Based on the Quarryside Business Park, Stripey Stork are a baby bank who collect new and pre-loved items for babies and children and pass them on to local families in need.
Since starting in 2013, they have responded to over 2,500 requests for help and passed on items valuing £1m back into our community.
Stripey Stork currently have a chance to win £4,000 of funding from Tesco via the in-store token scheme. Throughout May and June, they are one of the charities that the shoppers at the Tesco Express store on Canalside can choose.
Naturally, Stripey Stork are very keen to get as much support as possible from their neighbours!
Raven Housing Trust are currently working with a number of local employers, including Sainsbury’s and Travelodge, helping them to recruit to their vacancies by providing (free) tailored training programmes to prospective employees to get them ‘job-ready’ for the specific roles on offer.
Raven Housing are offering the same to the businesses on the Holmethorpe Industrial Estate, without asking for anything in return. Last year Angela ran a small focus group with some of you, and the resounding feedback was that you often struggle to recruit to vacancies.
If you would like Raven Housing Trust to promote your current and upcoming vacancies, all you need to do is download and complete the ‘Employer Job Engagement Form’ and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 3rd March.
- These works will include altering the height of the footpath to allow a slope into a dropped crossing point for pedestrians on Ormside Way, at the junction of Trowers Way.
- The works will include the installation of a pedestrian walkway on the grassed area and the removal of the black bollards.
- These works may be delayed in periods of wet weather.
HEA would like to welcome DPR Motorsport to the Holmethorpe Industrial Estate.
"DPR Motorsport is a leading race team in the extremely competitive world of Caterham racing. Our 100% focus on Caterham cars ensures we can provide unrivalled technical and engineering expertise to all Caterham owners whether for road, track or race."
DPR Motorsport offers a full range of services to help customers derive the most from their Caterham ownership. They can perform servicing, repairs, car setups and new race car builds together with providing full support for Caterham racing for both car and driver.
Based at 31 Trowers Way, the site is well situated for customers in London and adjoining areas as well as being close to Brands Hatch.
The new 6,000-square-foot workshop is a specialist service centre for Caterham sports cars which enables DPR Motorsport to provide the same quality service for Caterham road cars to complement the at circuit services provided to track and race customers.
With the workshop now operational, work on the customer reception should be complete by the end of January 2016.
Derrick Rowe, the senior partner of DPR Motorsport, would like to thank Yess Electrical, Screwfix, Benchmarx Kitchens and HSS Hire for the much appreciated help. Derrick would also like to thank Jonathan Packer Bespoke Kitchens and Bathrooms, who are currently doing the office fit out.
of TW Coachcraft, 38a Ormside Way,
who won December's Christmas hamper raffle, provided by Risbridger Ltd.
With the growing concerns that the Council will further reduce CCTV coverage and monitoring, we are asking all Holmethorpe businesses to get involved and join HEA.
What we are most concerned about: CCTV
CCTV cameras on the estate and cabling back to the Monitoring Station were substantially funded 15 years ago by the Holmethorpe Estate Association together with the Council.
CCTV is a deterrent – and something all businesses should be keen to keep - and improve!
CCTV can provide useful information to the police and individual companies.
Why we are concerned:
The cameras are old technology and do not always produce useable data.
The Council is already reducing their funding and we have lost one camera due to the building of new units
off Trowers Way.
We are concerned that the Council will further reduce camera coverage and monitoring.
What are we doing now:
Planning what CCTV systems we could install as an alternative to keep our businesses safe and secure.
Asking ALL Holmethorpe businesses to get involved – join HEA!
All Holmethorpe businesses already benefit from the work we do – so why not help us improve our services and create a bigger, better network.
HEA Committee is working hard to help our business community stay united and help each other.
Once we have systems to recommend we will stage an event to present our proposals to you all.
Calling all Holmethorpe businesses!
Every business on the estate benefits from the (voluntary) work the committee do – if you are not already a member, please join us and help us keep this estate one of the safest and most secure around.
The other things that we do to keep Holmethorpe safe and sound:
A reminder about what HEA already does for businesses on the Holmethorpe Industrial Estate:
- CCTV liaison
- Landscaping and maintenance (particularly tree work to keep camera sight lines clear and weed control)
- Road gritting and clearance in icy or snowy weather
- Manage the Trowers Way Car Park
Sustrans are a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.
Sustrans work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.
Find out the latest news on how Sustrans is helping local businesses to promote sustainable and active travel in their summer update for east Surrey:
Sustrans' Smarter Small Business Travel newsletter
Merstham Football Club have gained promotion to the Ryman Premier Division after beating Folkestone Invicta 3-0 in the Ryman Division One South play-off final.
Such is the progress made last year, Merstham FC have reached an agreement with AFC Wimbledon’s first year professionals to play their home games at Moatside, the home of Merstham FC.
