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Community group takes root in Surrey

Jude Hannah, co-chair of a new community group representing southeast Newton. - Evan Seal/Photo
Jude Hannah, co-chair of a new community group representing southeast Newton.
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A new community group representing southeast Newton is described as "full-speed ahead" after a meeting with politicians this week.

Jude Hannah started a group called ReNewton after she learned the long-abandoned Surrey Public Market at 64 Avenue and King George Boulevard was sold and is up for redevelopment.

Hannah and many others in her group want to see another public market in that spot, and she says there's huge interest in it from potential vendors.

Hannah and about 15 others met with Coun. Barinder Rasode and Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains last night to discuss next steps.

Hannah and co-chair Jen Robbins (of social media presence "Not Quite South Surrey"), are embarking on setting up a community association representing Hyland and Sullivan.

Hannah said Friday the boundaries aren't a priority right now, wanting instead to focus on an acceptable development at the Surrey Public Market site.

Anyone interested in getting involved can contact the group on Facebook at ReNewton Community, or twitter at ReNewton Nation.

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