Are you Brexit ready?

With the October 31 deadline for leaving the EU looming, residents, the voluntary sector and businesses are being urged to check whether they are ready for Brexit. The County Council is following government advice and has been planning for some time to ensure we are prepared, working with multi-agency partners like the Police, NHS, Highways England and Surrey Chamber of Commerce to help keep Surrey safe, moving, and preventing and minimising any impact of disruption to communities, traffic and the…

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How Proposed Changes to Sexual Harassment Law May Affect Charities and Volunteers

The government is consulting on new laws which could mean significant changes for charities and volunteering. One of the most far-reaching proposals is to extend legal protections of the Equality Act to volunteers, not just staff. This could dramatically change organisations’ responsibilities to their volunteers and liability for their actions. Read the article here If you have any questions related to the consultation, please email

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Local Plan Examination Date Set

The public examination hearings for Our Local Plan: 2033, will start on Tuesday 8 October at 9.30am and will be heard by planning Inspector Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI. A key part of the examination process is a series of public hearing sessions. Representatives including parish councils, development professionals, residents and other stakeholders, whose attendance has been agreed in advance with the Inspector, will take part in a series of round table discussions which the Inspector will lead. The…

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Funding programmes opening 2nd September for Surrey applications

Community Foundation for Surrey have a growing programme of funds to support a range of needs across the county. Visit their website to see the projects we can help. They welcome Expressions of Interest at any time and look forward to hearing from you! Application deadline for there main grants programme 18th October 2019! Need advice on funding? You can meet with their friendly Grants Team to receive one to one funding advice and support on applications and assessments. To…

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Citizens Advice Oxted & District Appoints a New Manager

Citizens Advice in Oxted are very pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Wyncoll, an Oxted resident, to head up the local advice office. Catherine brings with her 10 years of Citizens Advice experience in a number of roles in Oxted, Epsom and Caterham. Catherine said: ‘I am thrilled to be taking over the Oxted office where I originally started as a volunteer, providing high quality advice that truly helps residents in our community with the problems they face. This…

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Views sought on Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan

The Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan has been published today by Tandridge District Council and can be viewed online at This marks the start of a six week consultation, which finishes at 5pm, on Monday 2 September 2019. The plan has been drawn up by a Steering Group representing Caterham Hill, Caterham Valley, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Parish Councils. It sets out what the area could look like in the future, reflecting what the local community would like to…

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Money matters

Surrey residents who are struggling on low incomes can benefit from a free help and advice project provided by local charity, Surrey Community Action to help their money go further. Surrey Community Action’s Money Matters project has helped 147 people and saved households just over £6,200 so far. The project, which is funded by Sobbell Foundation and The Henry Smith Charity, covers information about how to reduce energy bills by switching suppliers, the Priority Services Register, as well as practical…

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