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Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid (RBWA)

Chrissy attended the Press screening at Channel 4 HQ in London for the Documentary ‘Safe at last’ aired on the 26th February which was filmed inside a local Womens Refuge, which Chrissy also visited.
Listen again, if you missed it, to Sue Tapper, Domestic Abuse Advocate from RBWA, chat about the Documentary, and the constant battle for funding which the Refuge faces.

See the trailer for the Channel 4 “Dispatches” documentary,
“Safe at Last: Inside a women’s refuge”

The programme can be viewed again on Channel 4’s “All 4” catchup service for a limited time only, by clicking HERE

Images © Chrissy Muir

Website: https://www.rbwa.org.uk

National Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24hrs)
Before calling, make sure you are safe

Sue Tapper, Domestic Abuse Refuge Advocate
Sue Tapper, Domestic Abuse Refuge Advocate

Katrian, Childrens Advocate, featured in the documentary,
in the colourful refuge playroom.

Susan and Kinga
Survivors of domestic abuse who took part in the documentary
Emma, Charlotte (CEO) and Sue.
RBWA staff who took part in the documentary

Refuge window

Fire at Tesla Dealership at County Oak, Crawley

Our reporter, Joe Exler, visited the scene of a large fire at the Tesla dealership in County Oak, Crawley, earlier today (Saturday, 2nd March 2019).

Around 10 fire appliances attended the scene. The fire was controlled well, and on Joe’s arrival, the emergency services were dampening down hotspots and making way for fire investigators.

Joe spoke with Neil Munday live from the scene.

(Images and video courtesy of Joe Exler)

Little Free Libraries Arrive In Reigate And Redhill

Photo shows Little Free Library – Priory Park, Reigate.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council has installed Little Free Libraries into five community green spaces.  

The aim is to help make literature easily available to residents. The colourful miniature libraries are the size of dolls houses and hold about 20 books each.  They have been installed in five locations across the borough, Redhill Memorial Park, Lady Neville Park in Banstead, Earlswood Lakes, and at New Pond Farm Allotment  and Priory Park in Reigate. All five libraries hold a variety of books across all genres and are suitable for all ages. The books currently occupying the little libraries have been donated by borough residents and Redhill-based charity Stripey Stork.  

Little Free Library is a non-profit organisation; there are are more than 75,000 of these libraries in 88 countries. 

Photo shows  Little Free Library – Memorial Park, Redhill

Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society perform My Fair Lady

Dave King recently spoke to Alec Derbie of the Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society shortly before their production of My Fair Lady at the Dorking Halls. Alec is playing one of the musical’s leading roles, Professor Higgins. He told Dave more about the musical and the preparations for the performances between Wednesday 13th and Saturday 16th February inclusive.

two men in conversation
Alec Derbie of Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society (right)

Listen On Demand:

My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Federick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl played by Elise Parish, who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins so that she may pass as a lady.

dark haired woman in period costume holding a basket of purple flowers

Tickets on sale now from £14
Call Dorking Halls Box Office 01306 881717
or book on line www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

actors rehearsing of My Fair Lady

Dave and Alec also chatted about what goes on behind the scenes at the Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society

Listen On Demand:

actresses rehearsing for My fair Lady

For more information about the Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society check out the DDOS website: www.ddos.org.uk/

Equine flu crisis strikes at British horse racing

Chrissy Muir caught up with local Lingfield Racecourse member, Ian Byford today to talk about the current state of affairs in the Horse Racing world which is greatly affected by the ban on racing at the present time.

**UPDATE 11th Feb 2019**
Since this story was published, there has been a late evening development.
The BHA have announced a managed return to racing imposing strict bio security measures. The decision to resume racing was taken in a “controlled, risk-managed manner” and supported by an industry veterinary committee said the British Horseracing Authority.

Image: Lingfield Racecourse parade ring before the ban. © Chrissy Muir