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Brockham Emergency Response Team is a volunteer community resilience group - helping the community as 1st responder during floods or other threats, supported by BEVs Brockham Emergency Volunteers. It also provides a Local Community email news/alert service - to receive or re-subscribe to that, please enter your email address in the Join Mailing List box provided. The team has been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service. A full log of BERT work and deployments can been reviewed using the Find Us Online link below.

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Dog Show on the Green NOW

It’s brightening up so come on down!

Anne Wastell

Garden Chairs for Sale

OKA Garden chairs for sale with cushions - tlc required.

£100 for the set, or best offer. 100% will be donated to BERT.

Call Sasha on 07803 124464.

BERT work day - Sunday 7th October

The next BERT work day has been schdeuled for Sunday 7th October where we will continue with work on Weirmead pond and if adequate numbers look at drainage ditches.

A reply to is useful but you are welcome to just turn up on the day.

Meet time 0900 - venue to be confirmed.

This work is so important to make sure the water drainage is allowed to freely flow over winter and prevent flooding incidents.

New to the village? Never been before? Then you would be most welcome to join us - even if just for an hour - all equipment and training is provided along with what is usually a really fun morning!

We are always looking for youngsters to join us - aged 13 or over . Keen to get stuck in and engage in their community whilst learning transferable skills for work or to look good on CV's or uni applications.

BERT trustees

Royal Oak music evening

Dear BERT readers

As I am sure you are aware there have been many changes over recent times at the Royal Oak. As the new owner I wanted to reassure you that it is our intention to provide stability and consistency as a wonderful village pub to Brockham and the wider community. We are working hard to improve everyday and with Jacqui at the helm I am sure she will run a superb village pub offering great food, brilliant drinks and heaps of fun. I thank previous owners and management for their efforts and now look to build on their actions.Tonight we have a fresh fish menu and live music. I would like to invite you all to come and say hi, it would be lovely to meet you and allow you to see and hear what we are trying to do at source. I hope to see many of you on Friday. Best wishes, Richard


I light brown ferret seen on edge of field Wellhouse Lane Middle Street by red barn. Was tame and walked up to farmer.

Bob B

Brockwood Medical Practice Update

Brockwood Medical Practice

The trend for August continues down but is still measured at about 21 hours lost time that should have been made available to patients.

However, let us celebrate the good news and thank all those who contacted the practice when they no longer needed or could attend their appointment.

Robert Bartlett

Chairman PPG

Appointments Missed August

2015 128

2016 153

2017 127

2018 98


2015 49

2016 77

2017 57

2018 48


Anthony West House

Anthony West House

Would it be possible to include the attached information as shown above, about Anthony

West House, please. We would be very grateful.

Thank you,

Rosemary Mote,


Local Choral Society

Forthcoming Concert

Many Brockham residents are members of the Buckland and Betchworth Choral Society.

The choir are holding a concert “Songs of Joy” at St Michael's Church, Betchworth at 7.30pm on Saturday 20 October.

Featured are Vivaldi’s “Gloria" and Chilcott "Dances of Time”

Tickets £13

Under 12’s free

Tickets from Ticketsource, from Buckland Deli or on the door


New home(s) Needed for Cats

My mother has just died and she has 2 cats that need re-homing from Burgess Hill. I have attached photos, see above.

A female British Blue called Platine, neutered, aged about 9 (we are checking her pedigree papers and will confirm soon). No health issues. She likes a garden, though doesn’t go far. Is affectionate when she wants to be as typical of female cats.

A ginger Tom who has just turned 3 called Dor’e. He has been spade. No health issues. Is very timid but very affectionate. Won’t really go in the garden (as was scared by next door’s dog), so would need a litter tray, at least initially.

Neither have been used to small children and the only dog they know is my Scotty who is really chilled and loves cats.

I do hope you can help, please feel free to ask any questions.

Thank you for your time


Sandra Field


Collendean Lane

Norwood Hill

Surrey, RH6 0HP

07717 130710

Dorking Minds

Dorking Minds Autumn '18 events

From Al and Liz Bradshaw

Shown above is our current poster advertising our events for this Autumn.

I know that you have kindly previously included this in your Brockham community news.

If you are able to do so once again then we would be extremely grateful, helping us to reach out to as many local people as we can.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Kind regards