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Funding Boost for Local Services in Reigate & Banstead

£8,800,000 in funding has been awarded to facilities and local services in Reigate and Banstead. 

Investment in health services, school expansion and cycleways are among the projects to benefit. 

The money has been collected by the Council through the Community Infrastructure Levy, a charge imposed on new developments to support local services and infrastructure. 

Among the larger schemes earmarked for funding are the Environment Agency’s flood alleviation measures for the Redhill and Burstow stream. 

The Local Fund for smaller neighbourhood projects, include new planters and tree planting in various local towns, and a new transmitter for Susy Radio.

Those with ideas for specific projects, can complete a form on Reigate and Banstead Borough Council’s website.

Surrey Volunteer Marshal Sadly Died In Accident At Brands Hatch

A volunteer marshal from Surrey has sadly died after an accident on Saturday at the Brands Hatch circuit. 

The man in his 60s died at the scene after he was hit by a car which crashed during a race.  A second person was also hit and was taken to hospital with the driver of the car.

02In a statement, The British Automobile Racing Club said it is devastated by the loss and said their thoughts and best wishes are with the family and friends of all those involved.  BARC is now working with the local police and the national governing body, Motorsport UK.

Car Driven Into Pedestrians At Lingfield Racecourse

A car was driven into pedestrians leaving an event at Lingfield Racecourse on Saturday night. 

Three people were hit by the car just before 11 pm as they were leaving a UB40 concert.  They were taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. 

Surrey Police has reassured the public the incident is not believed to be terror related, and would like to hear from anyone with information or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision.  Enquiries are ongoing.

Early intervention programme pulled from centres

31 of West Sussex’s 43 children’s centres will see an early intervention programme removed as part of a reorganisation of services.

The ruling Conservatives unanimously approved the new model, which would “target the most vulnerable families”.

They also include plans to maintain services at 12 of West Sussex’s Children and Family Centre, with at least one in each district and borough.

The change has been met with opposition with protesters gathering outside  Chichester County Hall.

The Early Help service redesign is expected to be fully implemented in December 2021.

Police look for witnesses to altercation on Tushmore

Police in Crawley are appealing for witnesses after an altercation on Tushmore roundabout last Monday.

Officers have arrested a man on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

 He has been released on bail while the investigation continues.

Anyone with information or footage of the incident are urged to contact Sussex Police.