The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have decided to impose a weight restriction on Chobham road Rail Bridge of 7.5 tonnes. This will have a significant effect on the safety of residents in Windlesham and Chobham and increase the number of heavy goods vehicles using Windlesham and Chobham, diverting away from Chobham Road.This change would not have happened if Windlesham and Chobham had been in the Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and not in Surrey.
We call on SCC to urgently complete a strategic review of the impacts this decision will have on both Windlesham and Chobham, particularly the safety and health of residents and to agree what measures are necessary to protect residents and motorists.
This issue does not just effect residents of Windlesham & Chobham but the knock on effects could have an impact upon neighbouring villages such as West End, Bisley, Bagshot and Lightwater so Mike is urging residents from across Surrey Heath to sign the ePetition which takes just a few moments.
Paul Deach recorded this podcast with Mike who explained why he has decided to create the ePetition.
Community Spirit is alive and well in Surrey but one of the things I hear over and over again by people involved with community groups, charities and voluntary organisations is that they sometimes struggle to raise their profile in the community.
It was really these groups in our community which was the inspiration behind the Residents Network when it was originally set up.
Local media expert and professional broadcaster Sean Usher has joined the Surrey Residents Network to help any community group, charity or voluntary organisation in the Surrey area raise their profiles and he will be doing this with a regular internet show called #CommunitySpiritSurrey
The best way to find out about the show and how you can take part is to watch the video below. Please share it with anyone you think might be looking to shine some light on their work in the community.