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Banstead Arts Festival Society’s Autumn/Winter Concerts

Banstead Arts Festival Society – 2017-18 Autumn /Winter concert season

18th November 2017, 10th February 2018 and 10th March 2018

The Community Hall, Park Road Banstead, SM& 3AJ

To reserve tickets telephone: 01737 350288 or email:

High quality classical music concerts at the Community Hall – not to be missed.

  • 18/11/17 – The Eblana String Trio, a dynamic young chamber ensemble based in Manchester play Beethoven and Mozart.
  • 10/02/18 – LEONARD ELSCHENBROICH, cello and ALEXEI GRYNYUK, piano play Beethoven – The Complete Cello Sonatas; a rare and exciting opportunity of hearing all five of Beethoven’s masterly cello sonatas.
  • 10/03/18 – JAMES GILCHRIST, tenor with ANNA TILBROOK, piano will perform Schubert’s Winterreise. The most celebrated of all song cycles, with its haunting portrayal of melancholy and madness,

Tickets: Adults £12 & School pupils FREE – online at or from Banstead Library from 4 weeks before the concerts

Download our full events listing as a PDF here.

Save our Steeple!

A recent specialist survey revealed urgent remedial works are required in various parts of All Saint’s Parish Church including its iconic steeple.

Banstead’s ancient church desperately needs your help to raise £100,000 for the repairs needed.

There are many ways to help so please visit the website;

Or make a donation via the Just Giving page.

You can make a cheque payable to Banstead PCC All Saints and place in an envelope and either hand it in at the Parish Office or post to All Saints Parish Office, Church Institute, High Street, Banstead, SM7 2NG.

You can sponsor a shingle for a minimum donation of £5.

There will also be fundraising events in Summer and Autumn.

Please tell others about the appeal so that more people are able to support this vital fundraising,

New play sets in Banstead!!!

We have 2 new soft play sets available to hire, available now. Either check our website, or visit us at Banstead cricket club every term time Friday 9-1 for our under 5’s Softplay and café to check it out in action.

We have also incorporated these into our new party package builder. For the perfect way to keep all ages entertained, you can choose, a soft play set; A bouncy castle; an interactive ball pit; and 2 add ons all from £140.

The builder is easy to use, but of course we are always at the end of the phone to assist, or to tailor a package suitable for you venue or budget. 

New Solicitor Joins Guild!

The Banstead Business Guild is delighted to welcome a new member, Mags Trench, owner and founder at BarrCo Solicitors.

“We are passionate about employment law and helping our clients, both employers and employees, through the maze of employment law.  Referrals and recommendations have played a key part in our ten year success.

We are delighted that this month we received our 100th recommendation on linkedin and you can check out what our clients have said about us here:

Very many thanks to all who have contributed to our success and we look forward to helping the Banstead Business Guild grow moving forward.”

Help delivering flyers required

One of our local businesses, a cleaning firm called ‘Bright & Beautiful Banstead’ is looking for somne help with leafleting in the local area.

“I’m looking for some help with leafleting in Banstead, Tadworth, Walton the Hilll and Kingswood and wondered whether anybody had any recommendations for individuals who do this. I would ideally like to avoid using a company if possible; a friend of mine uses a retired postman who does this in another area, so something similar to that set-up would be ideal. Thanks for any help in advance!”

For more details please contact Helen at (no agencies please, just individuals)

Banstead Mum creates new jobs

Banstead Mum creates new jobs

Banstead mum Helen Opie was recently awarded a £1,000 Business Support Grant from Reigate and Banstead Borough Council to help her with the launch of her new eco-friendly domestic homecare business, Bright & Beautiful.

Bright & Beautiful will be managing a team of housekeepers to deliver ethical, professional and eco-friendly cleaning, tidying and laundry services using only non-toxic and eco-friendly cleaning products and equipment.

Helen is using the grant to help with her start up costs and create a number of jobs for local men and women.

Helen says: “Starting my own Bright & Beautiful business with the support of Reigate and Banstead Council has been a huge turning point in my life. Like many women, when we started a family I was still very ambitious but wanted to find a path that allowed me to enjoy my work and home life equally.

The Grant is one of a number of initiatives undertaken by the council to support local businesses and encourage a vibrant local economy.Find out more about business support grants.

Bumps2Babies Nearly New Sale!

We run monthly quality Nearly New Sales in either Caterham, Redhill or Banstead. Our venues are all pushchair friendly, have free parking and baby change facilities. Our Caterham and Banstead sales start at 10am-12pm and our Redhill sales are from 2pm-4pm, £1 entrance and children are free, we also serve refreshments.

BANSTEAD SALES RUN FROM 10am – 12pm?? 2016

Sales: Saturday 12th March, 18th June, 22nd October.

Tables for this sale are £18 they measure 6ft X 3ft and you also have space to the side for a rail and a large item. ?Remember you always keep 100% of what you make on the day!!

A lovely venue that is just off the main high street, it has a very large car park which is free to use. This venue has buggy access, baby change and a lovely area to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake!

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