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Oxted Christmas LED Light Show 2019

Oxted’s Christmas event is on Thursday 21st November from 4pm to 9pm and promises an evening of fun for all the family Santa Meet & Greet Face Painting, Balloon modellers, entertainers and more Lantern making workshop and lantern parade LED light show Ferris Wheel with free rides Late night shopping and entertainment Launching Oxted’s Digital…

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Be scam aware

We are aware of two council tax scams operating in this area. Scammers have been targeting residents, telling them they owe money on their council tax and advising them if they do not pay immediately they will contact the police.  Scammers have also been e-mailing residents, from what looks like a government e-mail address, telling…

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Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concert with special guests Amy Kakoura and Nick Pym

Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant herald the start of the Christmas season with singer Amy and master folk fiddler Nick to serve up a festive feast of acoustic Christmas music. Two great musicians who help take this show into the heart of Christmas. This unique show mixes chart topping Christmas songs with early music repertoire,…

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It makes my day when people tell me I’ve made a difference…

Last month we celebrated Hospice Care Week. Hospices provide physical and emotional care to terminally ill people and their family and friends. But to do this, they depend on the support of people in their community, and volunteers. More than 1,000 people across the areas where you live volunteer their time, energy and talents to…

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The Snelling Lecture 2019 at Oxted United Reformed Church

The annual Snelling Lecture at Oxted United Reformed Church in Bluehouse Lane will this year be given by Isabella Tree on the theme of ‘Wilding – the Return of Nature to a British Farm’. Held on Thursday 14th November Isabella is an award-winning author and travel writer, who lives with her environmentalist husband Charlie Burrell in…

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Grants of up to £2000 available to local organisations

Tandridge District Council is inviting local community and voluntary organisations to apply for grants of up to £2,000 from the Tandridge Together Community Fund. The grants will be awarded in the new year to local charities and voluntary groups which demonstrate the work they do improves the health and wellbeing of people living in the…

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Tandridge Communicating Champions

We are starting a new community-based club to enable people in the Tandridge District to improve their communication skills. This includes public speaking, listening and evaluating, and organisational and leadership development. We held our first meeting and launch event on Wednesday 30th October, the event consisted of an introduction to the club and some of…

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Every Drop Counts in Tandridge

Water is our most precious resource, yet we tend to take it for granted.  It may be hard to believe when the skies are often grey, but the south east of England is classed as ‘water stressed’ – meaning demand for water is higher than the amount replenished by rainfall, especially during the drier months….

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Latest Edition Online

The latest edition of Oxted Local is now online to view it use this link: https://oxtedlocal.co.uk/magazines/November_2019/index.html We are now working on the December & January editions – Deadlines are 8th November and 29th November respectively  – visit our website for more information and future deadlines: https://oxtedlocal.co.uk If you are organising or promoting an event list…

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“Thank you for helping people to have the end of life care they deserve”

Following one of St Catherine’s Hospice busiest ever summers, during Hospice Care Week, Sam Farr, Ward Matron at St Catherine’s, wanted to tell you what your support means. And why your continued support is so vital.  “As the new Ward Matron at St Catherine’s, I’d like to say a really big thank you for all…

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LOCAL CARE HOME HOST FREE COMMUNITY KNIT AND NATTER PROJECT

Tandridge Heights care home, in Oxted have invited people within the local community to join them for free knit and natter workshops at the home. Some of their residents also join members down at the Woodhouse Centre in Oxted too, making it a real community project. Taking place every Monday guests will have a chance…

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THE BULL INN VOTED BEST PUB IN SURREY!

The Bull Inn, Limpsfield has been named Best Surrey Pub of the Year at the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards. This is an amazing achievement for the Limpsfield village pub’s first year owned by Enterprising Limpsfield Limited, the company formed by local residents, which consists of over 200 largely local investors. Up against two…

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Alan Titchmarsh to appear at Oxted’s Barn Theatre in support of the Orpheus Centre

One of the UK’s top gardening experts, Alan Titchmarsh, is looking for guests to join him as he steps on stage with Sir Richard Stilgoe, musician and composer, in aid of the Orpheus Centre. Leaving his garden behind for the day, the best-selling novelist and television personality is coming to Oxted’s Barn Theatre on Friday…

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Faure Requiem – A Come and Sing Performance

Come and join Hurst Green Singers to sing one of the most beautiful works in the choral repertoire on Saturday 2 November 2019 in St John’s Church, Hurst Green. Registration for singers starts at 13.30, rehearsal starts at 14.00 with a performance at 17.30.  The cost is £15 per singer (£5 for students) and £5…

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Request for information concerning ownership of: Land between Mill Lane and Coltsfoot Lane, Oxted, Surrey RH8

Notice is hereby given that we, being Property Risk Inspection Ltd, have an interest in the matter of group of trees located between Mill Lane and Coltsfoot Lane and the nuisance in subsidence damage being caused to 80 Coltsfoot lane, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9ET. We are attempting to identify the relevant land owners in order to…

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Local Plan Examination Date Set

