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YMCA EAST SURREY HELPS THOSE IN NEED OF A HOME

By Oxted Local / 02/02/2021

During the dark, chilly days as we crank up the central heating, it’s easy to take warmth and comfort for granted. Not everyone is that fortunate. Henok arrived at Hillbrook House in August 2018, aged sixteen. War and conflict had driven him from his family and home country of Eritrea in search of a better…

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Local Girl, Alice, Litter Picking to Help Our Local Families!

By Oxted Local / 02/02/2021

I am litter picking to raise money for Caterham Foodbank because I want to help local families in need. Hi, my name is Alice. I am 7 years old. While we are in Lockdown, I am going to litter pick around my town, to try and raise some money for the local foodbank. I am…

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Technology Tips: Streaming

By Oxted Local / 02/02/2021

It is the season of cold winter nights and time for streaming (not noses due to colds, but of content from services). A huge amount content now is being provided via streaming services. For those of you wanting to dip your toe into the “stream” (see what I did there), here is a brief summary.…

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Orpheus volunteer awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours

By Oxted Local / 02/02/2021

A grandmother who began volunteering at Godstone charity the Orpheus Centre 20 years ago has been appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year’s Honours List in recognition of her outstanding service to young people with disabilities. The 84-year-old from Tatsfield, Surrey, said: “I am absolutely…

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LIONS NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 2021

By Oxted Local / 02/02/2021

2020 was a very different year to the previous 30 years of the Club’s Santa Float but it still managed to do all but one of its scheduled visits. It seemed greatly appreciated and also turned out to be a somewhat successful fundraiser! Although takings were expectedly well down on previous year’s the Club collected…

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LOCAL CARE HOME GET ON THEIR BLUE SUEDE SHOES

By Oxted Local / 02/02/2021

Tandridge House Memorial care home in Oxted was transformed into Graceland to mark what would have been Elvis Presley’s 85th birthday on 8 January. It is estimated that Elvis has sold over one billion records worldwide so to honour the undisputed King of rock & roll, the staff and residents enjoyed a fantastic day of…

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CHARITY HIGHLIGHT: Tandridge Voluntary Action

By Oxted Local / 02/02/2021

Tandridge Voluntary Action, or TVA as it is also known, is a charity that supports across the Tandridge district, the local voluntary, community and faith sectors. It receives funding from Tandridge District Council, Surrey County Council and the NHS East Surrey Clinical Commission Group. One of the many aims of the TVA is to support…

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Tandridge District Council’s Controversial Plans Officially Torpedoed!

By Oxted Local / 02/02/2021

Tandridge District Council’s controversial plans to build over 6000 homes has been officially torpedoed – and it’s highly contentious proposal for a massive “garden community” in the Green Belt at South Godstone effectively sunk.  An official Government inspector, who must judge such plans “sound” if they are to proceed, has written the Council saying he…

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Get Active with The Children’s Trust

By Oxted Local / 25/01/2021

This February, we want you to Get Active and raise vital funds for children with brain injury! The Get Active Challenge is a unique fundraiser, giving both your physical and mental health a boost. You can be sponsored to do any kind of exercise you like – physical or mindful – every day for the…

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Do you need help with local transport?

By Oxted Local / 18/01/2021

Do you need help with local transport? For shopping, medical appointments or transport for vaccinations, etc. East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership, (ESRTP) is a charitable organisation that works with the support from local councils & SCC to provide much needed additional community transport including North Tandridge Dial-a-ride and Tandridge Buses 4U transport services. For details:-…

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