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Local Radio Day – 2021

‘LOCAL RADIO DAY’ is an annual event in which local radio stations across the country come together to highlight the value of local radio to communities and to celebrate the unique relationship between local broadcasting and listeners.

With the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the year, with local news, traffic bulletins and information on local events and details of various support hubs and clinics for coronavirus, local radio has been crucial for many in their local communities during 2021, and Susy Radio has endeavoured to play its part for our community.

This year, the event took place on Friday 15th October and Susy Radio joined over 200 other local radio stations in celebrating the theme, ‘Love Your Place’.

As part of the celebration, Susy Radio’s Outside Broadcast Unit masterminded by Neil Munday and ably assisted by Jim Richman, Pat French and Shan Robins spent the day based in Redhill Town Centre with a live programme being broadcast between 12pm-3pm featuring interviews and chats with various shoppers, passers-by, market stall holders and other dignitaries.

BBC Radio Sussex and BBC Radio Surrey also took part in the day’s celebrations, and invited Susy Radio to take part in a live on-air quiz against two other local radio stations which were Wey Valley Radio which broadcasts to the community of Alton and surrounding area of North East Hampshire, and V2 Radio based in Chichester and serving West Sussex. Susy’s team were Geoff Rogers, Neil Munday and Tracey Franklin.

You can listen to highlights of the quiz as broadcast over BBC Radio Sussex and BBC Surrey, hosted by the BBC’s Joe Talbot here:
Recording courtesy of BBC Radio Sussex/BBC Radio Surrey

Andy Nash, Belfry Shopping Centre Manager talks with Neil Munday
Head of Place Delivery, Peter Boarder-Marketfield Way Development talks with Neil Munday
Sophie and Christine cycling London to Brighton

Susy Radio’s Shan Robins was present at the Outside Broadcast Unit, and spoke with some passers-by about what they loved about ‘their place’.

Deano is in Redhill and loves Crawley Town FC. He says, ‘Come On the Reds’ for their game due on Saturday, 16th October!

Two year old Jude loves dancing and was dancing to the Susy Radio songs playing out in Redhill town centre!

Michelle, Pat, Linda and brother are in Redhill and love the shopping

Steve is driving buses in Redhill and likes it more than London because the people are more laid back and the ‘Greggs’ is tastier here!

Pat is in Redhill and told Shan that he likes the accessibility of the town from where he lives, and the renewal prospect for a new multi screen cinema.

Eve, Mariella, Eve and Mimi who’ve bumped into each other by chance in Redhill after 10 years all like Reigate Heath.

Sajad is from India working on a contract in Redhill and says everything is very accessible like shopping, banks and the park with a village, yet urban vibe and not too busy.

Ben lives in Redhill and enjoys walking on the downs.

Carol and Mel have lived in Redhill most of their lives and told Shan that they love the Memorial Park because it’s a lovely space.

Robert is in Redhill and told Shan that when the sun catches the tops of some of the buildings with verdigris, that they look lovely.

Jan Thomas is in Redhill with our Outside Broadcast Unit and says the Belfry Shopping Centre is great and celebrating its 30 years. He loves The Harlequin Theatre.


Reigate Shop Wins Natural Lifestyle Retailer of the Year Award

All Supplied Photos courtesy of Inside Out Health

A shop in Reigate has won a health industry award. 

Inside Out Health in Church Street has been named the winner of Natural Lifestyle Magazine’s Retailer of the Year award.  The panel of judges was impressed with the knowledge of the team which has qualified nutritional therapists on-site. 

Photo above:  Inside Out Health staff, Lucia, Claire and Joanna

Photo above:  Kate, Business Owner, Inside Out Health

In a statement of thanks on their website, Inside Out Health have acknowledged all health shops and businesses throughout the UK who help their communities.  The shop congratulates the achievements of all who made the shortlist for the award from around the country.

Council’s Redhill Development Reaches Its Highest Point

Photo credit:  Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

Redhill’s new development on Marketfield Way reached an important milestone on Friday.  The concrete frame of the residential block has now reached its full height of 13 floors. 

In line with tradition, reaching the highest point of the construction was celebrated with a “Topping Out” event.  The occasion was marked by a yew tree branch being placed on the top floor, accompanied by a toast to the future success of the scheme.  The event was presided over by the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, and attended by development partners and members of the Redhill Business Guild.  

The development includes a new multi-screen cinema, shops, restaurants and new homes, and is scheduled for completion at the end of next year.   

Reigate and Banstead Writes – 2021

REIGATE AND BANSTEAD WRITES is the annual story-writing competition for school pupils in the Borough.

Organised by the Carrington School in Redhill’s Librarian, Kay Hymas, the competition is now well established, and once again Susy Radio’s ‘Afternoon Stroll’ show has been delighted to read the winning entries live on air.

Read by David Jay, the three stories are:

Equal runners up:

Max Eggleton from Dunottar School – ‘Escape From the Cold’


Ella Dutton from The Carrington School – ‘Ondine’.



Heidi Penrose Buckley from Reigate Priory Junior School – ‘My Life in Reigate’.
Heidi is the youngest winner so far.


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Susy Radio Community Award Nominee – Geoff Rogers

Susy Radio’s very own Geoff Rogers has been nominated for an award in this year’s Community Radio Awards.

Over 430 other stations across the country enter into the annual ceremony, and Geoff has picked up the nomination in the category “volunteer of the year”, for his work in helping establish community radio across East Surrey and North Sussex.

The Awards were setup to celebrate community radio and recognise all the hard work and time that the volunteers involved put into their stations, shows and communities.

Geoff was part of the team which launched Susy Radio on FM on 15th July 2012 as a fully licensed community radio station. He has remained a presenter and Director ever since.

Read more about the Community Radio Awards and Susy Radio’s Geoff Rogers.

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