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A message from Jeff Harris, Surrey County Councillor

Dear Residents

I thought I would give everyone a quick update relating to Community Re-cycling Centres (CRC’s)and an announcement from Reigate and Banstead Borough Council about Green Waste Collections.

Both Epsom and Earlswood will be open SEVEN days a week, and from 9am – 6pm, initially.……..BUT

It will be phased, so at the start the re-cycling will be limited to:

Green Waste and Black bagged ‘Residual waste’…(Household waste that can’t be re-cycled).

We need to ensure we don’t adversely affect kerbside collections-which you will remember re-cycling rates are up over 25% on average across the County. (Which is great for re-cycling, but adds enormously to the burden of collections).

To protect staff and visitors, there won’t be any ‘help’ available

There will be a Traffic Management system to ensure local residents, businesses and emergency vehicles are not adversely affected.

No vans or trailers at first.

I’m still hearing of a lot of scams and we are all receiving ‘phishing’ e-mails on a regular basis, many specific to Covid-19.

If you receive such an e-mail, you’re not sure of, you can now forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk which is now investigating THOUSANDS of bogus companies, websites, etc, and closing them down on-line. If in doubt,

  • Don’t open it, and certainly don’t open any attachments.
  • Don’t forget to put it into your ‘Junk’ folder-your computer should remember it if they try again.
  • Don’t forget to change your passwords on a regular basis, and if you think you’ve been scammed,
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help-there’s loads out there, but victims tend to be too embarrassed to tell anyone……

The Community Helpline on 0300 200 1008 – to assist with non-medical questions, requests for help, advice, etc is open and taking hundreds of calls each day. If you, a relative, or a neighbour need any advice-just call.

Open Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 2pm.

Best wishes,
Jeff Harris
County Councillor

Coronavirus update

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Recycling Centres scheduled to re-open

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Avoiding Fraud and Scams

A message from local Trading Standards Good morning At a time when community spirit is needed to help out the more vulnerable in our society, unscrupulous people are responding by finding fresh ways to defraud people. We are writing, regarding Coronavirus cons, to residents who we are aware have circumstances that make them vulnerable to […] Continue reading →

Corona Virus Update

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