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Tuesday May 22nd 2018

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.

Big Common Lane Temporary Road Closure

Big Common Lane Temporary Road Closure

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL  gives notice of a Temporary Road Closure in Big Common Lane (D389) Bletchingley, as extends from [...]

Advance notice of Cycling event

Please find attached a map of an event plan for a non-competitive cycling sportive taking place on Saturday 26th May [...]

Act FAST at the first sign of a stroke

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Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

  17th to 31st January 2018 Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members In general you will note the repetitions in [...]

Police front Counter closure at Catherham

 On 30 March, the police front counter at Caterham police station will close. The yellow phone outside the police station [...]

Annual Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale

On Saturday 5th of May, the Horticultural Society will hold its Annual Plant Sale at The Manse, Stychens Lane from 10:30am [...]

Blechingley Conservation & Historical Society

The May meeting of the Blechingley Conservation & Historical Society will be held in the Village Hall on Thursday [...]

Coffee morning in aid of Age UK

Please join students from the Orpheus Centre who are hosting a coffee morning to raise funds for Age UK. The coffee and [...]

Crowning of the 2018 Bletchingley May Queen

On Saturday 12th May, Lexie Kennedy will be crowned the 70th May Queen of Bletchingley Village.  All in the village are [...]

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