Give your views on the London Pipeline project at Chobham & Frimley events

Perhaps you too received a leaflet, by post, on the Esso London Pipeline Corridor Consultation.

Below is the centre page of the leaflet, and on the other page is a list of the public exhibition venues. These exhibitions offer the opportunity to meet members of the Pipeline Project team, to whom you can ask questions. If you’re keen to offer your views you can do it at two local venues, or online. The consultation ends on Monday 30th April 2018.

The local venues are,

  • Friday, 6th April, 14.00 to 20.00 at Chobham Village Hall, Station Rd Chobham GU24 8AQ
  • Tuesday, 10th April, 14.00 to 20.00 at Lakeside Country Club, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green GU16 6PT

Esso consults on replacement of its underground fuel pipeline

Walkers over local heathland won’t fail to have noticed the pipeline markers that identify the route of Esso’s pipeline that takes jet fuel from the Esso Hawley Refinery in Southampton to the West London Storage Terminal near Heathrow.

Here’s what they look like, and are described, in my earlier blog post,

Esso are consulting on the best route to take in their project to replace the pipeline. See HERE for their proposals, including an interactive map of the alternative corridor options.  If you like maps, as many do, then you’ll find the interactive map offers much information.

Over the past few years there’s been investigations on the state of the pipeline, which I reported HERE, and can be seen in this photo of the uncovered pipeline adjacent to the junction of Old Bisley Road and the Maultway. [click on image to expand]

Reminder: Heathrow expansion consultation in West End, Sat 10th March

In January I reported on the round of public consultation events on the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport.

Here’s a reminder that the public consultation ends on 28th March, and that a consultation event is being held in West End on Saturday 10th March, at Tringham Hall, Benner Lane, West End, GU24 9JP, from 10.0 am to 4.0 pm. Click on image to expand.


West End only Surrey Heath location for Heathrow consultation events

Delivered, yesterday, by our ‘postie’, is Heathrow’s leaflet on the upcoming Public Consultations on it’s preferred expansion scheme for airport capacity in the South East.

The website on the consultation will be live from tommorrow morning – bet you can’t wait to visit.

Of the forty locations for consultation events, just one is in Surrey Heath, and that’ll be at Tringham Hall, Benner Lane, West End, GU24 9JP, on Saturday March 10th, between 10am to 4.0pm.

Here’s the middle pages of the Heathrow Consultation leaflet, [Click on images to expand].

Woodlands Lane bridge in Windlesham now open

Windlesham has a super new bridge in Woodlands Lane over the M3. It should, hopefully, reduce the traffic through the centre of Windlesham.

I used the bridge today to travel to Sunningdale and was impressed by the shiny newness of the bridge. Sad chap that I am, I stopped to take these three photos of the bridge.


Peeking into a Virgin Media broadband distribution box

Residents will know of the works to install Virgin media optical fibre superfast broadband connections to homes in Lightwater. I dare say, almost everyone has experienced some dislocation, some more than others. Some home owners are waiting for remedial work as the installation has been of variable quality.

Never mind, it’s the promise is 300 Mbps connection to the internet that attracts, which is quite an increase on our average speed of 17 Mbps.

We’ve all seen the grey boxes being installed in our streets. I peeked inside some as they were being installed and saw green piping – not very exciting.

Yesterday I stopped by a grey box that had an engineer working on it. Here’s the photo I took. Pleasingly the fibre optic cable was being attached to house connection points. The upshot is that the Virgin Media service will soon become available. Haven’t yet looked at the Virgin packages, will do when the service is operational. [click on images to expand]

Camberley High Street revitalisation funding approved

Surrey Heath Borough Council is very pleased to announce that it has secured funding from Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to improve the High Street and public spaces in Camberley Town Centre.

SHBC has been awarded a £3.5 million grant from Enterprise M3’s Local Growth Fund. The LEP supports economic growth of areas in the M3 corridor – stretching from Staines-upon-Thames to the New Forest, covering mid to North Hampshire, as well as South and West Surrey.  SHBC will add funds of £900k, so the total budget for the project is £4.4 million.

The scheme is an integral part of the strategy to develop Camberley as a major commercial centre.    It is estimated that the improvements could lead to an increase in the number of people coming into the town centre by 20% over a 10 year period. Other potential economic benefits expected to be generated by the scheme include more 100 jobs, with a total value of over £14m.

In addition to substantial structural improvement to The High Street, which will include widening the pavements, improving road and pavement surfaces; the project will also incorporate installation of public art and improved public seating and walkways in Knoll Walk and Princess Way.

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