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February 2021, floods in Stanwell Moor
It's January, and Hithermoor Road is flooded, a January tradition indeed. I wonder if Ladbrokes will take a bet for this event in 2022. Note: the flooding, near Whatmore Close, lasted about two days and took place the past weekend. The road is now open to vehicular traffic and...Read more
What will happen to Stanwell Moor in 2018?
2017 and the past few years have not been kind to the sweet, nice village that is Stanwell Moor. We lost buses, we used to have free connections to Heathrow Airport, our important and whingeing neighbour. We recently lost Vermeulens, the garden centre, one of the few reasons people used to come to Stanwell Moor and maybe spend a few pounds at the Portuguese cafe or at The Anchor, our local pub....Read more
An attempt to solve Stanwell Moor parking woes
Two or three weeks ago, this sign appeared in several locations in Stanwell Moor. For a few days Horton Road was devoid of the long line of parked cars that narrow the highway and force drivers to slow down. Then everything returned to normal. Taxi drivers - the intended audience of the signs - returned to Horton Road when they noticed that the signs were not...Read more
Spelthorne Crime Summit, 22/09/2015: my notes
I know, I know, it's 2016, not 2015. I am publishing my notes on the 2015 Spelthorne Crime Summit eleven months too late. For instance, Kevin Hurley is not any more the PCSS for Surrey. Well, read this page and tell me if you heard about the "Joint Enforcement Team" lately... Stanwell Moor is part of the Spelthorne borough, so I went to the Spelthorne Crime Summit, on 22nd September 2015, to learn more about how crime is being fought in our borough. Here are my notes. The summit...Read more
The 7:40PM 446 bus: lost somewhere?
Last week I went from Stanwell Moor to London four times, and four times I tried to come back home with the 446 Abellio bus due to leave Heathrow's Terminal 5 at 19:40. Twice the bus did not show up, leaving a bunch of foreign tourists and myself stranded. Luckily, the drivers of the RailAir 71 bus, which stops in Stanwell Moor Road, outside the village, accepted my ticket (and those of a family...Read more
New charges at Surrey's community recycling centres will bring new illegal dumping sites
From 1st September 2016 new charges will be introduced for some non-household waste at Surrey community recycling centres accepting such types of waste. The objects we won't be able to dump for free anymore: Tyres (or part of tyes): £5 each;£4 per bag (max 50cm x 77 cm) of plasterboard and/or concrete fence posts and/or ceramic bath and/or cistern and/or paving slabs. Furthermore, if the above materials are loose, the fee will be £50 per car load. Pricey?...Read more
After bus 557, will Stanwell Moor lose the 441 as well?
Stanwell Moor is so close to Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5, yet so far. After recent consultations, it has been decried that bus 557, the only bus connecting Stanwell Moor with T5, will not stop in the village anymore. The only option, for those not wishing to walk to the airport (*), is to take the 441 on Stanwell Moor Road, which - despite the name - does not reach Stanwell Moor. But ... what...Read more
Rubbish crisis in Stanwell Moor?
Stanwell Moor is not a large city: a small village of 1,300 people, with a post office, a pub, a hair stylist, a great Bangladeshi & Indian take away, a launderette, a few more businesses, a lot of quiet people (well.. about 1,300 of them!). So, one has to wonder: where does all this garbage come from? These garages - and the rubbish - are between Hithermoor Road and Benen-Stock Road....Read more
Last day to have your say on bus service 557 proposed changes
Tomorrow, Monday 8 June 2015, is the last day to let Surrey County Council know what you think about their proposal to cut off Stanwell Moor from bus 557's route. Visit surreycc.gov.uk/transportreview, or pick up this booklet (see picture) onboard the 557 bus at The Anchor, the local...Read more
Bus 441 and the dangerous crossing of Stanwell Moor Road
Stanwell Moor is currently served by bus service 557, operated by Abellio. This could soon change, as detailed in If Stanwell Moor loses bus 557, will the village die?; in that post, we described the options available to us, the residents of Stanwell Moor, to prevent bus service 557 from bypassing our village (thus causing, among other consequences, a decrease in the value of our...Read more