the place to be
Monday August 21st 2017

The charming village of Bletchingley, which is of medieval origin is well worth discovering.  It is located on the A25 between Redhill and Godstone and only six minutes from junction 6 of the M25.  2 main line train stations are located within 6 miles of the village with direct access through to London and other destinations.  Its historic centre contains many attractive listed buildings.  Part of the village is located within the green belt.  The wide High Street originates from the market square that once used to exist there. 

Bletchingley is well known for its specialist antique shops. Its 5 pubs are all within walking distance of each other and offer a wide selection of menus and atmospheres. Other shops include a post office and newsagent, 2 local convenience shops; coffee shop; hairdressers and an Indian restaurant. The area is served by a very good local school and private school, a well serviced village hall and community centre.

St Mary's Church originates from over 900 years ago, with the tower, early Norman, probably being the oldest part of the building, about 1090.  At one time there was a spire which was destroyed in 1606 by lightning.

The Bowls Club, Football Club and Rifle Range Club all make use of the facilities at Grange Meadow. The newly refurbished skate park at Grange Meadow was built by the youth of the village and BAGaged and the latest addition to Grange Meadow facilities has been the new children's Playground which opened in November 2010. Bletchingley Players rehearse in the small building adjacent to Grange Meadow.

Hevers Pond, located at the back of the field adjacent to Grange Meadow is mentioned in the Doomsday Book.  It is spring fed and never been known to dry out (oral history recorded from 1850) when 80% of other Surrey ponds have dried out in drought conditions; and is home to many creatures including waterstick insects, scorpions, caddis flies, water snails, rare amphibians - frogs, toads and 3 species of newts including the Great Crested Newt.

The village also boasts a well maintained golf club and golf course.

The North Downs and Greensand Way are all within easy walking distance of the Village.  From almost anywhere in the Village you are only 5 minutes walk from some lovely walks in the countryside.

New Tandridge Chairman Elected for 2017-2018

New Tandridge Chairman Elected for 2017-2018

Tandridge District Council's Chairman for 2017/2018 is Councillor Gill Black. Councillor Black has lived in Bletchingley [...]

Neighbourhood Watch July Update

Neighbourhood Watch July Update

As I write on 4th July things have been fairly peaceful as far as I know. There have been thefts from sheds and garages [...]

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning

   Friday 29th September 2017 from 10.30 am to 12 noon Bletchingley Golf Club are again hosting a coffee morning [...]

Bletchingley Parish Council Report June 2017

Please see attached the latest Bletchingley Parish Council report - 2017 June - BPC Report

Special service of welcome for the new Rector

Special service of welcome for the new Rector

Our new Rector, the Revd. Phaedra Pamphillon-Green will be instituted and installed on the 12th of July in St. Mary's [...]

Annual Art Exhibition

At The Barn, Springbottom Lane, Bletchingly RH1 4QZ  Saturday 12th August  11am - 5.30pm Sunday 13th August 11am [...]

FA Girls Football week – Euro Celebration

FA Girls Football week – Euro Celebration

Monotype Football Club, whose new home is Grange Meadow, will be running football activities and games at Grange Meadow on [...]

Coldharbour House NGS Garden Opening

The garden of Coldharbour House is opening again this year on the 2nd and 3rd of September (1pm till 5pm). The entry fee [...]

1st Lagham Scout Group (South Godstone) – An Appeal

The 1st Lagham Scout Group based in Lagham Road, South Godstone, runs Beavers (age 6-8), Cubs (age 8-11) and Scouts (age [...]

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