Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, under the previous coalition government.
The number of single use plastic bags used by shoppers in England has fallen by more than 85%. More than 7bn bags were handed out by seven main supermarkets in the year before the charge but this has been reduced to just over 0.5bn in the first six months after the charge has been introduced.

simonA Liberal Democrat motion at Tandridge District Council may finally see the District and County Councils taking seriously the parking issues that cause so many problems in Warlingham and other parts of the District. The motion, which was supported by the Council, called for negotiations with Transport for London and other transport operators to provide resources to build extra off road parking near commuter stations.

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