The planters outside the co-op getting some new plants and a bit of long overdue TLC. Thank you Heather Cook for your help. (more…)
The parish council have approved a plan designed to help conserve the war memorial on Warlingham Green. The plan involves regular inspections and simple maintenance, thus enabling identification of any problems with the memorial that may require further action by skilled and qualified professionals. (more…)
A working group is to be set up to look at best practice responses that could be adopted and applied to Warlingham.
The scale of ash dieback is unprecedented and disease progression is erratic with young trees generally succumbing rapidly in 2 years, larger trees over 10-15 years and others in open areas with low spore loading apparently untouched. Diamond shaped lesions are the most certain sign of ash dieback and specialist assessment is required with regular surveying and monitoring.
The aim of the group will be to make recommendations to the Parish Council, to mitigate the ash dieback through a range of actions which lead to positive outcomes and to promote the profile of trees as part of the valued greenscape of our village.
After months of lobbying, the Parish Council is pleased that Bond Road Recycling Centre (CRC) is currently accepting black bin waste and bulky waste in addition to a full range of recyclables. Bulky waste includes anything that can’t fit into your residual waste bin that isn’t recyclable, eg old furniture, divan beds, mattresses and old plastic garden furniture.
However, we’re not putting out the bunting just yet as this is a temporary measure taken by Surrey County Council to increase capacity and relieve pressure on CRCs across the District. It is limited to a 12 month period from 2 April 2021. The hope is that if we can demonstrate high use of all the new waste lines they will be kept in place permanently. We therefore urge all residents to make full use of these extra waste facilities.
The Parish Council is continuing to press Surrey County Council to allow residents to take waste to the Bond Road CRC on foot as soon as Covid-19 rules allow.
In line with Government guidance, when you use Bond Road, please arrive with your material already separated to ensure that as much as possible can be recycled and to minimise the amount of time spent at the site.
Our plans to improve The Green have taken an important step forward. After extended negotiations with Surrey County Council Highways Department, the Parish Council has submitted its bid for funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) Fund to Tandridge Council. (more…)
The Parish Council has been working with County Councillor, Becky Rush on tackling the problem of speeding drivers in some parts of Warlingham. A couple of months ago we asked you to tell us where you believe drivers are routinely exceeding the speed limit. Your feedback has helped us with our planning. Surrey County Council has also carried out a survey. (more…)
Earlier this year, 81% of Warlingham residents voted in favour of the Parish Council’s scheme to improve Warlingham Green. The Council is now working hard to progress the scheme as quickly as possible.
Readers will recall that the scheme will be completed in phases. (more…)
The Parish Council has objected to a proposal which could see a large number of HGV lorries travelling through Warlingham Green to Covers Farm, Westerham as part of a scheme to restore the quarry to grassland.
The latest news is that Surrey County Council Highways engineers have assessed the route through Warlingham into Kent and consider it to be unsuitable for HGV traffic. They will pass these findings to their counterparts in Kent County Council so that this information can be included in the planning assessment.