Parks and Car Parks threatened with Development by Tandridge Tories
Tandridge Council has put forward a number of parks, open spaces and car parks for development as part of its Local Plan process and to generate funds to help sustain its budget.
Local Plan Local Meeting
Cllr Chris Botten, Chairman Caterham on the Hill Parish Council writes:
Caterham on the Hill Parish Council will be holding a Public Meeting to discuss the Tandridge Local Plan. The meeting will take place at Hillcroft Primary School on Tuesday 6th December at 7.30pm.
Article 50 and May’s mishandling of democracy
The High Court ruled that the Prime Minister cannot give notice of intention to withdraw from the European Union (“activate Article 50”) without reference to Parliament.
Social media has exploded and the right wing press have gone mad with comment about this. A lot of it is inaccurate and gets wrong why the court had ruled as it has and what are the practical implications of the ruling, which will be appealed to the Supreme Court in December.
REVEALED: Surrey's Tory Tip Tax may be breaking the law
Tory Tip Tax
Liberal Democrat County Councillors have expressed their surprise and anger after it was revealed that Surrey's unpopular "Tory Tip Tax", where residents are charged to use local Community Recycling Centres (CRCs), could be illegal.
Street lights face the axe at night after residents are not consulted, say Lib Dems
Liberal Democrat Councillors have criticised Tory-run Surrey County Council after it was revealed that residents who are set to lose their street lighting at night were not formally consulted on the proposal.
At a meeting of the Council's Cabinet on Tuesday 18th October, the ruling Conservative administration agreed proposals that would see 44,000 lights switched off between midnight and 5am. However a consultation which was carried out in August that boasted a 75% approval figure for the plan, was actually conducted through the Council's residents' panels, drawn from people all over the county, rather than those specifically affected by the turning off of street lights.