Come along to the Tandridge Business Event!

Tandridge District Council is inviting all businesses to a free Business Event on Tuesday 23 January, from 6pm to 7.30pm, at the Council Offices in Oxted.
Speakers include Chief Executive, Louise Round, Councillor Martin Fisher, Leader of the Council and Kam Dehal, Director of Business Development at East Surrey College.
Businesses will be able to find out more about:
  • The redevelopment of Oxted and Caterham town centres
  • Our new business support offer
  • Our new economic strategy for the district
  • Apprenticeship funding and grant opportunities
  • Training opportunities
  • Business rate relief
  • Government funding opportunities to help local businesses grow and develop
Businesses will also get the chance to ask questions and have their say.
To sign up for the free event visit

Could you sponsor a prize for the Tandridge Together Lottery?

We are looking for local businesses to help support good causes and residents across the Tandridge district by:
  • Donating a prize for a local good cause to win at the launch event on 31 January 2018. Good causes can include local charities, community projects and groups such as schools, sports teams and Scout or Guides groups.
  • Sponsoring a prize for a local resident to win as part of the new weekly lottery draw.
In return we will mention your business in any publicity and on our website. Please e-mail or call 01883 722000 if you can help.
Tandridge Together Lottery will be a weekly online lottery, with a top prize of £25,000. All funds raised will go to good causes which benefit residents in the Tandridge district.
  • Tickets go on sale 22 February.
  • First draw 31 March.
Do you belong to a local good cause or voluntary group which needs help with fundraising?
The Tandridge Together Lottery could help. Local charities and good causes are invited to sign up to the Tandridge Together Lottery, so they can raise funds to help them provide services for residents. All profits will go to good causes in the Tandridge district.
Good causes can register by visiting, e-mailing  or calling 01883 722000.
How will the lottery work?
  • Lottery tickets costing £1 will be available via a new lottery website.
  • Anyone buying a ticket will select the cause they want to support from those registered on the website.
  • 50p of the £1 ticket price will go directly to the chosen good cause, with 10p in every pound going into a fund for the Council to distribute in the form of small grants, to a wide range of good cause projects who apply for support in the Tandridge district. The rest of the money will go towards prizes and administration costs. There is no cost to the charities, projects and groups who sign up. 

M23 northbound carriageway– weekend closure alert

The northbound stretch of the M23 between junctions 10 (Copthorne) and 9 (Gatwick) will be closed for resurfacing, between 10pm on Friday evening to 4am on Monday morning, on the dates below. 
  • 10pm Friday 12 Jan  until 4am Monday 15 January
  • 10pm Friday 19 Jan until 4am Monday 22 January
  • 10pm Friday 26 Jan until 4am Monday 29 January
  • 10pm Friday 2 Feb until 4am Monday 5 February
Diversion routes will be clearly signed and in place during the road closures and local routes which are suitable for all types of vehicles are being used as the alternative. 
Highways England is working closely with partner organisations to minimise any disruption, but there will be an increase in traffic on these routes.
For any questions about the work, please contact 01732 446800 or e-mail

Draft Caterham Masterplan Consultation – your chance to help shape the town’s future

There’s still time to comment on the Draft Caterham Town Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document. The consultation runs until 5pm on Monday 22 January and will help establish guidelines to help shape and deliver an ambitious regeneration plan for Caterham town centre and Caterham on the Hill over the next ten years.
The document and a feedback form is available to view at . Hard copies are available in every library in the district and at the Council Offices in Oxted.
Comments received during the consultation will be reviewed and any necessary changes made before the final version of the Caterham Masterplan is adopted by the Council

Ask Me – Communities against Domestic Abuse

Women’s Aid is running free training in East Surrey for anyone who wants to break the silence on domestic abuse. The aim is to make sure the first time a woman speaks out about abuse, she is heard, believed and guided towards the specialist support she needs to regain her independence. 
The Change that Lasts scheme offers training for anyone, men and women, to become Community Ambassadors. Ambassadors will learn to understand domestic abuse and why it happens, how to respond when someone talks about it, and where to direct people for expert support.
They will be asked to talk about domestic abuse in their community - where they work, play, live, learn, worship or network - whether it’s over a coffee with a friend, at their work team meeting or posting on social media. They will also help raise awareness of domestic abuse and present themselves as someone who will understand, meaning survivors will be more likely to open up to them.
Anyone can sign up to be a Community Ambassador and there are a variety of training dates including weekends.
After the training, the time commitment is as much or as little as you can manage. Learning about domestic abuse is a life skill and can help make a real difference to the people around you. If you would like to be a part of the scheme you can sign up by e-mailing Zoe Snelgrove on or call 07769322104. 

Events and training

What’s the point?
16 January 2018 5.15pm–6.30pm: Basepoint Business Centre, Metcalf Way, Crawley RH17 7XX
Are you new to Gatwick Diamond Business membership? Come along to this free event to meet the team, network with others who are new to the Gatwick Diamond Business experience and get some tips about how to get the best commercial benefits from your membership.
Business Networking Lunch – The Economic Geography of the Gatwick Diamond
23 January 2018 12pm–2.30pm: Sandman Signature, London Gatwick Hotel, Tinsley Lane South, Crawley RH10 8XH
Join us for our first Business Networking Lunch of 2018. This is your opportunity to introduce your business to fellow members and enjoy a two course lunch. The guest speaker for the event will be Rosemary French, OBE – Executive Director of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative – who will be giving an update on the Gatwick Diamond area.
Chamber Connections – Reigate Manor Hotel
6 February 2018 7.45am – 9.30am: Reigate Manor Hotel, Reigate Hill, Reigate RH2 9PF
Come along to these regular informal breakfasts being held at Reigate Manor Hotel. These are designed to give you a regular opportunity to meet and discuss local issues, share best practice with decision makers and widen your own network of customers and suppliers.
HMRC’s range of webinars support businesses, helping to make tax matters easier, quicker, and simpler. Webinars last about an hour. They are live and interactive so questions can be asked by participants. You can find out about PAYE, Self Employment, VAT and Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) for Contractors and Subcontractors, Property Income, Record Keeping and other topics.

Have your say

What would you like to see in future newsletters? What training opportunities and events would you like to see in the district? Do you have any thoughts about how you would like the Council to support local businesses?
We would really welcome your thoughts. Have your say by contacting our Economic Development Team on 01883 722000 or

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