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Coronavirus cases rise in Surrey

As the coronavirus official death toll figures reach nearly forty-two thousand across the country, data released on Sunday show another seventeen cases were recorded in surrey over the previous 24 hours.

Reigate and Banstead currently have 887 cases, whereas Tandridge is 377.

Yesterday the Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there was a danger the numbers could “shoot through the roof” unless effective action was taken to halt the spread of the virus. His warning came as the Government announced anyone in England who refuses an order to self-isolate could face a fine of up to £10,000.

Image Credit: Joe Giddens – PA Wire

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Free Parking in Dorking

Mole Valley District Council have announced there is going to be free car parking in selected areas of Dorking every Friday starting from the second of October.

The council’s working with Dorking Town Partnership and is opening the scheme as part of multiple improvements for the area.

From the second, the Park for Free after Three initiative is aimed to encourage residents to shop locally and support the town’s businesses and will continue until the 29th January 2021.

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New Fire Engines for Sussex

Image: West Sussex County Council

Seven new fire engines have joined the West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service fleet.

The 12 tonne, Medium Rescue Pump units will be located at five stations across the county including Crawley and East Grinstead.

Amongst other features, the new appliances have a tighter turning circle which will allow better access when attending incidents in more urban areas where road space is often at a premium and allow easier manoeuvring.

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Four Projects To Revitalise Horley Town Centre

Four projects to help revitalise Horley town centre have been approved by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. 

The ‘Delivering Change in Horley’ programme will deliver the inter-related projects which include public space improvements to the High Street and refurbishment of the subway. The works for these should be completed by the Summer of 2022.  The High Street car park will be redeveloped to provide new homes with commercial space for retail, leisure or business premises.  Pay on exit car parking will be introduced at the Victoria Road and Central car parks by April next year. 

Gatwick Airport Installs UV Treatment For Security Trays

Photo courtesy Gatwick Airport:  UV tunnel for the treatment of security trays

Gatwick Airport has installed UV treatment of security trays to reduce the spread of coronaviruses and other infections. 

It is the first airport in the UK to treat its security trays with enough UV light to guarantee a 99.9% disinfection rate.  The system, provided by Smiths Detection sees each tray pass through a UV tunnel fixed underneath the existing hand luggage screening system.  Every tray is treated immediately before each passenger uses it. 

The treatment is already in use at Gatwick, and will be rolled out to eight security lanes at the North Terminal, six for passengers and two for staff.