August will have an effect on all traffic and pedestrians in Walton that day. Walton bridge will be closed to traffic for some of the day.   At the moment it […]

Jul
11
2011

On-Street Parking in Walton moves on…….

As everyone by now is acutely aware, we are about to face one of the largest threats to our town centre in many years, On-street Parking Charges. Walton town centre fell into a sorry state in the late eighties and early nineties and it was desperate for re-development. This re-development came in the shape of The Heart Shopping Centre. Our independent shops have seen a small benefit from this development as people started to come […]

Jul
4
2011

Olympic Cycling Road Race Update

As part of the preparation for the Olympic Cycling Road Race 2012 there will be a “Test Event” held on Sunday 14th August 2011. This event will mean that some main roads in Walton will be closed for a period of time on this day. You should make a note of the road closures and consider how these closures might affect your day and make your plans accordingly. Surrey County Council have released a Road Race […]

Jul
1
2011

Drewitts Court gets a licking………..

The next stage of Drewitts Court study by Elmbridge Borough Council seems to have taken place this week in that some new white lines and warnings have been painted in the car park. It is quite encouraging that if you follow the newly painted arrows after coming down from the upper level the arrows actually direct you to exit via Bridge Street!! The arrows clearly discourage any driver from going toward the Hepworth Way exit; […]

Jul
1
2011

High Street to Church Street….a dangerous corner!!

As part of the renewal of paving in the High Street the safety railings were removed. The renewed pavement extends from the High Street and into Church Street by a few feet. After the paving was renewed the railings were not replaced, these railing were immediately missed as they were a very effective safety barrier particularly for older folk and youngsters in or out of pushchairs. After many requests the railings were replaced, but in […]

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