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Jun/jul2012 ISSUE 57

A guide to what’s happ ening around Crawley to celeb rate the London 2012 Olym pic and Paralympic Games

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Showing you where the Olympic To to watch rch Relay in Crawley

Olympics Special Edition


Contents JunE/Jul 2012 | ISSUE 57

Welcome to this special Crawley in Motion edition of Crawley Live, which will guide you through all the ways that you can celebrate and participate in the London 2012 Games.

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While many of the Olympic and Paralympic events are taking place in London there are lots of ways that you can get involved right here in Crawley. We also have the exciting task of hosting the Olympic Torch Relay on 17 July. To help you plan when and where to cheer on the torchbearers we have provided you with a pull out guide (pages 15-18), which tells you where you can get the best view. On pages 12 and 13 find out how you can get involved in Olympic sports in Crawley, including BMX biking and canoeing, while on pages 22 and 23 we explain Crawley in Motion Week, where you can try out lots of sports, dance and hobbies for free!



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Crawley in Motion projects


Crawley’s Olympic hopeful


K2 Crawley Olympic training


Host nations in town

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Festivals in Crawley


Crawley in Motion Week


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Sporting opportunities


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News from across the town

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Election results and contacts


Find out who your councillors are

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What is Crawley in Motion? Crawley in Motion is a programme of cultural, sporting and community events taking place across the borough to celebrate the build up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. To view the whole programme of events please visit The Crawley in Motion programme aims to;

Blue and Gold Festival


Crawley Black History Foundation received funding to support a ‘Blue and Gold Festival’, an event to celebrate the Barbados Olympic Team visiting Crawley in September 2011.This family event included mask making workshops at Crawley library followed by a loud and colourful parade around Memorial Gardens ending in Queens Square. The Barbados High Commission sent a representative and proud Barbadians from Crawley and London stopped by to enjoy the day.

parkrun is a free, weekly 5km timed run for people of all abilities planned for Tilgate Park in June 2012. To make parkrun happen, a bank of dedicated volunteers are needed to sign in runners and marshal the route. Crawley Wellbeing secured funding to set up a volunteer reward scheme in conjunction with Crawley Athletic Club (AC). Every time someone volunteers at parkrun Crawley AC is awarded a point (£2.00) which can be redeemed by the club to send a volunteer on a athletics coaching course or buy essential athletic equipment.

- Celebrate the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games coming to UK

If you want to get involved or find out more details about Tilgate parkrun, you can find us on facebook at

- Increase the amount of opportunities for Crawley residents to participate in arts, sports and cultural events - Provide volunteering opportunities

An Anthem for Crawley

- Leave a legacy by offering a lasting impact past London 2012.

An Anthem for Crawley organisers received funding to raise awareness of the project and run participatory workshops to encourage development of skills in music, singing, performance video and photography for people in the Crawley community. These workshops helped to shape the song that is going to be performed for the first time in June. For more information about An Anthem for Crawley and how you can be involved please visit

Crawley in Motion is bought to you by Crawley Borough Council, Freedom Leisure (K2 Crawley), BAM and West Sussex Ahead of the Game.

Building a legacy As well as providing opportunities for people to get involved in sports and the arts, Crawley in Motion also provides funding to projects organised by voluntary organisations and community groups. Many of these projects will span much further than 2012 and will provide a legacy for the project. Here are details of some of the projects Crawley in Motion has supported so far… Crawley Hockey Leadership Award The Crawley and Horley Hockey Development Scheme received funding to provide a leadership award course for a group of secondary school-aged hockey players to deliver hockey coaching sessions in Crawley primary schools. So far, 17 young hockey players from Hazelwick School, Three Bridges have received training from their PE teacher, Hedi Menniss to gain their hockey leadership award certificate. The leadership award course involves being trained in the fundamentals of coaching, umpiring and leadership and it is hoped that many of them will go on to obtain the level 1 coaching and/or level 1 umpiring awards.

The Big Draw – Action Figures Ginger Moo Gallery received funding for a day of activities at K2 Crawley to merge arts and sports called ‘Action Figures’. 150 took part in the day and were later joined by Jade Nichols, Crawley’s discus Olympic hopeful. Adults and children were invited to draw on the squash court glass, act out sporting moves behind a canvass to create moving silhouettes and use clubs, racquets, balls and hockey sticks to strike a pose on large sheets of paper as their friends drew around them. Jade said: “I had a great day doing all sorts of weird and wonderful things! It’s been really good to see such a pro-active link between sport and art.”

Councillor Lenny Walker is Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture and his responsibilities include sport and fitness, parks and open spaces, nature conservation, allotments, arts and museums.

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Here, Lenny talks about what the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games mean for Crawley.

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This summer promises to be a fantastic time for the UK. Only a few weeks after the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee the Olympic Torch Relay will reach Crawley on day 60 of its travels en route to the Olympic Stadium in East London.

