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Reigate, Redhill and Merstham’s SparkFish

Reigate, Redhill and Merstham’s SparkFish

Now here is a name to keep you guessing, SparkFish. An inflammable herring? A piscine electrician? Actually, SparkFish is a Christian charity based in Reigate doing fantastic work in local schools. Often referred to as the happiest days of our lives, our school days can be stressful, confusing, lonely and angst-ridden days. Education is much more than just learning stuff. …

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Julie Gives The Gift Of Hearing To Armenia

Julie Gives The Gift Of Hearing To Armenia

An audiologist from Reigate has returned home after helping to give the gift of hearing to more than 1,700 people with long-standing hearing conditions in the mountainous former Soviet republic of Armenia as part of an initiative led by hearing care professionals. Audiologist Julie Ormerod, who has run Reigate Hearing Centre for more than 20 years, took part in the …

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155 Years Young!

155 Years Young!

On The Beat In Reigate Following the formation of the Borough of Reigate by Royal Charter, a year later the council formed its own borough police force. It initially featured one superintendent, one sergeant and ten constables to keep law and order. In the early days, a private house was used as a police station but there were no cells …

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Business Set To Boom For Local Organic Veg Team

Things are looking good for Simon French, who delivers Riverford’s organic veg boxes to homes in Reigate and the surrounding area, following the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report.  The report tells of a 6% growth to the organic market in the last year. This is the sixth year of growth for the organic market with sales rising to a record £2.2 billion. Simon …

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Reigate And The Ashes

Reigate And The Ashes

Ahead of the Ashes series which starts when Joe Root captains England against the Australians in Brisbane this month, RH Uncovered looks at the influence of Reigate Priory Cricket Club on the sport globally. It is generally agreed that Reigate Priory Cricket Club (RPCC) was founded in 1852, however, cricket historians believed that there was a Reigate Cricket Club as …

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Reigate’s Environment And Wildlife Needs You!

Reigate’s Environment And Wildlife Needs You!

Are you interested in protecting your local environment and, contributing to swift conservation? If so, Reigate-based wildlife conservation group Swift Protection Association Reigate (SPARE) might be for you. Swifts are beautiful birds which fly for nearly all their lives, landing only to breed. They spend most of the year in the skies over Africa, returning to the UK for around …

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The Yard @ Reigate Station

The Yard @ Reigate Station

Are you a NIMBY? Collette Barber is a YIMBY – she says a big “Yes!” when it comes to things going on in her backyard! Collette is passionate about all things community-related and live music in particular – so much so that for the past 10 years she has chaired the Reigate Community Festival in Priory Park – family fun …

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The Power of Play

The Power of Play

One can reminisce about the excitement of the summer holidays, when you had just finished school for the year, and are ready to go out and have six weeks of carefree fun. Was that not an amazing feeling? This is where Challengers comes in, the charity provides play and leisure schemes for disabled children and young people, meaning that everyone …

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The Charity Making Headway In Surrey

The Charity Making Headway In Surrey

Headway (National Head Injuries Association) is a charity working to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches in the UK, it has provided support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to those in the health and legal professions since 1980. Headway Surrey provides support …

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