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A22 Road Closure still Causing Problems (Posted 12/08/2017)

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The A22 is still causing problems for motorists due in part, to the many different diversion signs that seem to be popping up all over the place.It's bad enough for local people to follow them, but for those motorists passing through the District, it must be a nightmare.Our County Councillors are working hard trying to resolve all the issues that keep getting thrown up.


Open Garden, Coldharbour House, 2-3 September 2017 (Posted 12/08/2017)

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The garden will be opened for the fourth time this year in aid of the National Garden Scheme and enclosed is a small poster setting out relevant details. Visitors who have come before will know what a lovely afternoon this is, all for a very good cause....(details)


Felbridge Late Summer Flower Show (Posted 12/08/2017)

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The Felbridge Horticultural Society Late Summer Flower Show is in the Felbridge village hall on Saturday 19th August from 2-30 to 5-30 pm entries in classes for flowers, fruit,and vegetables, also Floral Art, Domestic classes including jams, Jellys, sponges cakes and cookies, More classes for Handicrafts Art,and Photography Various classes for children under 12. For more details and entry forms go to "Clubs" page and select email link for the Felbridge Horticultural society.


Local Plan - Garden Village Consultation (Posted 04/08/2017)

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The next stage of the Local Plan is about to get underway with a Consultation about potential locations being considered to create a modern and sustainable garden village development. The Consultation will run for eight weeks from Monday 14th August to 5.0pm on Monday 9th October.
The location of the sites are as follows.....more


Telephone fraud (Posted 04/08/2017)

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You are advised to be vigilant following a recent fraud which has seen offenders pose as police officers over the phone before sending couriers to collect money from their homes. Attached is a reminder from police about this scam....(link).


Traveller Incursions (Posted 04/08/2017)

There have been traveller incursions around the District over the past week or so. Our Officers at Tandridge have been working tirelessly , taking action to reduce the impact of such action within our communities.
If you are out and about and you see signs of any such incursions, please contact Police immediately.


Damaged road signage (Posted 04/08/2017)

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You may have noticed that the road signage at the junction of the A22 and Copthorne Road(outside The Star Pub) is still where it ended up, having been hit by a lorry. That happened weeks ago. Surrey County Council have been chased up about having the whole lot repaired. Apart from being a potential danger, it looks unsightly and not a good advert for the village.


Bus Shelter vandalism update (Posted 04/08/2017)

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Crawley Down Road - somebody has returned to the bus shelter and done more damage. Temporary repairs has meant the shelter can still be used. It now falls to the Parish Council to effect proper repairs as its owned by them. If you see any suspicious behaviour or know who was responsible, Sussex Police would welcome a call...(link)


Girl Guide News update in Felbridge (Posted 04/08/2017)

Girlguide logo Thank you to everyone who donated their Sainsbury's active kids vouchers to 1st Felbridge ( St John's) Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior section units, We have collected 4905 vouchers which is over 1354 more than last year.
Places at Rainbows (5-year olds) and Guides (10-14 years) available for September contact us for more details email


A22 road closure affecting A264 in Felbridge (Posted 28/07/2017)

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You may have noticed that the A264 has suddenly become very busy (even outside the rush hours). This is due to the fact that Surrey County Council will be carrying out drainage improvement work on the A22 Eastbourne Road, North of South Godstone. Work has already started and is due to continue until approximate completion date: 18 September 2017. Details of the diversion route can be found here....(link)

More Antisocial behaviour incidents (Posted 28/07/2017)

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Near Hedgecourt lake - For whatever reason, someone dumped a load of documents(mainly bank statements) in the field and then with the help of a car tyre, tried to burn the lot.
Bus Shelter in Crawley Down Road - Two youths aged about 13 (one tall, wearing a cap and the other more stocky build) were seen kicking the front of the bus shelter. When confronted, ran off towards Rowplatt Lane.
If you see it report it as soon as possible...(link)


Road Works in Tandridge area (Posted 28/07/2017)

attached is the list of roadworks scheduled for the Tandridge area in the coming days/weeks...(link)

Felbridge border - application for 63 new houses (Posted 20/07/2017)