Crawley also has a potential Olympian. Jade Nicholls, from Maidenbower, is Team GB’s number one discus thrower and could well be competing at the 2012 Games. I wish her the best of luck in her attempt to qualify for the Olympics and the competition too.

And then, just 10 days later, the Opening Ceremony will mark the start of the greatest show on earth, a once-in-a-lifetime event.

We all know that tickets for the Games have been extremely hard to come by, so this makes it even more vital that people in Crawley can sample some of the special atmosphere in other ways.

Like most residents, I am really excited about the Olympic and Paralympic Games being held in London but it’s really important that local people are able to get involved in this unique celebration of sport, arts and culture. We are blessed to have K2 Crawley, a state-ofthe-art leisure centre which has been chosen as a training base by three Olympic nations. I am immensely proud that K2 Crawley has been chosen by some Olympic teams as their preferred training venue; let’s hope the facilities and our hospitality here in Crawley help the Bahamas, Barbados and Dominica compete well in London.


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Crawley in Motion is the name for all of the cultural, sporting and community events taking place across the town to celebrate the build up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Turn to pages four and five to see how you can get involved. The easiest way to get into the Olympic spirit is to watch the Olympic Torch Relay as it passes through Crawley on the morning of Tuesday 17 July. Not every town is lucky enough to host this event so we’re extremely proud to have been selected.


Please come out and line the streets. Have a look at the full route through Crawley on our map in the centre pages.

There is a lot going on in Crawley this summer and plenty of ways for you to get involved in the Games – whether it is sport, art, culture or dance. Take this fantastic opportunity! Lenny can be contacted by calling 01293 438625 or emailing

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S N A OLYMPI K2 Crawley has been approved as a pre-Ga mes training camp and has been selected by the Bahamas and Barbados Olympic teams and the Mongolian Paralympic team as their offi cial training venue. Training camps will be used by countries attending the London 2012 Games to acclimatise to the environment and for those last minute training sessions before transferring to the Athletes’ Village at the Olym pic Park in London. K2 Crawley’s facilities, such as the 50m swimming pool, fitness suite, diving pit, 400m running track as well as throwing areas for shot-put, discus and javelin all went towards making this a perfect venue for these countries to use for their training. There is not expected to be any disruption to the public while the teams are visiting us. We are also working on giving the public as much access as possible to the teams while they train. LOCOG, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has chosen 600 high-quality sporting facilit ies to be training camps before the London 2012 Games. You never know, you may see an Olympic gold medal winner training right here in Crawley!

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K2 Crawley has been selected as a pre-Games training camp for two Olympic teams; Bahama s and Barbados with Grenada’s national team training in Horsham and staying in Crawley.

Kirani Jam es, Grenada

The teams will be arriving in early July before they transfer to the Athletes’ Village in the Olympic Park in London.

We are hoping to secure public access to the teams while they are training in Crawley so look out for announcements in the local press and on our website at To get to know these teams better we have put togeth er a profile on each country plus some information on their meda l hopefuls.

Ones to watch

Crawley is proud to host Olympians from the Baham as, Barbados and Grenada this summer before they head to the Athlet es’ Village in the Olympic Park. Here we take a look at some of the meda l prospects from each nation training or staying in Crawley.

Event: 400m Kirani, 19, w on the 2011 World Championsh ips in Daegu , South Kore becoming th a, e youngest ever champ He is Grenad ion at 18. a’s best cha nce of winn Olympic med ing its first al. He was th e first athlete 200m/400m to run a double at th e 2009 World Championsh Youth ips and was the 2010 W Junior Cham o rld pion. Hias p ersonal best is 44.36 secon ds.


te, Ryan Brathwai os Barbad rdles Event: 110m hu ld in the Ryan, 23, won go the 2009 World 110m hurdles at y, in Berlin, German Championships on pi am ch er ungest ev becoming the yo c pi lym O e th it to at 21. He made ijing in 2008. Be in ls na i-fi sem st is 13.14 His personal be nd seco s.

Bradley Ally , Barbados Events: 200m freest yle and individ ual medley Bradley, 25, has compet ed at the last two Oly mpics. He w o n bronze in the 200m individual m edley at the Pan-A merican Games in 20 07.

Barbados North Atlantic and 100 the western area of the Barbados is situated in Caribbean Sea. ndward Islands and the kilometres east of the Wi Capital city: Bridgetown 0,000 Population: Approx 28 h/Bajan Official language: Englis st well known artists. is one of Barbados’ mo na an Rih n ico Pop ct: Fa mpics Barbados and the Oly Games in 1968 at the Summer Olympic Barbados first competed The country’s only each Games since then. and has participated in adele Thompson nze won by sprinter Ob Olympic medal is a bro at the 2000 Olympics.

