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LATEST EGHAM RESIDENT'S ASSOCIATION UPDATES!
CORRECT AS OF 22rd SEPTEMBER 2020


UNITARY AUTHORITY - APPEARS TO BE ABANDONED !


The scheme to scrap Runnymede Borough Council and replace it with a unitary,
all-purpose council covering all or a large part of Surrey appears to have been abandoned.


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SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL UNITARY PROPOSALS!


Independent borough and district councillors in Surrey, including the three Egham Town councillors,
have challenged the case for the establishment of a unitary, all purpose council for the whole of the county.
This would involve the abolition of Runnymede Borough Council.


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ROYAL HOLLOWAY COLLEGE - CORONAVIRUS SAFE-GUARDING ADVICE !


ERA has received information from Royal Holloway College
about the coronavirus safeguarding advice it is giving to students at the start of the new term.

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A SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSAL - TAKE AWAY NECESSARY PARKING !


Surrey CC have put forward a proposal.
They propose to remove parking from the T junction at Hummer Road, and replace this area with wider paving.
This has come about agianst the COVID-19 Background.
The idea of the scheme is to make walking, passing and waiting on this stretch of pavement safer. But it would involve the loss of car parking spaces, and local traders fear it would cause a further loss of business.


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UNITARY COUNCILS!

WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW THEY MIGHT AFFECT ALL RESIDENTS


A unitary council provides all the local government services for an area.
So a unitary council covering Egham would provide all the services currently supplied by Runnymede Borough Council -
including housing, planning, refuse collection and leisure facilities - plus those supplied by Surrey County Council - including education and social services.

Buckinghamshire has just switched to a unitary system, and now has just one council covering the whole county. Berkshire also went unitary several years ago, but on a different model. It has six unitary councils, including Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, and Bracknell Forest.


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SHOP OPENING TIMES IN EGHAM


ERA committee members have been visiting the shops and businesses in Egham High Street
to find out their opening hours from June 15th.
We aim to keep this regularly updated as more shops and businesses re-open or change their hours.
The link below will give you all the details - although in these unprecedented times details could still vary.


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URGENT REQUEST FOR PPE, FROM SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL!


Following the government announcement on (17 April 2020) that there is now an
extreme shortage of PPE, Surrey County Council is urgently appealing for volunteers to help supply items for Surrey's frontline workers. Anyone willing to voulunteer help in making PPE, should email the address below:

Here is the email link: Click Here To Send Email

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ERA IN THE COVID-19 CRISIS!


ERA began talking a few weeks back with Egham/Hythe/Englefield Green Mutual Aid about Covid-19 support in the town
Since then Mutual Aid in Egham has established itself as a very effective support network and many ERA members are either volunteers or using their services. They are working closely with Runnymede Borough Council. Please see their details for anyone wishing to volunteer or request help.

To volunteer call Laura on 07950 933516.

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FOR PATIENTS OF THE RUNNYMEDE MEDICAL PRACTICE!


New regulations have come into effect for patients
Please click on the link below to see the new Practice Regulations during the Covid-19 Pandemic.


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MILLMANS PHARMACY UP FOR SALE!


It has come to the attention of ERA and a number of Egham residents that the Runnymede Muslim Society has launched an appeal for funds to purchase the Millman pharmacy premises
in the High Street with a view to using the building as a mosque..


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PANCAKE RACE RESULTS!


The Annual Pancake Race is organised by the Egham Town Team, and a number of teams run for the Shield.
The Egham Town Team is made up of members of the Egham Chamber of Commerce and the Egham Resident's Association.
There are also members attending from both the Churches in Egham, The United Church of Egham and St Johns Church of England, and the Egham Museum.


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CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS!


We have received a nuber of enquiries from members of the local community about the actions that The Royal Holloway University are taking in relation to the outbreak of coronavirus.
This is due to there being a large population of Chinese Students, studying at the University.

The Royal Holloway University are closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus and following the advice from Public Health England and the NHS. At this time, Public Health England has confirmed that there are two case of coronavirus in England. There are no other confirmed cases in the UK and as such all activity at Royal Holloway continues as normal.

The Univeristy have a coronavirus updates page on their website which will be updated if and when further advice is issued by Public Health England.


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HEATHROW LAYS OUT TIME LINE FOR EXPANSION PLANS!


Heathrow's plans for a third runway are still aiming for a 2028/29 opening as the airport announces an eight-week consultation to run this summer. Heathrow Airport bosses have reiterated their intention to open the London hub's third runway before the end of the decade.

An expansion at Heathrow was approved by the UK Government as the preferred option to increase the UK's air capacity in 2015. Last month, the airport announced its plans to submit a planning application by the end of the year with a view to opening the third runway in 2028 or 2029.

Now an eight-week consultation has been scheduled for this summer to allow local communities to review the expansion proposal and offer feedback. The latest consultation comes as a result of a decision by the Civil Aviation Authority to cap early spending on the project, which led to a "refreshed modelling of key aspects of the plan". According to the latest timeline the consultation will run from April through to June, with a planning application set to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate towards the end of the year. If the plan is approved by the Secretary of State, the runway will aim to be operational by late 2029 at the latest.


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About The Egham Residents' Association

In the early 1980s Runnymede Borough Council proposed to build houses on Manorcroft Playing Field between Egham railway station and Manorcrofts School. Egham residents reacted against the possible loss of this well-used amenity by forming the Manorcroft Field Protection Group. This group became the Egham Residents Association in 1983, when it was agreed that its remit should be widened to work on behalf of all residents in the Egham Town ward.

We support three Runnymede Borough Independent Residents’ Group Councillors that represent Egham Town ward;


We actively seek to protect our local environment (gravel raising, waste management and transport issues e.g. M25, Heathrow expansion, Runnymede roundabout etc);


We keep a watching brief on Egham planning applications & issues (including the impact of the implementation of the RHUL 2013 Masterplan expansion);


We organise public meetings and speakers on issues affecting Egham;


We work on committees to enhance our town (we were prime movers in town centre pedestrianisation in the 1990s (& countering 2015 attempts to remove it)), a contributor to the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary celebrations in 2015 & are currently working with RBC on the Egham Gateway development following the opening of the Waitrose/Travelodge complex);


We support local groups and charities (via an annual Community Fair, Barn Dance and carol singing);


We produce 4 newsletters each year & regular e-mail alerts on urgent issues that arise between newsletters ...


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Egham Residence Association - Prime Contact!

ERA secretary, Mr Adrian Skelt.

Telephone Number: 07956 875329

Email: adrianskelt@eghamresidentsassociation.co.uk