Festivities got underway at the weekend as the Belfrey Centre in Redhill switched on its’ Christmas lights.
Centre Manager Andy Nash spoke with Susy Radio’s Neil Munday:
Joining in the festivities was Vicky Woodall who, along with her husband James, created one of the Mayor’s chosen charities for this year, ‘George and the Giant Pledge’ after their son was diagnosed with cancer:
The development of new housing in Crawley has moved a step closer after a grant application submitted by the Borough Council worth over £6 million has been given approval from the government.
The money being released by Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund will be used to help unlock another 620 new homes in the town.
Telford Place in the town centre will receive £2m to bring forward development while £4.4m will go towards infrastructure that enables new homes to be built in Forge Wood, Crawley’s newest neighbourhood.
Crawley Town slip to 13th place in League 2 after their 1-0 defeat away to Grimsby Town on Saturday. The Reds now turn their attention to tomorrow night’s FA Cup replay against Southend United.
In the Bostik Premier Division, Merstham lost 3-0 away to Burgess Hill Town.
Horsham are in 7th place in the Bostik South East Division, winning 4-0 at home to VCD Athletic. Three Bridges won 1-0 away to Sittingbourne. East Grinstead lost 3-2 away to Ramsgate.
South Park remain bottom of the table in the Bostik South Central Division losing 1-0 at home to Bedfont Sports.
Redhill won 2-0 at Kiln Brow against Colliers Wood United. The Lobsters are now in third place in the Combined Counties Premier Division. Horley Town gained a point in a goalless draw away to Camberley Town.
Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken about the importance of reporting thefts from vans. Police figures show a 25-26% increase in thefts from vans across the country with 62 tool thefts a day. Police and Crime Commissioner, David Munro told Susy Radio’s Neil Munday that he has accountability meetings with the Chief Constable and the subject is top of the agenda. He said Surrey Police look at patterns based on reporting.
David Munro also said that 40% of vehicle thefts occur because vans haven’t been kept secure. Precautions such as keeping the van locked, backing it up against a wall, and not storing tools in vans overnight can make a difference. He has also spoken about prevention and has issued further advice.
You can hear Neil Munday’s full interview with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey here.