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Grenada Grenada is a country consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines, in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Capital city: St George’s Population: Approx 110,000 Language: English Fact: Grenada is also known as the “Island of Spice” because of the production of nutmeg and mac e crops, of which Grenada is one of the world’s largest exporters. Grenada and the Olympics


Demetrius Pinder, Bahamas

Grenada has yet to win a medal at the Olympic Games.

The Bahamas The Bahamas is a chain of islands located in the North Atlantic Ocean near to the south easter n coast of the USA and north of Cuba. Capital city: Nassau Population: Approx 35 0,000

Official language: Eng lish

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Fact: The Bahamas is on e of the wealthiest Caribb ean countries with an economy heavily depend ent on tourism and offsho re banking. The Bahamas and the Olympics Despite having many qu alification events still to come, there are already an impressive 15 Bahamians who ha ve met the qualifying standards to compete in London. The list of ath letes who have already qualified includes 13 tra ck and field competito rs, and two swimmers.

Event: 400m Demetrius, 2 3, has a perso nal best of 44.7 8 seconds a nd won silver in the 400m World Indoor Championsh ips in Istanb ul this year.

Anthonique Strachan, Bahamas Event: 200m

Anthonique, 18, won gold in her event at the Junior Pan Americ an Games, setting a world leading junior time. Her personal best is 22.70 seconds.

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Triathlon Crawley has its very own Triathlon Club that meets at 7.30am every Sunday at K2 Crawley. Here the club makes use of K2 Crawley’s 50m pool and then uses Tilgate Forest for runs and mountain biking Water polo Athletics Fancy giving Usain Bolt a run for his money? Then why not join Crawley Athletic Club and take advantage of K2 Crawley’s excellent facilities. Crawley Athletic Club has more than 300 members representing all age groups from 10 years upwards. The club provides coaching and competition for all athletes (regardless of ability) in track and field events, road running, cross country, joggers and fun runners Badminton Crawley Badminton Club meets every Wednesday evening at 8pm at K2 Crawley. The first session at the club is free of charge. If you would like to get your badminton skills up to speed before joining the club, then a more relaxed session of badminton can be found at K2 Crawley on Thursday evenings Basketball Crawley Basketball Club was established in March 2010 by a group of people who used to meet on hot summer days at basketball courts to play some competitive basketball. The team’s home court is at St Wilfrid’s School, Southgate Cycling – BMX Become the next Shanaze Reade and try out your skills at Crawley’s very own BMX track at Cherry Lane playing fields (behind the adventure playground). It is an open access track so bring your bike and safety kit and have a go.


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Canoeing Inclusive cycling sessions Crawley BMX track is one of just seven inclusive tracks in the south east and has facilities for wheelchair users. If you are interested, come along to our ‘Wheels for Wellbeing’ sessions on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month where qualified leaders will offer guidance and support. Specially adapted cycles and helmets are provided. Costs £4 per hour. To pre-book please contact Alan Heaton on 01293 585355 or email Mountain Bike Crawley has some fantastic outdoor spaces that provide a fantastic setting for a great bike ride with the family. Dynamic Adventures, based at Tilgate Park, operates a Mountain Bike club on alternate Saturdays for beginners (9-10.30am) or improvers (11am12.30pm). It costs £5 with your own bike or £7 if you use one of their bikes. Meet at Hut 13, Tilgate Forest Recreation Centre. Contact Dynamic Adventures on 01293 552222 or email

Dynamic Adventures is now operating activities at Tilgate Lake and Silt Lake. Here you will be able to hire rowing boats, open canoes, kayaks and topper dinghies. Instructor-led sessions are available to either try for the first time or improve your skills. Saturday 2 June sees the official opening of this new activity centre on Tilgate Lake so come along to receive a free 20 minute ‘come and try it’ session (on a first come, first served basis). Contact Dynamic Adventures on 01293 552222 or email Fencing En garde! Crawley Sword Club meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Main Hall at K2 Crawley Football There are two 3G pitches in Crawley, one in Broadfield and the other in Maidenbower. 3G pitches offer a higher standard of play and are thought to lessen injuries. Bookings: Broadfield – Clare Underwood at Freedom Leisure on 01293 585309 Maidenbower – Crawley Borough Council on 01293 438222 (or 438478)

Crawley Swimming Club’s water polo team trains at K2 Crawley. The club has grown from strength to strength in recent years with the best players representing Sussex and playing national tournaments, while other members attend just for the fun of the sessions

Tuesday 17 July sees the Olympic Torch Relay coming to Crawley (to see the full route through the town please see the map on pages 16 and 17). To make sure that everyone s can watch the torchbearer pass through the town in a safe and secure way we need a small army of volunteers to help us marshal the route.

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Sam Rolph, 12, is running in Crowborough. He was nominated by Warren Bagnall, Head of PE at Hazelwick School, for his sporting achievements. Sam has recently signed a four-year contract with Brighton and Hove Albion FC.

