Flood recovery advice
There are no longer any flood warnings in place in Runnymede, but there are flood alerts. Residents are reminded to stay vigilant, with advice available on our flood recovery page and up to date information on the flood warning pages on the Environment Agency website.
The National Flood Forun will be providing a drop-in sessions and will be available at the Runnymede Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone 9.30am to 12.30pm on the following days:
- Friday 11 April 2014
- Friday 25 April 2014
- Friday 2 May 2014
The National Flood Forum also provide a telephone helpline for all flood related enquires including insurance. You can contact them on 01299 403 055 or visit their website
Repair and Renew Grant
Did you know you can apply to Surrey County Council for up to £5000 to better protect your home against flooding? The Repair and Renew Grant is a national scheme now available to those whose home or business premises were internally damaged by flooding between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014.
The grant can only be spent on new measure that would minimise the impact of a future flood on your property. This is not a grant which can be used to replace items like carpets, curtains or furniture and it is recommended that you seek professional advice on which measure(s) may best protect your property.
The grant is being administered by Surrey County Council and to find out more and to start your application go to Surrey County Council's website directly or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call their contact centre on 0300 200 1003.
Garden waste payments - online
Please visit our payments page to pay for your garden waste online. Alternatively please contact us on 01932 425959 and our dedicated team will take your payment over the phone, or will advise you of alternate ways to pay.
Revised DERA north hybrid application
APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BY PLANNING COMMITTEE ON 2 APRIL 2014 – see DERA webpage and/or What’s on page for the committee agenda papers.
The combined local Borough and European elections - Thursday 22 May 2014
Please see our elections website for more information.
Bank holiday rubbish and recycling collections
Don’t forget we will be collecting rubbish, recycling and food waste as normal over the bank holiday period, so please put your bins out on your normal collection day.
Register now for the P&G Surrey Youth Games 2014!
Free sports coaching for 7 to 16 year olds from April to June 2014. Please see the P&G SYG leaflet for details. To take part please complete and return the registration form by Monday 14 April 2014.
Independent masterplans published for Chertsey and Egham Town Centres
Two independent masterplans showing potential opportunities to develop and improve Chertsey and Egham Town Centres have been produced by independent consultants GVA, in association with Allies & Morrison Urban Practitioners and MVA. See Chertsey and Egham Town Centres webpage for more information.
Changes to Business Rates from 1 April 2014
In its Autumn Statement, the Government announced some changes to Business Rates which will come into effect from 1 April 2014. For more information, read the changes to Business Rates leaflet.
Council Tax – Changes to properties with annexes
From 1 April 2014, a new Council Tax discount of 50% is being introduced for family annexes.
If you currently have an annexe which is lived in by a family member you can receive a 50% discount on the annexe from 1 April 2014. In order to qualify for the discount, the annexe must be either used by the resident(s) of the main property or occupied by a family member. If a non family member occupies the annexe the discount will not apply.
Some annexes are already exempt from Council Tax and these will not be affected by the new discount and will continue to be exempt. If you think you may qualify for the discount please contact the Council Tax section on 01932 425400.
Planning Policy latest news
The Council submitted the Local Plan Core Strategy (LPCS) to the Secretary of State on 20 January 2014 for consideration. More information on the LPCS and the Examination process can be found on the Council’s New Local Plan Examination webpage.