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Coronavirus Support Groups

This list is not definitive as groups are forming on a regular basis.
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Caterham|Valley Action

Crawley|Crawley Covid-19 Mutual Aid

Dorking|Covid19 community support group

Dormansland|Mutual Aid Group

East Grinstead|Mutual Aid Group

East Grinstead|Covid-19 Volunteers

Horley|Lumley Road

Horsham|Covid-19 Support Heron Way

Horsham|Covid-19 Mutual Aid

Horsham|Self Isolation Support

Leatherhead/Bookham/Fetcham|Community Coronavirus Care

Redhill/Reigate|Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group

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Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

Horsham District Council

Surrey County Council

West Sussex County Council

Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead

Harlequin Theatre re-purposed as community support centre

The closed Harlequin Theatre has been given a new role as the centre of the Council’s community support initiative.

It has been re-purposed as the centre employed with the organising of essential assistance for vulnerable residents affected by the coronavirus epidemic.

Council staff have been redeployed from their normal jobs and are joined by volunteers in distributing food, medicines and essential supplies to high risk and vulnerable residents needing to stay at home, as well as to those in severe financial need.

The Council is working with Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead (VARB) to mobilise and coordinate the volunteer response to Coronavirus, and additional volunteers would be most welcome. Anyone wishing to volunteer can register on the VARB website at

Cllr Mark Brunt, Leader of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, spoke with Neil Munday about the project:

The Harlequin is not open to the public. If you need support, see the Council’s ‘I need help‘ page or call 01737 276000


Emergency Fund Launched to Help Vulnerable during Coronavirus Pandemic

An emergency fund has been launched in Surrey to help vulnerable people.

It will give charities and organisations the chance to apply for grants so they can continue to deliver vital services as the country battles coronavirus.

More than £300,000 has already been donated to the Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund and the public are being asked to help however they can.

You can find out more here:

Fight in Crawley Leaves Woman with Broken Jaw

A 23-year-old has been released under investigation in connection with a fight in Crawley.

Police were called to the Kilnmead just over two weeks ago at around 11.30pm to reports of a large crowd.

On arrival they found a 21-year-old woman unconscious with a broken jaw and others with minor injuries.

A 23-year-old was arrested nearby.