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Building on the traditional Torch Relay format, the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay will begin in London on Friday 24 August with the lighting of England’s flame. The United Kingdom’s other three capital cities – Greater Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh – will then light a flame on each of the following days, at special Flame Lighting events. Each nation will also host events celebrating the Flame Lightings, one of which will be happening in Horsham on 25 August. A local Paralympian, chosen to act as a Flame Ambassador, will collect the flame on the 24 August and bring it back to the town. On 25 August Horsham District Council will be hosting a welcome ceremony for the flame at Horsham Park (between 10.30am and 2pm). As well as the welcoming ceremony there will be a host of other inclusive activities plus entertainment from local disabled acts including a performance from Crawley learning disabled band, The Coasters. This promises to be a fun day for the family to celebrate the Paralympic Games in London. On Tuesday 28 August, the Paralympic Flame will be carried by Torchbearers, running in teams of five, in a 24 hour overnight relay from Stoke Mandeville to the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Ruby Baverstock, 20, is stu dying to be a PE teacher. During her free time she helps PE tea chers and pupils. Ruby has also received the Young Volunteer of the Year Award at the Crawle y Youth Awards. She is carrying the Olympic Torch in Bognor Regis.

Torchbearers running in Crawley

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has announced that Horsham will host a Flame Celebration as part of the Paralympic Torch Relay.

Fabien Roehlinger, 37

Josh Blount, 21

James Bryce, 39

Mark Hawkins, 26

Lisa Austin, 22

Seb Blount, 15

Natasha Player, 56 Jean Michel Lionel, 35

To find out more about the torchbearers visit

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The Crawley in Motion mascot has landed!

as mascot, affectionately known The Crawley in Motion carnival 8. C.H.R.Y.S 200 in ed land f), Stuf r You d C.H.R.Y.S (Crawley Has Recycle London Paralympic Games coming to is celebrating the Olympic and this year. ival .S was adopted by Crawley Fest As a colourful hatchling, C.H.R.Y free at ed elop h Council. It was dev and nurtured by Crawley Boroug y wle Cra of s dred hun n, encouraging workshops throughout the tow cled recy but hing not g usin king it, residents to get involved in ma . ent ipm equ rts spo and l teria ma

nt time as a ‘bookworm’ in the In autumn 2011 C.H.R.Y.S spe ary and has since attended the children’s section of Crawley Libr de in and Crawley’s St Patrick’s Para Black History Month celebrations tion ma sfor tran a .S will be undergoing March. Over the spring C.H.R.Y y wle Cra the at nts eve ing various into its final incarnation and visit w. belo d Festival liste

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There’s lots to enjoy at this year’s Crawley Festival. Here is just a taster of what there is to look forw ard to. For full listings visit .uk Opening – Saturday 16 Jun e The Mayor of Crawley opens the Crawley Festival fortnight at 11am at The Bandstand, accompan ied by the Crawley Millennium Concert Band who will be performing between 10.30am and 11.30a m. The Crawley Lions will be holding their annual Festival Fair in Que ens Square from 9am-3pm. High Street Live – Sunday 17


This live music event in Crawle y’s historic High Street returns for a second year from 2-10pm on 17 June. Last year 16 bands played on two stages over more than 10 hours, watched by more than 8.500 people. This year’s line up includes gre at bands including The Outfit, Run Young Lovers, Dizzy Tales, Bes t Intentions, Stop Press and Raising Maisie. More bands will be ann ounced in the next week. Why not make a day of it and head to the High Street, eat and drink alfresco outside one of the ma ny bars and restaurants and soak up the continental atmosphere – and great music.


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Mainstage – 30 June Mainstage is the finale event for Crawley Festival and take s place in Memorial Gardens in the town centre during the afte rnoon of Saturday 30 June. A large covered stage houses the best local bands, dancers , performers and musicians. There are workshops and exh ibitions where people can hav e a go at learning a new skill, get tips from practicing artists and wor kshop leaders to develop their hidden talents or just enjoy watchin g others taking part. Past workshops included street dance, Irish dance, drama, African drumming, clay modell ing and arts and craft activiti es. There is also an arts and photography exhibition and a digital arts installation.

Cultural Kitchen takes place The Cultural Kitchen is a community activity which finale. al Festiv ey Crawl the of part as tage at Mains Kitchen Using the universal language of food, the Cultural s in Crawley group nt differe the of some for s provides opportunitie s and custom to come together to talk about their traditions and about talking by ics cterist to illustrate some of their cultural chara to cook a important ingredients and showing an audience how questions ask to invited is nce audie The dish. al traditional nation and taste the food.

Crawley Folk and Beer Festival Last year’s Crawley Folk and Beer Festival attracted crowds from across the country, who came to soak up the atmosphere inside and outside The Hawth. Listen to great music, peruse the stalls, watch the dance displays and enjoy a pint or two of some of the finest ales on offer in the UK.

