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Entries Tagged as 'Southgate'

Can’t stand me now

September 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Politics

The required number of Southgate voters have called for an election and so there will be a byelection on October 9th. Which is a shame. Southgate was the first place in Crawley where I lived, and where I usually find myself on election days doing knocking up so I might have fancied putting my name […]

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Another one bites the dust

September 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Politics

It appears that Crawley is now a UKIP-free zone, as our only UKIP councillor resigned on Friday. To be honest, it doesn’t sound like it will make a big difference as he was rarely spotted in the town hall. I suppose he should be congratulated on doing the right thing, eventually. Having spent several years […]

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April 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

In this week’s Crawley Observer there was a letter following up last week’s story about the proposed demolition of the old cinema in Brighton Road.  I had meant to make some comment on the story at the time and just never got round to it, but not because of the cinema.

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West Crawley County Local Committee

January 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Politics

The next meeting of the West Crawley County Local Committee is to be held on Wednesday, 24th January at 7:00pm. This committee covers (if I remember rightly) Broadfield, Bewbush, Gossops Green, Ifield, Langley Green, West Green and Southgate. The venue is the Holy Trinity School 6th form centre, Buckswood Drive, Gossops Green. There is a […]

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Child poverty in Crawley

August 17th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Politics

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 […]

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Postal votes confusion

April 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on Postal votes confusion · Politics

This is an example of a postal vote ballot form, correctly delivered (and correctly filled out). It could be a bit of a rarity in Crawley. Its also proof that I did vote for the Mrs. Apparently there have been reports of postal votes being sent out with no ballot paper in, two ballot papers […]

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April 12th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Life

A new planning application in the High Street, has some implications for Broadfield’s shops. The owners of the building Iceland is in want to turn it into a bar or club. This means that anyone who wants to go there for bulk buying of frozen food will be coming down to Broadfield. The thing is, […]

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Unite against fascists – some signs of life!

April 12th, 2006 · Comments Off on Unite against fascists – some signs of life! · Politics

I had a phone call this evening from a member of the Crawley Campaign Against Racism. Because of his position there, he often gets delivered stuff intended for the UAF and usually calls me about it. I thought this was going to be another of those phone calls, but it wasn’t.

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Campaigning in earnest

March 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on Campaigning in earnest · Politics

We had a great campaigning event today. There must have been 30 people at the community centre in Broadfield. We sent a couple of groups out to Ifield and Southgate, but sent even more out in Broadfield. A few members from other towns which do not have elections came along as well, and its always […]

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October 8th, 2005 · Comments Off on Wensleydale · Life

No, not another Wallace & Gromit reference. Wensleydale is one of my favourite little corners of Crawley. Before the town was build there was a lot of forest around here, and when clearing the land for building, parts were left behind. Although there are other places where a few large mature trees were left to […]

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