Littleton Lane - 2020 restoration campaign

LRA members have made it clear that traffic passing through Laleham, particularly HGV traffic, is a serious problem. There was an overwhelming feeling at our AGM last June that this is your number one worry and should be our number one concern.

Despite successfully petitioning for a traffic survey from Surrey County Council (SCC) in July 2016 we have had little success trying to make them respond to the results by reducing speed limits or introducing diversions or weight limits. We have, therefore, spent the last few months examining the source of the HGVs which travel through our village - and our investigations have produced some information of great concern.

Many of you are aware of the industrial estate which has developed on the gravel processing site at Littleton Lane. This industrial estate is a major source of HGV traffic in the area, cement trucks, skips and the like.

Initially we were pleased to discover that current planning conditions require the entire site to be shut down and fully restored to Green Belt by 2020. However, there is now an opinion at Surrey County Council that the industrial site has been allowed to operate for so long, it may be impossible to close it down - ever.

Thus an area of Green Belt, which was permitted to be worked on for the very special circumstance of gravel extraction, may have been mismanaged in such a way that it has developed into a permanent industrial estate.

In light of this worrying discovery, we have joined with Shepperton Residents Association and Charlton Village Residents Association and send a joint letter to our MP Kwasi Kwarteng. This is attached below.

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LALEHAM 2017 PANTO BOX OFFICE OPENS TO MEMBERS ON FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER

In 2013 they raised the roof and then made a big hole in the floor with “Jack and the Upside Down Stalk”.

In 2014 they upset Paul Daniels but delighted Debbie McGee with “Dick and his Magic Cat”

In 2015 they excited animal crackers everywhere with “Aladdin and his Talking Monkey”

And in 2016 they shone an uncomfortable light on just a few of the ugly sisters of Laleham with “Cinderella through the Magic Mirror”

THIS YEAR – Prepare to be amazed by the Laleham Players latest / greatest production…

”Sleeping Beauty and the Cavalier Cook”

This will be the cream of your Christmas calendar - but space is at a premium in our tiny-weeny village hall, so if you don’t want to miss out, you need to order your tickets NOW!

Performances on Wednesday 6th Dec 7:30pm / Thurs 7th Dec 7:30pm / Fri 8th Dec 7:30pm / and Sat 9th Dec when we have two matinees. An early Matinee at 2pm and a late matinee at 6:30.

Posters will be out soon. In the meantime contact the box office on Donnicabab@hotmail.com or leave a message on 07545 131448

   
  Laleham Post Office Opens 18th August 2017!
YAY for Raj and Kavita who have re-opened the Post office in Laleham after 17 years with no stamps!

Best One Newsagent 14 Shepperton Road, Staines upon Thames, TW18 1SD

Customers will be able to carry out a wide range of Post Office transactions alongside retail purchases. The new Post Office will offer long opening hours and all served with a smile!

 
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