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Importance of keeping your hedges trimmed back from footpaths and roads

A common source of dispute between neighbours and complaints to the council is overgrown hedges, bushes or trees obscuring light, overhanging other people’s property, or obstructing the pavement or highway.

If any part of your hedge borders a pavement or footpath, it is YOUR responsibility to keep it maintained and trimmed back to the point that it doesn’t encroach over the footpath / pavement / road or obstruct or risk injury to passers by.

Improving accessibility across the Limpsfield

Over the autumn and winter months, despite some awful weather, we have continued to improve our network of footpaths across the parish, with a focus on helping to make more of our footpaths accessible for all.

Temporary Comms Mast Near Broomlands Lane

We’ve had some enquiries about the sudden appearance of a mobile phone mast at a location on the south side of the A25 going towards Westerham, near Broomlands Lane. Below is a statement issued by OLRG with their current understanding of the situation. We will publish any updates as necessary.

Have your say: Should Limpsfield merge with Tatsfield & Titsey?

The Boundary Commission of England has published proposals to change the Tandridge Council wards for electing our District Councillors, including a new three-member ward, which will merge the existing single member ‘Tatsfield and Titsey’ ward with the two-member ward of Limpsfield, to become Limpsfield, Tatsfield & Titsey.

Friends of Limpsfield Common launch Easy Access Trail

The last year has been a busy one for the Friends of Limpsfield Common (FoLC) with work including changes to their information boards around the commons and ongoing upgrades to the car parks.

Following the launch of their Family Activity Trail last summer, the FoLC have been road-testing an easy access trail in the High Chart woods.

DISTRICT & PARISH ELECTION RESULTS

The District and Parish Councils were held on Thursday with the vote count taking place yesterday, Friday 5th May, at De Stafford Sports Centre. Limpsfield had the highest turnout in Tandridge of 44% for the District Elections and for the Parish Elections at 42.9%. Congratulations to our re-elected District Councillor Claire Blackwell for the Oxted & Limpsfield Residents Group.

All incumbent Parish Councillors who were standing again were re-elected, with newcomers Sophie Kemp and Tony Taylor (Independent Limpsfield Residents) also being elected.

Annual Report & Presentations from our Annual Parish Meeting

Thanks very much to everyone who attended our Annual Parish Meeting at St Andrew’s Village Hall on Limpsfield Chart last night. It’s great to see such enthusiasm from our parishioners for all things Limpsfield!

Emergency Alert Test – Sunday 23 April 2023, 3pm

Do not be alarmed! On Sunday 23 April 2023 at 3pm, there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts service. An alarm will go off on your phone and/or tablet.


Emergency Alerts is a UK government service that will warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby.

In an emergency, your mobile phone or tablet will receive an alert with advice about how to stay safe.

The government does not need to know your phone number or location to send you an alert.

Reasons you might get an alert

You may get alerts about:

  • severe flooding
  • fires
  • extreme weather

Emergency alerts will only be sent by:

  • the emergency services
  • government departments, agencies and public bodies that deal with emergencies

What happens when you get an emergency alert

Your mobile phone or tablet may:

  • make a loud siren-like sound, even if it’s set on silent
  • vibrate
  • read out the alert

The sound and vibration will last for about 10 seconds.

An alert will include a phone number or a link to the GOV.UK website for more information.

You’ll get alerts based on your current location – not where you live or work. You do not need to turn on location services to receive alerts.

What you need to do

When you get an alert, stop what you’re doing and follow the instructions in the alert.

If you’re driving or riding when you get an alert

  • Do not read or respond to an emergency alert while driving or riding.
  • Find somewhere safe and legal to stop before reading the message. If there’s nowhere safe and legal to stop, and nobody else is in the vehicle to read the alert, you can listen to news on live radio to find out about the emergency.

It’s illegal to use a hand-held device while driving or riding.

If you cannot receive emergency alerts

If you do not have a compatible device, you’ll still be informed about an emergency. The emergency services have other ways to warn you when there is a threat to life.

Emergency alerts will not replace local news, radio, television or social media.

If you’re deaf, hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted

If you have a vision or hearing impairment, audio and vibration attention signals will let you know you have an emergency alert.

Alert languages

Emergency alerts will be sent in English. In Wales, they may also be sent in Welsh.

https://www.gov.uk/alerts/announcements

Notice of Upcoming Parish & District Council Elections

Tandridge District Council 

Election of Parish Councillors

for the Parish and Parish Wards listed below: 



Parish/Parish Ward 


Number of Councillors to be elected 
Parish of Bletchingley Nine 
Parish of Burstow Eleven 
Chaldon Village Council Seven 
Chelsham & Farleigh Parish, Chelsham Ward Five 
Chelsham & Farleigh Parish, Farleigh Ward Two 
Parish of Crowhurst Five 
Dormansland Parish, Dormans Park Ward Two 
Dormansland Parish, Dormansland Ward Five 
Parish of Felbridge Seven 
Godstone Parish, North Ward Five 
Godstone Parish, Central Ward Two 
Godstone Parish, South Ward Two 
Parish of Horne Seven 
Parish of Limpsfield Nine 
Lingfield Parish, Lingfield Ward Six 
Lingfield Parish, Felcourt Ward One 
Parish of Nutfield Nine 
Parish of Outwood Five 
Oxted Parish, North Ward Six 
Oxted Parish, South Ward Six 
Parish of Tandridge Seven 
Parish of Tatsfield Seven 
  1. Nomination papers may be obtained, during normal office hours, from the Returning Officer at the address shown below or online at www.electoralcommission.org.uk
  2. Completed nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer at the address shown below, between 10:00 and 16:00 on any working day after the date of this notice, but not later than 4pm on Tuesday, 4 April 2023
  3. If any election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 4 May 2023. 
  4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Monday, 17 April 2023. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. 
  5. New applications to vote by post or changes to existing postal or proxy arrangements including cancellation or re-direction, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address shown below by 5pm on Tuesday, 18 April 2023 if they are to be effective for this election. 
  6. Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate or an Anonymous Elector’s Document valid for this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2023. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate. 
  7. New applications to vote by proxy must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2023
  8. The deadline for new applications to be received by the Electoral Registration Officer to vote by proxy on grounds of occupation, service or employment or a medical condition, illness or disability arising after 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2023 is not later than 5pm on Thursday, 4 May 2023

https://www.tandridge.gov.uk/Your-council/Voting-and-elections/Elections-4-May-2023

District Council elections also take place on the same day – see the district council notice below.

New replica milestone marks Limpsfield’s unique history

You may have noticed a new addition to the Limpsfield Village Conservation Area opposite St Peter’s Church. This small but not insignificant replica milestone – Croydon 10 – marks a key part in Limpsfield’s unique history and a significant time in its development during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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