You have probably noticed that over the past few years there have been increasing infestations of the Oak Processionary Moth (“OPM”) in parts of Oxshott. Some residents have had to pay significant sums to tree specialists to have OPM caterpillar nests removed from their oak trees.
The problem with OPM is the caterpillar hairs which easily detach and drift around, and cause severe skin rashes and asthmatic attacks. The Forestry Commission has produced a very informative leaflet which can be downloaded here, and which contains links to other online sources of information. You will see that the leaflet explains clearly the problems that would be caused if this pest were to spread throughout the UK, and therefore the urgent need to control it by reporting occurrences to the Forestry Commission.
We wanted to give you a brief update on progress on the issues raised in our petition concerning the A244 and its consideration at the Elmbridge Local Committee meeting on 16 November 2020.
Firstly, many thanks to all of you who supported the petition, a total of 973 signatures in just a few weeks illustrates the strength of concern about traffic problems in Oxshott. A more detailed update including an explanation of the history to some of our roads problems, how FEDORA is responding and the constraints within which we are operating will be published in the Spring edition of FEDORA magazine. This note summarises only the most significant activity.
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- FEDORA's Submission to Elmbridge Regarding their Design Code
- A3/M25 Project - update January 2023
- Roads Update August 2022
- Fedora's Submission to Elmbridge Regarding their Draft Local Plan
- Roads Update April 2022
- Elmbridge Local Plan
- Planning Update - February 2022
- Housing Target - A Threat to Elmbridge
- Oak Processionary Moth
- Update on A244 Actions