29 June-1 July

Don’t forget that if you really want to get into the festival spirit, we have great on-site camping facilities so bring the whole family along for a weekend to remember! Visit The Hawth’s website at for ticket information.

Competition Win tickets for Jim Moray (Friday) and Dogan Mehmet (Saturday) plus a camping pass for the weekend by answerin g the following question:

How many years has Crawley Fol k

Festival been running?

Send your answer with your name and contact details to Folk Fest Com petition, The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ by 14 June. The winner will be cont acted by phone on 15 June.

Inside Out

10 June 2012


Sports, dance and special interest groups, who all use Crawley Borough Council’s community facilities such as community centres, Tilgate Forest Recreation Centre and sport pitches, will be showcasing their talents and recruiting new members at the fourth annual Inside Out Festival in Queens Square from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 10 June 2012.

There will be live dance, music and sports demonstrations on the day bringing a carnival atmosphere to this colourful, fun and entertaining event. There’s something for everyone, whatever your age or interest. This year the Inside Out Festival will also mark the start of the Crawley in Motion Week.

oses of Crawley One of the purp crease the in Motion is to in tion in sports, town’s participa hobbies. To help dance and other e put together with that we hav gramme of free a week long pro here you can go w s n io ss se er st ta a go for free! along and have d will be at the All the clubs liste al on 10 June. Inside Out Festiv to speak to them If you would like them showcasing in person or see along. their club come

Offers for Crawley in Motion week 22 23 INSIDE OUT

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11 – 17 June 2012 Free taster session Contact: Steve Joseph 07590 010757

Crawley First Class Learning

Free after school lesson for children aged 4 + in Maths and English Contact: Tessy Mehra

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5pm – 6pm (5 – 11 yrs) 6pm – 7.30pm (12 – 15 yrs)

Crawley TAGB Tae Kwon Do Club

All male and female At K2 Crawley, Dojo, 1st Floor

6pm – 7pm (up to 11 yrs) 7pm – 8.30pm (families and adults)

Maidenbower Community Centre

Crawley Judo Club

6.30pm – 8pm (Juniors 7 – 15 yrs) 8pm – 9.30pm (Seniors 16 yrs +)

Tilgate Recreation Centre – Hut 17

Hot Taps (Tap dancing)

2pm – 4pm

Furnace Green Community Centre

Fi Steps

5.30pm – 7.30pm (ages 7 – 9) 7.30pm – 9.30pm (ages 13 – 14)

Tilgate Recreation Centre – Hut 5

Encore Academy of Performing Arts

4pm – 7pm (depending on age)

Furnace Green Community Centre

Fi Steps

5.30pm – 7.30pm (ages 9 – 12) 7.30pm – 9.30pm (ages 15+)

Tilgate Recreation Centre – Hut 5

Crawley TAGB Tae Kwon Do Club

6pm – 7pm (up to 11 yrs) 7pm – 8.30pm (families and adults)

Holy Trinity School

Crawley Judo Club

6.30pm – 8pm (Juniors 7 – 15 yrs) 8pm – 9.30pm (Seniors 16 yrs +)

Tilgate Recreation Centre – Hut 17

Crawley Sword Club

7pm – 8.30pm

Main Hall, K2 Crawley

Deb’s Egyptian Belly Dance

7pm – 8pm

Northgate Community Centre

Kin Ryu Judo Club

8.30pm – 10pm (15 years +)

All male and female At K2 Crawley, Dojo, 1st Floor

Spice of Life

2pm – 4pm (An afternoon of singing plus tea and cakes)

Northgate Community Centre

Fi Steps

5.30pm – 7.30pm (ages 11 – 13) 7.30pm – 9.30pm (ages 18+)

Tilgate Recreation Centre – Hut 5

Kin Ryu Judo Club

6.30pm – 8pm (8 – 15 yrs)

Circus Wurx

All male and female At K2 Crawley, Dojo, 1st Floor

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Broadfield Community Centre

Shinbukan Kendo Club

8pm – 10pm

Main Hall – K2 Crawley

4pm – 6pm

K2 Crawley Dance Studio

Crawley Rugby Club

10.30am – 12 noon

Divas Dance Club (Bollywood dancing)

7 – 17 year olds welcome and adults for senior team Willoughby Fields Pavilion – Ifield Avenue

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Ifield Community Centre

10.10am – Session lasts 45 minutes

Bewbush Centre Contact: Julian Van Gelder

Tuesday 12 June

Thursday 14 June

Shin Ken – Do Self Defence

Crawley Blackbelt Academy


Wednesday 13 June

Crawley in

Motion Week

Monday 11 June Kin Ryu Judo Club

One month free at Crawley Blackbelt Academy K2 Crawley Contact: Wayne Beadell A free basket of range balls on production of voucher (available at Inside Out Festival - 10 June). Valid from 11 – 17 June. One voucher per person. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday 15 June Popdance UK Saturday 16 June

