4 Rhyme Time Volunteers Required for Warlingham Community Library

If you enjoy working with children this could be a great role for you. Lively Rhyme time sessions aimed at pre-schoolers, along with their parents, grandparents or carers are popular with young families in our library.

Rhyme time sessions involve singing nursery rhymes and action songs, occasionally with toys or percussion music.

It is fun, interactive and noisy!

Duties involve setting up and tidying away the area, selecting the songs, making families welcome and either leading or assisting with the singing. Sessions are held weekly on a Friday morning so a regular commitment of about an hour once or twice a month is required.

Skills
Enthusiasm and friendliness
Happy, out-going personality and a willingness to take part and join in the singing.

If you’re interested, please contact, Tina Picanza, Volunteer Co-ordinator on 07979 264470 or email: librarycoordinator@warlingham-pc.gov.uk

Bond Road Recycling Centre Now Accepting A Wider Range of Materials

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.

Local Elections to Take Place in a Covid-Secure Way on 6th May

The Government has decided that democracy should not be cancelled because of Covid 19. The elections on 6th May for County, District, Parish and the Police and Crime Commissioner, will therefore take place but in a Covid-Secure way.

Tandridge District Council’s website includes guidance on what do to on election day along with important information about voting in person, by post or by proxy. You can find this at:
https://www.tandridge.gov.uk/Your-council/Voting-and-elections/Elections-6-May-2021

The Government has also decided that campaigning should be allowed in the run up to the polls on 6th May. This means that leafleting and doorstep canvassing are permitted so that voters have the necessary information about candidates before casting their vote. All campaigners are expected to follow the usual guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus including the wearing of face coverings and keeping socially distanced at 2 metres. The

Government’s guidance can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-governments-approach-to-elections-and-referendums-during-covid-19/the-governments-approach-to-elections-and-referendums-during-covid-19

Slowing Down Speeding Drivers

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…)

Planning for Emergencies

If there is one thing that the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us, it is to expect the unexpected. That is why Warlingham Parish Council has set up a Working Group to plan for emergencies, in co-operation with Tandridge District Council and other agencies. (more…)

Tree Work to Take Place on Warlingham’s Common Land in Late May

The land opposite and around Amano’s café is common land owned by the Parish Council. Towards the end of May, we will be cutting down several large trees on both sides of Limpsfield Road. This means that there will be temporary traffic lights on that section for at least two days while work is completed.

The Parish Council routinely commissions a survey of the trees on the common land from an independent qualified surveyor. The latest survey found that a number of larger trees have Ash Dieback disease. Their removal therefore has to take place as a matter of safety to pedestrians, horse riders and road users. We hope that other species will be able to take advantage of the extra space and begin to thrive.

As soon as we have confirmed dates for this work, these will be announced on the Parish Council’s website.

Covers Farm Quarry

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.