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Newsletter - Wed 10 May, 2023

Reigate Tunnel Beer Festival returns this weekend

Pints of beer

(Image credit: istock / bhofack 2)

Reigate Tunnel Beer Festival is back on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May, in Reigate's Tunnel Road, after an absence since 2019 owing to Covid.

First held in 2016, the event raises money for good causes, through Redhill Redstone Rotary, with local businesses sponsoring the various ales.

More details including a list of the beers can be found on the Ale for Aid website (Opens in a new window).

Reigate Tunnel Beer Festival poster

Reigate marks coronation

Reigate & Banstead town hall, in  Castlefield Road, Reigate, illuminated for the coronation of King Charles III
  • The royal cypher and purple windows at the town hall on Saturday night (credit: RBBC)

To mark the coronation, on the three evenings over the weekend (Saturday 6 to Monday 8 May) the team from the Harlequin theatre lit up the windows of the town hall in royal purple.

On the Saturday, King Charles' royal cypher was also displayed on the building's tower, using a 'gobo' projector light.

In the town centre, Union Jacks flew, after being put up by volunteers from Reigate Business Guild.

Residents throughout the town also held various street parties over the long weekend, having applied for road closure permission from the borough council under a free scheme.

High Street, Reigate, decked with Union Jacks

Reigate Sustainability Market this Saturday

Reigate Sustainability Market poster 13 May 2023

The monthly Reigate Sustainability Market (Opens in a new window) is on this Saturday, 13 May, 10am - 3pm at 53 High Street, Reigate (the courtyard and inside of the Methodist church).

The market brings together local businesses that "have sustainability at their core".

Attempted robbery at Reigate jewellers

Surrey Police said on Tuesday that their investigation continues into an attempted robbery at Daniels Jewellers in Reigate High Street on Saturday 6 May.

Police were called to the shop at around 4:30pm after reports that the staff had been threatened by a man with a weapon, before he fled the shop. There were no injuries and nothing was stolen.

DC Carl Knowles from Reigate CID said on Saturday: “We know this attempted robbery will have caused concern within the community, and we would like to reassure you that we are carrying out a number of initial enquiries to establish the circumstances and identify those responsible.

"We would urge anyone with any information to contact us.”

Police have released an image of a man they believe may be able to help with their investigation.

Anyone who recognises the man or who has information that could help the police is asked to contact them (Opens in a new window) quoting PR/45230049666.

[14 October 2023 - The image that originally accompanied this article has been deleted.]

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