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Walton Bridge ………….please SCC and EBC get your act together!!

The analogy could be November 5th on a rainy night…..?? The New Walton Bridge was opened in July 2013 with ‘National and Local Press’ trumpets blowing, they had every right to do so as it looks splendid and certainly is a great piece of engineering which will benefit traffic crossing the river for many years to come…..  (this was lighting of the bonfire!!) …then we get damp squibs!! 1. Two years later!!! the cafe and […]


Nowhere to go……..

…..if you need to! The sign below lets you know what should be there but don’t wait until you get there….because they are not open. Temporary toilets removed in March 2015. Please sign the petition to increase pressure on Surrey County Council to get these facilities opened!! Use this link to the petition:    


Cowey Sale Toilets….open again for a holiday……..

“Update on Cowey Sale Toilets and Cafe” Following the intervention of Cllr Chris Sadler earlier this week, the Estates Department at Elmbridge have agreed to open the toilets at Cowey Sale this coming Bank Holiday weekend contrary to the impression given by their notices at the site. The toilets will also be open for the Towpath Ramblers event on May 15th and the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. It is hoped […]


At Last…………relief!!

New Cafe and Toilets at Cowey Sale   Toilets to open over the Easter Weekend Several people have asked me why the new Cafe and Toilet block at Cowey Sale is still standing empty, almost a year after the new Walton Bridge was completed. I have tried finding our from the Elmbridge Borough Council Asset Management and Property Services Department. It seems there are still some snagging / repair issues with the new building which […]


A Sporting Chance………

………to see the Council’s plans for the Waterside Drive Sports Hub will be on display throughout the Borough in coming weeks as part of a roadshow prior to submission of the formal planning application for the project. The Sports Hub, next to the Xcel Leisure Complex in Walton-on-Thames, will meet the growing aspirations of Walton and Hersham Football Club, Walton Casuals Football Club, Walton Casuals Junior Football Club and Walton Athletics Club, while also providing […]


Towpath for Tough Mudders?….

Is the new surface on the Towpath at Walton part of the course for “Tough Mudders” to be run through Walton? Anyone who has walked down to the river at Walton in the last few days will have been absolutely astonished at the state of the Towpath, it has had a new surface laid on it and the results are quite a disaster. The surface is not allowing water to pass through it the Towpath […]


Flooding update from Environment Agency….

The Environment Agency gave an update to Elmbridge Borough Council on their plans for Flood Protection in our area, the results can be read here:  Environment Agency Presentation  


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, […]


Do you want to pay to walk by the river?………………..

The 1st February sees the end of a consultation period offered by Elmbridge Borough Council to obtain residents views on introducing parking charges at Cowey Sale car park. For as long as can be remembered parking at Cowey Sale has been free and people from all over the borough and further afield have been able drive to Cowey Sale and park, take a leisurely stroll beside the river, have a picnic on the open space […]


Closures at the Bridge…..

  Notice from Surrey County Council Please be aware, below are details of a notice from Surrey County Council regarding Bridge Closures in the coming days:   11 November to 15 November 2013 To lay the final road surface along the A244 around the roundabout at the junction with Walton Lane (Shepperton) and the eastbound approach to the traffic signals at the Oatlands Drive/New Zealand Avenue junction it will be necessary to close the A244 […]


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