Chipstead Village





Message from the Chairman - February 2021


It is with regret that the committee of the Chipstead Village Flower Show and Fair have had to make the decision to cancel the show scheduled for 17thJuly 2021, due the continued coronavirus outbreaks.


We had hoped that this year we would be in a position to run a full Show. Unfortunately, with the continued uncertainties about the future, with other strains of Covid-19 appearing, and no idea when current restrictions will be lifted, the difficulties of keeping everyone safe will prove impossible.


We also have to safeguard the Show’s financial position, as many deposits would now be due, and commitments and contracts made.


Important parts of our Show are the Children’s Sections, and much of the entertainment.  With the unfortunate closures of schools, we feel that when schools do re-open, children’s and teachers’ time will be better spent with education, without other distractions.


Should the situation improve in terms of the number of people allowed to gather together and more immunisation, we will be exploring the possibility of holding a smaller event either in the late summer or the early autumn.  We will keep you updated!


Peter J Quiney


Surrey CC Moves to Reigate

Surrey’s council headquarters will be back within the county boundaries next year for the first time in more than half a century. The county council (SCC) voted to officially designate the former Canon building at Cockshot Hill, south of Reigate town centre, as their new “civic heart” from January 2021.

Chipstead Planning Applications to end November 2020

You can examine any of these applications in detail on the planning section of the RBBC website at:

John Stephenson new CVPS Chairman

In October Simon Kolesar stood down after four very energetic years as CVPS Chairman. During this period Simon has led the modernisation of the Charity, brought a new strategy to the CVPS and encouraged more volunteers to get involved in maintaining our land. The Trustees appointed John Stephenson to replace him, John knows the village well as he was a Borough Councillor for many years. Members will be asked to confirm this appointment at the Society's AGM to be held in Summer 2021.

Flower Show AGM postponed

The AGM of the Chipstead Village Fair and Flower Show, normally held in November, has been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is hoped that the AGM will be held early next year but,  should restrictions not be lifted, then it will be held remotely by Zoom.  Further information will be notified early next year.