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High Court victory is Plane Justice

Chris Quinlan spoke to Tim Bowling about Plane Justice’s part in the successful High Court action against the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) Route 4 Gatwick flight path.

In 2016 the CAA decided to bring in new Sat Nav technology (rather than the previous beacon system) and changed Route 4 to a new route for a consultation period. This meant planes now flying over villages such as Newdigate, Salfords, Leigh, Horley which lead to over 12,000 complaints from local residents.

Several groups formed to try overturn the flight path changes, one of which was Plane Justice, headed by Chris Quinlan.

Route 4 decision quashed

Despite petitions and lobbying campaigns the CAA eventually decided to make Route 4 permanent. Plane Justice took them to the High Court and following a judicial review the Route 4 decision was quashed. Gatwick Airport and the CAA will now look again at the route of the flight path.

You can hear the full interview now on the Susy Radio Listen On Demand service.

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Crawley Wasps LFC In Sussex Women’s Challenge Cup Final

Photo:  Crawley Wasps attacker Toni Smith evades an Eastbourne challenge
Photo credit: Andrew Hazelden 
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Crawley Wasps Ladies’ won 2-0 over Eastbourne LFC in the Sussex Women’s Challenge Cup semi-final on Sunday.

The victory puts Wasps into their third successive final in the competition.  

Having faced Women’s Super League side Brighton in the past two years, they will now face Lewes in this year’s final on 22nd March.

 

 

East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre celebrates

East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre has celebrated two years providing sanctuary to cancer patients.

It offers a wide range of help and support including counselling, financial advice, image workshops and more.

Annie Whitmore spoke to the Centre’s manager Shelagh Sheldrick.

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If you want to offer your services as a volunteer therapist get in touch with the Centre on 01737 304 176

East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

Recipe for Success: Annie Whitmore chats to The Ashley Centre

Do you have a favourite recipe that you’d like to share with Surrey residents?

An exciting new publication is being put together by The Ashley Centre in Epsom.

The Centre’s publicity officer Mary Zoeller spoke to our presenter Annie Whitmore about this special type of recipe book which will benefit local charities, the Epsom Guide Dog Fundraising & Donations and the Sunny Bank Trust.

There were some problems with the phone line which added to the fun!

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If you want to put a recipe forward you can contact [email protected]

the Sunny Bank Trust
Epsom Guide Dog Fundraising & Donations
Epsom Guide Dog Fundraising & Donations

East Surrey Hospital Doctor Shares Advice On Falls Prevention

Photo courtesy Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: Dr Theodora Giokarini-Royal and Paula Tucker

A Consultant Orthogeriatrician and the Deputy Chief Nurse at East Surrey Hospital have shared some advice to help prevent falls.  

Dr Theodora Giokarini-Royal is clinical lead for falls, and has seen the impact a fall can have on people who come to the hospital. She advises that houses are decluttered and well lit, and stressed the importance of regular eye tests. A GP can arrange home visits from the community falls team who can give support to reduce the risk and incidence of falls.  

Paula Tucker, Deputy Chief Nurse at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust said that all falls can have a serious impact on physical and emotional health and confidence.

More information about falls prevention is available at: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/search/?q=falls