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Thursday April 24th 2014

The charming village of Bletchingley, which is of medieval origin is well worth discovering.  It is located on the A25 between Redhill and Godstone and only six minutes from junction 6 of the M25.  2 main line train stations are located within 6 miles of the village with direct access through to London and other destinations.  Its historic centre contains many attractive listed buildings.  Part of the village is located within the green belt.  The wide High Street originates from the market square that once used to exist there. 

Bletchingley is well known for its specialist antique shops. Its 5 pubs are all within walking distance of each other and offer a wide selection of menus and atmospheres. Other shops include a post office and newsagent, 2 local convenience shops; coffee shop; hairdressers and an Indian restaurant. The area is served by a very good local school and private school, a well serviced village hall and community centre.

St Mary's Church originates from over 900 years ago, with the tower, early Norman, probably being the oldest part of the building, about 1090.  At one time there was a spire which was destroyed in 1606 by lightning.

The Bowls Club, Football Club and Rifle Range Club all make use of the facilities at Grange Meadow. The newly refurbished skate park at Grange Meadow was built by the youth of the village and BAGaged and the latest addition to Grange Meadow facilities has been the new children's Playground which opened in November 2010. Bletchingley Players rehearse in the small building adjacent to Grange Meadow.

Hevers Pond, located at the back of the field adjacent to Grange Meadow is mentioned in the Doomsday Book.  It is spring fed and never been known to dry out (oral history recorded from 1850) when 80% of other Surrey ponds have dried out in drought conditions; and is home to many creatures including waterstick insects, scorpions, caddis flies, water snails, rare amphibians - frogs, toads and 3 species of newts including the Great Crested Newt.

The village also boasts a well maintained golf club and golf course.

The North Downs and Greensand Way are all within easy walking distance of the Village.  From almost anywhere in the Village you are only 5 minutes walk from some lovely walks in the countryside.

Bletchingley Parish Council Report January 2014 to March 2014

Bletchingley Parish Council Report January 2014 to March 2014

Please see attached the BPC Chairman Report for January 2014 to March 2014

Bletchingley Players Spring Production

Bletchingley Players Spring Production

  Bletchingley Players will be performing ‘Ladies in Retirement’ for 3 evenings 15th,16th and 17th May. This [...]

Bletchingley Youth Club seeks volunteers

Bletchingley Youth Club continues to be well attended by the young of Bletchingley who have come to look forward to their [...]

Bletchingley in Bloom Update

Bletchingley in Bloom Update

We trust you have all enjoyed the wonderful daffodils growing along the village verges. Their beauty makes 'in blooming' [...]

Better Driving Course – Free of charge

Would you like to update your driving knowledge? The East Surrey Group of Advanced Motorists regularly holds a short [...]

Allotment plots available to Bletchingley villagers

Allotment plots available to Bletchingley villagers

As of the 1st of April,  the Parish Council has a number of allotment plots available for any Bletchingley Villager [...]

Don’t be sheepish about calling Crimestoppers…

Don’t be sheepish about calling Crimestoppers…

Help fight the crimes that affect the livelihood and stability of our rural communities. Rural theft cost the UK an [...]

Village Fair fundraising – Race Night results

Village Fair fundraising – Race Night results

  The annual Race Night was held on the 22nd of February at the Village Hall and attracted a capacity [...]

Public Access Defibrillator for Bletchingley

Public Access Defibrillator for Bletchingley

The Parish Council is pleased to confirm that a Public Access Defibrillator is now available in Bletchingley and is sited [...]

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