Caterham on the Hill has a population of around 12,000 and, due to its proximity to London, is a commuter town, with small-to-medium sized businesses, several pub, restaurants and shopping areas.
At the former Barracks site there is an arts centre (The Arc) and an indoor Skate park (Skaterham). Other leisure facilities are available at de Stafford Sports Centre which includes a swimming pool, gym and sports hall. The Caterham Community Centre and Queens Park pavillion are available for hire and clubs such as badminton and martial arts meet here. The local library in Westway runs story and rhymetime for younger children.
Open spaces are run by Tandridge District Council. Queens Park is a large park with tennis courts, croquet lawn, football/rugby pitches, play area and tea hut. Town End Recreation Area has a recently refurbished play area and Westway Common is an open space in the centre of Caterham on the Hill.
There are allotments in Heath Road and Westway which are run by Tandridge District Council.
de Stafford School is the local secondary school and is a mixed, smaller than average school. Primary schools located in Caterham on the Hil are are Hillcroft, Audley and St Francis. Sunnydown School is a community special school for boys aged between 11 and 16. Clifton Hill School is a school for children and young people with severe learning difficulties and autism.
Some of the main events held anually are the Caterham Carnival, Caterham Festival, The Rotary Club Fireworks display, half marathon and East Bunny Fun Run. The Parish Council also organises the annual beating the bounds walk and switching on of the Cedar Tree lights.
The Parish Council has completed an oral history project. Please get in touch with the Parish Clerk for a copy (contact details are on the home page.)
The Caterham and District Local History Society and the Bourne Society are good places to get more information.
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