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Halloween with a difference

St Mary’s Churchyard on Halloween Night was eerily alive - torches, coloured lights, candles, bats in the trees and pumpkin faces in the porch.   In one corner of the churchyard by the tower was a barbecue dispensing party food (hot dogs and gooey bites), inside the church a multitude of ghoulish games for all to enjoy – sticky pasta [...]

St Catherine’s Gardening Club

In the spirit of  numerous initiatives to encourage children to eat healthily, enjoy growing their own vegetables, fruit and flowers and having a greater awareness and understanding of nature, Bletchingley in Bloom are joining with St. Catherine's School to restart the Gardening Club in January 2009.    Preparations began last Saturday [...]

Bletchingley In Bloom Working Party – 2nd Phase of Amenity Perennial Bed near Village Sign

This coming Saturday, there will be a Working Party to prepare the second Amenity Perennial Bed between the seats adjacent to the Village Sign.  Help is needed with this project.  A Turf Stripper and Rotavator will be to hand but some spadework and loading of turf on to a vehicle will be necessary.  Do help if you can  -  the meeting [...]

Old or Unwanted Car Disposal Service

Residents with an unwanted or old car can take advantage of a special disposal service provided by Tandridge District Council. To have a vehicle removed under the scheme, you must be a district council resident and the legal owner. Your name and address must be on the vehicle's V5 (registration document). The service costs £35. The [...]

Prepare for Bletchingley in Bloom 2009

Work parties are arranged for the 2nd Saturday in every month, date, times and locations are published on the Village Notice Boards.  Please do come along with gardening tools.  All are welcome.  Usual meeting place is the Village Hall car park at 10am. The team would be pleased to hear of any areas that you would like planted near [...]

Leaf mould bag promotion

There is a limited supply of free leaf mould bags available to Surrey residents (while stocks last) to help them make useful leaf mould out of the fallen leaves. The promotion is being run by Surrey Waste Management on behalf of Surrey County Council, and Tandridge has a stock of bags for local residents. Unfortunately we do not have [...]

Attempted Robbery at the Newsagents/Post Office in Bletchingley

Between 1530 and 1548hrs on Tuesday 7th October a robbery occurred at the post office/newsagents in High Street, Bletchingley. Two black males were involved no weapons were used but one of the staff members was man handled. The two offenders made off empty handed when the alarm was activated.   The two male offenders ran off from the [...]

Promotion of Bus Services in Tandridge District

There are a number of bus routes serving the District and many services are now operated by modern low-floor, fully accessible buses making it easier for people in wheelchairs, those with buggies, people with mobility impairments and those carrying heavy shopping. Apart from the 403 and 434 service, plus some journeys on the 281/291 and [...]

Bletchingley St Mary’s Church House Fundraising Appeal Launch

Bletchingley village launches major fundraising appeal Situated in the heart of the village of Bletchingley is St Mary's - a busy Church with a growing congregation. The community have used the facilities of Church House (which is adjacent to the Church) for over 100 years but the building is now 'at risk'. This unique 'Arts and Crafts [...]

The Works, Church Walk

After probably a decade of lying derelict and with the prospect of demolition starting at any moment, the old Rolls Royce site adjacent to the church has been given a new lease of life - and with a purpose similar to its previous life, that of a Rolls Royce and Bentley workshop.      Auto Continental who operate from Airport House in [...]

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