Worth Park – Upcoming Events

A message from Edwina Livesey

Worth Park Garden – Victorian Picnic – 16th July 2017

Dear Resident,

First of all, attached is a revised poster for our Victorian Picnic on July 16th , this time featuring the timetable for the Worth Park Bus which some of you may like to have a look at. Much more fun than the car and definitely worth a go!

As well as the Victorian Picnic there’s lots of other things happening this summer at Worth Park. And it looks lovelier than ever thanks to the huge efforts of our gardening team and gardening volunteers. If you’d like to join this friendly group the Worth Park Gardening Club meets every Wednesday from 10.00am-12pm. Just turn up at Ridleys Court or find us in the park – all tools are provided and it would be lovely to see you.

You may also have noticed some considerably younger residents clustered around the formal gardens as well on Wednesday mornings.

These pre-school toddlers and their parents and carers are enjoying Worth Park Wednesdays Extra, a programme of family learning activities aimed at helping adults and their children in a very gentle way with the things they need to know at school, including maths, science and literacy. Think skeletons made from sticks and butter made from the milk from our ‘cows’ spread on scones.

The theme next week on July 12th will be trees, and the week after will be Alice in Wonderland. All parents, grandparents and carers are welcome, with or without their children and the activities are free. If you’d like to know more please contact email Lucy Bear.

Crawley Croquet Club were also out in force this morning playing host to the 50+ Club. New members or anyone fancying having a go at this fun game of strategy are always welcome and it’s a beautiful place to keep fit. Contact email Anne Jenkinson for more details or just turn up on days members are playing.

Many people volunteering in the park are also members of Worth Park Friends and this friendly group meets the second Tuesday of every month at Ridleys from 2-4pm. On Tuesday 11th July the theme is Lewes Bonfire, which should be a fascinating talk. Just turn up or contact email worthpfriends@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

Last month the Worth Park History Group enjoyed a fascinating visit to Crawley Library and Crawley Town Hall, and managed to uncover some new photos about Worth Park! On July 18th we are visiting WSCC record office in Chichester to have a look at their maps, photos and plans connected to Worth Park and to find out about archiving. All are warmly welcome but booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please get in touch with me if you’d like to go.

Worth Park Costume Group have almost completed their collection of children’s costumes – get ready for the grand unveiling at the Victorian Picnic on July 16th! If you’d like to get involved all are welcome and the group meets most Thursdays – please contact email Eileen Hill for more information.

Also on Thursdays we have our regular very successful programme of Worth Park Wanders. The walks on the second Thursdays of the month are gentler, all with an historical theme, whilst the walks on the fourth Thursday are longer and faster. They all start at 10.30am from Ridleys Court and all involve coffee and biscuits afterwards! The walk on the 13th celebrates flower gardens, with the longer walk on the 27th.

With the school summer holidays starting there will be fun for all the family over at Worth Park. More in the next email!

Thank you as always for your support for Worth Park.

Best wishes

Edwina Livesey

phone 01293 438027
phone 07826 917846
email edwina.livesey@crawley.gov.uk
Participation Officer – Worth Park
Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall, The Boulevard
Crawley, RH10 1UZ


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Worth Park – Victorian Picnic

A message from Edwina Livesey

Worth Park Garden – Victorian Picnic – 16th July 2017

Dear Resident,

Summer is here and it’s Victorian Picnic time again! This year the event will be on Sunday 16th July from 11.00am – 3.00pm.

  • Punch and Judy show
  • Victorian swing boats and roundabout
  • Delicious home-made cream teas
  • Pimms cocktails and traditional home-made lemonade
  • Make puppets and flower bouquets
  • Brass band and choirs
  • Displays and exhibitions
  • Flower show – see the Victorian urns in bloom

All free with a small charge for refreshments and Victorian rides.

So why not pack up a hamper, gather friends and family together and come along. You’ll be pleased as Punch you did!

For further information please see our website website www.crawley.gov.uk/worthpark, like our Facebook page Facebook worthparkcrawley or call phone 07826 917846.

