West Sussex County Council is looking for more people to come forward as foster carers this new year.
Foster homes offer children and young people a stable family environment while their own parents are unable to look after them.
Foster carers come from all walks of life and anyone is welcome to apply, regardless of their marital status or sexuality.
To find out more about fostering or for the 2014 fostering drop-in session dates, please visit the County Council’s website at www.westsussex.gov.uk (or phone 033 022 27775)
Local Sports Review
Crystal Palace missed a penalty and paid the price by losing 2-0 at Spurs on Saturday to go bottom of the premier league on goal difference.
In league one, despite being 2 nil down after 83 minutes, Crawley Town recovered to draw 2 all at Coventry Yesterday afternoon. An own goal from Sadler late in the first half started the rot but goals late on from Proctor and Drury allowed the reds to claim a much needed away point.
In other local matches, Merstham lost 2 nil at home to Folkstone Invicta, Crawley Down Gatwick shared the points with Hythe Town, Three Bridges beat Whitstable Town by one goal to Nil, and Horley Town managed a one all draw at home to Hartley Whitney.
Water Company Roadworks Scheduled
Sutton and East Surrey Water is undertaking a number of projects involving road works starting on Monday 13th January.
Projects are being worked on in several local areas including Brambletye Park Road in Redhill, High Street Nutfield and White Hill Bletchingley
It’s part of East Surrey Water’s on-going multi-million pound mains renewal and replacement rolling programme.
Six projects in total are being worked at the following locations:
Cousldon Road Coulsdon
A25 High Street Nutfield
Rusper Road Capel
Landscape Road Warlingham
Brambletye Park Road Redhill
White Hill Bletchingley
The RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch is back on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January 2014,
Almost 600,000 people across the UK took part in the survey in 2013 and between them counted more than 9 million birds
Schools can also get involved in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch. Almost 90,000 children and teachers take part each year,
Find out more at: www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch and for BSBW at: www.rspb.org.uk/schoolswatch
Calling Reigate and Banstead’s young performers
Local young performers are being called to centre stage to take part in the annual Star for a Night talent show.
The show plans to be bigger than ever with all those passing the audition automatically receiving free tuition to help them prepare for their big night.
Participants can also be in with a chance of winning one-year scholarships to So You Wanna Be Theatre School and Urban Play Street Dance Classes.
The event in its 14th year is run by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and is being sponsored by Redhill-based company Total Gas & Power Ltd and supported by County Council Members Allocation grants.