About Us

“I’ve just come across this site – and I’m very impressed. It’s wonderful – thank you so much!! I’m new to the area since January and this site will be really useful to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you :-) ” Mrs C.B. 

Whilst New To The Neighbourhood is the brainchild of Sarah Colenso to help relocating families settle into the area, it couldn’t be done without a great group of friends in the Cobham and Oxshott area who help to fill in the gaps and provide more recommended options.

Sarah moved to Oxshott with her family (partner and son, now age 4) in 2011 after living for 10 years in Covent Garden. She has been a board level PA for the majority of her career which has spanned a number of industries. This has given her a valuable insight into what the modern family needs to run smoothly. Having made the move from London to the ‘burbs with a young family (and husband still commuting on the 05.55 train each morning), she now understands the importance of putting down roots quickly and discovering the ingredients to provide a happy family life and support network. Her new career as a ‘Multitasker’ means she is now in a position to help other newly-relocated families settle into the Cobham and Oxshott area and make a happy life for themselves there.

Through the website, New To The Neighbourhood wants to help newcomers to the area find the nuts and bolts information to feel at home in Cobham, Oxshott and the surrounding area. For more family-specific and detailed information, NTTN Bespoke provides a tailor-made orientation and settling in service to help families who have relocated at short notice, maybe from another part of the UK or abroad, quite possibly with little time or network of friends to get all the tips and information they need to start feeling at home in this fantastic part of the world.

NTTN will never be – and doesn’t try to be – a comprehensive directory of information on the area. What it is – and will strive to continue to be – is a valuable reference and information tool to make you feel familiar and comfortable in your new area. WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD!