Have you seen the new finger-posts and information boards that have appeared recently in Weybridge?
Here’s where you’ll find some of the finger-posts; by the Library, on the Churchfields paths, on Baker Street at Springfields Meadows, on the green by Heath Road/Brooklands Lane, and either side of the railway station. There are more from the station along the path into the Brooklands area.
They have been produced by Surrey County Council as part of the Brooklands Accessibility Project.
Walkers and cyclists can now easily find their way along this safe and largely peaceful route between the Brooklands Community Park, the station and the town centre.
The Society has been working closely with Elmbridge and Surrey councils on some of the signage for this scheme and we proposed that the Society logo, developed by the son of a Society member, would be a suitable image to decorate the top of the finger-posts. We also helped to check the orientation and wording on the ‘fingers’.
The information boards in the Brooklands area were researched and designed by Brooklands Museum, drawing on their historical knowledge.
We are awaiting the outcome of the local public inquiry into the final phase of the project, which would legitimise cycling on the Churchfields Paths and hence complete a safe cycling route into the town centre.
If this happens, then Surrey CC will erect a small number of additional signs in this area that we have designed to encourage safe and considerate shared-use.
The Brooklands Accessibility Project was substantially funded by the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership and involved collaboration and support from many other organisations, including the Weybridge Charity, Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands College, Weybridge Town Business Group and Heathside School.