Sunday 17 June Supastrikers

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Cycling clubs

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Road cycling will be the nearest Olympic event to Crawley. The route goes around Box Hill, in Surrey – around 15 miles away. Being able to cycle 250km as fast as Mark Cavendish may be a little ambitious, but don’t let that stop you – read on, pump up your tyres and get back on two wheels. Bike Week 2012 This year’s Bike Week runs from 16-24 June. Events will run during the week, ending with the third annual free family bike ride on Sunday 24 June. The ride begins at Oriel High School in Maidenbower, stops at Nymans Gardens in Handcross and returns to Oriel. The scenic route follows part of National Cycle Route 20 and takes riders through Tilgate Forest. All riders will get free access to the National Trust gardens at Nymans.

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Whatever your age, if you enjoy cycling there’ s a club for you. Dynamic Adventures provide cycling course s and bike hire in Tilgate Park (see page 12 for mo re details). For more inform ation visit www.dymanicadv Crawley and Horsham Cycle Touring Club (CT C) meets every Sunday to cycle along the quiet lan es of Sussex and Surrey. They occasionally have away days or weekends away to explore new areas. Non-CTC members are able to sample a few of the club’s rides before com mitting themselves to joining. For more inf ormation visit www.horshama Crawley Wheelers ha s regular social free rid es, aimed at people who want to get out and ab out on their bikes but aren’t as confident on the roa ds as they would like to be , or who aren’t aware of the amount of quiet countr y roads within easy rea ch. Rides take place every Saturday until late au tum n, meeting at 9.45am at Virgin Active on Crawle y Leisure Park. For more information visit www.crawleywh

Registration starts at 10am. Arrival at Nymans should be at about 12 noon. The return ride starts at about 1pm with arrival back at Oriel at about 3pm. Children are welcome, provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The ride, led by experienced cyclists, moves at a slow pace suitable for riders of all physical abilities.

er wisely:

Please use wat

Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth

Please help by not wasting water.

Bike Week aims to promote and encourage cycling as part of everyday life and highlights the social, health, environmental and economic benefits of cycling. For more information visit or


Safe cycling


We’re working to save water

Local opportunities through sport for the disabled and disadvantaged


Within Crawley, Crawley Community & Voluntary Service has recently been working alongside such a group in Ifield, helping them to secure funding from The Sofitel Hotel at Gatwick. Chase Fitness is a small local voluntary organisation recently formed to inspire and promote health and wellbeing among children and also adults with special needs. Through their activities, Chase Fitness encourages children to develop friendships and support one another and supports adults with learning difficulties to lead a healthy lifestyle and develop social skills.

“We wanted to give the money to local charities which would get the maximum benefit out of it,” said Mr Hawksworth. “It has been a pleasure to visit Chase and take part in a game of cricket with the young adults who are benefitting from donations like ours.” Funds are also available through specific grants to promote sporting activities for the disabled or disadvantaged. One such example is The Peter Harrison Foundation through its Opportunities through Sport programme. For more information, visit or call 01737 228000 For more information on local groups that help to encourage sport activity for the disabled or disadvantaged or grants available to support such activity contact Crawley Community & Voluntary Service at or call 01293 657011

CCVS is an independent charity which has been promoting, representing and enabling local voluntary and community groups in Crawley for over 50 years. If you would like to find out more about the work of CCVS, please visit our website at or telephone us on: 01293 657000 and ask for Paul Schrade or David Clay.


Bob Lanzer Conservative Party



Susan Lester Conservative Party

285 Gill Andrew UK Independence Party


Liam Marshall-Ascough 920 Conservative Party

Broadfield North

Richard Nixon 326 Conservative Party Brenda Smith 738 Labour Party


Raj Sharma Labour Party


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Arshad Khan Justice Party

Simon Darroch Conservative Party Brian Quinn Labour Party Broadfield South Lee Gilroy Conservative Party Colin Moffatt Labour Party Gossops Green Vernon Atkinson British National Party Iain Dickson Green Party Beryl MeCrow Conservative Party

Ifield Ali Burke Conservative Party

Malcolm Liles Green Party

Langley Green



Duncan Peck 476 Conservative Party Andrew Skudder 645 Labour Party


Keith Brockwell 91 Conservative Party Kultar Jogi 54 Labour Party





Three Bridges Samantha Bateman Labour Party


Brenda Burgess Conservative Party


Tilgate Derek Hardman Green Party



Colin Lloyd Labour Party



George O’Keefe Conservative Party


John Mac Canna 658 UK Independence Party Richard Symonds 731 Independent


West Green

Sina Adeniyi 660 Labour Party


Pound Hill North


Pound Hill South and Worth

rgeries Councillors’ su Langley Green Councillors Stephen Joyce, David Shreeves and Brenda Smith will hold a surgery before the Langley Green Forum in the Langley Green Centre on Tuesday 12 June at 6pm.