The public examination hearings for Our Local Plan: 2033, will start on Tuesday 8 October at 9.30am and will be heard by planning Inspector Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI.  A key part of the examination process is a series of public hearing sessions. Representatives including parish councils, development professionals, residents and other stakeholders, whose…

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Oxted Rotary’s Autumn Trio

As Oxted Local readers will have seen in past issues, Oxted Rotary is renowned for helping local causes and Our Community Grant Scheme is the latest drive to help Single parent families in the RH8 area.  The grant scheme is soon to be expanded to help other target groups and news of that will be…

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Seeking information about the past history of Church House, Edenbridge

The Eden Valley Museum, in the heart of Edenbridge, is housed in a medieval farm house once known as Doggett’s Farm and now called Church House.  In 2020 the Eden Valley Museum will be launching an exhibition to celebrate its 20th birthday. We are looking for information about the past history of Church House. We…

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Ghosts and Ghouls on the loose in Caterham Valley this Halloween

Caterham Valley has a cauldron full of spooky activities planned for the half term holiday.  The hocus pocus begins with a Halloween trail through the town. Children can go on the hunt for ghostly clues in shop windows and discover sweet treats along the way. The fun, family-friendly trails take place from Friday, October 25…

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HOLLAND JUNIOR SCHOOL

What a difference a year makes! A new year sees big changes for one of our local schools.  Holland Junior School in Hurst Green has over the years had its critics, but with a new head, Miss Gill Robertson earlier this year, it’s all change at this little school with the big heart.  The children’s…

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Westerham Country Fayre

Held on The Green with the Horticultural Autumn Show in St Mary’s Church Saturday 14th September 11am – 5 pm  Westerham Town Partnership is at its best bringing together the community, with its latest event, celebrating all that is country crafts, activities and produce, alongside local vintage, retro and fashion stalls. Westerham Horticultural Society will…

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News from Oxted Patient Action Group

A big thank you to St Silvan’s Area Charity who have donated a 24hr blood pressure monitor to OHC costing £935.  This is a very welcome addition to the surgery and will help cut the waiting list for this piece of equipment. The machine was presented to Dr Hill by Emma Evans from St. Silvan’s…

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Hurst Green Singers Welcomes New Members

Hurst Green Singers are a thriving local choir with some 60 members and are always looking to encourage new talent. Under the direction of Dr James Meaders, rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening in term time (September – May) in St John’s Church, Hurst Green and there are two performances each year. We sing a…

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1st Oxted Scouts: Second Hand BIKE SALE

Saturday September 21st, Master Park, Oxted Sellers – Bring your roadworthy and good condition bikes, prams, scooters etc down to Master Park for registration at 8:30am. You set the price (we can offer guidance) and you can complete a form ahead of time (one form for each item). Follow the Bike Sale link to the…

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Oxted cyclist shares great work of Sight for Surrey with his 100 mile Prudential Ride London

If you had a visual impairment or hearing loss where would you turn to?  Sight for Surrey is a charity providing support to over 7,000 people who are blind, partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing including 620 people in the Tandridge area.  Chris Zahner from Oxted was keen to publicly thank and fundraise…

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The Oxted Sessions at The Barn Theatre!

The Oxted Sessions sets up its stall at The Barn Theatre for September and October, with a special performance of a nationally touring, critically acclaimed play; and a visit by a British TV legend! On Sunday 15th September, The Oxted Sessions, in association with The Barn Theatre, are happy to present Kick In The Head’s…

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Hazelwood School Hosts Independent Senior Schools’ Fair

Saturday 7th September from 9am until 12noon If you are considering the independent school sector for your child, making the decision about which Senior School to choose can be quite daunting.  There are plenty to choose from, both in the local area and those located a short, but manageable, bus or train ride away.  All…

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The Gatwick Airport Master Plan announcement

On 18th July Gatwick Airport published its Master Plan that, in effect, sets out its intention to become a 3 runway airport. It plans to increase the number of aircraft movements on the main runway by using new satellite technology; to use the emergency runway on a regular basis for departures; and to safeguard land…

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East Surrey Walkers Improve Popular Local Footpath

The public footpath that goes from opposite The Haycutter at Broadham Green to Oxted Mill has not been ‘user friendly’ until now, despite being on the route of the Greensand Way, a major long distance path. Until recently there was a difficult stile to get over by the road and two more as you walk…

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THE BULL LIMPSFIELD ISSUES NEW OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST IN YOUR LOCAL PUB

For those who have already invested, and also for those who wished they had invested first time around, but missed out, The Bull Inn Limpsfield is offering the opportunity to top-up your existing investment or become one of The Bull’s merry band of investors! Enterprising Limpsfield Ltd, the private company that owns The Bull Inn…

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Citizens Advice Oxted & District Appoints a New Manager

Citizens Advice in Oxted are very pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Wyncoll, an Oxted resident, to head up the local advice office. Catherine brings with her 10 years of Citizens Advice experience in a number of roles in Oxted, Epsom and Caterham. Catherine said: ‘I am thrilled to be taking over the Oxted…

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Bushey Croft’s new play area

The new play area for Bushey Croft, Oxted has now opened, with a swing set, springer, spinning carousel and an adventure unit complete with climbing net, fireman’s pole and slide. Designed for children up to 14 years old, the play area will be an inclusive play space for all abilities. This project is part of…

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The Countryside Food Festival Returns this September!

