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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Southgate'
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 […]
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.Â 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]