There are lots of ways you can make a difference in Surrey. Here are just 10 of them.
If you see flytipping, graffiti, an abandoned car, someone driving using a mobile phone, speeding, or aggressive driving, help us by reporting it. You can report these and many other issues including potholes, litter, dog fouling and broken street lights using the forms and links on our website, via e-mail or by phone.
Make new friends and improve the quality of life for other people in your community. You can make a difference in lots of ways, such as helping an elderly neighbour with their shopping, or providing legal advice for a local charity. Contact Surrey Community Action (This link will open in a new window) on 01483 566072 for details of your local volunteer bureau. Help your community by becoming a police support volunteer. Call 0800 328 7597 or visit www.surrey.police.uk/careers/volunteers.asp. (This link will open in a new window)
Members are updated with the latest home security and crime prevention advice and may even qualify for a home insurance discount. Visit Surrey Police website (This link will open in a new window)or speak to your local neighbourhood police officer for details of your local scheme or how to set up a new one.
You could help shape the future of your area, whether it is about local parks, community centres, schools or services for older people. Find out more about becoming a councillor.
Help reduce road accidents by joining a Community Speed Watch (This link will open in a new window). A minimum of six volunteer residents are needed to set up a scheme. Call 01483 637499.
Help raise standards in local schools. Contact your local school (This link will open in a new window) to see if there are any governor vacancies.
If you are over 18, fit and interested in part-time policing why not become a Special Constable? They have the same powers as police officers and wear a similar uniform. Call 0800 328 7597 or visit www.surrey.police.uk/careers/careers_special.asp (This link will open in a new window).
Check standards in Surrey Police custody centres and the treatment of people detained by becoming an Independent Custody Visitor. Contact Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner by e-mail SurreyPCC@surrey.police.uk or call 01483 630200.
Make the most of your area and what it has to offer - whether you want pubs, restaurants, shops, places to visit, leisure activities, local clubs and groups, or parks and open spaces. Get together with friends, family and neighbours to set up a community event. It could be a street party, fete, fun run or litter pick. Visit your Guide to Tandridge or www.visitsurrey.com (This link will open in a new window).
Change4Life (This link will open in a new window) aims to prevent people from becoming overweight by encouraging them to eat better and move more. You can get involved as an individual, or as a community group working with local schools, clubs and leisure centres.
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Tandridge District Council
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Oxted RH8 0BT
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