ERA COACH TRIP TO GLOUCESTER on Saturday 16th April
Egham Residents Association are organising a trip to Gloucester in April -- if any of our residents would like to go along too they would be welcome to join them.
This year’s trip is to Gloucester, which as Glevum was a Roman border town, but is more famous for its Norman Cathedral, containing royal burials. More recently it has become known for its connections with both Harry & Beatrix Potter, with the Cathedral cloisters being used as the film location for Hogwarts School & the Tailor of Gloucester building being the inspiration for Beatrix Potter’s book. Also Gloucester is the most inland port in Britain & the Victorian Docks are a unique destination of warehouses, shops & cafes.
Ticket prices this year are £18 for ERA members (or £20 for non-members).
We only have 50 places available, so book early to avoid disappointment!
We leave from the Grange Road bustop on Church Road in Egham at 8.30am & expect to be back in Egham by 7.30pm.
To book a place please contact :Adrian SKELT on 01784 434593
Latest update from the SCC Transport Team on the timing of the Egham STP (Sustainable Transport Package - mainly cycleways on the A308) & the Runnymede Roundabout revamp, which indicates a delay in the process :
The Runnymede Roundabout tender process is somewhat more complex but it is hoped that works will commence during the summer of 2016, following completion of the A308 The Causeway works".
Information will now also be posted onto their Roadworks Alert site;
which you can sign up to.
Opportunity to win £100 in the Council Prize Draw
The Council is in the process of developing its Corporate Business Plan 2016-2020. We believe it is very important to seek the views of our residents in developing such a plan. To consult with our residents we have delivered a number of focus groups and we have also designed a questionnaire. I would like to advise you of the opportunity to potentially win £100 in our prize draw should you complete our questionnaire by 31 March 2016. I would also be very grateful if you could forward the opportunity to your members.
Stroude Carols 2015
Stroude Residents’ Association celebrated Christmas 2015 on December 13th, with some hearty carol singing around a Christmas tree, hot mulled wine, mince pies and a visit from Santa himself. Donations on the evening and proceeds from the summer event will make it possible for a donation in the region of £100 to be made to the Chiltern Air Ambulance. Grateful thanks to everyone who supported the event.
Planning is underway for a summer event to celebrate the 90th birthday of HM the Queen. The organising committee will welcome all offers of help or ideas to make this a splendid Stroude event. Current ideas are for this to be a Stroude lunch with donations of food rather like the organisation of the street party tea for the Diamond Jubilee. If anyone would like to be involved in the planning, please contact Molly (01344 844184) or Liz (01344 842839) for details of the next committee meeting. Committee meetings are informal and friendly.
Local care and support
There are times when people may need extra support to do every day things. This can be due to age, a health condition, disability or changing home circumstance. Or you may be a carer. There’s a huge choice of support and activities available in Runnymede provided by Runnymede Borough Council and many other organisations, community and faith groups, and local carer support groups. These include services such as community alarms and telecare, community meals, social centres and community transport, as well as a range of leisure and recreation activities.
For more information visit the Runnymede Borough Council website at www.runnymede.gov.uk or search for local care and support services by visiting Surrey Information Point at www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk. If you’d prefer to talk to someone, you could telephone (01932 846491) or visit the Hub Addlestone on Corrie Road and speak to someone who will help you understand the options in your area.
We now have a Facebook page too - take a look at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stroude-Residents-Association/1481648262105754
Traffic Speed in Stroude
To see the results of the speed measuring exercise carried out between 2nd and 8th March 2015, download the presentation slides here Results of speed measuring
If you see any large potholes in the roads that need repairing, please report them to Surrey County Council so that they can be put on the list of potholes that need to be fixed. You can report them at on the following webpage (copy and paste the address into your web browser).
Wildlife in Stroude
Click on the tab on the lefthand menu to see the results of the recent wildlife survey. See wildlife photo album too.