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Closing Soon – Spelthorne Means Business Awards

Have you entered yet?

The new Spelthorne Means Business Awards closes to new entries at the end of August 2018. If you haven’t entered your business yet then why not complete the online entry form now?

With 7 different categories there is something for every business and it is an ideal way to raise your visibility within the borough, to show customers how great you are and to thank your staff for all their hard work.

Don’t delay…. enter today!


Could your property be a film location?

Could your property be a potential film location?

Would you like your home, office or commercial property to be considered as a film location? By listing your property on the Surrey Film Office’s locations database, it becomes visible to the film industry as a filming location. This includes filming for feature films, short films, TV series/dramas, documentaries, commercials, corporate videos, music videos, factual, reality and photoshoots.

If you’re interested in promoting your property on our database, or would like to find out more information, please contact the Surrey Film Office by email at or by phoning 020 8213 2737.

You can also register your property by completing our Property registration form.

Enterprise Adviser Network

Could you spare some time to share your skills with local schools?

We have been contacted by Mo Forgan from Satro, who is involved in setting up an Enterprise Adviser Network in Spelthorne. She has got buy in from the majority of Spelthorne secondary schools and now needs to grow a network of local business people to support them.

What is an Enterprise Adviser?

Enterprise Advisers are the cornerstone of The Careers & Enterprise Company’s national programme. They are a nationwide network of high calibre volunteers with experience of employment or self-employment.
Main purpose of the role
Supported by an Enterprise Coordinator(EC), the Enterprise Adviser(EA) will work closely with the senior leadership team of a specific school or college to:
• Support the development of a whole school strategy for careers, enterprise and employer engagement
• Provide access to their local business networks
• Help schools and colleges to focus efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people

The EA will work with a school or college on a one to one basis. The EA will be matched and introduced to that school or college by the EC.
The Enterprise Adviser will:
• Be committed to supporting a school or college for at least 1 academic year, committing a minimum of one day per month
• With the support of the senior leadership team, develop, shape or add value to the school or college’s careers, enterprise and employer engagement strategy
• Working with the EC, conduct an initial Compass evaluation and support the school or college in identifying priority areas for support within 6 months of joining the EAN
• Ensure that the school/college they support use our careers planning tool, Tracker, within 9 months of joining the EAN
• Use their contacts to encourage a wider group of employers or the self-employed to work with the school or college to help them enhance their careers, enterprise and employer engagement strategies
• With expert knowledge of their sector, commit to developing a good understanding of the wider employment base in their locality
• Engage in the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Enterprise Adviser induction programmes
• Join the LEP Enterprise Adviser network group and attend the network meetings
• Share best practice across the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) and provide support to other EAs
• Utilise the resources provided by the EC such as the toolkit
• Promote the role of EAs amongst existing contacts and networks to contribute to the recruitment of new EAs

Skills and experience
Enterprise Advisers will be:
• Drawn from the world of work (businesses and the public sector, organisations of all sizes
including the self-employed)
• Passionate about motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting
positive outcomes for young people
• Able to work effectively with employers and schools and colleges
• Well connected to employers of all sizes and the self-employed and have established
networks and contacts which they are willing to share
• Have a sound knowledge and understanding of the needs of the local labour market and a
willingness to promote these
• Motivated to lead engagement with schools and colleges in the local area and help them
understand how effectively they are motivating young people and preparing them for the
world of work
• Have knowledge of the support available in local area and an understanding of how young
people, the school and college could benefit from this support
All Enterprise Advisers must be DBS checked.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Mo on .


Capture Spelthorne

Spelthorne Council recently ran a “Capture Spelthorne” photography competition to encourage local residents to showcase our beautiful borough.


Over 270 photos were entered into the competition in the categories of  Living in Spelthorne, Urban landscape, Hidden gems and Water scenes. There were also special prizes for entries from those under 16 years old.


The overall winner of the competition will see their photo on the front page of the Council’s Bulletin magazine and both TW Magazine and Village Matters are showcasing entries too. Pinewood Studios very kindly sponsored the competition by donating copies of their photography book to all the winners.


Those photos judged to be the best in class will be exhibited from 12th -15th July in the Elmsleigh Centre, in Staines upon Thames, so make sure you drop in to discover some beautiful images of our borough.


Midas Plus Charity Walkathon

Please join or sponsor our 26 mile walk
from Hurley Lock to Staines-upon-Thames Bridge
on Saturday 14th July starting at 9am

Walk Organisers, Richard Whitehead, Kelly Reeves and a group of friends are raising money for MidasPlus by walking along this beautiful 26 mile stretch of the River Thames. It’s not a race – just a great way to support the charity.

Would you help please by either walking and getting your own sponsors – you can set up your own mydonate page or Midas Plus can provide a sponsorship form, or by sponsoring our organisers

Walkers should reach Staines-upon-Thames at 4-5pm so you could join them at the Swan Hotel to donate & celebrate or just go to the mydonate page and sponsor there.

