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‘Village News’ Archives

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 [...]

Buffalo Bicycle

There was an unusual visitor passing through the village on Friday last week - a large black rhino alongside a cyclist slowly pedaling his way up the hill and on to Redhill.     Andy Lindsay was taking a week to cycle with his black rhino friend 200 miles round the outskirts of London to raise publicity for the Javan Rhino and other [...]

Care and Repair – A service you can trust

Every week the media has news about rogue builders preying on elderly or vulnerable home owners, tricking them into carrying out unnecessary work to their properties at vastly inflated prices. It is often hard for older people to know where to find reputable builders and companies to carry out repairs to their homes. The Council's Care [...]

Capping of the Surrey Police Budget

On 26th June 2008, Surrey Police Authority was informed that the Government had set a notional budget requirement for 2008-09 at £189,622,000, compared with the Authority's original budget of £191,497,000. This decision to nominate the Authority was made by the Secretary of State who, having considered our written submission, concluded that [...]

Surrey County Council – “Youth Offer”

Surrey County Council is currently undertaking a project to understand the services that young people access in Surrey- the "Youth Offer".  In particular, it is looking at the Youth Development Service provision and also at the wider youth provision across the county. Some of you may have already been contacted by the project team for [...]

Bletchingley Playground Friends

A big thank you to all who supported the Bletchingley Playground Friends last minute stall at the Bletchingley Village Fair.  A total of £559.03 in cash was raised and £80 in pledges. There was also a pledge for a piece of equipment and a pledge for prizes for any future fund raising events. This is the start. Updates will be provided as [...]

Zara Munday scores new personal best at Finals

Zara Munday representing Max Force Trampoline Club of Redhill travelled to the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham at the weekend having qualified to compete in the National Finals.  Zara competed on Saturday qualifying her for the overall final on Sunday in 7th position.  The final was a tense moment for any 9 year old as the Arena was [...]

Crimestoppers – helping to prevent, solve and fight crime in Bletchingley

Successful crime solving relies on good quality information being provided to the police.  But what happens when an individual holds vital information but is too afraid to come forward?  That's when Crimestoppers can step in. Crimestoppers is the independent charity dedicated to solving crimes and taking criminals off the streets.  [...]

Village Amenities

The seat outside the church at the start of Church Walk is often an area where people sit and chat, walkers often stop off there to have their lunch, people gather there at church weddings for a view of the bride - a much used area, but one that has needed something to make it a little more positive and ‘welcoming'.    To this end, [...]

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