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by Waltonwatcher
Fri May 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Argos are rubbish
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Argos are rubbish

I got a washing machine from them a few years ago. They were one of the reasons Comet went under. They were also delivering most of the kitchen electrical goods. They seem to have a very good delivery network.
by Waltonwatcher
Thu May 16, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats
Replies: 60
Views: 10486

Re: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats

Update on the works. http://www.dbfacades.com/wellington-close-2/ So Block A is 100% done. Spur block A. Suggests panels 99% done. Rest is 100% complete. Spurblock B roof is 98% done. Anchors and brackets 100%. Overall 26% done. Tower B is 7% complete. Perhaps they intend to complete the spur block ...
by Waltonwatcher
Sun May 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats
Replies: 60
Views: 10486

Re: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats

I think main pushbacks is likely noise from the works. It's a building site so there was always going to be some noise. The builders are pretty eager and are often there on weekends. The transformation in terms of looks, double glazing and thermal heating of each flat is huge. I read a joke about mo...
by Waltonwatcher
Sun May 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats
Replies: 60
Views: 10486

Re: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats

They seem to be steam rolling on with second block now. One side already has all the new windows on the outside. Spur block too. Hopefully done by the Summer. Not posted this link yet. A nice before and after shot of the works. This new cladding should really help protect the existing structure. htt...
by Waltonwatcher
Fri May 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Aldi coming back
Replies: 29
Views: 3407

Re: Aldi coming back

Anyone expecting Aldi to open soon think again! https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/carpetright-no-plans-leave-walton-16258783 'However, a spokesman for Carpetright says the Aldi application is "purely speculative". "Carpetright has no plans to leave the site in Walton," the spokesman added...
by Waltonwatcher
Wed May 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Old Birds Eye site -- work in progress?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Old Birds Eye site -- work in progress?

Whole stack of planning applications recently got approved at end of April. Whilst they still have to talk to Network Rail this project looks set to go soon. Not sure what if any further planning applications they require here. It's suprising how some developments really help local firms. I do hope ...
by Waltonwatcher
Sat May 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: PA Housing
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: PA Housing

Planning still not approved for either Boots or old Burtons site. Whsmiths/ Boots site planning is nearly a year old. Last document added to this was in Feb 2019. Also some amended plans last October. So guessing some conversations being had in the background. As for Burtons site. 1099 - Sub-Committ...
by Waltonwatcher
Fri May 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Elmbridge Local Elections
Replies: 39
Views: 876

Re: Elmbridge Local Elections

http://mygov.elmbridge.gov.uk/mgElectio ... =504460030

Try here?

Looks like 35-40% of people voted.
by Waltonwatcher
Thu May 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Elmbridge Local Elections
Replies: 39
Views: 876

Re: Elmbridge Local Elections

In some ways the Tories are right to want a hard Brexit. People voted to leave. Now 2-3 years on were debating what that meant. All this bartering with EU is only weakening the UK position. A hard Brexit at present seems a lot easier than getting 650mp to agree. Getting a motion passed by 1-2 votes ...
by Waltonwatcher
Wed May 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Aldi coming back
Replies: 29
Views: 3407

Re: Aldi coming back

Well sort of confirmed. Note they didn't suggest when it might happen. Carpetright lease runs to 17/10/2019. Aldi still need planning for signage. Will they really want to offer more for rent on the site to help Carpetright move out? Store is likely making them money or it would of closed. Is their ...
by Waltonwatcher
Wed May 01, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Elmbridge Local Elections
Replies: 39
Views: 876

Re: Elmbridge Local Elections

Just to say that a couple of weeks ago, we had confirmation that the remainder of St George's Avenue will be fully resurfaced this financial year (the funding will be through the M3 LEP). Ditto Queens Road from the junction with Seven Hills Road through beyond Haines Bridge. And Tim Oliver has agre...
by Waltonwatcher
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Debenhams to close
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Debenhams to close

Woking is staying open? Only 8 or less miles away? Hounslow 9 or so miles. In a few years Woking will also have a decent sized M and S. Beyond a huge upturn in the High Street the council need a plan. Currently we have 2 planning applications which could greatly alter the High Street. Carpetright wi...
by Waltonwatcher
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Elmbridge Local Elections
Replies: 39
Views: 876

Re: Elmbridge Local Elections

I suspect Police funding was the big increase in council tax this year. Then again if they had not done this I suspect there would be less officers to patrol Surrey. Surrey was one of the few forces recently to declare they wanted to hire 75 more staff. With many earmarked for neighbourhood policing...
by Waltonwatcher
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Ring Found Xcel
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Ring Found Xcel

I found a key this morning. in a side road on Queens Road heading towards Seven Hills.I left it on the wall by where the car was parked. Hopefully the owner will find it. Was quite unique as it had a pink attachment. Looked to be a house key.
by Waltonwatcher
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Debenhams to close
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Debenhams to close

Sad news to see Debenhams go. Could we entice Primark to replace them? Likely to lose Carpet Right soon? October or before? Pends if Aldi have agreed to takeover lease? Would Carpetright Move to another location? Seems unlikely given the retail situation. Aldi still need permission for signage. So m...