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Plans to build thousands of houses in Tandridge – dealt a devastating blow

By Oxted Local / 02/08/2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has refused to provide the money needed to upgrade Junction 6 on the M25. The upgrade is a precondition for work to start on the 4,000 home South Godstone “Garden Community”, and may even be needed before any substantial construction of houses whatsoever can be carried out…

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Parking enforcement restarted

By Oxted Local / 06/07/2020

Since 1st July, on street parking enforcement restarted, having been relaxed since 23 March. Penalty Charge Notices will be issued to vehicles if illegally parked or not abiding by parking restrictions, such as: Yellow lines. Loading restrictions. Yellow and white zig zag markings. Identified loading / waiting / disabled bays. As more people return to…

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Three Natural Stress Remedies

By Oxted Local / 06/07/2020

Let’s face it, 2020 is proving to be a pretty stressful year for most of us. Given that there’s no shortage of financial, social, familial, and work stress for many of us, what can we do to support resilience in the next few days, weeks, and months? Along with getting good sleep, eating well, cutting…

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Financial Focus: Corona Virus, Pensions, Health and Wealth

By Oxted Local / 06/07/2020

Pensions – which type do you have?  If in what is commonly known as “drawdown”, which many of you will have if you are making use of the pension freedoms we have today, have you taken steps to protect your investment?  I attended a two full day virtual conference recently, and amongst other speakers, heard…

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TANDRIDGE HEIGHTS RESIDENTS ENJOY WORLD’S GREATEST FLOWER SHOW

By Oxted Local / 06/07/2020

An international pandemic was not going to let organisers of the Royal Chelsea Flower Show, or residents at Tandridge Heights in Oxted, stop celebrating the event, as it was moved to a digital format. Taking place between 18th – 24th May, the world’s greatest flower show went digital, and brought an exciting line-up of world-leading…

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SUPPORTING VETERANS ACROSS SURREY

By Oxted Local / 06/07/2020

Age UK Surrey is delighted to announce that we are supporting veterans across Surrey through our Call of Friendship project.  Although lockdown has eased, many people are still restricted in going out and feeling more isolated than ever before.  The Call of Friendship project provides a range of support services to help veterans with practical…

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Technology Tips: New Age?

By Oxted Local / 06/07/2020

Hopefully by the time you read this our lockdown restrictions will have eased further but there may be many people who still need to continue to shield or self-isolate. Here are some pointers for those in isolation, and for those lucky enough to get back to some sort of normality, some comments on new ways…

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Kindness 2020

By Oxted Local / 06/07/2020

Not one part of the UK has been left untouched in some way by Covid 19. The virus has swept across not only the United Kingdom, but most of the world. Sadly we as a nation, seem to have been one of the worst hit countries, with a total of more than 40,000 Covid related…

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JULY RECIPE: CHILLED AVOCADO SOUP & PEANUT BUTTER DATE BARS

By Oxted Local / 06/07/2020

Summer is probably going to be a little different to what we had planned this year. But regardless of what’s going on in the world, summer recipes need to be quick and simple – the less time spent in the kitchen the better! And definitely not slaving over a hot stove!  First up a super…

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Mental Health, Lockdown and You: How People Are Affected

By Oxted Local / 06/07/2020

Lockdown has done a real number on people’s mental health. You’ll be surprised exactly how few people are capable of coping with extreme periods of isolation. It’s definitely a tough thing to try and deal with, no one’s doubting that.  However, in a radical departure from the conventional norms of mental health issues, what we…

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