CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COMPETITION
Dolari completed our festive question with this winning thought:
“I think I should switch on the Christmas lights because…I really want my town to look beautiful at night then Santa will be able to see Crowborough from his sleigh.”
Come along and see Dolari light up Crowborough as part of our Christmas Cracker event on Friday (24th November). The fun starts at 3.30pm when Santa’s Grotto opens in the Town Hall, and continues from 4-6pm in the Town Centre with stalls, music and entertainment until Dolari pushes the button at 6pm and lights up our wonderful festive lights. Don’t miss out on this fantastic start to the Christmas season!
ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN
We are delighted to announce our joint ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN with Withyham Parish Council.
Withyham Parish Council and Crowborough Town Council are working in partnership to promote road safety in the local area.
Road safety is a critical issue for all communities, and is of particular concern in the Wealden area which has one of the highest incident rates in the country. The two councils have joined forces to tackle the issue, and are planning a series of events and initiatives, culminating in Road Safety Week, which this year is 20th – 26th November.
The campaign is being supported by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, and includes the opportunity for an Education Officer to visit local schools and speak directly to students about promoting road safety. There will be a poster competition run in the schools, with the winning entries made into posters and displayed outside the schools during Road Safety Week. The campaign has benefitted from a grant from the Safer Wealden Partnership of £1,500 which will be used to fund promotional material and prizes for the competition winners.
The focus on the campaign will be on speed awareness, with Speedwatch groups being involved in recording details of speeding vehicles at key locations across Crowborough, Groombridge and Withyham. Key messages will be communicated via a co-ordinated social media campaign and roadside posters reinforcing the message across the area.
The councils are keen to encourage a long term change in road users’ behaviour and reduce the number of serious incidents involving local residents.
Operation Blitz is a scheme run by Wealden’s Policing Team to address youth anti-social behaviour (ASB). It specifically targets those being disruptive, causing a general nuisance, or committing crime often as a result of alcohol and/or drugs. A team of officers are assigned to the Operation which runs every Friday and Saturday between the hours of 6pm till midnight (hours may increase during summer school holidays). Subscribers receive an email each week prior to the start giving them a number to call to report youth ASB directly to the Blitz Officers, without the need to go via 101. The number is changed each week, according to Officers on duty, and is therefore only for use during the Operation’s hours and only for incidents of this type. The number is for members only and is not intended to be shared with others. During the Operation hours the dedicated team of Officers also patrol the known ‘hot spots’ in the district, between responding to reports.
An update on each weekend’s activity is provided in the community message the following week.To sign up please fill out the form available here .
Use of drones prohibited on council owned land
Following an upsurge in usage of drones on council owned recreation grounds and public open spaces, the Town Council has resolved that the flying of drones on council owned land for recreational or commercial purposes be prohibited.
The reasons for this decision are:
- The close proximity of many of our sites to neighbouring residential and business properties and the potential risk of causing alarm, distress or harassment to occupants
- The proximity to commercial aircraft flight paths cause potential danger to the safety of aircraft
- Potential risk of accidents, injury to other site users or property as a result of use
- Granting permission could leave the Town Council liable for subsequent actions brought about by drone activity when operated from land under our ownership
Exceptions will only be considered where usage of a drone device helps reduce risk in the workplace, i.e. working at height, building survey work, etc.
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