Register to vote in December’s general election

Tandridge District Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered to vote in the next general election. On Thursday 12 December voters will go to the polls to elect their Member of Parliament in the general election. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 26 November. Anyone not registered to vote at their current address can register online at www.gov.uk/registertovote. Voting by post If you will be unable to cast your vote in person on…

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Are you Funding Ready?

Do you have a project that needs funding, but you don’t know where to begin? With over 30 years’ experience of helping organisations to find, apply, and manage funding, GRANTfinder knows how you can maximise your funding potential to accelerate your project to success. Whilst different funding programmes will operate their own criteria and work to their own priorities, this guide will help you to navigate those areas that are universal to funding and to ask the important questions to…

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The Alzheimer’s Society has recognised Oxted as a Dementia Friendly Community.

Surrey County Council has been working with Tandridge District Council, community and voluntary organisations and local businesses and residents to support those living with dementia in Oxted. The town has been recognised for its support to help people living with dementia feel understood, respected and confident living in their community. Oxted was awarded the Dementia Friendly Community status after making small and impactful changes which included: Training staff at local businesses as Dementia Friends Showing businesses how to make their…

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Befrienders Networking Session October 17th 2019

Above pictured left to right are Elin Harrison, Ann Lawton and Christine Tebbutt We held another great networking session with over 35 people attending – a mixture of befrienders, befriendees, colleagues,TVA Trustees, staff and volunteers. It is always an enjoyable time when you bring people who love being with other people together in one room! On this occasion we needed to refresh ourselves on the issue of safeguarding and how it relates to the befriending roles. It was very helpful…

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Council’s financial position and services

As technology has transformed our daily lives, our residents expect the Council to provide services and information online, while continuing to provide the vital support for our more vulnerable residents. The Council is carrying out a transformation programme to modernise the way we work and to ensure we are able to meet current and future challenges. This is a phased programme of work and it is fair to say that it has been a very ambitious challenge. We have had…

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Trustee Drop-In Oxted

Wednesday 6 November 6.00pm – 8.00pm At the Oxted Community Hub (above the library) Do you want to support a cause or an issue you are passionate about? Would you like to support a local charity in you local community? Do you have skills and experience to offer as a Trustee?

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Network Lunch 14 November 2019

The last TVA Network Lunch of 2019 will be on Thursday 14 November from 12 noon to 2.30pm at St John’s Church, Church Way, Hurst Green RH9 9EA. Booking is essential, please email info@tva.org.uk or book via the website click here    

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Free Safeguarding Resources for all Charities

Every charity, regardless of type and size, should be a safe place – for all your beneficiaries, supporters, volunteers and staff. Building strong safeguarding practices and a safe culture can be complicated though, especially for those organisations taking their first steps in tackling them. To help, NCVO have now published a comprehensive collection of free resources – briefings, guides, tools, podcasts and videos. They are straightforward, practical and based on real world experience and the best expertise from across the voluntary sector Access the free safeguarding resources

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East Surrey Funding Fair

Tandridge Voluntary Action are working with Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead  to organise a Funding Information event for voluntary organisations across East Surrey on Thursday 28 November at Nutfield Lodge, Redhill. Come and meet a range of local and national funders who have funding and resources available for projects and services in East Surrey. For more information click here

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