Please enjoy browsing through our site and find out what the Parish Council has been doing to support residents and businesses as well as what is happening in and around the Parish of Dormansland.
Details of forthcoming meetings can be found under "About the Parish Council". Meetings are generally on the first Wednesday of each month in the Parish Room (Green Hut) in The Platt, Dormansland, at 7.30pm. If there are any issues you would like to bring to the attention of the council you are very welcome to attend.
Please note that Council Planning Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Parish Room.
Work is currently being undertaken to update this website. If you are unable to find what you are looking for please contact the Parish Clerk.
The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The census is unique. There’s simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in.
All kinds of organisations, from local authorities to charities, use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare. Without the census, it would be much more difficult to do this.
By taking part, you’ll be helping make sure you and your community get the services needed now and in the future.
We are pleased to have received information that Southern will be making some improvements at Dormans station over the coming weeks:
The improvements are part of the Passenger Benefit Fund. The fund is supporting a range of work across the network including waiting shelters, refurbished toilets, more seats, information screens, automatic doors, more cycle parking, refurbished waiting rooms, station planters and LED lighting.
Below is a link toe their website to detail these projects station by station, you can download the list here - https://www.southernrailway.com/improvingyourstations. They will also be reporting the progress of these schemes on Twitter using the hashtag #ImprovingYourStations.
Or if you use Twitter you can use this: Southern are investing millions of pounds in station improvements across their network. Find out what other station improvements are happening atSouthern on their website👉https://www.southernrailway.com/improvingyourstations🚉#ImprovingYourStations
Surrey County Council Community Helpline - 0300 200 1008
Tandridge Voluntary Action 01883 722593
St Silvan’s Charity 07770 484069 / email@example.com
If you need food parcels, emergency electrical top-up, essential furniture or appliances or disability aids
Mental Health Crisis line 0800 915 4644
Anxiety UK 03444 775 774
Mind 0300 123 3393
YoungMinds 0808 802 5544
Alzheimer’s Society 0333 150 3456
Money advice Service: 0800 138 1677
Citizens Advice Tel: 03444 111 444
For everyone registered at Lingfield Surgery, here are some key facts to save you from making unnecessary calls to the surgery.
It is worth remembering that the vaccine is very fragile and should not be moved more than is necessary. There is about 20% wastage with every transportation, so once it is in Oxted, moving it again adds to the losses, which is why it is the nearest vaccination centre for us at the moment.
1. The surgery are phoning everyone on their register over 80 in turn, and it is taking time to go through their patient list - therefore some 80 year olds may get called before 90 year olds, it is how their list is made up. Where the patient has additional needs, these are being included in the organisation of the calls. They will complete the over 80 year olds and extremely clinically vulnerable patients first before going onto the next level.
2. Appointments are being booked by speaking to residents, or their relatives if necessary. The appointment is not booked until the patient confirms they can get to Oxted, the surgery is providing support for those who need it to get there
3. Parking at Oxted is in the council offices car park accessed on Gresham Road (before the Library/Oxted Clinic) and marshals will direct patients into the council offices along a short one-way system inside the building and help is available for people who have mobility difficulties. There are disabled parking bays in front of the council offices.
4. Lingfield surgery staff will be working at Oxted, so there are familiar faces for residents to see and they are being supported by volunteers who are registered with both the Lingfield and Oxted practices.
5. So far all appointments are being filled according to the criteria set out by NHS England but if patients are being contacted for other appointments, like blood tests, they are being offered appointments for the vaccine. These patients are on the highest levels for priority for vaccination anyway, it just saves a bit of time.
6. The surgery will try not to use mobile phone text messages for setting appointments as they are keen to make sure that if an appointment is offered, the patient can get there.
7. There is no charge for the vaccine and no way to get one ahead of your priority level, by paying for it.
8. The surgery are finding they are getting so many calls in from people who think they may have been "missed out" that it is stopping them from contacting people on their list for that day's appointments. If it is from someone who would have been contacted in the next few days, they will book an appointment for them if they can.
9. The delivery of the vaccine is very variable, to save having to change appointments or cause disappointment, the surgery are only calling people they have sufficient vaccine supplies for.
10. Please be patient, please do not call the surgery, they will call you when they have an appointment and vaccine available for you."
Please find below advice for clinically extremely vulnerable residents.
You need to register on the National shielding service system link below if they require support for priority supermarket slots, shopping or other welfare needs.
The updated guidance is also below:
Consultation on admission arrangements for Surrey’s community and voluntary controlled schools for 2022
Surrey County Council is consulting on:
Full details of the consultation and the changes being proposed are available at www.surreysays.co.uk.
Why we are consulting
We have a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements if we intend to make a change.
The changes being proposed are as follows:
How can I respond to the consultation?
The consultation on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools and the proposed changes will run until Tuesday 1 December 2020. If you would like to take part please complete an online response form at www.surreysays.co.uk/csf/copy-of-copy-of-consultation-on-proposed-changes-t/ (www.surreysays.co.uk).Alternatively, if you would prefer to respond on a paper form, please telephone the Surrey Schools and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004 to request a copy. Please note that only response forms which are fully completed with the respondent’s name and address will be accepted.
What happens next?
After the closing date, responses will be collated and presented to the County Council's decision-making Cabinet on 26 January 2021. It will decide whether to proceed with the proposed changes as well as determining the admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for which no changes are proposed. Cabinet’s decision will then need to be ratified by the full County Council on 9 February 2021. Once determined the final admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 will be placed on Surrey's website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.