Hersham Green – how to make your views known

By | October 9, 2022

Thank you to all those who attended the public meeting on 4/10/22 at the Waterman’s Arms about the proposed demolition and development of Hersham Green Shopping Centre.

It was suggested that any residents with strong feelings about this issue should make their views known to the developers now – rather than waiting for a formal outline planning application early next year. See below for options available:

By email: Several email addresses were suggested: –
The main email suggested for feedback on the back of the leaflet /website is: consultation@cascadecommunications.co.uk However, you might also want to copy to Mark Phillipson who is the co-founder of quadrant repurposed – his email address is: mphillipson@quadrantrepurpose.com

Developers survey: on the developers website (top right from the following link): https://communitystream.co.uk/en/projects/hersham-green-shopping-centre

Petition: Please note an online petition has also been established which you can access and sign here: –https://www.change.org/p/hersham-village-doesn-t-need-200-plus-extra-homes

Please forward this information to your friends and neighbours.

By the way – if you missed the developers proposals – full details are available on the Quadrant Repurpose website at: https://communitystream.co.uk/en/projects/hersham-green-shopping-centreTheir phone number is (Phone: 020 7871 3565).

Join the HRA: If this proposed development has made you feel would like to join Hersham Residents Association to add to our numbers and help maintain a strong community voice in Hersham – it is just £10 a year – please email info@hershamresidents.info and we can forward details of future meetings when you could join or alternative joining options / our bank details etc.

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.

                 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

               Doors open 6.45pm
              Meeting starts 7.30pm


Kind regards
Bill Cowap
Chairman, Hersham Residents Association

AGM minutes from 19th May 2022

By | May 20, 2022

The minutes from our AGM meeting in 2022 can be downloaded here. http://www.hershamresidents.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/HRA-AGM-Thursday-19th-May-2022-Minutes.docx

These minutes are draft and will be approved at the AGM in 2023. The AGM is usually held in April or May each year and provides an opportunity to review the year in Hersham, approve the association’s finances and hear from a local speaker of interest – also it is an opportunity to join and renew subscriptions.

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/


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!