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Where... Outline application for the erection of 63 dwellings and new vehicular access onto Crawley Down Road required the demolition of existing buildings and structures at No's 15 and 39 Crawley Down Road.
Residents who feel that they would be affected by this proposed development are being invited by Tandridge and Mid Sussex to comment . The deadline for Mid Sussex is 28 July (link to application) and type in DM/17/2570. The deadline for For Tandridge is Aug 1st(link to application) and type in 2017/1290


Hedges (Posted 20/07/2017)

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The Parish Council would like to remind all residents who have hedges/trees/bushes that are adjacent to footpaths/pavements that it is their responsibility to make sure the foliage does not impede pedestrians using the pavements/footpaths. If you have a hedge adjacent to a footpath would you please take a look, to see if any "cutting back" is needed and take appropriate action.


Dog fouling (Posted 20/07/2017)

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Dog fouling is a health hazard so for those dog walkers who have their dogs off the lead, or have more than one or two dogs with them, please make sure you have all of them in view all the time, so that if there is a need to clear up, it is not missed because the dog/dogs were behind you or so far in front of you, you can't see what they're doing. There are lots of young children enjoying the lake area and footpaths around the area so the last thing we want is for them to be treading in dogs mess. Here is the legal bit....(Link)


Beware...Yet another Scam (Posted 20/07/2017)

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A Comnet user in Lingfield reports having received a communication purporting to be from TSB thanking him for opening an account followed by a credit card and PIN. This is an obvious attempted scam intended to lure him into funding the account because he had not requested an account or had any relationship with TSB...Never reply to such communications It's a SCAM!


Council Service Questionnaire (Posted 13/07/2017)

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Attached is a press release from TDC concerning a 'Council Service' questionnaire. If you are one of the 2,500 residents who received one of these questionnaires, please take a few minutes to complete it....(link)

Cash Point Scam (Posted 13/07/2017)

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(Click on image to enlarge)...Surrey police are warning the public about a cash point scam operating in that Tandridge area....(link). It can happen anywhere there is a cash point. Please Be alert for any kind of distraction at a Cash machine.


Aircraft Noise from Gatwick (Posted 13/07/2017)

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The CAA is looking at how it can influence the aviation industry’s noise performance, and is seeking feedback from people impacted by aviation noise to get a better understanding of what they would like the CAA to do about noise....(more)


Bonfires (Posted 13/07/2017)

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Some residents start up bonfires with no thought given to their neighbours. During the barmy summer days we've experienced of late , somebody started to burn what was obviously a muck heap of sorts which went on for days. The acrid smell that comes from this type of burn, permeated a large number of houses in the area, at a time when windows were being left open and people were enjoying their gardens.
If you are affected by such behaviour, please make a note of time and date and report the matter to TDC Environmental Heath officers. If it persists, keep a log of events and there is a chance that action could be taken against those responsible. If you need to ...report it here...(link)


Fly Tipping...again (Posted 13/07/2017)

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The fly tipping brigade have been busy again this week in the Felbridge area. Some kind soul has decided to leave all their rubbish on the side of the A264 Copthorne Road just before the Shell Garage. How much extra effort would it have taken to drive a mile further and place it in the Imberhorne Tip? It beggars belief.....If you see it...report it here...(link)


Felbridge School PTA event (Posted 06/07/2017)

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The PTA at Felbridge Village Primary School are hosting an open air disco at the school this coming Friday evening (7th July). The event has been granted a licence by Tandridge. The event will finish at 10.0pm and the PTA Committee are alerting residents in the vicinity in case noise from the event permeates the village green area.


Male Intruder (Posted 06/07/2017)

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A report has been received from one of our Comnet neighbours reporting an incident, where a resident found a male person in their house, purporting to be "looking for his dog". Police were alerted immediately and attended and a search was carried out. This bring into question security of our homes. If out the back working in the garden for instance, its sensible to have the front door and /or side gates locked.


