Aerial photo of current Weybridge hospital site

Involving local people

Putting the voices, insight and experience of people and communities in and around Weybridge at the centre of our plans. Our most recent activity is outlined below.

Public event feedback

We held public exhibitions where we shared proposed designs for the Weybridge Health Campus in January and May 2023.

Feedback from local people was used to refine the designs and prepare the planning application. Read the feedback in these reports below.

Weybetter Weybridge Health Campus feedback summary May 2023 [pdf] 1004KB

Weybetter Weybridge Public event feedback summary Jan 2023 [pdf] 1MB

Stakeholder Reference Group

In July 2021 we established a Stakeholder Reference Group made up of community leaders, community groups and residents. This group meets monthly and ensures the community can have their say on the plans.

At key points in the programme, we will be publishing updates on this site so the wider community can see our progress. Please sign up to receive updates directly to your inbox by emailing


Research was conducted with over 1,800 people through various methods, including:

  • Nine focus groups
  • Workshop with 129 members of the public, clinicians and policy experts
  • Immersive event with key individuals from Health and Social organisations
  • Survey of 1,524 Weybridge residents
  • Meetings with a Stakeholder Reference Group (made up of key stakeholders, including members of Weybridge resident groups)

This Research summary report [pdf] 391KB summarises the key findings from a range of engagement activity in 2022.

Key priorities identified from our research

Health facilities

Health facilities are high priority - two phased approach so health facilities come first:

  • Rehousing GPs & health care facilities is key
  • Health and care services meet the needs of the community now and in the future


  • Bring together multiple facilities to create an integrated community feel
  • Flexible and integrated space that includes all sectors of the community
  • Provision of public services and facilities that attract entrepreneurs
  • Community use of both sites to be retained and enhanced for people of all ages
  • WBW should generate local business to give back to the community
  • Develop the library as a social and learning hub, cultural centre, & economic enabler


  • High quality design – consider environment, climate change and pandemic proofing
  • High quality landscaping and architecture
  • Inclusion of a new town square or plaza
  • Ensure building style fits with Weybridge street scene
  • Retention of green spaces and natural open views from buildings
  • Buildings sympathetic to park landscape and have paths to link areas
  • Use of sustainable technologies to create a greener environment


  • Preference for health centre to be located on the north site
  • Youth facilities better placed on the south site
  • Need good linkage between sites, prioritising pedestrian links
  • Install safe crossing point for pedestrians across A317
  • Preference for library to be located as close as possible to other facilities
  • Make use of existing green space in design


  • Sufficient but not intrusive parking for both sites
  • Undercroft parking for the health facility on the north site
  • Ample drop off and pick up points for health facilities
  • EV chargepoint provision
  • Support for park and ride from Brooklands

Youth provision

  • Improve facilities for young people (ages 12 -17)
  • Multi-purpose youth centre. Existing park keepers / toilet block on Churchfields recreation ground could be a good location


  • Affordable, adaptable housing and extra care housing close to healthcare services
  • Care leaver housing

Public exhibition, May 2022

Public exhibition, May 2022

On Friday the 20 May 2022 Surrey County Council, North West Surrey Health and Care Alliance and Elmbridge Borough Council hosted a public exhibition to present information about the renewal of the healthcare, library and community facilities in Weybridge. The event was held in St James Church.

The public event provided an opportunity for residents to see progress so far and speak with key decision makers. Display boards around the venue showed a range of information including a summary of all the research and feedback from residents to date, plans for the road improvements, proposals for the library redevelopment and information about the services that will be available in the new health campus. During the five hour event, over 250 residents visited and spent time reading the display boards, talking to key decision makers from across the organisations involved and leaving feedback about the programme.

Local leaders were present at the event, including:

  • Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council
  • Dr Ben Spencer, MP for Runnymede and Weybridge
  • Marie Snelling, Executive Director for Customer and Communities, Surrey County Council
  • Ian Smith, Designate Chair for the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board
  • Jack Wagstaff, Place Leader, North West Surrey Alliance

As the WeyBetter Weybridge programme develops, there will be plenty of opportunity for local people and partners to have their say to ensure the proposals meet the needs of local people and local communities.