Local News

PRESS RELEASE: Crispin Blunt Applauds Community Efforts to Save Local Pub

The Three Horseshoes Public House at Ironsbottom, Sidlow, has recently been listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. This follows a campaign supported by Crispin Blunt MP, the Horseshoes Action Group, and Salfords and Sidlow Parish Council, objecting to the closure of the pub and proposals to develop the site.

CONSTITUENCY NEWS : MEETING TO DISCUSS HORSE HILL WITH THE OIL AND GAS AUTHORITY

Yesterday, I held a meeting with the recently appointed Chairman of the Oil and Gas Authority, Tim Eggar, specifically to discuss OGA’s regulatory remit regarding the Horse Hill Oil exploration site, in the light if the impending decision by Surrey County Council whether or not to grant planning permission to enable UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) to produce oil from the well over the next twenty-five years.

POWER CUTS ON REIGATE HEATH

I had a productive meeting with a Reigate Heath resident and UK Power Networks this morning to address the wholly inappropriate amount of power cuts for several of my constituents. 

CANON UK AND IRELAND TO CLOSE REIGATE HEADQUARTERS

It is with great disappointment that I have today learned that ‘Canon UK and Ireland’ will be relocating its Head Office from Reigate to Uxbridge, where it will co-locate with Canon’s existing Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) HQ.

CONSTITUENCY BLOG – LOCAL RAILWAY UPDATE

It has taken some time for me to obtain an official response from Andrew Jones MP, Under Secretary of State for Railways, to the letter I sent to him following our meeting on 13th March, during which we discussed the issue of the Redhill Fares Hump.

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2 MAY - EVE OF POLL STATEMENT

The Brexit crisis will be the inescapable background to Borough elections in Reigate and Banstead on 2 May. Furthermore, all ward seats will be up for election due to boundary changes across the Borough. Each voter will have three candidates to vote for, instead of the usual one.

REDHILL FARES HUMP - UPDATE

As you will be aware, I have been pressing successive Government Ministers to address the anomalously high local rail fares, known colloquially as the ‘Redhill Hump’, for a number of years.

EARTHQUAKES AND HORSE HILL

Following the most recent earthquake in the area on 27 February, I have received a number of communications from local residents concerned about the potential link between a series of earth tremors in the area and oil exploration and production activities at Horse Hill and Brockham.