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By Oxted Local / 03/09/2020

The September Edition Oxted Local is now online to view it use this link: https://oxtedlocal.co.uk/magazines/September_2020/index.html We are now taking bookings for the October edition, the deadline for artwork is 11th September – visit our website for more information and future deadlines: https://oxtedlocal.co.uk If you would like to submit any local news to our social media…

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Financial Focus: The only certainty in life is death and taxes

By Oxted Local / 02/08/2020

Several famous authors have uttered lines to this effect. The first was Daniel Defoe, in The Political History of the Devil, 1726 In 1696, William III of England introduced a property tax that required those living in houses with more than six windows to pay a levy. In order to avoid the tax, house owners…

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Holiday at Home

By Oxted Local / 02/08/2020

After many months of lockdown, when many children and parents have been forced to stay at home, it is hard to believe that children are only just at the beginning of their official summer holidays.  It’s been a very difficult time for many, but we now have a bit more freedom and choice and I’m sure…

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Surrey Hills next in line for boundary extension

By Oxted Local / 02/08/2020

The Surrey Hills AONB Board were delighted to hear the news that fellow AONB, Suffolk Coast & Heaths has had approval from the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to extend their current boundary. This extension is great news for all protected landscapes and shines a light on the Surrey Hills which…

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The Clockwork Charitable Trust offering online support to those in need

By Oxted Local / 02/08/2020

The Clockwork Charitable Trust is based in Oxted and was started in response to the tragic deaths of two Oxted teenagers in 2016. Matt Hayes owner of ‘Idol Hands Music School’ began the charity because one of the youngsters, a talented guitarist, was known to Matt and had attended the music school. Matt, who himself…

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August Recipes – Vegan Pancakes and Mocha Milkshake

By Oxted Local / 02/08/2020

This month I’m featuring one of my lockdown achievements!  Whilst others were learning spanish, making sourdough bread and watching everything on netflix, I put all my effort into nailing two recipes which have had me beaten for many years and finally I’ve come up with something worth sharing. First one was homemade Houmous. Recipe for…

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Don’t lose your voice – make sure you’re registered to vote

By Oxted Local / 02/08/2020

Residents should ensure they are registered to vote by completing the annual canvass form as soon as possible. This year, as part of the government’s canvass reform programme to make the process more efficient, the majority of residents will be notified by e-mail or text message. Letters, asking residents to review and update their details,…

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LOCAL REGISTED NURSE CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH TANDRIDGE HEIGHTS

By Oxted Local / 02/08/2020

A Registered Nurse at Tandridge Heights in Oxted has received a prestigious 15 Year Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for 15 years.  Jolly George, started at Barchester in 2005 and has continued caring and nursing residents and looking after their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over all…

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Technology Tips: Fake news?

By Oxted Local / 02/08/2020

Fake news, scam calls, hijacked websites and phishing emails, all designed to fool you, but often for different reasons. The obvious reason is to try to trick you into handing over your money (or giving away the access to your money) however others want to fool you into believing their rhetoric in order to further…

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These boots are made for walking… when it’s safe to do so!

By Oxted Local / 02/08/2020

My last article was about walking and looking out for the first signs of Spring! Then, along came COVID 19 – the most serious event in our lifetime since World War II, putting life, as we knew it, on hold!  As I write, June 30, marks 100 days since the start of Lockdown and spring…

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