Monthly Archives: May 2015

Hospital roadworks delay described as ‘bureaucracy gone mad’

May 31, 2015
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A catalogue of errors which caused an eight-week delay to roadworks outside Frimley Park Hospital has been described as ‘bureaucracy gone mad’. In a memo, seen by Get Surrey this week, Surrey County Council’s (SCC) highways team apologised to councillors in Surrey Heath after cones and fencing were set up along the A325 Portsmouth Road…

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Epsom and St Helier Trust having ‘tough challenge’ meeting national waiting times

May 31, 2015
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Epsom and St Helier Trust has admitted to having a ‘tough challenge’ in meeting the national target for treatment waiting times. In February, one in six patients admitted for treatment at the trust waited longer than the target of 18 weeks, with 84.1% of patients treated, missing the 90% national target. From December until March…

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Crash on A31 Farnham Road causes delays

May 31, 2015
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Crash on A31 Farnham Road causes delays

An accident on the A31 Farnham Road Westbound at its crossing with the A3 near Guildford caused queueing traffic on Sunday afternoon (May 31). A car was left in a wrecked state following the crash and debris could be seen on the road. A31 accident The accident caused queueing traffic and the road was just…

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Family fundraising to adapt home to meet needs of disabled son

May 31, 2015
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When Maximilian Chai was born at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in October 2012, his parents immediately knew something was not right. Their son had trouble breathing, was barely able to move his arms and was not able to feed. Transferred between the Royal Surrey, Southampton General Hospital, St George’s in Tooting and Great Ormond…

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Family raising money to adapt home to meet needs of disabled son

May 31, 2015
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When Maximilian Chai was born at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in October 2012, his parents immediately knew something was not right. Their son had trouble breathing, was barely able to move his arms and was not able to feed. Transferred between the Royal Surrey, Southampton General Hospital, St George’s in Tooting and Great Ormond…

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Man in straw hat robs Reigate bank with suspected firearm

May 31, 2015
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A man wearing a straw hat robbed a bank in Reigate on Friday (May 29) with a suspected firearm. Officers were called to Lloyds Bank in High Street at around 4.45pm following reports of an armed robbery. Armed officers were in the area as the man showed what appeared to be a fireman before making…

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Egham Hill roadworks delayed by 33 weeks dubbed a ‘shambles’

May 31, 2015
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Roadworks on Egham Hill and St Jude’s Road, which have overrun by more than 33 weeks, have been dubbed a ‘shambles’, affecting business and traffic. The works, aimed at widening the junction and improving the carriageway with new signalling and resurfacing, were due to be completed on May 29. However, remaining work, including improvements to…

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Egham Hill roadworks dubbed a ‘shambles’ after being 33 weeks late

May 31, 2015
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Roadworks on Egham Hill and St Jude’s Road, which have overrun by more than 33 weeks, have been dubbed a ‘shambles’, affecting business and traffic. The works, aimed at widening the junction and improving the carriageway with new signalling and resurfacing, were due to be completed on May 29. However, remaining work, including improvements to…

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Horsell resident successfully blocks diversion of footpath route

May 30, 2015
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A single resident has blocked the diversion of a Horsell footpath which was part of a council-backed landscaping exercise. The Planning Inspectorate has refused to allow the path to be diverted, delaying the proposed landscaping work at Queen Elizabeth Gardens by a year following the objection of nearby resident David Ackroyd. That work is part…

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Future of Langley Records hangs in the balance as application is delayed

May 30, 2015
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The future of Langley Records as an independent vinyl store remains in the balance amid planning meeting delays and ongoing legal costs running to more than £35,000. Situated in Walton Road, West Molesey, Langley Records, and its 79-year-old owner Geoff Langley, has served music lovers at its present home since 1972. In March, neighbour and…

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Proposal to redevelop Cranleigh primary school approved by council

May 30, 2015
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Surrey County Council has approved proposals to redevelop Cranleigh Primary School due to its ‘obligation’ to provide sufficient, quality school places. At a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, councillors resolved that, subject to the agreement of detailed financial information for the rebuilding of the school, the business case for the application should be approved. The proposal…

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Luxury cruise up for grabs in Epsom Derby best dressed ladies competition

May 30, 2015
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The Investec Derby is one of the highlights of the British summer sporting and social calendar and race-goers never fail to impress with a range of fashion on display. A competition to find the best dressed woman returns on Ladies Day, June 5, with the top prize of a Royal Caribbean Cruise for two. Radio…

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Royal Surrey’s multi-storey car park could cost £7 million

May 30, 2015
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The Royal Surrey County Hospital is conducting a study to determine whether a multi-storey car park would be an option for the site, despite previously ruling out the idea. The car park is being considered as a possibility and would create 500 spaces for visitors at an estimated cost of up to £7 million. The…

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Chace O’Neill commits to Staines Town’s Ryman challenge

May 30, 2015
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Chace O’Neill can’t wait for the challenge of helping Staines Town in their Ryman Premier promotion quest. The classy midfielder has agreed to put pen to paper and hopes to sign his new contract at Wheatsheaf Park within the next week after ironing out one or two points with boss Nicky Forster. “I hope we…

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Horses left terrified after joyriders cause destruction in Warlingham field

May 30, 2015
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Mindless joyriders left horses terrified after they stole a Land Rover, smashed it through a fence, and chased the animals around a field in Warlingham. The brazen yobs then set fire to the car before escaping, leaving the horses distressed with cuts and bruises to their legs. To add insult to injury, the horses were…

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Surrey Police supporting organisers of Magna Carta 800th anniversary event

May 30, 2015
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In preparation for the official 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Surrey Police has partnered with organisers, to ensure the official anniversary event runs smoothly. Surrey Police will be present on Monday June 15 at Runnymede Pleasure Grounds in Egham where members of the Royal family will be attending. The event is being organised by Surrey…

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Console Corner: Project CARS review

May 30, 2015
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Console Corner: Project CARS review

Project CARS is a racing simulator worthy of next gen Project CARS is a worthy next gen racing sim Named in homage to its community funded roots Features sandbox approach to racing Boasts 74 cars and 110 course in 30 unique locations At last a truly next gen racer to call our own. Sound the…

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Police appeal to find missing 52-year-old Chertsey man

May 30, 2015
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A 52-year-old man from Chertsey who was last seen on Thursday (May 28) has gone missing. Stephen Field was last seen going to bed at his home at 8pm on Thursday (May 28) and did not turn up for work on Friday (May 29). He is also believed not to have his phone on him.…

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Former councillor’s ‘elected mayor’ petition sent to Guildford Borough Council

May 30, 2015
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A petition, thought to be the one launched by a former councillor due to be sentenced on fraud offences, calling for an elected mayor, has been sent to Guildford Borough Council Monika Juneja, who earlier this month pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery, one of obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception, and one of…

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What’s on for Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 30, 2015
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What’s on for Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015

What’s on around the area this weekend SATURDAY EVENTS CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 10am-8pm. Living with dementia festival. Organised by the Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership. Events include craft workshops, interactive history sessions and a tea dance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit cft.org.uk/dementiafestival or contact the box office on 01243…

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