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Welcome to Reigate Liberal Democrats

Layout of Reigate and Banstead Borough with major towns and roads.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Map

Reigate Liberal Democrats are the constituency party of Reigate.

This covers the towns of Banstead, Redhill and Reigate, as well as the villages of Burgh Heath, Chipstead, Earlswood, Kingswood, Lower Kingswood, Merstham, Salfords, Southpark and Meadvale, Tadworth, Walton on the hill Woodhatch and Woodmansterne.

The constituency is divided into the wards of Banstead Village, Chipstead Hooley & Woodmansterne, Earlswood & Whitebushes, Kingswood & Burgh Heath, Meadvale & St. Johns, Merstham, Preston, Redhill East, Redhill West, Reigate Central, Reigate Hill, Salfords & Sidlow, Southpark & Woodhatch, and Tadworth & Walton.

Reigate Liberal Democrats always work hard to keep in touch with local people with local news.

Along with the FOCUS leaflets, this website is part of that ongoing work.

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Recent updates

  • Article: Nov 19, 2017

    The project to lay a path around the perimeter of Cedars Recreation Ground was suggested by a local Sunbury resident who was having problems using the park for her disabled son as pushing a chair around without a solid path was difficult. Around the same time local Councillors were given a Windfall Grant from Spelthorne and this has been used for the project which started at the beginning of September.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2017

    There is growing concern for the state of Surrey County Council's finances. Over the last 6 years council tax in Surrey has gone up almost 20%, while many have seen only small increases in wages. In spite of these increases, we are facing a staggering £123m of cuts to services in the next 12 months.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2017

    Local Liberal Democrat campaigner, Tom Fidler, is horrified by the increase in fly-tipping following changes to charing policy by Surrey County Council and writes:

    The latest update on the recycling centres is that all domestic building waste such as rubble, plaster and soil will be charged at £4 a bag from January 2018. There are also some sites in Surrey that will close 4 days a week so that the council can reduce costs. We have seen a marked increase in fly tipping across the borough in the last 12 months and are fearful that the decision to charge for this type of waste will further escalate the problem.

  • Eco Park
    Article: Nov 19, 2017

    Councillor Sandra Dunn has provided the following update on the Charlton Lane "Eco Park".

    On a recent site visit around the Eco Park I was still overwhelmed by the sheer size of the project. 'Suez' are quick to tell you that the design from the roadside gives the impression that this huge structure has been softened by the curves of the Administration Building and the glass fascia. However, behind this lays the anaerobic digester and the gasification building. The stack still towers above the building and continues to be a controversial issue as it can be readily seen from quite a distance locally. It has six warning lights fitted to ensure safety of low-flying aircraft.

  • Cllr Stephen Cooksey
    Article: Nov 17, 2017

    Liberal Democrat county councillors today welcomed the decision by Conservative-run Surrey County Council to amend its unpopular street lighting policy. The policy, which was introduced in 2016 and early 2017, saw thousands of street lights turned off across the county without any consultation with the residents affected. The change of policy means that lights will stay on until 1am rather than midnight from Thursday 23rd November 2017.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Nov 17, 2017

    The Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, has set out the alternative Liberal Democrat approach to the budget and the problems with the Conservative one.

    A Liberal Democrat budget would commit to the following:

    • Increase capital spending, particularly on transport infrastructure and large-scale housebuilding. Borrowing to finance productive investment at very low-interest rates is financially responsible and good for the economy.
    • Put a penny on each pound included for income tax to raise £6bn a year for the NHS
    • Introduce a lifelong learning endowment to enable every 18 year old to fund their own training and professional development
    • Reform business tax and clampdown on tax havens; including through a public register of beneficial ownership for Overseas Territories
  • Vince Cable
    Article: Nov 17, 2017

    The Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, has set out the alternative Liberal Democrat approach to the budget and the problems with the Conservative one.

    A Liberal Democrat budget would commit to the following:

    • Increase capital spending, particularly on transport infrastructure and large-scale housebuilding. Borrowing to finance productive investment at very low-interest rates is financially responsible and good for the economy.
    • Put a penny on each pound included for income tax to raise £6bn a year for the NHS
    • Introduce a lifelong learning endowment to enable every 18 year old to fund their own training and professional development
    • Reform business tax and clampdown on tax havens; including through a public register of beneficial ownership for Overseas Territories
  • Future of Epsom Hospital
    Article: Nov 12, 2017

    The results of Epsom & St Helier's NHS Trust's recent consultation were published on 10 November. More than 25,000 people joined in discussions on the long term future of the Trust's healthcare services.

    Chief Executive Daniel Elkeles had addressed numerous public meetings attended by 5,000 people and answered questions. 6,000 people watched their video and 1,000 filled in their questionnaire

  • lidl
    Article: Nov 11, 2017

    News that Lidl's application for a new medium-sized foodstore in Upper High Street has been approved, brings towards an end a 15 year saga.The first of a long series of unsatisactory plans for a supermarket on the former Allams and Iceland sites in Upper High Street was put forward in 2002 and rejected in 2003.

  • Dene Street
    Article: Nov 8, 2017

    Liberal Democrat County Councillors have expressed their dismay after it was revealed, in response to a Freedom of Information Act Request, that Conservative-run Surrey County Council has left 20 buildings empty for a cumulative total of 112 years, with one building in Warlingham left empty for a shocking 18 years. The County Council spent £307,464 in just one year in 2016/17 maintaining its 20 vacant buildings.