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.
Crystal Palace and Crawley Town Games
Tomorrow (Saturday 14th Dec) Crystal Palace face the mighty Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. They’d probably be quite happy with a point there…
Meanwhile in League One, Crawley Town welcome skipper Josh Simpson back to the squad. He’s been passed fit to return for new manager John Gregory’s first home match in charge. The Reds kick off against Preston at 3pm at The Broadfield Stadium.
Match Preview HERE
You can catch up on these and other local fixtures on Saturday Sport from 2pm tomorrow (Saturday) here on Susy 103.4