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Jun
26
2015

Baseball in Walton?…….

At our AGM each year we often learn of unusual activities that have or are about to take place in Walton on Thames. Last nights AGM was no exception when we learnt that the first recorded Baseball competition took place here in Ashley Park; most probably on the site of Ashley Golf Club which today we know as Walton Cricket Club. We know that Walton has had Royal links in the past and The Prince […]

Feb
6
2015

Bridge House…the next chapter……

An updated Planning Application for Bridge House in Bridge Street has been presented to Elmbridge Planning Department. Our Councillors have written to neighbouring properties:   Please read their letter here: Bridge House letter to Neighbours

Jan
5
2015

In Remembrance…..

……………of Pamela Wedd We have been informed by son David of the death of his mother Pamela Wedd, a Life Member of The Walton Society. David has kindly written some words about his mother which relate to The Society. Pam Wedd was a Life Member of the Walton Society, having joined during the Hillrise campaign. She and her husband Colin lived in a riverside bungalow in River Ash Estate, which due to a boundary anomaly […]

Aug
23
2014

Walton Heritage Day 2014…..

WALTON WHARF WELCOMES HERITAGE DAY EVENT SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 11.30 to 4.30pm   Preparations are well under way for the Walton Heritage Day celebrations which will take place on Saturday 13th September by The River Thames at Walton Wharf, off Manor Road. The day will start very early for some with the Hog Roast being setup and cooking started at 05:00hrs so it’s ready to serve the public from 11:30hrs onwards. As usual Nick Wallis, […]

Sep
21
2013

Stompond Lane Objections……..

Below is a letter of objection to the Planning Application 2013/3492 which has been sent by The Walton Society. September 20th 2013     Elmbridge Borough Council Planning Department, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher.   Planning Application 2013/3492 (Access) Stompond Lane Sports Ground   Dear Sir/Madam,   On behalf of the Walton Society I wish to object to the Planning Application 2013/3492 (Access). This is the Application made on behalf of Elmbridge Borough Council to […]

Jun
29
2013

Stompond Lane………our views registered

The letter below was sent to Elmbridge Borough Council which registers the views of the society after the recent public consultation…….. Asset Management & Property Services Elmbridge Borough Council Civic Centre, High Street Esher Surrey KT10 9SD STOMPOND LANE CONSULTATION Dear Sir/Madam, On behalf of the Walton Society I wish to make the following comments with regard to the proposed Development at the Stompond Lane Sports Ground. Covenants There has been much discussion with regard […]

Mar
12
2013

The Inn goes no further………..

Proposed 93 bedroom Hotel for Premier Inns refused Planning Permission  At last night’s meeting ( March 11th 2013) of Embridge’s North Area Planning Sub Committee, the proposals put forward for a new 93 bedroom Premier Inn ( and two new shops) at the corner of Manor Road and Terrace Road in Walton were refused. The plans were rejected on grounds of overall scale and bulk of the proposed development which was felt would be detrimental […]

Sep
11
2012

Heritage Day 2012……..

Heritage Day this year (September 8th) was blessed with the best weather we have yet to see for the event, now in its 16th year. We attracted a healthy number of visitors over the afternoon, and several of the stalls present recorded takings well above 2011’s.  Many of the local groups and charities that take stalls on Walton Wharf see the day as a key event to raise funds for their chosen charitable purpose, and […]

Aug
28
2012

WALTON HERITAGE DAY 2012

WALTON HERITAGE DAY EVENT SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 11.30 to 4.30pm   The Organising Committee for the annual Walton Heritage Day celebrations is delighted to announce that event will take place this coming Saturday 8th September by The River Thames at Walton Wharf, off Manor Road, opening at 11.30 am. We have lots of stalls put together by local organisations and there is very much a nautical flavour to the stalls this year, including displays from […]

Jul
26
2012

Jolly Boatman could become Jolly Good….

Below is our letter to support a new planning application regarding the former Jolly Boatman site at Hampton Court.   Richard Morris Head of Town Planning, Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, ESHER, SURREY KT10 9SD Dear Mr Morris, Planning Application 2012 / 2362 Re Public Park Proposal for former Jolly Boatman Site I write on behalf of The Walton Society to express support for the above proposal. I went over to Hampton Court […]

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