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Keeping Crawley Open House open

September 2nd, 2018 · No Comments · Life, Politics

There was a bit of a shock in the West Sussex county council’s new forward plan when it was published this week. The wording is all quite bland and might not sound like much, but the implications are that several services in the county will not be able to afford to continue, including the Crawley […]

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Gaza Appeal

January 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Gaza Appeal · Life

The already lengthy list of the ways skuds.org is different to the BBC grows by one more item:  this is the appeal the BBC refuse to show. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video (Film by the Disasters Emergency Committee)

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Young Turks

December 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Music

Sunday evening I went down to the Bar Med in Crawley, where the young people of the town were organising, playing at and going to see a charity concert.  Although I am far from young myself, they did need some volunteer responsible adults for the event and I managed to pass as a responsible adult […]

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The Kids Are Alright

November 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Life, Music

Apparently half the population thinks that children in the UK behave like animals.  To give a bit of balance, here are three groups of youngsters who show that the ‘feral’ stereotype is not applicable:

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Slavery

August 24th, 2007 · Comments Off on Slavery · Life

Its 200 years since the abolition of slavery – but about a month since I was sold into slavery myself. Not that it has had much of an impact on my lifestyle. It was all Jayne’s idea. She decided it would be a good idea to have an auction at the Broadfield Community Centre fete […]

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Lloyds TSB

August 9th, 2007 · Comments Off on Lloyds TSB · Life

Poor old Lloyds TSB are going through a bit of a rough time at the moment, and staff must be feeling a bit vulnerable, so that makes it all the more impressive that a crowd of Lloyds TSB staff in Crawley gave up a day this week to go along to the Broadfield Community Centre […]

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Broadfield Community Centre

June 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Broadfield Community Centre · Politics

I have been clearing out the huge pile of old newspapers for recycling, and having a quick look through them before throwing them out. In an old copy of the Crawley News I found a story which annoyed me at the time (May 30th) but for some reason I never actually wrote anything about it. […]

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Enquiry from the press

October 24th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Life, Politics

I had a very strange phone call the other day. It was a chap from a local paper asking me if I knew why Councillor Alan Quirk had resigned from the management committee of the Broadfield Youth & Community Centre. On the face of it a reasonable question, but I have not been involved in […]

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2 grand better off

December 11th, 2005 · Comments Off on 2 grand better off · Life

Last night Jayne went to a dinner at the Gatwick Manor for a charity awards event. It was the culmination of a campaign run by one of the local papers (The Crawley Observer) and a local employer (Barclaycard). Over the weeks they have been publishing stories about local charities and then inviting readers to vote […]

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Charity Goats

December 5th, 2005 · Comments Off on Charity Goats · Life

We got a card from my sister the other day, via Oxfam, saying how she had bought a goat for someone in Uganda as a Christmas present for us. Today I had an email from her saying that it is actually a pair of goats but she got an ‘out of stock’ report for the […]

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