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Football Update

Crawley Town FC travel to promotion-chasing Exeter City tomorrow.  This will be the Reds’ second to last away trip of the season.

Due to the FA Cup semi final at Wembley, Merstham’s away fixture against Hendon tomorrow will kick off at the slightly earlier time of 2.30 pm instead of 3 o’clock.

Malcolm Porter To Step Down As South Park FC Manager

South Park Football Club has announced that Malcolm Porter will be stepping down as first team manager at the end of the season.  

Porter has been part of South Park since 2000 as a player, coach, Assistant Manager and Manager.  He will remain a Director at the club and will work on various projects behind the scenes such as the installation of a 3G pitch in the near future.

Two Men Appear In Court Charged With Two Separate Burglary Offences

Two men have been charged with two separate burglary offences in the East Surrey area.  

21 year old Luke Andrews from Epsom appeared at Staines Magistrates Court on Wednesday having been charged with a burglary in Dorking.  The offence took place on Monday at a property in Deepdene Drive where a quantity of jewellery, watches and bags were stolen.

LLoyd Edwards of no fixed address appeared at Guildford Magistrates on Saturday where he entered a not guilty plea to a burglary in the High Street in Merstham last Friday.  Car keys, a watch and some aftershave were taken.

Both men were remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Crown Court on the 17th May.

Consultation on West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service

Local residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say as part of a six-week consultation on West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.

The Integrated Risk Management Plan is a required by all fire and rescue services in the UK, and its purpose is to explain how they intend to save lives, improve public safety and reduce emergency incidents.

Participants in the consultation will be asked to comment on priorities identified by the West Sussex Fire Authority.

The plan explains the fire service’s activities in detail on:

  • Prevention – educating the community on how to reduce risks through safe and well visits, school visits and other training.
  • Protection – providing safer public spaces within the built environment, fire safety inspections and enforcement.
  • Response – sending fire engines and firefighters to emergency incidents. This can include fires, road traffic collisions, flooding etc.
  • People – how we address the challenges we face in delivering a highly trained, diverse workforce.
  • Value for money – ensuring everything we do is as cost efficient as possible.
  • Partnership and collaboration – how we will work with other organisations to achieve our organisational aims.

To view the plan and give feedback see

The consultation runs until Monday 28 May.

A series of drop-in meetings are being held around West Sussex for the public to find out more about the plan. These are on:

  • Thursday 26 April from 5pm-7pm at Parkside, Horsham
  • Monday 30 April from 12pm-2pm at Crawley Library
  • Thursday 3 May from 5pm-7pm at Ede’s House, Chichester
  • Thursday 3 May from 5pm-7pm at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath
  • Tuesday 8 May Bognor from 5pm-7pm at The Regis School, Bognor Regis

Details of further meetings will be available on the West Sussex website.