Hersham Green Shopping Centre – public consultation

By | September 25, 2022

You will have probably seen the leaflet from ‘Quadrant Repurpose’ about their initial proposals for Hersham Green Shopping Centre and the public consultation, however for reference there several drop in events they are running in the (former) Martins newsagents premises in the H Green centre on:- 

  • Thursday 29th from 3:00pm – 7:00 pm 
  • and on Saturday 1st Oct from 10:00 am – 2:00pm 

There will also be an on-line presentation on Monday 3rd October from 6:00pm – 7:00pm – full details of these and the developer’s initial proposals are available on the Quadrant Repurpose website is in the leaflet and on their website at: https://communitystream.co.uk/en/projects/hersham-green-shopping-centre

We would encourage all Hersham Residents to go to one of these events and then also come to an HRA open meeting at the Watermans Arms on Tuesday the 4th of October from 7:30pm.

This meeting will allow us all to exchange views about the proposals presented and to gauge the level of  support / opposition and identity any particular concerns which local organisations including the HRA can raise with the developers and the council at this stage with a view to influencing the proposals for the benefit of Hersham and its residents.

Please note this is an open public meeting so all are welcome whether or not you are a member of our association.

HRA response to local plan consultation

By | September 19, 2022

The HRA responded to Elmbridge local plan consultation in July 2022 – a copy of our response can be downloaded here: http://www.hershamresidents.info/blog/?attachment_id=1702

The response was critical of various sites identified by the plan for residential use in Hersham, particularly where the sites currently perform a useful community function. See the response for details.

The HRA will be following further developments in relation to the local plan and will be posting details here when more information is available especially as it relates to Hersham.

In the meantime the HRA would like to thank all those you helped inform the development of our response during a series of meetings and discussions.

By | July 17, 2022

HRA discuss the local plan at the next meeting on Thursday 21st July at the Waterman Arms function room at 7:30

If you are not already aware, the local plan once agreed and finalised by the council, will become a very influential ‘blueprint guide’ for future development in Hersham for the next 15 years – hence the need for local organisations to look at it carefully and submit agreed comments.

The discussion on the 21st will be important in finalising our response
– so, look forward to seeing you for rehydration and discussions at the Watermans on Thursday if you can make it. All are very welcome to this meeting whether you are a member of the HRA – and whether or not you have experience of local planning matters.

If you are not familiar with these issues BUT are concerned about Hersham and its future development – you should come to this meeting!

Public meeting on the Local Plan FRIDAY 1ST JULY 2022

By | June 30, 2022

Dear all

Please see details are below:-

As you can see this is a meeting organised by the Hersham Village
Society. The HRA is working with the HVS and other concerned groups such
as the Friends of Hersham Library.

              HERSHAM VILLAGE SOCIETY
                 invites you to a
                  PUBLIC MEETING
                on the local plan

              FRIDAY 1ST JULY 2022
            Hersham Community Centre
             Burhill Road, Hersham
            (Park in Piglets Opposite)

            Councillors and Leader of the
          Council will be present to answer
                   questions.

               Doors open 6.45pm
              Meeting starts 7.30pm

       THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MEETING FOR
         HERSHAM – PLEASE ATTEND!

Kind regards
Bill Cowap
Chairman, Hersham Residents Association

All welcome : Public Meeting WI Hall Burhill Road Thursday 19th May at 19:30 – speakers announced!

By | May 14, 2022

Please come to our public meeting / AGM 7.00 for a 7.30pm start at the WI Hall* Burhill Road 19th May *(The green painted building close to the junction of Burwood Rd and Burhill Rd nr St Peter Church)

This is an opportunity to catch up with HRA activity during the year, and raise Hersham issues that you are concerned about. There will be refreshments and two excellent speakers on local issues:-

Nina Malyon Walton & Hersham Foodbank Manager will update us on the local food bank in Faulkners Road https://waltonhersham.foodbank.org.uk/

AND

Michael Tumilty Director of the local Community Eco Hub will talk about this very impressive local initiative. https://elmbridgeecohub.org.uk/

If you are interested in local issues you really should come to this meeting – we look forward to seeing you there (the meeting is likely to finish at approximately 9.30).

