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Entries Tagged as 'Maidenbower'

Election time again

May 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Politics

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.

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Crawley village

August 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

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.

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Crawley Campaign Against Racism

September 28th, 2006 · Comments Off on Crawley Campaign Against Racism · 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 […]

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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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Look what we found!

August 12th, 2005 · Comments Off on Look what we found! · 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 […]

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Train window housing

August 10th, 2005 · Comments Off on Train window housing · 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 […]

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(anti) racism

March 1st, 2005 · Comments Off on (anti) racism · 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 […]

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