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Felbridge  Country Show Website

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Tandridge Befriending Scheme

This scheme does a valuable job matching befriending volunteers to lonely or isolated members of the community. Click here for more information .

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Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life (Yoko Ono)

Crawley Down Road parking update (Posted 17/05/2017)

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Ken Harwood reported that there have been even more complaints from residents about the inconsiderate parking that is occurring near the junction of Crawley Down Road and Copthorne Road.
The situation has deteriorated.The workers from the development at 36-38 Copthorne Road are simply ignoring the problem.Ken has updated the police with the complaints he has received.There was a related incident in which two children were almost run down whilst walking on the pavement. Ken is still waiting for police to intervene.


Hedgecourt Lake area - Antisocial behaviour (Posted 17/05/2017)

The police have been asked to look into reports of ASB.


Cyber Attack - Police advice (Posted 17/05/2017)

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Attached is a police response to the Cyber attack that hit many people/businesses last week...(link)


Mill Lane gritting (Posted 17/05/2017)

No. It hasn't happened! Despite putting up all the signage and sweeping the road over the weekend, the rains came but not the gritters! There is no update as to when this will now occur. What is ironic is the fact that neither the Mill Lane residents nor the Parish Council wanted it to happen in the first place! Perhaps the money it costs might be better spent on filling in potholes?

Tandridge Lottery (Posted 17/05/2017)

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At a recent Resources Committee meeting at Tandridge, it was agreed that a lottery will be launched in Tandridge. Details are attached in the press release...(link)


General Election - Register to vote (Posted 17/05/2017)

General Election reminder image 2017

Attached is a press release reminding everyone of the need to register to vote. The last day for doing so is 22nd May 2017...(link)



Imberhorne Public Tip

Recycle sign

With immediate effect, charges for depositing hardcore etc( there had been a charge) have been suspended. The only item that now attracts a charge is car tyres.It costs 4 per tyre. All monies must be paid by credit card. No cash is accepted. Plasterboard will not be accepted at the tip. It must be taken to the Crawley tip. The site remains closed on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. However it will remain open on all other days, including Bank Holidays.
Opening times are as follows:-
Winter time (1.10 -31.3) 10.0am -5.0pm
Summer time (1.4 - 30.9) 10.0am -7.0pm


Crawley Down Road traffic problems (Posted 04/05/2017)

Crawley Down rd parking issue

(Click photo to enlarge)- Following on from our earlier report (see below) about the problems being created by the developers working at 36-38 Copthorne Road. Workmen are still parking their vehicles in Crawley Down Road near to the junction of Copthorne Road causing many problems for vehicles entering and leaving Crawley Down Road!
Police have now become involved as this week there was yet again a blatant disregard for the law in terms of (parking) obstruction. Ken Harwood has been keeping our local police Inspector up to date with the problems, and has been promised police patrols.


Traffic lights A22/Copthorne Road (Posted 04/05/2017)

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Last weekend, the traffic lights at the junction were demolished by a vehicle. They were repaired very quickly. However a problem remains in terms of traffic management. The lights have become out of sync, so much so that almost all day and every day, traffic has been backed up along Copthorne Road, sometimes back as far as Furness Wood. The Parish Council clerk was alerted and immediately contacted the relevant authorities, who confirmed the lights would be re adjusted as a matter urgency. We wait to see the improvement!

Surrey Police Stakeholder report (Posted 04/05/2017)

Attached is (a little late!) the April stakeholder report from the Chief Constable, Surrey Police (link)

Felbridge Bowls Club (Posted 04/05/2017)

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Felbridge Bowls Club is a thriving concern but is always looking for new members.
An open day is to be held on 14th May, starting at 2.0pm....Website and there is an invitation for everyone (not restricted to just Felbridge residents) to come along to the club and try their hand at bowls.