Please get back to me if you would like any further information – my contact details are below. We always need volunteers so please also get in touch if you are interested in helping with the event.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes

Edwina Livesey

phone 01293 438027
phone 07826 917846
email edwina.livesey@crawley.gov.uk
Participation Officer – Worth Park
Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall, The Boulevard
Crawley, RH10 1UZ


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WSCC – Get Ready for Summer

A message from Kathryn Brooks
West Sussex County Council

Forthcoming Event – Get Ready for Summer

The Sussex Resilience Forum is presenting an event at County Hall North, Park St, Horsham. RH12 1XH. On Saturday 1st July 2017. Registration commences at 0930 and the event takes place 1000-1530 hrs.

‘Get Ready for Summer’ will be supported with presentations from various external and internal partners, including – Public Health England and The Met Office.

The day is aimed at Local Authorities and Voluntary Organisations within Sussex and will provide guidance and training for events which could impact our local communities. The day is divided into various sessions, with an escalating theme on ‘Heat Wave’ and how agencies work together with Local Authorities and the voluntary sector as the situation develops. There are breakout sessions after each presentation, when each table can discuss their thoughts and possible actions and then have the opportunity to feed back to the group as a whole.

Additionally, there will be stands set up to provide written materials to support the presentations and other relevant guidance and contact details.

These events have been well attended in the past and feedback from previous themed events has been very positive. It will be an enjoyable and insightful day and an ideal opportunity for networking and to reinforce the whole ethos of ‘Community Resilience’. A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day.

Tickets can be booked via the website Eventbrite. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact:– Sussex Resilience Forum at email SussexResilienceForum@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Kath Brooks | Community Officer
Community Operations
Communities and Public Protection
West Sussex County Council
County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1XH
Internal: phone 25397 | External: phone 0330 222 5397 |
E-mail: email kathryna.brooks@westsussex.gov.uk

website www.westsussex.gov.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/West-Sussex-Matters

WSCC – Care Recruitment Campaign

Are you friendly, supportive, respectful, dependable, positive and kind?

If the answer is yes, would you consider a job as a care worker?

A recruitment drive is launching in Crawley to find new care workers for various care roles in care homes, in the local community and in people’s homes.

You can work with so many different people, including young adults, older people, those with a physical or learning disability, people receiving end of life care.

Drop-in job events with local care providers are being held in Crawley on:

Saturday 17 June from 10am to 12pm at Northgate Community Centre, Barnfield Road, Northgate, Crawley, RH10 8DS
Thursday 6 July from 3pm to 6pm at Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG
Saturday 15 July from 9.30am to 11.30am at K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, RH11 9BQ.

People are invited to come along for a chat about working in care and to find out what vacancies are available.

If you think you have what it takes, then please come along and find out about the opportunities available for a rewarding job in care.

To find out more see website https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/jobsincare

Eleanor Shipton | Account Assistant
Communications and Engagement Team
West Sussex County Council
County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1XH
Internal: phone 22190 | External: phone 03302 222 190 |
E-mail: email eleanor.shipton@westsussex.gov.uk

website www.westsussex.gov.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/West-Sussex-Matters

Linkedin www.linkedin.com/West-Sussex-County-Council

Worth Park – Worth Park Events

A message from Edwina Livesey

Worth Park Garden – Whats On – 28th May 2017

Dear Resident,

Dig out those old bell bottoms, slap on the salad cream, top up the Tupperware and kick off the sling-backs. It’s time for the Worth Park Vintage Picnic, a celebration of all things 20th century on the 70th birthday of Crawley New Town.

  • Professional dance display with Swingdance UK
  • Learn to dance and join in!
  • Vintage photo booth
  • Lemonade served from a genuine 1954 bus by Crawley Youth Service
  • Vintage craft makes – create a floral picnic centrepiece and a photo frame
  • Baking competition – create a cake to celebrate 70 years of Crawley New Town
  • Gardening workshops
  • 20th century pop music sung by three Crawley choirs
  • Poetry trail – part of Crawley WordFest
  • Croquet and vintage games to play
  • Vintage artefact handling and photo display with Crawley Museum

All free – no need to book.

Delicious home-made cakes, teas, Pimms cocktails and home-made lemonade will be for sale.

Some 70th birthday cakes will be sold in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Why not dress up as your favourite decade? Prizes for the best dressed! Elvis has not yet left the building…

If you’d like to be involved in the baking competition or the planting workshops then please get in touch for more information. Further details to follow.

I very much look forward to seeing you at Worth Park on Sunday May 28th.