Nominate a local Volunteer Hero (Posted 06/07/2017)

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Attached is a press release from Tandridge Voluntary Council (TVC) which asks residents to nominate people within their community who they consider to be "local volunteer heroes" (someone who goes that extra mile to help for example). Closing date is 28th July....(link)


Nomination for Councillor Achievement Award (Posted 06/07/2017)

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Staying on the theme of awards, attached is a press release which sets out the process to select Councillors who have gone that extra mile for their community during the past year. Closing date for nominations is 1st September...(link)


Fraud Awareness (Posted 06/07/2017)

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Attached is a police circulation drawing attention to"Fraud Awareness"...(link)


Fly Tipping (Posted 06/07/2017)

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We have had two more incidents of fly tipping in Stub Pond Lane this past week. A freezer cabinet was dumped and more recently a large number of black sacks containing asbestos based material. As always, our excellent Tandridge refuse team have responded and arrangements are in hand to have a specialist team remove the asbestos. Another cost we could have done without!


London Terrorist attack (Posted 08/06/2017)

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Although Surrey is a low risk county for terrorist activity, we still need to be alert to tensions and extremist groups in our communities. Whilst things have moved on a pace since that terrible attack on London Bridge, attached is a statement from Surrey Police...(link)


Stolen property found (Posted 08/06/2017)

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A report is attached which explains how stolen property has been reunited with its owner who used the well known system called "Immobilise". Why not join up and protect your vulnerable property....(link)


Broadband Scam (Posted 08/06/2017)

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Scammers purporting to be from BT Openreach - who incidentally never call residential customers - called a local resident saying that his router had a hidden alert system which informs them of slow broadband which they can fix. They then asked to connect to his laptop whilst on the call. When refused the caller got agitated and inferred that the resident was not technically apt and needed to follow their directions to fix his router/connection! The resident reported the call to his broadband service provider (ISP) who confirmed the broadband speed was normal and this was an international call scam.
There has also been reports of scam phone caller 0208 4452216 - purporting to be from TalkTalk, trying to draw the recipient's attention to the alleged insecurity of their internet connection. Please be aware of such phone call scams and never let any phone caller connect to your PC.


Wedding Services Fraud (Posted 08/06/2017)

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With the upcoming "Wedding Season", and for those individuals who are considering making plans for next year and beyond, you should be aware of the potential risks of fraud involved. Attached is another report from police drawing attention to what is described as "Wedding Services Fraud"...(link)


Another family on the lake (Posted 01/06/2017)

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(Click photo to enlarge). We don't know where they've been hiding, but we've got some more new visitors on Hedgecourt Lake. Much to our surprise, last week we were confronted with two pairs of Canada geese who, between them were marshalling some 14 youngsters . It was very apparent that local residents Mr & Mrs Swan with their new arrivals weren't best pleased. There was a lot of grand standing going on. Could be "trouble at mill"!


Surrey Police (Posted 01/06/2017)

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Attached is this months review received from the Chief Constable...((link). Ken Harwood also had a meeting with our Divisional Police Inspector to discuss ongoing issues within the village, such as the ASB at Hedgecourt Lake. There has been a police presence down there and it seems to have become a little quieter of late (no nitrous oxide cylinders in the car park for a start). The traffic management issue on Crawley Down Road was also discussed. We wait to see what emanates from that conversation.


Laser lights (Posted 01/06/2017)

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At a Gatwick meeting yesterday Ken Harwood was informed of a potential problem surrounding the use of laser pens being shone into the flight decks of aircraft flying in the airspace above Gatwick. Ken volunteered to liaise with our Police Inspector to ensure that there was a level of awareness amongst officers. In the meantime, if you happen to see any such activity, please call the police immediately.


East Surrey Conservative MP meets Felbridge residents (Posted 01/06/2017)

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District Councillor Ken Harwood hosted a house meeting last evening, to which our prospective Conservative candidate (Sam Gyimah) attended. There were a number of residents from around the village present, and a lively debate occurred.
Sam set three main personal local issues of his campaign, they being:-
1. Strive to achieve a better financial settlement from Government for Surrey
2. Continue to protect the Green Belt
3. Regeneration of both Oxted and Caterham town centres.
Postal votes can now be sent in and proxy votes can be arranged if you happen not to be here in Felbridge on the 8th June to vote.


Smishing Fraud (Posted 01/06/2017)

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Smishing - the term used for SMS phishing - is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims' money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message. Attached is information from police about a smishing fraud....(link)

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