News in Brief – November 2023

New hours at Caterham Police Station 

Reigate Police Station relocated its front desk to Caterham on 30 October, due to the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) at its existing premises. Caterham’s station, on Timber Hill Road, will now be open from 8:00 until 22:00 seven days a week (excluding Christmas day). 

Expansion planned for Limpsfield Grange School

Limpsfield Grange School in Bluecoat Lane, Oxted, has announced proposals for a school expansion, which will include the phased introduction of 60 additional places for students aged 11 – 16 and a new 40-place sixth form. The state-funded school, the only one in the UK solely for autistic girls, will be applying for planning permission for a new teaching block, along with the refurbishment of other parts of the school site. 

Money for rural Tandridge

Surrey County Council is offering grants of up to £50,000 for projects in Tandridge which ‘will have a positive impact on businesses and communities’. Charities, community groups and active businesses can apply for up to 50% of their project’s capital costs if it will be creating jobs or growing the rural economy. This could include farm diversification, business development, community cafes, shops or food and drink produce. Apply here.

Get to know your police

Surrey Police, along with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, is hosting a public engagement event at Lingfield Racecourse on Monday, 20 November, from 18:30. Residents are encouraged to attend to hear about the force’s current challenges, their future plans and to have an opportunity to tell them about issues affecting their community. 

Find out about other face-to-face and virtual events here.  

New gritters on Surrey’s roads 

38 new gritters will be helping keep Surrey’s highways and byways clear this winter. The vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, produce less carbon emissions and will be tasked with gritting the roads before and during severe weather, using the 10,141 tonnes of salt that are stored at the county’s four depots.

Garden centre raises money for homeless dogs

Knights Garden Centre in Chelsham raised £320 for Pro Dogs Direct in September, by holding a dog show. The charity helps unwanted, neglected or abandoned dogs in the south east to find new loving homes. Pictured accepting the cheque are Tracey and Gerrard with Victoria, whom they are currently fostering from Pro Dogs Direct.

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