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NEW LIGHTS FOR EGHAM TOWN HIGHSTREET.

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The Egham Town Team - which brings the ERA, the Egham Chamber of Commerce and other local organisations together to promote the town centre - has brought about a much better display of Christmas lights in the High Street this year. Thanks are due to Places for People, the Chamber of Commerce and ERA itself for sponsoring the lights. They have been purchased, rather than rented. And the lights on the Tesco tree will be left in place (but switched off) throughout the year. So there should be money next year to extend the lights along the High St.

The lights will be officially switched on by the Mayor on December 8 (the day of the Christmas fair). But they have been in operation (apart from a blip affecting the tree lights) since mid-November.

They come on at 3.30pm and go of at 12.15am. They will be switched off on January 5..

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GATEWAY WEST (BETTER KNOWN LOCALLY AS STATION ROAD NORTH).

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The ERA has formally responded to the latest development proposals for 'Gateway West' (better known locally as Station Road North). The association has welcomed the fact that so much energy and thought is being devoted to the regeneration of Egham's town centre at a time when many High Streets are struggling. It also supports the proposed retention of retail units and the inclusion in the scheme of a cinema. But it has also voiced serious misgivings about certain features of the scheme - especially with regard to the height and design of some of the proposed buildings.

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IVAN FEAR'S FUNERAL PROCESSION.

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IVAN FEAR was a well known local steam enthusiast and had many friends and acquaintances in Egham. Heather Knight is his daughter and we sought permission to display a video of his funeral procession, which was held on Thursday 8th November 2018.

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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.



In this regard:

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); and


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

Click here to view and download the ERA Constitution