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County Council still unable to commit to when flooded Southgate, Crawley underpass will be fixed

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Photo: Lynne Garwood

It has caused a lot of consternation from residents as well as worry from parents whose children have to cross the busy roads it cuts underneath. But there appears to be no urgency to a resolution from Sussex County Council.

The bypass which cuts underneath the A23 (Crawley Avenue) has been flooded on previous occasions, and this time it has become soo flooded that it is completely unusable without people donning their wading boots.

Photo: Lynne Garwood

Most worryingly are the concerns from residents over how school children are now seen running across the dual carriageway, rather than walking up to the nearest crossing.

One resident, Lynne Garwood said:

“No way can any child get through it so they’re all running across the dual carriage way, there will be a death soon.”

Sussex County Council said that they were working to resolve the issue as quickly as they could but would not commit to when this would happen.

Instead they said they were ‘continuing to investigate the cause’ and urged pedestrians to use crossing further up and down the road.

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said:

“We are working to resolve the flooding issue as soon as possible. Meanwhile, we would urge people to please use the designated pedestrian crossing points further along the road, to the north and south. We appreciate this will cause inconvenience, but it is the safest option.

“We went to the subway following reports of flooding last week but it was not flooded at the time. We received further reports last night and are continuing to investigate the cause. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

The response is unlikely to placate residents who are now having to make detours rather than use an underpass that was designed to assist them.

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Our Easy & Delicious £0.09p Blueberry Muffins

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We all love a muffin, but they can end up being quite expensive particularly if you want ones with real fruit inside. Now we show you how you can make absolutely delicious blueberry muffins that will melt with every bite and only costs £0.09p per muffin!

So don’t waste your money on pre-packed, pre-made muffins full of who-knows-what.

PLUS – if you have kids, they will love being able to make these simple yet OH-SO-NICE muffins.

And if you don’t like blueberries then try a different fruit like cherries or blackberries – or be wild and mix them up!

NOTE:
All the ingredients were purchased from Aldi, including the cupcake cases which you can also get at Asda (100 cases for £1). When the required amounts in the recipe are used, each muffins works out at only £0.09 each.

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Our Easy & Delicious £0.09p Blueberry Muffins
All you will need for this EASY recipe is a bowl to mix all the ingredients, a muffin tray and some cupcake cases.
Cuisine Muffins
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Cuisine Muffins
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients, except the blueberries, in a bowl, yes that's right, just put them all in together and mix them all up, making sure they are all well combined.
  2. Once mixed add the blueberries but when mixing be gently, they may be frozen but they will defrost very quickly and you do not want to crush them.
  3. Take a muffin baking tray and line each one with a cupcake case.
  4. Use a large spoon or spatula and place a spoonful of the mixture into a case making sure you split it all evenly across all 12 cases.
  5. If you like a crunchy top add a sprinkling of sugar across the top of each one.
  6. Of course you can make larger muffins using less cases but if you do remember to add a couple of teaspoons of water to the empty cases to that all the muffins bake evenly.
  7. Put into a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 20-25 minutes
  8. Once they have risen and are brown on top take them out of the oven and let them cool down. BE CAREFUL THEY WILL BE VERY HOT!
Recipe Notes

The muffins will be scrummy for any time of the day, particularly breakfast.  You can also freeze them once they have cooled down and either let them defrost when you fancy one, or heat in the microwave (from frozen) for 30-40 seconds to give you a gooey taste sensation (AGAIN BE CAREFUL THEY WILL BE VERY HOT).

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