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Freedom Leisure takes Over Tandridge Leisure Facilities

Freedom Leisure has now taken over Tandridge Leisure Centre in Oxted and The Village Health Club in Caterham.  

The not-for-profit organisation already operates de Stafford Sports Centre in Caterham following a successful merger with Tandridge Trust.  Improvements will be made at both Tandridge Leisure Centre and The Village Health Club.

The £1.2 million improvements at de Stafford Sports Centre are due to be completed at the end of September.

Police Summer Drink and Drug Driving Campaign Coincides With World Cup

Police are urging motorists to stay onside as the latest drink and drug-driving campaign coincides with the 2018 World Cup.  

The Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit will tackle the issue throughout the football tournament which runs until 15th July.  The goal is to ensure motorists know the score when it comes to driving under the influence – or face the penalty. There will be targeted patrols and stop checks throughout the summer campaign.

Those driving under the influence of drink or drugs face a minimum 12 month ban, an unlimited fine, and a criminal record. Other consequences include an increase in car insurance and trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.

Horsham Murder: Two Men Found Guilty

Two men have been found guilty of killing Horsham father, Anthony Williams.

Following a three week trial at Hove Crown Court, a jury found Nicholas Bridge from Brixton guilty of murder, and Daniel Onofeghare of no fixed address guilty of manslaughter following the death last September.

Both men will be sentenced on 13th July.

Cottesmore Hotel Golf & Country Club Vows To Fight Back After Fire

Photo copyright Cottesmore Hotel, Golf & Country Club:  Cottesmore owner Matthew Rogerson looks on as fire rips through the club.

Photo copyright Cottesmore Hotel, Golf & Country Club:  the upper floor and roof completely destroyed.

The General Manager at Cottesmore Hotel, Golf and Country Club has promised to fight back following last Monday’s fire at the 19th century building.  

Despite an estimated 50 per cent of the Pease Pottage Club being affected by the blaze, the golf course and self catering lodges are unaffected and continue to operate.  Cottesmore has been a family business since 1973 and was months away from completing a total refurbishment of the hotel and function rooms.

General Manager, Johnny Porter said that full refunds will be arranged for all weddings booked this year.  One of the firefighters involved in tackling the fire was due to get married at Cottesmore next month. Stephen Mundy, a Retained Fire Officer is now waiting for confirmation from another wedding venue.

Ten engines were in attendance at the height of the fire, along with several specialist vehicles including the aerial ladder platform, and specialist officers.  Everyone who had been in the building was accounted for and there were no reported injuries.

An investigation into the cause of the fire continues.