Heathrow’s shareholders have confirmed plans to invest an additional £650 million into the Airport

Heathrow’s shareholders have confirmed plans to invest an additional £650 million into the Airport over the course of 2019,including enabling works for T2 expansion, and planning for the proposed new southern access tunnel. The planned investment will, say Heathrow, further boost passenger experience at the UK’s hub airport and improve operational resilience. Initial plans for […]

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April 4, 2017

South West Trains announce plans – Class 707 units for services between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside

In September 2014 South West Trains announced plans to procure a total of 30 five-car trains as a means of expanding the fleet used to operate services out of London Waterloo. The Class 707 is an electric multiple unit being built by Siemens for South West Trains. A total of 150 vehicles will be built, […]

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February 24, 2017

New HQ for 8th Ashford Scouts Group

URGENT ACTION REQUIRED PLEASE!                                                                                                           February 2017   Dear District Supporters  Planning application for the new HQ for 8th Ashford Scout Group. The lease on the current site has expired and, despite protracted negotiations, they have been unable to secure an extension of the lease.  They have been offered the opportunity to build a new HQ in the grounds of […]

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February 22, 2017

The Government gives the green light to Heathrow!

The Government gives the green light to Heathrow! Today the Government announced that it will back a new runway at Heathrow Airport. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling made a statement to the House of Commons at lunchtime today. The Government’s decision follows the recommendation of the independent Airports Commission in 2015, who said that expansion of Heathrow was […]

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October 25, 2016

The Staines-upon-Thames Santa Fun Run 2016

The Staines-upon-Thames Santa Fun Run is a charity event organised by the Rotary Club of Staines, supported by the Elmsleigh and Two Rivers Shopping Centres whose Christmas Parade is being held the same morning. The event consists of a 3.5km run or walk around the town centre of Staines dressed as Santa! Our aim is to […]

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October 9, 2016

How London’s rail network will look when TfL takes over suburban services

Revealed: How London’s rail network will look when TfL takes over suburban services A new map showing how the capital’s rail network will look when Transport for London takes control of suburban trains was unveiled today. Key London Tube and Overground stations will be linked up to suburban rail routes as well as connections to the […]

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October 2, 2016

Revealed: How London’s rail network will look when TfL takes over suburban services A new map showing how the capital’s rail network will look when Transport for London takes control of suburban trains was unveiled today. Key London Tube and Overground stations will be linked up to suburban rail routes as well as connections to the […]

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October 2, 2016

Theresa May has been told that she has enough support in Parliament to win a vote on expanding Heathrow.

Author: Robin Gray The big Heathrow/political story appeared in the Financial Times, the Times and the Daily Telegraph with the news that Theresa May has been told that she has enough support in Parliament to win a vote on expanding Heathrow. With a decision expected next month, the Prime Minister has been told that Heathrow […]

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October 2, 2016

Heathrow expansion – instant impact on jobs

New research published by Heathrow Airport sugggest that green-lighting expansion would immediately support up to 2,700 new British jobs. Research from WPI Economics says that approving Heathrow expansion would provide an immediate economic boost and support up to 2,700 jobs.  The Airport say this could be the first step in helping Britain to create “a […]

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September 30, 2016

BP sells Sunbury business centre to Spelthorne Borough Council for £360m

The oil giant has signed a 20-year-lease deal with Spelthorne Borough Council as the council seeks to secure its finances. BP has sold its biggest office building in Britain to a local council for an estimated 360 million pounds, according to industry sources, and will remain in the premises as a tenant. Spelthorne Borough Council,  […]

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September 29, 2016