Peter Ainsworth, former East Surrey MP

We are very sad to hear about the death of our former MP, Peter Ainsworth. 

Jackie King, Acting Chief Executive, said: “Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. Peter was a very popular, well known and respected MP. He had a lot of time for his constituents and was a very visible member of the community. He always made time for businesses and residents. Everyone knew who he was.”  

Don’t forget to register to vote to have your say in local elections

On 6 May residents will be voting for who should represent them in the County, District, Parish and Police and Crime Commissioner elections. There is also the referendum on the Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan.

With less than a month to go, we wanted to remind you of some key dates.

Shop, eat and drink local

From 12 April, we are encouraging residents, visitors and people who work in the district to support the many local businesses which will be reopening.

Delays to the new waste collection service

We are sorry the new recycling, rubbish and food waste collection service has got off to a slow start this week, causing delayed or missed collections. We appreciate the inconvenience this causes. This week, the crews have been driving and operating the brand new vehicles for the first time and learning how to use the new onboard technology. There are also new collection routes around the district which they are driving for the first time. This has had an impact on the service and has led...

Grant funding boost for the district’s leisure centres

We are pleased to announce we have been successful in our bid for funding from the government’s National Leisure Recovery Fund (NLRF), made available to help support the recovery of publicly owned leisure centres in England.

The £140,000 grant will be used to help support the reopening of Tandridge Leisure Centre in Oxted, de Stafford Sports Centre in Caterham and The Village Health Club, also in Caterham.

Residents will soon be able to visit the facilities when they reopen for indoor activities from 12 April, in line with government guidelines.


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