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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Meeting Surrey Police

Very good meeting with the Chief Constable of Surrey Police Nick Ephgrave discussing what the police are doing to keep local neighbourhoods safe. Of particular note is an issue residents have previously written to me about, which is the detention of people in police custody suffering from mental illness. I…

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Business rates changes

Small businesses are the lifeblood of East Surrey’s local economy. In Tandridge, business rates will be falling on average by 0.6% and in Reigate & Banstead they will be rising on average 2.9%. Nationally, the new changes mean that three-quarters of businesses will see their rates fall or stay the…

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Protection from online fraud

I am supporting the TalkTalk “Beat the Scammers” campaign which is raising awareness of how you can protect yourself from online fraud. Several residents have previously written to me about being scammed with serious consequences. Fraudsters are constantly changing the way they attempt to identify private information and this campaign provides some…

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Have your say in new investment in Horley

It is fantastic that Reigate and Banstead Council is giving residents in Horley a say in how money to improve the area should be spent. The Community Infrastructure Levy forces developers of new homes and supermarkets to pay to help fund infrastructure and services and 15% of this will be…

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