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Faygate and Bewbush affected after third party contractor bursts water main

Some residents and business were affected with loss of water after the pipe broke.

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Whilst working on the road improvements on Horsham Rd outside Squires Garden Centre, a contractor caught one of the water pipes while working around one of the gas pipes at around 10:30 this morning (12th Feb).

Southern Water said two areas were affected, Faygate and Bewbush Drive.

A rapid response team from Southern  Water was despatched to sort the problem out.

The repairs were completed by mid afternoon.

A spokesperson from Southern Water said:

“We’re pleased to say repairs are complete on the burst main in Horsham Road, Crawley and all customers affected should now be back in supply.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this has caused and we would like to thank everyone affected for their patience while we’ve worked as quickly and safely as possible on this emergency.”

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Appalling dog attack in Tilgate Park, Crawley

Dog left with ear half ripped off.

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At around 12pm on Tuesday 16th of April an off-the -eash dog, reportedly a Dalmatian, was seen attacking another dog in Tilgate Park.

The owner of Ollie, the dog being attacked, had to intervene and physically drag the Dalmatian off.

According to the owner the lady in charge of the Dalmatian allegedly did nothing but shout its name.

She then apparently said:

‘I’m a professional dog walker, I know what I’m doing’ before walking off with the aggressive dog still off the leash.

Ollie was left with gushing blood from his ear which was half ripped off and his shaken owner rushed him to the vet for emergency treatment.

Ollie is now recovering from the attack.

The police were notified but as there was no information on who the lady was, no further action could be taken.

A Facebook appeal for information was started by Tilgate Councillor Francis Guidera the following morning and someone has already come forward with information which may be very helpful and will be passed on to the police.

Ollie’s owners, as if the distress of this experience wasn’t enough, were left with a £1000 bill leaving them with a sizeable excess to pay for the treatment which is ongoing due to the severity of poor Ollie’s injury.

Cllr Guidera said:

“I am absolutely disgusted by this. We have a dog and I can only imagine how distressing this must have been for Ollie and for his owners. Dogs are treated as part of the family and responsible dog walkers are very welcome in Tilgate Park. Irresponsible dog walkers, however, are absolutely not. If someone cannot control a dog, why on earth would they let it off the leash in what is likely the most popular public park in Sussex?”

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