Laleham Residents Association
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  'No immediate prospect' of Laleham Park development as football academy idea abandoned

Thank you to all who attended the Oct 6th Council meeting at Laleham Village Hall for their interest and support.

For the benefit of those who could not attend Staines Football Club have withdrawn their interest in establishing an academy in the Park. The Council have no other potential joint venture partners.

I estimate that between 150 and 200 people attended what was a lively meeting. Without exception everyone on the floor was against any major redevelopment of the Park.

There was much heckling and some excellent questioning. The Councillors and Council staff were ill prepared, contradicted each other , got into frequent huddles when they did not know how to respond.

What is worrying is that the Council have spent over £40,000 of Council taxpayers money on external consultants seemingly without making enquiries of Football Charities regarding grants, their own planning department regarding planning consent and flooding and the highways department regarding access. These would have all shown that the proposals would not have been supportable. The top table instilled little confidence in the way the Council is run.

For reasons that they could not/would not explain Laleham Park is a ‘priority’ for the Council but it was clear that without an external partner little could be done. They agreed that any major development of the Park was not viable but they would like to make improvements to the children’s playgrounds and to have a cafe with toilets to replace the derelict building if someone was prepared to take the commercial risk of running it. To date there was no interest.. There was general support for such improvements.

There is £160,000 remaining on their capital budget for the Park. Gravel paths were muted and received a mixed response. It seems that most commercial use of buildings would not be permitted as the Park was part of the green belt.

Almost certainly nothing will happen until after the elections in May and realistically nothing drastic in the foreseeable future. Understandably they could not give an indefinite guarantee.

All in all this is an excellent outcome. However Save Laleham Park will not disband but will continue to monitor any plans and react accordingly.

Those present made it abundantly clear was that they wanted only minor change to the park , if any at all. Residents of Laleham and Spelthorne as a whole love the Park because it is unspoiled and natural.

May it stay that way forever

See Get-Surrey article on web-site link below

David Furst - Save Laleham Park

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DICK AND HIS MAGIC CAT - ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAINING!

After the roaring success of “Jack and the Upside Down Stalk” in 2013, the Laleham Players in association with the Laleham Residents Association present:-

DICK AND HIS MAGIC CAT

A new pantomime for 2014 based on Dick Whittington and Puss in Boots By Laleham Resident Annie Roper and Directed by John Riley

This is the highlight of the Laleham Christmas entertainments calendar and all of you must go! But at only £10 per ticket and limited availability – you need to get in quick!(/p)

There is a huge effort involved in such a lavish production so please bring your family, your friends, your neighbours and anyone else you find in the street to support this excellent entertainment.

Suitable for adults and children of all ages and featuring, among others, Dick & his Magic Cat, Tom Kitten, Fairy Tinkerbell, Fairy Liquid, Sal Monella (?), a pack of horrible RATS, A CAMEL!, The Lord of the Rings and many more…!

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL OR CONTANT US USING…. The LRA ticket line on 07719 411555 or email lalehamra@gmail.com

December 2014 Performance Dates and times:-

Wed 3rd - Evening - Bar Opens 6:45pm - Curtain Up 7:30pm

Thu 4th - Evening - Bar Opens 6:45pm - Curtain Up 7:30pm

Fri 5th - Evening - Bar Opens 6:45pm - Curtain Up 7:30pm

Sat 6th - Matinee - SOLD OUT

Sat 6th - Evening - Bar Opens 6:45pm - Curtain Up 7:30pm

Running time 2hrs 30 minutes including interval.

Tickets £10.00 Adults, £5.00 Children (under 16) available in advance only.

Venue : Laleham Village Hall

Licensed bar with a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks

   
  18th OCTOBER - VILLAGE QUIZ TICKETS - REULTS!!!

Thanks to all who attended this memorable night!

FINAL SCORES for 2014

The Veggies - 64

Laleham Park Football Academy - 59

Essential Waitrose - 57

Hoof Hearted aka The Gasifiers - 57

We thought this was the wine tasting - 57

Laleham Vegetables - 55

Ferry Good - 54

The Persuaders - 50

Autumn Leaves - 44

Witty Dick and His Pussies - 43

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