I may have neglected to mention it, but am a candidate in this year’s council elections so if anybody reading this lives in Maidenbower and fancies annoying the Tories then pop down to the polling station on Thursday and put a big kiss against my name.
Entries Tagged as 'Maidenbower'
May 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Politics
There has long been a light-hearted debate about whether the Maidenbower neighbourhood in Crawley is a village or an estate ((its an estate)) but now the BBC seem to be saying that Crawley itself is a village according to this story.
September 28th, 2006 · No Comments · Life
On Saturday the family made its annual visit to Maidenbower for the Crawley Campaign Against Racism's International Party. This year is the 30th anniversary of the organisation, and I suppose it has to be counted as a success. A couple of speakers referred to the fact that Crawley has well-integrated ethnic minorities with no ghettos [...]
The other day Antonia wrote about some statistics released by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, with particular emphasis (obviously) on how they apply to Oxford. Just as obviously I could not resist looking them up to see how the JRF think we are doing in Crawley. It is worth mentioning something first about how the figures [...]
August 12th, 2005 · No Comments · Politics
We were going through some stuff tonight and found a couple of leaflets from May’s elections, when Jayne stood with Eugene from Big Brother against Henry Smith in Pound Hill, Maidenbower and Worth (Tory Central for those who don’t know Crawley) I have told her to put one on eBay for a laugh. It would [...]
August 10th, 2005 · No Comments · Life
I was reading this article by Jonathan Glancey about Prescott’s scheme for affordable housing. Most of it was what you would expect, but one phrase just jumped out and smacked me between the eyes: Not that it matters much in the catalogue world of Train Window Housing, designed to look the same on greenfields, brownfields [...]
March 1st, 2005 · No Comments · Life, Politics
Last week Jayne and the kids were trying to buy some of those anti-racism wristbands. Every sports shop in Crawley had the same story: as soon as they get any in they sell out straight away. It seems to me that has to be an encouraging sign that plenty of people are concerned about racism [...]