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Football Update

In League 2, Crawley Town celebrated their first away win of the season with a 1-0 win against Colchester.  Sutton United lost 2-0 away to Exeter City.

There was good news for our local teams in their FA Cup second qualifying round ties. 

Despite being down to 10 men after 34 minutes, Redhill’s away tie with Step 4, Phoenix Sports, took them through to the next round after their 3-1 win. 

Also through, are both Merstham and Dorking Wanderers. 

Horsham held Kingstonian to a replay after a late equaliser from Tom Kavanagh.  The replay will take place tomorrow evening at 7.45 pm.

Gatwick Airport CEO Reacts To Travel Restriction Changes

Gatwick Airport’s Chief Executive Officer has reacted to the government’s travel restriction changes which come into effect next month. 

Stewart Wingate said it is a “significant and welcome step towards recovery” and will allow fully vaccinated passengers “to book with more confidence in the months before Christmas and beyond”.  He added that he hopes remaining constraints such as the passenger locator form can be removed soon. 

From 4th October, the traffic light system will be simplified with a single red list, and PCR tests will no longer be needed for fully vaccinated travellers returning to England.  Later in October, the current requirement of a day two PCR test will be replaced with the cheaper lateral flow test.

Proposed Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Transit Site in Tandridge

Picture courtesy Surrey County Council shows initial design information about the proposal

Residents’ views are being sought for a pre-planning application proposal for a new Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) transit site in Tandridge. 

The proposal will create ten short-term stay pitches on land adjacent to the permanent GRT site at Pendell Camp in Merstham Road.  With no transit provision for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers anywhere in Surrey, the site would provide temporary refuge for those who travel around the UK looking for seasonal work. 

Surrey County Council hopes the facility will reduce the number of unauthorised encampments across Surrey.

The local community has until the 8th October to give their views through the online questionnaire.  The consultation survey can be accessed here: https://www.surreysays.co.uk/iai/pendell-camp-merstham-road-proposal/ or via the  Surrey County Council news page.