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Tuesday February 21st 2017

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Bletchingley Village Primary School forming a Multi Academy Trust – latest update

Bletchingley Village Primary School is currently working with four local schools with the intention of forming a Tandridge based Multi Academy Trust. Please find attached a Letter from CoG 9-2-17 from the Chair of the Governors regarding the next steps. CONVERTING TO ACADEMY STATUS – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  Who runs the trust? [...]

New Affordable Housing coming soon to Bletchingley

Development on Coneybury Playing Fields  You will be aware that Tandridge Council with the support of Bletchingley Parish Council gained planning consent last year for a development of 10 houses and flats on part of the playing field at the top of Coneybury.  Construction work on this new housing project will start shortly. The [...]

Act FAST at the first sign of a stroke

Public Health England (PHE) has launched its annual Act FAST campaign to remind people of the key symptoms of stroke and the importance of calling 999 immediately if they notice any single one of the symptoms in themselves or in others. Research for PHE shows 24% of people would wait to call an ambulance because they wrongly believe they need to [...]

Free event for parent carers

Free event for parent carers

If you need help understanding a child with additional needs’ behaviours and obsessions and would like to meet other parent carers in similar situations, there’s a free event at Caterham United Reformed Church on 25 January 2017. In this talk, Mark Brown, founder of Special Help 4 Special Needs, will explore some top tips which can be used by [...]

New Year, new you. Take the ‘How are you’ quiz

New Year, new you. Take the ‘How are you’ quiz

Get 2017 off to the healthiest start possible with a new How Are You? quiz which offers personalised health advice. Did you know that many of the illnesses, aches and pains that people experience as they get older can be prevented? 70% of what most people put down to ageing is actually linked to their lifestyle. It’s never too late to make [...]

Consultation on the Local Plan sites now closed and next steps.

Consultation on the Local Plan sites now closed and next steps.

The Local Plan Sites Consultation which gave residents an opportunity to comment on sites being assessed as part of the creation of a new Local Plan has now closed. There was a drop in session in Bletchingley which was well attended by parishioners who provided verbal feedback and Bletchingley Parish Council also provided written feedback to [...]

Neighbourhood Watch and Speedwatch report

Neighbourhood Watch and Speedwatch report

For the whole year we've kept our two PCSO's, Vicky Seymour and Hayley Norman, and for the past six months PC Alice Bennett, all of whom have served us well despite their heavy workload.  My thanks to all the Neighbourhood Watchers who remain loyal to the scheme and I wish a very happy and safe New Year to them and to you. Speedwatch: We did an [...]

Join our Snow Angel scheme

Join our Snow Angel scheme

Do you have a few hours to spare helping your local community when it snows.  If so, you could become a “snow angel”.  Winter weather severely restricts peoples’ ability to go about their normal routine, particularly the most vulnerable.  Snow Angel’s help by ensuring pavements are cleared of snow and ice, allowing people to access [...]

Gatwick Airport Complaints Handling Policy.

  A criticism that your Parish Council has made in the past of Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) is in relation to its previously stated policy that it would only record 1 complaint per household per day.  We are told that that policy has now changed and that GAL will “register, acknowledge and, where appropriate, investigate all complaints [...]

Keep your chickens safe from Avian Flu

Anyone who keeps poultry and captive birds is required to keep their birds indoors or take appropriate steps to keep them separate from wild birds for the next 30 days. The Government’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Nigel Gibbens, has declared a ‘Prevention Zone’ in England to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu circulating in [...]

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