Local Football Roundup
In the Premier League, Crystal Palace gave Chelsea a real fright at Stamford Bridge. Despite losing 2 – 1 to the Blues, the Eagles had many chances on goal which stretched keeper Petr Chec and new manager Tony Pulis was buoyed by his team’s efforts.
It was 2 all in league one as Crawley Town managed to claw back a 2 – 0 deficit with an injury time goal against Preston North End at the Broadfield Stadium.
There were goals galore at Kiln Brow as Redhill played out a thrilling 4 all draw with Eastbourne Town. Merstham managed a 1 all draw at Ramsgate while Three Bridges came out 4 – 3 winners at Chipstead. South Park beat Croydon 4 – 0 at home but Horley Town had a miserable afternoon at Windsor, losing 5 – 0.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
In an effort to reduce waste over the festive period, Tandridge Borough Council will be sending out the 12 tweets of Christmas to remind people about the 3 Rs. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reduce what you buy and use, Reuse what you can and Recycle what’s left.
Some tips include looking for gifts with less packaging, using rechargeable batteries, reusing last year’s spare Christmas cards, and ensuring that you recycle wherever possible.
And there are some great recipes around to help you use up leftovers – it doesn’t have to be Turkey curries all week!
For more information, have a look at Tandridge Council’s web site.
No families in B&B at Christmas
Housing allocation changes by Crawley Borough council means that no family will be spending christmas in a bed in breakfast this year.
These changes were agreed in October and come into effect today (Monday 16th December.)
A member of the Housing cabinet has said they’re extremely satisfied with the changes to the scheme.
For more information about the scheme and if you qualify visit the councils website. www.crawley.gov.uk/housing
Firefighters called to Flat Fire in Tilgate
A man was injured following a fire in a flat in Tilgate last Thursday.
West Sussex Fire and rescue services extinguished the small fire in the ground floor bedroom.
Ambulance paramedics treated the elderly man, who was suffering from smoke inhalation, with oxygen. He was later taken to hospital.
Discovery New School To Close
MP Henry Smith has expressed his disappointment at the Department for Education’s decision to close Discovery New School in Crawley from next April. He was particularly concerned by the failure of management and the lack of support
Parents are being told there are places ready for them at other good schools nearby.
West Sussex County Council says there will be minimum upheaval for pupils currently attending Discovery New School.
It’ll shut next April because it’s failed to improve after being put in special measures.