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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


B&M to open on 13th April in County Mall Crawley and there are jobs available!

It will be the second B&M store for the town and will open in the former BHS site.



It will certainly be a welcome boost to the local economy as a brand new store opens in the town.

Opening at 9am on Saturday 13th April, more than 50 jobs are being created.

A spokesperson from B&M said:

“We’re feeling really positive about the creation of more jobs for local people and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.

“We are all really excited to get the doors open and welcome our new customers through the door in the a few weeks.”

Job roles are now advertised on the B&M careers website and range from sales assistant, to floor managers and cleaners.

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