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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website www.crawley.gov.uk/worthpark

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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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email worthpark@crawley.gov.uk
website www.crawley.gov.uk/worthpark

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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,
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.

…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

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/


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/


Armed Forces Champion

A message from Pav Randhawa

Dear All

Would you like to know more about the Armed Forces and become a Champion for serving personnel, veterans, their immediate families or carers who may need our services?

The Sussex Armed Forces Network is running a further session of its award winning Champions Training. It is designed for people who are interested in helping services across Sussex to become more Armed Forces, veteran, their immediate family or carer focused but who have little previous experience of the Armed Forces.

It is even more important for organisations to raise their awareness with the inclusion of the Armed Forces community in the NHS Constitution and the Health and Social Care Act.

Please see the poster below for more information.

Should you require any further details, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many Thanks

Pav Randhawa
Community Development Officer
Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall, The Boulevard
Crawley, RH10 1UZ
phone 01293 438441
phone 07772 899452
email pav.randhawa@crawley.gov.uk
website www.crawley.gov.uk
Work: Tuesday to Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm

Crawley Observer – Radford Road

Outrage as ‘historic’ tree get the chop
22nd February 2017 – Crawley Observer

website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

By James Oxenham
email crawleyobserver@jpress.co.uk
phone 01403 751200

Residents have spoken of their fury after ‘historic’ trees were felled in a Crawley road.

People living in Radford Road woke on Saturday, February 11, to find workmen ripping up trees on land behind the Parsons Pig pub.

Rita Fletcher, who lives in the road with her mother Mireya, believed the trees were 300 – 400 years old. She said: “It’s an absolute disaster. The neighbours are really cross. “My mother who is 96 years old is absolutely distraught about the whole thing. “It has completely transformed the view from our lounge window.”

Residents protest against the tree felling

Neighbour Jacquie Colad agreed” She said: “It is just unbelievable. They have just lifted the whole lot and it looks like a bomb has gone off.”

Chris Jenkins has lived in the area for more than 14 years. He said: “It is totally outrageous. It’s destroyed the visual amenity at the front of our house.”

Crawley MP Henry Smith was concerned by the felling and asked Crawley Borough Council to look into the matter.

He said: “It’s important to protect Crawley’s natural environment, particularly sections of ancient woodland.’

A council spokesman said none of the trees had protection orders.

The trees have been removed by Febo Designs as it looks to extend the pub. Alfredo Fornieles, of Febo Designs, said: The purpose of the clearance is to enhance and to provide a safe amenity space for members of the public enjoying the facilities of the pub.

“I believe six mature trees were felled. One ash, four oaks and a yew tree. The rest of the clearance relates to understory shrubs and vegetation.

“According to our arboriculturalist none of the felled trees were 400 years old. The yew tree, adjacent to the north side of the hotel building, had a live crown but also had extreme hardwood decay and hollowing which meant that the tree condition presented a foreseeable risk of failure.”

He added a planning application would be submitted for the extension and include a new tree planting scheme.

Crawley Observer – Gatwick News

Anti-Airport expansion group to hold meeting
15th February 2017 – Crawley Observer

website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

By Staff Reporter
email crawleyobserver@jpress.co.uk
phone 01403 751200

Representatives from Gatwick Airport and the Civil Aviation Authority will be guest speakers at the AGM of a campaign group opposed to Gatwick Airport expansion.

Sally Pavey from CAGNE (Communities Against Gatwick Noise Emissions) said: “We hope that as many residents from West Sussex and Surrey attend as changes in airspace, that already – affect them and those proposed to make the sky more efficient offers little hope for communities around Gatwick.”

She added: “It is about time that residents were put first over aviation and airport profits and greater emphasis was placed on communities quality of life and health compared to exporting more people out of the UK on budget airlines when the price is too great to communities quality of life and health.”

The meeting will take place on March 3 at Warnham Village Hall. Doors open 2pm.

CAGNE contact details:

email cagnegatwick@gmail.com
website cagne.org
Facebook www.facebook.com/Gatwickcagne

Crawley Observer – Worth Park Gardens

Awards hightlight ‘conservation, restoration and good design’
Campaign ‘to preserve, improve and encourage the appreciation of the architectural and natural landscape’
15th February 2017 – Crawley Observer

website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

By Staff Reporter
email crawleyobserver@jpress.co.uk
phone 01403 751200

Recognised as the most prestigious architectural and conservation programme in East and West Sussex and Brighton and Hove, the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards has launched its scheme for 2017.