Best wishes

Edwina Livesey

phone 01293 438027
phone 07826 917846
email edwina.livesey@crawley.gov.uk
Participation Officer – Worth Park
Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall, The Boulevard
Crawley, RH10 1UZ


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Worth Park – Worth Park Events

A message from Edwina Livesey

Worth Park Garden – Whats On – 11th May 2017

Dear Resident,

This month got off to an excellent start on Sunday at our Dawn Chorus Walk. Not only did we have a record turnout of walkers on a beautiful morning but we have a new species in Worth Park! A firecrest was spotted in the formal gardens – this is a first recorded sighting for Crawley and very unusual in any urban area.

It’s well worth listening out for next time you are over at the park but be warned – firecrests are tiny!

So what else is happening in May? Our highlight this month is the Vintage Picnic on May 28th, when we will be celebrating 70 years of Crawley New Town. Entertainment on offer will include a vintage dancing display and workshops, a baking competition, choirs singing 20th century music, a vintage photo booth, cakes and lemonade, vintage artefacts, a photo display, a poetry trail and vintage arts and crafts. More details soon.

Groups meeting regularly this month include the wonderful and indispensable Gardening Club, who meet every Wednesday, the Worth Park Wanders group, who meet the second Thursday of every month for themed walks, or on the third Thursday for a longer, more energetic health walk, the Montefiore Makers, who meet every Thursday and who are helping to make Victorian costumes for use in our visitor centre and for educational activities, and Stroll and Sketch, who are meeting on Sundays and using the park to get fit and learn to draw at the same time.

Worth Park History Group
We also have a new group starting this month who will be trying to gather together some of the historical information we have been discovering during the project, raising awareness of it and getting it into an accessible format.

The Worth Park History Group will be meeting on May 16th and will be supported by Crawley Museum. One of the things we have discovered as part of our project is that the history of Worth Park is far richer and more complex than we supposed, and it would be wonderful to have your support.

If you can’t come to the meetings but would like to go on the mailing list for news updates then please let me know. People interested in natural history are also welcome to come along as there is a lot of work to be done in terms of recording the many species of plants, trees and wildlife at the park. A poster is attached.

For those of you with children or grandchildren, the theme for our Worth Park Wednesday this coming half term on May 31st will be bees. I’m sorry that we couldn’t run a Worth Park Wednesday over Easter, which was due to staffing issues.

Worth Park Friends have a very interesting programme of activities for this year and their website is full of information – take a look on website worthparkfriends.org . The croquet club are also now out three times a week on the lawns, and are always happy to welcome new players wanting to try out the game. Find out more on website www.crawleycroquetclub.org.uk

11th May Worth Park Wanders: Croquet 10.30am-12.00pm
11th, 18th and 25th May Montefiore Makers 2-4pm
14th 21st and 28th May Stroll and Sketch 10-12 (fully booked)
16th May Worth Park History Group 2-4pm
25th May Worth Park Health Walk 10.30-12.30
28th May Worth Park Vintage Picnic 11.00am-3.00pm
31st May Worth Park Wednesdays: Buzzy Bees 10am-3pm

For more information about these or any other activities at Worth Park, please get in touch. I am now based at Ridleys Court so please drop in if you are passing – it will always be lovely to see you!

Thank you as always for your support for Worth Park.

Best wishes

Edwina Livesey

phone 01293 438027
phone 07826 917846
email edwina.livesey@crawley.gov.uk
Participation Officer – Worth Park
Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall, The Boulevard
Crawley, RH10 1UZ


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Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group – Newsletter

Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Newsletter – Spring 2017 – Newsletter

Join the conversation to share your thoughts and experiences of local care and services direct with us.


Facebook NHSCrawleyCCG
phone 01293 600300 ext 4255
email Public Engagement Manager Gill Carter CCCG.Contactus-crawleyccg@nhs.net
website www.crawleyccg.nhs.uk

Write to our postal address at:

Engagement Team, Crawley CCG,
Lower Ground Floor,
Crawley Hospital,
West Green Drive,
Crawley
RH11 7DH

Fishing at Worth Park Lake

Message forwarded on behalf of Crawley Borough Council in regards to fishing at Worth Park Lake

Fishing at the lake is now managed by Crawley Angling Society. It’s only available to members of the club – we can’t offer day permits.

If you would like to join the club and fish the lake, please visit Jack Frost Tackle in West Green or Tackle Warehouse in Manor Royal, or download an application form from the club website (Membership Renewals 2017). Further details and an information pack are available at website www.crawleyanglingsociety.co.uk

Crawley Angling Society is keen to promote nature conservation and tell their members not to leave litter behind, which endangers wildlife.

