About the borough
The Borough has a population of over 87,000 and covers 30 square miles in north Surrey. It covers 7,804 hectares, of which around 6,000 is green belt land.
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.
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, an historic town whose history, through its former abbey, goes back to Saxon times.
Chertsey merges into the newer town of Addlestone which is home to the AddlestoneOne shopping centre and has a proud history in the aviation sector.
Also, in this southern part of the Borough there are 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.
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