Archive for January 5th, 2011

Make reducing waste your New Year resolution

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Make reducing waste your New Year resolution

Make it your New Year resolution to be more eco friendly by volunteering to become a qualified Waste Prevention Advisor.

West Sussex County Council has developed the award winning Waste Prevention Advisor Volunteer project under the Better Tomorrows Scheme. This is in partnership with the Waste and Energy Research Group at the University of Brighton, and local district and borough councils.

The aim of the project is to train members of the community to help promote waste prevention throughout the county. Courses are about to start for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer.

The 10-week courses are from 6pm – 9pm, in Crawley on Tuesdays, starting on January 18, and Thursdays in Littlehampton, starting on January 20.

The courses will cover a wide range of waste-related topics – how to reduce it, home composting, food waste, cotton nappies, smart shopping and recycling.

Volunteers will work with their local communities to promote ways to cut down on waste. Some volunteers will do house calls to advise on cutting down waste in the home.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Economy, Deborah Urquhart, said: “This project is part of the Better Tomorrows scheme, which aims to meet the challenging target of reducing municipal waste by 80,000 tonnes per annum by 2015 with pioneering strategies.

“As a Waste Prevention Advisor Volunteer, you can help to make this happen by encouraging businesses and individuals to just think a little bit more about the waste they use.

“If everyone does one thing to reduce waste, it will make a huge difference.”

If you’re interested in joining the course and becoming a Waste Prevention Advisor, call 01243 642106 or email info@ bettertomorrows.org.uk

Crawley Town Football Club are on the up!

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

On Monday 10th January Crawley Town Football Club will play Derby in the FA Cup third round & are 2nd in the Blue Square Premier with 2 games in hand over AFC Wimbledon.

If that is not exciting enough, Crawley had two surprise visitors yesterday. Dan Walker, presenter of Football Focus and Derby player Robbie Savage attended Broadfield Stadium to discuss the match on Monday which is to be televised.

In the interview you will hear Dan explain how the Crawley players didn’t want to be interviewed or meet Robbie as they want to be totally focused for the game. We are very proud of our boys for taking such a stance. After all, they could have gone for the fame and glory, but no, they went down the professional route.

To see the interview, please click here.

For ticket information please contact CTFC on 01293 410000 or visit their website here.

We would like to wish Crawley Town Football Club all the best for the forthcoming match. We have all faith! :-)

Crawley Football in the Community

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Crawley Football in the Community Football courses have been bringing high quality, enjoyable football to young children of all abilities for 10 years. Children are encouraged to appreciate the benefits of teamwork, to have a go, develop their confidence, and gain new skills as well as developing existing ones. The aim is for all children to have an enjoyable time, make friends and enjoy sport in a safe, structured fun environment.



THE HAWTH’S FILM SEASON

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

THE HAWTH’S FILM SEASON

A vicious gangster, a desperate climber and a member of the royal family, they’re all at The Hawth next year, as part of our film season and at just £6 per ticket a visit to the silver screen is a treat you can afford in 2011.

Saturday 26th February –  London Boulevard (18)

Starring Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Stephen Graham, London Boulevard tells the story of a man newly released from prison who falls in love with a reclusive young movie star and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster.

Wednesday 16th March – 127 Hours (15)

Another fantastic film from director Danny Boyle starring James Franco. Based on the true story of a mountain climber who becomes trapped under a boulder and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Thursday 24th March – The King’s Speech (12A)

King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II reluctantly assumes the throne after his brother abdicates. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, ‘Bertie’ engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist and is able to find his voice and lead the country through war. Starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon.

All films are screened at 8pm and tickets priced £6 (discounts £5.50) for each film are available from the Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or you can book online at www.hawth.co.uk.

Making 2011 New Year resolutions the green way

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Making 2011 New Year resolutions the green way

Residents are being asked to travel wisely in 2011 and reduce their carbon footprint.

West Sussex County Council’s TravelWise team wants to hear about people’s New Year resolutions which aim to help the environment, shed those Christmas pounds, or save money.

The team suggest a number of greener alternatives to travel habits for work, school or leisure journeys, which can help reduce pollution, congestion and improve local air quality.

Why not make one of your resolutions to:

• walk or cycle to work or school, which has health benefits and can reduce carbon footprint significantly.

• use public transport to get to work and for business travel which can help to avoid congestion and parking costs in town centres. Despite the recent rail fare increases, using trains for a daily 20-mile round-trip commute saves nearly £140 a year in fuel costs.

• regularly share the daily car journey, which can cut travel costs by 50 per cent. Sharing a 15-mile drive to work will reduce your petrol bill by more than £500 a year. Register with the County Council’s free car sharing website www.westsussexcarshare.com to find someone to liftshare with.

• take part in environmental campaigns such as the Government’s ‘Act On CO2’ initiative and try to drive five miles less a week. For more information visit http://actonco2.direct.gov.uk

Businesses can also do their bit to help encourage staff to get to work using more environmentally friendly methods of transport. They can set up ‘Cycle to Work’ or ‘Green Travel to Work’ salary sacrifice schemes that enable staff to save money and spread the cost of ticket prices or equipment that will help them travel sustainably.

Lionel Barnard, Deputy Leader of West Sussex County Council with responsibility for Highways and Transport, said: “Changing your travel habits can not only save you money, but can also give you a healthier lifestyle and cut down your carbon footprint.”

‘Register your resolution’ at www.westsussex.gov.uk/travelwise and follow the links to ‘Tips for a TravelWise lifestyle’.

The TravelWise team will then use the data to tailor its campaigns that get people to think twice about using the car.