New recycling and refuse service moves a step closer

Coming Summer 2012 – New easy way for Merstham residents to recycle more rubbish directly from their homes moved a step closer with the arrival of the first new refuse vehicles.

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Merstham High Street repaired rather than replaced

Missing Royal British Legion bench has been repaired and restored by local councillor after it with damaged and condemned as irreparable.

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Merstham shared garden scheme to be launched

Raven Housing Trust is launching a shared garden scheme in Merstham that matches people with under-used gardens to gardeners

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Volunteers help clean up Furzefield Woods

Merstham residents joined by volunteers from far and wide to help clear away rubbish dumped in Furzefield Woods.

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Council offer free Energy Efficiency events for local business

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, in partnership with the Carbon Trust and Surrey Chambers of Commerce are offering local businesses free Energy Saving advice, Saving energy is one of the easiest ways for businesses to cut costs

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Furzefield Woods Clean Up Day Sat 4th Feb

This Saturday (4th Feb) Surrey Wildlife Trust are seeking local volunteers to help clean up and restore some of this local natural habitat in Furzefield Wood Merstham. The event will start at 10am, meeting at the corner of Laxton Gardens and Radstock Way and finish at 2pm.

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Car park goes green with new energy efficient lights

As part of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s commitment to reduce energy consumption, new low emission energy saving lights have being installed at Clarendon Road car park.
Contractors have replace the old fluorescent lighting tubes with new energy saving, efficient lights, which also give out a whiter, brighter light than the old ones.

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Nominate your environmental champions for Love Where You Live Awards

Do you know someone, or a local group, who litter-picks their local area, makes a special contribution to conserving the borough’s landscape or works hard to improve the local environment for the benefit of everyone? Then why not nominate them for a Love Where You Live Award?

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Council approves 30% cut in energy costs and emissions

Ambitious plans by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council to cut its energy costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by a massive 30 per cent over five years were given the go-ahead by the Executive last Thursday (25 March 2010).

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Should Merstham follow Torbay’s approach to dog fouling problem

Merstham councillors are asking concerned local residents if the Council should follow Torbay’s controversial campaign for tackling dog fouling in Merstham.
Torbay’s successful but controversial campaign featured a hard-hitting image appearing to show a young child eating dog faeces which they found in a playground, with the headline “Children will put anything in their mouths”.

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