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Tuesday July 7th 2020

‘Village News’ Archives


On the night of Thursday 11th March the big new amenity bed between Rabies Heath Road and Coneybury at the East end of the village was ruined.  Two weeks previously, the Bletchingley-in-Bloom team had designed, dug and planted it with specially selected top-quality shrubs and perennials sourced as cheaply as possible for maximum value and [...]


Lions International Help out in Haiti Caterham Oxted and Godstone Lions Club (COG’s) has learned more about the situation in Haiti from local Lions in the country itself. Sadly Haiti Lions have lost at least two members as well as many relatives and friends. However, they have put aside their own needs to help their community. Lions Clubs [...]


Crocuses are up in the front of the High Street flats and the daffodils are responding to the recent sunshine.  In-Bloomers have a number of resident look-outs and the cctv cameras are useful but EVERYONE is asked to watch for vandals in order to prevent the destruction which ruined the display all over the village last year. Aconites are [...]

Appeal for Witnesses:

Surrey Police is appealing for information following three separate incidents of criminal damage in Bletchingley, Oxted and Lingfield. The first offence occurred between 3pm on Monday, 8 February and 10.25am on Tuesday, 9 February in Tanhouse Road, Oxted. A Peugeot Boxer motor home had a rear window damaged costing approximately £270 [...]



Last Saturday the work party prepared and planted a large amenity bed near the Coneybury/A25 junction at White Post. The group is grateful to Leigh and Graham Wantling for stripping off the turf and rotavating the plot and to Tandridge District Council for donating and delivering a very generous amount of compost, some of which will also [...]

Urban Shepherds needed at Park Ham!

Park Ham is on a south facing slope on the North Downs, in Chaldon. It falls within the Surrey Hills ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, so named because of its great landscape value, and as any visitor to the area knows, the wonderful views! Park Ham is part of the ‘Quarry Hangers’ Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), [...]

‘Message from Group Manager Surrey Highways East to our local County Councillor’.

The purpose of this note is to explain the current situation in what we are doing regarding the damage caused by the winter event from late December 2009 to mid January 2010. Our first task was to inspect all of our 'A' road network, check upon its condition, get estimates for repairs, and have them undertaken. Over the last three [...]

Fly-tipping – we need your help

Every year fly-tipping costs Tandridge council tax payers £60,000 to remove. The Council investigates every fly-tipping incident, but sometimes more information is needed. A special fly-tipping appeals page has been set up on the Council’s website. Visit for a list of [...]

Red Oak Childrens Events:

The Red Oak Sure Start Children's Centre in Merstham has just published their new Spring Term programme. The following link will take you straight to their website where you can see the events:

Surrey County Statement on Surrey Highways:

"Within the 2009/10 Winter Service Plan Surrey Highways has been proactive in treating up to 50% of the county road network during the cold spell that started before Christmas. This is higher than the national average, which is around 40%. However, the sustained cold weather, together with two periods of intense and widespread snowfall in [...]

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