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WSCC pilot new scheme to help reduce food waste

West Sussex County Council and UK Harvest a working together on a pilot scheme to help reduce food waste in Crawley.

The project will encourage people to take advantage of surplus food rescue services and learn how to reduce waste.

The food rescue pilot will start in October and will run for six months.

Once a month for a small voluntary donation of £3.50, people will be able to pick a selection of surplus foods which would have otherwise ended up as waste from suppliers.

For more information about the pilot please visit

You can find more advice and ideas on ways to reduce your food waste at

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Delta Air Lines returns to Gatwick

Delta Airlines will be returning to Gatwick Airport next spring, as part of the airports expanding connection to the US

Passengers travelling to the USA can now book flights to New York JFK, after the operator announced it would be back from next April.

Delta last operated from Gatwick in 2012, flying to Atlanta, Georgia.

Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport said: “We are thrilled to welcome Delta Air Lines back to Gatwick. It means that we will expand furthermore our connectivity to the US. This trust from such a network carrier as Delta underlines the competitiveness and the operational capabilities of Gatwick.

“Delta is a huge name in the transatlantic market and being able to offer passengers across London and the South East the opportunity to travel with them between Gatwick and New York City is fantastic, providing not only wider choice, but further competition. It also demonstrates the strong pull of Gatwick as an airport for big name, long-haul airlines.”

Nicholas Ferri, vice president EMEAI, Delta Air Lines said: “Delta is delighted to be returning service to London Gatwick which is where we first started our flights from the UK to the United States over 40 years ago.
“Next summer our daily Gatwick to New York JFK flight will offer a convenient option for those customers going to America on holiday or business.”

Sussex police officer breached professional standards

Allegations of breaching standards of professional behaviour have been proven against a Sussex Police officer after a four day misconduct hearing.

The officer known as PC X, faced allegations that in April 2021 he used excessive force in arresting a juvenile known as child A for a public order offence.

The panel found the accusation of excessive force was proven and amounted to gross misconduct.

The officer was given an extended final written warning, which will last three years.

Theft Of Lawnmowers From Horley

Photo credit: Surrey Police.  Photo shows the stolen ride-on lawnmower.

A trailer and three lawnmowers were stolen from a house in Horley on Thursday night. 

The owner returned home to Middlefield between 10 pm and 11 pm to see a White Ford Transit van pulling away, with what he believed to be his trailer hooked to the back.  He then discovered that an orange ride-on lawnmower and two push lawnmowers had been stolen.

Surrey Police would like to hear from anyone who has smart doorbell footage, which could help.

Football Update

Crawley Town are third from bottom of the League 2 table after their 4-1 defeat away to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Dorking Wanderers lost their National League match 3-2 away to Scunthorpe.

There were losses too for both East Grinstead Town and Three Bridges in their Isthmian South East league games.

Merstham are out of the FA Trophy after losing their second qualifying round tie 4-1 to Grays Athletic.

However, there was some success for our local teams in the FA Vase; Horley Town are through to the next round after winning 5-4 on penalties against Holmesdale FC.  Redhill’s match against Croydon FC also went to penalties with Redhill winning 4-2.