Worth Park after the restoration, Photo by Ryan Wicks, courtesy of Sussex Heritage

Launched at UTC@Harbourside, Newhaven, on Thursday February 9, the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards called for entries from high quality conservation, restoration and good design of newly built projects.

The UTC@Hartourside was a 2016 winner in the Public and Community cat€gory one of the nine categories available to enter.

The 2016 Award judges said of the project: “An outstanding regeneration project of high architectural quality and local historical significance”.

Other 2016 winners ranged from the Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue in Hove to the former Chicheser District Museum renovated into apartments and a brand-new scheme for a primary school in Barns Gr€en.

It was said of the Barns Green award: ‘A brand-new primary school, to bring together two existing sites, to create five classroom space€s, a main hall, community room and school administrators facility.

‘The mass of the school was carefully considered to sit as comfortably and unobtrusively as possible within its semi-rural-setting, surrounded by two-storey housing.”

The judges said: “Beautifully designed school, in an elegant setting which fits well in its location. “The curved line of the extend wall gave a feeling of harmony, along with the open and spacious feeling inside the building.”

The 2017 awards launch event was sponsored by Harvey’s Brewery a longstanding supporter of the Sussex Heritage Trust Often ‘cited as ‘Sussex’s Brewing Heritage Harvey’s Brewery has been supplying beers, wines and spirits to the people of Sussex and its adjoining counties since the 18th century.

Sussex heritage trust chairman, Dr John Godfrey DL, told invited guests at the launch: “2017 marks an important year for the Sussex Heritage Trust, being the 40th anniversary of the Trust” which was founded in 1977.

‘With the help of Harvey’s Brewery we are delighted to again launch the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards, which highlights the important work of the Trust ‘to preserve, improve and encourage the appreciation of the architectural and natural landscape of Sussex.”

The winners of the 2017 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards will be announced on Thursday 6 July 2017 at 12.30pm at Pangdean Old Barn, London Road, Pyecombe and presented by the President of Sussex Heritage Trust” The Rt Hon Lord Egremont DL.

For more information or an entry pack contact the Sussex Heritage Trust office on phone 01243 576524 or email info@sussexheritagetrust.com

Keep in touch:

Facebook SussexHeritageTrust
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website www.sussexheritagetrust.com

Sussex Heritage Trust is a registered charity established in 1977 to pneserve, improve and encourage the appreciation of the architectural and natural landscape of Sussex.

A wide variety of projects have received Awards over the years. For a full list of award winners in 2016 visit website www.sussexheritagetrust.com.

There are nine categories of Awards.
The winners receive a hand-crafted slate plaque to be attached to the building.
The judging team usually comprise a Sussex Heritage Trust Trustee, a professional in the appropriate field and a ‘lay person’ to ensure a balanced view.

Sponsors include: Gatwick Airport Ltd, Adams & Remers, Covers Timber & Builders Merchants, Expert Insurance Group, Harveys Brewery, Hanbury Properties, The lan Askew Charitable Trust, The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, Lawson Commercial, Parker Dann, Pilbeam Construction, The Hans & Marit Rausing Charitable Trust” R W Armstrong, Savills (UK) Limited Tilleys Stonemasons, Toovey’s Antique and Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers, Proteus Packaging and the awards media partner Sussex Newspapers.

‘A challenging conservation project providing real benefit to the community’

Highly commended in last year’s Sussex Heritage Trust awards was Worth Park and Ridleys Court, Pound Hill, Crawley.

It was said of the commendation: “The gardens and former stables buildings underwent an extensive restoration after a successful Heritage lottery Fund bid. “Established in 1840 the
Montefiore Family had a large house built with gardens by James Pulham and Son.

“Elements of the garden are now listed and work was undertaken to restore key features after long-term neglect.”

The judges said:’A challenging conservation project done with love and care. ” A real benefit to the community, and a historic environment restored.’

Architect Kaner Olette Architects and Allen Scott Landscape