The Molesey Residents Association is a non-party political organisation which aims to protect and enhance the amenities and the environment of East and West Molesey.

Funding for Community Projects in Molesey

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge payable by developers to local councils as part of the planning process. Elmbridge Council is required to allocate a proportion of the CIL funds it collects (currently 15%) on local infrastructure improvements to mitigate the impacts of development locally.

Elmbridge has established a number of Local Infrastructure Spending Boards (LISBs) to make decisions on the allocation of CIL funds locally. The Molesey LISB, which comprises the 6 local Molesey Residents Association Councillors, met on 19 March to consider the allocation of £92,000 of CIL funds which had been allocated to East and West Molesey.

A number of applications for CIL funding were considered, and the Molesey LISB allocated funding to support a number of local projects, including:

  • All-weather footpaths at Grovelands recreation ground, and at Hurst Park (from Victoria Avenue to the Thames towpath);
  • The installation of a Boules/Petanque recreational facility at Hurst Park;
  • A project to create additional community facilities at St Mary’s Church;
  • Repairs and lighting for the entrance at St Albans Catholic Primary School;
  • A replacement container for the storage of the Ajax Sea Scouts equipment for sailing at Island Barn Reservoir; and
  • The 2nd Molesey Scout Group’s project to build a modern and secure garage and storage facility.

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