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Flood Grant Deadline Extended

by Mike Ward on 15 February, 2015

The County Council has extended the deadline for applying for grants to protect homes against future flooding to 20 March 2015. The grants are available to people who were flooded between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014. They are for measures to contain or reduce the impact of future flooding and the maximum is […]

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Liberal Democrat Roger Abbott is calling for Surrey County Council to carry out a full geological survey to understand the sources of groundwater flooding threats to Brockham & Betchworth. Please sign his petition. He says, “The risk of flooding continues to be a major concern in parts of our villages. A large element of this […]

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County Council allows composting at Swires Farm

by Mike Ward on 29 July, 2014

Unfortunately the County Council’s Planning Committee has approved the application for composting at Swires Farm. This over-rides the objections of Mole Valley District Council and many local residents. See here for more detail. Councillor Stephen Cooksey, who represents residents in Blackbrook Road north of the Henfold Lane railway bridge argued for refusal at the meeting […]

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Prudential Ride London misses Ockley next year

by Mike Ward on 28 December, 2013

Ockley will not be directly affected by the Prudential Ride London event to be held on Sunday 10 August 2014. However, the route will come as far south as Forest Green and will also significantly affect Dorking, Westcott and Coldharbour. It has also been confirmed that the event will continue for another 4 years. But […]

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Questioning of the Leader of the County Council by my colleague, Liberal Democrat County Councillor Hazel Watson(Dorking Hills), has revealed that Surrey’s council taxpayers have provided £381,250 to The Tour of Britain Ltd which organises the Tour of Britain Road race. She said, “Despite the Conservative Cabinet Member responsible for the cycling events (Helyn Clack, also […]

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Mole Valley District Council’s Development Control Committee has recommended that the application for green waste processing at Swires Farm should be rejected. The application will be decided at Surrey County Council’s Planning Committee on 8 January. Speaking in the debate, Liberal Democrat Councillor, Valerie Homewood (Beare Green), said, “Henfold Lane is narrow. It’s got a […]

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Pebble Hill safety measures

by Mike Ward on 21 December, 2013

A year ago residents submitted a petition calling for the speed limit on Pebble Hill to be reduced to 30mph because of road safety concerns. Unfortunately the request was turned down as the police did not support it because of the results of their speed test. However, some signing and road markings were agreed. A […]

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Lib Dems call for school transport improvements

by Mike Ward on 11 December, 2013

Surrey County Council has announced a review of school transport, but from the start has said: ‘Surrey County Council is not proposing any changes to its home to school transport policy for 2015’. If this sounds crazy to you, then you can tell them what you think by going to the consultation. My colleague, Stephen […]

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Swires Farm Henfold Lane new waste application

by Mike Ward on 24 October, 2013

The owners of Swires Farm, Henfold Lane, have submitted another planning application for a windrow composting plant (to process green refuse) on their land. Composting our garden waste locally is of course a good idea in principle and may well save the Council money. The question is whether this site is an appropriate place to […]

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Surrey County Council has now decided that the limit in the village will be reduced to 30 mph. Also, along the A217 from the Longbridge roundabout to the Hookwood roundabout and up to the Mill Lane junction the limit will go down to 40 mph. These changes are expected to be implemented by March next […]

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