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Reigate High Street lane closure next week

One lane in Reigate High Street will be closed to traffic from next week.

Surrey County Council has announced the move as part of ongoing social distancing measures. The closure will come into effect on the 7th of July and will stay in place until early October.

The change is part of a government scheme which provides money for councils to temporarily widen pavements and cycle paths to keep people safe during the pandemic.

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New Chief Constable for Sussex Police

Sussex Police has appointed its first ever female Chief Constable.

Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner will take up the post on the 11th of July. She has set out her priorities as protecting communities, catching criminals and delivering an outstanding service to victims.

The new Chief Constable, who is also the National Policing Lead for Children and Young People said it is vital that young people are not unnecessarily criminalised.

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Pub ‘Takeaway Table’ taken away!

A takeaway table was literally taken away from ‘The Farmhouse Pub’ in Horley.

The pub on Ladbroke Road had the table with the words Friday & Saturday Night Takeaway painted on it while it was serving takeaways during lockdown.

But it went missing on Monday night, after a passer-by apparently mis-took the words as an instruction to remove it. The table was swiftly returned over night following a Facebook appeal.

‘The Farmhouse’ will open for business again this weekend as lockdown measures are eased.

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Train restrictions lifting

Image: PA Media
Rail operators are urging travellers to stagger their journey times to help social distancing, as more peak-time trains are set to be introduced from next week.

An adjusted timetable will be brought in from Monday and will include longer trains between the Sussex coast and London Victoria in peak hours.

Facemasks will be mandatory whilst travelling and you are urged to book tickets online or use contactless payments at the station.

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Crawley moves forward following reopening

Image: CBC Signage
Following the reopening of non-essential retail, Crawley Borough Council and its partners have attempted to make the town centre and neighbourhood parades safe for the return of shoppers and staff.

Signage, floor stickers, the Queens Square digital screen lamppost banners, and social media – are designed to provide guidance and reassurance to visitors and workers as they return to our retail areas. Where space is limited we are asking to people to travel in a one way direction only; in other areas to travel along different sides of pedestrianised streets to maintain social distance.

When visiting shops, please:
• Follow social distancing guidelines
• Pay by contactless where possible
• Follow directional signage
• Wear face coverings when social distancing isn’t possible
• Be considerate and give way where paths are narrow.

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