Council commits additional investment to the Harlequin, despite opposition

Reigate & Banstead Council approved nearly £400,000 additional investment in the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill, despite strong opposition from Residents’ Association and Green Anti Cuts councillors who supported a motion to freeze the budget.

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Merstham refuse collection – 1st Dec Update

Latest reports from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council are that they intend to operate a full refuse collection service in the Merstham area tomorrow. Residents are asked to put out their bins for collection as usual. This service may still be subject to local conditions and their may still be difficulty’s reaching certain properties.

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Surrey’s public sector calls residents to have their say on services

Public bodies across Surrey have teamed up to call on local residents to have their say on services as the country braces itself for the tough times ahead. The initiative will give residents a unique opportunity to shape the delivery of future public services.

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Council publishes its spending online

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has published its financial data online for the first time, allowing people to analyse its spending into categories and see the suppliers used by the Council.

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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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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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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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