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Welcome to the Dormansland Parish Council Website

 

Please enjoy browsing through our site and find out what the Parish Council has been doing to support residents and businesses as well as what is happening in and around the Parish of Dormansland.

Details of forthcoming meetings can be found under "About the Parish Council". Meetings are generally on the first Wednesday of each month in the Parish Room (Green Hut) in The Platt, Dormansland, at 7.30pm. If there are any issues you would like to bring to the attention of the council you are very welcome to attend.

Please note that Council Planning Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Parish Room. 

Work is currently being undertaken to update this website. If you are unable to find what you are looking for please contact the Parish Clerk.

      Highways Updates

 

C87 Haxted Road, Lingfield - Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order 2020

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 will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in the entire length of C87 Haxted Road, Lingfield. This Traffic Order is required to enable BT Openreach to carry out tree cutting and/or poling and cabling works. These works are anticipated to be carried out between the hours of 9:30am and 3:30pm, within 5 days of the 12 month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 21 September 2020. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for emergency services, residents, businesses, pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians will be maintained at all times. The vehicular diversion route will be via Haxted Road, Lingfield Road, Mont St Aignan Way, High Street, Mill Hill Edenbridge, Marsh Green Road, Moor Lane, Racecourse Road, Town Hill, Plaistow Street, Godstone Road and Lingfield Common Road.

 

MESSAGE FROM SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL

Surrey County Council has received an application to divert Public Footpath No. 412a (Dormansland). The proposed alternative route is shown on the accompanying plan (Drawing No. 3/1/29/H14) between points A–E–D.

The diversion has been applied for in the interests of the landowner who states that, although the footpath is not well used, it nonetheless raises real security issues.  The footpath currently runs along the driveway to Lullenden Manor, and the applicant would like to erect a locked gate close to Point A on the plan to provide physical security for the buildings that are accessed from the driveway.   Although the new path is over a grass field rather than on the surfaced driveway, the applicant believes it will be no less convenient as the gradients are broadly similar and the ground is well drained so that the surface is firm.  The proposed route is on slightly higher ground so users will benefit from better views.  The applicant believes the diversion is much more typical of a walk in the countryside and provides a safe environment away from the domestic traffic of his house and household.

The Council can make a diversion order if it is satisfied that the new path would be substantially as convenient as the old one. The Council must also consider the effect that the diversion would have on public enjoyment of the path as a whole. We would therefore like to obtain the views of anyone affected by the proposal so that an informed decision can be taken on whether to proceed.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries, otherwise I would be grateful to receive your comments by Monday 19 October 2020.

Email: anne.woods@surreycc.gov.uk

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MESSAGE FROM TANDRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL


Bulky rubbish clearance weekends cancelled

To ensure we follow the current social distancing guidance and to minimise any risk to our staff and residents, we have cancelled the bulky rubbish clearance weekends due to take place on 5, 12 and 19 September 2020. 

If you have additional items you need to get rid of, please use the one of the community recycling centres (CRC) below.

The Caterham CRC, on Park Road is open every day, except Thursday, from 8 am to 4pm and accepts:

  • Black bag waste.
  • Bulky waste such as non recyclable furniture, mattresses, large plastic items such as hose reels, water butts.
  • Green waste.
  • Paper and cardboard.
  • Wood and metal.

The Warlingham CRC, on Bond Road is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 4pm and accepts:

  • Batteries.
  • Green waste
  • Paper and cardboard.
  • Small electrical white goods.
  • Televisions.
  • Textiles.
  • Wood and metal.

The Earlswood CRC, on Horley Road in Redhill is open every day from 8am to 4pm and accepts:

  • Batteries.
  • Black bag waste.
  • Bulky waste such as non recyclable furniture, mattresses, large plastic items such as hose reels, water butts.
  • Cardboard.
  • Gas bottles.
  • Green waste.
  • Hazardous waste.
  • Scrap metal.
  • Small electronics.
  • Textiles.
  • White goods.
  • Wood. 

