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ESHER’S WATERLOO GENERAL REMEMBERED

General Sir Robert William Gardiner (1781 -1864)

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18th June 1815, near the village of Waterloo in present-day Belgium. The French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by the Anglo-Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington and a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blûcher.

 

On 18th June 2015 a Commemorative Service and Act of Remembrance was held at Christ Church, Esher to mark the 200th Anniversary of the battle and in memory of General Sir Robert William Gardiner who was Colonel Commandant of B. Brigade Royal Horse Artillery during the campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The General had a very successful military career culminating in serving under the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular war and commanding his troop through out the Waterloo campaign. He went on to become equerry to Prince Leopold and Governor and Commander in Chief at Gibraltar from 1848 to 1855. He lived the last part of his life at Milbourne House on the Claremont Estate and is buried in the churchyard at Christ Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prior to the outdoor wreath laying ceremony, the church bells rang and the congregation moved out of the church to the graveside. Eight officers and men of the Royal Regiment of Artillery were in attendance and a bugler sounded the last post.  Wreaths were laid on the vault by the Rector, Stefan Collier, and by brothers Orlando and Constantine Bridgeman, the great great great grandchildren of the General.  The congregation then moved into the church for a short service.

 

The Christ Church graveyard and vault bearing the inscription  “In this vault are deposited the remains of General Sir Robert William Gardiner G.C.B. G.C.H. Colonel Commandant Royal Horse Artillery. Born 2nd May 1781. Died 26th June 1861.

PLANNING

Elmbridge Borough Council publish a weekly list of the planning applications which they have received. Our Association prepare a monthly report based on the most significant of these applications in the Esher area. Our report is studied and discussed by the committee at their monthly meeting and If it is considered that a particular application is likely to be to the detriment of Esher we make our observations known to the Council. Such observations or objections are shown on these monthly reports below.

We do not usually comment on applications unless we are approached by local residents to do so. However, for any major developments, buildings in the High Street or on Green Belt land etc. we would normally make our views known.

 

 

PLANNING REPORTS

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2015 - Archive

NEWS

  • April 2016

    Esher Residents candidates for Esher on 5th May


    We are delighted to announce that the three Esher Residents candidates for the local Council elections in May will be Joyce Keen, Sue Citron and Peter Heaney.

     

    All members of the Residents Association Committee and committed to the notion that local policy should be determined by local active residents working for the community and not by national political parties whose representatives are likely to have other influences on their agenda. All strongly believe that Esher would benefit from non party political councillors with their sole concern to help the community. This year, due to the new boundary changes and an increase in the size of the ward, you will have three choices and three votes.

     

    Please help us to get them elected - Your vote will really count.

     

     

  • July 2015

    Why should you vote for Peter Heaney?

    Why should you vote for Peter Heaney and the Esher Residents Association on May 7th?

    If you wish to see the Green Belt around Esher preserved - vote for Esher Residents

    If you wish to see local halls and assets retained and revitalized - vote for Esher Residents

    If you wish to see control over your council tax increases to accumulate surpluses used to the benefit of the community - vote for Esher Residents

    If you wish to see a review sought of parking in Esher, particularly around the High Street - vote for Esher Residents

    If you wish to see improved access and parking for our beautiful commons – vote for Esher Residents

    If you wish to have a pro-active and independent representative as your local councilor, Vote for Peter Heaney the Esher Residents Association candidate on May 7th.

  • June 2015

    Why vote for Peter Heaney and the Esher Residents Association?

    If you wish to see the Green Belt around Esher preserved - vote for Esher Residents

    If you wish to see local halls and assets retained and revitalized - vote for Esher Residents

    If you wish to see control over your council tax increases to accumulate surpluses used to the benefit of the community - vote for Esher Residents

    If you wish to see a review sought of parking in Esher, particularly around the High Street - vote for Esher Residents

    If you wish to see improved access and parking for our beautiful commons – vote for Esher Residents

    If you wish to have a pro-active and independent representative as your local councilor, Vote for Peter Heaney the Esher Residents Association candidate.

  • May 2015

    Only 34 Votes!

    34 votes. That was how many votes we missed out by in the last election. Please don't let that happen on the 7th May. Every single vote will count and your vote for Peter Heaney and the Esher Residents Association really will make a difference.

  • April 2015

    ERA membership is open to anyone

    ERA membership is open to anyone living in Esher. Members have one important thing in common: they all live in Esher and care about it, and what happens to it.

    They want to influence the decisions affecting their neighbourhood and their own quality of life.

    The ERA gives them a united voice with which to do that.

    There is a minimum contribution of £5 per annum to help cover the cost of our quarterly newsletter "ERA News" election expenses and any other running costs.

  • March 2015

    One week to go!

    One week to go until the local elections on 7th May. Please help us to get Peter Heaney elected onto the local council to represent Esher Residents. Your vote really will make the difference.

NEWSLETTERS

CONTACT

COMMITTEE

Chairman

Gary Lay - 01372 460753

 

Vice Chairman

TBC

 

Hon Treasurer

Chris Davison - 01372 462673

 

Hon Secretary

Sue Citron - 01372 464696

 

Committee members:

Peter Heaney

Paul Fielding

Clare Hall

Ann Souter

Diana Hatfield

Paul Hodson

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If you would like to contact us please email info@esher-residents.com

ESHER RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

The ERA has been working for Esher since 1976 and aims to give people living and working here a bigger and more direct say about the local affairs.

 

We are solely concerned with doing what is best for the community of Esher, protecting our quality of life by seeking to conserve our green spaces for recreation, working to retain local facilities and services on behalf of the community. We do this for the benefit of all residents – the ERA has no political party associations.

 

OBJECTIVES:

 

  • To foster a community spirit - especially important in an area with a high turnover of residents
  • To conserve and improve the way of life in Esher
  • To provide a forceful public voice on matters affecting residents
  • To take action with and on behalf of individuals who need help on local authority matters
  • To return representatives to Elmbridge Council so as to be able to carry out effectively the above objectives

 

We review planning proposals from both private and public sectors in order to ensure that they are proportional, appropriate and sympathetic to the local environment. We always welcome the change and support high quality and sensitive developments which will improve our way of life and protect our environment. We want to ensure good value for our local budgets and put forward candidates for the elections to the Elmbridge Borough Council as we are not constrained by any political party line and can speak in full for our interests.

 

We produce a quarterly newsletter which is distributed by us in every home in Esher. The Newsletter aims to keep the residents informed about the pressing local issues, planning applications, local events and highlights interesting historical information on celebrated past residents and notable buildings.

 

Help and support from residents is always welcome – please send through any interesting material you would like to see published online or if you would like to get involved please do get in touch with any of the committee members.

 

We believe Esher is a great place to live and together we can keep it that way for future generations.

 

 

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