Archive for the ‘Banstead Road’ Category

Happy Birthday Banstead Downs Golf Club

by Mary Burstow on 8 April, 2015

Banstead Downs Golf Club is 125 years old this year.  Happy Birthday! The Golf Course on the North Downs, offers beautiful views and stunning countryside.  Golfers tell me it is an excellent course to play on. I have to confess, I have never played golf, but I have eaten in their restaurant a number of […]

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Dead Rabbits on Banstead Downs

by Mary Burstow on 19 October, 2014

    This report came from the Belmont and South Cheam Residents Association, but I thought it was worth passing on: We have reports from members about an unusual number of dead rabbits on Banstead Downs.  We have reported this to Banstead Common Conservators and they tell us that there is an outbreak of Myxomatosis […]

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Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Ewell on Saturday 5 July. At around 10.30am a Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta were involved in a collision on Banstead Road as a result of which two people, a 29-year-old woman, and her 11-year-old son, died. Their next of kin have been informed. […]

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Violets in South Cheam

by Mary Burstow on 14 March, 2014

One of the things I love about South Cheam at this time of year, is the number of Violets you spot growing in the verges and in peoples front gardens.  They are a delight to behold.  I was especially pleased to see the white violets in Cuddington Way.  I do wonder if someone planted them […]

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Grumpy Ward Councillor Time!

by Mary Burstow on 4 December, 2011

Having reported some very manky looking signs along the Banstead Road, almost three months ago and been promised faithfully that they would be removed, I was rather annoyed to see that signs are still there! I have sent a chase up letter to the Council, asking when they are scheduled for removal.  They really do […]

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Cheam’s Sheep need your help

by Mary Burstow on 20 November, 2011

Cheam has a small flock of sheep, as part of Cuddington Meadow.  Their job is to munch the plants which has grown so much in the summer and ensure the new plants will come back again next spring.  Whilst the sheep can withstand the harsh winter conditions, they still need someone to check on them […]

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Success in Banstead Road

by Mary Burstow on 22 October, 2011

I heard from Sutton Council today.  I am pleased to report that they have agreed to remove these manky looking road signs in Banstead Road.  The plastic is broken, the signs are faded and the paper has holes in it.  They really do look dreadful! Interestingly I think my husband is responsible for having them […]

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Manky Road Signs in Banstead Road

by Mary Burstow on 12 October, 2011

I drove along Banstead Road over the weekend and noticed these dreadful looking “Slow Down, Cut your speed”, road signs.  They have holes in the perspex, the paper has faded and torn.  They look awful and really bring the area down.  I have written to Sutton Council, asking for the signs to be removed.

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Manky signs along the Malden Road

by Mary Burstow on 31 March, 2011

I first reported this problem to the council in February.  There were a number of Manky road signs along the Malden Road, Banstead Road, St Dunstans Hill, Cheam Road and Tilehurst Road. I suddenly realised that joy oh joy, they have all gone.

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Where in Cheam can you find Sheep?

by Mary Burstow on 25 February, 2011

I went to Cuddington Meadow, just off the top of Banstead Road.  This little know nature reserve  is owned and managed by London Borough of Sutton.  A flock of Jacob sheet help keep the grass down.  It is well worth a visit.

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