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Thursday July 9th 2020

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.

Annual Plant Sale – cancelled

Blechingley Horticultural Society Sadly, due to Covid-19 and the serious impact and constraints it is having on our [...]

Grange Meadow & Stychens Lane playgrounds closed until further notice.

Please note that due to COVID-19 the Playgrounds in Grange Meadow and Stychens Lane are closed until further notice. This [...]

Financial Help for those struggling due to COVID-19

Financial Help for those struggling due to COVID-19

If you are struggling to pay your rent or council tax we can provide some financial support which may help you if your [...]

Volunteers needed for supporting those that have to go into self-isolation in the village due to COVID-19

Volunteers needed for supporting those that have to go into self-isolation in the village due to COVID-19

19th March 2020 Dear Bletchingley Parishioners, As of the 16th of March, the government announced a series of [...]

Help for those that need to go into self-isolation due to COVID-19

Help for those that need to go into self-isolation due to COVID-19

19th March 2020 Dear Bletchingley Parishioners, This is a formal letter from your Parish Council concerning [...]

Bletchingley Parish Council in conjunction with Local Land Owner and Silbelco make improvements at the Sandy Lane/Little Common Lane Junction

Bletchingley Parish Council in conjunction with Local Land Owner and Silbelco make improvements at the Sandy Lane/Little Common Lane Junction

If you’re a driver you may already be aware of dramatically improved sight lines as you emerge from Sandy Lane.     [...]

Neighbourhood Watch – March Edition

Neighbourhood Watch – March Edition

Catalytic converters have been a target for thefts recently and they have been removed even in broad daylight with a road [...]

Help your plants and the planet

Help your plants and the planet

As the nights get lighter and the air begins to warm, there is no better time to grab your gardening gloves and head [...]

Elections on 7th May postponed for a year

Elections on 7th May postponed for a year

Elections on 7 May postponed for a year Published: 13 March 2020 The district, parish and Police and Crime [...]

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