 

From Friday 4 September, the Earlwsood CRC will also accept chargeable waste such as soil, rubble, plasterboard and tyres.

For more information visit Surrey County Council’s website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling.

If you plan to visit any of these CRC’s, please be patient if queuing, follow social distancing guidelines and be considerate to other users and staff working at the centre.

Our bulky waste collection service

Our bulky waste collection service can take your large items which cannot be reused or recycled. We can’t collect bagged rubbish which can be put in your household’s rubbish collection, or taken to the Earlswood or Caterham community recycling centre.

For a subsidised rate of £33.20, residents can have up to three large or bulky household items, such as washing machines, mattresses, beds and sofas, collected from outside their homes.

The service is free for those on certain means-tested benefits. Some restrictions apply:

  • Items must be at the edge of the property for collection. They cannot be collected from sheds, garages or from inside the home.
  • The service is limited to two collections a household each year and is for disposal of items you would take with you when moving home.
  • It does not dispose of items such as carpets, concrete, double glazed windows, fencing, kitchen units or water and oil tanks.

Unwanted fridges or freezers can also be collected from outside residents’ homes for £33.20 per item.

Call Biffa on 01883 712333, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, to arrange a collection or for more information. 

 

Community Support

Dormansland Parish Council would like to provide the following update to the community on the steps and actions it has taken to support the community as a whole as well as those residents in difficulty during this extremely challenging period caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. There have been some misleading comments posted on Facebook which we would like to correct.

 

  • We would firstly like to thank the many people as well as groups such as Dormansland Diamonds in this community for the hard work, effort and dedication they have shown during this pandemic in supporting and helping those around them who have found themselves in difficulty and requiring aid. 
  • During March and April the Clerk printed approximately 2000 leaflets free of charge which were delivered to the Community Care Group for their distribution. 
  • One of the Parish Councillors has been helping the Community Group with visiting vulnerable residents and continues to make daily visits to one resident in particular. 
  • At the beginning of April the Parish Council provided a grant of £500 to St John’s Church which was for the sole use of the Community Care Group.  As per parish rules and regulations a financial grant cannot be given directly to an individual or a non-registered organisation. Thus the Parish Council found a way of providing the funding to the group, via the Church. 
  • At the beginning of May the Parish Council applied to Tandridge District Council for a grant of £1,000 for the support of community groups.  This grant was awarded and the £1,000 was also given to the Community Care Group via the Church as explained above. 
  • To date a total of £1,500 has been provided to the group. 
  • Recently two further grant applications were received from the Dormansland Diamonds. The first of these was for £1,000 to purchase food for those residents finding themselves in hardship. As explained above the Parish Council is unable to provide a direct financial grant so agreed to purchase food for the food bank set up in the village. This was to the value of £500 with a further £500 should demand outstrip donations from residents. The Parish Council also offered to help in encouraging residents to make donations of food to the Food Bank by producing and delivering leaflets.
  • The second grant was for £1,000 to be used towards, if needed, the breakdown of washing machines, boilers, water leaks etc. The Parish Council did not agree to this again because of financial regulations and also that it was not considered appropriate use of public money. The Parish Council has taken advice from Tandridge District Council, the Surrey and Sussex Association of Local Clerks and auditors to ensure that we are able to support our community, without breaking any rules.    
  • From information received from a number of local Parish Councils eg Lingfield, Horne, Felbridge it appears that Dormansland Parish Council have provided more funding to a voluntary group than any of our neighbours and we will continue to support in whatever way we can during this terrible pandemic.

