Local News

Southgate Post Office

 On 7th January, Southgate Post Office became the first in Crawley to open as a new-style local branch. 

Labour Opposed Town Hall Vending Machine Savings

Crawley Borough Council conducted a short review in to its Facilities Management services, with a report being produced in September 2010.  One of the recommendations agreed was a reduction in the Town Hall Attendant staffing levels of two posts, both of which were vacant at that time.

Crawley Labour - Opposition for its Own Sake

 I maintain a list of key achievements delivered by the Conservative Crawley Borough Council since May 2006.  It is understandable that the Labour Opposition should have wished to suggest alternative courses of action for some of these initiatives but their resistance to others is less easy to understand.  Sometimes the opposition seems dogmatic, opportunistic and for its own sake.

Crawley Labour wrong about The Hawth - again

Crawley Labour have got it all wrong about The Hawth Theatre yet again.  These are the same Socialist Councillors who walked out of the Council Chamber rather than debate the future of Crawley's brilliant theatre.

The First Police and Crime Commissioners

 Last Friday, we saw the election of the first PCCs (Police and Crime Commissioners).  Katy Bourne, the Conservative Party candidate, was elected for all of Sussex.  I congratulate Katy and wish her well in her new role.  She is very able and I am confident that she will serve our county well.

Labour's Political Amnesia

 One aspect of politics is about the selling of a message.  This can present a problem with the public perception of politicians.  Even if councillors of one political party agree with their opponents on a matter, are they actually saying this in public?  If they cannot be trusted to do so, but instead criticise their opposite numbers on everything, where is the integrity in that and how worthwhile does voting become as a consequence?

Launch of Crawley Borough Council Elections Campaign

On 12th April, Crawley Conservatives officially launched their Crawley Borough Council Elections campaign.  Candidates are standing in all 13 wards being contested on Thursday 3rd May.  For six years, CrawleyBorough Council has been Conservative-controlled, with May 2006 representing a historic break with the past.