If you have any concerns about litter please contact their Head Bailiff Craig Channell on phone 07706 829112 or Club Chairman Lenny Wells on phone 07976 770308. You can also report this to our Head Gardener Sam Worsey at email sam.worsey@crawley.gov.uk or phone 07884 267278.

If you witness any anti-social behaviour including night fishing or poaching please call our Community Wardens on phone 07884 492324.

We look forward to a great partnership with Crawley Angling Society.

apetitio – Meals on Wheels

A message from Rachel Pawley and West Sussex County Council

Welcome to apetito

West Sussex County Council is proud to be working with apetito to support a ‘Meals on Wheels’ delivery service across West Sussex.

Our home meals service ensures that you or your loved ones receive delicious and nutritious meals, delivered every day by our friendly and knowledgeable drivers.

That makes this an ideal choice for those who, for one reason or another, aren’t able to cook for themselves: for instance if they’ve just come out of hospital. And, for your extra peace of mind, we’ll take the contact number of a friend or relative in case we have concerns about a customer’s wellbeing.

Our wide choice of meals… every day
We offer a very varied selection of nutritious main meals and desserts, 7 days a week – 365 days a year, to suit many special dietary requirements, including low fat or salt, gluten free or reduced sugar, vegetarian and vegan.

You’ll see just how wide that selection is from the example of our menu choices attached to this booklet. You can choose from traditional favourites, like cottage pie, beef and roast potatoes, or perhaps spice it up with our delicious chicken curry. Follow that up with one of our many mouthwatering desserts, including classics like apple pie, rhubarb crumble or Bakewell tart.

Because our range of meals is so varied, you’ll be able to personalise your daily choice to meet your own requirements and preferences.

Delivered ready to enjoy
To ensure that they arrive piping hot, all our meals are cooked en-route in our specialist Chefmobil vehicles. If you’d like your meal to be dished up onto a plate, our driver will be happy to help.

When we deliver your hot main meal, for a small extra charge we can bring you a tasty teatime pack too, including a sandwich, pastry and cake or fruit.

Designed especially for you
You can specify exactly the kind of meals you want. For instance, just tell us if you don’t like rice, and we’ll make sure that none of your meals contains rice. And, as well as the special dietary requirements we’ve already mentioned, like low fat or gluten free, we also provide Kosher, African-Caribbean, Asian and Halal options. What’s more, for those who have difficulty swallowing, our award-winning soft and pureed range is the perfect solution.

Ordering…
…as simple as 1,2,3

Step 1
We’ll supply you with a four weekly menu cycle that rotates each week and includes soup, five main meal choices and three dessert choices, including reducing sugar and vegetarian options.

Step 2
Simply select your meal choices for the next week’s delivery on our order form and give it to your delivery driver or, if you prefer, just call us with your order.

And don’t forget, our drivers are always happy to help with your orders. If you’d rather have a soup to start instead of a dessert that’s fine and, for just £1 extra, we can make it three courses: soup, a main course and a dessert.

Step 3
Your meals will arrive at lunchtime and, while we can deliver 365 days a year, you can choose how often you’d like your meals. It’s as easy as that. And, if you need help making your choice, just call us on phone 0800 084 3830.

Please see the brochure below for further details:

What next?
To sign yourself or your relative up to our hot meals
service, simply call us on phone 0800 084 3830
or visit website www.mealsonwheels.info

Kind Regards

Rachel Pawley
Field Marketer
Services

email rachel.pawley@apetito.co.uk
Telephone: phone 01903 718893
Mobile: phone 07540 127390
apetito Ltd, Office 1
Robert House
C/o R T Page & Son
Unit R
Rudford Industrial Estate, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0BF United Kingdom

website https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/

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WSCC – Household Waste Recycling Charges

Changes to West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs)

Starting 1st October 2016
– published here / now, due to repeated requests for this information –

Increased demand for essential services, coupled with reduced government funding, means we need to reduce our spending in other areas. Changes at West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) will help us make critical savings while still maintaining a comprehensive service for residents.

website www.recycleforwestsussex.org/changes

If you need this information in
another format then please email
email wastes.servicescontracts@westsussex.gov.uk
or telephone
phone 01243 642106

website https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/

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