Monthly Archives: November 2013

Battlebridge: Concerns over new primary school plans debated

This week, Reigate & Banstead Planning Committee members discussed Surrey County Council’s plans to build a new primary school at Battlebridge Lane. The Committee voted to object to the application – because of the impacts it would have on traffic and the lack of safe routes for children to walk or cycle to school. This […]

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Proposed primary school on Battlebridge Lane: Our submissions

Council planners are considering a proposal to build a primary school on the recreation ground at Battlebridge Lane. Reigate and Banstead Borough Council (RBBC) is being consulted and the RBBC Planning Committee will debate this at its 27 November meeting. The decision whether or not to allow the school to be built will be made […]

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Why I’m laying a wreath of white poppies on Remembrance Day

The two young men in the photo are my great uncles, Fred Bradford and Arthur Whybird. They both died, aged 19 and 21 respectively, in the Battle of the Somme. Because both my grandmothers had lost a much-loved brother in the First World War, I grew up with a strong sense of war as a […]

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