Yellow lines proposed to stop A23 Junction Parking

Reigate & Banstead Local Committee on Monday 1st March will consider recommends to add double yellow lines around the key junctions onto the A23 in Merstham. Current irresponsible parking has lead to a regular number of accidents where drivers pulling out of side roads such as Station Road North have been unable to view on-coming traffic due sight lines being blocked by parked cars.

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Proposed changes to A23 Cycle Lane Parking

Merstham Councillors are looking for residents views on Surrey County Council’s proposals for changes to the parking and cycle lane on the bridge over the M25 in Merstham.

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Proposed Wells Place parking controls to end lorry parking

After years of regular disturbance for residents living close to Wells Place in Merstham, proposed overnight parking controls may bring the end to sleepless nights.
Parking controls are now proposed to restrict all parking from Monday to Sunday, 7.00pm to 8.00am

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Councillors call for planning decisions to be kept local

Councillors are being asked for their views on the Government’s proposals for a central Infrastructure Planning Committee (IPC), that would take away current local planning powers to decide on large infrastructure projects in their area such as new runways, railways, roads or power stations.

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Don’t lose your chance to vote at year’s general election?

The Council is urging Merstham residents not to wait until the date of the general election is announced before registering to vote.
Registering to vote only takes a few minutes. You can either print off a Register of Electors form (pdf) from the Register of Electors page Council’s website or telephone the Council’s Help Line on 01737 276000.

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Reigate & Banstead set to freeze council tax

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s share of the annual council tax bill looks set to be frozen at last year’s rate, after the Executive agreed to recommend a 0% increase.
If agreed at the meeting of the full Council on 11 February (2010) it would be first time in the Council’s history there has been no rise.

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Residents save on energy bills with energy monitor lending scheme

More than 400 residents have taken advantage of a Surrey County Council scheme designed to help save up to £150 each year on energy bills. The energy monitor lending scheme has proved most popular in Reigate and Banstead, with 64 individuals and families borrowing the devices from one of the borough’s six libraries during October and November.

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Scheme launched to catch email Scammers

Merstham residents ars being asked to help Surrey County Council’s trading standards team in the fight against scam mail by making February Scamnesty month.
Between 1 and 26 February 2010 there will be Scamnesty bins at the Merstham HelpShop on Portland Drive and the Age Concern building on Weldon Way for residents to dump their scam mail.

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