Warlingham Parish Council held its Annual Parish Meeting on 13th May. This was the first meeting in three years and to make it less formal we invited some local Warlingham community groups to display stalls. These were the Warlingham Horticultural Society, The Parish News, CR6 magazine, Blanchman’s Farm Local Nature Reserve, Warlingham Christmas lights, Warlingham Events, the Crafters Market, Warlingham Remembrance, Warlingham Rugby Club as well as representatives from the Council’s Green Improvement Scheme Steering Committee and Tree and Library Working Groups.

As the newly appointed Chairman of Warlingham Parish Council, I opened the meeting before handing over to Surrey County Councillor Becky Rush who provided an update on both local and Surrey-wide issues. Then, Councillor Simon Morrow gave an insight into his duties as Chairman of Tandridge District Council over the last year. I would personally like to thank him for his outstanding work as Chairman of Tandridge District Council.

Whilst the meeting was a success, some residents suggested that we allow more time for a Question & Answer session. Therefore, we will reinstate this for next year’s Parish Meeting.