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Crawley community group shortlisted to receive £4000 grant

Three local groups have been shortlisted to receive a cash award from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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Home-Start Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex is delighted to have been shortlisted to receive a cash boost from the sale of Tesco carrier bags.

Three local groups have been shortlisted to receive a cash award from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative and shoppers are being invited to head along to Crawley Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant of £4000.

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Home-Start CHAMS is hoping to secure funding for “Twiglets”, their weekly group for families with young twins and triplets, held at Holy Trinity Church Hall in Tilgate on Thursday mornings. The group provides a special place for families to come together, and for young children to take part in messy play, rhyme time and a healthy snack.

Jacquie Thomas, Home-Start CHAMS’ Business Manager said:

“We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for Tesco funding. Our Twiglets group has helped hundreds of local families with multiple birth children, and a grant will help us continue running the group throughout 2018.”

Voting is open in Tesco Extra and the local Express stores throughout March and April. Customers can cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for March and April. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more, click here.

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Crawley Council Leader agrees to meet with opposition party to resolve towns leadership situation

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The leader of Crawley Borough Council, Peter Lamb, has agreed to meet with the towns opposition party, the Conservatives after an invite was extended in response the Mr Lambs call for a motion of no confidence.

In what has been a very tense time across the town politically for the past week, with two Councillors leaving the Labour party resulting in the party have a minority council, another step forward has been made for the council to come to an agreement of how it will continue for the rest of the year.

In a letter replying to Conservative Leader Duncan Crow, Peter Lamb says:

“We belong to different parties of very different beliefs, beliefs which in any ordinary circumstances would make joint-working impossible… However, current circumstances are far from ordinary…Recent events mean that no such majority exists.

We owe it to the town to resolve the current impasse. Consequently the Labour Group has asked that I take up your offer of talks to see what, if any, agreement can be reached.”

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