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Plan of action for a safer Redhill

Residents of Redhill have welcomed action to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Surry Police have launched a pilot scheme, Safer Redhill, to deal with the community’s concerns and slash the number of cases of shoplifting.

It comes after Surrey Police reported they had arrested 56 people over the previous two months for offences including drugs, assault and shoplifting.

Safer Redhill is funded through the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, including £265k of Safer Streets funding and £58k from the Community Safety Fund, police reported.

Around Britain’s train stations in 6 weeks

A rail worker from Three Bridges in Crawley  is hoping to visit all the stations in Great Britain in six weeks.

Dave Jones, expects to average 62 stations a day.

Mr Jones is raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and the children’s intensive care unit at the Oslo University Hospital.

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) said there were 2,580 stations in Britain.

Tilgate Christmas magic returns

Tilgate Park’s Magical Christmas has returned to the Walled Garden for another year of activities for all the family.

There are also various activities including free short shows and games for children.

There will be half price entry to Tilgate Nature Centre this weekend and from the 16 to the 22 December.

 

Block scam callers this Christmas

Surrey Trading Standards is working with Buckinghamshire Trading Standards to crack down on telephone scammers this festive season.

They are encouraging people with vulnerable family or friends to applying for a free trueCall device.

The device blocks scam and nuisance calls from getting through.

Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards estimate that 48,000 calls were blocked by the trueCall devices in the two boroughs, installed in the year Aug 22 – Aug 23.

Coroner voices concern about East Surrey Hospital

Concerns that East Surrey Hospital is putting “patients at risk of early death” have been raised by a coroner after the death of a 92-year-old man.

Douglas Nickols was admitted with a fractured hip on 28 February but waited until 5 March for surgery. He later caught pneumonia and died.

The coroner said Mr Nickols was immobile for a number of days before his surgery, contributing to his death.

The hospital’s chief medical officer said improvements were being made.