HRA AGM Thursday 17 May – 7.00 for 7.30 WI Hall Burhill Rd

By | May 13, 2018

Do come along – all are welcome, whether you are an HRA member of not. This year after some short AGM business, wine/soft drinks etc our speaker will tell us about her work at Elmbridge Museum, and a project she is researching about Hersham during the 1st and 2nd world wars.

During the evening there will be a chance to hear about, raise and discuss local issues. There will be an update on Hersham Youth Club and the Hersham Community Council campaign. – So please join us for an interesting, informative and sociable evening. We look forward to seeing you at the WI Hall at 7.00 – for a 7.30 start.

[The WI Hall in Burhill Road is the green painted building 50 yards up Burhill Rd after you turn off Burwood Rd by St Peters Church.]

This years HRA AGM and public meeting 17 May – all welcome

By | April 26, 2018

This years HRA AGM and public meeting will be on 17 May (7.00pm for a 7.30pm start) at the WI Hall Burhill Road as normal.

We are in the process of arranging a speaker of local interest and will post further details on this in due course. In the meantime please see a flyer for the event which you can download and use to promote amongst your family, friends neighbours – all are very welcome whether or not you are a member of the HRA.
AGM notice for 2018

Closure of Seven Hills Road for repairs

By | April 9, 2018

Message from Surrey County Council:

Emergency repair work to Seven Hills Road, Cobham

What are we doing?

We will be closing Seven Hills Road, Cobham for emergency road repairs between Burwood Road and Byfleet Road from 6am on Monday 9 April until Friday 13 April.

See their website for more details

Comments on the A3 Improvement scheme from Wisley to the M25 junction 10

By | March 27, 2018

M25 Junction 10 / A3 Wisley interchange Improvement Scheme – Comments on the Statutory Pre-Application Consultation from 12 February 2018 until 26 March 2018.

This consultation was discussed at the last HRA committee meeting. It was pointed out that although some of the suggested highway improvements do not fall within the area of Hersham, the above scheme will nevertheless affect road journeys for Hersham residents for many years to come.

Whilst badly needed maintenance to improve the Seven Hills Road is not in the scope of the consultation, this issue is referred to in our response to reflect the view of our committee that local road users would identify major resurfacing of that road as a more immediate priority.

The comments submitted can be downloaded here.

Advanced notice that the Hersham Sunflower Competition is on again

By | March 2, 2018

At our committee meeting on 1 March (the first day of spring?!) it was decided that the sunflower competition will be repeated again this year. More information and publicity to follow – but the rules and prize categories will be the same as previous years. So, if you are interested see details of the 2017 competition and flyer which you can access here:

Sunflower flyer for 2018

See information from last year here: –

Christmas event 16 December – 2017

By | December 14, 2017

Subsequent note - many thanks to all concerned – a great event which could be built on in future years. The HRA committee in January decided that ‘we should plan for a similar event in December 2018.’

It should be made clear that this is a joint community initiative depending substantially on the efforts of our Elmbridge councillors, the Watermans, Waitrose, local schools, those helping raising funds for local charities etc.

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Come and meet the Mayor of Elmbridge at 4.30 for mulled wine and mince pies in the Waterman’s Arms function room – there will also be some traditional Christmas carols and a charity draw for Walton and Hersham Foodbank. You can make a donation for the draw at the Watermans or in Hersham Green Shopping Centre during Saturday afternoon.

Before all that - from 2.00 – 4.30 there will be a children’s craft event in the function room at the Watermans. Do come along and support this with your children or perhaps grandchildren.

Also note from 11.00 – 12.00 there will be carols in the shopping centre and the Hersham Hounds are meeting on the green at 12.00 – click on the flyer below for more details.

16 Dec event - all welcome

The HRA response to the (Parliamentary) Boundary Commission consultation

By | December 14, 2017

The HRA response to this consultation which closed on 11 December, is available here. The HRA was opposed to the parliamentary boundary changes proposed in this consultation which would split the village and result in key Hersham organisations being located in different constituencies.

The commission acknowledged the HRA’s response and stated that all the views received will be considered before they make their final recommendations to Parliament in September 2018. They state that all comments received during the consultation will be published on their website at the end of the review.

For more background see our previous post

HRA Newsletter Winter 2017

By | November 27, 2017

Please see our winter 2017 newsletter which has been sent to HRA members.

It is now being circulated more widely to promote a community Christmas gathering on the 16th December which is open to all. We also hope the newsletter will help raise awareness about CIL applications for grant money which is explained on page 3, local groups /voluntary organisations and similar in Hersham should consider applying!

See the newsletter for more information and updates.

Grant money for Hersham, apply by 19/01/18

By | November 3, 2017

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) applications

Elmbridge Borough Council has recently issued guidance which says that applications are expected from not for profit organisation and community groups.

Applications should show wider community benefit for things which will, for example, improve transport, footpaths, open spaces, sporting facilities or public buildings.

The Council are inviting applications from now until 19th January 2018

for advice on the EBC website see:-


Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding comes from a building development charge. There is currently a substantial amount of CIL money available following the ex-Rydens School, and Lidl developments.

Hersham and its organisations need to recognise an opportunity and take the initiative. It’s a rare thing for grants to be available, and it would be a shame if Hersham doesn’t make the most of it.

To help raise awareness our next newsletter will be circulated to relevant organisations in Hersham who might wish to apply.

Happy Birthday Andrew

By | October 26, 2017

On the 26th October our oldest member was 100.  Andrew Sturgis is a tireless HRA member and supporter of the local community. His energy and enthusiasm continues to be is an inspiration!

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