WE NEED TO RESPOND TO SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL!
We are Fed up about Surrey’s cuts. Are they closing our tip? Our library? Cranleigh – like many places – is suffering from County Council panic – Surrey CC has a massive shortfall of income and the central government is withdrawing all grants from next April.
In the meantime our councils have to pay for roads, police, rubbish collection, elderly care, special needs education and care and employ many staff – all of whom must receive pensions when they retire – a further massive cost as the population is ageing.
This is why they need all these consultations- PLEASE RESPOND TO SURREY! COMPLETE all consultations you can – don’t let the politicians and officers believe that we are not interested!
CRANLEIGH “COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE” (CRC)
- The deadline for responding to the consultation is 4th January 2019.
- Even if you objected to the 2017 plans to close the CRC you MUST OBJECT AGAIN – your last objection is no longer valid.
- A joint objection counts as ONE objection so, for instance, a husband and wife should send in a separate objection for TWO objections to be effective.
- To have your say visit surreycc.gov.uk/consultations and complete the questionnaire which includes section “5. Other Comments” where you will find a full page “box” where you can express the concerns you have in your own words. The next page of our message shows matters you may wish to raise – but please do not copy these comments word for word but use your own style and wordings. Also, of course, you should add any other issues you feel must be considered.
- It is absolutely imperative that Surrey County Council receive a HUGE response from Cranleigh so please contact your friends and neighbours, urging them to respond. A poor response will be interpreted as a lack of concern – DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN!
** IF WE LOSE OUR CRC THERE IS THE VERY REAL RISK WE WILL NEVER GET IT BACK! **
Possible objections to include in the full page “box” in the Surrey County Council questionnaire.
- The Waverley Local Plan has a minimum of 1,700 new homes in Cranleigh.
- An allowance must be made for circa 500 new homes in Alfold, Ewhurst and Dunsfold village.
- Outline permission has been granted for 1,800 new homes at Dunsfold Park – with another 800 to follow. There is a lot of space on this site for even more new homes.
- Potentially, the size of Cranleigh will DOUBLE.
It is absolutely ridiculous and sheer lunacy to even CONSIDER closing the Cranleigh CRC with all this new housing coming our way.
Cranleigh to Witley or Guildford by road is 10 -12 miles and driving there, keeping to the speed limits) and with no delays takes at least 30 minutes – so one hour of driving for a return trip.
- Think of the pollution, fuel cost and wasted time.
- What happens if there are delays and you arrive late – the CRC is closed?
- DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has just confirmed that serious fly tipping has increased by 43% from 2016/2017 to 2017/2018. Fly tipping can only get much more worse with CRCs closing – for a very short term financial saving.
- REMEMBER – Use your own wordings and add any other objections and views you may have on this matter! It has been confirmed that the freehold of the Cranleigh CRC site is owned by Surrey County Council and, as it is located next to the Nanhurst flats and the A281, we consider it highly likely that SCC will be very tempted to sell the freehold for housing to put some cash in their coffers – if this happened there would be no possibility of the CRC reopening.
- PLEASE ACT NOW!
- AND JOIN US AT THE THREE HORSESHOES ON THE 2ND MONDAY EACH MONTH – from 6.30 onwards.