Announcements

Manchester attack – statement from Surrey Police

Following the attack in Manchester on Monday night, Surrey Police’s Assistant Chief Constable, Steve Barry, yesterday released the following public statement. Later last night the Prime Minister raised the terror threat level from severe to critical. “Many of us awoke this morning to the news of what is being treated as a terrorist attack at Manchester Arena last night. As details continue to emerge about what happened we offer our heartfelt sympathies to the victims, some of whom we now…

Have your say about Oxted Regeneration

  Have your say about Regeneration Oxted The first round of consultation for the Regeneration Oxted programme will start on 25 May. Local residents, businesses and visitors to the town will have the chance to see the initial designs and have their say on the four projects which will transform Oxted Town centre. Regeneration Oxted will improve the vitality and viability of the town centre by: Achieving the removal of the Oxted gasholder and providing additional town centre housing on…

Hurst Green Sign

The old Hurst Green sign has recently been removed and stored away.  The condition of the approval of the planning permission for the new sign was that the old sign had to be removed.  The removal has taken far longer than anticipated however it had to be undertaken. There is a view by some residents of Hurst Green that the old sign needs to be erected elsewhere in Hurst Green.   Before a re-siting could be undertaken a new planning…

Line your food waste bin with plastic bags

Just to make you aware residents can now line their food waste caddy with plastic bags or liners, which makes it easier, cleaner and cheaper to recycle food waste. You can use anything from old shopping bags to bread or salad bags, but not black bin bags or plastic food packaging.   To find out more visit www.recycleforsurrey.org.uk.

Alert for caterpillar pest in oak trees

People in parts of London, northern Surrey, West Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire are being reminded to look out for and report caterpillars of the oak processionary moth (OPM), which could be damaging oak trees in the area. They are also advised to keep away from the caterpillars and their nests, because their hairs can cause itching skin rashes and other health problems, and to report sightings to the Forestry Commission. OPM is a tree pest which was accidentally introduced to…

Green Waste Club

Let us recycle your garden waste for you  If the thought of lugging heavy bags of grass clippings, plants, weeds, small branches, leaf fall and the like to the local tip seems like too much effort, there is a simple answer: join Tandridge’s popular, affordable and efficient Green Waste Club. The Club collects garden waste every fortnight for recycling into compost.  Club membership starts from just £4.33 per month (plus a one-off £10 bin delivery fee), and there are a…

Textiles recycling communications campaign

Clothes and home textiles campaign briefing   –  1 March 2016 to 31 May 2016 Background – Last year in Surrey more than 11,500 tonnes of clothes and home textiles were thrown away that could have been reused or recycled. If all clothes and home textiles were recycled or reused, rather than thrown away, it would save the taxpayer more than £4.5 million. The partnership’s first clothes and home textiles campaign was undertaken in April and May 2015. It targeted women…

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