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Crawley’s Bewbush Youth Centre Looking to the Future

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Bewbush Youth Centre is looking to increase youth sessions for young people in Bewbush, with strict social distancing and protection measures in place.

Bewbush & Ifield West County Councillor, Cllr Chris Oxlade along with the Mayor of Crawley, Francis Guidera, met with Crawley Community Youth Service Leader, Laura Carter and Youth Worker Billy Lewis to talk about how the centre has been coping during the pandemic.

Cllr Chris Oxlade said:

“The team at Bewbush Youth Centre provide a range of sessions for young people in Bewbush, but due to the pandemic and social distancing, they’ve been forced to move sessions to Dormans in Gossops Green, with Youth Worker Alys Guntley setting up a walking bus from Bewbush to Gossops Green to ensure any young person who wishes to come to the sessions is able to.

The team are reintroducing 1-2-1 sessions like cooking in the very near future. The work at Bewbush Youth Centre by Crawley Community Youth Service is a vital service for many young people in the area.”

Mayor of Crawley, Cllr Francis Guidera said;

“I am pleased to have been able to meet and catch up with Laura and Billy from CCYS along with Councillor Chris Oxlade today. The work the CCYS does is so important to the young people of our town, even more so now.”

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Crawley residents given chance to question police & leaders over towns issues

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Crawley residents are being given the chance to pose questions to Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, Chief Inspector Shane Baker (District Commander for Crawley & Mid Sussex), Henry Smith MP, and Ashwin Soni of the Crawley Interfaith Network. 

Questions can be about any issue relating to policing in Sussex but should avoid mentioning specific cases which cannot be publicly discussed. 

Written questions must be submitted by midnight on Friday 30 October to give enough preparation time ahead of the live discussion. 

Mrs Bourne said;

“This is an opportunity for Crawley residents’ voices to be heard. We know that reports of anti-social behaviour, business crime and even serious organised crime, have risen over the last year so I hope that residents will actively engage with this event. 

“The diversity of the Crawley community is something to be celebrated and we don’t want anybody to feel overlooked in this discussion. 

“If you are living in the Crawley area and would like to raise a concern, please submit a question. I want to hear what you have to say and have brought together a panel that will be able to hopefully answer your queries and offer some reassurance.”

Questions can be submitted in writing to pcc@sussex-pcc.gov.uk.

The meeting will be held virtually, starting at 11.00am on Friday 13 November and will be webcast live here: https://sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

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