Representatives fro m Chase Fitness, CC VS and Sofitel

Heart Sussex 102.4 and 103.5 FM

Peter Smith 874 Labour Party Steven Wade 74 UK Independence Party

Chris Mullins Labour Party

Chase Fitness provides a variety of challenging and enjoyable active holiday programmes including fishing days, survival skills days and sports. Special needs classes use physical activity and educational workshops to promote healthy living and build stamina.

BBC Sussex Radio 104.8 and 95.3 FM

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On 28 August, the Paralympic Flame will be lit and relayed up to London over a 24 hour period for the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games on 29 August. This will get national media coverage. However competition at the Paralympic level is only possible through actively encouraging people with special needs to participate in sport at the grass roots level.

If there is an emergency, the Government’s advice is to ‘go in, stay in and tune in’. These are the frequencies of local radio stations:



The Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel’s general manager, Graham Hawksworth was invited to the Chase Fitness Centre along with Paul Schrade, marketing and fundraising officer for the CCVS, to celebrate the windfall which has been spent on sports equipment and building a horticultural area.

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In an emergency

Christine Brown Conservative Party


Bill Ward Labour Party


Your mP Henry Smith MP 01293 934554 or 020 7219 7043 To make an appointment to see Henry Smith MP please contact him on 01293 934554 or email

Bewbush and Ifield West Chris Oxlade 01293 565779 Broadfield Alan Quirk 01293 413853 Gossops Green and Ifield East Keith Blake 01293 435373 Langley Green and West Green Brenda Smith 01293 542535 Maidenbower Bob Lanzer 01293 884789 Northgate and Three Bridges Bob Burgess 01293 441204 Pound Hill and Worth Richard Burrett 01293 522338 Southgate and Crawley Central Howard Bloom 01293 863771 Tilgate and Furnace Green Duncan Crow 01293 888564

GS COUNCIL MEETIN Residents can attend meetings held in public at the Town Hall. Questions can be asked at the beginning of Full Council, Cabinet and Overview and Scrutiny. There are special rules for people who want to speak at Development Control – call 01293 438311 for more information. For more details of the meetings visit the council’s website at: or call 01293 438549. Meetings start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Audit and Governance 27 June (6.30pm) Cabinet 13 June, 4 July Development Control 31 May, 18 June, 9 July Full Council 18 July General Purposes 25 June (7pm) Overview and Scrutiny Commission 11 June, 2nd July (7pm)

Three Bridges Councillor Bob Burgess or Councillor Brenda Burgess hold a surgery at St Richard’s Church, Crossways, from 10.30am on the first Tuesday of every month. You can contact the council in a number of ways: Call: 01293 438000 during office hours and 01293 551636 for out of hours emergencies. Minicom: 01293 405202 for the deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired Fax: 01293 511803 Email: Website:


In other news… The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Weekend 1-5 June




Jubilee Beacon



e to the 70s! Sing A trip back in tim m fro ic e to mus a-long and danc hers and Boogie ot Br The Blunter . rs open at 5.30pm Wonderland. Doo £5 , ts ul ad r * £10 fo Advanced tickets under 3s go free. d an s for under 16

Funded by the government, West Sussex County Council and partners, West Sussex Better Connected aims to make it possible for the entire county to connect to better broadband services by April 2015.






A fantastic three-day live music festival at Southgate Playing Fields.

Friday 1 June Crawley Revival

Do you want better broadband?

Improved broadband speeds can transform how we work, live and communicate.

The Jubilee celebrations kick off this weekend in Crawley and there are some fantastic events for you to attend.

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Sunday 3 June The Big 19 Jubilee Lunch 20


21 Bring a picnic be tween 12 noon and 4pm (gates open fro m 11am) and en joy the family friendly atmosphere with live music 25 from loca2l acts. The Bi2g7Lunch 6 is an Ed Project initiative, encouraging pe 28 en ople across the UK to have lunch with thei r neighbours, as a simple act of community, friendship and fun. Please pick up your FR EE tickets from The Hawth box office or th e Town Hall.

Saturday 2 June The Best of British

anza are Queen Headlining this all day music extravag Williams, also with live Rhapsody and Lee Pashley as Robbie Classic, Aeroplane music from local bands including Fran open at 12 noon and Blondes and Mainly Madness. Gates £15 for adults, £10 music starts at 2pm. Advanced tickets* for under 16s and under 3s go free. se your tickets for Friday and Saturday’s * For more information and to purcha


Crawley Revival






The Best of British

Big Jubilee Lunch



If you want better broadband in your area help us to show suppliers there is a demand. Visit or pick up a demand registration form at Crawley Library.

