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Crunch time for Crawley bar as application for 24 new apartments could mean its closure

Bar 7, which operates out of a site on Pegler Way, is hopeing that a planning application will get rejected.



Ten 1 bed flats and fourteen 2 bed flats. That’s the number of apartments being proposed to the planning council tomorrow (12th March) at county hall.

The application made by Clifford Tee & Gale Limited on behalf of their client has been described by some residents as ‘hideous’ whilst one business who would be thrown out of their current venue has called for people to sign a petition calling for it to be rejected.

Bar 7, which describes itself at being at the heart of the LGBTQ community for Crawley, Horsham, Gatwick, Horley and Redhill, is worried that if the planning application is accepted then the only LGBT venue between London and Brighton will be no more.

Plans available on Crawley councils website show the design that has been proposed but more questions about parking and access have been raised.

Bar 7 launched a petition against the application here.


Aged 9-15? Auditions announced for this years panto at The Hawth

The Hawth, in partnership with Evolution Productions are looking for girls to be part of the Juvenile Ensemble for their spectacular pantomime, DICK WHITTINGTON this Christmas!



Registration will take place at 10am on Saturday 22 June 2019 at The Hawth.

To audition you must be between the ages 9–15 (inclusive) on 1 September 2019 and be under 5’ 2”.

Producers say that auditions will end approximately 2 hours after the start time but you may need to stay longer if you are successful.

You don’t need to prepare anything – you’ll be taught a routine on the day. They ask you come wearing comfortable clothes and soft/dance shoes and advise that you bring some water, but no other food or drink.

They added, “Pantomime is a huge team effort, and we will require full commitment for the rehearsal period and the full run of the production (Monday 25 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020).”

Click here to download an audition registration form.

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