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  • Hundred-strong ‘Busgate’ protest forces rethink on traffic schemes

    Hundred-strong ‘Busgate’ protest forces rethink on traffic schemes1

    A chorus of Save our Streets could be heard outside Glenmore House last night (Tuesday) before a hundred people, some with placards, crammed into the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee to voice their concerns about a number of traffic schemes proposed for the Ellerton Road area. “We just wanted our voices to be heard,” said Ellerton Road

  • Busgate – which traffic scheme will Surbiton councillors choose?

    Busgate – which traffic scheme will Surbiton councillors choose?0

    Forget Partygate – it’s Busgate which has got residents of Ellerton, Cotterill and Douglas Roads – among others –  up in arms. Installing a bus gate in Thornhill Road and blocking off Dennan Road at the junction of Cotterill Road is one of the options the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee will be considering tomorrow night (Tuesday,

  • Traffic barrier gets the heave-ho

    Traffic barrier gets the heave-ho0

    The new traffic barrier in Tolworth Road is to be axed if Surbiton councillors get their way. In a stunning move last night (Tues), after an impressive presentation by a group of local residents about the knock-on effect of the road closure on neighbouring streets – especially Thornhill Road which had borne the brunt of

  • Roads become Advent calendars

    Roads become Advent calendars0

    Westfield Road in Surbiton is being turned into a picturesque Advent calendar. Each day leading up to Christmas Day itself a new window of a home is decorated in the river road (first two pics). “We have got 24 volunteers from the road to dress up their windows in the form of an eye-catching advent

  • 100 words to sum up Covid-19

    100 words to sum up Covid-190

    Surbitonians were invited to sum up their coronavirus thoughts and experiences in 100 words, with the resulting scrapbook of entries being turned into an online flipbook by the web team at the cornerHOUSE arts centre in Douglas Road, Tolworth. This submission was written by Simon Hancock, summing up the contradiction of between being able to

  • Online art show for under 18s

    Online art show for under 18s0

    The cornerHOUSE arts centre in Surbiton is curating an online summer art exhibition in July for anyone under the age of 18, whether they be toddler, child or teenager. “Encourage young people you know to get creative and send in a digital picture,” said exhibition organiser Nicky Newberry. “It could be anything from rainbows to

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