At Full Council meeting last Thursday evening (10th April) Conservative Council Leader Mrs Joan Spiers announced her intention to step down as Leader of the Council at the end of the municipal year at the 12th June Council meeting.
A new Chairman and officer team was elected at our Annual Meeting, held last Friday (28th March).
Following a ballot of all local Conservative Party members, Crispin Blunt MP has been reselected as the Conservative candidate for the 2015 General Election. This followed an earlier vote of the local Executive which declined to reselect him automatically.
We are sad to report the death of longstanding member Mark Bowerman OBE.
After a successful set of County Council elections on 2nd May, local Conservatives have been straight back to work on the County and Borough Councils.
The local Conservatives have nominated candidates in every seat being contested in the local elections on 2nd May, with all candidates living in the areas which they are seeking to represent - the only party locally to do this.
A motion in support of Surrey’s Green Belt was passed unanimously at today’s meeting of the County Council today, following a number of amendments by the ruling Conservative administration.
25 hardy local people, including 5 local Conservative Councillors, have just returned home from the Town Hall car park in Reigate, where they slept out overnight to raise awareness of the plight of local homeless people, and raise funds for Redhill & Reigate YMCA’s work for the young homeless in the area.
A group of Conservative Councillors spent a Sunday afternoon painting the Colman Redland Centre recently.
In the first ten weeks of the council’s new recycling and refuse service residents have proved that they are rethinking their rubbish and recycling more than ever before. Increasing amounts of rubbish are being diverted from landfill, landfill tax savings are being made and more materials are being recycled as residents embrace the new service.