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Dance at Home and Stay Fit

Image: Synergy Dance Outreach

Tandridge District Council are supporting a diverse programme of free online dance and yoga classes, now available for residents of all ages.

The classes offer a wide range of activities to keep fit, social and active during the current pandemic, and are suitable for everyone, including people with health conditions or impairments.

The program is provided by Synergy Dance Outreach, in partnership with EMD UK and Sport England and is funded by The National Lottery.


Video ©Synergy Dance

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St Nicholas Church in Godstone: Christmas Service on CD

A church in Godstone has produced a CD as an alternative to holding traditional services over Christmas. 

St Nicholas Church in Godstone recorded their choir and readings between lockdowns for one of their most popular services.  The Rector of St Nicholas Church, Peter O’Connell, spoke to Susy Radio about the idea:

The CD is available at a cost of £5 from the rectory by emailing [email protected] or by visiting the St Nicholas Godstone website for contact details.

Credit: Rector Peter O’Connell

New COVID-19 Screening Service Launches at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport has announced a new Covid-19 screening service. 

ExpressTest screening will be available for passengers, staff, and local residents, with results available the next day.  The test is for those who may require a valid, negative COVID-19 test certificate before and after travel.  It should also meet requirements for the Government’s expected ‘test and release’ scheme to ease travel restrictions and quarantine. 

The cost of the PCR swab test for Gatwick’s passengers and staff will be £60, and £99 for the general public. The test centre will be located at the airport’s long stay car park at the South Terminal.  The booking portal goes live on Friday with the first appointments available from next Monday 30th November. 

Anyone with recognisable COVID-19 symptoms will still need to use an NHS testing facility. 

To book a test, people will need to visit www.expresstest.co.uk and select a date and time.  Customers will then be sent a QR code which they must bring with them to their appointment, along with their passport or employee ID. Payment will be taken during the booking process. Opening hours are 08.00 to 20.00 and customers are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to appointments. 

Football Update

Crawley Town slip to 12th place in League 2 following their 3-0 defeat at home to Carlisle United on Saturday.

Dorking Wanderers were down to 9 men in their away match against Concord Rangers.  Despite sendings off for Alfie Rutherford and Wes Fogden, Dorking won 3-1 and remain in second place in the National League South table.

Susy Radio receives two nominations for Community Radio Awards

SUSY Radio has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards 2020.

The station has made the shortlist, which was whittled down from more than 460 entries from 90 stations from every corner of the UK.

The station has picked up nominations in the following categories:

Live Event or Outside Broadcast of the Year sponsored by InQuality for ‘Surrey Fire And Rescue Service Open Day’ and Arts & Creative Radio of the Year sponsored by the Audio Content Fund for ‘David Jay’s Remembrance Sunday programme’.

Station Chairman, Alan Fench said,“…We are delighted to advise that Susy Radio has been nominated in two categories, so congratulations to Neil Munday, Mark Tickner, Joe Exler and Tracey Franklin and David Jay and Tim Bowling for their entries.”

Martin Steers, Awards Chair, said: “This year has been a challenge for the sector, but community radio stations have responded by stepping up engagement with their local communities, with more programming and innovative presenters across the country broadcasting from home.

“It is clear to see from this, that passionate presenters, volunteers, and staff are really there for their audiences. These local radio stations are truly at the heart of their communities.”

This year’s ceremony will be held virtually on the @CommunityRadioAwards Facebook page and YouTube channel on Saturday, December the 12th starting at 7pm.

SUSY Radio wishes both nominations the best of luck when the ceremony takes place later this month.

Details of all the categories and successful nominations can be found HERE.

Website: https://communityradioawards.org.uk
Twitter: @CommRadioAwards