Cranleigh & District Lions Club News – April 2021

Defibrillators in Cranleigh
We all know that defibrillators save lives, but did you know there are thirteen available in Cranleigh, and do you know where they are? Something else that you might not know, is that Cranleigh Lions keep them serviced and ready for use in an emergency.

As part of our work within the community, we make sure that all our defibrillators are regularly checked and ready for use. We have also published a map to help find one, but we realise that there is no time to hunt down a map in an emergency. Now, after lengthy negotiations with Surrey Highways we have been able to resolve this situation.

As you walk around the village, you will see shiny new green and white signs attached to lampposts telling you exactly where the nearest defibrillator can be found, so that in an emergency, your knowledge could well save somebody’s life!

As you can see from the picture, the signs are easy to spot and have specific information about the exact location of the nearest defibrillator. As you go about your daily routine please take time to look up and make a mental note of each sign, which in turn will help you remember where they all are.

To comply with safety rules, they are mounted 2.4 metres up, so you might need look up a little, but once you have seen them, you will know just where to find a defibrillator in a hurry.

We have plans, alongside our charitable allies, to add yet more defibrillators to the high street and we’ll let you know immediately they become available for use. Watch this space!

Classics on the Drive – Sunday 16th May
Following last year’s successful event, our team is busy planning another display of classic vehicles on local driveways around the village. A walking tour map will be produced showing the location of the classics, which will be available from our display stand on Stocklund Square on Saturday 15th. A parade of classics will take place along the high street on the Sunday afternoon, and there will be some great prizes up for grabs in our Grand Draw. The event will comply with the prevailing Covid regulations, which may change, so watch out for updates on social media.

Cranleigh Carnival
Great News the Carnival is back! Assuming that the Government’s road map goes to plan, legal limits on social contact will be removed on 21st June. We are therefore planning to hold the Carnival and Fun Day on Saturday 26th June.

This year’s theme is Celebrating Our Community and Our Key Workers. In addition to our regular participants, we are inviting all volunteers and key workers to join in the Carnival Parade. Come in fancy dress or your uniform and bring your friends and family.

Organisations, businesses and charities are invited to book a stall on The Common. Other attractions include a Fun Dog Show, a day-long programme of acts and entertainers and two new events:

  • A Talent Showcase in our arena. This is not a competition; it’s an opportunity for local musicians, dance groups and other performers to show off their talent to the community.
  • The very first Brian Burt Memorial Flower Show, in memory of Brian Burt, our Carnival Chairman for many years, who sadly passed away last year.

For further details, booking forms, news and updates, please visit our website:

If you are a business who is interested in helping to sponsor the Carnival and Fun Day, please complete the contact form on our website.

Event dates for 2021
All dates are subject to the prevailing Covid regulations:
Sunday 16th May – Classics on the Drive
Saturday 26th June – Cranleigh Carnival
Sunday 1st August – Classic Car Show
Saturday 6th November – Bonfire & Fireworks

Don’t Forget
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Contact us – If you would like more information about the Lions or would like to help, please get in touch. or write to The Secretary Cranleigh & District Lions Club, Hillview, Smithwood Common, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QP.

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