Hardworking Helen to stand for Lib Dems
Helen Rujbally is going to stand for election to replace Caroline Warner as Westway Councillor. Helen is a dedicated and hard-working campaigner, "exactly what we need here" Says Caroline. Helen is a Caterham person through and through living in Banstead Road and works supporting people with learning disabilities
Popular Local Councillor Resigns
Today Caroline Warner, District Councillor for Westway Ward in Caterham has announced her decision to resign.
Caroline says “My family and I have made the difficult decision to move away from the area and, as much as I may wish to continue, I feel that I can no longer represent the community to the level they deserve.”
Dismay as "broke" County Council gives £400K grant to Surrey art gallery with £38 MILLION in funds
Liberal Democrat county councillors have condemned a decision by Conservative-run Surrey County Council to award a £400K grant to an art gallery which has £38m of funds and an income of £1.2m a year.
The Watts Gallery in Compton, Guildford, was awarded the money following a decision by the Leader of the Council at a meeting on 12th September 2017. In the papers produced, the County Council's Chief Finance Officer warns that the County Council's financial position is extremely serious, that the proposed expenditure has not been budgeted for and that the gallery was already "financially viable".
Save our Tips - over 2000 sign Lib Dem petition in Surrey against Tory plans
Over two thousand residents have signed a Liberal Democrat petition against Surrey County Council's proposals to close the popular and well-used Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in Warlingham. The County Council is also planning to reduce the opening hours of all the remaining CRCs, as well as scrapping the daily free waste allowance in order to save £2m from its budget.
Charles Lister said: "Right now, we are experiencing shortsighted cuts imposed by Tory-controlled Surrey County Council, with street lighting turned off at night and the Bond Road tip under threat of closure."