Surrey County Council Highway Maintenance and Volunteer scheme

Surrey County Council Highway Maintenance and Volunteer scheme

Last year many residents and others raised questions and complaints regarding the cutting of our roadside verges and the central reservation on the A217. It now appears this maintenance will, in the future, be undertaken by Surrey County Council (Highways) and not Reigate and Banstead Council. Surrey County Council operates a policy that they call the ’Blue Campaign’ briefly; this policy reduces the frequency of cutting highway verges. In doing so, they suggest that it will allow native plant species to thrive, and in some areas, additional steps can be taken to prepare the ground, sow native wildflower seeds and…
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Surrey County Council are seeking your opinion on the draft Budget for 2023/2014. Please have a look it affects you.

2023/24 budget consultation Overview The council is setting its budget for 2023/24 and has set out plans for £1,095.6m (just over £1bn) of spending. The information below gives further detail as to how that is divided by services, as well as the challenges facing the council. We would like your views on the draft budget by completing a short survey. Complete the survey and give us your views The issue The council faced a budget gap of £83m for next year, largely due to inflation pushing up the cost of delivering services, but also due to increasing demand for services,…
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Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees

9th Reigate Scout Group will be selling locally grown Christmas Trees again from 2nd December. Click here www.9thReigate.org.uk/shop for more information.
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Santa Run the Rec: Sunday 4-December 2022

Santa Run the Rec: Sunday 4-December 2022

Calling all Santa's - 'Run the Rec 5k’ event has gone all festive, please join us in your Santa suits on Sunday 4-December 2022 @9:00am in the Kingswood Recreation Ground. All Santa's are welcome to run, jog or walk, open to adults and children of all abilities and your welcome to bring your dog. Dates & Tickets: All our events can be found on Eventbrite via this link and we would request you register online to book your ticket to take part or volunteer. Limited parking in surrounding roads, therefore we would request if you live near the recreational ground to walk to the event…
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Constituency Boundary Changes

Constituency Boundary Changes

Our local Councillors have informed us that the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is redrawing the national parliamentary constituency boundaries to rebalance the number of electors represented by each MP. This proposed change may affect us. This is not a government initiative. The Boundary Commission is an independent body that ensures parity between the number of electors in each area of the country. Over time new houses are built, and residents move from one area to another, which can impact the number of voters in an area. A new revised map of constituency proposals has been published on the BCE’s…
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Run the Rec: 5K Kingswood Recreation Ground

Run the Rec: 5K Kingswood Recreation Ground

This is a free community event for adults, children and dogs to run, jog or walk 5K always starting at 9:00am, similar to Parkrun events.  If you would like to be involved in the fun but not run, then we are looking for volunteers to help marshal, tail walker, and timekeeper.   The goal is to setup a new regular Parkrun in the Kingswood Recreation Ground to use this great open green space to support wellbeing and sport services for our community.  We are trying to raise money to help launch a Parkrun event and a target of £3,000. For our…
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Ukrainian refugees

Ukrainian refugees

Local Information - Source Chris Grayling MP and Councillor Rachel Turner Firstly on the tragic situation in the Ukraine, following a meeting on Friday night, we have now formed a group locally to prepare for the arrival of Ukrainian refugees in the area. Some will be staying with their families, but there will be a need to provide homes or accommodation for those without local connections here. The process is being co-ordinated by the local Refugee Network, together with a group of local churches, myself and one of the Borough Councillors. Anyone who wants to be a host for one…
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