Update on Grass Cutting

This message forwarded on behalf of Crawley Borough Council regarding work carried out by the Network Services Team.

Dear Crawley Resident

The Neighbourhood Services Team has been busy every day since the start of the pandemic. They team has taken care of essential maintenance work such as litter picking, dog and litter bin emptying, fly-tip removal, graffiti and responded to any urgent grounds maintenance requests. They have also been vital in supporting the council’s emergency response at the food distribution hub at K2 Crawley, delivered thousands of leaflets across the borough, assisted the council’s waste contractor, Biffa, with bulky collections and bin deliveries and assisted the Housing Cleansing Team. Other non-essential grounds maintenance work such as grass cutting was temporarily stopped to adhere to the Government’s guidelines (i.e. grass cutting was not essential work) and to support our emergency response efforts.

On Tuesday 26 May, the teams switched from their emergency response teams back into their Patch Teams so they can continue the essential maintenance work (listed above) and begin the unenviable task of tackling the two million square metres of neighbourhood grass cutting. The grass needs to be attended to now; if it grows any more our machinery won’t be able to cut it.

The teams are currently cutting in various neighbourhoods across the town. The work will take longer than normal due to the sheer volume of grass that needs cutting and the additional safety measures and different work methods that have been introduced to protect the staff and the residents they serve. The finished quality of cut will be below the normal standard for a while; the teams are doing the best job they can in very difficult circumstances, so we appreciate your understanding at this time.

There has been a fair number of positive comments on social media and emails into the council regarding the wildflowers in roadside verges. Whilst there is growing support for wildflower areas there is a larger contingent of residents who continue to request that verges are cut. We will hopefully continue our work next winter/spring season, expanding the number of wildflower areas in places where it is appropriate.


CORONAVIRUS – WASH YOUR HANDS MORE OFTEN FOR 20 SECONDS Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you: • Get home or into work • Blow your nose, sneeze or cough • Eat or handle food

Crawley Wellbeing

This message forwarded on behalf of Crawley Borough Council regarding Crawley Wellbeing and the services they are providing.

Dear Crawley Resident

Crawley Wellbeing, part of Crawley Borough Council, are a Health and Wellbeing provision that offers support and signposting to residents of Crawley. Throughout COVID-19, we are offering telephone and online support, with areas offered including: nutrition, weight management, alcohol, exercise, smoking cessation, low mood, sleep and general wellbeing.
If you feel you would benefit from any of our services and for more information please contact us.

Image To contact us please call us on 01293 585317/01293 585350 – we are not in the office at the moment but we can still answer the phones. If we do not answer, please do not leave a message but keep trying to reach us.
Image wellbeing@crawley.gov.uk – if you can’t get hold of us on the phone, please feel free to email and we will reply as soon as we can.
Image crawleywellbeing.org.uk – all our information will be on here and will be updated regularly.
Image facebook.com/crawleychange4life – we are planning some live posts to keep you active and engaged with your continued health and wellbeing. Please check regularly and leave your comments on how you think we are doing; we will react to new ideas where we can.

We realise that this is a really difficult time for everyone but we want you to know that we are here to support you. Please check our websites and our Facebook page and get in touch if you need us.
Kind regards

The Crawley Wellbeing Team

Kathryn Ripley
Community Development Manager
Crawley Borough Council

phone 01293 438633 / 07833 083700
website www.crawley.gov.uk
Facebook facebook.com/kathrynripley.communitydevelopment/


CORONAVIRUS – WASH YOUR HANDS MORE OFTEN FOR 20 SECONDS Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you: • Get home or into work • Blow your nose, sneeze or cough • Eat or handle food

Creative writing workshop for mums with young children

FREE creative writing workshop for mums with young children

With Anna Jefferson

On National Writing Day, a creative writing workshop aimed at mothers of young children. This is an opportunity to chat about the challenges and triumphs of motherhood with other women, using personal experiences as the springboard to writing creatively. The one-off workshop is aimed at writers of all abilities.

The session will be led by playwright and author Anna Jefferson. Anna has written for stage and screen since 2005. Having grown up in rural Lincolnshire, her work draws on her abiding love of northern England, its people and humour. Anna is founder and co-director of Broken Leg Theatre. She has written and toured five plays, having most recently co-written Three Generations of Women, which toured nationally to critical acclaim.

Her first novel, You Can Take Her Home Now, about the first year of parenting set against a backdrop of growing up in 90s Lincolnshire, is due for publication in in February 2020 with Orion. Anna’s second book is due for publication in later that year.

Date/Time: 26 June 2019 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Price: FREE – email email hello@newwritingsouth.com to reserve your place

Venue: 12-13 Queens Square, Crawley.

