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Entries invited to ‘Greyhound Trust’ Art Competition

The Greyhound Trust is a registered charity founded in 1975, finding homes for retired racing greyhounds with 55 branches across the country.

Each year, they find homes for approximately 3,500 retired racing greyhounds and help hundreds more, but there are many more that still need help.

A competition is taking place for all ages and art styles where entries of greyhound artwork are being invited to be submitted with a chance of having it displayed on the walls within the new National Greyhound Homing Centre.

Send your greyhound artwork to [email protected] by Saturday 10th April.
Entry is £5 and paid via Paypal (Family and Friends) to [email protected].
Winners will be announced on 15th April 2021.
Good luck!

The local branch of the Greyhound Trust can be found at:
Greyhound Trust,
‘Wings’,
Peeks Brook Lane,
Horley,
Surrey, RH6 9SX

Registered Charity Numbers: 269668, SC044047

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

The featured image is displayed courtesy of the Greyhound Trust, and thanks to @mercuryart.by michelle for the pencil drawing of a greyhound featured on the poster.

The COVID-19 Roadmap for England – Steps 1-4

On 22 February, Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a statement in the House of Commons setting out the government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England.

The first steps are summarised below:

(Click on image to enlarge)

More information at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021

Help local young people with home studies by donating unused laptops

The ‘Level Up Reigate and Banstead’ project is established to provide refurbished laptops for young people needing them for home study.

The project is supported by ‘Raven Housing Trust’ and also involving ‘Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead’ (VARB).

Over 500 second hand laptops in working order are needed.

Your laptop must be running Windows 7, 8 or 10 and have at least one USB port
All laptops will be securely wiped or have hard discs removed and destroyed. They are then refurbished before distribution.

SUSY Radio’s Mark Tickner spoke with Steve Ward from the ‘Raven Housing Trust’ to hear more about the project.

Visit www.varb.org.uk/level-up for more information, and details on how you can donate your unused laptop to the project.

Twitter: @VARB2020

Image courtesy of ‘Level Up Reigate and Banstead’

George Cooper – ‘Slyjynx’

SLYJYNX were originally founded in 2018 by George Cooper (lead vocalist and lyricist), Mike Pain (guitar) and Phil Stander (bass) with Louis Patterson (drums) and Tom Greatorex (second guitarist) joining later.

The band have recently released their new single, “Help Myself” which can be found on Spotify and Soundcloud.

Susy Radio’s Tim Bowling caught up with George Cooper recently to hear more about the band.

Social Media:
Facebook: @slyjynx
Twitter: @SLYJYNX_band
Instagram: @slyjynx

Media © Slyjynx 2020

Woodhatch Crematorium Planning Application Submitted

Image courtesy Reigate & Banstead Borough Council: Revised site boundary plan

A planning application for a new crematorium and memorial garden in Woodhatch has been submitted by the Council. 

A pre-application consultation was held in the Autumn for feedback on the plans.  Over 300 responses were received, and over 130 people attended an online question and answer event with the design team.  This resulted in some changes to the proposed scheme including reviewing the hours of operation, reducing the site boundary to maintain access for recreation, and changing the building layout and construction materials to soften its appearance.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council is making the application because residents who wish their loved ones to be cremated, currently have to travel to a facility out of the borough; usually to Leatherhead, Crawley or Croydon.

For more detail on the Council’s proposal, including responses to questions received through the consultation, visit the Proposal to provide a local crematorium pages.

To view the application go to the planning application search and search using reference number 21/00192/F

Image courtesy Reigate & Banstead Borough Council:  Building view from across the site.