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Newsletter - Fri 7 Apr, 2023

Harlequin Outdoors returns this summer to the Castle Grounds

The folly at Reigate Castle, Reigate

This summer will see outdoor performances again take place in the greenery of Reigate's Castle Grounds, from a number of theatre companies.

The productions are part of Harlequin Outdoors, now in its third year. Shows currently listed are:

  • Mon 29 May : Wind in the Willows

  • Tue 6 June: Wuthering Heights

  • Sun 16 July: Pride & Prejudice

  • Sat 22 July: Doctor Dolittle

  • Sat 22 July: The Great Gatsby

  • Sat 29 July: Robin Hood

  • Tue 15 August: Sense & Sensibility

  • Wed 16 August: Machamlear (three Shakespeare works in a "Battle of the Bard")

  • Sun 20 August: Twelfth Night

  • Sat 2 September: David Walliams' Bad Dad

  • Sun 10 September: Much Ado About Nothing

Details, including timings and tickets, are on the Harlequin Outdoors webpage (Opens in a new window).

No change to bin days over Easter holidays

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council bin lorries

Image credit: RBBC

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has said bin collection days will remain unchanged over Easter 2023, and has also offered some recycling tips (Opens in a new window) about how to deal with Easter egg packaging.

Entries still open for Reigate tunnel art competition

Sign in Tunnel Road, Reigate, promoting art competition

Reigate Business Guild tweeted out a reminder this week about its art competition to mark the 200th anniversary of the opening of the tunnel.

The closing date is 30th April, with selected entries being displayed in the tunnel between June and September. More details, including rules and entry, are on the guild's site here (Opens in a new window). (Opens in a new window)

Local elections less than a month away

A woman using a ballot box to vote (credit: Electoral Commission)

Image credit: Electoral Commission

Local elections for Reigate & Banstead Borough Council take place on Thursday 4 May, 2023.

  • Anyone not already registered to vote has until 11.59pm on Monday 17 April to do so (Opens in a new window).

  • People can cast their vote in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April, while for a proxy vote it's 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. Details are on a borough council webpage (Opens in a new window).

  • This year, for the first time, voting in person at a polling station will require an accepted form of ID. More about what can be used is on a borough council webpage (Opens in a new window), which includes details of how to apply for an alternative form of ID (by 5pm on 25 April) if needed.

Everything about elections and voting can be found on the borough council website (Opens in a new window).

Elections are also taking place for Salfords & Sidlow Parish Council and Horley Town Council: the borough council also administers these.


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