MP Calls for Residents to be compensated for the stink

Merstham’s MP Crispin Blunt has called for Redhill Landfill operator Biffa to compensate residents for the on-going stink

Merstham re-elects Cllr Mark Brunt

Cllr Mark Brunt re-elected Merstham ward councillor following 3rd May local elections

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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Council issues warning about fraudulent council tax calls

Merstham residents are being urged to be on their guard after Tandridge District Council warned its residents about a council tax scam, after one of its residents was called by someone claiming to be from the Council Tax Team and asking for their bank account details. The caller told the resident they were entitled to a council tax refund.

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Petition to reroute 430/435 buses the original road route

Merstham resident Glyn Trathan has taken advantage of Surrey County Council’s online ePetition service to call for the 430/435 Metrobuses from Merstham to Reigate to follow the original bus route via Delebole Road and Radstock way and ending the new one way route via Chilmark Gardens.

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Merstham councillor launches crossing improvement petition

Merstham ward Councillor Graeme Crome has launched an e-Petition calling on Surrey Country Highways to make urgent improvements to the Bletchingley Road zebra crossing follow safety concerns from many local residents.

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Reigate & Banstead launch No.10 style ePetitions website

Reigate & Banstead Council residents wishing to raise an issue or concern or have their views heard on a council matter or policy, can now create and sign “No.10” style ePetitions online via the Reigate & Banstead Council Website’s ePetitions service.

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Make sure you fill in the electoral canvass to keep your vote!

The Council sent over 58,000 registration forms to household in the Borough as part of the annual electoral canvass which runs from September to November. Residents are urged to fill in and return their forms quickly, or take advantage of the facility to complete the form online or by mobile phone. If people do not respond the Council has to spend council tax funds sending further letters and visiting homes individually.

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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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Forensic marking helps residents Beat the Burglar

Merstham residents are being encouraged to help police ‘Beat the Burglar’ through the use of forensic marking products as part of a new campaign that will run throughout September.
The campaign aims to give crime reduction advice for members of the public and businesses and target offenders to deter them from committing offences.

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Residents can now txt-check how long till the next bus

Running for the bus could be a thing of the past thanks to Surrey County Council’s new mobile phone text service. Bus users can now find out how long until the next three services are away by texting a unique bus stop code to 84268.

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Free access to local hidden heritage of historic buildings

The historic Town Hall in Reigate & Banstead is opening its doors to the public as part of Heritage Open Days weekend, which, will be taking place across the borough, between Thursday 9th and Sunday 12th September, offering free access to medieval underground caves, historic listed buildings, museums and churches.

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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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