Housing Committee agrees to a consultation about the Douglas Brunton Centre

The Housing Committee agreed to a consultation about the services currently provided at the Douglas Brunton Centre (DBC). The aim of the consultation is to look at the responses and work with partners to identify opportunities to improve or provide services in a different and potentially more sustainable way. The Council will consult with a broad range of stakeholders, from the Centre’s users, churches, leisure providers, local groups, social care and health providers and Caterham on the Hill Parish Council.…

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AGM & Network Lunch

TANDRIDGE VOLUNTARY ACTION Invites you to attend the Annual General Meeting and Network Lunch Thursday 27 September 2018, 12.00 noon – 2.30pm  The Sacred Heart Church Hall, Essendene Road, Caterham, CR3 5PA Click for here map Raising the profile of your charity and successful fundraising. Speaker – David Annand has extensive experience of charity profile raising and fundraising. He will share his volunteering story and give tips on promoting charities, including use of social media and websites. Having worked on…

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It’s a Scandal conference

Recent research by the Charity Commission found that the public ‘now trust charities less than they trust the average person in the street’. High profile charity closures following allegations of mismanagement, aggressive fundraising practices, questions over CEO salaries and more recently international development sex abuse scandals have seen levels of public trust in charities eroded. Our autumn conference entitled ‘It’s a scandal?’  takes place on Thursday 11 October where we’ll be taking a closer look at the impact these headline…

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Calling East Surrey Groups!

Calling East Surrey Groups! Community Foundation for Surrey have a number of funds supporting Reigate and Banstead, Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell and Tandridge, for organisations which play an important role in the local community. If you are a group in East Surrey, they would love to hear from you! Application Deadline 19th October! Please be aware of their revised application deadline for this next round! If you are yet to submit an Expression of Interest for funding to any of our donor…

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Thank you for taking part in the Draft Local Plan Consultation

Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation about the draft Local Plan which will shape the future of the district up to 2033. The consultation, known as a Regulation 19 consultation, was open for six weeks until 5pm on Monday 10 September. This phase of consultation was an opportunity for residents to comment about whether the draft plan is legally compliant with planning legislation and whether it meets the tests of ‘soundness’ which are set out in…

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Housing Committee to be given an update about the Douglas Brunton Centre

On Thursday 13 September at 7.30pm the Housing Committee will be updated about the option of leasing a large part of the Douglas Brunton Centre (DBC) in Caterham to St Catherine’s Hospice, along with how the Council is consulting users of the centre. In addition, a petition will be presented by users of the centre asking for the centre to remain as it is. In the last few weeks Councillor Nick Childs, Chair of the Housing Committee and Vice-Chairman Liz…

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Don’t lose your voice – residents urged to check their voter registration details

Local residents are being warned they could lose their voice on matters which affect them if they don’t check their annual canvass form as soon as possible. With local elections taking place in May 2019, the canvass form is how residents can make sure they’re able to vote next year. Everyone should have received one in the post and it is important they are checked and updated online, or returned by post. The returned forms are used to make sure…

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Interested in volunteering in the Caterham area?

Caterham Volunteer Centre has moved to the Douglas Brunton Centre, 25 Chaldon Road, Caterham CR3 5PG. Open on Mondays, with a Drop-In from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Pop in for a chat, or give Volunteering Manager Helen Hammer a call. (07741 657182). We also give advice and support to local charities. Get in touch to find out more.   DBC Manager Stella Banks and Volunteering Manager Helen Hammer pictured outside the Douglas Brunton Centre.   .

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