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‘We didn’t meet our own high standards’ says Asda after yoghurt bought in Crawley is 6 weeks out of date

A local resident was shocked when he discovered his purchase was well over a month past its USE BY date.

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One local resident has had an apology from Asda after discovering a yoghurt he bought was over a month past its USE BY date.

The father, who has asked not to be named, went shopping last Friday 21st June at the Crawley town centre Asda. During his shop one of the items he picked up was a yoghurt.

It wasn’t till three days later however that just as his daughter was about to consume it that he discovered that the yoghurt was in-fact six weeks out of date.

The father then went straight back to Asda to inform them, but instead of being helpful and explaining how this would not happen again and providing faith to him that their products were not out of date he says he felt like they didn’t want to know and just wanted to give him money to go away.

“They tried to give me my pound back and offered me a £5 voucher but I was not interested in any money.” he said.

After refusing the money he says the staff member did not offer any explanation of how they would check stock and apparently asked, “If I didn’t trust them, why do I shop in Asda?”

An Asda spokesperson said:

“We take complaints of this nature seriously and have tight processes in place to avoid such incidents.

Unfortunately, on this occasion it seems we didn’t meet our own high standards, but customers can be reassured that our Crawley store has carried out a number of extra checks and we can confirm that this was an isolated incident.

We have apologised to the customer and offered a gesture of goodwill to go some way towards making up for any inconvenience caused.”

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Tributes paid after Tilgate Councillor passes away

Councillor Charles Petts passed away yesterday evening (15th July).

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Councillor Charles Petts recently won a council seat for Tilgate in the May elections after serving as a West Sussex County Councillor for Three Bridges.

Posting on his facebook page Tilgate Councillor Francis Guidera said:

“Yesterday evening I lost one of my best friends to cancer.

We’d been friends since 2006, well before either of us got involved in local politics.

Cllr Charles Petts to most and Jeff to his friends, Jeff was a great guy. A really kind, generous man who lived his Christian faith and smiled at life.

Jeff knew my family really well, knew my kids, knew my mum and dad, and loads of my family. He was a big part of my life.

Whenever I met up with him or whenever he came over to my place (which was very, very regularly) I said the usual “how’s it going?” and he would say “ahk you know, I’m alright, can’t complain”.

Jeff had been battling cancer for a couple of years, and was putting up a great fight, even doing a tough mudder last year, but then very recently, it all changed.

I am heartbroken. I haven’t lost a colleague, I’ve lost a brother, a best friend.

Jeff has left behind a young daughter and a son. I am heartbroken for them too, completely.

I look forward to seeing Jeff in the next life, and until then I will miss him greatly.”

Crawley MP Henry Smith said:

“He was well liked and dedicated and will be a great loss to Crawley.”

Mr Smith also tweeted:

Crawley Conservative Leader Duncan Crow tweeted:

Leader of Crawley Council tweeted:

A statement from Crawley Borough Council said:

“Councillor Charles Petts, ward councillor for Tilgate, died peacefully yesterday evening in St Catherine’s Hospice with his son present.

Charles had been a Crawley Borough Councillor since May and a West Sussex County Councillor for Three Bridges since 2017.”

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