Martin Burr, formerly a longstanding member of the Holmethorpe Estate Association Committee, is the financial director of Merstham Football Club. They have some excellent facilities and opportunities for businesses — especially local businesses that they are very keen to get involved with.
Last night, EFP Gritting Ltd gritted the Holmethorpe estate (Thursday 29 January 2015). With the possiblity of more snow to fall and the freezing temperatures to continue, please take extra care when walking or driving through the estate. The pavements can especially get very icy.
The chief executive at Gatwick Diamond Business, Jeremy Taylor, will be speaking at next week’s public meeting on Gatwick Airport's expansion plans.
In order to add to the strength of his piece, it would be good to include your organisation as supporters of the speech.
The Airports Commission secretariat will also be holding a public drop-in session from 18:00 to 20:00 on Tuesday 16 December 2014 at the Longley Suite, Arora Hotel, Crawley; tickets are not required to attend this event.
The purpose of this additional event is to provide an opportunity to speak to a member of the Airports Commission’s team to help understand the process, the consultation and how to respond. The commission has asked Jeremy to help disseminate this information, so that those who are either unable to attend or have been unable to obtain a ticket to the discussion session earlier that day have an opportunity to meet them.
- A free weekly Metro Voyager ticket for all your employees, regardless of whether they are bus users or not. The ticket is valid on Metrobus services across Surrey.
- Registration only takes 2 minutes at www.travelsmartsurrey.info/busoffer and is open until Oct 31st 2014.
- Employees should use their staff email where possible for verification.
- All retail units at the Belfry are eligible and all units on Holmethorpe industrial estate.
HEA Committee members hope that all businesses on Holmethorpe Industrial Estate will be able to join us for a DRINK and a SNACK and get together at Max's Kitchen on Wednesday 15th October 2014, between 4pm and 7pm.
Come along meet the Committee and see what HEA membership can do for your business and how we can all work together for security, improvements for our staff and maintenance on the Holmethorpe Estate.
On Wednesday 26 February 2014, Surrey County Council gave planning permission to the new primary school proposed for Battlebridge Lane in north Redhill.
The proposal has been highly controversial, largely because of the lack of transparency over how the site was selected and the Councils’ extraordinary failure to communicate openly with local councillors and residents.
Last November, the Reigate & Banstead planning committee voted to object to the proposal because of the impacts it would have on traffic conditions and road safety in the area. Yesterday it was Surrey County Council’s turn – they are the decision-making authority for school developments.
To read more on this and to leave a comment, head to the Redhill Green Councillors website.
Since early January 2014, Redhill residents and people further afield have been suffering from the horrible smell from the Biffa landfill site east of the town centre.
As well as the unpleasantness of breathing stinky air, people have complained of impacts ranging from nausea and headaches to lost house buyers.
To read the FAQs, leave a comment and download the Q&A document from the Environment Agency, head to the Redhill Green Councillors website.
There are currently two vacancies at Risbridger Ltd:
CNC Lathe Programmer/Setter/Operator (Fanuc):
- Experience of Doosan Puma 2000/2600 SY with live tooling a must
- FeatureCAM experience benificial
- Must be willing to work as part of a team
CNC Mill Programmer/Setter/Operator (Heidenhain/Fanuc):
- Experience of Doosan VC320/40, pallet changer beneficial
- Lathe setting/programming experience beneficial (Fanuc)
- FeatureCAM experience beneficial
- Must be willing to work as part of a team
Please send your CV to Keith Robinson (engineering/production manager)
Surrey County Council has submitted a planning application to build a primary school on the recreation ground at Battlebridge Lane.
The site is the field to the north of the lane (next to the field with the athletics ground and football pitch).
The application is for the erection of a new two-storey two-form entry primary school (420 places) and nursery (26 FTE places) together with provision of 29 parking spaces, 3 disabled user parking spaces, 8 staff cycle spaces, 62 cycle/scooter spaces for pupils; access off Battlebridge Lane; and laying out of outdoor hard and soft play areas and landscaping.
This has been expected for a long time — at last we have a chance to study the plans in detail and give our views to the planners.
How to see the plans
The best place to see the plans and application documents is on Reigate and Banstead Council’s website.
You can also see the plans at the Town Hall. If you’d like to do this, telephone the Planning Department on 01737 276772 between 9am and 2pm Monday to Friday to make an appointment so that someone will be on hand to help you.
Submit your views to Surrey
This application will be determined by Surrey County Council, so it is important to send your views to them. Make sure to include the reference number SCC REF 2013/0166/DH and your name and address.
You can submit your comments using this form on the Surrey CC website.
Or by email: email@example.com
Or by writing to the following address:
Surrey County Council
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2DN
And to Reigate and Banstead
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council is a consultee, so please copy your views to them too and quote the reference number 13/01841/CON.
You can do this online using this form on Reigate & Banstead's website.
