Letter from the editor – April 2023

Welcome to the April edition of the Tandridge Independent!

Is anybody else as shocked as I am that we’re already into the fourth month of 2023? It only feels like five minutes since Christmas! By the time you read this, the Easter holidays will be upon us and the kids will be getting excited about the prospect of eating chocolate eggs for breakfast (which reminds me, I still haven’t bought any yet, oops!).

If you’re looking for something to do with your little ones during the break, you can follow the Caterham Valley Easter Trail, which is being held in the valley on Thursday, 6 April and Saturday, 8 April between 11:00 and 16:00. This year, children are being asked to help Mr and Mrs Easter count all the baby animals that have been born on their farm. It’s always lots of fun, and there’s a gift for everybody who finishes. 

Our front page features a story where the quick-thinking of a Caterham business owner averted a possible terrorist attack. Glen O’Dwyer is well-known to many residents as the owner of Computer Solutions in the High Street, and I’m sure that everybody is extremely grateful that he had the presence of mind to alert the police to his findings. 

I’m always impressed by the amount of talented people we have in Tandridge, and this month we’re talking about the women’s team from Tandridge Golf Club that has just won the prestigious Annodata Golf Club Classic, and three Irish dancers from Lingfield who are heading to the World Irish Dance Association’s World Championships. 

We’re also bringing you 15-year-old racing sensation Mikey Porter, the multi-million revamp of Lingfield Fire Station and a preview of all the coronation celebrations happening across the district…plus a look at an important wildlife site near Caterham, 20 years of Tandridge Handicraft Society, and a fundraising plea for a student heading to Peru with Camps International.

And, of course, there’s all our regular columnists too, so there’s lots for you to be getting on with!

Have a lovely Easter break, and I’ll see you next month.

Read my past letters here.

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