Hersham Green Shopping Centre

By | May 2, 2022

Letter sent to potential developers requesting liaison and more information – (see below for copy of letter).

AGM 19th May

By | May 2, 2022

All welcome – WI Hall Burhill Road at 19:30 – speaker to be announced.

Christmas in Herham event on 11 December

By | December 12, 2021

Considering the rain – we had a good turnout at this year’s Hersham Christmas event around the tree on the Green – and it was great to enjoy the food and mulled wine afterwards at the Watermans. The raffle, of tickets sold during the day, was drawn at the Watermans and raised £690 for the Hersham foodbank. A great result!

Many thanks to all involved in the event – making it possible and of course to those selling and buying raffle tickets.

Happy Christmas to all!

Hersham Park ; a proposed development of 600 extra homes in Hersham on the current Hersham Golf Club site

By | December 9, 2021

Most Hersham residents will by now have received a brochure through the letterbox about the above, or have looked at details on the developer’s website https://hershamparkconsultation.co.uk/.  If this initiative went ahead it would mean over 600 additional units of accommodation in Hersham.  Whilst we are sympathetic to the need for adequate housing, the effects of such a development in Hersham would be significant in terms of the local roads which are already congested, and infrastructure generally including facilities such as Drs surgery capacity.  

Many HRA members who attended the recent briefing session hosted by the developers were very concerned about the proposals and felt it would be important for local residents of any political party, and Hersham organisations generally, to come together to consider the issues and representative responses. The HRA, given its non-political status would be in a good position to help facilitate this; and to take this forward it has been suggested that a public meeting should be held early in the new year to share views and any further information about the plans which may be available at that time.  The meeting would be important to gauge the strength of local feeling, so the HRA and others can engage with the developers and Elmbridge Council accordingly.

A date for the meeting has not yet been fixed, but it is likely to be held on a weekday evening towards the end of January.  A traditional public meeting is envisaged – but if absolutely necessary due to covid issues, an alternative video meeting could be held instead.  Any views, thoughts, ideas about the development and / or the proposed meeting, please mailto:Hersham.Residents@gmail.com.  If you would like to join our mailing list for this and other matters of importance relating to Hersham please click here.  If you would like to join our mailing list for this and other matters of importance relating to Hersham please click on the link below: –

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Christmas in Hersham 2021

By | December 4, 2021

Please come to this year’s Hersham Christmas event on 11th December!

At 4.30 there will be carols around the tree led by the TWIG singers – carols sheets provided – be ready to use your phone torches to see the words.

We will have plenty space to socially distance in the fresh air – so it would be great to have as many as possible come along to this community event to mark the start of the festive season!

There’ll be seasonal greetings and Christmas messages around the tree before the lights are switched for the first time – which will show up the Christmas robins on the tree – made by Burhill school children.

After that the Watermans are looking forward to welcoming people in their function room to warm up with Christmas drinks, mince pies and the like.

There will be final opportunity at the Watermans to take part in this year’s Christmas raffle before the winning ticket is drawn at around 5:30 / 6:00.  The prize is for a Hamper donated by Waitrose – the proceeds from the raffle will go to the Hersham Food Bank – so it’s a great chance to give to others who need help this Christmas.

Raffle tickets will also be sold during the day on Saturday 11 December outside Waitrose between 10.30 and 3.30. Tickets can be ‘purchased’ for the cost of a donation of any amount to the Foodbank.  A table will be set up in Hersham Green Centre by Moore’s Kitchens opposite Waitrose. Again if anyone would like to help ‘sell’ the tickets, your help would be appreciated please email Hersham.Residents@gmail.com