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In this edition of our Explore Molesey series, we met up with florist Denise Hamer and her dog Elsa at The Buttonhole Florist on Bridge Road in East Molesey

Welcome to September's Newsletter

16th September 2015
NEWS: Rates up, finances down? Do you believe the results of surveys and polls? After the chaos at the General Election, you'd be forgiven if you didn't. Still, one new survey, released at the end of August, showed that 78 per cent of UK households expect interest rates to rise within 12 months, which is economic food for thought. That said, the dramatic falls of the FTSE in late August — as stock markets across the US and Europe plunged due to fears of a Chinese economic slowdown — should delay any interest rate rises. Yet another survey, from Markit, found that UK households have suffered their sharpest deterioration in finances so far this year in August. Even so, Tim Moore, senior economist at Markit, thought that the “improving economic fundamentals and gradually rising income from employment should continue to support household finances through the remainder of this year.” In other news, the Government has now given details about how it would (controversially) force landlords to evict known illegal migrants from privately rented properties — or face jail if they don't...
In this edition of our Explore Molesey series, we visit The Jewel Box on Walton Road.
But proceed with caution...
Molesey resident Karen Lamb is cycling 500km from Vietnam to Cambodia.
This week we were fortunate enough to visit Molesey Pets and Aquatic Centre and were formally introduced to Molesey's favourite parrot, Chris the Cockatoo!
NEWS: George's summer surprise Before the general election in April, potential house buyers were taking a cautious 'wait and see' attitude and the property market stagnated as a result. Yet post-election figures show that property is back on track once again, with sales up by 4.7%. Confidence has returned, it seems. The really big news of the last few weeks, however, has been George Osborne's summer budget. There was no ignoring it, particularly if you're a landlord (more of which below) — although property owners also got a surprise, too: from April 2017, married couples and civil partners will be able to pass on family homes worth up to £1million to children or grandchildren without being hit by inheritance tax. Just two days later, Osborne followed this up with a series of sweeping planning proposals, including automatic planning permissions for brownfield sites in order to kickstart “an urban planning revolution.” It was a busy week for Her Majesty's Government...
Proudly presenting our first edition of the Molesey Business Blog, a series of articles showcasing local businesses that help make Molesey the town we know and love.
Molesey Resident Craig Allnutt captured some amazing deep space photographs under West Molesey skies. We just had to share this!
Halifax report that average house prices shot up 1.7% last month.

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