Archive for March 15th, 2011

Tie-break suspense at the 21st Road Safety and TravelWise Quiz final

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Tie-break suspense at the 21st Road Safety and TravelWise Quiz final

Pound Hill Junior School and Dorset House School battled it out in a tense tie-break for first place in West Sussex County Council’s Road Safety and TravelWise Quiz final.

It was the first tie-break in the quiz’s 21 year history.

Dorset House School in Pulborough took home the prestigious Pemberton Shield and £30 worth of Evans Cycles vouchers for each pupil.

Dorset House School in Pulborough

Pound Hill Junior School in Crawley was awarded a shield and £20 worth of Evans Cycles vouchers.

Pound Hill Junior School, Crawley

Leechpool Primary School in Horsham and Lindfield Primary School in Haywards Heath won joint third place, each getting a shield and £10 worth of vouchers.

Leechpool Primary School in Horsham

Jessie Younghusband School in Chichester was winner of hi-vis jackets awarded by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership.

Caitlin Garside, aged 10, from Slindon CE Primary School in Arundel also won a bicycle courtesy of Evans Cycles.

(Back) Andy Ekinsmyth from West Sussex County Council's Infrastructure (l-r) West Sussex Youth Cabinet member Finlay Whitfield, Caitlin Garside, Youth Cabinet Member Macaulay Relf, Mrs Garside, and Jane Walters headteacher of Slindon CE Primary Scho

Lionel Barnard, Deputy Leader of West Sussex County Council with responsibility for Highways and Transport, said: “Congratulations to all the winners in this year’s quiz.

“It is such a great achievement and shows just how smart our students are when it comes to road safety and travelling around in environmentally friendly ways.”

Twenty schools and 120 students took part in the finals, held at Chichester Festival Theatre, answering questions in four rounds.


Brighter Broadfield

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Brighter Broadfield

Things are about to get a lot brighter in Broadfield when work to upgrade street lighting starts next month.

18 courts in central Broadfield have old and failing lights which are fitted to porches, making the areas dark and uninviting at night.

Crawley Borough Council is set to start replacing 217 lights in the next six weeks, responding to residents who are unhappy with their dimly lit streets and ensuring the new lights meet their standards.

Councillor Keith Blake, Cabinet member for Environment said: “This is really good news for a lot of people in central Broadfield who have put up with insufficient lighting in their neighbourhoods for a long time.

“It’s a big project so we’ll have to phase the work to make it manageable and minimise disruption. I hope the residents will be happy with their brighter streets and they’ll probably feel a lot safer too.”

The council aims to replace about 20 lights a month, focussing on broken lights first. Costing around £75,000 the project will take a year to complete, ending in March 2012.

Residents will be informed of the draft work timetable shortly.

Residents who would like more information can contact Michelle Fitzgerald-Lees, Neighbourhood Housing Manager for Inner Broadfield, on 01293 438374 or email


Areas include –

Adrian Court, Aston Court, Baylis Walk, Crossman Court, Dyson Walk, Flamsteed Heights, Greenwood Court, Herschel Walk, Jeans Court, Lindgren Walk, Marsh Court, Murray Walk, Seddon Court, Shinwell Walk, Silkin Walk, Strachey Court, Thomson Court and Webb Close.