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
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
RH10 1UZ
phone 01293 438444
email claire.stark@crawley.gov.uk
website www.crawley.gov.uk

Crawley – The BIG Seven-0

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 Stanley
Rivers LPC
Tel: phone 07539 995328
website www.riverslpc.org.uk

Crawley Observer – New Museum

New Museum faces another ‘rather frustrating’ delay
21st December 2016 – Crawley Observer
website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

By Karen Dunn
email karen.dunn@jpress.co.uk
phone 01403 751279

The latest delay in the development of the town’s new museum has been described as “rather frustrating” by the curator.

Members of Crawley Museum Society had hoped building work at The Tree, on the corner of London Road and The Boulevard, would be completed in September, allowing them to start fitting out their new home.

In a letter to people who had volunteered to help out once the museum was open, Helen Poole said: “Unfortunately, as so often happens in projects of this size, the timescale has slipped.

“It is now almost certain that we shan’t be on site until next spring and only then can we start installing the next phase, which focuses on the displays.”

She told the volunteers: The upshot is that we can’t start the training until much later than we had originally planned, which is rather frustrating all round.”

The museum had been housed in tiny premises in Goffs Park House, Old Horsham Road, but a move to The Tree had been planned for a number of years.

The move was made possible thanks to a £1.15 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and €£763,000 from Crawley Borough Council. As for the work itself, the Grade II listed building is being refurbished by Crawley-based RDjW Architects, Stoneham Construction Ltd and historic buildings consultants Oxley Conservation.

They may not be able to move in just y€et, but the museum team is not wasting any time, Artefacts are being carefully wrapped and boxed and some careful planning had to be done to ensure their prize exhibit a 1903 Rex Forecar – would fit into its new home.

Helen was assigned as curator on a two-year contract. That was eight years ago and her enthusiasm has not waned.

She said: “My hope is the museum will be very much part of people’s normal thinking about Crawley, the same way that The Hawth is. Our aim is to make something Crawley will be proud of.”

The Tree has stood in the centre of Crawley for more than 700 years and has seen generations of townsfolk come and go.

It has been used as a private home, office, rent office and many other things in between. Once the work is finished and the exhibits are in pace, the museum should be open each week from Wednesday to Sunday.

If you would like to volunteer, email email volunteers@crawleymuseums.org

Friends of Tilgate Park Meeting

A Message from John Dale regarding the next Friends of Tilgate Park Meeting

Dear All,

The next friends of Tilgate Park meeting due to take place on Tuesday 22nd November in the Civic Hall from 6pm.


Please note this meeting is open to all residents of Crawley and beyond who are interested in being part of a friends of Tilgate Park group.

Many thanks
John Dale
Community Development Officer

phone tel (01293) 438188
email facilities@crawley.gov.uk

Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ

website www.crawley.gov.uk
phone tel (01293) 438000
fax fax (01293) 511803
Facebook www.facebook.com/crawleycouncil

Useful Information – Crawley Borough Council

Abandoned Shopping Trolleys


The following information – taken from Crawley Borough Council’s webpage outlines the best and quickest way to get shopping trolleys removed.

Trolleywise are a professional trolley retrieval service who have been appointed to pick up trolleys in Crawley on behalf of: Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys

To report an abandoned trolley from one of these retailers you can email email Trolleywise directly or call Free phone phone 0800 3161241 stating the location of the trolley.

You could also download the free Trolleywise App this is available for iphone or Android devices.

This app enables people to report an abandoned supermarket trolley cluttering up a street or road by taking a photo and then GPS signal will give its exact location.

Please be careful out there – photographs of abandoned trolleys should only be taken if it is safe and legal to do so.

If an abandoned trolley is not from Tesco, Asda or Sainsbury’s please report it to the store directly:

B&Q phone 01293 611651
Co-op phone 01293 552624
Homebase phone 03456 407087
Iceland phone 01633 892392
Lidl phone 0870 4441234
Marks and Spencer phone 01293 549061
Matalan phone 0845 3303330
Morrisons phone 01293 831649
Wilko phone 01293 515593

Online Reporting
Just a reminder that there are various online reporting links to help you report problems in the public realm, such as fly-tipping, litter, overgrown shrub beds, tree problems, abandoned shopping trolleys etc.

This link is useful for reporting problems: website www.crawley.gov.uk/reportaproblem.

This is the quickest way to get a problem reported and is likely to get resolved fastest too – simply because it will end up with the correct person, ready to deal with the issue straight-away.

Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ

website www.crawley.gov.uk
phone tel (01293) 438000
fax fax (01293) 511803
Facebook www.facebook.com/crawleycouncil

Crawley Interfaith Network

Crawley Interfaith Network
Promoting Mutual Respect and Understanding

An Evening of Sufi Poetry, Music & Dance.

Come Come Who Ever You are, Come. (RUMI)

Rejuvenate your body, mind, heart & soul

Date: Friday 25th September 2015
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Venue: St Barnabas’ Church Hall, Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley, RH10 7DY

For further details please contact:
Iyad Daoud

email: email contact@crawleyinterfaith.net
Tel: phone 01293 883372
CIFN Web Site: website www.crawleyinterfaith.net

CIFN: Gratefully Supported by Crawley Borough Council and Longley Trust