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Now you see it, now you don’t. Mystery of yellow lines in Northgate solved and corrected

The painted double yellow lines that appeared crossing a footpath bamboozled West Sussex County.



Photo: Barry Pelham

But now the mystery has not only been solved it has been rectified as well.

Crawley Homes who are a division of Crawley Council and who look after the council homes and sheltered accommodation came forward and said it was they that had done the work.

Resident Barry Pelham who first brought the lines to our attention caught the moment the council turned up to rectify the situation.

Video by Barry Pelham

When questioned about their actions a spokesperson said:

“The aim was to try to prevent people parking on the pavement that was causing problems for people and in particular the elderly in the sheltered housing from accessing their homes. However, after a discussion with West Sussex County Council we have agreed to remove the lines that cross over the entrance way.”

And remove them they did.

Within a day of our story going out the Crawley Council team had already been to the site and removed the lines that crossed the path and went onto the road.

But Crawley Homes did raise a very valuable issue and one that there has yet to be a solution for, parking.

With more and more homes, both houses and flats, being built in the town the issue is only going to get worst and despite numerous debates within council meetings there has to be a workable solution.


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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