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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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Gatwick noise increased? New campaign group formed

by Mike Ward on 21 October, 2014

A new campaign group, PlaneWrong, has been  formed to campaign against the changes in Gatwick departure routes to the north of the airport. People across a wide area from Capel to Beare Green and Coldharbour and then across the Holmwoods, Brockham, Betchworth & Leigh to Reigate and Redhill and beyond are being affected for the […]

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Aircraft nuisance to continue to November

by Mike Ward on 13 August, 2014

Information from the Civil Aviation Authority reveals that the noise nuisance from aircraft flying the new flight paths is likely to continue until November. A review and final decision is due at that point. This means that it is vital to keep complaining, even after the consultation closes on 14 August, whenever we are disturbed […]

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If you live in The Holmwoods, Beare Green, Capel or parts of Brockham, Betchworth & Leigh, you will have been only too aware of the increase in flights and noise overhead since the start of the year. For many of us, we have gone from having occasional flights, but not enough to be much of […]

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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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Locals to get better share of social housing?

by Mike Ward on 15 August, 2013

My colleague Paul Potter, Mole Valley District Councillor for Brockham, Betchworth & Buckland, is trying to get a better deal for local residents when it comes to allocating social housing. He wants villagers to have more chance of being able to remain in the village where they grew up or have family, work or school […]

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Major Road Repair Programme but gaps remain

by Mike Ward on 20 June, 2013

The County Council has announced a major programme of road repairs throughout the County thanks to additional funding from the Government. This means that several roads will be repaired over the next 5 years including some that have been in poor condition for some time and that we have mentioned here or in FOCUS. These […]

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