200 new Police Constables planned by Surrey Police

Surrey Police is developing new plans to put large numbers of frontline police officers on our streets, focused on tackling vital issues such as anti-social behaviour and organised crime gangs. Planning is currently at a very early stage, but Surrey Police Authority will be asked to agree interim plans on December 10 before more detailed work takes place.

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Free Christmas Parking days

To support local traders this Christmas the Council is holding free parking days in each of the borough’s four town centres during the festive season.
The move aims to help traders and shoppers alike and offers the prospect of saving up to £5.00 for a day’s parking in the Council’s car parks, meaning Christmas shoppers will be able to afford to spend a little more on their presents.

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Merstham Bus Service changes – have your say on proposals

Surrey Country Council are looking for your say on proposed changes to Bus Services in Merstham as part of a review of subsidised bus service across the country. The aim is to provide a better, fairer bus service for users where it is most needed. Proposed changes will effect Routes 430 and 435 and will introduce a direct service to Reigate.

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Council support scheme to improve household insulation

A revolutionary new energy efficiency detecting system delivered by a fleet of bespoke vehicles is set to hit the road in Reigate & Banstead early in the new year.The project in Reigate & Banstead is being carried out in partnership with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, to improve energy efficiency measures in homes throughout the borough.

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Surrey to take a fresh approach to highways maintenance

Surrey County Council will be looking to secure a new contract to improve the county’s highways for residents, following a Cabinet decision.
For the last six years Ringway and Carillion have been working on behalf of the council to maintain and improve roads throughout the county, under the Surrey Highways Partnership. Following a tendering process the successful bidder will begin operating under a brand new contract, from April 2011.

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Surrey seeks your views minerals plan

Surrey County Council is looking for your views on plans for mineral extraction in Surrey, including the expansion on works on Nutfield Marsh over the next 15 years.

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Rocky Lane Temporary Closure – December 2009

Rocky Lane in Merstham is closed for one day to enable British Telecom to erect a telegraph pole. These works are anticipated to be complete within one day of the one-month period of operation of the Order, which commences on 4th December 2009. The closure will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times. Access for pedestrians and vehicular access to premises will be maintained via diversion.

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Police step up patrols following criminal damage at Merstham cemetery

Police officers from Reigate and Banstead’s Safer Neighbourhood Team have increased patrols in Merstham to deter people from causing criminal damage. The move comes after a large granite urn had been removed from a grave and thrown into a bush and other graveside ornaments were damaged.

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