Council aiming to cut energy usage by 30%

Council’s Executive have agreed to target a reduction in the Council’s own energy usage, and hence carbon emissions, of 30% over the period to 2014. The Council has been undertaking a major project with the Carbon Trust to identify ways of saving energy.

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Merstham youth to benefit from new opportunities

Surrey County Council will oversee the creation of up to 350 jobs for young people after helping the Surrey Economic Partnership win nearly £2.3 million to tackle unemployment. Surrey’s youth unemployment hotspots, such as Merstham is to be earmarked as one of the priority area.

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Mayor’s Merstham charity curry night

Mayor of Reigate and Banstead invites you to a Charity Curry evening at Merstham Tandoori in Portland Drive on Wed 3rd Feb. The event is in aid of the Mayors charities, including Dyscover for stroke victims, Reigate and Redhill YMCA and Brambles Respite Care Centre in Horley, for peopl with MS.

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St Katharine’s launch fundraising with a Band

Members of St Katharine’s Church in Merstham are launching a £200,000 restoration fundraising campaign with a 60s night at Merstham Village hall on Saturday 6th February.

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Time is running out to comment on Merstham bus service changes

Time is running out to comment on proposed changes to Merstham’s bus services 430 and 435. Residents have until this Sunday 31st Jab to give their views on changes to local bus services. Routes effected in Merstham are the 430 (Merstham – Frenches Road – Redhill – East Surrey Hospital – Mead Vale – Woodhatch) and the 435 (Merstham – Nutfield Rd – Watercolour – Redhill – Royal Earlswood Park – East Surrey Hospital – Whitebushes – Woodhatch – South Park – Reigate)

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Police appeal for witnesses after arson attack

Around 10.10pm on Sunday, 24 January, a fire was deliberately started at a property in Huddlestone Crescent, causing a substantial amount of damage. No-one was inside the house at the time.
A 22 year-old man from Tadworth has been arrested on suspicion of arson and is in custody at Reigate Police station.

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Council puts extra funds into pothole repairs

Surrey County Council is taking immediate action to tackle the increase in potholes following the severe weather by investing an additional £½ million into pothole repairs.

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Public consultation on Purbeck Close re-development

Raven Housing Trust are holding a public consultation on plans to re-develop Purbeck Close in Merstham with a mixed flat and family houses development. The proposals would replace aging shelter housing flats and bungalows which no longer meets the minimum standards for acceptable living.

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Furzefield Wood New Year’s Tidy Up – Sun 24th

Tired of being snowed in and want to get outdoors and start the year off with a healthy, fun activity…we need your help in Furzefield Wood Merstham.
Get involved with the Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Greenspace Project team and other local volunteers and help make your community in Merstham one of the most hands-on, green-fingered and proud communities in Surrey!

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Refuse and Recycling collections to get back to normal

Following the disruption to refuse and recycling collections caused by the recent bad weather over the last few, council staff are planning to have collections back to normal this week.
As from Monday 18 January the council will be resuming normal refuse, recycling and garden waste collections as well as the collection of Christmas trees.

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