New local Primary School proposed by Surrey Cabinet

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet agree to allocated funds to build a new primary (2-form) , 430 places school in the Redhill / Merstham area and have instructed the Head of Estates Planning and Management, to seek to find and enter into negotiations to acquire a site for a new School.

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New Merstham Youth Group – Nautical Training Corps (NTC)

A new youth group is being setup in Merstham, based at St Nicholas School in Merstham. The Nautical Training Corps (NTC) is a uniformed youth organisation based in the south of England, that aims to help young people develop their full potential through nautically based training.

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Mayor helps to launch Merstham Neighbours scheme

Mayor of Reigate & Banstead, helps to officially launch that Merstham Neighbours Scheme at the Village Hall in Merstham. Merstham Neighbours is a local volunteers scheme offering assistance and support to any residents in the Merstham area, who may need a little extra help.

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Have your say on Donyngs improvement plans

Detailed proposals for a £3.4m revamp of Donyngs Recreation Centre in Redhill are on show and the Council is calling on local residents to have their say on the improvement plans as part of a two-week consultation. A display in Donyngs’ foyer shows the new layout for the centre, artist’s impressions of the proposed new facilities and information about the refurbishment programme, along with feedback forms so customers can give their views.

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Home composting, residents encouraged to “give it a grow”

Council is using Compost Awareness Week (2-10 May 2010) to encourage more Merstham residents to start recycling their kitchen, household and garden waste by composting at home. “Give it a grow”, the theme of this year’s Compost Awareness Week, aims to encourage us all to try something different, like having a go at home composting or extending the range of waste we compost to do our bit for the environment.

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Relief for residents as Wells Place parking controls installed

After years of regular noise disturbance for residents living close to Wells Place light industrial area in Merstham, parking controls to prevent overnight lorry parking have now been installed.
New yellow line restrict any parking both sides of Wells Place from the existing parking controls in a direction north to the highway extents (to the private section of Wells Place) between the hours of 19:00 to 08:00 seven days a week.

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Council’s recycling team hit the road

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s recycling team is hitting the road over the coming months to bring the “reduce, reuse and recycle” message out to residents to help them waste less, and hopefully save money at the same time.
The Recycling Road show will be in Merstham for the Quality Street Fair on the 3rd July.

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Knit and Natter Group launched in Merstham

A new weekly arts and craft group, ‘Knit and Natter’ is being launched at the Merstham Community Facility (44 Portland Drive, Merstham) on Friday 23rd April 10-12AM.
The new group for anyone who enjoys knitting, crochet, cross stitch and other crafts.
Come along to share hints, swap patterns, meet new people, learn new skills and have a cuppa and a chat. Everyone is Welcome! Bring whatever you are working on at the moment.

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Police issue warning after trickster tradesmen con pensioners

Local Police are reminding residents not to use tradesman who cold-call at their homes after a number of elderly residents were conned out of more than £9,000.

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Only days left to secure your vote in time for May 6th

Voters only have a few days left to secure their vote at the UK general election and local borough election on 6 May.
If you don’t want to miss out on you right to Vote you need to act now and register by the 20th April.
You can download a voter registration form from the Council’s website or telephone the Council’s Help Line on 01737 276000.

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