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Crawley Council supports ‘no excuse for abuse’ taxi campaign

Crawley Borough Council is supporting the National Private Hire and Taxi Association to raise awareness about abuse towards taxi drivers.



Councillor Geraint Thomas with Mr Ali, a Crawley taxi driver.

The council has offered all drivers in Crawley a ‘no excuse for abuse’ stickers in an effort to encourage passengers to treat drivers with respect, reinforcing that abuse will not be tolerated and reported to the police.  

Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability, Councillor Geraint Thomas, said:

“These stickers are a great idea. While the vast majority of taxi users are polite and well-behaved, there are a few who unfortunately feel it acceptable to be abusive.

It’s important that people know that this will not be tolerated.”

The council is responsible for regulating local taxis, drivers and companies. For more information, visit


Northgate, Crawley dance school shortlisted for ‘People’s Choice’ award



Some of the schools dancers receiving effort awards for online dancing during Lockdown.

A local dance school based in Northgate, Crawley has been shortlisted for the ‘People’s Choice’ Award 2020.

The Louise Ryrie School of Dance & Drama received the nomination from One Dance UK.

Speaking to Crawley News 24 about the nomination the principal Louise said:

“Our dance school based locally in Northgate Crawley has been shortlisted for the ‘People’s Choice’ Award 2020 by One Dance UK. Link attached below, where you can read our nomination. 

We’re so honoured to receive this nomination. We love and care for all our dancers as individuals, as well as training them to a high standard whether they want to pursue a career in the dance industry, or dance as a hobby.

Now the school needs all the towns support to vote for them ahead of the 27th September deadline.

You can place make your vote by clicking here.

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