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Entries Tagged as 'Three Bridges'

BNP governor or not?

January 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Politics

It should be possible to find out information about school governors on either a school’s website or the local education authority’s website, but I am having trouble digging out information about Three Bridges Junior School’s governors.  Maybe I am losing my touch. The reason I was trying to look up governors is this:  I was […]

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Chinese Rock

July 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Chinese Rock · Life

Bad news: the best Chinese takeaway in Crawley is going to be closing down. Good news: the people who run it are moving across to Broadfield. From September the yummiest satay sauce in the world is going to be just down the road…  this will not help my attempt to lose a few kilos…

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Double Yellow

April 4th, 2007 · Comments Off on Double Yellow · Life

As the Crawley Observer enjoyed the tiny cycle lane photo the other week I thought I would follow it up with this picture of what must be a contender for the shortest double yellow lines in the country, let alone the town. No tricky camera angles this time: this set of double yellows really is […]

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The pleasures of opposition

September 17th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Politics

Having had a Labour council for nearly all of the last 50 years and a Labour government for the last 9 years some of us had forgotten just how easy being in opposition can be. Certainly now that we have a Tory-controlled council in Crawley it is a lot easier to campaign for the Labour […]

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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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Flower photos

July 1st, 2006 · 2 Comments · Life

As a follow-up to this post about the artificial flowers in Crawley, here are some photos of the actual ones in Three Bridges which caused such consternation amongst the local killjoys. (Assuming that the Observer didn’t exaggerate and stir it up for the sake of a story. As if they ever would…) Apparently these flowers […]

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Crawley in bloom

June 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Life

Crawley Council usually put on a fine display for the Britain In Bloom competition with hanging baskets everywhere and troughs of flowers on the railings in the middle of the roads. Maybe its a bit over-the-top, and surely adds to the tax burden, but who really wants to live in a colourless place? This year […]

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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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More town planning

June 11th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Life

I’m back on the topic of town planning because I am still interested in it. This afternoon Jayne and I escaped from the kids for a while by going down to Three Bridges where Fairview Homes were holding a consultation on development on the current Crawley Leisure Centre site. One of the ways the council […]

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