Flooding possible in East Surrey

The Environment Agency has announced that groundwater flooding is possible in East Surrey following the recent higher than average rainfall.

If you think you are at risk of flooding please start to prepare. Check flood warnings by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188, which provides recorded flood information and provides advice from an operator 24 hours a day.

If you’re affected by flooding, we’ll help where we can, but we need to prioritise help for our council housing and properties with vulnerable residents.

Council agrees district council tax increase for 2020/2021

Last week’s Council meeting agreed an increase of £5 a year for a Band D property in Tandridge District Council’s share of the council tax for 2020/2021. The meeting also agreed the Council’s budget for next year.

The Council’s share of Band D council tax will increase to £220.98, which is just under £4.25 a week and will help pay for a wide range of vital services like recycling and waste collections, developing town centres, parks and open spaces and supporting our most vulnerable residents.  

Council declares a climate emergency

Last week’s Council meeting agreed steps for the Council to tackle climate change across the district, including declaring a climate emergency.

Following a motion put forward by Councillor Chris Botten, which received overwhelming cross party support, it was agreed the Council will produce its own Climate Change Action Plan, setting out how the Council is already and will continue to reduce its environmental impact, with a view to being carbon neutral by 2030.

Commercial property to let: Pavilion, Grange Meadow Recreation Ground, Bletchingley

This single storey building is now available to let, having most recently been used as a rehearsal and storage space for a theatre group. The building is comprised of a main room, side room, kitchenette and male and female/disabled WC. There is disabled access to the side of the building and a hard surfaced car park to the rear of the building, suitable for four vehicles and a small adjacent storage shed.