Road Works in Mill Lane,Felbridge - May 13th (Posted 28/04/2017)

Roadworks

Surface dressing work on Mill Lane, Felbridge.- letters to be delivered to residents early next week. Work is scheduled to start on 13th May 2017 but sometimes plans change, due to bad weather etc. Any changes will be notified to residents. Details of work here (link) or contact Surrey Highways on 0300 200 1003 or email


Ken Harwood's weekly news roundup (Posted 27/04/2017)

Polling 4th May
Voting box Attached is a press release from Tandridge outlining the election process for 4th May (link)

Cat fatality on the A22 near the Mormon Temple
If you think this might be your cat or know who's cat it might have been then please contact Portland Vets on 01342 327799

Antisocial Behaviour at Hedgecourt Lake
Antisocial behaviour imageThe car park area at Hedgecourt Lake has become the venue for what police describe as anti social behaviour. Ken has given police a full report and promises have been made to provide patrols. A request was also made by police, for anyone witnessing such activity to ring it in on 101.


Fly tipping
Fly tippingWe have had another case of fly tipping in Stub Pond Lane. Thankfully, our excellent street cleaning team attended within a couple of hours of me making the phone call and removed the rubbish. If you see anything suspicious please report it here (link).

Suspicious activities
Suspicious Activity ImageBe aware that several individuals have been knocking on doors trying to sell kitchen ware. There have been cases in Felbridge recently of where these individuals have become aggressive and intimidating towards residents who refuse to buy from them. Police have asked that if local residents see any such individuals or suspicious activity in the Felbridge then they should ring 101.


Local Roadworks information
Road worksHere is the latest news from Surrey Highways of works in the Tandridge area (link).

More development behind Crawley Down Road
Housing developmentAs you may know, West Sussex are allowing developments to occur on land behind Crawley Down Road, totally some 59 houses. Their exits will come out onto Surrey roads. I have just received a letter (link) from a company who are advising of yet another potential development of 70 houses , again behind Crawley Down Road with an exit coming out where the St Johns Ambulance Brigade building currently sits(this was only built some 7/8 years ago).

Neighbour Watch newsletter
Neighbourhood watchAttached is the latest news letter (link)

Ken Harwood's weekly news roundup (Posted 05/04/2017)

Crawley Down Road - sewer works
Glass on RoadJust a reminder that sewer works are in progress off the Crawley Down road in Wheelers Way. The work will then migrate into Crawley Down Road which may then be closed between 10th to 14th April.


Unwanted callers
Funny dog pic (Click on picture to enlarge). One of our mature residents in the village received an unwelcome caller who then tried to sell his household wares. The resident told the man to leave but as he did so, he removed the gate from its hinges and left it in the path. I would ask that everyone keeps an eye open for our more vulnerable neighbours, in case this starts to re-occur.


Recycled waste collection-Glass on road
glass on road I reported recently about a recycling lorry dropping glass onto the road whilst out there collecting our rubbish. Biffa dealt with the complaint very quickly and had the road swept.
There have been other similar sightings of glass on the road so animal owners please keep an eye open if your dogs are running about and report any findings to Tandridge Council


Easter recycling collection dates
Remaining on the the subject of recycling collections. Attached is the press release from Tandridge showing alternative dates for collection over the Easter period...(link)

Surrey County Council elections.
Funny Polling Station picAttached is a reminder to all residents that if you wish to participate in the forthcoming Surrey County Council elections, you have until 13th April to register....(link)


Advice as to how to combat on line fraud
Fraud pictureAttached is a press release from the Law Abiding Citizen group (Neighbour Watch). It provides some excellent advice as to how to combat on line fraud.Well worth a read....(link).

