SWT supports step free access for Stoneleigh Station Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 October 2014 19:58

Our campaign to make Stoneleigh station step free has got off to a flying start, with Councillor Mike Teasdale receiving a positive letter from South West Trains following his call on them to improve accessibility. The letter is reproduced below.

South West Trains
Floor 6, Friars Bridge Court
41-45 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NZ

26th September 2014

Dear Cllr Teasdale

Thank you very much for your letter dated 29th August 2014 outlining Stoneleigh & Auriol Residents’ Association’s aspirations for Stoneleigh station to be made step free.

As you mentioned in your letter, the Department for Transport does have an Access for All fund which train operating companies can bid for in each five year period. The successful recipients of these funds were announced in May this year and South West Trains and the Network Rail Alliance (the Alliance) have been allocated funds to improve the access at five stations on their network - Walton on Thames, Godalming, Whitton, Virginia Water and Barnes.

Stoneleigh station was not put forward due to its close proximity to Worcester Park station which was recently completed and now fully accessible, however the Alliance do understand the access issues which are currently experienced at Stoneleigh and we would be very interested to meet with you at the station to discuss this further and outline the process for adapting this station.

I will contact you in the next couple of days to arrange a meeting at the station.

Yours sincerely

Richard Kempton
Stakeholder Support Manager
(South West Trains and Network Rail)

Councillors Mike Teasdale and Christine Long are drawing up plans to take the campaign to make Stoneleigh Station step free forward. Further details will be announced soon on how you can get involved and show your support.

Flower beds to be proud of Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 22:27

Come and join your local councillors and Stoneleigh and Auriol Residents’ Association volunteers on Saturday 18 October from 2-4pm to clear the flower beds in Stoneleigh Broadway. Meet oustide Stoneleigh Library.

Meet Your Local Councillors

Your local councillors are holding surgeries in the Stoneleigh Library Community Room from 3-4pm on
Saturdays 18 October, 22 November and 20 December.

This is the perfect opportunity to meet your councillors face-to-face if there is any local issue that you would like to raise with them. There is no need to book: just turn up.

If you would prefer to talk to one of your councillors at another time, please contact them by telephone or e-mail.

Shadbolt Park's Big Day Out Print E-mail
Written by Cuddington Residents' Association   

Shadbolt Park's Big Day OutSaturday 28 June 2014

For many years St. Mary's Church has organized a successful and popular annual FUN DAY at Shadbolt Park, to raise funds for the Church. Having reviewed the resources required for such a big venture the Church Community decided to focus on fundraising events in their own grounds. This has been very successful for them over the last few years and we encourage you to continue to support their programme of events.

Over the last 70 years a community fair in Shadbolt Park has been a key feature in the summer calendar. Following many requests the Cuddington Residents' Association has agreed to fill the void with the SHADBOLT PARK'S BIG DAY OUT.

This event will take place at Shadbolt Park and Paddock on Saturday 28th June, 2014 between 12 noon and 4pm and will be opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Epsom and Ewell, our very own Robert and Rosemary Foote.

In the Paddock there will be a main arena surrounded by stalls where our much loved dog competition, along with other entertainment and participative sports will take place. In the gated Shadbolt Park the extremely talented Epsom and Ewell Silver band will entertain throughout the afternoon where families can bring a chair or rug and enjoy a picnic. We will be remembering the start of the First World War and those attending can dress in the style of 1914.There will be prizes for the most authentic costumes worn. We also hope to present a memorial from the Community. The Friends of Shadbolt Park will be delighted to show you the magnificent Daylily Garden that is open for a limited period in the summer.

Invitations have been extended to all the emergency services, services and other organisations, businesses and charities that make Cuddington a great place to live and work. There will be lots of food, drink, ice creams, candy floss, chocolate fountains and all the other funs of the fair. So why not support this local event and meet your neighbours?

Funds raised will go to the participating Charities and organizations and will also provide an ongoing fund to ensure the annual event can continue in the future. To get involved, hire a stall, join the committee please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Surrey Tories Send Councillors' Pay Through £1.5m Mark Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:23


The Residents’ Association and Independent Group of Surrey County Council has voted against huge increases in councillors’ pay.

However, the measures, which add more than £200,000 to the current £1.3 million bill for councillors’ pay, were pushed through by the Conservative majority at County Hall on Tuesday (May 6).

In a highly charged council meeting, the Conservatives tabled their proposals without prior notice and without any indication of the total cost. Residents’ Association and Independent Group councillors described this as ‘neither open nor transparent and not something our residents would support’.

The new scheme will see the leader’s pay rocket from £27,000 to £43,000 while his deputy will see his payment rise from £19,500 to £31,250. Both will also pick up the basic allowance which is paid to all 81 councillors. Following a vote, the basic pay also increased from £11,791 to £12,418. This means the Leader of the Council now earns £55,418.

Cabinet Associates – posts for Tory councillors supporting those already within the decision-making Cabinet – also had their pay awards announced this week. The Conservatives agreed the four posts were each worth £12,500 a year.

The Tories had intended for increases to be backdated to May 2013 but were told this was not legal. However, they found a route around this by going for a one-off payment in the current year.

After the meeting, several Residents’ Association and Independent Group members hit out at the new costs being placed on the taxpayers.

Waverley Road improvements Print E-mail
Sunday, 09 March 2014 20:41

Road worker with stop signThe entire length Waverley Road, Stoneleigh, is being resurfaced, starting on Monday 10 March. Residents of Waverley Road have received letters from Surrey County Council Highways.

Your County Cllr John Beckett has used a large proportion of his personal allowance for 2014/15 to get this work undertaken as it is a main thorough fare for the three education facilities in the road and is heavily used by local residents.

The work should last for approximately 5 days and the road will be closed for thorough traffic from 8am to 4.30pm: diversions will be in place during this time. Residents will still have access during these times unless the section of their road outside their house is being worked on.

Cllr John Beckett has spoken with the three education facilities to ensure they communicate this work and the implications to both their staff and to parents.

Surrey Highways have applied for the relevant traffic orders and will be adopting a zero tolerance to parked cars during the hours of work. Cars will be removed and towed away and fines imposed. The reason for this is that several other roads that have recently had the same work undertaken now look like a patch work quilt. More seriously, every break in the road surface increases the chances of weather entering the road surface and causing damage later on.

Once this work is complete the recently approved parking restrictions will be introduced.
If you have any queries than please contact Surrey Highways on 0300 200 1003 or www.surreycc.gov.uk/highways.


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