News in Brief – October 2023

Ukrainian bus pass scheme extended

Surrey County Council’s Homes for Ukraine bus pass scheme, which allows Ukrainian nationals free travel on their most used route, has been extended until 31 March 2024.

The initiative, which was originally set to run until December this year, is open to new applicants and existing pass holders. You can find out more by searching ‘Homes for Ukraine temporary bus pass scheme’ at Surrey County Council’s website.

The Tandridge Together Community Fund is open

The Tandridge Together Community Fund opened on 25 September, allowing charity and voluntary groups that work to improve the health and wellbeing of local people to apply for grants of up to £2,000. The fund is raised through the Tandridge Together Lottery.

Applications will be accepted up until Thursday, 30 November. The Tandridge Health and Wellbeing Board will decide on the grant allocations in January 2024. Details are available on Tandridge District Council’s website

On-demand bus service now available in Tandridge

Surrey Connect, an on-demand bus service previously only available in Mole Valley has now been extended into five other Surrey areas, including Tandridge. Open to all residents, the scheme is designed to provide travel options to those who live in areas of the district where there are fewer commercial services. Fares are charged on how many miles are travelled, with a base fare of £2 for adults.

The buses run Monday to Friday (7:00 to 19:00), and on Saturdays (8:00 to 18:00). You can reserve your place with 30 minutes notice or up to seven days in advance. Journeys can be booked via or by downloading the Surrey Connect app from Google Play or the App Store. 

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