Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan goes to Referendum on December 15th 2016. You will have received your voting cards by now. All that remains to have the Plan adopted is for you to go to Pyrford Village Hall between 7am and 10pm on December 15th and vote YES to the question:
‘Do you want Woking Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Pyrford Neighbourhood Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’
Elizabeth Wild says
I like the sense of community – we’re NOT part of the Byfleets or Woking or Send… we’re Pyrfordians, and we’re proud of Pyrford! We don’t want to be split between different wards.
– There’s nothing I dislike about Pyrford, but greater prmotion of cycling for all would be an improvement.
Steve Wright says
Thanks Elizabeth. As someone who completed the London Surrey 100 last year and about to do it again this, I certainly agree about promoting cycling.
The Gales says
Footpaths in Pyrford are valued by residents and visitors but not by the bodies who are responsible for them. Would love to see footpath profile raised in Pyrford.
There is a suggestion on the table to create the Pyrford loop which would go from Pyrford common to Dodds bridge, then Walsham gates and back to Pyrford common via Sandy lane and footpath through Hoebridge golf course.
Yes, agree! Footpaths are an important resource for Pyrford Residents.
A Pyrford footpath that has been used for many years has been blocked:
Hands off our Village says
he new school proposal can be found here:
I live in Pyrford and have children at Pyrford CofE Primary School.
Firstly, I cannot believe that the school is one of the most dilapidated in Surrey and so needs to be re-built. So the boilers run on oil and are inefficient; the roof leaks – does that really mean it needs to be knocked down?
Secondly, I would rather the money be spent on a new Secondary school, which we are in need of and proposals for have led nowhere.
Looking at the new school proposal, I have several issues:
the 2 storey building is not in keeping with the Village – it looks like an industrial unit.
I’m told the height is the same as the current building – yes, if you compare the pitch of the roof to the whole thing!
the inside “street” feel is very much like a secondary school and I do not think will be welcoming to younger pupils
I’m told the school will not be any bigger but the modular system allows for easy add-on units
the new school will be built on the existing playground and at the open evening, no provision had been made for outside play for the pupils during the build, which commences Feb 2016
the old school will be demolished by Dec 2016 – while the children are in situ in the new school – I’m told it cannot be done during the school holidays as they have to move in during this period
general noise and disruption to pupils during all phases of the project.
Children in Yr6 during the project will leave the school by the time the new school is ready; all the disruption during SATS year and absolutely no benefit at the end.
With all of this, my overall concern (and certainly one upheld at the open evening) is that it is another fait-accompli. Is the Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum involved in this proposal? What plans do you have?
A path which has been used for many years in Pyrford, Woking, has been blocked.
The path runs from Pyrford Common, near Pyrford Court to the Arbor Centre through a strip of mature woodland. Pyrford residents wish to add this path to the Surrey Definitive Footpath Map.
Pyrford Green Belt Action Group says
The threat to Pyrford Green Belt has not gone away!
Concerned residents have formed Pyrford Green Belt Action Group.
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