Reigate and Banstead Council to Invest in new Merstham Facilities
Reigate and Banstead Council are investing £2.6 million in new shops, homes and community facilities in Merstham.
The council’s investment is part of a £13.3 million scheme to regenerate the portland drive area of nottingham in partnership with Raven Housing trust and Surrey County Council.
A member of the council said this was a great example different Surrey organisations coming together as one team to improve people’s lives
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A man from Crawley has been charged with thefts from charity clothes banks in Brighton.
Jeffrey Bond, 38, unemployed, of Apsley Court, Bewbush, Crawley, is due to appear on bail at Crawley Magistrates Court on Wednesday 18 December
He is charged with theft on the 18 November of clothing and shoes from two charity banks.
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Northgate Primary School pupils join Crawley Residents for Carol Concert
Thirty pupils from Northgate primary school joined residents from four of Crawley council’s sheltered housing schemes including The Brook, Hollybush Close and Attlee House for a Christmas Carol concert.
At the concert, Father Christmas handed out mince pies, biscuits, sweets and chocolate to the performers and audience.
The concert was attended by the mayor of Crawley, Councillor Bob Burgess, who said it was fantastic to see everyone getting into the Christmas spirit and to see so many different generations coming together to sing carols
Charity lunch held in Moorhouse
The Chairman of Tandridge Council, Councillor Beverly Conolly held a charity lunch on Friday 29th November which raised £2,800 for St Catherines Hospice
The lunch, which took place at the Grasshopper pub in Moorhouse, included a raffle, the prizes for which were donated by local businesses, the guest speaker was David Gold, Chariman of west ham united football club who supplied a west ham gift package as an auction prize.
St Catherines hospice was Councillor Connolly’s charity for her year in office, it is dedicated to providing specialised end of life care to local people, their families, friends and carers.
For more information, have a look at www.stch.org.uk
Apprenticeships in Surrey on the Increase
Surrey County Council’s latest figures have revealed that Apprenticeships in Surrey for young adults have risen by 8.4%
The figures also revealed that the number of 18 year olds starting apprenticeships in the last year shot up by 6.5% filling more than 700 roles, furthermore almost 1,400 of the apprentice places in Surrey are now being filled by 16 to 18 year olds
The council has set a target of filling 500 more places by March 2014, last year the council incentivised businesses to hire 265 apprentices and having reached the 300 mark last year the council has said it is getting closer to its target
A member of the council has said this is great news for both young people, who are looking to get started on their chosen career path, and businesses, who are looking to secure a skilled workforce, they also said that the programme is assisting the councils promotion of economic growth