Plan E Road Works

You may have seen the notices about roadworks starting in the town this week and wondered how to find out what is going on.

The website which will keep you informed on the progress of the roadworks is https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roads-and-transport-policies-plans-and-consultations/major-transport-projects/epsom-and-ewell-major-transport-schemes

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UK Power Networks

Cllrs Liz Frost and Rekha Bansil have been contacted by UK Power Networks.  They deliver the electricity to homes and businesses across London the East and South East of England, including Woodcote.  They told them that since 2010 they have reduced the frequency of power cuts by 42%.  However they recognise that while power cuts are less frequent, when they do still occur they can be very worrying, especially to older people, people with chronic medical conditions or parents of very young children.  They have therefore set up a ‘Priority Services Register’ to enable them to identify vulnerable people quickly in the event of a power cut and get them the help they need.

You can find more details and register by visiting ukpowernetworks.co.uk/prioritysupport or calling 0800 169 9970.

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Autumn 2016 newsletter

Hi,

Please find linked below our Autumn 2016 newsletter.

Link:  woodcoteautumn16-final-print

Thank you.

Steven McCormick

Chair

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Haywain wall in a sorry state of disrepair with no end in sight!

Dear  Counsellors

Re: Fence and Wall The Brewers Fayre Epsom

The directors of Abelea Green Management Company (Epsom) Limited would be grateful if you can please help us with the issues explained in the letter below.

 I have attached three photographs.

  Regards

 Fred Mowbray

 Director 

 Abelea Green Management Company (Epsom) Limited.

Dear Sir/Madam, 

My name is Agnes West and I am the homeowner of number xx St Margaret Drive, Epsom Surrey KT18 7LB. This house is adjacent to Brewers Fayre property The Haywain number 2/4 St Margaret Drive. 

You are obviously aware that the wall separating the The Haywain from Dorking Road has been down since November of last year. This wall unknown to the work personnel of The Haywain is a listed wall, as is the wall at the bottom of my garden. When the wall came down the bricks were thrown away and a temporary fence was put up. This fence in itself is dangerous. It is encroaching on the footpath and to keep it secure it is tied to my fence. 

I have approached the manager of the Haywain many times regarding as to when the wall will be rebuilt. He has told me they have the bricks but are not allowed to start the job as the bricks they have are not the original ones and they have to source as like bricks. I have been to the council who have told me, they will get back to me, they haven’t received any planning applications and yes they know about the problem. No joy there either. 

I have lived in this estate for 19 years and I am appalled a how The Haywain has fallen into a state of disrepair. The entrance to St Margaret Drive where The Haywain is situated is a disgrace. Fence broken, weeds everywhere, overhanging trees so low you have to go on to the road to avoid them. There seems to be no pride in the appearance of this property any more. I have no idea what the inside is like as the exterior puts me off. And do not start me on the car park, people go in and out both the exit and the entrance, which is a danger to pedestrians. It is also used as a pick up, drop off point for school children, car park for shoppers in town centre and for those visiting the hospital

I would appreciate if you could get something done about the wall ASAP. It is dangerous, unsightly and the mere fact that my fence is securing it, concerns me too. This has now become a matter of urgency and I hope that you will address it appropriately.

Yours sincerely

Agnes West

Haywain temporary fence

Haywain temporary fence

Haywain temporary fence out onto the public footpath

Haywain temporary fence out onto the public footpath

Haywain wooden fence needs repair

Haywain wooden fence needs repair

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Transport Consultation Plan

Surrey County Council Transport Consultation information

Surrey County Council Transport Consultation information

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9 July – Intrepid explorers invited to Langley Vale Wood, Surrey

Are you a bug hunter, budding archaeologist or nature detective? Langley Vale Wood needs you!

Where:Langley Vale Wood, Surrey

When: Saturday 9 July

Time: 11am – 4pm (minibuses will start making trips to the site from 10.30am)

Booking: Essential

We’re inviting all intrepid explorers to join us for a day of fun-filled family activities at Langley Vale Wood. We need your help to dig up the stories around this special place, which has been used for military training during the First World War, a farm for many years and now as a beautiful home for nature.

Bring your lunch, drinks and picnic blanket to enjoy in our picnic areas. Don’t forget your suncream and sun hat but also waterproof clothing and sturdy boots; you’re in for some adventures!