Lifeline Free 13 Week Trial

A message from Crawley Borough Council

We thought you would like to know that Crawley Borough Council can proudly say that it has been providing the Lifeline service for 30 years now, through the highs and lows of the economic cycle; it is good to have positive news to share with you.

Please see below our annual newsletter, please be aware that for a limited time you can receive the service for 13 weeks free of charge for any reason e.g. fear of crime, health concerns, safety issues.

We also like doing talks and having stalls at events, so if you are involved with an event and think it would be appropriate to have us along please get in touch email lifeline@crawley.gov.uk

Kind regards

Charlotte and Kristy

Charlotte Hassam and Kristy Ley
Lifeline Services Manager

Tel: phone 01293 438 487
Mob: phone 07792 218 055
website www.crawley.gov.uk/lifeline
Kristy – Mon-Wed 8.30am-5pm
Charlotte – Thu-Fri 8.30am – 5pm

Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
RH10 1UZ
website www.crawley.gov.uk

Volunteer gardeners needed

A message from Crawley Borough Council

Volunteer gardeners needed

Can you spare a few hours a week to keep Crawley Hospital looking bright and friendly?

We are looking for willing volunteers who can help to maintain the window boxes and the ‘Jim Smith Memorial Garden’.

Tasks will include:

  • Watering
  • Sweeping
  • Weeding
  • Tidying
  • Planting

People who are ill can greatly benefit from positive and natural surroundings as well as the wellbeing of staff, carers, family and friends.

If you think you would be interested then please contact:
email lmarginson@aol.com
phone 01293 438444
website www.crawley.gov.uk/dfc

Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
RH10 1UZ
phone 01293 438444
email claire.stark@crawley.gov.uk
website www.crawley.gov.uk

Collective Energy Switching

A message from Crawley Borough Council

Collective Energy Switch scheme
The Council and iChoosr are celebrating their third anniversary offering residents a hassle free way to switch and save without the need to understand or compare fuel tariffs. With your help, we have encouraged over three thousand residents to switch, helping reduce fuel poverty in Crawley. But there are plenty more to convince and it is those households that would benefit the most.

Help us to spread the word by the 13th February
If you use Facebook please simply click on our Facebook Facebook post and click share. The more people that register the better the offer!
Or share this link to our webpage: website Crawley Borough Council Collective Energy Switching

Free home energy visits and over the phone advice
The council also provides energy advice including information about grants and offers free home energy visits. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this service please encourage them to contact me on phone 01293 438444. More details can be found at website www.crawley.gov.uk/energy

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Claire Stark
Sustainability Officer
Sustainability Team
Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
RH10 1UZ
phone 01293 438444
email claire.stark@crawley.gov.uk
website www.crawley.gov.uk

Crawley – The BIG Seven-0

Crawley
BIG Seven-0 Festival

Celebrating the New Town’s 70th birthday
Saturday 25th November 2017

Winter Carnival Parade
1.30pm to 2.30pm
a colourful carnival parade, featuring local artists, bands and
community groups, starting from queensway to the broadway
then the historic high street before finishing in memorial gardens.

music, dance and food festival
memorial gardens 1.30pm to 5.45pm
a stage programme reflecting the diversity of crawley,
headlined by world-renowned ed sheeran tribute act jack shepherd.

lights and fireworks finale
memorial gardens 5.45pm to 6.15pm
magical lighting and a firework display in memorial gardens
bring the celebrations to an exciting end.

for further information please contact:

Cohesion Plus phone01474 369329
Same Sky phone01273 571106
Crawley Borough Council phone01293 438156
website www.crawleybigseven0.co.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

River Learning Project Community

A message from Jeredyne Stanley
River Learning Project Community (LPC)

Rivers LPC works towards empowering women to take up new challenges in life. The charity supports women who are socially excluded, not able to find assistance from other organisations or need help without the involvement of formal authorities.

The Rivers Peer Support Award aims to empower women, so that they can become stronger.

This will be done as we aim to:

  • Break down barriers so women from different background will get together
  • Identify women who need further life enhancing skills to make a difference
  • Create role models in some of the diverse and isolated communities
  • Support the opportunities with training, development and growth for less experienced individuals
  • Develop professional skills in the process of volunteering
  • Offer the chance to share knowledge and experience and gain satisfaction from encouraging, supporting and guiding other women to achieve their goals

We shall achieve this by providing training and learning which will support excluded
women to develop personally.

Below is a poster for you use to support Rivers LPC in promoting this scheme as offering opportunities to the women in Crawley and surrounding areas.

Please check the website for more information.

website www.riverslpc.org.uk/support-award/
or the Facebook page
Facebook www.facebook.com/RiversLPC

Kind regards,
Jeredyne
Jeredyne Stanley
Director
Rivers LPC
Tel: phone 07539 995328
website www.riverslpc.org.uk