Letter from the editor – March 2023

Welcome to our March issue. We’ve had a redesign, and I’m excited to show you  our eye-catching new look – I’d love to know what you think, so please email newsdesk@tandridgeindependent.com and tell me! The paper is still filled with our regular columnists, interesting articles, events across Tandridge and more: and if you have a story you think we should feature, get in touch.

This month we are celebrating International Women’s Day, and our new writer Saffiyah Choudry has paid tribute to a few of the notable women who have made their mark in Tandridge. There’s also an update from our former gardening columnist Renée Canter, aka The Girl Who Gardens, who has just completed a 24-hour dance-a-thon in aid of Us in a Bus, a Redhill-based charity where she worked for seven years.

Adrian Van Aalst brings us his usual round-up of AFC Whyteleafe’s progress, and ex-professional footballer turned goal-setting coach Nicky Forster helps one of our readers with a workplace worry in his column Ask Nicky.

Like many of you I’m sure, I’ve been frantically thinking about World Book Day costumes for my two youngest children. As a big fan of Tudor history, I am tempted to dress myself up as a character from a Tudor novel, something which was even more tempting when I visited the new exhibition at Hever Castle, Catherine & Anne: Queens, Rivals, Mothers. Part of the display is made up of some of the stunning costumes created by designer Bartholomew Cariss for the television series Becoming Elizabeth. I’d love to have the chance to try them on!

Our competition is back! To enter, all you have to do is email your name to competition@tandridgeindependent.com and you’ll be entered into our draw to win a meal for two and a bottle of wine, which has been generously donated by the newly refurbished Tudor Rose in Coulsdon.

See you next month, when we’ll be checking out the Easter activities happening around Tandridge!

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