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What Help To Buy changes mean for South East Home Buyers

What Help To Buy changes mean for South East Home Buyers

More home buyers are searching for information on the popular Help to Buy scheme ahead of new changes that come into force next year. New homes builder Miller Homes has seen use of its online Help to Buy Mortgage Calculator increase by a massive 49% in the last three months (May-July), compared to the same period ...

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Surrey Unitary Authority could contribute to £3bn saving

Surrey Unitary Authority could contribute to £3bn saving

Getting rid of smaller councils in England and replacing them with 25 new local authorities could save nearly £3bn in the space of five years. A new report for the County Councils Network looks at the advantages of introducing a unitary authority in each area. Unitary authorities are designed to reduce ...

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Dunsfold Drilling Refusal Ruled Invalid

Dunsfold Drilling Refusal Ruled Invalid

Surrey County Council’s recent decision to refuse an application for oil and gas exploration in Dunsfold has been ruled invalid. Councillors recently voted to refuse plans by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) to drill and test vertical and sidetrack wells in Dunsfold, despite an approval recommendation from council ...

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Local Teacher Sewing for Victory!

Local Teacher Sewing for Victory!

While care workers are on the front lines of the war against Covid-19, local Design & Technology teachers are helping out on the home front. Tamsin Mitchell, Head of Design & Technology at Glebelands School in Cranleigh, heard that local frontline workers were faced with a drastic shortage of scrubs, ...

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Henry is a finalist in BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words

Henry is a finalist in  BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words

Pennthorpe Prep School, in West Sussex, is thrilled that one of their budding young authors, Henry Cocks, has made it to the finals of the national BBC Radio 2 writing competition, 500 Words 2020. Henry, who is in Year 3, wrote ‘The Grocery Shop Breakout’, which was selected from 135,000 entries to make it through to ...

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Cranleigh Probus A Club – April 2020

Cranleigh Probus A Club – April 2020

The AGM on March 10th saw the committee re-elected en-mass and a significant change was approved to the constitution. At this AGM the members voted by the requisite majority of over 67%, to change the constitution wording defining acceptance of members. The relevant sentence now reads: The membership shall be open ...

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Cranleigh Probus A Club – March 2020

Cranleigh Probus A Club – March 2020

On March 10 Cranleigh Probus A Club will meet for lunch at Cranleigh Golf and Country Club when the annual Annual General Meeting will take place. A new committee will be elected. A special secret ballot will also be a feature, to decide on allowing persons of either sex to become members. Any retired person from ...

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Cranleigh Rail Revival

Cranleigh Rail Revival

Following the good news that the Department for Transport is to pledge £500m to reinstate some previously axed local services, this is a golden opportunity to propose the reopening of the line between Guildford and Cranleigh. The Midhurst Model Show is the next occasion for more Middleton Press details to be ...

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Cranleigh Probus A Club – February 2020

Cranleigh Probus A Club – February 2020

The lunch will take place at the Cranleigh Golf and Country Club on the regular second Tuesday, 11th February. The planned speaker will describe the work of the Air Ambulance Service. The January talk on the Cokelars had to be postponed and was replaced by a talk from the chairman Richard Chaundy on Isadora Duncan. ...

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Polio Eradication One Step Closer!

Polio Eradication One Step Closer!

In a major milestone in the battle to eradicate polio, Rotary and its Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners announced on World Polio Day (24 October 2019) that wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) has been eradicated worldwide. This means that two of the three strains of the disease have now been eliminated, an ...

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