Food Safety Week


Crawley Borough Council will hold a National Food Safety Week event in the Town Hall from 11-15 June.


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Jobseekers and employers can match each other’s needs online, thanks to a new, dedicated job board for the Gatwick Diamond region. Some of the area’s key organisations are backing Gatwick Diamond Jobs, which aims to help local people find local jobs and training opportunities. Gatwick Airport, British Airways, West Sussex County Council, Heart FM, American Express, Central Sussex College, Search, Gatwick Diamond Business Association, Creative Pod and Mayo Wynne Baxter have all backed the new website. For more information visit

Changes to your rubbish and recycling collection over the Jubilee weekend.

This year’s theme is food safety on a budget. New Food Standards Agency research shows that some people are taking more risks with food safety as they try to save money and make their food go further, ignoring use by dates more than they used to and keeping leftovers in the fridge for longer than the recommended limit of two days. For more information on food safety visit the foyer of the Town Hall during the week or call the council’s Environmental Health Team on 01293 438247.

Carer wellbeing day Do you care for someone frail, elderly or with dementia? If so, why not take some well deserved time off and pop into the Civic Hall on 20 June between 10.30am and 3.30pm for a cup of tea, a chat with other carers and talk to the support services out there for you? We are also offering free NHS health checks with one of our nurses. To book your health check in advance please call 01293 585317. For more information please visit

Put your recycling or GREENbin out as well if your collection is a:

Normal collection day

Revised collection day

Mon 4 June

Tues 5 June

Week 1


Tues 5 June

Wed 6 June

Week 1


Wed 6 June

Thurs 7 June

Week 1


Thurs 7 June

Fri 8 June

Week 1


Fri 8 June

Sat 9 June

Week 1


events please visit

All collections back to normal from Monday 11 June

These are your councillors. Crawley Borough Council has 37 councillors – 21 Conservative and 16 Labour. This is the make-up of the council following the 2012 local elections.

Pound Hill North

Northgate Langley Green



Broadfield North


West Green

Gossops Green

Three Bridges

Furnace Green


Pound Hill South & Worth


Bewbush Broadfield North

Marion Ayling – Labour 07886 920815

Chris Cheshire – Labour 01293 542359

Broadfield South

Colin Moffatt – Labour 01293 530585

Michael Jones – Labour 07944 578872

Alan Quirk – Conservative 01293 413853

Peter Smith – Labour 07703 502430

David Shreeves – Labour 01293 551908

Brenda Smith – Labour 01293 542535

John Denman – Conservative 01293 544442

Chris Oxlade – Labour 07710 900813

Duncan Peck – Conservative 07503 633926

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Broadfield South

Duncan Crow – Conservative 01293 888564

Sally Blake – Conservative 01293 435373

Carol Eade – Conservative 01293 614216

Lee Burke – Conservative 01293 400230

Keith Brockwell – Conservative 01293 883205

Richard Burrett – Conservative 01293 522338

Claire Denman – Conservative 01293 544442

Lenny Walker – Conservative 01293 438625

Howard Bloom – Conservative 01293 863771

Bob Burgess – Conservative 01293 441204

Brenda Burgess – Conservative 01293 441204


Bob Lanzer – Conservative 01293 884789


Ken Trussell – Conservative 07960 020537

Conservatives Labour

Three Bridges

Nigel Boxall – Conservative 07921 122205

Colin Lloyd – Labour 01293 527843

West Green

Liam Marshall-Ascough – Conservative 07966 070994



Geraint Thomas – Labour and Co-Operative 01293 770121

Pound Hill South and Worth


Chris Mullins – Labour 01293 511069

Peter Lamb – Labour 07729 167084

Pound Hill North

Furnace Green

Gossops Green

Keith Blake – Conservative 01293 435373

Brian Quinn – Labour 01293 512650


Langley Green

Stephen Joyce – Labour 01293 409242

Ian Irvine – Labour 01293 439503

Karl Williamson – Conservative 07872 558223

Bill Ward – Labour 01293 517053

Vanessa Cumper – Conservative 01293 770100

Picnic Park Picnicin in the the Park Borde HillGarden Garden Haywards Haywards Heath Borde Hill Heath

Saturday June 30 30 Saturday June

Jools Jools Holland

Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Special guest

& His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra


Special guest

Advance Adult £32 : Advance Child £15 (age 5-15)

MARC ALMOND Sunday July 1

Advance Adult £32 : Advance Child £15 (age 5-15)

Spitfire Proms Spitfire Sunday July 1


with Spectacular Firework Finale Advance Adult £22.50 Child under 16 Free

with Spectacular Firework Finale EMS Concerts 01603 660444 Borde Hill 01444 450326 Book online and full programme at

EMS Concerts 01603 660444 Borde Hill 01444 450326 Book online and full programme at

Advance Adult £22.50 Child under 16 Free

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Crawley Live June and July, Olympics special