To enter the walk please contact Richard Whitehead on 07831 302061, or Mike Wylie on 07803 706440,

To enter we ask that you get a minimum of £50 in sponsorship. We will provide MidasPlus T Shirts provided you have this amount and let us know your size one week before the event.

To sponsor this event please go

Thank you for your support


Mike Wylie
MidasPlus Fundraising
Charity Registration No: 1110699
01784 440300
07803 706440

Spelthorne Borough Council welcomes Government go-ahead for Heathrow expansion

Spelthorne Borough Council welcomes Government go-ahead for Heathrow expansion


Heathrow expansion has moved one step closer with the parliamentary vote on the National Policy Statement (NPS) on 25 June, giving the go-ahead for a new north-west runway at Heathrow Airport.

Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, said: “I welcome this news, which helps remove uncertainty for our residents and businesses and represents an important milestone in what has been a very long process to date.

I remain fully committed to realising the benefits that a new north-west runway at Heathrow will bring, in terms of economic growth, boosting jobs and skills, and improving local as well as national transport connectivity.

However we should not underestimate the task ahead of us. The real work starts now. Development in our Borough must be proportionate, appropriate, and bring long-term, sustainable benefits, such as the Southern Light Rail Scheme, to Spelthorne.

We must not end up the poor relation when it comes to airport-related infrastructure and development in our Borough. That is why the Council has set up a working group of officers, led by Cabinet Member Cllr John Boughtflower, to examine in detail all of the proposals as they emerge, to provide a structured and evidence-based analysis that we will use to work with Heathrow to get the best possible deal for the Borough and a positive legacy for our communities.

Neither do we think it is acceptable that Council Taxpayers foot the bill for this comprehensive piece of work. We will be looking for full recompense for work undertaken to test the assumptions and modelling put forward by Heathrow as the detailed plans emerge, including calling in technical expertise where necessary”.

Cllr John Boughtflower, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Heathrow expansion, said: “The Council’s support for Heathrow has always been heavily dependent on making sure that any negative effects are properly mitigated.

We are now going further: we intend to take every opportunity to ensure that Heathrow commit to the list of ten requirements recently put to them in our consultation response, which we think best protect the interests of the Borough’s residents, businesses and the local environment. In particular, we think that Heathrow must expand the “Wider Property Offer Zone” to our communities. We will also be making it clear to Heathrow that disproportionate and inappropriate development is not acceptable”.



Notes to editors:

Spelthorne’s list of ten requirements:

1. The Wider Property Offer Zone (WPOZ) to be expanded to cover the whole of Stanwell Moor and large parts of Stanwell
2. Parking controls to be put in place in Stanwell Moor and large parts of Stanwell and provide an on-airport taxi/private hire facility
3. HAL to provide an enhanced multi-purpose community hall for Stanwell Moor and Stanwell Village and a new leisure facility in the locality
4. No Immigration Removal Centres in the borough
5. Surface access/public transport measures including to support the light rail scheme being promoted by Spelthorne, new bus routes into Heathrow, support for Spelthorne to be included in Oyster Card zone 6, provide means to minimise vehicle movements, HAL to ensure site and traffic management during construction and cover the cost of any enforcement
6. Air quality must be no worse for residents than it is now but there should be measures to ensure continuous improvement
7. Noise experienced by residents must be no worse than it is now but there should be measures to ensure continuous improvement
8. No changes to the borough boundary
9. Night flights should be banned. Spelthorne supports reducing the number of people overflown by aircraft but more information is needed about what this means for residents
10. Staines Moor should remain undisturbed. Work to redirect the River Colne must not alter the flow or character of the river on the moor


Southern Light Railway Scheme


Spelthorne Borough Council is part of the Heathrow Strategic Planning Group, which is a partnership of local authorities who surround the airport looking at the wider strategic local impact of expansion.

The aim of the internal working group is to ensure that airport-related development and infrastructure in Spelthorne is proportionate, appropriate and effectively planned so that benefits are realised and negative impacts on the Borough reduced, mitigated and managed during construction and operation.


Titan is dancing his way to Two Rivers

Titan the Robot is making his debut at Two Rivers Shopping Centre on the 17th June to celebrate all the amazing local Dad’s.

Titan the Robot has been all over the world, meeting famous faces such as Rihanna and will now be on your own doorstep at Two Rivers.

Customers will have the opportunity to meet him at intervals between 11am and 4pm.
Titan is guaranteed to have the audience eating out of the palm of his robotic hand, with jokes, dance moves, and killer lines.

Joanna Hall, Centre Manager at Two Rivers Shopping Centre, says: “Titan is such a big character and will no doubt have a lot of jokes for all the Dad’s in the audience this Father’s Day! As a global performer, this robot’s visit is something to pencil in your diary.”

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Did you see the BBC Big Bus in Staines?

BBC Surrey & Sussex visited Staines on Thursday 31 May with their Big Bus.

They broadcast on BBC Surrey radio from 9am to 4pm and The Business Improvement District made sure that a fun time was had by all by inviting in some special guests to brighten up the day…