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Christmas bauble on tree with lights

23 Nov 2023

Local Christmas events guide

We’re so lucky to have loads of festive community events on our doorstep. We hope you enjoy this round up of what’s on in the coming weeks and if we’ve missed something in your area then let us know by emailing raven.comms@ravenht.org.uk. Banstead Saturday 25 November, Banstead Community Centre will be having their Open Day […]

Raven team decorating a wall

28 Sep 2023

Raven people power at community activities

Each year we have an all-staff day, during which we spend the morning in our communities taking part in activities, everything from painting and gardening to supporting local charities and activities at sheltered housing schemes. 295 members of the Raven team worked across 18 different projects in our communities – that’s a massive 885 hours […]

14 Sep 2023

We celebrate Starts at Home Day with the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead

The Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Cllr Eddy Humphreys, visited Portland House in Merstham (one of our sheltered housing schemed) to meet residents and staff as part of the National Housing Federation’s Starts at Home campaign, which celebrates the positive impact of supported housing on communities across the country. The visitors were greeted by residents […]

Raven welcomes Mayor to swift conservation site

12 Sep 2023

We welcome Mayor to swift conservation site

We were delighted to welcome The Mayor of the Borough of Reigate & Banstead, Cllr Eddy Humphreys and Mrs. Sarah Humphreys, the Mayoress, along with members of the Swift Protection Association in Banstead (SPAB) to our homes in Pound Road, Banstead, earlier this month. The group took a tour of the swift colony area as […]

24 Jul 2023

Merstham community fun day

We had a brilliant time at the Merstham community fun day. Our smoothie bikes were out and despite the rain a great day was had by all… we even got the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead making a smoothie!

04 Jul 2023

ASB – Know your rights!

This week it’s ASB Awareness Week and the theme this year is ‘know your rights’. With 94% of people not knowing what an ASB case review is, we want to make sure you have the information you need so that you know your rights. What is an ASB case review? The ASB case review (formally […]

03 Jul 2023

We’re supporting ASB Awareness Week

We’re supporting Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week from 3rd-9th July. Throughout the week we’ll be attending events and sharing important information about ASB and to highlight your rights if you’re a victim. What’s going on this week? Throughout this week we’ll be with Surrey Police and Reigate and Banstead Council at various community events. We’ll […]

29 Jun 2023

Enter our gardening competition!

We know there are lots of you who are very green fingered and have absolutely beautiful gardens, so we thought what better way to celebrate this than to launch a gardening competition! We have five categories and there’ll be a winner and a runner up for each. Sponsored by our grounds maintenance partner, Groundscapes, first […]

21 Jun 2023

Fun at Horley Carnival!

Kicking off our summer of community events was Horley Carnival on Saturday 17th June – thank you to everyone who came to see us. We had a great day, despite a little rain! Our smoothie bikes made their debut for the summer season and we had the opportunity to catch up with customers who stopped […]

Cromwell community garden

08 Jun 2023

The community comes together to create welcoming communal garden

The community has come together to create a fantastic communal garden on Observatory Walk, Cromwell Estate in Redhill. We’ve been involved by installing benches (bought by our Brighter Communities Fund) and taking part in a community fun day where residents came together to finish the garden. It was a great turnout on the day and […]

04 May 2023

Coronation weekend celebrations

We’ve put together this round up of community events taking place over the King’s Coronation Bank Holiday weekend – a great opportunity to get together with your local community! Saturday 6th May Crawley street party Family entertainment in the Memorial Gardens from 11am-4pm with The Spinettes, ‘Squirrel Walnutkins saves the planet’ theatre show and local […]

Photograph: N. Camilleri/Lund University/PA via The Guardian

03 May 2023

Swift nest boxes installed in Banstead

  We’re really pleased to have had 10 nest boxes installed on to three of our blocks of flats in Banstead to help protect the local swift colony. Swifts are on the UK red list, which means that they are under threat as their population has heavily fallen in recent years. This project has been […]

Easter eggs

31 Mar 2023

Fun Easter activities for the school holidays!

If you’re after some eggcellent (sorry!) ideas for the Easter holidays to entertain the children, then this list of local events and activities is a good place to start! Easter events Easter egg hunt at the Merstham hub When: Tuesday 4th April from 12-3pm Where: Merstham Community Hub More information: Visit their Facebook page Easter […]

Anna renewed hope and Colin digital inclusion

08 Mar 2023

Laptop donated to local charity

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve recently made a donation of a laptop to a local charity, Renewed Hope. At Raven, we’re dedicated to promoting digital inclusion and recognise the importance of access to technology in today’s world. We’re committed to helping our customers and the local charities who support them to have good access […]

Mum with children in half term

03 Feb 2023

Entertaining the kids on a budget this February half term!

February half term is almost upon us and with the rising cost of living, we’re here to help you with some ideas of cheap and free ways to keep the kids entertained! 1. Head to the zoo! ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo have a Community Access Scheme and until the end of March […]

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