Archive for March 1st, 2011

Let’s Beat It Together Launch parties

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Slimming World Groups all across Crawley doing a 12 week sponsored slim to raise much needed cash for St Catherine’s Hospice, all our groups are taking part in this, some of our members are also taking part in the St Catherine’s Midnight walk in Horsham on 11th June or the Sponsored Bike ride on 22nd May, we are also doing lots of little fund raising events in our groups across the 12 weeks, its a win/win situation, our members lose lbs and St Catherine’s gain £££’s….!!!

We will also be encouraging members to donate their BIG clothes to St Catherine’s Hospice shops as they get smaller throughout the challenge..

We are having Let’s Beat It Together Launch parties in all our groups w/c 28th February and are encouraging our members to bring along friends/family to join us to lose weight and raise lbs, below is a little bit about it from the Slimming World Website, it would be great if you could get involved with this as the more money raised the better.

Groups are held at the following venues:-

Pound Hill – St Barnabas Church Hall, on Tuesdays at 7pm

Pound Hill – St Barnabas Church Hall, on Wednesdays at 9.30am

Tilgate – Trinity Church Hall on Mondays at 7pm

Tilgate – Trinity Church Hall on Thursdays at 7pm

Gossops Green – St Albans Church Hall, Tuesdays at 6pm

Northgate – St Pauls Church Hall on Mondays 7pm

West Green – Crawley Baptist church on Wednesdays at 6pm

Maidenbower – Junior school on Thursdays at 5.30 & 7.30pm

Maidenbower – Brook First School Saturdays at 9.30am

Broadfield – Community Centre on Thursdays at 7.30pm

Copthorne – St Johns Church Hall Tuesdays 7.30pm

East Grinstead – Chequer Mead Theatre on Wednesdays 7pm

East Grinstead – Trinity Church, Thursdays 7pm

Ambition for Leisure and Culture

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Ambition for Leisure and Culture

The Crawley Borough Council budget approved on 23rd February

provided the sound financial footing needed to develop Crawley’s future

leisure and cultural offer

Councillor Lenny Walker, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Cultural

Services, comments, “We have a fantastic leisure and cultural offer in

Crawley and we aim to improve this even further.  Tilgate Park is one of

Crawley’s gems and we see further potential pursuits for residents and

visitors.  We have allocated £500,000 in the recent budget for spend-to-

save initiatives across our parks and open spaces.”

We will be looking to bring the former Bluebird Pub back into use and

introduce new features such as Go-Ape in the forest and boating on the

lakes.  The Walled Garden and Nature Centre can also be improved

and provide an even more entertaining day out.”

The Hawth Theatre is also being reviewed so as to deliver even more for

its diverse audiences.

Councillor Lenny Walker sees great additional potential in The Hawth

which will remain firmly in Council ownership, “We will review how The

Hawth is run while treating today’s offer as the minimum baseline that we

wish to improve upon.  There may be opportunities for new investment

such as increasing the capacity of the main theatre and making more

use of the less well-known amphitheatre.  Feedback from the public is

that we should review the programme of shows and we have taken this

on board.  In doing so, we will continue to provide an eclectic mix of arts

and culture, supported by a strong commitment to community arts