Within the Eco Park, the anaerobic digestion facility has started hot commissioning. This means it’s already processing food waste but as part of the commissioning, or testing, of the plant before the site is officially completed and handed over by the construction company for operational use.
The latest from Sunbury, Shepperton, Molesey & Walton Matters
The name Elmbridge appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Amelebrige, which is derived from the original name of the River Mole (Amele) or (Emley) and the old English word for a bridge (brige).
The Charity of Robert Phillips was created, fifty years after the death of the man whose name it bears. Alderman Robert Phillips JP was an elected Member of both Surrey County Council and of Walton and Weybridge District Council.
The residential streets off the Walton Road were never designed for cars. Too narrow and with limited off-street parking these urban thoroughfares are often difficult to navigate for both pedestrians and vehicles.
The Duke’s Head formed part of a group of buildings that dated back hundreds of years and were central to the character and identity of the old town. The buildings were cleared away for the creation of Hepworth Way and the redevelopment of the west side of Bridge Street in the 1960s.
Earlier this year, Spelthorne Borough Council published a consultation called ‘Local Green Space Assessment Methodology’. Spelthorne has always maintained they understand how important green spaces are but this document sets out to change the assessment of how important they are.
Loss of green spaces is very much in news as the local plan is under consideration the demand to meet housing targets ever present and the green belt under review.
It is hard to believe that Sunbury boy Benjy Fish has turned professional at the age of 15 and is already earning a great deal more than the average wage.
The Queen’s birthday honours list revealed a local name this year. Dennis Brock has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to bell ringing.
The regatta at Sunbury had not taken place since 1913 due to the First World War, the 1914 fixture having been cancelled as it was due to take place a couple of weeks after war broke out.
Few people today know about the Llandow Air Disaster, which happened on Sunday 12th March 1950. It is, after all, beyond the memory of most people alive today, but when an Avro Tudor 5 came down in a South Wales field, just yards from a safe landing at RAF Llandow, eighty people on board the aircraft died and it became what was then the world’s worst aviation disaster.
Having lived in our house in Lower Sunbury for 12 years we have inevitably amassed a lot of clutter. A change is as good as a rest, so rather than moving house (as many people do after 10 years) we decided on a bit of a facelift.
Congratulations to all the winners of the council run Capture Spelthorne photography competition. This year saw a record 400 entries. Overall winner was Shortwood Common Majesty by Elaine Wisden which also won best Hidden Gem category.
Much loved local company and winners of Spelthorne Business of the Year 2018, Brown Bag Crisps’ have continued on the quest to make a change to our world.
The Runnymede and Spelthorne Volunteer Awards were hosted at the Royal Holloway University on Tuesday 4th June working in partnership with Royal Holloway Community Action and Runnymede Borough Council.
In these days of continuing belt-tightening it is a marvel to think that we can still borrow books (up to 20 at a time) use the internet or hire a recent film at our own Molesey Library.
We are blessed in Molesey to be close to water in any direction we turn. But we don’t always know how to make the most of it. So here are a few thoughts.
It feels like summer is finally here! And that means Molesey Carnival on Saturday 8th June. Here is a little update on where we are at .
The Castle, which stood at the top of Church Street opposite the gates of the parish church, was another of Walton’s oldest inns. It is believed to have been established in about 1740, probably in a newly-built building, and was rented by Thomas Cobbett for £12.00 a year.
We are blessed in Walton to be close to water in any direction we turn. But we don’t always know how to make the most of it. So here are a few thoughts.