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Crawley Councillors are kicking up a stink over dog poo



The town’s Conservative opposition have strongly criticised Crawley Borough Council’s ruling Labour Administration for the “disgusting state” of the town’s dog poo bins.

This morning at about 10 AM Councillor Francis Guidera contacted the relevant head of service at Crawley Borough Council to request extra dog bins on Titmus Drive, the road leading up to Tilgate Park and also for the council to increase the rate of dog bin emptying immediately.

His concern was over a serious public health issue and he was worried the hot weather would make it far worse.

An increasing number of photographs have been appearing on social media in recent weeks as residents across the town complain that the council are not emptying dog poo bins and leaving them to overflow in the hot weather.

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Maidenbower councillor Kim Jaggard who is the Shadow Cabinet Member for Environmental Services said “The disgusting state of the town’s dog poo bins is a serious public health issue. This is wholly unacceptable and immediate action by the council is urgently needed.”

Conservative Group Leader Cllr Duncan Crow (Furnace Green) added “The stench coming from these overflowing bins is sickening and if the Labour-run council cannot provide this very basic service for Crawley, you have to wonder what else they are failing on?”

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Leader of the council, Peter Lamb commented:

“I dont see evidence of a widespread problem but we clearly don’t want bins to get into this state.

My advice to people is that if you see a problem then please report to the council as quickly as you can so that it can be dealt with immediately.”

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Britain’s Got Talent auditions come to Crawley

The ITV show is holding auditions at The Hawth this month.



Get practising because Britain’s Got Talent is coming to Crawley!

The hugely popular ITV show is holding auditions right here in Crawley at The Hawth and you can be a part of it.

On Thursday 30th August from 2-8pm you can audition to be a part of this fantastic show.

If you are under 18 you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

You can also apply via

So dust off those dance shoes, dig out the instruments and show the world how talented you are.


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