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Surrey Council statement on road gritting

Surrey County Council's fleet of gritters spread around 6,000 tonnes of salt on the county’s roads during the Christmas and New Year period to keep motorists moving. Around 4,000 tonnes was used in one week alone during the worst weather to keep people safe. When you take into account an average Surrey winter usually requires 6,000 [...]

Bletchingley Playground Now Open

Bletchingley Playground Now Open

The Grand Opening of the Playground on Grange Meadow took place on the 28th of November. Despite the cold, high winds and the chance of yet another torrential downpour at any moment, the new playground was officially opened in sunshine by Alan Jones (Vice Chair of TDC), aided by Tara Wantling, Caitlin Dansie, Lewis Dansie and Chloe [...]

Bletchingley needs you: A Parish Plan

Bletchingley needs you: A Parish Plan

Would you like to be part of a Steering Group to help create a Parish Plan for Bletchingley? No experience needed and no age bar; just lots of enthusiasm, as little or as much time as you can afford and a strong sense of wanting to do something for the community? What is a Parish Plan? A Parish Plan is a way for all villagers to [...]

Rural Housing requirements – Your views required

Bletchingley Parish Council is assessing the housing needs in the parish in an effort to help locals who are being priced out of the area due to the lack of affordable housing. In conjunction with Surrey Community Action, an independent charity, the Parish Council is sending out a 'housing needs survey' in the first week of November to all [...]

DisabledGo – Tandridge – new website launched

DisabledGo - Tandridge was launched at the Orpheus Centre by Richard Stilgoe. This website - http://www.disabledgo.com/en/org/tandridge-district-council provides access information for about 500 shops, pubs, restaurants, theatres and other public venues.  This information can make a huge difference for people with hearing, vision or [...]

Surrey Police message on Halloween:

Halloween can be a great deal of fun, but it can be a particularly distressing time for some members of our community. Surrey Police is issuing the following message to 'Trick or Treaters' to prevent any anti-social behaviour taking place. Don’t be a Phantom Menace – think carefully about which doors you knock on If you do decide to [...]

Horticultural Society – Annual Open Show

Horticultural Society – Annual Open Show

The Horticultural Society held their Annual Open Show on Saturday 12th September.  The Show had classes for flower fruit and vegetable growers, flower arrangers, including beginners, cookery, photography and a wide range of crafts – painting drawing, knitting, sewing, canvas work, woodwork and an open section for other crafts.  The Junior [...]

Bletchingley in Bloom Success – Silver Gilt Award and 9 Certificates of Excellence – 2009

Bletchingley in Bloom Success – Silver Gilt Award and 9 Certificates of Excellence – 2009

Bletchingley in Bloom received a Silver Gilt Award, and nine Certificates of Excellence acknowledging the endeavours of both individuals and groups in the Village who had made specific contributions to our ‘In Bloom' entry.  The Silver Gilt Award was presented to Anthony and Pamela Cock by Chris Collins, the Blue Peter Gardener. The [...]

Bletchingley Parish Council Safeguards the Future of the Allotments in Little Common Lane

Thames Water wrote to the the Bletchingley Parish Council on the 24th August to advise us of their decision to sell their land in Little Common Lane which currently houses 23 allotments.  Fearful of the possible loss to our Community, the Bletchingley Parish Council immediately entered into negotiations with Thames Water to purchase the [...]

Youth Bus return to Grange Meadow

The Tandridge mobile Youth Bus returns to Grange Meadow after a long absence. The first youth bus session is planned for 21st September 6.30-8.30pm and will be parked by the recyling bins in Grange Meadow. All those aged 13+ are welcome. More details to follow.

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