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Anton Hammerl memorial service.

August 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Anton Hammerl in Brega, Libya. Copyright Unia Aranzadi 2011.

Anton’s memorial service will take place on Thursday September 8th 2011, 3:00pm – 4:00pm at:  

St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8AU – directions to the church can be found here:​neral/directions/index.htm
The service will be followed by drinks at the Press House Wine Bar from 4pm.
Address: 1 St. Bride’s Passage, London, EC4Y 8EJ – directions to the Press House:
Penny and the boys would be pleased to see any residents and friends who would like to attend.
If you are planning to attend it would be appreciated if you would rsvp Bronwyn Friedlander at: so that they have an idea of numbers for the catering.
She will also answer any questions you have about the service.
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The Big Lunch – this Sunday – see you there.

May 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Sunday June 5th 12:00 to 5:00 pm.

Owing to the current financial situation we have been unable to gain funding for our Big Lunch community event this year.
We will therefore have to make a small charge per household which will be a minimum of £5 to help cover the cost of organising the event and having the jazz group again.
You may of course give more which would be gratefully appreciated.

We have already called on – or returning to – those housholds who attended last year and giving them a card with a unique number for the prize draw to be held during the day.
We are also delivering the front garden competition cards at the same time.

You can drop your £5 (plus) for The Big Lunch into numbers 33 or 41 Bond Road and we will deliver your numbered card.

Road closures.

We will again be closing Ellerton Road between Dennan Road and Tolworth Park Road and Bond Road from Ellerton Road to the bend from 10 am to 7 pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause residents but trust you will help by moving your carsby 10 am please so that setting up may safely commence. 


We are trying to organise tables and some chairs as last year – but watch this space for an update on this.
We may have to rely on you bringing your own.


As last year it is bring your own food, plate and cutlery and those able to bring extra for sharing – especially foreign/exotic – would be very welcome and much appreciated.

We will supply refuse bags and bags for recycling items.

Fancy dress competition with three age groups:  0 – 6,  7 – 13,  14 – …


We would be grateful for any items you have for the raffle, these can be dropped off at 33 Bond Road for storage.

Wet weather.

The Corner House have kindly offered the use of their venue in the event of bad weather.
We are most grateful to them for this offer.

Help/things required.

If anyone has bunting and/or a portable pop up gazebo they would loan us this this would be most appreciated. 
And, any help you can offer on the day – setting up, selling raffle tickets, clearing up, etc would also be most apprecited.
Please let us know in advance at

Email contact.

It makes it much easier to inform and communicate with our residents if we have your email address.
If you have not yet supplied this please do so at


If you can spare a little time and join the EBRRA committee to be part of the RA do please let us know on the above email address.


The Big Lunch.

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Just over 5 weeks to go before the Big Lunch!

Warm sunny weather at last years Big Lunch. 

EBRRA Christmas Greetings.

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

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EBRRA Christmas carols.

December 2, 2010 Leave a comment


‘2a’ Ellerton Road development.

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment


Extension of planning application agreed by Surbiton Neighbourhood Planning Committee 03-11-09.

At the November 3rd SNC meeting the developer of the above scheme – a development of flats and retail floor space pictured above – on the old car pound site at the junction of Ewell/Ditton/Ellerton roads was granted a 3 year extension to his planning permission orignally agreed in December 2007 which was about to expire.

Despite a comprehensive presentation against the time extension by local residents Bridget Walker and Kate Burchill  incorporating the concerns and views of many local residents siting several changes to the originally agreed planning application and the extra traffic, parking, lorry movements and road congestion problems arising from a single (proposed named) retailer using the previously stated three retail units,  the committee reluctantly agreed to the extension with one councillor voting against.
One councillor stating that she did not like this development when it first came around and still doesn’t like it.
This sentiment was echoed by other councillors.

The reason:
RBKT’s planning officer said that the planning application extension could only be refused if the application had materially changed – which it had not – he insisted.
He also stated that the fact that three retail units originally planned being taken over by one retailer was not relevant and could not be used as a reason for refusal.

At this stage the developer has several conditions to meet before building work can start and the building work itself is scheduled to last around 15 months.
At the SNC meeting the developers agent stated that single retail or three retail use had not yet been decided.

So, it’s rather ‘watch this (that) space’ at the moment – there is to be a very large hole dug for the basement carpark.
This will require many lorry movements to take away the spoil but we have been assured that these lorries and those bringing building materials, etc will be banned from using Ellerton Road.


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EBRRA garden competition.

November 5, 2010 1 comment

Winners for the EBRRA front garden competition 2010.

We had a team of  judges who were:
Mr Friend.
Mr Bob Sewell.
Mr Ken Sewell.

First prize.

This was awarded to Mr Ernest Allan of Ellerton Road – better known to many residents and children who stop at his garden on their way home from school to watch his fish – as Ernie.
Ernie also won first prize for a front garden in the Kingston in Bloom competition.

Runners up.

48 Ellerton Road.

69 Bond Road.

Also runners up: 118 Ellerton Road and 140 Ellerton Road for their hanging baskets and/or troughs.

Sunflower competition.

We had two winners – Debbie and Freddie both from Ellerton Road.


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EBRRA AGM and residents meeting – October 27th 2010.

October 19, 2010 Leave a comment

The 2010 EBRRA AGM will be held during our next residents meeting on Wednesday October 27th at the Corner House, 116 Douglas Road, Surbiton at 7:30 pm.

Please do try to attend as we will not only be reveiwing the last year but will be updating residents on issues arising from the development of the old car pound site at the junction of Ellerton Road and Ditton Road.

The Agenda for this meeting and Minutes of the 2009 AGM can be found in the committee/meetings tab section.


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Surbiton community events.

October 9, 2010 Leave a comment

There are two fun events taking place on Sunday October 17th in central Surbiton.

The first is Surbiton Ski Sunday 2010 detailed below.
If you didn’t go to this last year you missed a great event which was enjoyed by a large crowd.
Come and see some of your local councillors – and hopefully Ed Davey again –  on ‘a slippery slope’ and very likely on their bottoms.


Later on Sunday 17th October The King’s Soup – which sounds like great fun for all.

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Essential highway maintenance 06/07 Oct.

October 3, 2010 Leave a comment


Ellerton Road essential highway maintenance:
sweeping, weed removal, jetting/cleansing the road drains/gullies, some pothole and pavement repairs where appropriate.

This operation will take place on October 6th on the odd house number side of the road.
And October
7th on the even house number side of the road.

Residents are asked to please remove their cars from the relevant side of the road on these days – work to start at 08:00 and end around 15:00.

Also, Environmental rangers will be cutting back any overhanging vegetation on the pavements and road.

If the works required overrun into a further day, these areas will be coned off in order to complete the work.

Ellerton Road works 08:00 – 15:00.
Wednesday October 6th odd number side only.
Thursday October 7th even number side only.





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