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YMCA Youngsters Build Vegtable Garden

Local young people from YMCA DownsLink Group’s Southwell Lodge supported housing project enjoyed a day building their own raised bed vegetable garden.

The youngsters were joined by dedicated volunteers from Crawley Borough Council, British Airways and Hilton Gatwick.

This has not only transformed an overgrown patch of land into something beautiful but will also allow the young people to learn where their food comes from, plus engage in something positive.

Everyone involved is now eagerly waiting for autumn to see all their hard work pay off when they harvest the first vegetables.

Crawley Town Midfielder Signs New deal

Crawley Town midfielder Jimmy Smith has agreed a new one-year deal with the League Two club.

The 29-year-old former Leyton Orient and Stevenage player joined the Red Devils in May 2014.

Since then he has made 76 appearances, scoring two league goals and recovered from a broken ankle last season.

Jimmy Smith worked with Crawley head coach Dermot Drummy while being a Chelsea trainee.

Vivien Leigh Archive On Show In West Sussex

More than 100 items celebrating the life of Oscar-winning actress Vivien Leigh have gone on display at the Nymans Property in West Sussex.

“Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives” includes pieces by set and costume designer Oliver Messel.

It features outfits, photos and scripts on loan from the Victoria and Albert  Museum in London.

The exhibition is being held at the National Trust-owned property until 4 September.

Crawley Burglar Jailed

Picture: Sussex Police
Picture: Sussex Police

A man from Crawley has been jailed for three years for burglary.

Robin Raison was arrested and subsequently charged on Tuesday, 19 April.

He pleaded guilty to breaking in and stealing cash from a property in Horsham Road and Pease Pottage the previous evening and was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court last Friday (27 May)

The Police encourages anyone who spots suspicious behaviour outside a property to call them 101 or 999 in an emergency

County Council To Put Pothole Fund Into Action

West Sussex County Council is set to turn a Government pothole fund into action.

The County Council was awarded £841,000 by the Department of Transport as part of its share of the Government’s Pothole Action Fund.

Officers will use the funds to make permanent pothole repairs, and resurface or treat roads to prevent potholes forming in the first place.

The work will complement the County Council’s existing annual road maintenance programme.