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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
- 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
- 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.
Emergency alerts will be sent in English. In Wales, they may also be sent in Welsh.
Tandridge District Council
Election of Parish Councillors
for the Parish and Parish Wards listed below:
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|
- 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.
- 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.
- If any election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- New applications to vote by proxy must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2023.
- 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.
District Council elections also take place on the same day – see the district council notice below.
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.
THE OXTED HEALTH CENTRE is a very large health centre, located in Limpsfield Parish (Gresham Road) that services Limpsfield, Oxted and the surrounding areas. Having existed on the site at 10 Gresham Road for generations, many people in Oxted and Limpsfield have used this health centre their whole life.
All health centres have been through a lot of change over the last few years and Oxted Health Centre is currently undergoing its own changes to develop and grow with the demands of our ever-growing community.
There will be some more updates from them soon, but in the meantime, courtesy of the Oxted Health Centre team, here are some things you should know, that may help you navigate your own healthcare journey with them…
There has been a lot of chatter over the last week or so about the activity going on in the land by Wolf’s Row – a site that was previously home to the Plumbers Arms allotments, which were moved to their new site near the Community Orchard by Grub Street in 2007, or thereabouts.
This area is designated Green Belt and is privately owned by the Innes family (Titsey) and we are told by the Titsey Estate managers, Strutt & Parker, that it is not being cleared for any specific development.
Flo Wolfe, Senior Associate Director at Strutt & Parker: “[It] isn’t being cleared for specific development, [the work] is just removing the old allotment paraphernalia and clearing the grass and hedges, which are getting overgrown.”
It may look a little bare and decimated right now, but with spring growth, we’re sure it will green up and look much better.
There may even be some vestiges of the old allotments coming through, so we might even see some veggies, shrubs or flowers popping up!