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Henry Smith MP welcomes increase in medical staff in Crawley

Crawley MP, Henry Smith has welcomed news that there are 48 more doctors, nurses and other patient care staff working in general practice in the town.

This is an increase of 40 per cent compared to three years ago, and includes roles such as health care assistants, pharmacists, physiotherapists and more.

Crawley has been approved as the location of one of 19 new Community Diagnostic Centres, which will see patients benefit from quicker access to treatment and lifesaving diagnostic tests close to home.

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Football Results

Crawley Town lost 1-0 to Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium on Saturday.  The Reds are in 21st place in the League 2 table, just two places above the relegation zone.

In the National League, Dorking Wanderers lost 2-0 away to Aldershot.  The two teams meet again next Saturday in the 5th round of the FA Trophy.

South Park Reigate move up to 6th place in the Isthmian South Central Division following their 4-3 win over Bedfont Sports.  Merstham gained a point in their 1-1 draw at home to Thatcham Town but remain second from bottom of the table.

Three Bridges drew their South East division match 2-2 against top of the table, Chatham Town. East Grinstead won 1-0 at home to Corinthian.

Surrey CC Challenges Expansion of ULEZ to the County Boundary

Surrey County Council has challenged the proposed expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to Surrey’s boundary. 

The Council is refusing to allow Transport for London to place advanced ULEZ warning signs on Surrey’s roads until “meaningful discussion” has taken place on the financial impact to the county’s residents and businesses.

From 29th August, drivers of the most polluting vehicles will have to pay £12.50 a day to drive anywhere in Greater London.

Surrey County Council says its recommendations to mitigate the impact have not been considered, such as extending the Zone 6 Oyster Card and providing exemptions for key workers.

East Surrey MP Claire Coutinho has also written to the Mayor to challenge his decision.

The ULEZ scheme is already in force in central London.

A Marathon Challenge for St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley is looking for runners to join them at this year’s London Marathon on the 23rd April.

The Hospice is looking to fill the last remaining charity places in their team of 50. 

They ask their Marathon runners to raise a minimum sponsorship of £2,250 but as Events Co-Ordinator, Cat Ferrer-Jempson told Susy Radio, help is offered to achieve this:

With costs of £10 million pounds per year to run the Hospice, and less than a third coming from NHS, the charity relies on fundraising to maintain its services.

Tony Williams’ full interview with Cat Ferrer-Jempson can be found here:

Councils remind voters that from May 2023, photo ID is required at polling stations

Local councils are reminding voters that from May this year they will need to bring valid photo ID with them to polling stations in order to cast their vote.

This will apply to: Local elections, Police and Crime Commissioner elections, parliamentary by-elections and recall petitions.

From October this year it will apply to General Elections

More information can be found on the
electoral commission website.

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