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by writing to the following address:
Mr Andrew Benson
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
Why this Green Belt site?
Your councillors will read the documents carefully. We are particularly interested to find out how and why this site was selected.
The site has obvious disadvantages, including its small size, position at a busy junction on the A23, and the need to share playing fields with the public.
Also, it is in the last remaining patch of Green Belt separating Redhill and Merstham, where the Green Belt is at its very thinnest.
Surrey needs to prove that there are “very special circumstances” before it can approve a new school on Green Belt. We are curious to see how it will do this, especially when Surrey County Council owns the very large and under-used St Nicholas School site nearby, which could easily accommodate the new primary school as well as the existing special school and the future secondary school that’s been talked about.
Until now, despite repeated enquiries, including under Freedom of Information regulations,we have not been able to find out anything about how potential sites were assessed or this one chosen.
We hope that the application documents just submitted will contain the answers to these questions.
Business case for the school
‘The business case for the Merstham primary school’ was to have been discussed at the Surrey County Council Cabinet meeting on 22 October. However, it has now disappeared from the agenda.
If the business case is purely about the need for a new primary school in the North Redhill area, it is hard to imagine anyone disagreeing. There is an acute shortage of primary school places here, made a lot worse by the building of 1,000 new homes in Water Colour and Park 25 in the last decade.
All the same, it seems odd that planners are being asked to decide on the school before the business case has been agreed.
What happens next?
The plans are out for consultation until 1 November (for Reigate & Banstead) and 11 November (Surrey).
Surrey County Council Planning Committee will decide whether or not to approve the application at their meeting on 11 December 2013.
Come along to Bletchingley Golf Club's very popular Christmas party nights with organised disco. The tables will be set in groups of 10 and the following dates have been set aside to help you enjoy the festive period with your work colleagues and friends. The cost per person will be £36.50 and this will include an arrival drink, three-course meal and disco.
Saturday 30th November
Saturday 7th December
Saturday 14th December
Friday 20th December
Please do not hesitate to contact me if there are any further questions or you would like to reserve a table or two!
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Holmethorpe Industrial Estate is shortly to have its very own café/coffee shop. Max’s Kitchen at 26 Holmethorpe Avenue (opposite Furnistore) is nearing completion and our opening will be on Monday 9th September.
We will be opening from 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, serving a selection of hot breakfast items, through to daily changing sandwich specials and freshly ground coffees made with our traditional Italian espresso machine.
In addition, we will have two meeting rooms available, with half a day rental at £25, and a full day at £40. The rooms are fully equipped with all furniture, 40” monitor and Wi-Fi, they are ideal for meeting clients, carrying out interviews, appraisals, training or social functions, all with the bonus of catering on site and the best coffee around for miles.
We are keen to create a vibrant hub for businesses on the estate, we intend to host and organise networking events that should be of interest to all businesses on the estate.
Special offers for HEA members:
Offer one: We are considering having repeating promotional videos of local businesses playing in our main dining area. So if you have a promotional video or advertisement, please get in touch and we will see how many we have. This service is free for HEA members for at least the first 3 months,
Offer two: Meeting rooms – Will be charged at half price for the first 2 months for HEA members.
Hope to be meeting you soon.
On behalf of Merstham Football Club, we would like to extend you an invitation to join us for our first ever COMMUNITY CHARITY OPEN DAY on SUNDAY AUGUST 18th 2013.
The event has been organised with two objectives. Firstly, to raise money for our nominated charity the ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY, and secondly, to open the doors to our local community to see our facilities, meet the club officials, managers and players, and to enjoy what we hope is a fun and relaxed day.
We are hosting a small soccer tournament for Under 8s and 9s on the recreation ground at 11.30, and later within the ground at 2pm, an adults game in which the players are donating money to participate.
Inside the main ground we shall be serving hot food and drinks in the T-Bar, Ice-cream, BBQ , lucky dip and bouncy castle for the children to enjoy. We have requested the Surrey Fire Service to bring an engine down for the day to look around. Adult refreshments will be available from the clubhouse bar – THE VENUE from Midday.
This invitation is to extend to you a warm welcome to the club with an opportunity to pitch a stall within the perimeter around the main pitch and to make a small donation to the charity on the day......no fixed amount, we leave that to yourselves.
This event will hopefully become an annual occasion and kick-starts our initiative this year to integrate and bring together Merstham as a Community.
We sincerely hope you can attend and support both the Community and the Alzheimers Society.
Set up will begin at 9am with the event starting at 10am through till approximately 5pm.
To book your space please email email@example.com.
Best wishes on behalf of Merstham FC,
Daryl Sullivan and John Devlin
Club Secretary: Richard Baxter
Merstham Football & Social Club Ltd
Weldon Way, Merstham, Surrey RH1 3QB
Tel: 01737 644046