Our borough is an attractive and interesting place to work with several town centres, good places to live, plenty of history and easy travel links to London and Reading.
Runnymede in based in the northwest of leafy Surrey and is famous as the place where King John and the Barons sealed the Magna Carta in 1215.
In the 21st century, Runnymede is an important centre for business and has several national and international companies within its boundaries, making it one of the more significant locations for commerce and employment in Surrey.
We place great importance on facilitating economic prosperity as well as providing a good quality of life for the public living in the Borough.
Runnymede's excellent communications, by road and rail, make it an ideal area in which to live, close to unspoilt country and river scenery and yet within an hour of central London. Rail routes link all parts of the Borough with Waterloo while the M25 and M3 motorways provide easy access to all parts of the country.
The Borough has a population of over 80,000 and covers 30 square miles in north Surrey.
Within our boundaries are a number of distinct town and village communities. In the north, there is Englefield Green, Thorpe, with its famous theme park, and Egham, which includes historic Runnymede and is home to Royal Holloway, University of London.
To the west, is an extensively wooded area embracing the village of Virginia Water and the famous Wentworth Golf Course. Further south located on the Thames is Chertsey, a historic town whose history, through its former abbey, goes back to Saxon times. Chertsey merges into the newer town of Addlestone. Also, in this southern part of the Borough, are the more modern residential villages of New Haw, Woodham and Ottershaw.
The Borough has a long north-eastern boundary formed by the Rivers Thames and Wey, across which are the towns of Staines and Weybridge. In the north-west, the Borough boundary cuts across the wooded areas of Windsor Great Park, whilst on the west the boundary reaches along the edge of Chobham Common. In the south, the Borough extends almost to Woking.