Local News

Blunt continues work on rail disruption

Following catastrophic disruption to evening commuter rail journeys in and out of London Bridge station this week, Reigate MP, Crispin Blunt, sought urgent briefings from both Network Rail and the train operator, Southern Rail, to find out exactly what went wrong and what steps the agencies involved are taking to remedy the problems.

Gatwick refuse public questioning by local MPs

Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) has refused to appear publically before MPs at the House of Commons to answer questions on their second runway proposal, it was confirmed today.

Crispin Blunt responds to Thames Estuary Airport decision

Crispin Blunt, MP for Reigate and Chair of the Gatwick Coordination Group, a group of Backbench MPs with constituencies close to Gatwick, made the following statement this morning in response to the Howard Davies Airports Commission's decision to rule out a Thames Estuary option.

Crispin Blunt investigates recent increase in aircraft noise

Following a recent increase in complaints of increased aircraft noise over Redhill and Earlswood, Crispin Blunt today visited Gatwick Airport for an explanation, and also met with Heathrow and the MP for Mole Valley, Sir Paul Beresford, to identify the cause of the increase in overflight noise, and investigate potential remedies and future trends in aircraft noise patterns.

Crispin Blunt visits Biffa landfill site in Redhill

Reigate MP, Crispin Blunt, today visited the Biffa Landfill site in Redhill. Following further complaints from constituents about smells coming from the site, Crispin held talks with Biffa managers Mick Davies and Amie Jenner.

Reigate MP and council leader welcome adoption of borough's core strategy

Following the adoption of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council's Core Strategy, and the endorsement by full council of the Executive's qualifying resolution committing the Council to continued protection of the Green Belt, MP for Reigate Crispin Blunt and the Leader of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Cllr Victor Broad, issued the following statement.