Announcements

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…

Open Garden – Birchanger Gardens 8th May for St Catherine’s Hospice

Open Garden   –  Sunday 8th May 2016   –   2.00pm – 5.30pm  Birchanger Gardens, Handcross RH17 6JY  The Worrall family are kindly opening their garden in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.  This is a beautiful 7-acre garden with magnificent displays of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias.  There is a grassy avenue, lake, lily pond, pergola, Etruscan-style temple and much more.  This lovely garden is only open to the public for a few weekends each year, so make sure you…

£5 increase in district council tax and services protected

Last night’s Council meeting agreed an increase of £5 (for a Band D property) in the District Council’s share of the council tax for 2016/2017. This is the first increase for five years and is a result of a change in government policy on grants. Over the five years of no increase in council tax, residents benefited from £2 million in freeze grant.   This means Band D council tax will increase by £5, which is 10p a week for…

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