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The Parks and Open Spaces Strategy consultation has been online since July asking for residents views.  However, the Council has recognised that some people may not have been aware of the consultation or may have been away over the summer.  So they have extended the consultation period to Sunday 13th October 2019 to give a little more time for you to take part.

You don’t need to have read the whole strategy to respond as a summary and key points are given before each set of questions.  So please do circulate this link widely and invite all your members friends and residents to take part.

The link to the consultation is here



Just in case you have missed this survey, here is a brief synopsis and link. The Council has produced a draft Parks and Open Spaces Strategy available here. A short document summarising the vision, objectives, policies, and actions is also available here.

The Council is now seeking your views about the strategy to ensure that the changes to the service meet your expectations and deliver what you think is important.  Visit survey here.

Please note deadline of 15th Septermber!


Celebration of Food and Drink at Cheam Park

Keep Sunday 15th September 2019 in your diaries – it’s the Cheam Park Celebration of Food and Drink Festival. Opening from 10am to 7pm, there will be many stalls and vendors enticing you with their wares. There are also competitions and various stage acts.

Entry is FREE all day, parking is limited and you are advised to walk to the venue, but please remember that this is a residential area and sensible parking is encouraged.

There is also a “Kid’s Zone” offering 50m of inflatables, Circus Skills, Craft Workshops, Face Painting and Festival Glitter.

You can read more information and find out what stalls and surprises await here.


Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden

Just some news of an event taking place at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden.  They are holding a:

Plant Hunters Weekend – 25th, 26th & 27th August – 11am – 5pm

Celebrating the lives of some of Britain’s most intrepid plant hunters, Tom and friends are dressed in character to lead a guided tour of the World Garden between 1.30 – 3.30pm – join at any time! Visitors are offered a unique glimpse into the past to experience an authentic plant hunter’s expedition camp, complete with plant presses, roaring fire, porters and canvas tents.

Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) will have some special animals and reptile guests joining us during our garden tour. SCAR expert handlers during the tour will showcase different animals to see amongst the continents to truly bring the tour alive.

Special Event –  Adults – £10. All children FREE entry – (under 15)

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Urgent Alert

For those of you with young children who may be visiting Cheam Park, (or others in the area), please note that some stupid person had attached tape and nails deliberately to a climbing apparatus in the play area there. At least one child was injured.

Please continue to enjoy these spaces but just be aware.


“Traveller” incursion – Update

This is the text of an update sent by Councillor Elliot Colburn (Cheam) that he received from Paul Scully MP. Myself, Holly and Eric will continue to support him and press these points to the Council. In the meantime, I have also heard from the Cheam SNT who have advised they are assessing the situation and are working up a patrol rota. They have said that if you are witnessing a crime or are in imminent danger then obviously call 999, or 101 or online in less urgent circumstances.

They have a CAD reference of 6127, in which all crime related to this incursion will be logged and investigated against.