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Other On-Going Activities

Members continue to take an active part in representing the Society’s views on a number of local committees including:

  1. The Meads Management Liaison Group which oversees the 170 acres of public open space on the river bank to the east of the town.
  2. AIR, the Association for the (environmental) Improvement of Runnymede, which was established to assist organisations to get financial support from the Landfill Community Fund funded from tax credits provided from landfill waste disposal. The Society has sponsored a number of local projects including
    • new chairs for Chertsey Hall and Thorpe Village Hall
    • Bourneside Play Area
    • the Church Flagpole
    • Chertsey Meads trees screen
  3. Runnymede’s Local Strategic Partnership ( LSP) including Chairing the Environment Task Group and representation on the Housing Task Group.
  4. Runnymede Flood Forum – the group that endeavours to lobby for flood alleviation schemes from inundation from the Chertsey Bourne and the River Thames. Although it is dependent on the Environment Agency to deliver suitable schemes, nevertheless it has absorbed a considerable amount of time and generated huge numbers of committee documents.