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Merstham Recreation Ground Improvements: Public Consultation

Photo courtesy Reigate and Banstead Borough Council:  Draft concept plans for the improvements

Merstham residents are being asked for their views on improvements to Merstham Recreation Ground.  

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council is planning a £1.5 million project to refurbish the park, located between Weldon Way and Albury Road.  Some initial ideas have been produced and a public consultation is now open for the community to put their views.  Suggestions for improvements include better play facilities, a community garden, and wildlife areas.  Better parking has also been suggested for people visiting to play sport. 

The consultation runs until 5th October and information can be found here:    reigate-banstead.gov.uk/MersthamRec 

Building work is expected to start next Summer.

Below:  Merstham Recreation Ground now

Caterham ‘Cedar Tree’ Name Goes Mobile

Photo Courtesy SERV:   Rotarians Colin Vane, President Geraint Jenkins, and Mark Scoggins

The 250 year old Cedar Tree on Caterham on the Hill has been included in the sponsorship of a new Blood motorbike.

Caterham Rotary Club has funded the bike which is used by Emergency Rider volunteers, SERV.  SERV transports lifesaving blood and blood products to hospitals at night.  It also transports emergency medical equipment, drugs and donor organs. 

During the last week The Cedar Tree bike has been in operation 20 times including journeys between the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance base at Redhill Aerodrome and to East Surrey Hospital.

Pirate Radio memories – winding back 53 years

Friday, 14th August marked the 53rd anniversary of the passing of the ‘MEBO’ Act 53 in 1967 which effectively closed the UK Offshore Radio Stations.

With music from the 1960s in general and August 1967 in particular, host Geoff Rogers takes a more personal look at this sad and momentous day. First aired on Susy Radio 103.4 on Friday 14th August 2020 from 2pm to 4pm

Featured image above:
MV Ross Revenge
Last remaining working radio ship, home of Radio Caroline
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