Author Archives: HRA Admin

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Parliamentary Changes Split Hersham?

By | October 19, 2017

Proposals for parliamentary boundary changes would mean a division between constituencies running through Hersham, and our village being represented by 2 different MPs. Have your say; the Parliamentary Boundary Commission is currently consulting on these proposals and comments are due by December 11th. Please copy any comments to us at before the 11th December so […]

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Hersham Sunflower Competition 2017 – Winners Announced

By | September 15, 2017

The winners of this years competition are as follows: The cash prize for the Tallest Sunflower at a very impressive 3 meters and 58 cms – went to a grower at 247 Hersham Road. The best front garden display was at 105 Burwood Road and the grower received a very well deserved £25 Squires voucher. The […]

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Hersham Village Hall

By | July 31, 2017

An HRA communication to Elmbridge Borough Council concerning the village hall closure can be downloaded here.  The HRA understands from the response that the Council had no option but to close the Hall in light of safety concerns – and that all options going forward will be reviewed in September.  It has also been clarified […]

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Hersham Community Council Campaign and petition

By | July 9, 2017

  The group pushing for a community council for Hersham has started delivery of leaflets and information about the campaign and petition.  For those who have not yet seen the details; Click on the following link to find out more

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HRA responses to Consultations – including Drake Park Appeal Comments

By | June 27, 2017

The recent HRA response to the Drake Park planning appeal can be accessed here in the HRA responses to consultations tab along with all other HRA responses. (this tab and various other useful tabs can also found on the RHS of this webpage).

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Hersham Village Hall and Centre for the Community (Day Centre) Closure / New plans? / Maintenance issues etc

By | June 27, 2017

  The following item has been posted recently on Elmbridge B Council’s website see: – Hersham Village Hall and Hersham Centre for the Community The article refers to both buildings having complex mechanical and electrical installations which are at the end of their useful life and as such have an impact on the fire integrity […]

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Feature on Hersham and Walton Foodbank

By | June 7, 2017

At the 2017 HRA AGM Nina Malyon gave an excellent talk about her work as Manager of Hersham and Walton Food Bank which has its main store in Falkners Road Hersham. It was suggested that this deserved a separate post on the HRA Blog to help highlight the excellent work which its dedicated volunteers carry […]

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