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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Admin on September 28, 2013, 09:06:27 AM

 



Title: New High Street web site
Post by: Admin on September 28, 2013, 09:06:27 AM
Excellent new website for the High Street will carry retailers' pages, offers, events:  check it out at http://thamesdittonhighstreet.com/

Retailers can keep their own pages updated.

Please draw it to the attention of the widest possible circle.  The slogan is "think local, shop local"

Well done Mark & Damian.  I know how much work it is to set these things up (and maintain them)!!  We're all grateful to you for volunteering to do this.

(Particularly fine photos cough cough)


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: mg on September 28, 2013, 09:21:14 AM
Wow - lovely website - brilliant idea.  Well done.


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: Juninho on September 28, 2013, 01:27:02 PM
Brilliant and the photography is fantastic!!!


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: Juninho on October 07, 2013, 11:47:59 AM
One comment - don't suppose the Stichery photos could be updated ?

They are ok but not as nice as some of the others?

Have to keep the one of the orangatan though!!


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: rudi on October 07, 2013, 08:04:08 PM
I agree and we plan to do so. To be honest we'd like to regularly update the images on all the pages as often as possible but as with everything it all takes time. I think naturally some retailers have stronger images then others and the objective is to get them all to a a certain 'standard'. But as the work with the website is voluntary, the paid day job has to come first! :-)
The plan is once The Stitchery and others have their Christmas/new seasonal lines in we will update the images. So yes the images will be changed, ongoing. The site is dynamic and will be managed proactively so there will always be new things to read and look at to keep people coming back and using it. The Facebook page is already gaining popularity with posts from local businesses (dance classes/guinness cake at the LT) etc, which is great. Thanks for your support Juninho - I'm sure the retailers will appreciate it.


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: craigvmax on October 07, 2013, 08:16:49 PM
Have already spoken to a few of you guys but best of luck, great job


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: Ratty on October 30, 2013, 02:58:35 PM
I came across this which might be a good resource to try and tap into for funding some of the projects discussed on the forum: Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund (http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/business/ecifprojectideas.htm)

It might be of interest to the Retailers' Association to get extra funding for the website and other initiatives?


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: BlueSky on December 19, 2013, 09:27:13 PM
Ashley Car Park walkway to high street - now open finally!!

This is an excellent plus/opportunity to the high street shops and residents, in fact why park in the high street at all!

The prices are reasonable too (as this the high street website page, it could be an added opportunity to have maybe a refund policy for the coffee shops/restaurants for people spending over £5 in the shops

10p - 30 minutes
20p - 1 hour
Etc

Obviously this car-park doesn't cater for the all-day commuter at the moment, there is a further opportunity for a pathway in the future through the dentist garden also - a deal needs to be struck between them and LA / RA sometime, hopefully next year!


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: Admin on December 19, 2013, 11:43:12 PM
up to 4 hours £1.20
All day £2
Annual Season Ticket £244 (and I do believe it is cheaper for a resident)


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: craigvmax on December 20, 2013, 10:32:01 AM
also a be careful, a funeral car was ticketed there yesterday, correctly parked and paid up, car park was empty, the crime, it was too long for the parking space, absurd.


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: Deborah on December 20, 2013, 10:51:54 AM
That's outrageous!

I wonder how much it costs them to send the person round to place the ticket, and then deal with all the admin. More than the ticket I imagine.


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: craigvmax on December 20, 2013, 11:18:16 AM
http://residents-association.com/forum/index.php?topic=918.0

this was the last time I parked there!


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: Juninho on December 20, 2013, 01:44:36 PM
Wow

you couldn't make that up...

thats insane

Quote from: craigvmax on December 20, 2013, 10:32:01 AM
also a be careful, a funeral car was ticketed there yesterday, correctly parked and paid up, car park was empty, the crime, it was too long for the parking space, absurd.


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: BlueSky on December 21, 2013, 08:17:35 AM
There's nothing absurd here, I presume you don't want lorries and other long-wheel based vehicles in there at any time

It's absurd, that residents and especially the local shop / office workers don't use it, every space that they take up on the high street is one last less customer. Surely can't the residents association can't the RA grant the business owners free parking in the car park if it so cheap.

There also has to be a loading bays I feel outside the chemist and post office to cater for their deliveries, it's not right that they park on the peanut and block everyone's passage out. Any with a 4x4 who does, I pity with you for having small brain cells.


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: rudi on December 21, 2013, 10:40:29 AM
OMG - apart from the slight off field derogatory last sentence and the bit about parking on a peanut ..... I actually find myself agreeing with Bluesky's comments about office workers and the shop keepers parking off the high street to free up for shoppers! There should be a number of short stay 'free' parking bays along the High Street to help this and yes there should be two one hour loading bays - one outside Paulls/Secret Garden and potentially the Chemist.



Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: craigvmax on December 22, 2013, 05:35:41 PM
BS, absurd that no common sense prevails and that a long car gets ticketed when they have paid to park. Actually, come to think of it, why couldn't a section be for longer vehicles, now the path is open they could deliver to shops either early morning or by trolley from the car park.

Ref the 4x4 comment, no generalisations there then...again. Zzzzzz


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: BlueSky on December 23, 2013, 02:32:17 PM
Craig - not a bad idea, For unloading but I would not want to see lorries parked overnight.

I still think more yellow lines are required to Make people use the car park. I don't know what you think also, the pavements are very narrow and could be widened in places. Just a couple of thoughts for next year.



Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: craigvmax on December 23, 2013, 02:33:45 PM
yup I mean daytime for unloading only, not for stopovers.


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: BlueSky on December 23, 2013, 02:38:57 PM
And how how about more yellow lines?

I actually spoke to surrey cc recently and the guy told me two things, that yellow lines need to go through their process including a local community questionnaire

And also that they will be reducing the number of bumps of the village, as it's unsafe to have both on street parking on station road and bumps


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: craigvmax on December 23, 2013, 02:56:59 PM
personally not a fan of them, parking in the village is hard enough and the carpark doesn't work for me.


Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: BlueSky on December 23, 2013, 11:56:32 PM
I see you live on the island, so where do you park?



Title: Re: New High Street web site
Post by: craigvmax on December 24, 2013, 12:12:24 AM
For security wouldn't put that on the web sorry


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