- West Byfleet
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= West Byfleet
population = 5,054 [ [http://www.woking.gov.uk/woking/population/westbyfleet.pdf Population Data] ]
region= South East England
post_town= West Byfleet
postcode_district = KT14
West Byfleet is a town in
Surrey. Forming part of the Greater London Urban Areait lies in the stockbroker beltjust outside the M25 motorway, 19 miles from Charing Cross, 8 miles from London Heathrowand has a railway station, between Wokingand Byfleet. It is bounded to the north by the Basingstoke Canaland to the east by the M25 and the Wey Navigation Canal.
The town has many restaurants ranging from Thai to Italian, Indian to Chinese. This is because it is a focal centre for many fairly wealthy neighbouring villages such as
Pyrford, New Haw, Woodham, Byfleetand Ripley; as well as being on the outskirts of Woking which has few restaurants.
Crime data for people living in the area were in line with people living in other parts of the Borough of Woking of which West Byfleet forms a part. [ [http://www.woking.gov.uk/council/safety/survey/byfleet Woking Borough crime survey] ] Most secondary school students attend
Fulbrook School, St John the Baptist School or Bishop David Brown School. The local independent school is St George's College. For younger students there is the West Byfleet Junior School or the Marist School. There is the anglicanSt John's Church [ [http://www.stjohnswestbyfleet.org St John's Church] ] which was part of the Byfleetparish until 1917. [ [http://www.stjohnswestbyfleet.org/history.aspx St John's history] ] There is also the catholicOur Lady Help of Christians Church located on Madeira Road. Additionally there is St Mary's Church on Church Road and a methodistchurch on Rectory Lane. [ [http://www.woking.co.uk/news/2019/2019423/church_services_at_christmas Churches] ] The West Byfleet Golf Club is located on Sheerwater Road, providing a Golf Pro Shop, whilst also offering catering, society and open golf events. [http://www.wbgc.co.uk]
J C Stobart(1878-1933), author of "The Glory That Was Greece" lived latterly by West Byfleet Golf Course, and is buried at Old Byfleet.
* [http://www.woking.gov.uk/council/planning/localplan/westbyfleet Woking Borough Council page on West Byfleet]
* [http://www.woking.gov.uk/council/planning/localplan/westbyfleet/westbyfleet.pdf Local Plan]
* [http://www.francisfrith.com/archive/surrey/west+byfleet/west+byfleet.htm Archive photos]
* [http://www.windowonwoking.org.uk/sites/goldsworthparkcommunityassociation/history/memorials/west_byfleet War Memorial Photo]
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