Tag Archives: Reigate and Banstead

Taking it to the hedge: police called to deal with elderly vandal

Police officers from two jurisdictions and council officials from neighbouring boroughs have been busy dealing with complaints of damage to property, and what a local councillor has described as “a case of clear vandalism” as well as child safeguarding issues … Continue reading

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Dangerous caterpillar pest closes in on Croydon’s oaks

There have been sightings in Banstead Woods of the oak processionary moth, the extremely destructive moth caterpillars which can strip a tree of its leaves, leaving it weakened, vulnerable, even killing once healthy oak trees. The Forestry Commission has been … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon parks, Environment, Friends of Farthing Downs, Friends of Lloyd Park, Wildlife | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

South of the border, residents brew up a planning rebellion

The Conservatives suffered a near-wipe-out in last week’s council elections held in the usually true blue stockbroker belt of Surrey. Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE has crunched the numbers and found that local issues do matter Croydon’s 70 councillors cost … Continue reading

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Surrey’s voters face a multi-coloured swapshop at the polls

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, checks out some straws in the election wind caused by the Brexit storm, as neighbouring councils hold their elections today Londoners might be spared the bother of going to the polling stations today, but for … Continue reading

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