Emergency alert test on sunday 23 April at 3pm

Do not be alarmed! On Sunday 23 April 2023 at 3pm, there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts service.

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balman aesthetics – enhancing limpsfield HIGH STREET

Another little gem of a business that’s cropped up on Limpsfield High Street since lockdown is dermal filler specialist, Balman Aesthetics. Elle-Rae Balman from Reigate took over the salon space in October 2021, after the long-standing high street business Surrey Skin and Laser Clinic closed its doors. Since then, Elle has built up quite the business in our village.

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THE OXTED HEALTH CENTRE is a very large health centre servicing a wide area that covers Limpsfield, Oxted and the surrounding areas.  They conduct over 8,000 appointments every month, which is over 1,000 more monthly appointments than before the pandemic.

Having existed on the site at 10 Gresham Road for generations, many people in Oxted and Limpsfield have used this health centre their whole life.

All health centres have been through a lot of change over the last few years and Oxted Health Centre is currently undergoing its own changes to develop and grow with the demands of our ever-growing community and will be sharing updates soon.

In the meantime, here are 10 things you may not know about how the OHC works and what it offers in terms of patient care…

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Limpsfield Businesses take part in Oxted fiverfest

If you follow @LoveOxted or @LimpsfieldSurrey on social media, you’ll know that there is a special promotion going on at the moment – 11-25th March – called FiverFest.

Run by national organisation for the promotion of local independent business, Totally Locally, FiverFest aims to encourage everyone to spend a fiver in local businesses. All Oxted (RH8) independent businesses are eligible to take part and some of Limpsfield’s businesses are also on board.

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Encourage bird life into your garden this spring

Encourage bird life into your garden and help the local birds survive and thrive this Spring with the help of bird boxes made by the Men in Sheds from Oxted’s Woodhouse Centre. How will you customise yours?

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Kate’s Appreciations Challenge is Complete!

Limpsfield based art teacher, and Art 4 All owner, Kate Tulett has completed her 50th Birthday and 50 Appreciations Challenge. With 52 Appreciations in the bag and her exhibition and book launch will run from 21st June… Find out more here.

Kate Tulett Art

A year ago, on her 50th Birthday, Kate Tulett accepted a challenge from a friend to create 50 illustrated Appreciations.  52 weeks and 52 “Appreciations” later (Kate likes to go above and beyond so she did 2 extra!), the challenge is complete and her work will be turned into a book and exhibition, entitled Turning Tides.

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Oxted Library: Warm Up Wednesdays

Our fabulous local library, Oxted Library is an officially designated “warm hub” – open Tuesday to Saturday – for anyone who is in need of some warmth, a smile and some company. And from tomorrow, 25 January, until March (at least) they’ll also be running monthly “Warm Up Wednesdays” offering free creative activity and/or advice in a social environment.

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Limpsfield resident launches christmas hit!

Former Limpsfield resident, Alex Martin has launched an “instant Christmas classic” on all music platforms today! 

Currently living in East Dulwich, Alex Martin, whose family still lives in Limpsfield, grew up in Limpsfield on Trevereux Hill and attended Limpsfield Infants School. After many years of playing around with an idea, he has just launched a new Christmas song through his company Big Bang Films, sung by up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Isla Croll, who featured in the semi finals of The Voice Kids in 2020 and won our hearts with her rendition of Summertime. 

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your community SHOP and post office needs you!

With high street banks closing their local branches at an alarming rate (NatWest is due to close in February 2023, which leaves Oxted and Limpsfield with HSBC and the Yorkshire Building Society), it’s no surprise that our post offices, including our local village ones, are feeling the pressure with many people now using them for their everyday banking services.

Limpsfield Memorial Stores and Post Office on Limpsfield High Street, has been run by the community for the benefit of the community since 1999 with minimum paid employees and a reliance on volunteers in both the shop and the Post Office.

They are currently looking for volunteer help in the stores, but particularly in the Post Office. So if you are looking for something interesting and can commit to a minimum of half a day a week, then they’d love to hear from you.

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