Rural Engagement Officers wanted (Posted 29/03/2017)

Surrey and Sussex Police are looking for volunteers to become involved as "Rural engagement officers". Their request is attached....(more)

Parking problems in Crawley Down Road (Posted 29/03/2017)

Crawley Down rd parking issue(Click photo to enlarge)

At the request of Felbridge Parish Council, Surrey Police are closely monitoring the issues relating to vehicles parking illegally on the Crawley Down Road near to the junction with Copthorne Road.....(more)

Crawley Down Road - Traffic lights and road closure! (Posted 29/03/2017)

Funny road closed signThe details are as follows:
27th March-14th April - permission for two-way lights (works will take place within this period but not necessarily for the full duration).
10th April-14th April - permission to close the road to all traffic
Full details here (link).


Development along Crawley Down Road (Posted 22/03/2017)

Crawley Down rdYou may not be aware of the fact that our neighbours, Mid Sussex have been allowing development at the back of houses in Crawley Down Road.That has led to these potential developments having to seek permission from Tandridge to allow vehicular access onto Crawley Down Road.....More


Gatwick newsletter (Posted 22/03/2017)

aircraftHere is the latest newsletter from Gatwick, highlighting issues involving/affecting Gatwick (link).

Defibrillator training (Posted 22/03/2017)

defib cartoonFelbridge Parish Council have been instrumental in securing a defibrillator, which is now installed at the village hall.Arrangements have now been made to provide training for anyone who wants to know how to use it. None of us know when we may be called upon to use such a piece of kit either here within the village or elsewhere.
Attached is a leaflet setting out the time and place for the training. ((link)


Reminder!!!! - report a Pothole online (Posted 14/03/2017)

potohole photoIf you report it online (link) you will get a reply within a few days stating the action to be taken by the council. If it is considered to be a safety issue then it is normally repaired within 7 days.


U3A East Grinstead (Posted on 14/03/2017)

Are you retired (or nearing retirement) and wondering what to do with your time? Then how about joining your local "U3A" organisation?
You may be wondering what on earth the "U3A" is? Well, it is "The University of the Third Age" movement....a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its (local) U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery! Find out more here U3A Link.

Girl Guide News in Felbridge (Posted 17/01/2017)

Girlguide logo Help wanted:
To collect Sainsbury's active kids vouchers. The vouchers scheme will start on 25th January and runs till 2nd May 2017 and we want to beat last years total of 3551 can you help?
We also have spaces for girls aged 10 14 at Guides and a new Senior section unit for girls aged 14 18 will be opening after half term.
Women helpers also wanted, aged 18+..... more

New Computer Club in Felbridge(Posted 16/01/2017)

PC cartoonAre you a computing enthusiast and enjoy learning new skills and keeping up with technology? If so, then you may be interested to know about a new computer club for residents of Felbridge and the surrounding area..... more



Gritting information for Felbridge(Posted 12/01/2017)

Gritspreader With the forecast of rain, snow and ice coming our way over the next 24+ hours you can get up to date gritting information here link



Report a Pothole online (Posted 12/01/2017)

Pothole Concerned about potholes in Felbridge? Then go online here and report it Link

Photos of Felbridge wanted. (Posted 06/01/2017)

Do you have any photos of Felbridge that you think could be used for the Website header picture? If so, then we would be very pleased if you would send us copies of your photos (in "jpeg" format) as we want to try to change the header picture regularly.

What does 2017 hold in store for Felbridge? (Posted 06/01/2017)

If you have any comments about what might (or will) be happening in Felbridge during 2017 that you would like us to put on the website then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Recycling and waste collection dates 2017 (Posted 31/12/2016)

To find out your local collection dates for 2017 click this Link type in your postcode

Wheel of Well Being (Posted 10/11/2016)

Surrey County Council have a new public health initiative called the Wheel of Well-being.
The Wheel of Well-being is a brand new tool to help people think about some of the things they can do to improve their mood, reduce their risk of depression, strengthen relationships, and even add up to seven years to their lives. Being active, learning, giving to others, connecting with people, taking notice and mindfulness as well as caring for the planet can all improve a person's mental health.
For more information visit their website here Click

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