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Fostering discussed at Crawley Mela

The council’s fostering team will be at the Crawley Mela this weekend.

They will be available to talk about how rewarding and meaningful fostering is.

The Mela will be taking place at The Hawth in Crawley to celebrate people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Unexplained car park death

A man who was found collapsed in a car park and pronounced dead at hospital later may have been hit by a car, police say.

The man in his 70s was found in the car park of East Surrey Hospital yesterday at around 5 in the evening.

Anyone who was in the area between 4.30pm and 5pm or who can assist with the investigation is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101.

Sussex Police launch key elements to Best Use of Stop and Search scheme

Sussex Police has launched two key elements to it’s Best Use of Stop and Search scheme.

The voluntary project that was announced in April is designed to contribute to a significant reduction in the overall use of stop and search.

They are also hoping to deliver better and more intelligence-led stop and search as well as improving stop-to-arrest ratios.

From today, they will increase the transparency by recording all outcomes of stop and search and whether there is a connection between the grounds for the search and the outcome.

By November Sussex police will fully comply with the scheme by giving members of the public the opportunity to observe stop and search in practice.

Crawley MP urging people to join campaign for local charities

Crawley MP Henry Smith is urging people to get involved with a nationwide campaign that could benefit local charities. has a campaign called the Great British Switch which allows people to see if they can make savings by changing their insurance provider.

The campaign also allows people to nominate a charity of their choice to win fifty thousand pounds.

Henry Smith has said it would be fantastic if a local group could win the money so the benefits could be seen locally in Crawley.

You can nominate on Twitter or online, and nominations open today for one week.

There are two ways to nominate a charity:

On Twitter – using the #GreatBritishSwitch hashtag, and a brief explanation on why the charity should win.

Online – via

Crawley and East Grinstead residents urged to reclaim stolen items

Surrey Police officers are appealing for help from the public to identify the owners of a number of valuable items that have been recovered following a recent arrest.

Officers searched an address in Staines where lots of suspected stolen goods were found.

They are believed to be from areas including Crawley and East Grinstead, as well as parts of London and the midlands.

Investigating officer PC Chris Maisey has said it’s vital that they trace the rightful owners of the items as quickly as possible.

There are pictures of the objects to view on the Surrey Police website.