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Crawley Council Leader asks Chancellor for help over homelessness

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The leader of Crawley Borough Council has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer supporting Crisis’s campaign over the raising of the Local Housing Allowance.

In his letter Mr Lamb says:

“Fulfilling the Government’s promise that it will end rough sleeping by 2027 requires substantial work to prevent homelessness in the first place, in addition to tackling the number of people already sleeping on our streets.”

He goes on to add that by increasing the Local Housing Allowance it will help councils deliver results with immediate impact.

Mr Lamb also writes that research by the Local Government Association in England has found that 86% of responding councils identified private sector affordability as a barrier to rehousing people which he says carries an unnecessary human cost and acts as a false economy for local and national government.

You can read the full letter by clicking the image below:

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Crawley Council to begin reopening play areas this week

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Crawley Council has announced that they are planning a phased reopening of the towns play areas, beginning this week.

The 17 play areas below will reopen by Friday (17 July) and the council say they look forward to welcoming people back safely.

1. Bewbush Pocket Park under 7s

Bewbush Pocket Park over 7s

Bewbush MUGA

2. Broadfield Barton play area

Broadfield Barton toddler

Broadfield Barton kickabout

3. Dobbins Place, Ifield

Dobbins kickabout

4. Furnace Green playing fields

5. Gainsborough Road, Tilgate

6. Goffs Park upper

Goffs Park lower

7. Grattons Park, Pound Hill

8. Ifield Green playing fields

Ifield Green playing fields youth area

Ifield Green playing fields kickabout

9. Kidborough Road, Gossops Green

10. Knepp Close, Pound Hill

11. Langley Green playing fields

12. Maidenbower playing fields

Maidenbower kickabout and youth area

Maidenbower assault course

13. Stone Court, Maidenbower

14. Northgate playing fields

Northgate playing fields

Northgate kickabout

15. Three Bridges playing fields

Three Bridges MUGA

16. West Green playing fields

17. Lutyens Close, Bewbush

The safety of all those using our play areas is our top priority.

Please follow this guidance, which will be displayed at the entrance to all of the play areas:·

All users are responsible for following government guidelines and giving appropriate guidance to children on the use of equipment

· Maintain social distancing and avoid over-crowding

· Wipe down equipment before and after use

· One person or family unit per piece of equipment at a time and allow others their turn

· One adult per family group

· No food and drink please

· Anyone failing to adhere to government guidelines may be asked to leave.

Thanks for your patience.

Further play areas will be reopened in phases in the coming weeks.

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