Local news and information articles from Tandridge and East Surrey.

John Orrick

1950-2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Councillor John Orrick. After many months’ valiantly fighting leukaemia, he died peacefully of an infection on Tuesday, 10 November 2020. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Annie and family.

First elected to Tandridge Council in 1997 John has represented the people of Queens Park and Caterham Hill on the Parish, District and County Councils.

There are few councillors who instinctively attracted such warmth of feeling across party divisions as John Orrick. A naturally good humoured man liked by both political friend and opponent. His passions and dedication right up to the very last to the people he represented will be his testament.

John’s family has asked for privacy at this time and we ask that this is respected. Arrangements and memorials will be advised.

Whyteleafe Liberal Democrat Councillors are celebrating an award of £502,000 to Whyteleafe’s Station Road surgery to support the expansion of its premises and the upgrading of services to its patients. The money comes from a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) fund and was awarded by the District Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee at the 22ndSeptember meeting.

New council homes will be zero carbon in Tandridge thanks to local Lib Dem councillors’ climate change initiative. Last night’s Tandridge Housing Committee agreed to build a trial 12 new net zero carbon council houses in Caterham. This follows the Liberal Democrat Councillors introducing a motion to declare a climate emergency earlier this year which was supported by all councillors with the exception of the two Harestone Conservative Councillors.

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Following the recent success of the Liberal Democrats in the European elections in East Surrey, Liberal Democrats are proud to announce that Alexander Ehmann has been selected as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the forthcoming General Election.

Local Party Chairman, Chris Botten said: "Alex is an excellent candidate and will be the hard-working campaigner that East Surrey needs. As the Deputy Leader of a flagship Liberal Democrat Council and an established Councillor, Alex has the experience of fighting and winning for local residents.”

Tandridge Lib Dems

The Parliamentary Constituency of East Surrey has changed its borders several times over the decades. It currently covers the whole of Tandridge District and part of Reigate & Banstead Borough, mostly Horley wards.

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