Today sees the launch of the Oxted Open for Business campaign, which is being led by the Council and the Love Oxted Business Improvement District (BID) to encourage residents to support local shops.
The spring issue of the Tandridge magazine features profiles of people from the local business community who are helping create a vibrant future for the town. The campaign will offer support to the shops and businesses in Oxted, while the building work associated with RegenOxted takes place.
The RegenOxted programme is an ambitious multi-million pound programme of strategically important projects which includes the removal of the gasholder, the provision of additional parking, an Urban Redesign project and commercial space and a business hub to encourage the start-up and growth of local businesses.
The demolition of the gasholder in Oxted is well underway and due to complete around May 2019. Following the demolition, groundworks will take place before work begins to build 111 one, two and three bedroom apartments alongside car parking and landscaped courtyard gardens. The first homes are due for completion in January 2021.
The RegenOxted programme is being delivered in partnership with Surrey County Council, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, St William Homes LLP and the Love Oxted BID.
Councillor Martin Fisher, Leader of the Council, said: “I am delighted to support the Oxted Open for Business campaign. As local resident, I am a regular visitor to the shops which provide a wide variety of services. It is so important we invest in our town to ensure it remains a vibrant place where all businesses can thrive.”
Tracey Shrimpton, Love Oxted BID Manager, said: “We are delighted to partner with the Council in this initiative – Oxted is a very special town, which we must ensure is sustainable for the future. Many of our businesses have long standing relationships with customers and benefit from their loyalty and support, but we all recognise the challenges currently faced by small businesses. This campaign is an opportunity to celebrate the unique businesses in our town which make Oxted a great place to visit, shop, eat out and work.”
To keep up to date with the RegenOxted programme, please sign up for the Council’s e-newsletter by visiting www.tandridge.gov.uk/signup.