Our Community

With the help of Business@Brooklands, local businesses have formed strong links with the local community and have engaged in many joint projects.

 

These projects have included such things as:-

  • A seminar programme to deliver money management advice to students at Brooklands College (delivered by Interlaken Group).
  • Financial support to Brooklands Museum following the flooding at the end of 2013 (from M-Tec Ltd).
  • Business@Brooklands have also made donations to local charities Woking & Sam Beare Hospices and Eikon, and have formed a strong relationship with both charities.

 

For organisations focused on delivering a positive impact on their environment on a wider scale, Business@Brooklands run one of the very few CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Forums in the UK.

 

Members meet quarterly to share experiences and best practice as well as listen to speakers that can add value to their CSR policies. Members range from companies being introduced to the concept of CSR for the first time, to larger organisations that have a strong commitment to all aspects of CSR, often with a CSR department.

Click here for more information about the Forum.

Brooklands Community Park & Wellington Way

Wellington Way Opening Times

Opening times:
Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 9.00pm
Saturday: 7.30am to 7.45pm
Sunday/Bank holidays: 9.00am to 7.00pm

TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Brooklands Community Park (Sopwith Drive, Weybridge KT13 0YU)

The park is an ambitious project that provides residents and other visitors with 60 acres of stunning country park and a riverside walkway. It is part of an agreement between the Council and Mercedes-Benz World.

Improved riverside access and landscaping of the river Wey, footpaths and cycle ways make the Community Park an ideal location for informal recreation. Seating, picnic benches, a play area, skateboard park, BMX track and multi-court play area suitable for 5-a-side football and basketball are all provided. Open grassland, existing vegetation and additional planting all add to the nature conservation potential and interest of the site.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday: 7:30am
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 9:00am
Closing times:
1st January – 31st January 16.30 1st February – 9th February 17.00
10th February – 28th February 17.30 1st March – 15th March 18.00
16th March – 31st March 18.30 1st April – 15th April 19.30
16th April –  30th April 20.00 1st May – 15th May 20.30
16th May – 31st May 21.00 1st June – 31st July 21.30
1st August – 15th August 21.00 16th August – 31st August 20.30
1st September – 15th September 20.00 16th September – 30th September 19.30
1st October – 15th October 18.30 16th October – 31st October 18.00
1st November – 31st December 16.30

Useful Council Contacts

Elmbridge Borough Council

Service Area Team/Contact Email Phone Number
MP for Runnymede and Weybridge Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond – Secretary of State for Defence philip.hammond.mp@parliament.uk 

 

Tel: 020 7219 4055
Fax: 020 7219 5851
Elmbridge Business Network and Economic Policy Policy and Communications communitystrategy@elmbridge.gov.uk 01372 474124
Building control Building Control bcon@elmbridge.gov.uk 01372 474779
Business rates Local Taxation ltax@elmbridge.gov.uk 01372 474030
Grass cutting on verges etc. Leisure leisure@elmbridge.gov.uk 01372 474568
Licenses including alcohol, food, gambling, taxis, health and safety, noise nuisance, contaminated land Environmental Health and Licensing envhealth@elmbridge.gov.uk 01372 474750
Parking (paying fines and car parks but not on-street restrictions) Environmental Care parking team parking@elmbridge.gov.uk 01372 474717
Planning applications, enforcement, tree preservation orders etc. Planning Services tplan@elmbridge.gov.uk 01372 474787
Rubbish and recycling, street sweeping. Environmental Care envcare@elmbridge.gov.uk 01372 474775
Switchboard contactus@elmbridge.gov.uk 01372 474474

Surrey County Council

Service Area Email / Website Phone Number
Apprenticeships apprenticeships@surreycc.gov.uk
Buy with confidence scheme www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk
Highways and Transport (including on street restrictions) 0300 200 1003
For company travel plans: Community Travel Advisors: 03456 009 009
Libraries business research team libraries@surreycc.gov.uk 01483 543599
Population info (e.g. population size, age, ethnic background etc Available online at www.surreyi.gov.uk
Suppliers 0300 200 1011
Superfast broadband scheme superfastbbsurrey@surreycc.gov.uk
Twitter @SuperfastSurrey
www.superfastsurrey.org.uk
Tips www.surreycc.gov.uk 03456 009 009
Trading Standards business.advice@surreycc.gov.uk 01372 371737
Switchboard 03456 009 009

The Spirit of Brooklands…


The Brooklands Clubhouse at night.

The Spirit of Brooklands is a project undertaken by local photographer Douglas Kurn to photograph the remains of the Brooklands motor racing track. With the last race taking place in 1939 the track has been in a state of disrepair, and some of it has been removed completely, although a surprising amount still remains. He chose to photograph it after dark as a result of visiting the Byfleet Banking one night to test out a new camera. Whilst on the banking he was taken by how quiet and still it was, and how different this must be to how it was on a race day in the track’s heyday.

The Test Hill, Brooklands Race Track at night.

The results of that test shoot were so colourful and surreal that Douglas decided that it would make a beautiful set of images, depicting a calm, peaceful and slightly ethereal Brooklands. As a result of this he chose to adopt the phrase “The Spirit of Brooklands” as the title for this project, albeit it with a slightly different meaning to the original intent. Only shooting on still dry nights meant that the series took four years to complete, with a number of the shots having to be taken again as a result of movement caused by a breeze suddenly occurring during the long exposure times of up to one hour.

The images are unique and Douglas has made them available as signed, limited edition Giclée prints from his web site www.kurnphoto.co.uk in A3, A2 and 42” sizes. An open edition of A4 sized prints is available from here: https://art.tt/8nh