Volunteers Needed – Worth Park Gardens

A message from Edwina Livesey

Dear Worth Park Volunteer,

You may have noticed that we have laid turf down in the wide central area of the park and are creating new flowerbeds there.

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At the end of the month Sam is taking delivery of a large lorry load of plants to go in here and would really appreciate your help in getting them bedded in! It would be wonderful if they could be planted in time for our event on April 9th so our visitors can enjoy them.

email sam.worsey@crawley.gov.uk

CBC Sam Worsey

Sam would appreciate your help on any day you can manage week commencing April 4th. Could you let him know directly when you might be able to help please (email above) as I am on annual leave until 6th April. Any time you can manage however short will be warmly appreciated. All ages are welcome and all tools will be provided.

Have a lovely Easter and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Best wishes

Edwina

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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Carers Support Group at the Apple Tree Centre

Dear All,

Gurjar Hindu Union (GHU) Ltd

  • Do you look after someone who could not manage without your help and support?
  • Are you looking after a partner, relative, child, neighbour or friend who has a long term illness or condition, is disabled or maybe frail?

Then you are a Carer and we are here to signpost you to appropriate services

Carers Support Group ATC April 1st

Please find attached invitation to a Carers Group Session that is scheduled for the 1st April at the Apple Tree Centre In Crawley – 11am until 12.30pm – Doors open 10.30am

Apple Tree Centre, Ifield Avenue, Crawley RH11 0AF

Further meetings in 2016
Friday June 3rd; Friday August 5th; and Friday October 7th

Come and meet representatives from Service Providers including Alzheimer’s Society, Carers Support West Sussex, Age UK, West Sussex County Council, Diabetes UK etc.

For further information call Project co-ordinator Koki Patel
phone 07950 245715
email patelkoki@hotmail.co.uk

Message originally forwarded by Agnieszka Tworkowska
phone 01293 600300 ext. 3965
email agnieszka.tworkowska@nhs.net

Engagement Officer
Crawley & Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs
Lower Ground Floor Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive
Crawley, RH11 7DH

Crawley News – Milton Mount Flats

Holes Drilled in Petrol Tanks as Vandals Strike
Fed up residents call for action after car park attacks increase
23rd March 2016 – Crawley News


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Chris Ballinger
email chris.ballinger@crawleynews.co.uk

ANGRY residents living on the doorstep of a Crawley beauty spot are calling for extra security after vandals smashed car windows, broke into garages and drilled through petrol tanks in a spate of attacks.

People living in Milton Mount flats have become targets for vandalism and in particular for fuel thefts and they are calling for more CCTV to be installed to make the area safer.

Since December there has been a spate of attacks on vehicles parked outside the block in Worth Park, Pound Hill. The latest was sometime between Thursday and Friday last week when a hole was drilled in a vehicle’s petrol tank.

Shazney Woodjetts and her husband Daniel were left with a £600 bill to fix their Renault Megane when it was vandalised overnight on February 23.

Mrs Woodjetts said: “We were victims to this evil act when they drilled right through the tank of our car which we have only had for just under a year.

Repairs

“There was £30 to £40 petrol in the tank andwe had to pay £632 for repairs. It meant we were without a car for two weeks.

“That money was to pay for our water bills and TV licence which are both due in April and also for family days out with our little boy Some selfish lowlife has taken all that away”

The couple had parked their car in one of the bays at the top of the car park when it was targeted. There have been six known fuel thefts and one resident living in the block urged people to be vigilant, by creating a warning poster which was stuck up in the main entrance to the flats.

Fuel Tank

‘Evil Act’: Shazney Woodjetts’ Renault Meganne had a hole drilled into its petrol tank

Other worrying incidents have included break-ins at the garage block in the car park, where a child’s bicycle was stolen, and vehicles’ windows have been smashed.

The driver’s side rear window of Terri-Ann Defeo’s car was smashed by a vandal at the end of last month.

Miss Defeo said: “It all seems for nothing because there wasn’t anything in the car to be taken. “We were parked in a place where we could see the car from our flat. “Unfortunately there is not really anywhere else to park especially having a young child,” she said.

CCTV

Residents have raised concerns to Crawley Borough Council. And, as the vast majority of attacks have occurred overnight, have asked for CCTV to be installed in the car park.

Locals hope that camera coverage will act as a deterrent. They have been told this is not financially viable and instead more lighting could be put in the area.

However residents don’t believe this will make a difference because one car had its petrol tank drilled when parked underneath a lamppost.

Kevan McCarthy Crawley borough councillor for Pound Hill North and also chair of the Pound Hill North Residents Association, said he is “concerned” by the attacks and he has vowed to investigate.

Cllr McCarthy said: “It is worrying to hear. This is an easily accessible location. “So whoever is doing this could be heading there from the Balcombe Road rather than necessarily being in the area themselves. I will enquire to the council about what can be done and also contact Sussex Police.”

Crawley Borough Council was contacted for a comment but had not responded by the time the Crawley News went to press.

Have you been affected by the incidents? Email email editor@crawleynews.co.uk

Austism Support Day at Manor Green College

A message on behalf of Samantha Bryant – Manor Green College.

Dear All,

We would like to invite everyone to our Free Autism Support Day on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 between 10am to 4pm (Doors open at 9:45am)
at
Manor Green College,
Lady Margaret Road,
Ifield,
Crawley,
RH11 ODX

Autism Support Day on 3.5.16 v2

Please see poster (above) giving details of the presentations/workshops that will be available during the day. Information Stands will be available for the full day.

Please pre-book your place on any of the workshops or 1:1 surgeries by calling phone 01293 582111 or phone 01293 520351

Limited crèche spaces available – Ploughman’s lunch for £3 please ring in advance to book.

Kind regards

Samantha Bryant

P.A. to the Headteacher/Clerk to Governors

Message originally forwarded by Agnieszka Tworkowska
phone 01293 600300 ext. 3965
email agnieszka.tworkowska@nhs.net

Engagement Officer
Crawley & Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs
Lower Ground Floor Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive
Crawley, RH11 7DH

Worth Park Gardens – Wildlife Day at Worth Park Lake

A message from Edwina Livesey

Dear all,

The sun is shining and spring is in the air – and where better to enjoy this than Worth Park Lake with its trees, wildlife and plants all bursting with new life. And on April 9th we’ll be celebrating the spring season with a special day out for all the family – Wildlife Day at Worth Park Lake.

There will be a range of trails and activities for everyone to enjoy, including wildlife trails to follow, wildflower planting and bugs to discover.

Get creative and have a go at sketching, making a bird from willow and feathers or even helping to build a giant nest! All of the activities are free and there is no need to book. Delicious home-made refreshments will be available for a modest charge, courtesy of the 7th Crawley Beavers.

I’ve attached a poster for the day and look forward to seeing you there! Just drop me a line if you need any further information. Please note that the wildflower planting will be at 10.00am.

Have a lovely Easter

Edwina

Wildlife Fun Day Poster

Visit website www.crawley.gov.uk/worthpark for up-to-date details.

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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