Council has large budget discrepancy

On Tuesday (8 June 2021), Tandridge District Councillors heard that there is a large hole in the Council’s finances. It’s not clear exactly how much the deficit amounts to and accountancy specialists Grant Thornton have been called in to find out what’s happened. It seems the problem has been going on for several years. The hole in the budget came to light about 4 weeks ago, just before the Independents and OLRG Alliance group of Councillors took over as the administration. I Continued

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Oxted Gasholder redevelopment update

With the first residents moving in last week, we thought this timeline from St William for the remaining works might be of interest: • First residents moved into Atkinson House (Block A) last week and will continue to move in throughout June. • There will be a decrease in construction traffic arriving through the gates at Nursery Wa ... Continued

New Independent administration at Tandridge District Council

We are pleased to say that OLRG’s eight Tandridge District Councillors have joined together with eight fellow Independents across the District to form the new administration at Tandridge District Council. Our group - the Independents and OLRG Alliance - is a minority administration (22 Councillors are needed for overall control) but we are keen ... Continued

Householder pre-application planning advice resumes

The pre-application planning service is partially resuming from tomorrow 12 July. It will give advice to existing residents of the district for householder only proposals. For more info click here The rest of the pre-application service remains suspended until further notice to help the planning team manage the high volume of applications it is current ... Continued

03 Jun 2021

Dispersal order in Oxted

From the police Borough Commander: Due to a recent increase in incidents of Anti-social behaviour in Oxted, I have made a decision to implement a dispersal order under S34 Of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. This is a short term ... Continued ...

02 Jun 2021

Covid grant for small businesses - claim by 20 June

If you work from home (microbusiness) and have been financially impacted by the Covid lockdowns, you may qualify for a Government grant being paid out by Tandridge District Council. Grants have been paid to a variety of businesses, for example mobile hair ... Continued ...

27 May 2021

Chichele footpaths not confirmed

We are disappointed to report that the Planning Inspector who held the public inquiry into three new rights of way across Chichele field has decided not to confirm the footpaths and so the routes will remain closed to the public. The Inspector said t ... Continued ...

08 May 2021


We are delighted to report that OLRG’s two candidates have been elected to Tandridge District Council. Jackie Wren has been re-elected for the Oxted North and Tandridge Ward with 1779 votes and a very high turnout of 50.8% Deb Shiner has be ... Continued ...

04 May 2021

Vote OLRG on Thursday

Jackie Wren and Deb Shiner and the Oxted & Limpsfield Residents Group (OLRG) have had great support while out canvassing and we very much hope that will be translated into votes this Thursday. After five years as a Tandridge District Councillor, ... Continued ...

24 Apr 2021

Government Restart Grant for businesses

Restart grants are now available for non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses which were allowed to reopen from 12 April 2021. As before, the amount of grant depends on the business type and its rateable ... Continued ...

18 Apr 2021

Covid-19 vaccinations latest

Latest news below on Covid vaccinations from the Oxted Health Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG). If you would like to be added to the PPG mailing list, you can do so by emailing the secretary at Read More

18 Apr 2021

Jackie Wren to stand for re-election in Oxted North and Tandridge

We are delighted to say that Jackie Wren is standing for re-election for the Oxted North and Tandridge Ward in the Tandridge District Council elections being held on 6 May. Jackie has lived in Oxted for more than twenty years with her family and runs a ... Continued ...

18 Apr 2021

Deb Shiner, OLRG election candidate - Oxted South Ward

We are delighted to announce that Deb Shiner will be standing as OLRG’s candidate for the Oxted South Ward in the Tandridge District Council elections being held on 6 May. Deb said: “I have lived in Hurst Green for ten years and ... Continued ...

09 Apr 2021

Notice from Surrey Highways re Brook Hill in Oxted

The Surrey County Council Brook Hill (D437) Oxted Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order 2021 Surrey County Council propose to make the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which wil ... Continued ...