Aslef overtime ban

ASLEF OVERTIME BAN ON SOUTHERN IS DISPROPORTIONATE AND WILL INFLICT MISERY ON COMMUTERS I’m exasperated with ASLEF, who have once again threatened an indefinite overtime ban on Southern. This will mean that, from Thursday 29th June, hundreds of trains a day will be cancelled or delayed, resulting in huge disruption…

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Honours list

Really impressive that 3 East Surrey residents have been given Honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Huge congratulations to: – Belinda Earl OBE, Oxted, for services to retail – James Dick MBE, Limpsfield, for services to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – Gavin Lambert BEM, Horley, for services to…

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Grenfell Tower – Government response

Please find below actions the Government has taken in response to the horrific Grenfell fire tragedy: A commitment that victims who lost their homes be rehoused within a maximum of three weeks A £5 million Grenfell Tower Residents’ Discretionary Fund, made immediately available A guarantee to rehouse people as close as…

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Finsbury Park mosque attack

I condemn the utterly despicable attack outside Finsbury Park mosque last night, against people who were worshipping peacefully. It was evil and divisive. We must stand together for the values that unite us as a society.

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Chalkpit Quarry

Deeply concerned to hear that Southern Gravel are proposing a daily limit of 200 HGV movements of waste a day to Oxted Quarry, on Chalkpit Lane. This is on top of limitless movements of vehicles carrying chalk. These excessive movements would turn Chalkpit Lane into nothing short of an HGV…

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Why I back TDC’s Oxted regeneration plans

I welcome Tandridge District Council’s ambitious plans to support the regeneration and revitalisation of Oxted through a multi-million pound investment package which will attract new businesses and jobs. This is not unique to Oxted – the Caterham masterplan is also aiming to make the local area more attractive and competitive…

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More childcare support for working parents

Working parents of three and four-year-olds can receive 30 hours of free childcare a week, double the current number from September this year. Many families will ALSO be eligible for the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme which will provide parents with 20% support towards their childcare costs, up to £10,000 per…

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Passing of John Surtees CBE

Very saddened to hear of the death of sporting hero and Lingfield resident John Surtees CBE. As well as being one of the true greats in motorsport, John was a local campaigner setting up The Henry Surtees Foundation in memory of his late son, which helps support those suffering from…

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Rollout of superfast broadband across East Surrey

You can search in the link below if your home will be part of the new extended superfast broadband for Surrey scheme, which is delivering fast broadband to rural areas. I have campaigned for faster broadband speeds for many years. The digital economy is vitally important for local economic growth…

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