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Crawley St. George’s Day a huge success

Those who attended the event enjoyed a food fair with music, dance, theatre and workshops all to celebrate England’s Patron Saint.



St. George's Day celebrations in Crawley High Street. Photo: Peter Smith

The weather managed to stay on the brighter side for those attending the St. George’s Day festival in Crawley High Street and Queens Square yesterday (22 April).

It was a great turnout and attendees enjoyed a food fair with music, dance, theatre and workshops all to celebrate England’s Patron Saint.

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A variety of food and craft stalls sold cakes, crepes, ice cream, sweets, sausages, falafel, flatbreads, woodturning creations and more.

Crawley Councillor and Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, Peter Smith attended the event. He said:

“I was delighted to see how successful the event was in the High Street with many residents and their children having a great time.

“It’s thanks to Crawley Borough Council’s increased investment in events that we are able to put on such spectacular gatherings.”

Hundreds of people gathered in Queens Square to see the proceedings for the day which included the Scouts annual St George’s Day service.

Photo: Helen Mclaren

Photo: Helen Mclaren

Crawley MP Henry Smith also attended the celebrations:

Crawley Borough Council took to Twitter yesterday to build excitement for the event.

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Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy



Sussex Police have confirmed they have made the decision to drop an investigation into an incident of alleged bullying.

The investigation was launched following an outcry from concerned residents when a video emerged on social media.

The video has since been taken down from most social media accounts.

Earlier Susses Police had confirmed they had launched an investigation into the incident and were liaising with Oriel High School.

Now it appears their investigation has turned up new information which has led to their decision to drop the police’s involvement and hand it over to the school.

A statement from Sussex Police said:

“Police have investigated the circumstances surrounding a video on social media showing the alleged bullying of a boy by fellow students from Oriel High School in Maidenbower, Crawley.

As a result, the matter has been passed to the school for any action they feel is appropriate.”

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