Shake out your picnic rug and make some space in your kitchen cupboards – the Countryside Food Festival is returning to Priory Farm in Nutfield on Saturday, September 14, and is once again raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Hosted by Surrey-based Local Food Britain, visitors will have a field day with a mouth-watering mix…

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News from Caterham, Oxted & Godstone Lions Club

Last month the Club gathered at the White Hart Barn to mark the start of a new Lions year which meant handing over the role of Club President from Rita Reissland to Chris Frith.  As well as being somewhat formal it is also a social event which this year included a buffet lunch. Club members…

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Oxted Boot Fair Sunday 18 August – Master Park, Oxted

The Oxted Boot Fair has been a regular feature of summer in Oxted since 2010, starting off as a once-a year event in June and, for the last four years, twice-a-year – June and August. The next Oxted Boot Fair will be held on Sunday 18 August, as usual on Oxted’s Master Park. The Oxted…

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Have your say on the draft Design Guide for future housing development across the High Weald

The High Weald AONB Partnership, which includes Tandridge District Council and 14 other planning authorities across Surrey, Kent and Sussex, is carrying out an eight week public consultation on the draft Design Guide for new housing development in the High Weald. The Guide aims to give clear, succinct, practical and consistent advice on design expectations for new housing development in…

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Calling all parents & grandparents…volunteers needed!

Could you help make a difference to vulnerable  families with young children in your local area?  Are you a parent or a grandparent with 3 hours per week to spare? Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. Your experience as a parent can help other parents….

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Limpsfield Neighbourhood Plan adopted

The Planning Policy Committee on 25 June approved the Limpsfield Neighbourhood Plan, which forms part of the Council’s wider development plan and will be used in the assessment of planning applications for the Limpsfield area. The plan has been drawn up by local residents and Limpsfield Parish Council. It sets out what Limpsfield could look…

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Buy tickets for Open Air Cinema in Surrey this August for local Air Ambulance!

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex is proud to be hosting an Open Air Cinema, in association with Gatwick Airport, where they will screen the 1.21 gigawatt blockbuster, Back to the Future! The 80’s pop culture classic will be shown on a huge screen in the grounds of Gatwick Aviation Museum, in Charlwood (Surrey), on Saturday 10th August. Gates will open…

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The Oxted Sessions: Stephanie Hare – Britain at a Crossroads: Huawei, The Five Eyes and The Future of 5G

The United Kingdom is facing one of its biggest decisions for a generation – and, no, we don’t mean Brexit!  As the UK begins the process of rolling out 5G nationwide, and ensuring it remains at the forefront of technological development and innovation, it is faced with a conflict of interests.  The UK wants to…

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CARE HOME PARTNERS WITH LOCAL SCHOOL FOR NEWLY LAUNCHED PEN PAL SCHEME

Tandridge Heights Care Home in Oxted have teamed up with a local Primary School for a newly launched pen pal scheme, connecting residents within their homes with creative writing pupils.  Residents of Tandridge Heights, which is run by Barchester Healthcare, have been sharing their stories of the past with year four students, and making new…

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Oxted cyclist takes on Ride London 100 for Sight for Surrey!

Sight for Surrey support over 7000 people who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. Chris Zahner is taking part in the Prudential Ride London 100 to raise funds for the charity as Chris’s daughter Chloe has a visual impairment and has had direct help from the charity. Chris says “Our…

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Tesco Blue Chip

Sight for Surrey chosen for Tesco tokens for July, August and September

Sight for Surrey are a charity supporting over 7000 people who are blind, or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. You may know us as SAVI. We’re delighted to have been chosen as one of the 3 Tesco centenary grant charities. This means we will be in ALL Tesco’s throughout Surrey in July,…

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Oxted Local New Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our NEW WEBSITE

Our new website has officially been launched today to fully integrate with the magazine and our social media channels, primarily to help represent local business, charitable organisations and the communities of Oxted & Limpsfiled and surrounding areas. We have been wanting to make several improvements to our website, for quite a while now, finally we…

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Lingfest 2019

Summer Festival Time in Lingfield

Saturday July 13th will see the return of the Lingfield Festival. Now known officially as the Lingfest. This one-day event is a must for local families and friends. An opportunity to get together and enjoy summer at its best with live music and entertainment for everyone. The event starts at noon and finishes at 10.30pm…

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Fairfield Halls

Fairfield Halls to re-open from this September!

September 16 2019 will mark the end of what has seemingly been a very long journey for Fairfield Halls. The venue will re-open following extensive refurbishment and will offer up South London’s largest arts centre to the borough of Croydon and beyond. Sympathetically refurbished to its original 1962 splendour the venue will offer the perfect…

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Making Every Drop Count

Every Drop Counts in Tandridge

Making Every Drop Count in Tandridge…and beyond Did you know that the south east has less rain per person than Morocco? Where you live is classed as ‘water stressed’ so it’s really important that everyone uses water wisely so there is enough of this precious resource to go around – if we can all save…

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