Chris Botten and the Local Plan
Council failure leaves half a zip wire as play area for the Summer
Today Tandridge District Council announced the work that will be happening to replace the footbridge over the railway at Stafford Rec Caterham. Unfortunately, the press release doesn’t spell out the true impact on the residents in Caterham Valley and the failure of the Council.
The Council has agreed that the play equipment in the Stafford Rec will be removed right at the start of the school holidays.
The Children’s play area this summer will be one spinner and half a zip wire – fail!
Vince Cable declared Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Vince Cable has been declared Leader of the Liberal Democrats with the backing of every one of the party’s MPs, succeeding Tim Farron.
Vince was nominated by all his parliamentary colleagues and the requisite number of members across the country. He is to embark on a UK-wide tour having been declared Leader (Thursday) at an event in central London.
Report shows prisons still failing badly
Commenting on the annual report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Ed Davey said: "This report reveals the appalling state of our prisons - the worst we have seen in modern times. It highlights this Government’s inability to tackle rising levels of violence, self-harm and deaths." East Surrey's MP Sam Gymiah is a Junior Minister for Prisons and has not commented.
Have your say: Warlingham Recycling Tip, should it close?
Caterham Tandridge District Councillor Alun Jones is one the councillors urging Tandridge residents to be aware of the proposals: “The Caterham site clearly has a limit on how much waste / recycling it can accept, and experience shows that each time a container is full they have to shut the site for a period of time while they replace it with an empty one. This compounds traffic congestion and may mean the site will have to turn residents away or refuse to accept that material. Therefore I believe the potential increase in residents using the Caterham site will make the current traffic issues in the area much worse.”