Dormansland Parish
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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.

Latest News

 

Full Council and Planning Committee meetings have been cancelled until May 2020. Members will continue to comment on Planning Applications but will not be holding meetings to discuss them.  The next meeting of the Council is planned for Wednesday 6 May 2020 at 7.30pm however this will be subject to Government guidelines.  

 

COMMUNITY CARE AND SUPPORT DURING
COVID19 CRISIS

 

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 (evenings only) or .

Dormansland Community Farm Shop
This is a non-profit community-led organisation serving the Dormansland Parish community. The shop will be taking orders for boxes containing fresh fruit and veg. These can either be picked up from The Ploug Inn car park or if you are elderly or at risk can be delivered to you doorstep.

Orders can be taken between 18:00 and 20:00 from Monday to Saturday. Your order will be processed and will be ready for collection the following day (except Sunday) between 15:00 and 17:00 from The Ploug Inn car park. If you are elderly or at risk we deliver them to you at some point during the day.

Each box will contain various fresh vegetables and fruit of the day. The prices are as follows:

Large - £10.00

To place your order please ring 01342 832933 between 18:00 and 20:00 stating what size box you would like to order, your full name, address (if being delivered) and telephone number.

Members will be observing social distancing as recommended by the Government. Payments are either by contactless (at a 2m distance) or cash (please bring the right amount of cash with you). Payment methods for delivery will be discussed with you over the phone when you order.

Please check the Facebook page Dormansland Community Farm Shop for updates as situations will change daily depending on Government guidelines.

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

Recycling and rubbish collections
Over the next few weeks, the recycling and rubbish service is likely to be impacted by staff shortages due to sickness. As there are more people at home, there is an increase in the amount of waste being collected. Some waste collection services may take longer to be collected and there may be delays or the service temporarily suspended. To receive recycling and rubbish collection updates straight to your inbox sign up via TDC's website @ www.tandridge.gov.uk. 

To minimise delays, please follow these guidelines:

  • Please do not approach the collection crew, maintain a distance of at least two metres.
  • Put your bins out early and leave them out until they’ve been emptied.
  • Put the right items in the right bins. Use the Surrey Recycles search tool to find out what goes in which bin.
  • Reduce the amount of waste you produce. 

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.

Stay home, Protect the NHS, Save lives
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government has introduced three new measures. 

  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes.
  2. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces.
  3. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public.

 

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.

 

VE DAY CELEBRATIONS - CANCELLED

The Parish Council had made advanced arrangements to celebrate VE Day on Friday 8 May 2020 with a 1940s themed event including live music from “Scintialting Swing”, food, drink and lighting the Beacon.  Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic it has been agreed that this event will now be cancelled.  

Annual Parish Assembly 29 April 2020 – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, this year’s Annual Parish Assembly has also been cancelled in light of the current Covid19 situation and Government guidelines.

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