 

Gas network upgrade in Racecourse Road, Lingfield UPDATE  

  • On the week commencing 15 June 2020 for approximately 16 weeks, we will be working in Racecourse Road from the junction with Station Road to just before the junction with Mill Lane
  • During this time, we will need to implement multi-way signals to ensure traffic can flow safely around our works
  • Please note, as we move our works along Racecourse Road towards the junction with Mill Lane, we will be suspending bus stops within our work zone as appropriate
  • For the first three weeks of the project, we will also be working on Station Road with the junction with Racecourse Road, and on Town Hill from outside Glyn Garth to the junction with Racecourse Road
  • Vehicle and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout

 

Council Meetings

In line with government guidelines, public meetings of Dormansland Parish Council cannot currently take place. Monthly meetings are continuing online and councillors continue to consider planning applications.

Legislation has been approved to allow Parish Councils to hold online meetings while public meetings remain suspended. Meetings will be restricted to current business only. Anyone with any issues or concerns should contact the Parish Clerk Lisa Liggins at dormansclerk@outlook.com

 

COMMUNITY CARE AND SUPPORT DURING 
COVID19 CRISIS

 

SUPPORT NUMBERS FOR RESIDENTS

 

Surrey County Council Community Helpline
0300 200 1008

Tandridge Voluntary Action 
01883 722593

St Silvan’s Charity 
07770 484069 / hello@stsilvans.org.uk

If you need food parcels, emergency electrical top-up, essential furniture or appliances or disability aids. 

Mental Health Crisis line 
0800 915 4644

Anxiety UK 
03444 775 774

Mind 
0300 123 3393

YoungMinds
0808 802 5544

Alzheimer’s Society
0333 150 3456

Money advice Service
0800 138 1677

Citizens Advice 
03444 111 444

Dormansland volunteers have set up a Facebook Page called Dormansland Community Care 2020 offering to help with shopping, prescription collections etc.  Leaflets have been delivered to many residents throughout the village already.  For further information please visit their Facebook page or contact Sy on 07939055169.

Tandridge Voluntary Action is currently focusing services to support communities during the Covid-19 outbreak. Potential volunteers can register their interest in joining a team of support volunteers in Tandridge. TVA will match volunteers with the organisations who need help.  The TVA team can be contacted on info@tva.org.uk or call 01883 722593.

 

Parking enforcement
For the time being TDC's parking enforcement teams will:

  • Not enforce parking on single yellow lines in quiet residential roads.
  • Issue temporary parking permits for car parks or on street parking schemes where they consider it appropriate to do so. 

Parking on double yellow lines or zig zags or on single yellow lines on main roads and in town centres could be dangerous and will be enforced as normal. Please remember essential public services may need access to homes and facilities, so please park considerately. 

Be scam aware
Not everyone is trustworthy and some people will take advantage of this unusual situation.  Be aware of:

  • People offering miracle cures or vaccines for coronavirus.
  • People impersonating healthcare workers, claiming to be offering ‘home-testing’ for coronavirus.
  • E-mails saying you can get a refund on taxes, utilities or similar are usually bogus - they are just after your personal and bank details.
  • Fake products saying they can protect you or cure coronavirus.
  • Mobile phone applications which claim to give you updates on the virus, but instead, they lock your phone and demand a ransom.
  • People offering to do your shopping or collecting medication and asking for money upfront and then disappearing. 

Tips to avoid being scammed:

  • Be cautious and listen to your instincts. Don’t be afraid to hang up, bin it, delete it or shut the door.
  • Always ask for ID.
  • Be aware of fake news and use trusted sources such as gov.uk or NHS.uk websites.
  • Protect your financial information, especially from people you don’t know. Never give your bank card or pin number to a stranger.


If you think you’ve been scammed, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 and if you need advice, call the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133. If you are in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.  

WhatsApp Coronavirus information service
The UK Government has launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp. The service will also allow the government to send messages to all opted-in users. To use the free Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message. A set of menu options is presented which the user can choose from and be sent relevant guidance from GOV.UK pages as well as links to GOV.UK for further information.

In these uncertain times we would ask that residents are mindful of their elderly neighbours or those who are self-isolating and may need help with everyday chores.

 

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