Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

A third of the seats in Reigate and Banstead were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 14 Total councillors 40 Change+1

PartyResidents' Association

Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 7 ChangeNo results


Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 3 Change+1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 1 Change-1


Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 0 Change-1
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Children centre managers told to 'engage' with council over closures

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Children centre managers are being urged to engage with Surrey County Council (SCC) over plans to close 31 sites across the county.

Councillor Rod Ashford, lead member for leisure and wellbeing at Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, met with managers in the area this week.

Speaking at a council meeting yesterday, he said: “We as a borough are painfully aware that these cuts to children centres will have a direct impact on our own residents.

“We therefore encourage children centre managers to engage as soon as possible.”

SCC has launched a consultation over the future of its 58 children’s centres on Tuesday.

Reigate and Banstead residents 'cut off'

The timetabling of roadworks has been criticised after residents in a number of towns and villages have complained of being "cut off" from the rest of their borough.

Councillors said it felt like a "conspiracy" against people as there seemed to be temporary traffic lights and diversion routes on all roads around the borough of Reigate and Banstead.

The comments came as members of Surrey County Council and Reigate and Banstead Local Committee discussed an update of highways maintenance works at a meeting on Tuesday, 5 June.

The programme of maintenance works costing around £168,182 for 2018/19 includes patching and minor repairs, but the committee was told this did clash with emergency works identified and carried out by utility companies.

Councillor Graham Knight, who represents Horley East, said those living south of the borough were feeling like it was a "conspiracy" against them adding: "Horley is being cut off from the rest of the borough."

Zena Curry, area highway manager for Surrey County Council, said the clash could sometimes be with the temporary lights and coordination and timing of them.

She said: "I do appreciate it is really frustrating when there are multiple roadworks particularly on major roads."

Funding for safer driving workshops

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Hundreds of pupils have benefitted from funding for a safer driving workshop aimed at reducing the amount of young people killed in car crashes.

Around 1,550 pupils and teachers in the borough of Reigate and Banstead took part in a theatre-based education programme run by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

The money for the course was provided by a community safety grant given to Reigate and Banstead Borough Council's local committee with Surrey County Council.

The committee has £3,000 to spend on community safety for residents.

In the last financial year £1,600 was spent on the Safe Drive Stay Alive road safety awareness programme and £1,400 was spent on mobile CCTV monitoring fly-tipping.

Developer money to pay for crossing

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Money from developers is being used to pay for a pedestrian crossing over a busy A road.

Engineers from Surrey County Council (SCC) and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council secured the funding from developer contributions for the A217 at Brighton Road and Burgh Wood.

The Local Committee for SCC and the borough has a combined £204,182 from capital and revenue pots to spend on highways this year.

In a report to be approved by the committee next Tuesday, works carried out last year were outlined along with proposed works for this financial year.

This included the A217 crossing plus an enhanced gateway scheme on the A25 Buckland Road in Reigate.

Conservatives hold Reigate and Banstead

The Tories and Greens made gains on Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, with the Conservatives increasing their majority.

The LibDems lost one seat, leaving them with one seat on the council.

The Residents' Association also dropped a seat, but still have six councillors.

No Ukip left in Surrey

Ukip now has no councillors in Surrey after losing their single remaining seats on Mole Valley, and Reigate and Banstead councils.

Correction 13 July 2018: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that UKIP fielded no candidates in either Tandridge, Runnymede, Woking or Elmbridge.

Worthing and Reigate stay blue

Reigate and Banstead, in Surrey, and Worthing, in Sussex, both stay Conservative.

In Worthing, the Conservatives have 28 seats, having lost two.

In Reigate and Banstead, the party won two more seats, making a total of 41.