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Crawley ice rink opens with the help of Thomas Bennett students

The ice rink in Tilgate Park, Crawley has now opened for the festive season.



Students from Thomas Bennett Community College were the first to come and launch Crawley’s ice rink in Tilgate Park this morning (26th Nov).

The new rink has been located just outside Smith and Western and is open throughout Tilgate Park’s Magical Christmas.

The students all from different years were able to experience the new rink with some even able to stop using the penguin aids and skate freestyle within minutes.

It is open from 13:00 through to 20:45 Mon – Fri during term time and 10:00 to 20:45 on Weekends and School Holidays.

With sessions lasting 45 minutes at the start of each hour the rink has also teamed up with Smith and Western for parties.

Thomas Bennett students: Rogerio Cardoso, Emma Elliott, Jack Whitney, Brooke Miller, Skye Miles, Hannah Hogan, Will McLaughlin, Fearne Dore, Jessica Elliott, Sas Thompson, Cassie Girling & Bracken Cumming

Prices are:

Peak – £8.75
Off Peak – £7.25

CHILDREN (Under 16)
Peak – £7.75
Off Peak – £7.25

Prices as above – Carers skate for free

FAMILY TICKET (4 skaters incl. at least 2 children under 16)
Peak – £30.00

Penguin/Panda Skate Aid £3.50

For more information goto their website here or call 01293 769940


Drug use and breach of guidelines – the reason Crawley Police increased their presence across Maidenbower Park



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Crawley Police increased their presence across Maidenbower Park after receiving reports of Anti Social Behaviour.

The reports included use of Class B drugs being taken within the park.

What constitutes antisocial behaviour?

There are three main categories for antisocial behaviour, depending on how many people are affected:

  • Personal antisocial behaviour is when a person targets a specific individual or group.
  • Nuisance antisocial behaviour is when a person causes trouble, annoyance or suffering to a community.
  • Environmental antisocial behaviour is when a person’s actions affect the wider environment, such as public spaces or buildings.

Sussex Police confirmed they are working with Crawley Borough council to deal with any reports of on going anti social behaviour at Maidenbower Park.

In a statement Crawley Police said:

“These reports are mainly focused on but are not limited to groups congregating in breach of previous Covid-19 guidelines and the use of Class B drugs in the park.”

The public are encouraged to continue to report any new incidents to Sussex Police via 101 or the Sussex Police internet reporting system. If the matter is an emergency then please ring 999

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