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Crawley pupils see that local police are ‘just normal people’ as they take them on at football (and win)

In what sounds like it could become a regular occurrence, Crawley Response officers took on 15 and 16 year old students at Ifield Community College.



On Monday 15th January, Crawley Response officers used one of their rest days to play some 6-a-side football against ICC’s Year 10 & 11 students.

It was a great opportunity for the local school children to spend some time with some of the officers who patrol their town, particularly at a time when there have been some high-profile incidents that have caused concerns to local residents.

Four games were played with ICC students winning.

The results were:

1-0, 2-2, 4-1, 4-0 all in favour of ICC.

With no major injuries to report on either side, the officers returned safely to work the next day.

Sergeant Iain Macnab said,

We want to show the younger generation that their local police officers are just normal people who like a kick-about too! By spending some time with the pupils on our day off, we hope that they will feel that they can approach us when we are out on patrol, and feel confident in reporting any concerns that they may have.

We will always take their reports seriously, and we aim to provide a safe and reassuring town for them to grow up in. We will be arranging further games in the District to engage with as many pupils as we can in order to promote this approach to a more positive youth engagement in the town. “

An 11-a-side game is planned later in the term.


The Cowdray Arms is back!

The anticipated re-launch following a huge refit has finally completed and it looks amazing.



Only two weeks ago we did a story on how the Cowdray Arms had been bought and leased by new owners. You can read that story here.

Now after many weeks renovations, a new concept, a new Michelin Star chef and staff eager to show off their stunning venue it has finally opened.

We took a glimpse inside to share the wonderful new look and feel.

A brand new dining room with stunning fire place.
Spaces transformed to accommodate more guests.
A high class feel in a very relaxed atmosphere.
Beautiful touches of design incorporated throughout with lighting to match.
Maintaining the traditional feel of the pub.
Introducing a new range of gins for guests to try.
The traditional pub feel has not been lost.
Refreshed yet stylish design throughout.
The ‘iconic’ branding is back.

It is a fantastic transformation, but the venue is only one part for the new menu and with a Michelin Star chef overseeing the kitchen the class of cooking is way above any ‘pub chain’ across the town.

With an enlarged garden area now finished and even boutique rooms soon to be available, the Cowdray Arms is certainly back

You can find out more information by contacting the Cowdray Arms on 01444 811 280

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