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Local conservatives show community spirit litter picking in Southgate

Taking a break from canvassing yesterday (10th March) councilors and candidates joined forces to clean up the area.



Last Sunday, 10th of March, Crawley’s Conservative Action Team held a litter picking session in Southgate and Southgate West. The three Conservative candidates for Southgate in the upcoming election all brought their families along to help.

Southgate Conservative candidate, Karim Khassal, said,

“Today was just a taste of what what can be achieved in Southgate and across Crawley. Our Conservative Action Team had a great time litter picking and making Southgate a tidier place to work and live in. We are often out and about. Get in touch, we would love for you to join us.”

Southgate conservative candidate Simon Piggott said,

“It was great to see so many of the Conservative Action Team out this Sunday throughout Southgate litter picking, and we collected a substantial amount of litter and recycled almost half of it. It is great to share pride in our area and improve the local environment. It was also a good opportunity to hear from some of the Southgate residents”.

Simon and Karim were joined by fellow Southgate candidate Inna Orjola, along with her daughter.

Valerie Knight who is running for council in Broadfield this May and many family and friends also helped out.

Tilgate Councillor, Francis Guidera, said,

“It was a fun, family afternoon and we managed to fill an entire household recycling bin to the brim with recyclable bottles, cans, and plastic drinks containers over the 3 hours we walked the area, and about 4 bin liners with crisp packets and various other non-recyclable rubbish! Southgate has some great, energetic and proactive Conservative candidates again this year, that’s for sure!”

If you live in Southgate or Southgate West and would like to get involved with community clean up action, please email


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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