Reigate and Banstead welcomes High Sheriff

Two community centres and two schools were among the highlights of the High Sheriff’s enjoyable visit to Reigate and Banstead Borough.

The Mayor of the Borough, Councillor Jill Bray, kindly organised Dr Llewelyn’s visit to Merstham Community Hub in Redhill, Epsom Downs Primary School in Epsom, The Beacon School in Banstead and Banstead Community Centre.

At the community centres, Dr Llewelyn was hugely impressed by the range of activities, including a nursery provision, youth clubs, local community led organisations and even a ride in an e-rickshaw, which is available for elderly residents who wish to get out and about. The excellent Merstham Mix café kindly provided a most delicious lunch. 

At Epsom Downs Primary School, Dr Llewelyn was shown around by the really helpful students and then met the School Council which had some excellent questions.

The Link at The Beacon is a brilliant example of  ‘every child included’. It is a school within a school and pupils drop in and out as they need and receive an array of extra help and support.

All-in-all, it was a most enjoyable day meeting the communities of Reigate and Banstead.