  • Awesome archaeology: 11am – 1pm or 2pm – 4pm
  • Nature storytelling and book building – Drop in anytime to the book building station, meet the storyteller at 11am, midday, 2pm or 3pm
  • Bug hunting and nature discovery – Drop in anytime at the nature discovery station, bug hunts will take place at 11am, midday, 2pm or 3pm
  • Langley Vale Wood explorers’ guided walk: Midday or 2pm

If you want to take part in an archaeology session, select either the 11am or 2pm slot. You are welcome to join the other activities (e.g. storytelling, bug hunting and explorer’s walks) outside of your archaeology session. They will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on the day.

Budding archaeologists will also need to bring a pair of gloves (old gardening gloves will do) as there might be sharp objects, a bucket for collecting your finds and an old toothbrush for cleaning them.

If you do not want to take part in an archaeology session, book the 10.30am slot. You can join the storytelling, bug hunting and explorer’s walks at any of the listed times, they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on the day.

This event will take place at Langley Vale wood but visitors will need to park at Epsom Downs Racecourse (postcode KT18 5LQ) and then take a free shuttle bus to the event. Minibuses will start making trips to the site from 10.30am, but will run to and from Langley Vale Wood all day as a shuttle service.

All ages welcome, but under 16s must be accompanied.

Please note: dogs are not permitted at this event.

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/events/9-july-2016-explorers-langley-vale-wood/

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Spring 2016 newsletter

Hi,

Please find linked below our Spring 2016 newsletter.

Woodcote-Spring 2016 newsletter

Regards

WERS.

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Autumn Newsletter 2015

Hi,

Please find linked below:

Woodcote-Autumn 2015 Newsletter

Thank you,

WERS.

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Summer 2015 Update

Summer update – 2015

We would like to let you know about some local events and consultations that you may wish to take part in.

Events

Round the Borough Hike, Saturday 5th September. This is a 20 mile walk around the borough, taking in much of our lovely open spaces. It starts and finishes in Horton Country Park. Entry is free, but you need to register. For more information go to www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/roundtheboroughhikeandbike.

The Borough Fun Day, Sunday 20th September. This event, organised by the Epsom & Ewell Rotary Clubs, and is held at Hook Road Arena. More information as www.epsomfunday.net

Consultations

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council are seeking your views about Council Tax Support. We are sure that you are aware that there are continuing cuts in our funding from Central Government and the Council is consulting on possible changes to their Council Tax Support scheme. This could have an impact on both those in receipt of the support and other Council Tax payers. To express your views, go to www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/CTSupport. The closing date for comments is 20th September.

The Council’s website is in need of replacing, and they would like your views on what you want from their website, and what you would use it for. There is a link to the survey on the front page (www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk). The closing date is 11th September

Surrey County Council would like to hear your views on shaping Surrey’s Community re-cycling centres. To find out more and express your views, please go to www.surreycc.gov.uk/recyclingcentres. The closing date is 30th September

Enjoy the rest of the summer

Best wishes

Cllr Liz Frost (lfrost@epsom-ewell.gov.uk) & Rekha Bansil (rbansil@epsom-ewell.gov.uk)

 

 

 

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Woodland Trust, Langley Vale Centenary Wood Public Exhibition – Langley Vale Village Hall on 3rd and 4th July

There was a great deal of publicity when the Woodland Trust purchased a large parcel of land for their English WW1 wood.  How fortunate we are that they chose a large part of Langley Vale Farm.  Most of the land is in Epsom & Ewell, with some in Reigate & Banstead and Mole Valley.  This land is now protected and will be of great benefit to our environment.

Last Autumn I joined many other residents, both local and from further afield, to help to plant trees in part of the wood.  Last week HRH The Princess Royal came to the wood to officially name it The Langley Vale Wood.  It was a beautiful day and it was good to see the trees that we had planted and the wild flower meadow.

The Woodland Trust will need to provide a car park and other facilities, for which they will need planning permission.  In preparation for this they are holding a public exhibition in Langley Vale Village Hall on 3rd and 4th July that you may find interesting.

A flyer is attached.  6672_WT Langley Vale Invitation REF

 

Liz Frost

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