RA Borough Councillors and County Councillors are opposing the plans to extend the ULEZ to all London Boroughs. This would mean any vehicle travelling into Cheam, Sutton, Worcester Park, Kingston etc. may be liable for the proposed £2.50 per day. Chargeable every day of the year. Many residents in West Ewell, Ruxley, Auriol, Stoneleigh, Ewell Court and Nonsuch have their doctors' surgeries, shops, leisure facilities, schools, family just across the border. Those with postal addresses that fall under Sutton, not Epsom and Ewell would also be liable for the charge if their vehicles are non-compliant. This can be checked on the Tfl site.
Clearly this has implications for many people, not least small businesses and sole traders, who may have to upgrade their vans etc. at their own cost.
Whilst we realise that air quality in London is of the utmost importance surely the cost of implementing the camera network to cover every boundary of London could be better spent.
Views raised in Surrey, Kent, Essex and Hampshire are that this is both damaging and unworkable for the areas immediately adjoining the boundary..
Residents need to make their views known to Tfl before the consultatiion ends on 29 July 2022. You can also do this via this link https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/cleanair
Please do take part.
Councillor surgeries will resume from Tuesday 10 May 2022.
This is an opportunity for residents to meet with their councillor and a representative from Nonsuch RA to discuss and specific queries or general enquiries from those new to the area or anyone who wishes to find out more about the area and meet new residents.
The meetings will take place in The Hub, St Paul's church, Howell 10am -12 midday each 2nd Tuesday of the month
The next session will be July 12 2022.
The council are receiving a number of applications from telecommunication companies for 5g masts and accompanying cabinets which has led to a flood of objections from residents. However each application must be considered on its own merits although the council have limited power to object.
The Chairman David Triggs said that whilst accepting that the development of 5g technology is inevitable and desirable it was agreed to object to the proposed mast on Cheam Road adjacent to Cuddington Croft school, this was seconded by former mayor Brian Kibble and supported by all present.
Epsom and Ewell RA
John Beckett 2,699 (62% of votes)
Residents Associations took a fourth county council seat in Epsom and Ewell.
In Epsom Town and Downs, Steven McCormick took the seat with 1,436 votes ahead of the Conservatives.
Epsom West was held by the Conservatives.
Lisa Townsend was voted in as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey.
Next Resident's meeting Thursday June 30 2022 7.30pm at the Rugby Club Nonsuch Walk.
From 5 November visitors to Epsom community recycling centre will need to pre-book a slot. A booking system is being trialled to alleviate queues The trial is expected to last until the end of the year then feedback from residents will determine the effectiveness of the system.
Slots will be available up to two weeks in advance and you can book as many as you need.
Booking is available on line or by calling the Contact Centre on 03456 009 009.
Today we have launched the #Residents Against Surrey Single Unitary (#RASSU)
campaign and would ask that you sign the petition but also share this with
your own RA, Zone Reps as well as your own personal networks.
In July this year Surrey County Council announced its intention to abolish
the 11 Borough and District Councils, replacing them with a single council
representing Surrey's 1.2 million residents.
They have no mandate to do this. The establishment of a single unitary
council will erode democracy in Surrey. In response to this #Residents
Against Surrey Single Unitary (#RASSU) has been launched. You can find out
more information at: https://rassu.org.uk/
There is a new group started by Nonsuch Residents Association within the local “nextdoor” website in order to facilitate our communications arrangements - please go to: https://nextdoor.co.uk/g/gb1f77nav/ and apply - it is a private group for NRA members - existing and prospective.
The 470 bus route is going to be extended to Epsom Hospital. It will no longer be necessary to change buses in Epsom in order to get to the hospital. However, the construction work which will take place on the hospital site means that the timing of the extended route will be delayed.
This was successfully lobbied on behalf of our Nonsuch residents.