Henry Smith Welcomes Housing List Reforms
Crawley MP, Henry Smith has expressed support for a government bill which ensures people with a long standing connection to their local community will be pushed to the top of the housing waiting list
Mr Smith believes local council homes should go to families with a well established residency or job in the local area.
He commented 1 in 6 of all social housing tenants in the south east are now foreigners.
Recent strong winds and heavy rain have caused serious damage to the roof of Leacroft Medical practice.
On the evening of Monday December 23 2013 the roof of the practice in Langley Drive was partially torn off by strong winds, with the result that heavy rain entered about half the building. This left extensive water damage over two floors and rendered the building unusable.
Consequently alternative services have been provided at Crawley Hospital
Crawley MP, Henry Smith said even after Leacroft is reopened he supports a service at Crawley, as he feels this would benefit the Langley Green and West Green area.
Local Firms Secure Work in Sussex and Surrey
Annual figures reveal that 4,300 local companies secured £363m worth of contracts from the council- the equivalent of just under £1m daily.
That means that local spending on goods and services has surged to 52% as the council pushes towards its target of 60%. Three years ago, the council spent just over a third of its money locally.
This comes after a number of initiatives such as Build surrey, which were designed to make it easier for firms to do business with the council
Bristol Rovers beat Crawley town 2-1 in last nights FA cup second round Replay
Crawley Town boss, John Gregory said Bristol Rovers deserved to win following a poor show in the second half of the match.
Bristol Rovers now face Birmingham City in the third round and the winners will play Swansea City, who knocked out Manchester United last week, on the weekend of 25-26 January,
Surrey County Council has been named the top performing council in England!
This is for its work last year managing public right of way.
The public’s satisfaction has risen to the highest in the country following successful work by the council’s countryside access team who teamed up with volunteers to improve local path signs and create better web-based information.